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  1. You might be better with china paint, rather than under or over glaze. It's fired on to a very low temperature (relative to ceramics), and it's colour response is similar to watercolours in that you build up layers and the only white you use is the paper (or tile) behind the paint. Same stuff fine china is painted with. Under and overglaze techniques can be tricky on a commercial tile, because what you lay down won't look the same after it's fired, and it takes a fair bit of practice and testing.

    I know where to find it in Canada, but maybe someone else here can chime in with a source south of the 49th?

    I have used the Amaco ODC overglaze decorating colors directly onto commercial glaze tiles. I used them first for test tiles for all the colors and then the ones using 3110 or gerstley borate with stains. I fired to 04. These fused well and the colors were good.

    No problem applying to the glaze fired tile. I lated used them for a kitchen mural for a commission. 


  2. Welcome to the forum, Jothamhung


    here are some great books in the order of their publication:


    Mastering ^6 Glazes by Ron Roy and John Hesselberth

    ^6 Glazes by Michael Bailey

    Mid-range Glazes by John Britt


    There are also Glaze board on social Media 

    and CAD now ICAN the host for this site has subscriptions for magazines and this https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/magazines-subscriptions/ceramic-recipes/

    So there is a lot of information out there.



  3. Hi Marcia,


    Yes, although Ian did pass away in 2011, his work was very influential and his books including "Revealing Glazes" are still highly regarded.  I think you can get this and his other book on his website by the way at  ian.currie.to  


    His techniques are very accessible and offer a straightforward way to go beyond simple line and triaxial blending and begin to really understand what makes glazes tick - and discover heaps of new ones!  I am only just now discovering its potential, not only to fix my own existing glazes, but also to use native materials to get some new glazes into the stable.


    I know that there are a number of people out there who are very familiar with his methodology, and continue to use it or at least recommend it, including some on these very forums.  I think it is too much to hope for that there would be forums dedicated only to his methodololgy, but what I am hoping is that those current practitioners of his method (few though they may be) might have gravitated to a home somewhere in cyberspace to collaborate.   


    Any other thoughts out there?





    I have his book revealing glazes. He sent it to me as a present. 

    I know his work very well.I have his other book as well.



  4. Here's  some 

    Lots of technological advances being made by young people plus interesting alternative firing work.


    Jennifer McCurdy, http://jennifermccurdy.com    US

    Wally Assenburgh                                 recently moved to US

    Jane Jermyn  http://www.janejermynceramics.com   Ireland 

    Ester Beck http://www.esterbeckceramics.com     Israel

    Russel Fouts http://users.skynet.be/russel.fouts/    Belgium

    Shamai Sam Gibsh   https://www.facebook.com/shamai.gibsh?pnref=lhc.friends   Israel

    Marta Matray  https://www.facebook.com/marta.matray?fref=ufi    Hungarian in US

    Chris Willis Î‘μεÏικανική ΓεωÏγική Σχολή    in Greece

    Evelyne  http://www.schoenmann-ceramics.ch/evelyne_schoenmann Switzerland

    Richard Notkin http://artaxis.org/richard-notkin/  US

    Perry Haas http://www.perryhaasceramics.com  US

    Corrie Bains https://www.facebook.com/corriebainceramics/ Greek in Barcelona

    Matt Fiske https://www.facebook.com/corriebainceramics/  US

    Jessica Putnam-Phillips http://www.jessicaputnamphillips.com  US  saw her work at NCECA 2017

    Jose Ramos   Spain

    Miguel Molet   http://www.miguelmolet.com/en/home/ Spain 

    Jasmine Deluca 

  5. I loved the Hermitage when I was there in 1991. those are some great examples of early Italian Majolica and Italian Renaissance Majolica from Faenza and maybe Gubbio.and other centers.
    I never got to see those when I was there. great photos, Chris. DId you get to the Ethnografic museum of the Soviet Union which had cover 11 time zones and way more ethnic cultures. That was amazing too. It may have gone the way of the Soviet Union.Lucky you. I hope you had a great trip. When I was there there were food lines and the toilet paper in the Hermitage was little bits of paper looked like maybe from a phone book.. RIght after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Latvia would not supply the toilet paper. Glad things have improved greatly. I went with a group of ceramic artist as guests of the soviet artists union. We were fortunate to eat dinners at the artists' union hall, former palace of the brother of the Czar. TImes have changed. Still a very beautiful city built by the same architect as Helsinki. Almost mirror images of each other in there centers from their high periods.


  6. when I wrote my thesis in 1973, much of my work was around Adelaide Robineau and Taxile Doat. My resource named the "Women's University" in St. Louis. Suffrgette era. I need to go look for my thesis and find that notation. can't find any mention of it now. It was on a level of Newcomb pottery at Tulane in New Orleans. 


  7. I was part of an Anthropology group that presented recent research at the American Anthropology Association meetings "Current Research in Ceramic Materials dedicated to Frederick Matson, from Penn State who wrote Ceramics and Man  . One research paper discussed using medical anthropology analyzing human teeth to determine when pots were introduced for cooking. The research was in Northern Japan. Interesting ideas. And much earlier than had been previously  thought. That was in the 80s and 90s. 


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