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    Saint Augustine Florida
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    Weaving watercolors pastels oils jewelry making ceramics glass warm and hot . Good at weaving and watercolors. Politics . Child raising. Family. The planet.

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    Hoola Hoop Girl

    Sculpture made from porcelain paperclay (self made paperclay)
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    First firings

    Cone 6 stoneware fired w cone 6 commercial glazes to cone 7 (oops!)
  3. Hi Alice : are you firing to cone 05 (1915 degrees f) or cone 5 (2185 degrees f)? Potters choice are cone 5/6 glazes...
  4. There is another point I would like to make: space. I have no space left to put a new mug, and hand made ones are bigger , odder shaped. A vase sits out, a cruet can sit out, it doesn't need personal space , it is decoration, fits two purposes, also can be given as a gift if in desperation. If you had nestling mugs, or mugs w their own hook, or mugs that decorated when not being used.... Handmade tend to have the handle jut out, and that might require that I throw out 2 mugs, plus be careful of it.
  5. I am cheap! Everything is on sale when I buy it. That being said, I rarely see pottery in my neck of the woods that I would even turn over to see the price, just not to my taste at all. Last week I was in a little shop that only sells the eclectic , I saw some matte pottery ( I have a real thing for matte pottery). In the mix was a beautiful matte green tea mug, light green of the sea, with 3 breaks of tan brown slashes, perfect gloss liner inside. The texture and colour and shape just gelled w my sensibilities.It helped that there wasn't any other mugs there. I bought it for $24, felt like it was a steal. I knew i was not going to keep it, it was a definite tea mug, large orifice, I drink coffee, it would have cooled my coffee too fast. I took it to a friend within the hour. i would probably have spent $30. I feel bad because it was retail:what could the guy who made it seen? $15? I could tell it took him years to get there, the glaze was within 1mm of the bottom, had a pebbly, buttery feel. I think if you are going to price well made stuff, you have to price it to stay in business , make a profit . Otherwise that mug will just not be there, and to me that is sad. Jolie
  6. bravo! What a well excited idea! With your permission I will attempt, hopefully with half the style that you have shown, and I will be well pleased!
  7. We have a couple of tile murals here in saint Augustine themed around st Augsburg history. The kids did an excellent job. Want me to take pics?i would have thought Spanish conquering of the new world boring , but the tiles are great.

    1. Cavy Fire Studios

      Cavy Fire Studios

      My ancestors made beautiful terracotta works until the Spaniards came along and kinda wiped most of them out. They really adapted their own aesthetic to get around the religious and political censorship, though. Lots of hidden messages and stuff. :3

    2. Denice


      I would love to see pictures of them. I make tile murals and always interested in other styles.

    3. Marko


      I would love to see them.

  8. jolieo

    Currie Tiles

    Very nice! The test tile looks like art!
  9. Underglazes are the color. They are similar to oxides, except oxides are reactive to the chemistry around them, either in the clay or the glaze or both. Underglazes are made non reactive. They are also usually the color they will be albeit not the same intensity. They can be left unglazed, but I think they are just decorative at that point. They probably would be in danger of abrasion or wear. A glaze is almost a glass that is melted on to the ceramic in either it's green ware state or its bisque state.glass has to be compatible in what shrinkage and expansion each glass has .if too far apart , they come apart. Clay and glaze have those same issues, plus other issues to do with the clay body. So glazes don't always work even if They are fired to the same cone . Some clays have fluxes, or chemicals that become fluxes in them and they become self glazing. Wood fired kilns can glaze the vessels in the kiln through a deposit of wood ash on the vessels. Adding salt to kiln (not electric unless made for it, ruins the elements) glazes it too. Since clays and glazes have a lot of the same things in them, clays can almost become glazes if chemicals are introduced . The purpose of bisqueing is so that the ceramic is still able to accept the colorant and the glaze but not be as fragile as greenware. Once the vessel has been fired to the point of maturity ( so it is completely fused on a molecular level) It is all but impossible to put glaze on (. I don't know about oxides or underglaze- perhaps they might take if there was tooth). Glaze would slide off I think. Dealing with clay is chemistry or alchemy or both. I think I might learn a few chants to get thing more on my side. Nah it would probably backfire! Jolie
  10. WOW! Absolutely Beautiful.
  11. Absolutely beautiful! Bravo!
  12. Wow ! What fun ! Please write about the process, I am impressed.
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