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About jolieo

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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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  1. jolieo

    Hoola Hoop Girl

    Sculpture made from porcelain paperclay (self made paperclay)
  2. jolieo

    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 i
  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. Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      I would love to see them.

  8. Below are some recipes I found online. Just from scanning and no true knowledge( I am a beginner) , you might not have enough soda in there for it to act as a flux or melter. You don't need to keep going up and down with temperature. You do need to get a temperature that melts the ingredients. Weird ( to me) thing about clay is a lot of the ingredients have a very high melting point on my here own, but if some of another ingredient is added, it melts at a much lower temperature. Egyptian paste recipes very somewhat. Generally, about 60% of the body will be non-plastic material; there wi
  9. jolieo

    Currie Tiles

    Very nice! The test tile looks like art!
  10. 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
  11. Absolutely beautiful! Bravo!
  12. Wow ! What fun ! Please write about the process, I am impressed.
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