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  1. The colleges are the ones that want college teaching experience. I wasn't looking to teach at a k-12 level but if thats what is need to get a job at a college I would be willing to do it. Thank you Jessica that is not something I had ever heard about but it sounds like it might be something that would be extremely helpful for me in finding a direction and focus.
  2. When you say craters do you mean the glaze was bubbling up while in the kiln or that it was pock marked when you removed it? I fire with an old electric that we have stuck some gas burners and fans under and when it starts to bubble i increase the oxygen and it disappears. I'm not entirely sure what causes that but it has proved very successful and given great results. I am fairly certain that we never go above 1900 and the pots are glowing orange when they are pulled out. Also i have seen several people talk about trying a thinner application of glazes on raku pots to get similar results. I tested two different consistencies with a copper sand glaze and actually achieve a much more lustrous finish with the thinner glaze.
  3. I wouldn't mind teaching in a public school or something of that nature but all the jobs i saw wanted experience in a college setting. Would teaching at an arts center or something of that nature be considered applicable experience? or even teaching ceramics at a high school level?
  4. I have a Facebook page. Trying to focus on one thing is a difficult thing for me. This last year I am really try to figure out a way to somehow combine my interest into a single area but it is extremely difficult because I really enjoy several of them and find it difficult to focus on one for an extended period of time. I really don't want to specialize so much because I feel like having the varied skill set is something that will be useful along with the fact that it can give me a wider area of employment. If it is really necessary I suppose I could try to specialize more but if possible I'd prefer to avoid it.
  5. I am going to graduate with a BFA from BYU-Idaho at the end of this year. My primary goal is to teach at a university level. I know that I need to get my MFA in order to do this. Before that I would like to earn some money and gain some more experience in the field of ceramics and sculpting. My questions are these: What are good schools to attend to acquire an MFA? I am not a very specialized artists (e.g. I do a wide variety of things rather than just focusing on one. Sculptures, Book Binding, Assemblies, Traditional Pottery with carving and abstract form vases) and would like to continue to pursue these various areas to some degree. Are there school that would encourage that and which would they be or would that be something that I would be doing on my own? While looking at job opportunities for sculptors/ceramicists, especially in the area of teaching, it seems that all that involve teaching something other than elementary school and summer camps require that you have previous teaching experience. What opportunities are there to acquire this experience? Is it possible to get a teaching aid position and get paid less but get the work hours or some form of internship at a community college or something of that nature. Thank you in advance for your help. Josh
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