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  1. Thank you so much everyone for all your helpful replies. I looked into the subject further and am pretty sure I'm going to ask my friend to bring me Amaco's Teacher's Palette...just red, blue, yellow, black and white. From there I can mix whatever colour I choose and all the work will be food safe! I am super excited to expand into the ceramic medium for both useful and infinitely creative work! I know these are not underglazes, but I do believe I will be able to do some sgrafitto type work as well as painting with these. Can't wait!!! And yes, Bciske those plates really are stunning. Kudos to the artist who did them!
  2. Dear esteemed Ceramic Artists, I am a novice potter with a history in painting. I live in Brazil where supplies are very expensive and I am operating on a budget. I have a friend visiting from the States and I would like her to bring me some glazes. My question is this: I will be using a low fire kiln and want to get a good range of glazes to make foodsafe pieces. I want to be able to mix colours and paint images with glaze -(it has been suggested I get majolica style glazes to be able to paint on the pieces and see the results). I have been trying to understand the terms and the huge variety of products out there and that brings me to you... for example, AMACO has a series of glazes called Teacher's Pallet which suggests that you could mix their red with yellow and achieve an orange. I want to be able to see what I am painting and I want the colour on the unfired piece to look the same when I fire it. I would appreciate any advice that would help me put together a "beginner's kit" that would allow me to mix and create a full spectrum of colours. What products or manufacturers could you suggest for me? Thank you VERY much for your time.
  3. Hi ceramic arts daily folks! I am new to pottery and have a friend who has a low temperature electric kiln. We are in Brazil where it is hard or very expensive to get kiln supplies. If I were to use a porcelain (not ceramic) tile with the back side facing up, would this work? My fears are tile glaze melting, tile cracking....any advice would be helpful. Thank you in advance.
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