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  1. @Min Apologies! I didn't mean I would be using it on this piece. 90% of what I do is purely decorative, and I'm always looking for more ideas on surface treatment. Totally different thoughts edit: just looked through that thread you shared. it sounds like fun but that was a short lived excitement! i'd rather stick to my powdered frit
  2. Hi again! I saw a few posts relating to where to get your BFA in ceramics, but they were all circa 2012, and there weren't many school options. Does anyone have some more recent ideas of good ceramic undergrad programs? I'm based out of Portland, Oregon but I'm more than willing to go nearly anywhere for the right program. I'm used to/fluent in ^10 firings, glaze and clay mixing, raku, wood fire, soda & salt fire, and kiln construction and repair (to an extent). I mainly do handbuilding and slab work, not to mention sculpture in many different media, but I'm also familiar with wheel throwing, slip casting, etc. Little bit of background - I've been in college for nearly four years , I'm just about to be 20 years old now (started college early), I've been doing ceramics for fun since I was 14, and seriously/professionally (ie gallery shows and sales) since I was 17. I have also spent the last two years as a lab tech in the ceramics studio at my community college and have been auditing the class and racking up college credits as I go. I have three associates degrees; one AA, one AS, and one AGS. End game I'll be teaching ceramics either at the college level or in my own studio with my own classes. That's a whole different ballpark and will probably come later in life. My professional career seems fairly straightforward, I'm well aware that the job market is relatively small and slow moving, but I have the drive, portfolio and resume to kick major a$$ in terms of job competition. I'm also expecting to be a full time studio tech for quite a few years before I start teaching because it seems like that's how it normally works. My biggest concerns are 1. facilities/instructors and 2. tuition & financial aid availability. I'll also be going for an MFA afterwards, my ultimate goal being Alfred (but that's pretty far-fetched), but I'll start a new discussion post in a couple years for that one. Thank you all in advance!
  3. I hadn't thought about using real glass at all actually; this is a gorgeous piece! i live near the coast so I might try to find some sea glass shards and see what the minerals do in the kiln. Thank you so much for this input!
  4. visual piece, it’s part of a backflow incense burner
  5. Hey everybody! Brand new member but seasoned artist (to an extent). I have a very specific thought/question in mind that I cannot for the life of me find the answer to on google. I'm wanting to use some sort of high silica and/or high flux glaze to intentionally pool INSIDE the bottom of a bowl to make a sort of clear water effect. Would Shaner clear do just fine? or should I alter the recipe of some other clear glaze? Mix a whole new one? How thick can I make the glaze before it doesn't come out right? For best results should I pour it in layers or all at once? I fire at ^10 so high fire glazes is what I'm talking about. I've seen it done with crystallines but never just a standard low craze clear. Let me know what you got!
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