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  1. Hello! My name is Rebekah and I'm currently working on a wonderful project that cover's the 'Arts and Crafts Movement' from the late 19th - early 20th century for BBC. At present we're looking to source an authentic Victorian kick wheel from this time period or ideally an original kick wheel to feature in our Arts doc. I am an artist myself however I thought it wiser to approach my fellow creatives in the ceramic community with this hoping that somebody out there is able to advise on the best way to approach the search. Any help would be greatly appreciated, my contact details
  2. FRANZ Rising Star Project is a scholarship project held by the top porcelain brand in Taiwan – FRANZ Collection Inc. https://www.franzcollection.com.tw/en The aim of the project is to ease students’ financial burden, due to the high expenses for making their artworks and pursuing their porcelain design dreams. 100 artworks would be chosen and we would reimburse USD$ 1,000 each for their outstanding performance and hard work, as our token of appreciation. Qualifications: 1. The applicant must be a current student studying in 2018 or a new 2018 graduate. 2. The artwork itse
  3. Hello! I had a couple of pieces that, freakishly, dried just fine...evenly...even thickness...all around good slab pieces... cracked in the kiln! I fired at the correct temp and somehow this happened. I've read about magic mud...and I was under the impression that it could be used on bisque fired pieces. However, my instructor told me that it couldn't? I wanted to see what everyone thought?
  4. I am brand new to sculpting and I need to get a few more pieces in my portfolio to get accepted into an art program. I decided to begin using ceramics and earth clay instead of oven-bake polymer clay and I really need help on how to keep my clay from cracking around my armature. I don't know what materials are safe in a kiln and what materials will make my clay explode. I sculpted a hand with a wire armature and as it was drying it started to crack. I looked it up and found out that I need to have room for shrinkage and ways to help is to wrap newspaper around the wire. Is it safe to put newsp
  5. Handbuilding Laboratory There are two distinct stages to acquiring technique: The first is to learn it, the second is to forget it. We will review of the basics of hand built ceramics then blur the lines. Emphasis will be placed on gaining a deeper understanding of the clay itself, establishing a paradigm of creative problem solving and developing a personal set of integrated methods that accomplishes our artistic goals. ALL LEVELS Session runs August 1 – 5, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days. $470 tuit
  6. Hello, Everyone. I'm looking for a week-long (approx) ceramic workshop someplace warm in March, April or May 2018. Anywhere! Thank you in advance for your suggestions. These are the kinds of things that I enjoy making, but I'd be happy to experiment with something new.
  7. It has been a long time since I have done anything with molds as I am mainly a wheel thrower. I have a plaster fruit bowl mold (hump mold over a year old but have never used it before until now) and my clay won't release from it and I'm scared that if I don't take it off soon that it will crack (its been on the mold for almost a full day uncovered). I can't get it off, what should I do? And how do you keep your clay from sticking to your plaster molds?
  8. Art Students League of Denver Please join us for our upcoming workshop “Abstract Archetypes” with Marty Fielding (https://martyfielding.com/ ) April 26, 2018 - Artist Talk -- 6 -7:30 pm April 27, 2018 - delecTABLE Exhibit Artists Reception with Marty in attendance -- 5:30-8:00pm April 28-29, 2018 - Demonstration Workshop -- 9 am- 4 pm During his slide lecture, Marty will speak about his career, philosophy and approach to working with clay. His demo workshop will explore slab building techniques for constructing functional pots such as cups, dishes and pouring vessels and su
  9. From the album: Raku

    On Tuesday some friends helped me install the new lid with counter weight in my kiln shed. On Monday same friends dugs a hole for gravel for my raku kiln. I filled it with gravel and laid the half cinder blocks. After I put the cinderblocks down, they moved the frame in place. Today I raised the floor to a double cinderblock height . This weekend I will work of the stainless steel chamber lined with fiber. Beautiful weather after our early snow last week.
  10. From the album: Gas Kiln

    Well thanks to the community here I loaded this kiln and I believe I solved my problem of not having enough air flow in-between the shelves. Thanks everyone who helped, the kiln is firing right now so hopefully it turns out perfectly.
  11. From the album: Favorites

    Goblets are just plain fun to make. This is another of my signature patterns. I love the combination of glazes and engobes on this piece. Wheel thrown, with engobe and sgraffito. Commercial glazes, fired to ^6 electric.

    © Firenflux

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