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  1. Hello from a newbie to the forums and to ceramics! I’ve read info from the Ceramic Arts Network for a while, but I’ve just joined the forum tonight. I’m an intermediate handbuilder and beginner thrower looking to expand my skill set and absorb as much knowledge as I can! My ceramics teacher is a sculpture artist and not a ceramicist, so while I’ve learned a ton about handbuilding from her, there’s a lot she says she can’t teach me about glaze, special firing techniques, and advanced throwing. I’m looking to build a collection of great, thorough resources (forum posts here, names of
  2. Hey happy to have found this group, looking for beginner info on using a electric kiln. Norman kiln. I know they are out of business and can be serviced. Looking for instructions on first time use, what to place it on top of? What to test with and operating info.. any advice welcome
  3. hello all hope everyone is safe and doing well in these difficult times! i have just joined this community and was hoping you all would be able to help me out. i normally throw on a wheel (where i go take classes) and have been doing so for about a year. i signed up for a membership at a pottery studio because i would love to pursue a career in ceramics. and then this quarantine happened. Sooo, i was maybe hoping to order some clay online and coil build some dinnerware or hand build random figurines. -Do i need a wedging table in order to do this? - how would i go about
  4. Hi everyone! I have taken a few throwing classes and am in love. I really want to purchase a wheel, but I noticed they can go for quite a hefty price. Does anyone have any budget friendly wheels they can recommend? Greatly appreciate it :)
  5. Hello! I have done some pottery in the past in a classroom setting and recently acquired an old electric kiln for a price I couldn't say no too. I've never fired my own pieces before and my husband had to go pick the kiln up for me so I wasn't able to ask the previous owner the many questions I now have. The kiln is small and electric with no visible markings to indicate who made it or what the model is. The only thing that seems to determine if it's on or off is if it is plugged in. As soon as it's plugged in, it heats up and gets going, there is no control panel or on/off switch. It
  6. Hello all, Looking for firing schedules. I have a small manual electric kiln with a kiln sitter and wondering if anyone has a simple, clear firing schedule they follow and could share? I am a beginner trying to learn how to fire for Cone 04 Bisque and then another schedule for Cone 6 Glaze Fire. I am using buff stoneware. Any firing tips appreciated! Thanks so much, Natalie
  7. I took ceramic classes in college and loved it. I quickly became good on the wheel and that is my primary focus, however I also sculpt. I had the pleasure of working with multiple different clays. I primarily used stoneware and porcelain but occasionally earthenware as well. The stoneware I fired at cone 10 and 6 and porcelain at cone 10. I would consider myself a beginner as far as mixing the clays because I never had to do it and all the clay was made for us. I would like to mix my own clay bodies at home because I assume it’s cheaper than buying pre-made clay and I also will have
  8. Hello everyone, Lately I've been keen on getting started on pottery. I guess the creative aspect of it is what attracted me to the concept in the first place, and that I can practically turn it into any piece of art I wish! I haven't begun any practical experience or even laid my hands on clay as of yet, just reading and watching beginner videos every now and then. I do have a local pottery-making studio that offers packaged sessions and they are quite pricy. I'm wondering about turning it into a hobby and I hope I end up liking it when I try it. I am also glad to find this forum tha
  9. Hello, Introduction first. My name is Mara and I have my own Small metalwork studio and make jewelry with unusual things, including ancient beads. I had been In LOVE with the idea of ceramics and pottery since a child and now, for first time I decided that never is too late to start and bought my very first kiln, a firefly Paragon manual seemed less intimidating, and added to the purchase some clay and raku ready to start touching for first time the parcel of heaven that it means to me being able to create things with ceramics. Is so much beauty to create, so many things that can be done!!! SO
  10. Hi ceramics community - looking for your thoughts and guidance here. I just started in ceramics in January this year and love it. I took about (3) months of classes and have been in the community studio 9+ hours a week since I started. Where has this been all my life!? My question: I have set up my home studio on a budget to put more hours in and the last thing I'm missing is a wheel. I've been looking for the past few months and found someone selling a BRENT Model A that - based on research - I've gotten down to a reasonable price. Any suggestions on what I should look/listen f
  11. Hello. I’m new to the world of pottery and so far I’m in love. I’m currently taking a weekly beginners wheel course, but I’d like to really invest my time into the clay. So I’m looking for recommendations on a beginners potter wheel. Below is what I think I’m looking for. Any feedback would be wonderful! Primary use: Hobbyist. Wish List: relatively quite (it doesn’t have to be silent, but at least not sound like a truck), metal bat versus plastic, Can Handle a good amount of clay. I’m a beginner now, but don’t want to “outgrow” my wheel once my skills progress, & variable s
  12. From the album: Copper Dolphin Studio

    A shelf full of my dad's pots. I think he's made as many this week as he has in the whole past YEAR. He overcame a huge hurdle when he started throwing left handed, even though he's right handed. His pots have changed and improved in leaps and bounds. I'm almost as excited for him as if it was me making this progress.
  13. From the album: Wheel Thrown Work, 2015

    On the left is perhaps the seventh or eighth wheel thrown piece I completed. It's a cream pitcher because I knocked against it and bent the lip. On the right is a cream pitcher, deliberately made six months later. I made it in a very similar design with the same color combo because I wanted this side-by-side comparison. It makes me very happy to be able to SEE my progress like this.

    © Copyright Giselle Massey - Giselle No. 5 Ceramics - All Rights Reserved

  14. From the album: Wheel Thrown Work, 2015

    © Copyright Giselle Massey, Giselle No. 5 Ceramics, all rights reserved

  15. From the album: Wheel Thrown Work, 2015

    This is one of my very first wheel-thrown pieces. It's made with Speckled Buff from Laguna and slip trailed with white. Even just in the three months since I threw this I can see a huge leap in both my throwing and slip trailing. So grateful to finally see progress!

    © Copyright Giselle Massey 2015 All Rights Reserved

  16. From the album: Wheel Thrown Work, 2015

    This was my first attempt at "production" (making three of the same size and shape). There is some variation but they turned out clearly a matching set! I was quite pleased. The inside was painted with a creamy yellow engobe before bisque firing, and the outside was decorated with the same engobe and coated with clear before the final firing. I wanted to see if the engobe would end up different colors but it didn't change a bit.

    © Copyright Giselle Massey 2015, all rights reserved

  17. From the album: Wheel Thrown Work, 2015

    Again, one of my first wheel-thrown pieces. Made with Speckled Buff, I painted white slip into the inside of the bowl so the color would show true, then slip trailed a design on the outside in white slip. I was not prepared for the shrinkage! It still throws me off. But this would be a charming hot chocolate cup or great for dessert or ice cream.

    © Copyright Giselle Massey 2015 All Rights Reserved

  18. From the album: Work in Progress

    My very first cream pitcher. Thrown in B-Mix clay from Laguna and decorated with slip trailing and stamped with one of my handmade flower stamps. I plan to glaze it in a creamy peach that will show white over the leaves and dots.

    © Giselle Massey, Giselle No. 5 Handmade, all rights reserved

  19. From the album: Work in Progress

    One of my first wheel thrown latte cups. I made it in Laguna Hawaiian Red and decorated it with slip trailing ... the inside is also painted with white slip so I can use a vibrant color and have it show up true.

    © Giselle Massey, Giselle No. 5 Handmade, all rights reserved

  20. From the album: Work in Progress

    One of my first wheel thrown pieces in Moroccan Sand with white slip trailing.

    © Giselle Massey, Giselle No. 5 Handmade, all rights reserved

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