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Crafts at home

Crafts at home

The molds are much better, the designs are more creative, products are getting better and we have more variety. Creative emphasis is stronger. Glazes, underglazes and overglazes are coming back into focus and the new unleaded glazes. The ceramist person needs to be encouraged to learn how to use them correctly and to capitalize on the many techniques available. We, as shop owners, need to constantly promote change. There is something for everyone.
To keep on doing what we have been doing: to be a better person tomorrow, greet each day with joy and greet each customer with a smile.

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Crafting

Crafting

My youngest daughter has inspired me daily. Having marvelous teachers throughout the years has added to my knowledge. My students range from 30 to 80+ years of age. The majority are retired seniors. Their abilities range from beginner to advanced. We encourage creativity and some students hand-build their own pieces with clay. I feel ihis is a good learning experience and furthers ceramic knowledge based on the individual’s capabilities. Also 1 don’t believe competition and awards are the most important aspect of the ceramics industry. Treating my customers as I would want to be treated, promoting the industry as an art form and instilling creative pride in my students.

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CHRISTMAS IS COMING

CHRISTMAS IS COMING

Porcelain is a demanding medium. It takes a tough kiln to fire beautiful dolls. A kiln that can fire porcelain can easily fire ceramics.
Doll makers expect a lot from their kilns, because they put so much of themselves into a doll.
Donna RuBert, doll sculptress, has made all her dolls in Paragon kilns. She and other doll makers depend on the even heat distribution of Paragon kilns. Porcelain’s narrow temperature range demands it.

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