Originally Posted by Ali012281
Oh I love pottery!! I was thinking of getting my own wheel when DH and I decided to come into the army again. That's just too bulky to move around with us. They have a ceramics class here on post that I was thinking of trying.
Have you ever tried ceramics??
This always confuses me a bit. Technically any fired piece is ceramics, but the term seems to mean to many people working with the slipcast greenware and/or bisqueware so that it's more a decorative art rather than a creative art? (Not knocking it, just a different discipline where the piece is more of a blank canvas as it were rather than a raw lump of clay that you have to make into
a canvas.) Is that right? If so, no, I've not tried any of that specifically although I've thought china painting looked intriguing. The stuff I was working with was mid-fire mostly, fired to stoneware temps of cone 5 or 2200* more or less. The kiln I bought second hand is an older one without any bells or whistles and firing was very much a seat of your pants affair (that's why it's more or less
!) If I ever come up with a couple of extra thousand dollars, ahahaha, I'd love to get one of the newer computer controlled models.