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Imagehaighr
Mar 28, 2010 6:01 AM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
A friend of mine makes all of this beautiful pottery. When she has Cubits figured out I hope she will be here in person to tell you all about her expertise in pottery making.

All of this functional porcelain and stoneware pottery is individually thrown, carved, altered and glazed by Annamarie. She fires her pottery in a gas kiln, in a reduction atmosphere to cone 10. Cone 10 is approximately 2250 degrees.The reduction atmosphere is a process that involves reducing some of the oxygen from the kiln when the pots are red hot. The reduction of oxygen causes a chemical reaction in the clay and glaze materials that produces a variety of different colors in the pottery. The colors in the celadon, blue mist, burgundy red, blue-green and golden glazes that she uses in her pottery are influenced largely by the reduction process.

Annamarie likes to use glazes that have a lot of depth and variety. Many of them provide variations based on temperature( where the piece is in the kiln) amount of reduction and varied thickness of the glaze. Consequently, no two pieces of pottery are exactly the same.

If you would like to see my work please visit her at
http://www.etsy.com/shop/bluemistpottery?ga_search_query=blu...

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ImageHollyAnnS
Mar 28, 2010 10:11 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Oh I just love that! I visited the link (just a quick peek) and the work is beautiful. I have always wanted to do pottery. One of the members of my HGHA is a potter and I have been thinking about finally taking classes. I will have to see how far away she is. Ric did pottery years ago, before we met. I have been doing ceramics for years. Just the easy stuff. Buy some greenware and clean it, paint it. I did have a good sized kiln about 30 years ago. I used it for making ceramic beads and pots for my macrame. It was used when I bought it and and in pretty rough shape but it was good for a couple of years and was used alot. Then I returned to full time work and didn't have the time to make anything so it wasn't getting used and it took up a good bit of space so I finally did get rid of it. Here is something I made a few years ago.

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Imagehaighr
Mar 28, 2010 1:51 PM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
That is beautiful - you should keep up that great work. I am trying to get Annamarie over here, she had a house sized kiln in her backyard! It is really something and she can tell you all about it! I am going to again send her this link and hope she has the time to come by. She has a full-time job like we do and grandbabies and does this on the side and she is really excellent at her work and her paintings are incredible as well! Stay tuned!
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Imagehaighr
Mar 28, 2010 1:57 PM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
Annamarie will get here eventually. She has a converted garage where she does all the throwing and will make anything you desire and then she paints florals as well! What an art!
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Mar 28, 2010 7:10 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Back when I was making my Macrame I got thrown pots from a studio, they had a huge walk in kiln. Don't remember exactly how it was made but it was dome shaped. They had offered me an apprenticeship but I had 3 children under the age of 6 that I would have had to provide daycare for so I could work without any payment other than to sell what ever I made, while apprenticing. Just couldn't do it at the time.
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Imagehaighr
Mar 29, 2010 11:50 AM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
Annamarie's is quite huge and is inside a shed in her backyard. I'll have to ask how much she can fire at one time. It is surely a lot cause it is about the size of my bathroom !
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