Hello I signed up about a month ago and ceramics is something I would like to be a part of. I do two main types of ceramics, I carve plaster and make molds that then gets filled with slip and I do lifecasting. I have a lifecasting piece that is ready for a glaze firing. I painted the glaze on it about 15 years ago when Belchers ceramics (who was firing my art at the time) decided my art was too racey for them and I never found a good replacement with a big enough kiln, odd because they fired the bisque of that piece. Given that experience I want to ask if lifecasting artwork is allowed? I have a lot of backlog pieces that I would like to pour and get fired after my glaze piece. I am happy to send pics if that is needed to make a determination. It would be easier to do from my cell just DM me for my number.
I also have several items that may be of use to the ceramics group.I purchased two big kilns over a decade ago (I still know virtually nothing about kilns or how to operate them). and have only ever turned one of them on just to see if it would power on which it did.
Paragon TNF 283 w DTC 600 program thingy (never even turned on but told it works from the chap I purchased it from). This kiln is huge.
Duncan Energy Saver Automatic kiln EA-820 The Teacher-Plus (this one came on and got warm before I shut it off).
I also have a slip tub with “gas pump” handle.
I know you guys have a lot of kilns already so let me know if you are interested in any of the above.
I hope to finally get some of this artwork processed. I am mad at myself for letting Belchers win and shutting down my artwork. Hope DMS is the place to get it done.