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Inspiration can build anything, and competition inspires inspiration. How do you feel about competition?

Started by Ceramic Artist Guild Mar 12, 2010. 0 Replies

I have been a Master Art Judge for over 25 years. There is nothing that stimulates people to perfect their art form like a properly judged art competition. I know, I am also an avid competitor when…Continue

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Comment by Ceramic Artist Guild on September 9, 2010 at 8:51pm
Cag Ceramicartistguild September 9 at 5:38pm
In the next week we will be selecting the cover art for 2 upcoming issues of CERAKANVAS.
The first is for our "SPOOKTACULAR FALL" edition. We are after something that is fall, that is spooky, and that is apectacular! Really we are after something that is very fall and/or halloween oriented.We need the Spooktacular Fall submissions by next Monday. Please send a jpeg in an e-mail to
the second is for our "Winter Wonderland" edition. We are looking for a Christmas or Winter Holiday themed piece that is very captivating. We need your submission by Sept. 25. PLease send a jpeg attachment to an e-mail and send it to
We look forward to seeing what you got to offer
Comment by Pat Lackey on April 5, 2010 at 9:34pm
It pleases me to know that CAG has picked up the ICA judging with a new makeover. Hopefully qualified judges will stimulate the shows and bring many perks to our industry.
Comment by Ceramic Artist Guild on April 3, 2010 at 7:10pm
Wow, this is a great group with lots of very talented people! hat did you create for Easter, share your pictures!
Comment by Gaby Zucar on March 13, 2010 at 6:02pm
Hi T. Lee reading what you write, yes,I need someone who works with china painting.
My main problem is the mixing between two colours, as some of them getting muddy after the firing.
thanls in advance
Gaby(from Arg)
Comment by Eileen Weeks on March 13, 2010 at 4:57pm
I love painting ceramics, and doing it as a family with kids, grandkids and greatkids!
Comment by David Vernon (Pampered Palette) on March 12, 2010 at 10:44pm
Thanks loads Tommy. Between the two of us, we can get most questions answered.
Comment by Ceramic Artist Guild on March 12, 2010 at 8:59pm
When you refer to pigments that are fired I assume you are speaking of "dry" china paints. These are mixed with essence or water depending on the type and purpose. They are then fired, usually multiple times in a kiln at what is known as CONE 018 to 021 depending on the pigment, and base solution. There are also real metallic and irradescent paints in these catagories, though come already in their suspension agent. China painting is done a porcelain or china blank and may or may not be glazed. If you china paint on low fire bisque (earthenware) you must paint on top of a fired glaze surface, gloss or matt, If this is the direction you are interested in I will connect you with someone who works with china pigments in the painting. Hope this helps.
Tommy Lee
Comment by Gaby Zucar on March 12, 2010 at 8:32pm
Thanks David, I will do that
Comment by David Vernon (Pampered Palette) on March 12, 2010 at 7:25pm

Not a problem at all. I do not know anything about porcelain firings however, if I were you I would post the question to the site or to CAG. Someone on CAG should be able to give you an answer. So you know, CAG stands for Ceramic Artist Guild so the group is made up of ceramicists and someone should be doing porcelain firings. Tommy Lee is the group leader and he is a member here as well. You can post a message to him and he would get you an answer.
Comment by Gaby Zucar on March 12, 2010 at 5:28pm
Hi David:
Thanks for your advices, sorry but I placed one word for another, I meant fire the product with porcelain pigments and I wrote cook the product,englisi is not my language and sometimes I forget the real word.............. is that make sense?
I asked about porcelain pigments(3rd fire or onglaze), because some of them are changing

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