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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 David Vernon (Pampered Palette) on March 12, 2010 at 4:32pm
Hi Gaby,

Let's start by saying welcome. Now, we do not cook ceramics, we fire in a kiln (just a difference in terminology). If you use acrylics for painting you would use them on ceramic bisque (already fired ceramic clay product). So that would be the same as painting on wood, metal, canvas, etc.

If you want to used a fired product to do ceramics then you use products that are specifically designed to be used in a fired kiln. These would be glazes, underglazes, one strokes, metallics, crystal glazes, etc. These products are for specific use and are meant to be fired at much higher temperatures than 750.

Do not fire acrylics or they actually will burn off the surface. Acrylics are not meant to be fired. I hope this makes sense. If you want additional information about ceramics, please post as Tommy Lee who heads up CAG is available for explanations as well. Again welcome and hopefully I have answered your question.
Comment by Gaby Zucar on March 12, 2010 at 7:56am
Hi David:
I hope to learn more about ceramic arts.
I have a question:
CAG is referred only for artists painting with acrylics or with pigments which are cooked to 750°)?
Because I paint in the two ways and many times I don´t find anyone who gives an explanation about pigments.
thanks in advance
Gaby(from Arg)

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