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Hello from Oregon

by Firebug Pottery » Dec 25th, '10, 14:38

Hello, I am a new member, I am a potter living in Eugene, oregon. I have been a potter for about 7 years, and am just starting to make tea wares, and learning about the way of tea. I am really interested in local materials, as well as how the clay influences the tea. I have found some really nice deposits of red/purple clays here in our volcanic area, some very similar to Banko pots. I am very curious about the difference between reduction fired vs. oxidation fired teapots, as well as firing temperatures influence. I have clays that can easily withstand 1260 degrees, and was curious if it is bad to fire this high. Anyone have thoughts on this? Also, any thoughts on reduced vs. oxidized? One thing I haven't seen discussed is that if you get iron hot enough, even in oxidized firing, it naturally decomposes to reduced form, is this the same effect? Looking forward to some interesting conversations.

Jayme Allen
Eugene Oregon

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Dec 25th, '10, 16:39
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Re: Hello from Oregon

by Victoria » Dec 25th, '10, 16:39

Welcome to the forum, I'll defer the technical questions to our TeaArtisans.
Nice to have you with us!

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Re: Hello from Oregon

by Chip » Dec 26th, '10, 00:04

Hi Jayme and welcome to TeaChat. I hope we can all learn a little together! Lots of great topics under TeawareArtisan of TeaChat! You could post your question here:

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=11798

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Dec 29th, '10, 12:23
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Re: Hello from Oregon

by hopeofdawn » Dec 29th, '10, 12:23

Yay, more local ceramic artists! I hope we see some of your work when you get it done. :)

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Dec 29th, '10, 12:58
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Re: Hello from Oregon

by nonc_ron » Dec 29th, '10, 12:58

Firebug Pottery wrote:Hello, I am a new member, I am a potter living in Eugene, oregon. I have been a potter for about 7 years, and am just starting to make tea wares, and learning about the way of tea.
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Dec 29th, '10, 13:04
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Re: Hello from Oregon

by TwoPynts » Dec 29th, '10, 13:04

Greetings and Salutations from FL!
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Dec 29th, '10, 15:44
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Re: Hello from Oregon

by geeber1 » Dec 29th, '10, 15:44

Yay! Nice to see another Oregonian here on TeaChat!

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