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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

by elmstudios » Sep 30th 09 3:56 pm

Hi All! Lots of new glaze tests coming out of the kiln now...would love your input...I am experimenting with various shapes and sizes as well....
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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

by Victoria » Sep 30th 09 4:10 pm

Beautiful Ericka!! I was going to write you and ask if you ever work in any pastel shades! Lovely!

I love this one too:

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by Littlepig2 » Sep 30th 09 11:55 pm

That shino sky is a lovely thing.

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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

by elmstudios » Oct 29th 09 11:21 pm

Thanks so much! A friend of mine who is a stained glass artist just gave me 4 large boxes of all of her scraps of glass...The most beautiful colors to work with!!! I cannot wait to start playing...every color imaginable!

Yes I do pastel colors, some of my other forms that are currently in my shop are in some of my lighter glaze combinations...I seem to be drawn to earthtones and turquoise though....

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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

by Victoria » Oct 30th 09 12:07 am

Ohhhh I can't wait either!! Got any violet in there???

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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

by Mrs. Chip » Dec 29th 09 3:25 pm

A few of Ericka's new and as always gorgeous works just arrived at our home!!! Stunning to look at and wonderful to hold.

Pictures to follow courtesy of the mod. :wink:

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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

by David R. » Jan 18th 10 10:11 am

Hi !

I would love to order these ceramics. Unfortunatly, Elm Studios do not ship in Europe... Poor me...

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by Victoria » Jan 18th 10 6:16 pm

Guess you need a friend in the USA to ship to, who will then forward to you. Where there is a will there is a way. :)

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by elmstudios » Jan 25th 10 9:40 pm

I am sorry, just happened to catch this thread! I do in fact ship to Europe, I have shipped to Italy, Germany and England in the last month...please convo me with your location for a shipping fee if you are ever interested! Thank You!
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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

by elmstudios » Jan 25th 10 9:42 pm

Victoria,

Yes I do in fact have violet in there! Not sure if you will still be interested...but just to answer your question! :-) ericka

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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

by Victoria » Jan 25th 10 9:48 pm

Thanks Ericka, I'll convo you on Etsy about a custom piece.
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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

by Seeker » Jan 26th 10 5:44 am

Wondering about possible lead in the glass? :shock:
If recycled, how can one know?

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by Geekgirl » Jan 26th 10 6:02 am

I think she generally uses recycled bottle glass, not leaded crystal. :D

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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

by Seeker » Jan 26th 10 7:08 am

That may be the case GG, but I had a very reputable ceramicist warn me about a chawan I shared a photo of that had a glass bottom/chadamari (not made by any of the artisans on this board) - the ceramicist wanted me to know that some artists will use glass marbles to form those "pools" and that some marbles contain dangerous amounts of lead. The ceramicist suggested I might consider contacting the artist who made the chawan and finding out.
So, that made an impression on me, and this led me to wonder about other "cheap/inexpensive/less trackable" glass sources - and what they might contain, how they might have been colored etc.
Thus my question.
I'm pretty sure we don't want to be messin' with lead, at least I don't.

Does anyone/any artist know if lead is ever used in bottle making or whether one should be concerned about 'recycled glass'?

Also - how can one tell if that gorgeous "glass pool" chadamari is transformed ash or glass added to the piece and fired? Are there telltale signs?

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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

by Chip » Jan 26th 10 3:51 pm

I would suggest allowing Ericka to repond here as it pertains to her work.

The general discussion is seemingly more likely and appropriately to occur here: http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... 15#p143061