Request for new forum: "Kiln-Fired Arts (clay, glass, etc.)"

Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA(Zone 9a)

HI DG staff:

There has been a lot of enthusiasm expressed by a fair number of users in support of this new forum. As we discussed the idea among ourselves, we decided that the original request for a Pottery and Ceramics forum might be too narrow. We want to include discussions of fused glass work, copper enameling, and any other art/craft form that uses a kiln. Several of us have participated in discussions in other forums (Artisans, Trash to Treasure, Mosaics and Stained Glass for example) where people are looking for information about how to buy and use a kiln for different types of projects.

Often the postings I've seen in other forums start out with "I'm not sure if this is the place to post, but...."

Here are some of the threads I've found where either support has been shown for this new forum, or there have been posts about kiln-related work:

Hopefully there's enough here to warrant a new forum where we can have a home of our own, and where users with questions about these art forms would quickly find a place to pose their questions!

Thanks for your consideration,


Clarkson, KY

A compilation of names from those of us begging for:
KILN FIRED ARTS 37 and counting!!

--anyone wanting to be added d-mail or post and I'll gladly put you up here.

This message was edited Jan 11, 2009 2:57 PM

(Zone 3b)

grownut~Please add my name to the list~


Oklahoma City, OK

And my name! I think this is an excellent idea & would most certainly perticipate in this forum!


Port Angeles, WA(Zone 8b)

I've been looking for just this kind of forum...please add my name to the list!


This message was edited Jan 8, 2009 7:21 AM

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Count me in.


Mesilla Park, NM

Please count me in also, I've purchased a kiln and it has been sitting there for a couple of months, almost a year because I really don't have the whole picture on firing it up in my brain, it would be great to have some kindred spirits in this arena. Thank you ... this is very exciting.

Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA(Zone 9a)

Here are links to threads I started in three other forums asking if the users would support this new forum.

Trash to Treasure:

Mosaics and Stained Glass:


Interestingly, as of this posting, there has been no response in Artisans, but quite a bit of activity in the other two. I think this is an indicator that the Artisans forum has a very different audience than some of the others!


(Trisha) Olympia, WA(Zone 8a)

definitely interested....count me in!

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9b)

YES YES YES!! add me in.........

panhandle, FL(Zone 8b)

I would LOVE to have a forum for kiln-fired arts! Count me in!!!


Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

Add me to the list please.

Clarkson, KY

{{Hello, Dahl'in'. Nice to see you. It's been a loong tiiiime...}}

Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

{{{ Back at ya Cousin nut}}}

Clarkson, KY

30 names in 26 hours Y'all!! Here's to DG Ollas and KFA!!

Calvert City, KY(Zone 7a)

Oh yeah, I gotta make the ollas. Have to!

Robinson, KS(Zone 5b)

This is right up my alley! Count me in also. I look forward to sharing in, and viewing this forum.

Minneapolis, MN(Zone 4b)

I just put one of my ramblings on the original request here it is.

I think threads will come along as people have questions make something new want to share information. As far as a list of topics there are very many it would be hard to make a list. In sculpting for instance, joining two pieces, coil, slab, carving, shape, form, on and on and that could go for many of the above.

glazing: recipes, application, mixing, deciding which to use for a project, brainstorming what went wrong, temperature etc.

Somehow I missed the comment from Terry about if clay dominated the artisans forum then we would get a forum of our own. Isn't one of the problems that because there isn't a clay forum people end up going to various forums depending on what the use of the object is?

There are a variety of forums where clay work could and does pop up such as; landscaping, container gardening, garden art, garden design, indoor gardening and house plants, rock and alpine gardening, crafts and decorating, mosaics, artisans, I could go through the whole list of forums and add more.

Until this came up I hadn't a clue how many people on Dave's garden there were that were interested in clay. For the most part I have just gone to another web site with questions about clay because it didn't seem like there was a place.

I am going on and on here. What I really want to say if we don't have our "own" forum then it would mean constantly going from forum to forum to see who was out there. Have you ever done a search for clay on DG? Try one.

This message was edited Jan 9, 2009 7:32 AM

East of Nacogdoches, TX(Zone 8a)

Yes! Yes! Yes. I knew something vital was missing.

Orofino, ID(Zone 6a)

Please add me...Deb

Churubusco, IN(Zone 5b)

me too - shelleydar

Maben, MS(Zone 7b)

Add me to the list!

Clarkson, KY


Mableton, GA(Zone 7a)

I'd LOVE it!!!

Clarkson, KY

To all of you who have added your names/voices here...

We have several threads started in Artisans and quite a few people who would like discussions. PLEASE take time to check and chime in or add an idea for a discussion you would like to have input on...I am very interested in everything but am also a rank beginner -I could flood the forum and bore you all to tears. I'm linking Ima's thread here as a good place to go.... And remember there is also interest in glass work, enameling and other mixed applications...

Menifee, CA(Zone 9a)

Please add me to your list!
Walk In Beauty!

Clarkson, KY


Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

And here you go:

Central, AL(Zone 7b)

I'm so happy! Our dream comes true!!! Wooohoooo!!!

Port Angeles, WA(Zone 8b)

THANKS to Imapigeon and Grownut for taking the steps to initiate the new forum and a very BIG THANK YOU to admin for giving it to us! WOO HOO!

Payson, AZ(Zone 7a)

Yes a BIG thanks to all of you that did the work. It's great. Now we can go places and have lots of fun with all the info and ideas.

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9b)

And I can learn!!

Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA(Zone 9a)

outta---it was all jcoats123's idea; she started the whole campaign; I'd never even THOUGHT of a separate forum....LOL!

Menifee, CA(Zone 9a)

Whoops of Joy!

Clarkson, KY

What Ima said!! Had jcoats123 not put that out there...and had Ima not followed it up!!

Port Angeles, WA(Zone 8b)

Well, then, a great big THANKS and a cosmic {{{{{{{HUG}}}}}}} to jcoats, but also to you two, Ima and Grow, who followed through! See you at the new forum!

Minneapolis, MN(Zone 4b)


panhandle, FL(Zone 8b)

Many thanks to all who worked for this and to Admin for giving it to us!! WooHoooooo!!!!!

Barb :)

Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA(Zone 9a)

AND to zen for keeping us on track posting so we could show all our activity---and for sharing her knowledge & experience! I'm so excited about this....

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