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"Did you say 'hello'?"
"No, I said, 'allo! But that's close enough."

I'm a potter east of Asheville, NC (just starting out) who wanted to add metal to my porcelain work, and have another medium to work in. Thought I'd get my "first post" bubble burst and out of the way. I'm in my first class at Haywood Community College getting my fingers singed. I figured the "feet wet" analogy doesn't really apply nearly as much as it does with pottery, unless of course I slosh something pretty aggressively in the quenching bucket. ;)

Loving it so far, even if it's frustrating at times wrapping my head around understanding how a new media works. Definately a different approach needed from working on a potter's wheel! I'm getting there, though.

A friend in my hometown (Morganton) told me about this forum, and here I am. *waves* Heya, everyone!

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Welcome to the forum.

Welcome aboard ...glad to have you.

Clicking on "User CP" at the top of the page and editing your profile to show your location will go a long way towards helping folk close to you find you. IFI is represented by members from more than 50 countries and a lot of info is location specific.

Next to finding someone close to help teach you the craft you can read and talk to folk here. All we ask is the occasional picture of what you're doing. ;)

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Hello. I have an old Paragon kiln, and all the parts for a wheel. Might work on some pottery over the xmas break. Also thinking of making some metal frames and permanently slumping glass into them to make bowls or something. But before doing that, I have some new tool steel to make into woodworking chisels, and maybe a utility knife.

I'm in Colorado now, but lived in Morganton for a long time (1980s), and am working on a cabin out hwy 64 near South Mountain SP.

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