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Using Mica in Pottery and Ceramics

I get asked many questions about this. Not being an experienced potter I thought i would learn as much as I could so I could refer customer to a credible source. Here is a great article from Ceramics Network. If you want to read the whole article click on the link. To learn more about mica powder specifically I have cut and pasted the article below. MASTERING MICA by Kate and Will Jacobson For the past year, we’ve been exploring the sub- tle luster and compelling color palette of mica as a glaze element. We usually teach naked raku, but wanted...

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DIY Make Up Part 2

DIY Makeup Part 2 Posted on January 13, 2017 by diycosmetics Copyright Amy @ DIY PAK and Rebecca @DIY Cosmetics LLC : Revised January 16, 2017 No portion of these writings may be copied of reproduced and are the sole copyright of the two above authors and businesses. DISCLAIMER: The information herein provided is for general information only. Any health or safety-related issues should be further researched, and the advice requested of a properly qualified professional. DIY PAK and DIY Cosmetics and  owners cannot be held responsible for, and will not be liable for, the inaccuracy or application of any information whatsoever herein provided. MAKING YOUR...

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New Ban on Micro Beads and Glitter is spreading worldwide. Will the FDA follow suit?

The FDA has already banned plastic micro beads in cosmetics and there is good reason to speculate that glitter may follow. The issue is not whether it is hazardous to humans but the environmental impact on our waterways and fish. Glitter is made from plastic sheets and used in a wide array of products, including cosmetics. When washed down the drain, glitter becomes a subset of marine plastic litter known as microplastic. Many of our customers are jumping ahead of the possible FDA ruling and looking for safer alternatives. Our Superstars are earth friendly replacements and many of our customers are already using...

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Welcome to our new store! Ordering just got easier.

We have made a couple of upgrades to our shop to make browsing and ordering easier. 1. On each page with a pigment there is now a " next" and "previous" button that will either take you to thinnest product or back to the previous product. 2. when you add an item to the cart you will not be taken to the cart. You can then keep moving forward and add to the cart without having to back up again! 3. Not ready to order? Just save what you like to your click the heart and the bottom right of...

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Discover Harvard’s Collection of 2,500 Pigments: Preserving the World’s Rare, Wonderful Colors

Discover Harvard’s Collection of 2,500 Pigments: Preserving the World’s Rare, Wonderful Colors

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