• Looking For Clear Glaze For High Iron Clay

    Updated: 2014-04-19 23:31:59
    I recently switched to a high iron red clay. The clear I am currently using looks terrible on it. Reminds me of cat vomit. Turns the clay from a warm red/brown to a lighter cool tan. I will try and post a pic later today. The glaze comes from standard, MSD-29. I am looking for something I can make myself. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Oh, and I have lost my book from Val Cushing.     

  • Buying A Gas Kiln

    Updated: 2014-04-19 22:30:14
    Jump to content Sign In Create Account Search Advanced Search : section This topic Forums Members Help Files Gallery View New Content Ceramic Arts Daily Forums Members Gallery More Ceramic Arts Daily Community Ceramic Arts Daily Forums In the Studio Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled . Several functions may not work . Please re-enable javascript to access full . functionality Buying A Gas Kiln Started by Lisl Mar 27 2014 10:06 AM gas kiln Please log in to reply 11 replies to this topic 1 Lisl Lisl Newbie Members 3 posts Posted 27 March 2014 10:06 AM I have decided to take the leap and build my own studio . I want to put in a front load gas kiln and would like input . I searched the forums and unless I missed it , I couldn't find much on gas kilns , so

  • Middle Of Kiln Is Overfiring

    Updated: 2014-04-19 22:30:14
    hellooo again....  i FINALLY got all of my elements replaced and now the middle of my kiln is overfiring. just enough to crack the bottoms of things. is there a way to adjust anything? something? somewhere?  i tested a ^06 firing empty and the cones bent perfectly. now im firing to ^3 and things are coming out slightly warped and the bottoms are cracking. ive been packing the kiln as full as i can.  i havent tested the ^3 firing with the free standing cones yet to see how off it is.  any thoughts?

  • Best Books (And Glaze Recipes) For "raw Glazing"?

    Updated: 2014-04-19 18:49:21
    I found these 2 books that look promising for getting useful information on raw glazing techniques. Can anyone recommend either of these, or is that another book you'd recommend over these?   The Japanese Pottery Handbook: Revised Edition   Simon Leach's Pottery Handbook  thanks!  Greg K.

  • Burnishing Methods

    Updated: 2014-04-19 18:34:58
    Jump to content Sign In Create Account Search Advanced Search : section This topic Forums Members Help Files Gallery View New Content Ceramic Arts Daily Forums Members Gallery More Ceramic Arts Daily Community Ceramic Arts Daily Forums In the Studio Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled . Several functions may not work . Please re-enable javascript to access full . functionality Burnishing Methods Started by gkillmaster Apr 16 2014 07:04 PM Please log in to reply 16 replies to this topic 1 gkillmaster gkillmaster Member Members 21 posts Posted 16 April 2014 07:04 PM I had the idea to stop using glazes and instead try to burnish my pieces . I'm making cups to hold liquids so I have to find some other way and found out that burnishing can create a non-porous .

  • Portraits China Painting

    Updated: 2014-04-19 17:23:02
    I was wondering if anyone new of any good books on China painting portraits?

  • Clay Scraps Question...

    Updated: 2014-04-19 16:18:42
    Is it okay to throw scraps into a bucket of water until there is enough to re-wedge? Or is it necessary to let it completely dry out before adding water? Will it cause bacteria growth if clay is kept in water? Thanks.  

  • Link Roundup: NCECA 2014

    Updated: 2014-04-19 03:25:42
    2014 NCECA Conference – Milwaukee, Wisconsin The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (aka NCECA) puts on a giant conference every year for potters, ceramists, students, teachers and the rest of the clay industry. This year it took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 19-22nd. The theme this year was Material World. You can […]The post Link Roundup: NCECA 2014 appeared first on Pottery Making Blog.

  • Candle holders all around!

    Updated: 2014-04-11 17:32:44
    Candle holders and candlesticks are the perfect accessory to create the right atmosphere in your home. They add style to your decoration, offer the perfect light for your family parties, create coziness in an instant and their flickering light is just magic in your Summer evenings outdoor. We love handmade ceramic candle holders, with their […]

  • Clay Blog Review: March 2014

    Updated: 2014-04-06 04:56:49
    Marching on! A great month for green, pottery conferences, college basketball and, of course, pottery blogging! Below you will find some of the best content from the clay blogs. If you missed it, you can read the collection from last month. Thanks to all the clay bloggers for all the great content that you share! […]The post Clay Blog Review: March 2014 appeared first on Pottery Making Blog.

  • Have you ever heard of the pumi?

    Updated: 2014-04-04 11:29:37
    A pumo is popular symbol of good luck in Grottaglie and more in general in the region of Puglia. Every family celebration and important event is sanctified by the gift of a ceramic pumo, rigorously handmade. Its name, from the local dialect “Pumo de’ fiure”, means flower bud and it derives from the Latin “pomum” […]

  • Worcester Pottery Invitational 2014

    Updated: 2014-04-01 23:24:32
    The Worcester Pottery Invitational is coming up April 11 -13, 2014 at the Worcester Center for Crafts, and in addition to being a participating potter again this year, I was a co-curator with fellow studio potter Julie Crosby. Julie and I invited new and returning potters from the northeast who work in a range of styles, […]

  • How is sgraffito pottery made?

    Updated: 2014-03-27 09:04:21
    Sgraffito, in English “to scratch”, is a pottery decorating technique first used in Egypt and the Middle East in the 7th century to have pottery look like precious metals. Around the 10th century it crossed the Mediterranean, influencing Italian and Spanish potters. A layer of colored liquid clay, called engobe, is applied on a leather […]

  • Introducing the Italian ceramics by Francesco Fasano

    Updated: 2014-03-26 17:20:45
    In a city like Grottaglie, where pottery making is one of the main resources, Francesco Fasano’s ceramics stand out for their unusual designs, sophisticated elegance and technical superiority. Francesco’s ancestors established in Grottaglie in the 17th century and his family has been in the ceramic business for generations. He grew up in his father’s Cosimo […]

  • Throwing multiples, without losing your mind.

    Updated: 2014-03-26 01:53:32
    I remember how I felt about this many years ago. And I commonly hear other potters express this sentiment. Something along the lines of "Ugh! Making multiples of the exact same pot sounds like torture!" Don't worry, the torture is only a phase. There is a point when it becomes bliss. The difference is skill level. If throwing one pot to exact dimensions involves a mental strain, then doing it many times will cause serious brain cramps. But when you [...]

  • Louis Poulsen Reissue: Doo-Wop Pendant Light

    Updated: 2014-03-24 19:50:02
    A 1950′s lighting design originally created for the Danish Navy has been reissued by the Danish lighting brand Louis Poulsen. The charmingly renamed Doo-Wop Pendant is an updated version of the original Søvaernspendel or Navy Pendant—a collaboration of Denmark’s Navy Buildings Department and the in-house design team at Louis Poulsen—a — Continue reading…

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