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15 Tried and True Cone 10 Glaze Recipes: Recipe Cards for our Favorite High-Fire Pottery Glazes

Posted On September 15, 2014 8 Comments

Guess what cone 10 potters?! We’ve gathered some of our favorite traditional cone 10 glaze recipes in a convenient recipe-card format, perfect for printing and taking to the glaze lab or pottery studio. Whether you are interested in trying out some of the beautiful cone 10 pottery glazes that have been used for generations, or if you want to try something new, you’ve found the perfect resource.

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Introducing the Newest Member of the CAD Family – Ceramic Recipes Website

Posted On September 4, 2014 2 Comments

We are super excited to share our new baby: CeramicRecipes.org, an online database for all of your recipes, whether you have your own or have yet to discover them. With smart phones and tablets as ubiquitous as they have become, we thought it was about time to create an online system for organizing, sharing, storing, and discovering glazes. So get ready to move your recipe collection from scraps of paper or three-ring binders to a gorgeous web platform, where you can access them ANYWHERE!!

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How to Add Color to Your Ceramic Art: A Guide to Using Ceramic Colorants, Ceramic Stains, and Ceramic Oxides

Posted On August 11, 2014 0 Comments

Adding color to your ceramic art can be a tricky proposition. Unlike working with paints, what you put on your prize pot or sculpture can be very different from how it looks before and after firing. As a general rule, ceramic stains and ceramic pigments look pretty much the same before and after firing while ceramic oxides like iron oxide, cobalt oxide, and copper oxide as well as cobalt carbonate and copper carbonate all look very different. In this guide, you’ll find a little help to better understand what, how, and why ceramic colorants work in a glaze.

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Techniques and Tips for Electric Kilns: Inspiration, Instructions and Glaze Recipes for Making Pottery in Electric Kilns

Posted On July 14, 2014 0 Comments

Electric kiln firing is one of the most common firing methods because electric kilns are readily available and simple to install, but that doesn’t mean that electric firing yields common results. Electric kilns can be incredible tools in the pottery studio. In this collection of articles, you will see how creative potters and ceramic artists are using electric kilns to create exquisite ceramic art.

Want to learn a classic low-fire technique?

Posted On May 13, 2014 0 Comments
  Let Linda Arbuckle show you the way in Majolica Decoration: Creating Colorful Surfaces    Nothing beats majolica when you’re looking for a way to add color to your surfaces. This centuries-old low-temperature onglaze decorating technique, which began in the Middle East centuries ago, is seeing a renaissance among potters today. Linda Arbuckle, a long-time practitioner,… Read More »

Looking for a trusted guide for your studio practice?

Posted On May 13, 2014 0 Comments
  Turn to the the most practical, all-inclusive studio handbook for students, studio artists, educators: Clay: A Studio Handbook    Get Clay: A Studio Handbook for only $29.95 – Save $10   Drawing on his vast experience in ceramics, Vince Pitelka’s Clay: A Studio Handbook is the most practical, all-inclusive studio handbook for students, studio… Read More »

Caught the Handbuilding Bug?

Posted On May 12, 2014 0 Comments
Let Lisa Naples show you how to go from flat to FUNctional!   In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, potter Lisa Naples shares her love of handbuilding with earthenware. Determined to change the myth that earthenware is punky and weak, Lisa explains how this beautiful forgiving clay body is every… Read More »
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Ceramic Decorating Tool Techniques: How To Use Clay Pencils, Slip Trailers, Glaze Pens, and Carving Tools to Decorate Ceramics

Posted On May 12, 2014 5 Comments

We all love tools, especially pottery tools, and we normally think about forming when we talk about tools for ceramics, but the most useful clay tools we have, besides our hands, are tools for decorating our ceramic work. A decorative surface, of course, is the first thing noticed about a piece of pottery, and as with all things made by hand, the right tools make all the difference. Ceramic Decorating Tool Techniques: Decorating Pottery with Wax Resist, Slip Trailers, Clay Stamps, and Carving Tools explains those tools in detail and shows you how to use them for the greatest effect for your own ceramic surfaces. Make your own ceramic colored pencils, or try using a combination of dry and wet decorating techniques to get maximum depth out of your work. For a more traditional approach that has your own personal touch, try making your own brushes!

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American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA)

Posted On May 6, 2014 0 Comments

Pomona, California

www.amoca.org

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Underglaze Users Guide: How to Use Ceramic Underglazes to Add Color and Graphic Interest in Your Pottery Projects

Posted On April 14, 2014 9 Comments

Underglazes are basically clay-based materials with ceramic stains and metallic oxides added to create a full spectrum of color in your work. They’re the fastest, easiest, and most dependable way for you to add pizzazz to your pottery or sculptures for just an accent or an entire surface treatment. Like many other art materials, underglazes come in a wide variety of forms—liquid, dry, chalks, pens, and pencils—so no matter what your background, a ceramic surface awaits your colorful treatment.