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black-figure style

Posted On December 5, 2008 0 Comments
In ancient Greek ceramics, late Archaic and early Classical style in which figure first dominates, and where figures are in black against a red background. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook

blackbird; barnard

Posted On December 5, 2008 0 Comments
Slip clay with very high iron content, often used as brown colorant for claybodies. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook


Posted On December 5, 2008 0 Comments
Initial kiln firing in which clay sinters without vitrifying, and though very porous, will no longer soften in water. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook

bismuth subnitrate

Posted On December 5, 2008 0 Comments
Soluble metallic salt—gives metallic luster under LT reducing conditions, especially in fuming and saggar applications. Toxic in inhalation and ingestion. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook


Posted On December 5, 2008 0 Comments
Al2O3×5SiO2×7H2O —Montmorillonitic clay formed from decomposition of airborne volcanic ash. 

bell kiln

Posted On December 5, 2008 0 Comments
A kiln with a stationary floor but where the kiln body can be raised upwards on vertical tracks, making it easy to load and unload large forms. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook

beading glaze; beaded glaze

Posted On December 5, 2008 0 Comments
A specialized controlled-crawl glaze designed to crack and crawl significantly during firing (due to extreme L.O.I. in glaze materials), and then melt into isolated beads on the surface. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook

Rodriguez, Mercedes

Posted On September 9, 2008 0 Comments

Princeton, New Jersey

Mercedes Rodriguez ceramic chandelier

New Member Benefit – Health Insurance

Posted On August 30, 2008 0 Comments
NEW MEMBER BENEFIT – HEALTH INSURANCE The Potters Council Board set a goal at the annual Board Meeting in March to provide the membership with comprehensive and affordable health insurance. We realize that one of the largest barriers for ceramic artists is the rising cost and burden of health care, which is why Potters Council… Read More »

Members Receive 20% Discount on Art Books and Videos

Posted On August 5, 2008 0 Comments
  MEMBER BENEFIT HIGHLIGHT – Discounts on Art Books and Videos Throughout the year I have been focusing on the benefits available to you as a Potters Council Member. You may have already enjoyed the 20% DISCOUNT on more than 35 titles located in the Bookstore. DID YOU KNOW that the Bookstore now contains an… Read More »