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Hirsh Satin Matt Base Glaze, Bowls by Joseph Pintz.

What Makes a Matte Glaze Matte? A Helpful Explanation of the Chemistry Behind Matte Glazes

Posted On October 18, 2010 18 Comments

I looooooooooooove a matte glaze, but I have to admit, other than some very basic information, I didn’t really have a good understanding of what makes a glaze matte…that is, until I read a recent Technofile article in Ceramics Monthly. What’s Technofile, you ask? It is a terrific new department in CM in which a technical issue in ceramics is explained in depth by an expert. Today, as a sampling of the great stuff in Technofile, I am presenting an excerpt on matte glazes (on account of my deep affection for these surfaces!).


Going Industrial: One Potter Shares his Experience with the Mass Production of his Pottery

Posted On December 28, 2009 34 Comments

Why would someone who has spent most of his adult life pursuing excellence in handmade pottery enthusiastically pursue mass production? That’s the question David Pier asked himself when he faced the conflict of wanting to meet high levels of craftmanship and design, but still keep the pricing on his pots affordable. In today’s post, David tells us all about his forays into mass production.