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gloss-blue-glaze by Jeff Zamek

Glazes: Materials, Mixing, Testing, Firing

Posted On November 5, 2009 4 Comments

How many times have you copied a glaze formula, only to find that it didn’t work as expected? It is not unheard of for glazes with the same formula to produce different results. While this may seem like a dead end, it does not have to be.


Studio Safety: Venting Electric Kilns

Posted On February 27, 2009 Comments Off on Studio Safety: Venting Electric Kilns

Having adequate ventilation for electric kilns promotes a safe work environment. Find out what you need to do to ventilate your kiln room.

Respirators for Potters

Posted On February 27, 2009 5 Comments

Ever wonder what you should do to protect yourself from clay dust in your studio? Here, Jeff Zamek reviews several respirators and gives advice on just that.

Eye Protection in the Pottery Studio

Posted On February 27, 2009 1 Comment

Using the proper safety equipment can help potters easily avoid a few potentially hazardous situations. Find out when and why you should protect your eyes in the clay studio.

Dressing for Safety in the Pottery Studio

Posted On February 27, 2009 0 Comments

While not the first consideration upon entering a pottery studio, the choice of what to wear can add to the safety factor when working with clay. Read some helpful tips on keeping yourself safe when working in your studio.

Using Studio Space to Increase Profits

Posted On February 18, 2009 1 Comment

The old adage that time equals money is especially true in any labor-intensive activity. Making pottery is certainly an endeavor that requires direct labor to produce pottery for sale. Handmade pottery by definition requires physical attention from the potter during many stages of the operation.


Floating Blue Glaze Recipe, Cone 6 oxidation

Posted On May 20, 2008 8 Comments

Get the glaze recipe for Floating Blue Glaze Recipe, Cone 6 oxidation.