The Distressed Look: Using Texture, Engobes, Underglazes and Glaze to Create a Weathered Looking Surface
In today’s post, Lisa Pedolsky shares how she works in layers and stages to create her distressed surfaces. She also shares a low-fire glaze and engobe recipe.
My son starts kindergarten this year (how could that possibly be?!), so the rapid pace at which this summer is flying by is on my mind quite a bit. This might also be the case for all of those school teachers out there.So, today I thought I’d share a project that would work great as a lesson plan. It would also work great for all of you non teachers who are just looking for new ways to streamline your processes in the studio.For more help with lesson planning, take advantage of our Back to School Sale on Neil Patterson’s DVD Clay Projects and Fundamentals.- Jennifer Harnetty, editor.
Jonathan Kaplan has developed some methods with which he tweaks his glazes and his firing schedule to add some oomph to his ceramic surfaces. Today he shares his techniques for enlivening Cone 6 glazes and some of his favorite Cone 6 ceramic glaze recipes.
In today’s post, an excerpt from our latest installment of the Workshop Handbook: Clay Projects and Studio Resources, Lisa explains her entire slab building process for her “Arrow Jars” from sketch to creating a functioning lid and flange.
We all end up with clay scraps when making pottery, and because this
happens at various stages in the cycle, we need a way to bring all of
that clay to an even level of moisture and consistency so it can be
used again. But there is no one way that works for everyone in every
studio. So in today’s post, an excerpt from our second edition of our free download Successful Tips for Buying and Using Pottery Clay, we present an assortment of simple tips for recycling clay without a lot of equipment or hassle.
Learn more about glazes through empirical testing. Glazes are all glasses, formed of different materials. There are essentially three categories of materials in a glaze: glass-formers, fluxes and stabilizers.