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The Distressed Look: Using Texture, Engobes, Underglazes and Glaze to Create a Weathered Looking Surface

Posted On January 27, 2014 3 Comments

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.

Recycling Clay: Tips for Collecting, Storing, Reclaiming and Reprocessing Your Clay Scraps

Posted On February 7, 2011 42 Comments

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.

Mixed glaze tests from 2 base glazes, the measuring devices used and the glazed tiles, ready to be fired.

4 Steps to Easy Color

Posted On July 23, 2010 0 Comments

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.