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All Aboard! Judith Duff Shares her Tumblestacking Techniques and Train Kiln Plans

Posted On August 1, 2011 5 Comments

When most people hear the words “tumble” and “pottery” in the same sentence, they might envision a pile of broken shards. But tumble does not always have a negative connotation in the pottery world. Tumblestacking – stacking pots on top of one another in a kiln, separated only by wadding – is a popular way to load pots in atmospheric firings because it can influence the path of the flame and the marks it leaves on the pots. This is the method Judith Duff uses in her train kiln to beautiful effect. Today, in an excerpt from the newly expanded Wood Kiln Firing Techniques & Tips: Plans and Instructions for Making a Wood-fired Kiln and Firing with Wood, Judith shares her firing method and the plans for her train kiln.

How to Make a Wheel-Thrown and Altered Triangular Sake Bottle and Cups

Posted On August 4, 2008 0 Comments
North Carolina potter Judith Duff demonstrates how to make a sake set that is thrown on the wheel and altered using several different tools and techniques. If you have never tried making sake sets, give them a shot. Then you can impress your friends by serving sake using the proper serving implements! – Jennifer Harnetty,… Read More »