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Ceramic Art Lesson Plan: Many Glazes, One Base

Posted On September 24, 2010 0 Comments

Imagine a glaze that fires perfectly at both cone 10 and cone 6, in reduction and oxidation, and in a soda firing, yet still produces a variety of exciting, stable colors. A glaze that fits this description is Turner’s White, which consists of common, inexpensive ingredients.

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Photo Lithography on Clay: A Surprisingly Simple Way to Print Images On Clay

Posted On May 7, 2010 135 Comments

Though the name sounds a bit intimidating, photo lithography image transfer onto clay, is not a terribly difficult process. You just need to get a couple of tools that you might not have on hand, but once you do that, it’s a piece of cake. In today’s video, Kristina Bogdanov shows us how. Watch the video!

The tiles above are examples of a single glaze base (Turner’s White) used to obtain a variety of colors by adding coloring oxides. The top row was fired to cone 6 electric and the bottom row to cone 10 reduction in a gas kiln.

It Slices, It Dices! Some Simple Glaze Tests Reveal a Ceramic Glaze That Can Do it All (well, almost)

Posted On October 26, 2009 11 Comments

Kristina Bogdanov, who teaches at Ohio Wesleyan College in Delaware, Ohio, was intrigued when she realized that one of the class glazes seemed to fire well at cone 10 reduction in a gas kiln, cone 6 in an electric kiln, and cone 9 reduction in a soda kiln without any change in the recipe. So she ran the glaze through a battery of tests to see just how versatile it was. Today, in an excerpt from the 2010 Buyers Guide for Ceramic Arts, Kristina explains her testing process and the results.