Full of great pottery techniques, as well as ideas you can apply to any pottery project, these step-by-step wheel-throwing instructions will help you improve your pottery throwing skills from concept through completion. For a tool that really does one thing (spins in a circle), the number of techniques and results possible on the pottery wheel… Read More »
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Whatever you want to call them—turntables, banding or decorating wheels—they’ve had a place in the potters studio since their inception. The first turntables probably appeared in Mesopotamia around 4000 BC and we even see them in Egyptian hieroglyphics. There are a lot of banding wheels on the market and which kind you choose depends a lot on how you’ll use the tool in your studio, your budget and how often you’ll use it.
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Composition of Eight, 16 in. (41 cm) in height (tallest), wheel-thrown stoneware, iron glaze, soda fired to cone 10. Composition of Fourteen, 16 in. (14 cm) in height (tallest), wheel-thrown stoneware and porcelain, wax resist glaze and soda glaze, fired to cone 10. Finding art within functional pottery has become my passion. I begin a… Read More »
Pottery Making Illustrated Delivers! You become a better potter every time you learn a new technique—your skills improve, your imagination expands, your inspiration grows. And with so many techniques to learn, it’s hard to decide where to begin. Pottery Making Illustrated can help. Pottery Making Illustrated is written by potters just like… Read More »
Wares where more than one glaze firing is required to achieve particular surface effects, as in lusters and china paints. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook
3Al2O3×2SiO2—calcined Kyanite, but is also found naturally. Very desirable interlocking needlelike aluminum silicate crystals form above 1800° F and greatly add to the strength of high-fired vitrified claybodies and glazes. In well-formulated high-fired wares, clay-glaze interface is extremely strong partially due to interlocking mullite crystals. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook