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Handbuilding: Texture + Surface

Posted On February 20, 2014 Comments Off on Handbuilding: Texture + Surface
4 Great Handbuilding Techniques from 4 ExpertsIn this latest edition of Ceramic Arts Daily Presents, we treat you to a compilation of four handbuilding techniques excerpted from four of our most popular videos. Discover the creative ways Sandi Pierantozzi, Amy Sanders, Jeremy Randall and Lisa Naples approach a slab of clay to create unique forms… Read More »

spouts and handles

Posted On January 24, 2014 0 Comments

Sandi Pierantozzi Digital Download Draft

Posted On August 9, 2012 0 Comments
Why wait? Downloadable version now available! Compatible with Quicktime Player, Windows Media Player, and most other current video players. Delivered as a zip file containing two video files. Download this sample on your device today!     In this best-selling Ceramic Arts Daily DVD, Sandi Pierantozzi skillfully demonstrates her soft slab handbuilding techniques, which she… Read More »

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Posted On December 8, 2008 0 Comments
3Al2O3×2SiO2—aluminum silicate used in place of alumina and silica to promote formation of mullite crystals, increase thermal shock resistance. Coarse-ground used as grog in refractory bodies for kiln furniture. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook

Kona F-4 feldspar

Posted On December 8, 2008 0 Comments
Na2O×Al2O3×6SiO2—a common soda feldspar—powerful HT alkaline flux. Toxic in inhalation. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook

Kingman feldspar

Posted On December 8, 2008 0 Comments
Potash spar no longer mined. Substitute Custer or G-200. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook

kindling temperature

Posted On December 8, 2008 0 Comments
In combustion of fuels, temperature that must be reached before oxidation reaction will produce enough heat to sustain and accelerate. For wood and paper, kindling temperature is 451° F. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook

kiln wash

Posted On December 8, 2008 0 Comments
Refractory slip coating applied to top surface of kiln shelf to protect from glaze runs. For all but salt and wood firings, 50-50 kaolin and silica. For salt and wood, 60% alumina, 30% kaolin, 10% ball clay. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook

kiln sitter

Posted On December 8, 2008 0 Comments
Automatic shutoff device mounted on many electric kilns; accepts a small-size pyrometric cone, and shuts off kiln when cone deforms. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook