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Vessel, 20 inches high. Embedded glass technique glazed with Rogers White with brushes of Del Favero Luster glazes. Slight post-firing reduction. By Steven Branfman.

How to Inlay Glass into Wheel Thrown Raku Pottery

Posted On May 23, 2011 28 Comments

There are all sorts of ways to use glass to embellish pottery. But I had never seen anyone inlay glass exactly like Steven Branfman does. Steven throws a cylinder and then rolls it in crushed glass. Then he continues throwing from the inside (so as not to cut his fingers!) to shape the pot. In today’s post, Steven takes us through the process step by step. Plus, you can download Steven’s raku glaze recipes in our latest free download 15 Tried and True Raku Glaze Recipes: Recipe Cards for our Favorite Raku Pottery Glazes.


Successful Tips and Techniques for Raku Firing: How to Select Raku Clays, Glazes, Kilns and Combustibles Available for Download

Posted On November 23, 2009 17 Comments

To give you and idea of the great stuff that is packed into our latest free download Successful Tips and Techniques for Raku Firing: How to Select Raku Clays, Glazes, Kilns and Combustibles, I am posting an excerpt today. It is a common misconception that potters must use glazes specifically formulated for raku in a raku firing. But as Steven Branfman explains in this feature, you can use virtually any glaze in the raku process – from commercial to homemade, and low fire to high fire.


The Potter’s Professional Handbook

Posted On January 29, 2007 Comments Off on The Potter’s Professional Handbook

The perfect resource for individuals wishing to take the next step in their involvement with clay. Written by Steven Branfman, The Potter’s Professional Handbook covers topics ranging from determining what a professional is to equipment selection, setting up shop, marketing your work, and much more. This book provides descriptions of the items necessary for a beginning professional potter and includes visual examples of items including sales slips, purchase orders, invoices, credit slips, and even floor plans of well-known potters’ studios.