To achieve complete combustion, the exact proportions of fuel and oxygen are required with nothing remaining. In a gas kiln firing this is often difficult to attain because of the many variables in fuel and oxygen (which is derived from the air) and the equipment used to mix the two.
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Eight full-time working potters share their insights on making it in the pottery world, in the studio and in life.
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As John Britt points out in today’s post, firing to cone 6 reduction is cheaper, faster, and the results can be almost indistinguishable from high fire.
As part of our Working Potter series, successful potter Mark Hewitt shares his approach to the handmade pottery business.
In my current studio work, the Factory Work Series, I am equally
interested in formal design considerations and conceptual concerns.
Each piece is carefully crafted with emphasis on elements in contrast;
most notably the delicate white figures juxtaposing the crusty
I believe in the natural cycles of the earth. I often find truth within
these patterns of life and death. While cities grow, wars rage and
industry climbs, nature’s pulse is just as persistent. Migratory paths
remain, rivers continue to run downstream, wolves hunt, and insects are
As part of our Working Potter series, successful potter Diana Fayt shares her approach to the handmade pottery business.