Deborah Freeman, Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning: CM 2009 Undergraduate ShowcaseMomoyama Liquor Set, 10 in. (25 cm) in width, thrown, altered, and assembled stoneware (with cellulose fiber, nut shells, feldspar chips, and grog) and porcelain, soda-fired, 2008. Double Condiment, 12 ½ in. (32 cm) in length, thrown, altered, and assembled stoneware (with cellulose fiber, nut shells, feldspar chips and grog) and porcelain, soda-fired, 2009. I… Read More »
Barbara Banfield, Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning: CM 2009 Undergraduate ShowcaseIce bucket, 16 in. (41 cm) in height, soda-fired porcelain, 2009. Serving bowl, 14 in. (36 cm) in diameter, soda-fired porcelain, 2008. While at Sheridan College my focus has been to explore as much technique and process as possible. The challenging method of soda firing has captured my attention. The random atmosphere and the dynamic… Read More »
Focus: College Clay
Sometimes we all like to think that it is the versatile nature of clay that encourages such a broad range of practice, but we would be remiss if we did not acknowledge the instructors who encourage students to find their own voice in clay, without favoring a specific technique or stylistic approach. This happens in all sorts of instructional settings, but this month we are looking at the results of these educational efforts in colleges and universities.
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Call for Entries! Ceramics Monthly to Feature Outstanding Ceramics Undergraduate Students in September 2009 Issue
It’s summer time and that means the deadline (June 30 – write it down!) is fast approaching for Ceramics Monthly’s Annual Undergraduate Showcase competition. So as a reminder for that deadline, and simply to show you some great work, I thought I would feature the showcased artists from last year’s inaugural competition in today’s post.
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.