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Painting with Fire: Recipes and Techniques for Soda Firing

Posted On April 21, 2014 7 Comments

I can get lost in the sumptuous surfaces of Gail Nichols’ soda fired work. The way she skillfully “paints” her pots through the firing process is fascinating and the results are breathtaking – from the rich dimpled textures to her trademark “soda ice” blue hues. Though I have never participated in a soda firing, it rose to the top of my “must do list” after reading Nichols’ book . Now, I just need to find someone willing to share their soda kiln (sigh). In today’s feature, we bring you a couple of Gail Nichols’ recipes and techniques for soda firing.

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A Plethora of Purple: Glaze Recipes for Earthenware, Stoneware and Porcelain

Posted On March 12, 2014 32 Comments

In today’s post, an excerpt from Linda Bloomfield’s Colour in Glazes,
I am presenting a plethora of purple glazes – from low fire earthenware
recipes to mid-range and high fire stoneware and porcelain, there
should be something for everyone interested in making some purple
pottery!

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Understanding Glazes

Posted On December 9, 2013 Comments Off

How to Test, Tweak, & Perfect Your Glazes with John Britt

In this all-new Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video, John Britt lets you tap into his encyclopedic knowledge of ceramic glazes to build your own understanding of this complex topic. Starting with glaze testing—because testing is key to understanding raw materials and ceramic processes—John explains various testing methods that will help you get great results quickly. On disc two, John geeks out on materials, diving into the three basic components of a glaze—fluxes, glass formers, and refractories—and how various ceramic materials fit into those categories and work together to produce myriad outcomes. With this video, you’ll be able to deepen your understanding of glaze chemistry and improve your glazes at your own pace.

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Seamless Transitions: How to Spray Layers of Glazes to Softly Blend Glaze Colors

Posted On December 2, 2013 15 Comments

In today’s post, Martha explains that her glazed surfaces, which are often mistaken for soda-fired, are actually achieved through spraying on layers of various cone 10 glazes.

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Cone 5–6 Glazes: Materials and Recipes

Posted On October 28, 2013 0 Comments

NEW RELEASE!!

Cone 5–6 Glazes: Materials & Recipes provides an easy way to create your own glazes by understanding and testing what’s already been tried. This glaze book is a first of its kind because it pulls together more than 180 glaze recipes and hundreds of variations from 30 different artists in one book.

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Lichens and Lizards and Leopards, Oh My! Reticulated Glaze Recipes For Wild Ceramic Surfaces

Posted On September 30, 2013 8 Comments

Glazes are sometimes formulated to intentionally crawl and create reticulated surfaces resembling lichens, leopard coats, or lizard skin. Today, Robin Hopper presents a slip recipe and a base glaze recipes for such an effect, and gives examples of this slip and glaze combination with various ceramic colorants added.

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Cool Colors: Ceramic Glaze Recipes for Greens, Blues and Turquoises

Posted On July 31, 2013 12 Comments

If you’ve seen anything I have made in the last several years, you know that I’m a little bit obsessed with pale-turquoise and pale-green glazes. I can’t get enough of them. So today, I thought I would share some samples of the glazes I obsess over. Linda Bloomfield explains the chemistry behind glazes ranging from the palest yellow-greens to some terrific teals. Plus she shares loads of recipes (for all firing ranges). There are many ways to get greens and blues in ceramics, but if you’re looking for a specific hue, this will help you find the right combination. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

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Developing Glazes

Posted On January 14, 2013 0 Comments

NEW RELEASE!

Developing your own glazes can be tricky because success depends on so many factors. In Developing Glazes, Australian ceramic artist Greg Daly aims to demystify the whole glaze development process with practical advice and complete, step-by-step instructions. A practical glaze book for clay lovers at any skill level, it’s the perfect addition to any ceramics library.

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Fireplace Ash Glazes: How to Clean Out Your Fireplace and Spray Wood Ash Glazes on Pottery

Posted On December 21, 2011 0 Comments
‘Tis the season of ice and snow, so I thought today’s post would be a fitting one since it involves fireplaces. Mark Issenberg shares some ceramic glaze recipes that utilize fireplace wood ash to create an ash glaze surface. Plus he shares his tips for using a spray gun to apply the glazes. Judging from… Read More »
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Designing With Texture: Using Textured Plaster Slabs to Incorporate Surface Detail into Pottery in the Design Stage

Posted On October 12, 2011 25 Comments

Today potter Dan Gegen explains how he begins working with texture
before the construction process even begins, and therefore makes it
integral to the design of the pot.
He also shares the glaze recipe for the lovely celadon-esque glaze featured on the pot to the left.