In my neck of the woods, it’s well into rhubarb season! So I thought I would repost Sumi von Dassow’s article on how to make a baker for rhubarb crisp, from the Pottery Making Illustrated archives. In this post, Sumi demonstrates how she makes her lovely square baking dishes (that are great for any type of baked … Read More »
Can I use my current clay body for ovenware? What is flameware? Why do you use it? Why does it work? Can you use it in a microwave oven? How does it clean up, is it dishwasher safe? Can we use it on the grill or under the broiler? Do I have to heat… Read More »
Glazes & Glazing: Finishing Techniques covers many aspects of glazing—from formulating your own special concoctions to working with various combinations and applications.
In Electric Firing: Creative Techniques you’ll discover the contributions of studio artists who use electric kilns. They eagerly share the results of their experiments, their research and their artistic successes. Build on what they’ve learned through the up-to-date information on processes, glazes, tools, materials and techniques they provide.
Beautiful, soft, muted-color brushstrokes and washes of water-soluble metal salts decorate Gary Holt’s translucent porcelain bowls and plates. The simplicity and quiet presence of his works belie the years that Holt spent experimenting and perfecting his technique. Using water-soluble metals salts (WSMS) demands excellent technical skills and careful attention to details.
Barium carbonate has long been used as an ingredient in high-fire glazes, sometimes conferring unique properties upon glazes. One of the alkaline earth carbonates, it has also been used as rat poison (large doses can be toxic to humans as well). Glazes containing it ought to be checked for barium leaching if they are intended to hold food or drink, or reserved for surfaces that do not come into contact with food. It is not my intent to present the research on barium toxicity here, but to present a course of action for replacing it in glazes.
Over the past thirty years, Terry Gess has developed a
personal logic that allows him to engage fully with the world around him. The
short version of the story is this: Whole life, whole potter. The long version
has to do with learning how to see, touch, and hear the nuances of daily life,
then intuit a light-handed, rich response through clay.
Two pots that were inspired by Southwest Native American pottery. These pots were printed using powdered slip and binder in a three-dimensional printer (notice the striations where each layer of clay was deposited on the printer bed) and were then fired. Two beamlike objects that change cross-section along their central axis. These forms were printed… Read More »
Na2O×2B2O3×10H2O—a major LT alkaline flux, available in granular or powdered form.
The universal dream of doing work you love and earning a living at it forms the heart of this new edition of a book that has become a favorite of many potters. This fresh account of The Mud-Pie Dilemma, written by John Nance, updates by 25 years the classic story of Tom and Elaine Coleman and their struggles to create a successful, loving marriage and family while master potter Tom seeks to realize his extraordinary potential as a ceramic artist.