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

If you are a ceramics nerd and see a Martha Grover pot in person, you are likely to marvel at the glaze surface and try to guess at how she came up with it.In today's post, Martha Grover explains that her surfaces, which are often mistaken for soda-fired surfaces, are actually achieved through spraying on... Show More Summary

.....and then she flew away

A couple of years ago for Mother's Day, Gerry surprised me with these crazy chickens. They have become our constant source of entertainment and they are fitting in nicely here at our new place. They have started following Gerry everywhere he goes, and if he calls them, "come on girls", they come running. Show More Summary

Special invitation to include work in a fast fire wood-salt kiln for July Clay Club

3 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

July Clay Club will be at Joey Sheehan's Melting Mountain Pottery "kiln zone" in Marshall at 6 pm on Wednesday, July 13th. Thanks to Joey Sheehan for hosting us! Joey has a special invitation for Clay Clubbers to include work in a fast-fire wood-salt firing that will take place that day. Show More Summary

Paragon Janus27 kiln for sale in New Market, Tennessee

3 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Heather Spontak is selling a Paragon Janus27 kiln in New Market, Tennessee. Here's the info from Heather:I am selling my Janus27 Paragon Kiln. It is fully operational, ready to use and is in excellent condition. It was in storage for 7 years and was used lightly for bisque for the past 2. Show More Summary

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

Purple is one of my favorite colors. From pale lavender to deep eggplant there are so many gorgeous purple hues. Yet, browsing through the Ceramic Arts Daily archives, I noticed that we don't have a whole lot of purple glaze recipes posted. Show More Summary

A Simple Watercolor Majolica Technique

Ceramic stains and underglazes mixed with water painted on unfired white-glazed bisque is pretty similar to watercolor painting on paper. The main difference is that the glazed bisque surface absorbs the color and water mixture more quickly. Show More Summary

For Sale: SOLDNER CLAY MIXER:

Studio Model. Asking: $2,200. List: $5,585. Excellent Condition. Mixing capacity: 150 pounds. 1.5 HP, Single Phase 240. Discounted Shipping available. Contact: Neil @ 607-587-9052. The post For Sale: SOLDNER CLAY MIXER: appeared first on Ceramic Arts Daily.

WNC potter seeks small kiln

5 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Diana Gillispie is looking for a small kiln:Looking for a small used reliable electric kiln about 4-5 cu ft single phase.Text 828-768-9050 if you know of one or have one sitting around.

The Glaze Book

This book contains recipes for glazes with fired results over the entire temperature range—from earthenware through stoneware and porcelain. Hundreds of glazed tiles illustrate the vast range of colors available to the potter, with recipes, descriptions, and tips for success. Show More Summary

Soda, Clay and Fire

For anyone interested in soda or salt firing, Soda, Clay and Fire covers the topic in great detail. The technical research and presentation surpass all existing literature on the topic, and the rich, vibrant examples of finished work are stunning and sure to inspire. Show More Summary

Masters: Earthenware

As the world's oldest clay body, earthenware is anything but outdated. On the contrary, after flipping through the pages of Masters: Earthenware, you'll see it has never been more cutting edge. Curated by the late Matthias OstermannShow More Summary

Naked Raku and Related Bare Clay Techniques

This definitive book on naked raku book results from years of studio work, workshop presentations, conversations, and research. Guided by Eduardo Lazo’s expertise, contributors Kate and Will Jacobson, Wally Asselberghs, Linda and Charlie...Show More Summary

The Extruder Book: 2nd Edition

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! This extensive how-to book puts you in touch with all the creative potential of the extruder. With more than 50% new material, this book features new works by artists, up-to-date information on extruders, andShow More Summary

More is More: A Step-by-Step

I almost always find that the more time I spend with a piece the better I like it. Logic dictates that there is some upper limit to this effect, or the correct amount of time to spend on a pot would be infinite, and nothing would ever...Show More Summary

Marcia Selsor’s Tips on Obvara Firing

The Obvara technique, which originated in Eastern Europe around the 12th Century, involves scalding the finish on the pottery to seal the porous surface. Similar to the raku process, a bisqued pot is heated, in this case to 1650°F (899°C) and removed from the heat. Show More Summary

Home, at last

We are slowly settling in to our new house. This past six months have been something of a blur for me. This was a hard won house, but worth every sleepless night, every tear, every angry outburst. Its our home. This is the first house I have lived in that has felt like me. Show More Summary

Candlelight vigil for Pulse victims in Spruce Pine

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

There will be a candlelight vigil for Pulse victims at 8 pm on Monday, June 20th, in Riverside Park in Spruce Pine.Facebook event page here:https://www.facebook.com/events/277837202568268/If you're not in the Spruce Pine area, you can...Show More Summary

How to Make a Platter with a Simple Template

This clip was excerpted from Simple Elegance: Slab Building & Glaze Color Exploration, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! An Easy to Follow Ceramic Slab ProjectFor a couple of years now, I have been trying to make the switch from wheel throwing to handbuilding so I am always on the hunt for slab... Show More Summary

Studio Safety: Venting Electric Kilns

Having adequate ventilation for electric kilns promotes a safe work environment. Find out what you need to do to ventilate your kiln room. The post Studio Safety: Venting Electric Kilns appeared first on Ceramic Arts Daily.

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