Exploring the art and science of ceramics

The Art of Ceramics

Exploring the teapot form

Over the years, I have used the teapot form as a canvas to challenge myself artistically.

A teapot needs 4 distinct parts to technically be considered a teapot: body, spout, handle and lid.

The size and shapes of those parts can be left up to interpretation and are limited only by imagination.

 Each teapot asks to be interacted with.  It has its own unique personality.

My Teapot was featured in

500 Teapots – Volume 2

500 teapots volume 2 front cover

500 Teapots – Volume 2
front cover

O la Fuente
page 257

500 teapots volume 2 back cover

Juried by Jim Lawton
back cover

Translucent porcelain and soy wax glow candles

  • Entirely handmade, wheel thrown translucent porcelain vessels are filled with unscented soy wax.  
  • The translucency of the porcelain allows the light to shine through as the candle burns down, creating an elegant glow.  
  • Vessels are glazed in ways that enhance the glowing effect, creating patterns of shadows and light.  
  • Empty candle containers can be refilled locally.

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The Science of Ceramics

A Journey to Understanding Ceramic Glaze Chemistry

  • Are you a ceramic artist?
  • Have you ever wanted to learn how to understand glazes on a deeper level?
  • Do you want to create recipes from scratch or improve your existing recipes?
  • Do you wish you understood your materials well enough to confidently fix issues with your glazes?
  • Join me as I dig deep, experimenting with glazes, learning about their chemistry, and sharing what I learned with you.
What You Need to Start Mixing Your Own Ceramic Glazes

What You Need to Start Mixing Your Own Ceramic Glazes

Are you ready to start mixing your own glazes? Perhaps you’ve reached the point in your ceramics journey that you want to start understanding the materials you’re working with and what is actually happening when you put your pottery into the kiln.

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Don’t Skimp on Safety in the Glaze Lab

Don’t Skimp on Safety in the Glaze Lab

Most of our glaze materials come to us in their very basic, unprocessed form.  They are dug out of the ground, impurities may or may not be removed, they are ground into a fine powder, bagged and shipped to our suppliers. Working with these minerals in their raw state poses some health risks.

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How to Normalize a Glaze Recipe

How to Normalize a Glaze Recipe

When a recipe adds up to 100%, we can easily compare it to other recipes.  This is particularly useful when we have additions like colourants and opacifiers.  The base recipe remains constant while the additions are always relative to 100%. It also allows us to look at 2 recipes side by side and compare the amounts of individual materials. But what do we do if our recipe doesn’t add up to 100%?

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