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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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Studio Processes

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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Ceramic Art

500 Teapots

500 Teapots

I see the teapot form as a 3 dimensional canvas for the ultimate creativity challenge.  Sometimes I’ll sketch out a vision before I get started and other times I just go to town making various shapes and then selecting the parts that fit best together.

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