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Ceramic Glazes

How to Add Bentonite to a Wet Glaze

How to Add Bentonite to a Wet Glaze

  Photos, instructions and a video down below!What is bentonite? Bentonite is a very fine particle clay that’s often used as a suspending agent in glazes. Glazes need clay in them to keep all the other materials suspended in the bucket. If your glaze recipe...

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How Well Are You Mixing Your Glazes?

How Well Are You Mixing Your Glazes?

Glaze results on the thin side? As a studio technician at a busy pottery studio, it’s my job to mix and maintain 20 different studio glazes. I’m also the one studio users often go to for help when their glazes don’t work out as they had hoped. Every now and then...

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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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Free guide to measuring Specific Gravity

free specific gravity guide

Download a pdf of my Understanding Cone 6 NCECA presentation

Join the waitlist for my online course about Specific Gravity and Flocculation