Since my base glaze is almost half gerstley borate, I had to look for a substitute when the price shot up due to the raw material being used up. I have used my base glaze for years, saving on cost … Read the rest
The Fall Shows
The oaks in the mountains were trying to still hang on to the last of their leaves, they sold the last jug of cider up at Jayne’s Orchard, and light snowflakes were gently falling like feathers from … Read the rest
My Pottery Management Tools:
I spent the afternoon avoiding pottery to create worksheets and journal print-outs that you can clip into a three ring binder that should better help you track your clay journey.
I created PDF of each sheet … Read the rest
You Can Do It!
By firing a manual, you can get to know your kiln, better understand the firing process, and even manipulate the work by making changes to the firing schedule. This is good practice, especially for beginners learning
Thanks to all of those who came out to the opening and attend the show, March 17th to April 14th at the Slanted Art Gallery in Montrose, Pa.
For those who were not able to make it to the show … Read the rest
A Wet Kiln Firing – 2/23/2021
Yesterday I had the day off from my job at the paper factory. At 8:00 am I went and filled 3 gas canisters at Tractor Supply because they charge by the gallon and not
Through The Fire Collection: A Raku Pottery / Metal Jewelry Collaboration
Slanted Art Co-op Gallery Montrose , PA
March 18 6:00 P.M. EST. – April 12 6:00 P.M. E.S.T.
While looking for a glaze cost savings and going though our glaze raw materials I realized I had a few opportunity areas. I try to review the raw material pricing every six months to keep the prices of my … Read the rest
Carbon coring or “black coring” can be an issue when firing clay bodies. While doing some experiments with reduction firings I had many pots that were cracking in the process and had no idea why. It seemed that the cracks … Read the rest
Firing out the Amaco AG40 is great for raku , but I sure had issues with the higher temperatures. When I was working towards my degree and also was an apprentice at a pottery when I found a little Amaco … Read the rest