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Denise

I own a pottery studio in Hollywood Florida. I share the space with other pottery lovers, and I am also and electrical engineer working for Motorola.

AmeriTeve With Fernando Hidalgo and MIY Ceramics

Can you say ceramica?  Tonight at 7pm MIY Ceramics will be live on the Fernando Hidalgo show.  It is your typical Latin flavor fan fare.  Girls in tiny glittering clothing shimmying around the stage, while men open button shirts and hairy gold medallions look on and discuss politics, life, society, and tonight for one night […]

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S Cracks

This tutorial it on how to avoid S cracks.   And cracks in your clay in general.  This is true for both wheel throwing and handbuilding. What are S cracks?  S cracks are the little cracks that develop in your pots usually at joints or on the bottom of your pots. . They are typically […]

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Glass Fusing

What is Glass fusing? Glass fusing is when you melt glass in a kiln and it basically fuses together. Beyond that very basic explanation is a whole industry of glass with different options.  Think of it like paints, you have watercolors, acrylics, latex, glazes, etc.  Beyond just the technicalities of temperature and how it affects […]

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Think and Throw

The last few weeks have been a blur of last minute decisions trying to plot and plan the future of the studio for the next year. Luisa’s husband Pablo has been my go to guy for building all the items in my wish list. I think Christmas will come twice this year :). It seems […]

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Pottery Studio meets Live National TV

Yesterday officially marked the day when one personally hand thrown pot made it to national TV and was touched by a current Latin singer heart throb David Bisbal. Maybe I should hold the pot and sell it on ebay :)! MY POTS ARE FAMOUS! At least that is how a felt for a few seconds. […]

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Setting up a successful Pottery Studio Space

Seems like just yesterday that the studio opened. It has been 3 years. Setting up the first space was easy. There were 3 simple steps: 1. Find the space. 2. Buy a bunch of stuff 3. Fit it in the space I honestly didn’t give it much thought, but for the most part it worked […]

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NEW POTTERY STUDIO SPACE!

I am excited to announce that the studio will undergo some growing pains and expansion. Although it isn’t 100% official yet because the ink hasn’t dried, we are going to be occupying the space next to the studio. The new space will offer added features to the studio. A new permanent gallery space to display […]

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Reclaiming Clay

In this article I will discuss what is reclaiming clay is and what are the best ways to go about doing it. According to The Free Dictionary reclaim means To bring into or return to a suitable condition for use. When you are done working with the clay you are often left with dried crumbled […]

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Cone 6 Glaze Combinations At our Studio

I have been experimenting with our Cone 6 Glaze recipes.  And found some amazing combinations.  Most of our recipes we used straight from Mastering Cone 6 Glazes by Ron Roy and John Hesselberth.  The book is really insightful about the theory of Glazing, how the chemicals work together and the properties of a good glaze […]

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Workshop At a local Pottery Studio

Workshops are a great way to rejuvenate your craft.  When you feel blah and bored and don’t know why you are doing what you are doing any more, conferences, seminars, and workshops are the way to go.  It doesn’t matter if you are a potter, nurse, doctor, engineer, or in waste management.  There is always […]

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