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Potters often stamp their work with some kind of personal symbol, a mark that identifies each piece as theirs.  In the U.S., this “Maker’s Mark” is often the potter’s initials arranged in some stylized way.  MIY member, Mike Kunitz, recently collected the maker’s marks from all of the regulars at the studio and compiled them […]

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Mixing Plaster for Molds and slip casting

Below is an article from Ceramics arts Daily.  They have great Technological articles every once in a while about ceramics, clay, glazes.  They have great tutorials on working with clay and for mixing pottery plaster, well I wanted to preserve the information below for use in our own plaster mixing for slip casting and reclaiming […]

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Emma’s work-in-progress

This figure by MIY member Emma has just been sprayed with a dark slip before firing.   It was sculpted from a clay she was not familiar with (Highwater’s Riverside Grit), so she ran a test and fired a sample to cone six.  Unsatisfied with the color of the results, she opted for the slip […]

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Ideas for Thrown forms: Clay bird Houses

Check out this idea for thrown forms by Mea Rhee, the potter behind Good Elephant pottery.  I found her blog though my travels through the web for pottery blogs.  This image  of ceramic wheel thrown birdhouses it just too cute.   For  Deeper Dive into Mea Rhee’s outlook on Ceramics check out her blog article about […]

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Celadon Like Glazes and Tiles

What is a Celadon Glaze?  The answer as always in modern day, is it depends.  A long long time ago Celadon Glazes came from China.  The are transparent made with feldspars and have a light green blue color.  Theses glazes where typically fired on porcelain and where fired in reduction where the iron oxide turned […]

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Slip Over Red Clay

Recently one of our members Andy made some white slip out of the Helios porcelain clay from Highwater Clays that we carry.  He has been using slip to pain on his wheel thrown plates with really great results.  I love the way they pieces look raw, but the clear glaze that we mix doesn’t seem […]

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Quilted Ceramics By Amy Sanders

Amy Sanders uses stamp appliques and stamping to create these complete quilted forms.  Her inspiration comes from patterns of fabric and her history of sewing.  This is a handbuilt  flower bud vase.  I love here use of glaze color and finish to give the look of quilted fabric swatches.  Shiny and Matt glazes as well […]

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Bread Pots

Here is an idea for making ceramics pots for cooking.    JUDITH MOTZKIN MAKES WHEEL THROWN, STRONG, SIMPLE, UNGLAZED, COVERED STONEWARE POT FOR BAKING NO KNEAD AND OTHER BREADS. “BECAUSE I NEEDED ONE.”

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Lovely color combination

I found a blog for Potter http://pattybilbro.blogspot.com and she has some really great pictures for inspiration Below is from Jessica Lee Mayfield. Ceramics Blog and Pictures Another stunning glaze combo by Marissa Domansky   I have to try the above with our Studio nutmeg Glaze and Lavandar.  The color combination here is just stunning.

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