I was sitting with a fellow potter, and we started talking about Kiln Wash and Kiln Shelf Paper and how the words wash and paper sounded like a 1930’s Gangster Movie about Counterfeiting Money.
An important part of pottery is properly disposing of and or recycling your glazes. Glazes are awesome to play with, from dipping to painting. It’s so much fun to decorate and see what the end result will
If you just bought your kiln or if you’re using someone else’s, you want to be careful not to damage the kiln shelf. I’m sure you want to take good care of your investment. If it’s not your kiln, I’m sure you want to
When it comes to drying pottery, slow and even is always the best way to go. Which raises the important question, how long pottery should dry before firing? On average it should take 1 to 2 weeks for pottery to
No, there is no limit to how many times you can reclaim clay if you care for it properly. The quality of your clay depends on the content of water, aging, and the size of the clay particles. If you reclaim your clay
Making pottery is much safer in the 21st century. From making kilns safer and easier to operate, to having better ventilation through technology, and even taking the lead out of paints. Clay is non-toxic,
What if an air pocket gets trapped in your clay and you don’t know it? Will the kiln get damaged? Will the pottery crack or break? These are important questions
When you work with clay for the first time you will want to what to wear. You want to be properly dressed and comfortable and you don’t want to ruin your clothes. Although many clays wash right out, the darker clays can stain.