Vince Pitelka Underglaze

For years I relied on the internet to find information about ceramics.  One of the most useful and reliable sources both then and now is Vince Pitelka’s website.  There he shares his knowledge on all aspects of the studio, from making your own tools to loading & firing kilns. (Although I have yet to try his Fabulous… Continue reading Vince Pitelka Underglaze

Qinghua Stone

Qinghua Stone

Pictured above is a type of stone (叫珠子) mined in Zhejiang province and sold in Jingdezhen.  It is primarily used for making Chinese underglaze blue & white (qinghua).  These hard nuggets are quite expensive, while the softer stone surrounding these nuggets is about six times cheaper. In the magnified view you can see that this stone is… Continue reading Qinghua Stone

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