Black Glazes

Stoneware, Orton Cone 10 Reduction

All of the following black glaze recipes and more can now be found on my new open-source ceramics recipes website, Glazy: https://glazy.org/search?base_type=460&type=880&cone=high Here are a few black glazes, mostly from John Britt’s book High Fire Glazes. Val’s Satin Black From Val Cushing. Custer Feldspar: 20 Soda Feldspar: 20 Whiting: 2 Silica: 20 Ball Clay: 10 Talc: 13… Continue reading Black Glazes

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Kaki (Persimmon, Tomato) Glaze

Anderson Ranch Kaki 1310 Reduction

Here are a few Kaki glazes, mostly from John Britt’s book High Fire Glazes.  You can find these recipes (with updated cone 9 & 10 photos)  and more on my glaze website Glazy: https://glazy.org/search?base_type=460&type=570&cone=high Coleman Kaki Custer Feldspar 48, Silica 16, Whiting 9, Kaolin 7, Talc 9, Bone Ash 11, Red Iron Oxide 11.5 KC Red Kaki… Continue reading Kaki (Persimmon, Tomato) Glaze

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Tianmu (Temmoku) Glazes

Here are a few Tenmoku glazes, mostly from John Britt’s book High Fire Glazes.  You can find these recipes and more on my glaze website Glazy: https://glazy.org/search?base_type=460&type=540&cone=high Hamada Temmoku Custer Feldspar 50, Silica 30, Whiting 20, Red Iron Oxide 9 Leach Temmoku Custer Feldspar 40, Silica 30, Whiting 20, Kaolin 10, Red Iron Oxide 9 Rust Black Custer Feldspar 46.2, Silica 23.2, Whiting 17.4, Kaolin 10.9, Zinc Oxide… Continue reading Tianmu (Temmoku) Glazes

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Planeware

Ceramics is not an independent craft, it has evolved in a complex environment of discourse with other craft traditions.  In Chinese ceramics this condition is reflected in the prevalence of skeuomorphisms, with ceramic vessels emulating the forms and manufacturing artifacts of more “valuable” metalworking traditions including bronze, silver and gold. The Planeware series is an exploration of the… Continue reading Planeware

Paperclay: Art and Practice

My work is featured in Rosette Gault’s new book on paperclay.  I should note that only some of my work uses porcelain with small additions of paper.  Porosity is a big issue when making functional ware, and additions of paper can cause all kinds of problems.  In the past I tested cone 6 stoneware bodies… Continue reading Paperclay: Art and Practice

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Omega HH506RA Pyrometer

In the future I’ll be adding articles to this website.  The first article that came to mind was a review of an excellent pyrometer I recently purchased, the Omega HH506RA.

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纪录片《china-瓷》

It’s said that you can tell how long a foreigner has been in China by the number of appearances they have on Chinese television.  I’m not doing well, I guess, because I’ve only been in one documentary.“China · porcelain” is a documentary about the fascinating history of Chinese export porcelain in the Ming and Qing… Continue reading 纪录片《china-瓷》

New kiln

Completed gas kiln with steel frame and stainless steel panels

Steel-frame fiber propane gas kiln, six venturi burners, single shelf (64x64cm).

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Shards

Some shards laid out for the Monday-morning Antique Market in Jingdezhen. But are they real, or fake?

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