#glazepunk

There are so many great punk genres (cyberpunk, steampunk, solarpunk, etc.), why not #glazepunk?! Ceramics is undergoing a revolution, and many aspects of current trends could be defined as “punk”: rejection and/or reinterpretation of authority and tradition; “hacking” ceramics with new tech like 3d printers and machine learning software; reverse engineering materials & glazes; breaking down… Continue reading #glazepunk

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The Grinding Room to the Rescue

Glazy has always had too few low-fire glaze recipes, but the amazing Alfred Grinding Room is fixing that!  During her tenure at Alfred, Andrea Gill (@gillpottery) collected hundreds of recipes. These glazes were painstakingly tested and published by the Grinding Room team of @earlyamericanrobotpottery, @brookecashion, and @erinlynnsmith. Visit their website at http://www.alfredgrindingroom.com/ and follow their Instagram account, @the_grinding_room, for regular… Continue reading The Grinding Room to the Rescue

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Machine Learning for Artists course wrap-up

This is a small selection of the images, videos, and even 3d models created by students during the course.  We had an AMAZING group of people.  Even more important than the creation of digital artifacts were the lively discussions about our fears and hopes for machine learning and artificial intelligence, issues in ML/AI such as job displacement… Continue reading Machine Learning for Artists course wrap-up

Visualizing Glaze Types

These heatmaps show concentrations of public glaze recipes in Glazy for various glaze types.  Some types, like Shino, stand out, but maps for types like Celadon and even Tenmoku resemble that of Clear glazes.  Indeed, many Celadon and Tenmoku recipes are simply clear glaze bases plus Iron.  The map for the Matte type is predictably shifted towards the… Continue reading Visualizing Glaze Types

What is a vase?

50 million doodles have been released as a dataset, including 126,475 drawings of a “vase”.  In this image I’ve stacked hundreds of “vase” doodles, revealing a common form. But what emerges is not the universal, Platonic ideal of a “vase”.  Google’s analysis of doodle composites has shown that even for basic things like “chair” there are significant… Continue reading What is a vase?

This Glaze Did Not Exist

The virtual is slowly seeping into the real.  @pointyview and @gingerlukas have been posting some wonderful tests of glaze recipes generated by OpenAI’s machine learning software GPT-2.  This is only the beginning!

Stylegan Dehua

A selection of machine-learning generated Dehua porcelain heads. StyleGAN2-ada-pytorch on Google Colab with single NVIDIA V100 GPU.  Converted legacy network FFHQ 512×512 StyleGAN2 config f, then using 500 images of faces from dehua sculptures ran transfer learning for 200kimg (default augmentation, x-mirror).

Recreating Ancient Glazes

Recreating Ancient Glazes using Glazy’s “Target & Solve” feature with analyses from Nigel Wood’s “Chinese Glazes”. In an earlier post I showed how you can quickly make a recipe from an analysis of an ancient glaze.  Here are four examples of recipes I tested using this technique. 1.  #121102 Koryo celadon glaze 3.  This came out BEAUTIFUL on stoneware… Continue reading Recreating Ancient Glazes

30,401 Images and Counting

Just some of the photos uploaded this week! During the first couple years of Glazy’s existence, it would be exciting to see just one or two photos uploaded a week.  Since then, the Glazy community has grown into an amazingly generous group of people from around the world, sharing over 30,000 photos! All these photos with… Continue reading 30,401 Images and Counting

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The Internet Runs Through It

120Mbps somewhere in the middle of Montana.  And this is only the beta.  Maybe it’s time to become a mountain potter. I was going to do a write up, but there’s not much to write about.  You literally just take it out of the box, plug it in, and suddenly you have incredible internet. #starlink

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100,000

Some say 100,000 is too many, but we say it’s too few. Milestone reached on 21 October 2020.

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Plaster Calculator Update

I’ve just updated the Plaster Calculator with a slightly improved UI and clearer ability to change units.  I’m also recommending that people use @earlyamericanrobotpottery‘s formula, so I’ve listed it first.  In my experience, Keith’s formula is both simple and accurate. Tip of the Day:  You can add links to Glazy and Plaster Calculator directly on your phone’s home screen!… Continue reading Plaster Calculator Update

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Free Patron Status for Education

Today Glazy welcomes 747 new Patrons! Anyone who is signed up with an .edu or .ac.uk address automatically gets 12 months of Patron status with extra features like Target & Solve, Blends, Dark Mode, calculated thermal expansion, and user-defined decimal places.  New users who sign up with an .edu or .ac.uk email address also receive 12… Continue reading Free Patron Status for Education

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Blending by Weight

Quick Tip:  You can also use the Glazy Blending Charts for blending by weight instead of volume.  This is useful for blending clays and slips. For this triaxial I’ve made three 500g batches of clay plus 200g of water for a total of 700g each.  The Triaxial Blend chart uses 20ml volume blends, to avoid using a calculator… Continue reading Blending by Weight

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Glazy Server Upgrade

Thank you patrons!  Made possible by your support, tonight Glazy will be getting a new server with double the memory, a larger SSD hard drive, dedicated CPUs and updated OS & software. Glazy will be offline for about 30-60 minutes starting from 11PM US Eastern Time (3:00 AM GMT).

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Glazy Blends!

Many of the tests you can find in Glazy’s Instagram feed are made using Volumetric Blending.  In the past, it was difficult to calculate the actual recipes of the blended tests.  But now, Glazy’s Calculator can now automatically create Line, Biaxial, and Triaxial blends for you! This function is only available for Paypal and Patreon patrons who’ve… Continue reading Glazy Blends!

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How to Use the Blending Guides

New Video:  How to Use the Blending Guides This short help video shows you how to use the Volumetric Blending Guides.  I’ve released the Blending Guides as free PDF downloads.  Both the video and downloads are on the Glazy Help website: http://help.glazy.org/testing/blending-guides/

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