Category: Software

  • Lasse Östman Golden Glaze

    Lasse Östman generously shared his deep knowledge of glazes on his website and social media.  The Glazy community has been working to re-create Lasse’s glazes, and two recent results from @trees_wijnands and @xavierescala are just too wonderful not to post.  It’s amazing to see people around the world sharing their knowledge like this!

  • Virtual Blue & White

    Dataset of 1,600 photos of qinghua blue & white porcelain from the Ming Dynasty to Republic Period. Generated music soundtrack is an excerpt from “Transmission” by the amazing Alex Bainter ( and is licensed under CC BY 4.0. More generators can be found at More information at

  • #standwithukraine

    For the month of March, all Glazy members will enjoy free Patron status. Instead of giving to Glazy, please consider donating to a charity instead. The Glazy homepage has links to charities like @voices_of_children@careorg @tabletochki_ @doctorswithoutborders @unicef @worldfoodprogramme @wckitchen

  • #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 […]

  • 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 and follow their Instagram account, @the_grinding_room, for regular […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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!

  • Machine Learning for Artists

    Class full! Thanks so much everyone. Really excited to see what people create.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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

  • The dream is alive.

    #starlink #mountainpotter

  • 100,000

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

  • 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! […]

  • Free Patron Status for Education

    Today Glazy welcomes 747 new Patrons! Anyone who is signed up with an .edu or 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 email address also receive 12 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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).