Hope for 2021

Joseon Porcelain with gold lacquer repairs, National Museum of Asian Art. https://asia.si.edu/object/F1897.87/ #kintsugi #mend

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Visualizing Blend Types

Tests using traditional line, triaxial, and biaxial blends can teach us a lot about ceramic chemistry.  But sometimes they feel limiting.  What other possibilities are there?  Arranging a series of line blends into a “complete graph” might be illuminating.  And instead of a flat biaxial, what about a three-dimensional pyramid/tetrahedron?  What if blends went 3d? I’d love to hear the #glazenerd army’s… Continue reading Visualizing Blend Types

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SiC Additions to Clay Bodies

A simple blend test adding Silicon Carbide (SiC) to a clay body. Wanted to see if I could induce reduction effects in an oxidized electric kiln environment.

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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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Val Cushing’s Generous Legacy

A celebration of Val Cushing’s generous legacy via @the_grinding_room Our inheritance of Cushing’s ceramic recipes has been painstakingly tested and recorded by @earlyamericanrobotpottery, @ray_ceramics_ and @brookecashionof the @the_grinding_room at Alfred University.  Each of V.C.’s recipes has been fired in both oxidation and reduction atmospheres and then professionally photographed and edited.  It’s wonderful to not only have these recipes and photos published on Glazy, but… Continue reading Val Cushing’s Generous Legacy

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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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Oxidation Bristol SiC Celadon

For an upcoming @redlodgeclaycenter group exhibition, I wanted to try to make my “Painted” series of high-fire reduction celadon work in mid-fire oxidation.  This locally-reduced Silicon Carbide (SiC) Bristol Celadon glaze isn’t perfect.  Some have slight areas of carbon trapping on the interiors, and I didn’t have time to completely resolve the bubbles.  But I’m happy to have gotten some… Continue reading Oxidation Bristol SiC Celadon

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Support Glazy!

Just 123 patrons support Glazy’s other 18,000 registered members! Please consider helping to support Glazy now with an annual Patreon membership.  (Link in bio.)  No more annoying monthly charges, and annual memberships are 10% off.  A yearly “Student” tier membership is only $21.60 per year.  Your donation pays for Glazy’s increasing server expenses, development of new features, and recipe… Continue reading Support Glazy!

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Tsang Tsou Choi 曾灶財 King of Kowloon

Was just going through some old photos and remembered I had a pic of a partially defaced Tsang Tsou Choi work, taken in March of 2004, probably somewhere around Causeway Bay where I was staying at the time.

Impasto Dishes

This was just a first try, didn’t come out like I was hoping.

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