Plaster Calculator

Calculate the amount of water and plaster you will need for various solid forms. Bookmark this link on your phone’s browser for easy access! The code is open source and available on Github: Inspired by Keith Simpson’s (@earlyamericanrobotpottery) plaster handout and the USG plaster calculator. The calculations are from USG (, Keith Simpson… Continue reading Plaster Calculator

Glazy Much like the open-source movement, our ceramics culture is largely one of sharing and collaboration.  Via mailing lists, discussion groups, and personal websites, potters freely share their knowledge.  Being largely self-taught, these resources have been extremely important to me. In particular, ceramics recipes are handed down from one generation of ceramicists to another, much… Continue reading Glazy

72 Hands From theTiangong Kaiwu (天工開物) encyclopedia compiled by Song Yingxing (宋应星) at the end of the Ming Dynasty comes the oft-cited quote: “共计一杯工力,过手七十二,方可成器” “For the total work required to make a single cup, it must pass through 72 hands, and only then can it become a vessel.” 72 Hands is an effort to document all types of ceramics techniques.… Continue reading 72 Hands