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Glass Kiln VS Pottery Kiln

What is a Kiln? According to Wikipedia – a kiln is a thermally insulated chamber, a type of oven, that produces temperatures sufficient to complete some process, such as hardening, drying, or chemical changes. Kilns have been in use for hundreds of years to turn objects made from clay into pottery, tiles, and bricks. Kilns…

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Do You Need to Glaze Pottery?

INTRODUCTION I was asked recently – what do you do after molding your ceramics? You glaze them! Glazing adds a safe, sealed coating to your bisque-fired wares– thereby making your creations waterproof and food safe. It also brings life to your work and it also brings your work to life with any color you wish…

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Why Does Pottery Explode in the Kiln?

Introduction As a beginner, I am sure you have had quite a bitter-sweet experience when it comes to pottery. I am certain you have your terrible experiences and the most adorable experiences. The centering process the molding process, the glazing process or even the firing process will have been a challenge to you in one…

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Is Pottery Clay Toxic?

INTRODUCTION I personally enjoy working with clay every day and I would hate to see anybody be scared to work with clay. Over my years of pottery, I found clay to be a wonderful material. Children universally for thousands of years have safely enjoyed making artifacts with the clay in their villages. Hence, if clay…

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How to Soften Pottery Clay

Welcome back to my blog. Get your chair, seat down and relax while you read. But before we talk about anything today, I want to ask you a question. What is the treasure of a potter? I know you are possibly guessing antiques, pottery wheel or a stylus. I hate to break it to you…

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Beginner Pottery Projects

Hey there, Clay, wheels, slab, rollers, glazes, extruder, kilns.  Aren’t you fascinated by the pottery process? Have you ever watched someone work on a potter’s wheel, and found yourself captivated by the smooth vessel and objects pulled up from a mound of clay? It strikes me as both fun and rewarding to turn a piece of…

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