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Dave Finkelnburg


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Clay Minerals

Clay Minerals

Need a brief overview of the handful of clay minerals most important to the ceramic arts? Of course you do.  … Read More

Cooling

Cooling

An often overlooked part of firing ceramic work is cooling the kiln. Surface, color and integrity of the work are  … Read More

Vitrification

Vitrification

Vitrification, from vitreum, Latin for “glass” is the most important, and perhaps the most poorly understood, process in ceramics. A  … Read More

Refractories

Refractories

A common definition of refractory is, “stubborn, obstinate.” While that’s not the “resistant to heat” definition used in ceramics, it  … Read More

Kiln Venting

Kiln Venting

While fuel-fired kilns are necessarily self venting, electric kilns for ceramic art always require installing some sort of ventilation. With  … Read More