About the Author

John Britt

John Britt

John Britt has been a potter and educator for more than 26 years. He has worked and taught at universities, colleges, and craft centers across the United States. John is the author of the The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glaze; Glazing & Firing at Cone 10, which was published by Lark Books in 2004. He has written numerous articles for ceramics publications including Ceramics Monthly, Ceramic Review, Studio Potter, and more. Currently, John teaches glaze chemistry, throwing, glazing, and firing workshops at his Bakersville, North Carolina, studio. To learn more about John, please visit his website: www.johnbrittpottery.com.


Articles by John Britt

Firing with Vegetable Oil

Firing with Vegetable Oil

The oil-drip burner is made of channel iron welded together to form three steps. The oil temperature increases as it drops onto each step, until it vaporizes and ignites inside the kiln.


Many potters consider themselves environmentalists, yet they fail to consider the effects of their craft on  … Read More

Celadons at Six

Celadons at Six

Celadon glazes are some of the most popular glazes in ceramics. In particular, transparent blue celadons have a very delicate,  … Read More

Castable Refractory

Castable Refractory

Castable refractories are easy to mix, easy to use, and reasonably priced. Choosing to cast a floor or an arch,  … Read More

Oil Spot and Hare’s Fur Glazes

Oil Spot and Hare’s Fur Glazes

Vase (detail), porcelain with Nuka Glaze over Hamada Rust, fired to cone 10 oxidation. While this is not a true oil spot hare’s fur glaze, it produces a similar pattern, and is often referred to as hare’s fur for this reason.

This article was originally published in the May 2011 issue of Ceramics Monthly.

 
As a category, oil  … Read More

Ceramic Stains

Ceramic Stains

Ceramists today are spoiled. It wasn’t that long ago that getting the colors and surfaces you wanted took a lifetime  … Read More

Solid Arch Kiln

Solid Arch Kiln

The only limit to using castable refractory is your ability to design and build a form. If you know how  … Read More