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Kaitlynne Phillips


Articles by Kaitlynne Phillips

Mocha Diffusions

Mocha Diffusions


This intriguing method of surface decoration was initially developed and used in the southwest of England,  … Read More

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

Carbon Trapping

Carbon Trapping

Most potters are familiar with carbon-trapping: on shino glazes, in a typical reduction firing, or in wood, soda, and salt  … Read More

Gemstones and Glazes

Gemstones and Glazes

Gemstones give us inspiration for glaze design: from green emeralds and red rubies, to blue aquamarines and golden beryls, we  … Read More

Custer Feldspar

Custer Feldspar

Feldspar is an important material for potters, as we use it in both clay body and glaze recipes. Because of  … Read More

4 Steps to Easy Color

4 Steps to Easy Color

Glazes are all glasses. There are essentially three categories of materials in a glaze: glass-formers, fluxes, and stabilizers.
Silica is  … 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