Frustrated by the amount of time between forming a piece and decorating it after a bisque fire, Mitch Lyons came … Read More
Looking to learn all about the ceramic supplies you need in your studio? You’ve come to the right place. From ceramic colorants to ceramic glazes and underglazes, and raw materials to clay bodies, you’ll find information on all the essential ceramic supplies!
If you’ve delved into it at all, you know that creating ceramic color can be pretty confusing. Ceramic Colorants often look very different in their raw unfired state than they do when fired. We help you decipher all the ceramic colorant options available. Learning how to use ceramic colorants in glazes, slips, and clay will really help you to make your own mark on your work.
Commercial ceramic glazes and underglazes are probably the most popular ceramic supplies and there are so many options out there. The posts and videos in the Ceramic Glazes and Underglazes archives can help you discover which glazes and underglazes are right for you and all the exciting things you can do with them!
Today, potters and ceramic artists are fortunate because of their relatively easy access to ceramic raw materials. But understanding those raw materials and what they do at various firing temperatures is another thing. We have a plethora of information from experts on Ceramic Arts Network, which will help you to unravel the mysteries of ceramic raw materials.
Of course, your clay body is the most important of the many ceramic supplies needed for pottery. Clay bodies are a mixture of clays and other ceramic raw materials formulated to give desired working characteristics. Our Pottery Clay topic area is designed to help you learn all the different types of pottery clay out there and figure out which one has the characteristics you are looking for. We also have instructions if you are planning to mix it yourself, and tips if you would like to go with a clay body from a supplier.
Pottery Video of the Week: How to Combine Homemade Customizable Underglaze Transfers With Paper Stencils for a Beautiful Layered Effect
When I first saw Erin Furimsky demonstrate at a Potters Council workshop, it really opened up a door for me … Read More
Happy Monday readers! We’re back (after a slight hiccup with our server)! And I have a great post for you. … Read More
Glaze mixing and testing is really complicated and can involve a lot of testing and time and effort, but not … Read More
Ceramic artist Scott Ziegler has a lot of patience. He needs it to create his highly detailed ceramic sculpture. Influenced … Read More
The objective is to locate one single earth material that alone almost provides the desired surface, and then to add … Read More
A few years ago, my husband, a musician and sound artist, bought a super nice digital SLR camera. He intended … Read More
Inspired by 16th-century French potter Bernard Palissy, whose creations swam, slithered and crawled with creatures from nature, John McCuistion uses … Read More