As Sumi von Dassow explains in today’s post, you can get great pit firing effects on pots using a good … Read More
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A type of bonfire-firing where wares are buried in sawdust in a pit in the ground and a bonfire is built on top, so that the fire and coals slowly burn away the sawdust and fire the wares. Not to be confused with sawdust smoking. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook
Terra sigillata is an ultrarefined clay slip that can give a soft sheen when applied to bone-dry wares and, if … Read More
The definition of raku firing (American-style) is “a firing process in which work is removed from the kiln at bright … Read More
As Dana Bilello-Barrow was developing her voice and her skills with clay, she realized that she would often be disappointed … Read More
Burnishing is the technique of polishing clay to a beautiful sheen without the use of glaze. Ancient potters used these … Read More
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