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Understanding Pottery

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Understanding Pottery: Geology for Potters Part 2

Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 10: Pots, Rocks and Minerals: Geology for Potters Part 2. In this video you will learn about the different rocks and minerals used as glaze and clay ingredients and where they come from.

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2

Episode

14

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Understanding Pottery: Geology for Potters Part 1

Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 10: Pots, Rocks and Minerals: Geology for Potters Part 1. In this video you will learn about the different rocks and minerals used as glaze and clay ingredients and where they come from.

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2

Episode

13

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Understanding Pottery: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains

Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains. In this podcast you will learn why these surfaces treatments are different and how to best use them in your creative process. This is the third chapter in the section titled Use of Raw Materials.

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2

Episode

12

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Understanding Pottery: Glaze Chemistry Part 2 of 2

Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Part 2 of 2. In this podcast you will continue to learn about the different materials that are used in glazes and what the role is in the glaze. This is the second chapter in the section titled Use of Raw Materials.
The next topic in the series is Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains.

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2

Episode

11

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Understanding Pottery: Glaze Chemistry Part 1 of 2

Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Part 1 of 2. In this video you will learn about the different materials that are used in glazes and what the role is in the glaze. This is the second chapter in the section titled Use of Raw Materials.

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2

Episode

10

Date

Understanding Pottery: Chemistry for Potters

Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters. In this video you will learn some chemistry that is important in understanding how ceramics works. This is the first chapter in the section titled Use of Raw Materials. The next topic in the series is an Introduction to Glaze Chemistry.

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2

Episode

9

Date

Understanding Pottery: Glaze Firing

Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. This is chapter six: Glaze Firing.
We’ve already published:
• Chapter one: What is Clay
• Chapter two: Clay Properties and Drying
• Chapter three: Bisque Firing
• Chapter four: Tips for Successful Glazing
• Chapter five: Pyrometric Cones

In this podcast you will learn how heat work changes clay into multiple different ceramic products, what happens to glaze during the firing, how the glaze and clay materials interact and the different temperatures where these changes and interactions happen.

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2

Episode

8

Date

Understanding Pottery: Pyrometric Cones

Understanding Pottery is a video series in production by Washington Street Studios. The series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. We’ve already published chapter one: What is Clay, chapter two: Clay Properties and Drying and Chapter three: Bisque Firing and Chapter four: Tips for Successful Glazing. This is chapter five: Pyrometric Cones.
In this video you will learn all you ever want to know about pyrometric cones. Phil answers these questions and more:
• Who invented Pyrometric Cones and when?
• What is their purpose?
• How do you use them?
• With kiln controllers now available, why do we need them?

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2

Episode

7

Date

Understanding Pottery: Tips for Successful Glazing Part 3

Understanding Pottery is a video series in production by Washington Street Studios. The series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. We’ve already published chapter one: What is Clay, chapter two: Clay Properties and Drying and Chapter three: Bisque Firing. This is chapter four: Tips for Successful Glazing. This topic will be presented in three parts.
Tips for Successful Glazing is presented in seven topics:
1. Glaze Compositions
2. Glaze Preparation and Mixing
3. Handling Prepared Glazes (Ready For Use)
4. Surface Preparation of the Work to be Glazed
5. Methods of Glaze Application
6. Clean Up and Finishing of the Glazed Work
7. Glaze Firing
In this video you will learn methods of applying glazes, clean up and finishing of glazed work and an overview of the glaze firing. You will hear about pitfalls to avoid and tips / techniques that will improve your glazing and add to your success.
Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table
The next topic in the Understanding Pottery series will be Pyrometric Cones.

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2

Episode

6

Date

Understanding Pottery: Tips for Successful Glazing Part 2

Understanding Pottery is a video series in production by Washington Street Studios. The series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. We’ve already published chapter one: What is Clay, chapter two: Clay Properties and Drying and Chapter three: Bisque Firing. This is chapter four: Tips for Successful Glazing. This topic will be presented in three parts.
Tips for Successful Glazing is presented in seven topics:
1. Glaze Compositions
2. Glaze Preparation and Mixing
3. Handling Prepared Glazes (Ready For Use)
4. Surface Preparation of the Work to be Glazed
5. Methods of Glaze Application
6. Clean Up and Finishing of the Glazed Work
7. Glaze Firing
In this video you will learn the about preparing already mixed glazes for use and preparing the surfaces of pots to be glazed. Phil presents tips on stiring studio glazes along with tips and pitfalls. Then he discusses what to do to prepare the surfaces of pots to be glazed that will add to your success.

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2

Episode

5

Date

Understanding Pottery: Tips for Successful Glazing Part 1

Understanding Pottery is a video series in production by Washington Street Studios. The series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. We’ve already published chapter one: What is Clay, chapter two: Clay Properties and Drying and Chapter three: Bisque Firing. This is chapter four: Tips for Successful Glazing. This topic will be presented in three parts.
Tips for Successful Glazing is presented in seven topics:
1. Glaze Compositions
2. Glaze Preparation and Mixing
3. Handling Prepared Glazes (Ready For Use)
4. Surface Preparation of the Work to be Glazed
5. Methods of Glaze Application
6. Clean Up and Finishing of the Glazed Work
7. Glaze Firing
In this video you will learn the about glaze compositions, preparations and mixing. Phil presents tips on glaze testing and getting to know your glazes as well as characteristics of different glazes. This is followed by tips and techniques for preparing for and mixing glazes that will add to your success.

Season

2

Episode

4

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Understanding Pottery: Bisque Firing

Understanding Pottery is a podcast series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. We’ve already published chapter one: What is Clay and chapter two: Clay Properties and Drying. This is chapter three: Bisque Firing.

In this podcast you will learn the difference between bisque and biscuit firing, what happens in the clay during a bisque firing, why we bisque fire pottery, tips and pitfalls when bisque firing.

The next topic in the Understanding Pottery series will be Tips for Successful Glazing.

Season

2

Episode

3

Date

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