Apologies for the tardiness of this edition of the “Review” (especially to the people that sit at their computer the first day of every month anticipating a collection of the best blog posts from around the clay covered internet). I was out of town for the weekend. There are a few formatting changes* but still the same great content. This is a long post so click the title to read it all if you’re on the front page. As always, thanks for stopping by and leave a comment if you have any suggestions or want to add something.
Technical, Techniqes, Tips
- Ron Philbeck shares the tools he uses for carving clay and a video to reduce dust while decorating (above).
- Meagan Chaney shares the secret “behind” her tile plaques.
- Bfree Clay has a tenmoku recipe and some nice images of the glaze and description of a recent firing.
- Brandon Phillips describes how he processes local materials (red clay, wood ash) to use for pottery.
- John Britt shows how a mistake turned into a new glaze. And shares the recipes. He also has a recipe for St. John’s Repair Cement and Steve Slatin’s GNU Blue ^6 and a Blue Celadon ^10. And he also makes movies: Extruding Test Tiles.
- Gary Jackson: (stamped) ovals in three easy steps. At least he makes it SEEM easy…
- Glynnis Lessing gives a lesson on oval casserole dishes (with pictures!)
- Liberty Stoneware explains the process of salt glazing and shows off a new toy.
- Brandon Phillips explains his treadle wheel piece by piece.
- Karatsu Pots has some not-quite-blueprints of a Korean style kickwheel.
- Linda Starr talks about warping during firing and swirl marks in her clay.
- Charles uses facebook to give a pictorial demo of acorn plates.
- Danny Knox shares throwing and decorating techniques from a recent workshop.
- Dan Finnegan has a few pictures of his slip setup and technique.
- AlexMMR shows one way to deal with runny glazes.
- Michael Mahan describes how he fires his local clay.