- 1 PERFECT HOLIDAY SPECIALS SECTION
- A GREAT FLASH SALE SECTION
- ACRYLIC PAINTS / BISQUE STAINS
- BISQUE UNPAINTED CERAMICS-MUGS- PLATES-BOWLS-PLATTERS FIGURINES
- BISQUE UNPAINTED CERAMICS ADD-ON'S,MAGNETS, BEADS & PENDANTS
- BISQUE UNPAINTED CERAMICS SMALL MISC. ITEMS FOR PARTIES OR FAVORS
- BISQUE UNPAINTED MISC. ITEMS
- FAIRIES CASTLES GARGOYLES DRAGONS WIZARDS
- FIGURINES / ANIMALS
- KITCHEN UTILITY /TEA POTS / KIDS TEA SETS /MUGS
- MUGS /CUPS/ WINE GOBLETS
- PENDANTS /BEADS/ NECKLACES
- PICTURE FRAMES AND DRAWER KNOBS
- PLATES / BOWLS / PLATTERS
- BOOKS ON CERAMICS
- CASTING CERAMIC SUPPLIES MOLDS/SLIP CASTING
- CERAMIC CHRISTMAS TREE PLASTIC COLOR REPLACEMENT LIGHTS BULBS STARS
- CHRISTMAS BISQUE / PLASTERCRAFT
- CONSULTATION ON FIRING, GLAZING, LOADING KILNS
- EASTER BISQUE AND PLASTERCRAFT
- GIFT CERTIFICATES
- GLAZES UNDERGLAZES OVERGLAZES DUNCAN MAYCO
- CLEAR LOW FIRE GLOSS GLAZES LEAD FREE
- DUNCAN FIRABLE COLORS UNDERGLAZES, GLAZES, OVERGLAZES
- Clear low fire gloss glazes
- Concepts underglaze firable 2 oz & 8 oz
- Courtyard 4oz. has returned with more colors !
- Covercoat underglaze 2oz. & 16 oz. pints in a few colors
- Crackles glazes 4 oz.
- Crystals glazes 4 oz.
- Crystals glazes new and reformulated non toxic 8 oz.
- Duncan SY & specialty products
- Envision Glazes
- EZ stroke underglaze 1 oz.
- French dimensions 1.25oz (puffy
- Overglazes- gold, white gold, mother of pearl
- Satin color line
- GARE UNDERGLAZE/ GLAZE/ SPRAY GLOSS/ MATTE SEALERS
- Gare fun strokes
- HOBBY COLOROBBIA
- MAYCO FIRABLE COLORS, UNDERGLAZES, GLAZES & KITS LEAD FREE
- Crystalite low fire glaze 4 0z.
- Mayco Classic low fire Crackle glazes 4oz.
- Mayco cobblestone low fire glaze 4 oz.
- Mayco Misc.
- Stroke& coat wonderglaze speckle underglaze for bisque
- Stroke& coat wonderglaze underglaze for bisque 12 color kits
- Stroke&coat wonderglaze underglaze for bisque 2oz.& 16 oz.
- UNDERGLAZE PENCILS FOR DECORATING ON BISQUE
- HOUSES VILLAGE HOLIDAY HOUSES PLASTERCRAFT ACRYLIC PAINTS SPRAY/BRUSH ON GLAZE (Village holiday houses)
- JUDAICA FIRED/NON FIRED CHANNUKAH, PASSOVER
- KILN SUPPLIES SHELVES, POSTS, STILTS, CONES
- High fire kiln posts for cones 5-10
- Kiln shelves
- Kiln Stilts individual
- Low fire kiln Posts cones 04 & cooler
- Misc. kiln supplies & parts
- ORTON CONES/BARS/WITNESS CONES PYROMETRIC FOR FIRING A KILN
- Cone holders/Kiln cone supports
- Pyrometric self support cones
- Pyrometric cones large
- Pyrometric small bars
- Pyrometric small Cones
- TILE & BEAD RACKS FOR USE IN A CERAMIC KILN
- POTTERY TOOLS BY KEMPER
- Basic tool kits
- Bats for pottery wheels
- Calipers for measuring
- Clean up tools
- Cutoff needles
- Cutout tools
- Detail carving tools
- Drilling tools for holes
- Fettling knives
- Heavy duty sculpting tools
- Hole cutting tools
- Lace tools
- loop tools
- Misc. pottery toools
- Pallet knives
- Pot lifters
- Ribbon tools
- Saw tools
- Sgraffito tools
- Texturing brushes
- Throwing sticks
- Trimming knives
- Turning tools
- Wire & wood tools
- Wire end tools
- Wood modeling tools
- PUMPKIN CARVING TOOL SETS
- SPONGES & SANDERS
- SUPPLIES MISC.ITEMS YOU COULDNT FIND ARE HERE
- TILES BISQUE CERAMIC UNPAINTED/UNGLAZED LOW FIRE
- UNDERGLAZE PENCILS
Tips & Info
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When using any products, please read labels carefully and always do a test sample before going into large production runs.
Firing results may vary from one kiln to another & one environment to another. We do not guarantee specific results.
Ceramic Dictionary of Terms
- Raku : Originally a name used by a Japanese family that made tea ceremony ware. Now refers to the process of raku firing and to ware glazed in such a firing. Raku ware is often reduced after firing by burying it in combustible material, then covering it with an airtight lid. This reduction atmosphere aids in producing luster or opalescent colors.
- Reduction : A firing in which insufficient air is supplied to the kiln for complete combustion. Under these conditions, the carbon monoxide in the kiln combines with the oxygen in the oxides of the clay body and glaze, causing the oxides to change color. Commonly associated with high-fired stoneware, porcelain, raku, and lusters.
- Refractory : Resistance to heat and melting. Refractory materials are used in porcelain and stoneware. Also used for building kilns and kiln furniture and in combustion with other materials, as kiln insulation.
- Relief : The projection of forms from a flat background in sculpture and decoration. The terms high relief and low relief describe the amount of projection above the background.
- Resist : A methods of applying a covering material such as wax, latex, stencils, or masking tape to bisque or glazed ware, then coating the piece with a slip, a glaze, or a second glaze. The resist material will not accept the added layer so that on firing, the color of the covered area will remain intact.
- Rib : A curved tool made of wood, metal, or plastic, used for shaping, scraping, or smoothing clay objects.
- Ribbing : use of a rib to shape moist clay, or scrape damp or dry clay.
- Rim : The edge of the opening of a pot.
- Salt glaze : A glaze formed by introducing salt into a hot kiln. The vaporized salt combines with the silica in the clay body, forming a sodium silicate glaze on the surface. Salt glazing releases noxious and toxic fumes, so many potters now use alternate forms.
- Scoring : Scratching or otherwise roughening the edges of damp or leather-hard clay before joining them.
- Secondary clay : Natural clay that has been moved by water or wind from its source and settled elsewhere in deposits.
- Sgraffito : Decoration of pottery made by scratching through a layer of colored slip to the differently colored clay body underneath.
- Shrinkage : The loss of volume in clay as it shrinks in drying and firing. Shrinkage varies from 7 percent to 20 percent from wet clay to fired clay, depending on the clay.
- Sieve : A utensil of wire mesh used to strain liquids or powder materials.
- Silica : Oxide of silicon. Found in nature as quartz or flint sand, it is the most common of all ceramic materials.
- Silicate of soda : A solution of sodium silicate that is used as a deflocculant to help in the suspension of clay materials in slip.
- Slab roller : A mechanical device for rolling out slabs to a set, consistent thickness.
- Slip : A suspension of clay in water used for casting pottery or sculpture in molds. Slip can also be used for painted decoration or for the sgraffito technique.
- Slip casting : Forming objects by pouring slip into a plaster mold. The mold absorbs the water in the slip so that the solid clay walls are formed to create a positive of the original.
- Slip glaze : A glaze that contains a large proportion of clay. Generally one that contains enough flux to form a glaze with few or no additives.
- Slip trailer : A rubber syringe used to apply decorations of slip on ware.
- Slurry : A thick, creamy mixture of clay and water.
- Spray booth : A ventilated booth that removes chemicals and fumes from the air so that the person spraying does not inhale them while spraying glazes, underglazes, or overglazes.
- Spray gun : A gun-like device through which compressed air passes, forcing the air into a fine mist for application. Used for spraying glazes.
- Spraying : In ceramics, a method of applying glazes using a spray gun.
- Sprigging : The process of applying low-relief decorations of damp clay onto already formed greenware.
- Stains : Commercially processed and refined raw chemicals which yield ceramic stains and offer a wide range of shades for coloring and clay and glazes. They are generally more color stable than oxides.
- Stilts : Triangular supports with either clay or heat-resistant metal points, used to support pieces of glazed pottery above the shelves during glaze firing to keep the glaze from sticking the ware to the shelf. Small stilt marks can be filled, sanded, or ground smooth.
- Stoneware : A type of clay body fired to a temperature at which the body becomes vitrified, dense, and nonabsorptive, but not translucent. Usually matures at temperatures above 2192 degrees F.
- Temper : Any material, such as sand, mica, or grog, added to a clay body to make it more porous and less likely to shrink and warp.
- Tenmoku : High-fired, saturated iron glaze; black, brown, and yellowish. Used by the Chinese and Japanese, especially on tea ware. Still a popular glaze.
- Terra-cotta : A low-fire, porous, reddish clay body, frequently containing grog and other temper. Used throughout history for common, utilitarian ware; also used for sculpture.
- Terra sigillata : A fine slip glaze. Used by the Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans to coat their pottery. Now formulated into a wide variety of colors.
- Test tiles : Small tiles made of clay used to test clay bodies in the kiln or to test glazes on a specific clay body.
- Thermal shock : The stress to which ceramic material is subjected to when sudden changes occur in the heat during firing or cooling.
- Throwing : Forming objects on the potters' wheel using a clay body with plastic qualities.
- Trailing : A method of throwing in which slip or glaze is applied using a syringe.
- Trimming : In ceramics, this refers to trimming excess clay off the foot and sometimes the body of a pot to refine the shape.
- Undercut : A negative space in a solid form, creating an overhang. Casting a form with undercutting requires a multi-part mold to release the mold from the cast.
- Underfire : To fire clay or glaze-accidentally or deliberately-to a point below its maturing point. Underfiring can turn a normally glossy glaze into a matte finish.
- Underglaze : Any coloring material used under a glaze. The color can be provided by commercially prepared glaze and clay body stains.
- Updraft kiln : A kiln in which the heat goes up through the chamber and is vented through the top of the iln.
- Vitreous : Having the nature of glass. In ceramics, a glaze or clay body that has been fired to a dense, hard, and nonabsorbent condition. High-fire glazes vitrify and combine with the glassy particles that form in the high-fire clay body as it approaches vitrification. This results in a glaze that is united with the clay body as compared to a low-fire glaze that merely coats the glaze.
- Warping : Changes in the form of a clay body. Warping of ware can occur during drying or firing if the walls are built unevenly or if drying or firing is too rapid and uneven.
- Wax resist : A method of decoration in which melted wax or oil emulsion is painted onto the clay body or onto a glazed piece.
- Wedging : Anyone of various methods of kneading a mass of clay to expel the air, get rid of lumps, and prepare for a homogenous material.
- Wedging table : A table of plaster, wood, or concrete, often covered with canvas, on which clay can be wedged. A stretched wire attached to the table allows one to cut the clay to check for air bubbles, lumps, or lack of homogeneity.
Greg Skipper 334 356-0904 email@example.com
Ceramics Studio of fairbanks 907-457-7359 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Lowe Desert Dragon Pottery 602-690-6956 Mishy@desertdragonpottery.com desertdragonpottery.com Phoenix AZ
Josh & Paula Richling 760-247-0877 LINQ 760-247-0877 email@example.com Apple Valley ca
Doug & Edith Elfving 760-347-8805 firstname.lastname@example.org Indio CA
Leatha Ruchty TMS Enterprises 760-4511802 email@example.com Fallbrook CA
Tim O'Neill Bad-Dog Pottery (559) 786-6577 firstname.lastname@example.org Visalia - So. San Juaquin Valley CA
Gabriell The Red Ladder 925.829-3733 www.theredladder.com Dublin Ca
Leonie Barel email@example.com Los Angeles
Annie E. Doryk WetDog Studio 805-481-7992
Arroyo Grande, CA WetDOGraphx@hotmail.com
gallery studio instruction
4505 S. Centinela Avenue
Susan Barrow The Treasure Hut Ceramics (604)793-4302 firstname.lastname@example.org Chilliwack, B.C. Canada
Debbie Adams, 613-384-2194, email@example.com
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Lorry Lorak Creations firstname.lastname@example.org Fort Collins CO
We have a Skutt 1027 electric kiln in Northern Colorado.
Morty Bachar www.lakesidepottery.com
Debbie Altschwager The Clay Lady 860-693-6460 email@example.com Collinsville CT
Claypotter firstname.lastname@example.org Tampa, FL Small electric kiln for hobbiest.
Robs Kiln Service & Sales Co. Largo Florida 727-798-1053 From Gainsville to Ft Lauderdale
Laura Marmol Key Biscayne, Fl 305-365-1753
email@example.com Electric kiln
Henrietta Paul Retta's Ramics & Gifts (229)-883-4084 firstname.lastname@example.org Leesburg, Albany Area GA. All ceramics, pricing- negotiable
Jean Stewart, Sunny Side Pottery 706-782-6053
email@example.com Tiger, GA
Ed Dvorscak 815-477-2213 firstname.lastname@example.org Crystal Lake IL
Karen Hinz, Oak Hill Studio, Monticello, IN
Angela Kieler studio potter 913-894-1609 email@example.com Kansas City
Terri Kennedy Potterri 225-664-7667 Terri@potterri.8m.com http://www.potterri.8m.com
Baton Rouge LA
Jerry Manuel (337) 583-7697 firstname.lastname@example.org Sulphur, LA
Earl & Rae Murphy (985) 542-2983 email@example.com Hammond LA
Andrea Ciak firstname.lastname@example.org Belfast, ME
Susan Brightman CeramicsPlus email@example.com
49 Cedar Knoll Road Cockeysville, MD 410-666-0238
Emily Canady firstname.lastname@example.org Skutt 822-3 Usual firings to cone 06 and cone 10, other temperatures can be arranged.
Contact for pricing and questions. - Aberdeen, MD
The Kiln Doctor
Teresa Whitney The Old School 573-754-5540 or 7988 email@example.com Louisiana, MO
John Stromnes, Studio potter
POLSON, MT (8 m. north off US93)
Irene Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Tish Gay Eight Oaks Farm 919/496-8009 email@example.com Zebulon NC
Brad Bachmeier Bachmeier Pottery & Sculpture 701-271-0616 Fargo ND
Cynthia Schaefer Schaefers Studios firstname.lastname@example.org
Egg Harbor City NJ
Joyce Phillips Jo's Pottery and More 505-865-1742 email@example.com Los Lunas out side Albuquerque NM
Kathy Potoski 845-623-1106 firstname.lastname@example.org West Nyack, NY Electric skutt 1027 Usually fire to cone 6
Cindy McNamara Cindy's Country Ceramics 419 335-1343 email@example.com Fayette,Ohio
Deborah Phillips Yakimono Toki Studio 405-489-3173 Oct-Apr firstname.lastname@example.org Cement OK (near Oklahoma City)
Willa Griffin 405 590-6180 or 567-1702 email@example.com
Michael Hammond Trail Oregon Pottery 541 8783012
firstname.lastname@example.org 35 miles out of Medford, OR
Sammy Shuford Home Hobbiest 843-851-0242, email@example.com Summerville SC
M.T.Arial Clay Studio South Carolina 803-772-4757 MTU18354@aol.com Columbia and Lexington SC
Kathy Brown Kreations by Kathy 843-556-1305 firstname.lastname@example.org Charleston SC
Ted Keesee Willow Creek Pottery 540-466-2477 email@example.com Bristol VA (near Tennessee border)
Didi Fletcher 214-718-5160 firstname.lastname@example.org Plano, TX
K.C. Marks ClayMarks Studio (409)621-5618 Galveston TX
Kathleen Law 940-716-0715 email@example.com Wichita Falls TX I have two large kilns; one Duncan that is used for ceramic pieces and fired to cone 04. The Cress is used for high fire pieces such as porcelain, etc. and fired to cone 10. Pricing as per piece; typically half the cost of the greenware with a minimum of $10 per load. I also have a small kiln for miniatures and decals of smaller items. I work a varied schedule as an engineer for the Railroad so please email me if you'd like to have me fire your pieces. I would appreciate it if you brought your desired cone but I do have a number of the more common sizes on hand. A phone call is acceptable also but if you get the answering machine, just leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible.
Lily Lomeli 713-771-5199 Houston, TX
Creative Space, the Art Gym here in Rutland, Vermont. http://members.aol.com/creatvspce/
802/773-4350 from 11-8 M-F, 10-8 Sat, 12-4 Sun, or leave a message.
Black Rose Studio firstname.lastname@example.org Roanoke VA.
Ceramics and Crafts by Debbie 540-710-1081 email@example.com Fredericksburg Va
Ted Keesee Willow Creek Pottery 540-466-2477 Ted41564@chartertn.net Bristol VA
Deborah Abel Ceramics and Crafts by Debbie 540-710-1078 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandi Barber Wolf'S Den Ceramics (540) 832-0585 email@example.com Barboursville, Va
DAN PERKINS 540-772-0711 StrBrite00@aol.com Roanoke,VA
Dave Ohlson DREUBENS 920-868-1446 firstname.lastname@example.org www.dreubens.com In egg Harbor Wisconsin wi 3 electrics 2-7cubic electrics and one 5 cubic 2 lpg gas kilns 2 raku kilns. pricing would be depending on size of pieces fire from 05 to cone 8 I have plenty of kiln to go around will load the pieces be glad to help potters who do not have kilns