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Any Flashers Out There?

11 July 2015 - 08:22 AM

Am working on some sushi plates/trays for a salt firing (cone 10) and plan to stack them with wadding between plates.  Would like to add some oxides to promote different flashing on the surfaces.  I know about adding copper . . . but does anyone else have suggestions for additions to the wadding that would give a nice colorful halo effect?  Am using Highwater's Phoenix and Standards Jack Troy Woodfire claybodies for the plates/trays. 

Zircon Flour

22 May 2015 - 07:48 PM

A flashing recipe I'm interested in calls for zircon flour. Would zircopax or superpax be a substitute? Not really interested in ball milling zircon sand to zircon flour.

Smithsonian Craft Show

24 April 2015 - 07:13 AM

For those in the D.C. area, the Smithsonian Craft Show is this weekend . . .


Looks like a great selection of pottery/ceramics. And, its always fun to talk to the potters at their booths. Who knows, maybe you'll come across someone familiar to the pages of the forum. (Yep, that's a hint folks to scroll through the exhibitors, maybe starting with the R' in ceramics.)

Old School Materials Making

30 March 2015 - 07:30 PM

What is involved before it is bagged and sold at the local pottery supply store . . .



Picasso Ceramics Exhibition At Kennedy Center, Washington, Dc (Free)

13 February 2015 - 05:56 PM


Picasso Ceramist and the Mediterranean

Mar. 4-22 | Atrium and Atrium Foyers

Picasso Ceramist and the Mediterranean is a carefully curated selection of more than 140 of Pablo Picasso's ceramic pieces that reveal how the prolific artist reshaped the very notions of how clay could be used. Reflecting the artist's strong attraction to Mediterranean colors, shapes, and mythological creatures, the exhibition is the first of its kind to be shown in the United States. During Picasso's long career, he explored many forms of visual art: painting, sculpture, lithography, etching, collage, stage and costume design, poetry, and ceramics. He initially experimented with clay in 1900, but it was during the years after World War II that he developed an intense interest in the medium. At the time, he lived in southern France, where clay deposits had been exploited since pre-Roman times. During his lifetime, he produced some 4,500 plates, vessels, and other ceramic creations.

This exhibition was originally conceived for "Marseille-Provence 2013," the yearlong celebration of Marseille's reign as Cultural Capital of Europe and presented in Aubagne. In 2014, the exhibition traveled to the National Museum of Ceramics in Sèvres, near Paris, where it was the most successful show in the museum's history. It is curated by Joséphine Matamoros and Bruno Gaudichon, and is made possible by the generous participation of private collectors.