Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

Monday, August 27, 2018

Movie Day! Mug Demo

MUG SHAPING DEMO – VARIATIONS ON THE CYLINDER from Mission Hills Ceramic Arts on the pottery wheel, by Tim Benson. This Video is longer than usually, but worth it. These are classroom project demonstration videos for the Mission Hills High School Ceramic Arts Program - San Marcos, California,   

Lots of little hints here. Notice his emphasis on the undercut. Also look how he uses the rib to remove excess slip during the forming process. This is important and all too often folks are not doing this. It can weaken the piece leaving them too wet with the slip on outside, unless that is the look you are going for. Notice his rib and tool use, and removing slip before “wiring-off.”

Monday, August 20, 2018

Fall 2018 Class Sign Up is OPEN!

Fall 2018
Classes have been posted!!
To sign up for classes Call 449-6080,
or stop in the Guild at 3025 Bozeman Ave

Monday, June 4, 2018

Hint of the Week

How to Re-Glaze a Piece (BigCeramicStore.com)

First, note that this process is never predictable. In most cases you can make a new piece in less time than you can spend re-glazing it, with much more predictable results. But sometimes there is that piece you can't part with and really want to re-glaze. Here are some things you can try to increase your success rate. The goal, of course, is to get the new glaze to stick to the old glaze.
·         Spray the piece with spray starch, let dry, and then re-glaze.
·         Spray the piece with sticky hairspray (usually the cheapest you can find), dry, re-glaze.
·         Heat the piece first, with a heat gun or in the oven or kiln.
o    Add glaze and then use hair dryer or heat gun to quickly dry the glaze to the piece.
·         Brush white (Elmer's) glue on, let dry, re-glaze.
·         Microwave the piece for 30 seconds. (Some potters say this makes a huge difference, and the piece doesn't need to actually get or stay hot)
·         To improve your odds further, wash the pot first with ammonia or detergent, wearing rubber gloves, and don't touch it. The oils from your fingers can prevent glaze from sticking.
And... Don't use too much of anything. If you get the coating too thick, you may prevent adhesion instead of encouraging it.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018