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Ceramic Glossary

Glossary Basic tems Ceramics Glossary Slip A thick and creamy mixture of clay and water used to join clay parts together OR to decorate the

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Fantasy Creations

Join Monica Petruzzi and combine craft and pottery technique with high fire porcelain, velvet underglazes, porcelain bake on paints, metallic rub-ons and found objects to make her detailed, eclectic creations.

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Underglaze Transfers

Underglaze Transfers Presented by Betsy Wisbon Adding detail and decoration Underglaze transfers are a great way to add colorful and intricate detail to your ceramic

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Velvet Underglaze Painting

Velvet Underglaze Painting Presented by Jeennie Nickolls and Daniela Krahe Adding color and decoration Join Daniela Krahe and Jeennie Nickolls to learn how they use

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Sectional Pots

Sectional Pots Presented by Daniel Vito Scale up the size of Your work There is a practical limit to how high you can pull up

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Pottery by Design

Pottery by Design Presented By Daniel Vito​ What is a good pot? Is it an objective or subjective Decision? Daniel Vito will discuss and demonstrate

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Attachments

Attachments Presented by Daniel Vito Attached Handles, spouts, necks, feet, and Knobs add interest and complexity to your work Attachments need to be incorporated into

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Altering Thrown Forms

Altering Thrown Forms Presented by Daniel Vito Altering has a huge Effect on the interest Level of Your work We will cover lip treatment, faceting,

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The Art of Lids

The Art of the Lid Presented by Daniel Vito Traditional design, beautiful forms Lidded vessels are a staple of the potter’s repertoire. Lids add visual

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The art of the vase

The art of the vase Presented by Daniel Vito Take your design and throwing skills to the next level Functional and decorative vessels are a

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Instructors Schedule

Back to Class Blog home Pg learn more… make better pots… For the term beginning October 18, 2021 Zach Gideon teaches Monday, Wednesday and Friday

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Simply Amazing

This man throws 30 to 40 pound pots all day long, going through thousands of pounds of clay a day. This pot took him under 3 minutes to make. 

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Goodbye Pots

Here are the main reasons pots end up in the dumpster: Pots are not claimed in a timely manner. After the term is over or

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The Best Handle

Tom Coleman demonstrates the best way to pull a handle. This is my favorite way to make a handle. I was going to make this

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Make Up Classes

Fireborn Studios does not offer make-up classes during another regularly scheduled morning or evening class. If you wish to get in more studio time consider

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Beginner Glazers Group

you are a beginner glazer unless Marked otherwise on the attendance sheet! There are three groups: Beginner, Independent, and Mentor.  YOU are in the beginner

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Tools We Recommend

Should you want to add to your tool collection these are a few of the best additions, and Dan recommends them.  Please note that the

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Setting up a Studio

Taking the leap Having total control of your studio space; being able to work from home; freedom to make what you want, when you want;

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Pottery and Death

Pottery has always had a place in ceremony and ritual, and death has always been treated with respect and prescribed funerary procedures. Often pottery played

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Pottery and Beer

Mar 18, 2021 • View in browser Today, the discovery of a royal brewery in ancient Egypt expands our understanding of the history of beer. — Hrag Vartanian,

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Expand Your Knowledge

There is so much to learn! Even if you can never master it all, it is fun to see the masters at work. Learn about the medium of clay and the ceramic processes.

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China part 2

As you can imagine spending six weeks in China was a really big adventure for me. I was an “artist resident” at The Pottery Workshop

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China Part 1 My Trip

I spent six weeks in China. I was studying ceramics. one month was spent in the city of Jingdezhen, the city “where porcelain was born”.

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Open Studio Saturday Access

Open Studio – Note new Start time: 12:30 p.M. effective July 1, 2022 12:30 to 4:30 P.M.  Saturday open-studio access, without instruction, is sometimes available

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UK Potters

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Teapots and tea ware

Tea and tea ware has a long and venerable history. Asians have been growing and enjoying tea for centuries and using it for medicinal, ceremonial,

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Ending Your Term

Please decide whether or not you want to renew well before your term ends. If you want to continue, then please commit as soon as

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Reading List

Reading List Clay and Glazes for the Potter by Daniel Rhodes This is my potters’ bible of technical information – a must read if you want

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Technical Information

About Clay: There are many kinds of clay, like earthenware, stoneware, and the most beautiful, porcelain. Porcelain is glassy and non-absorbent when fired to maturity.

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