|Other potters visiting our workshop have often
their ideas with us, as we have with them. This is easier to do
if the information is already set up as a computer print-out, like
the pdf documents available on this page..
If you have similar good ideas of your own, we'd like to hear them too.
Formula made easy
page 9 kB
W = G(L-1000)/(G-1)
Ouch. That's too hard!
|This is a re-working of the
traditional Brongniart's formula, which deals with the amount of dry
matter suspended in a glaze or slip. Useful when you want to add
percentage amounts of another ingredient to an already-existing glaze.
Your Own Pottery Stamps
pages 328 kB
||Written out originally as a
submission to the magazine "Pottery Making Illustrated".
Etching... a well kept secret
pages 122 kB
||Another article written
originally for "Pottery Making Illustrated", a bit more detailed than
the version eventually printed.
Kiln Exhaust Sniffer
pages 92 kB
||A do-it-yourself version
of an expensive oxy-probe, built for just a few dollars using an
exhaust gas oxygen sensor from a car engine. After using one for over a
hundred firings in a gas kiln, it's hard to imagine going back to the
old days when reduction was judged by the presence of smoke and flames.
pages 402 kB
||Photographs and measurements
made during the construction of two successful home-made pugmills. A
good place to start if you're thinking of making one too.
Glaze Spraying Book
pages 122 kB
||A much larger file this one, 25
pages of practical ideas about applying glazes with a spray gun.
page 48 kB
||Instructions for making a
floating-straw hydrometer, to measure the specific gravity of a glaze.
Useful if you mix your own glazes, and want reproducible results