Tag Archives: Ceramic glaze

Raku-U at Port Moody Festival of the Arts

Who: You and your family What: Raku-U at Port Moody’s Art 4 U Day * When: Sunday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: Parking lot behind the Port Moody Arts Centre, 2425 Saint Johns Street, Port Moody, BC Why: Decorate … Continue reading

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NY Times: Lead contamination in Chinatown glazes

When I saw the porcelain spoons in the photo on the Times site, my eyes grew large. The turquoise, yellow, and red glaze looked very familiar. I cannot tell you if the glazes on the spoons I saw in Vancouver … Continue reading

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Bells Toll for Ceramist Toshiko Takaezu

“I never had the sense of myself as an accomplished artist, and I always had to work three times as hard as anyone else to make my pieces as good as they could be. I am never completely satisfied. There … Continue reading

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Open Studio Report, 3/15

Oh, it was a gray and rainy old day today! It’s always a treat to arrive at the studio to spend time with my companions, though, no matter what it’s like outside. It was warm and bright indoors around the … Continue reading

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Open Studio Report

It felt like I got a lot done at the studio yesterday. I brought home three things: Navajo Red bowl, bottom left unglazed, inside and rim glazed with Red Chrome. This glaze interacts with the iron in red clay, causing … Continue reading

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The Student and Teacher’s Thixotropic Clay

Goopy, gloopy. Oozing, dripping. These are attributes of thixotropic clay, the properties of which are caused by deflocculation. The usual ways we work with clay are out of the question. “The clay appears to be firm but becomes increasingly fluid … Continue reading

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Art Gallery in your Kitchen: Refrigerator Magnets

Fridge magnets are an under-appreciated art form. Yet, one tiny morsel of clay can go a long way, artistically. A well-designed, well-executed ceramic fridge magnet has lasting power. You want to walk over to your fridge to appreciate it. I … Continue reading

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