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Obituary of Glenn Nelson: Artist, mentor and author

“Clay is the very common but unique material that makes ceramics possible.” — Glenn Nelson. Yesterday, I came upon Mr. Nelson’s obituary from the Tweed Museum of Art site. His seminal work, Ceramics: A Potter’s Handbook, was my bible at … 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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