The Potters' Round Table

The Potters' Round Table

By Washington Street Studios
At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community.The Potters' Round Table is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts. On the second Saturday of every month we offer facility as a venue for artists of all medium to share their creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers. The Potters' Round Table events are free and open to the public.This is a collection of presentations given at the Potters' Round Table events.
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Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Part 2
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Part 2. Many scientific terms and theories have a profound impact in the field of ceramics. Defining these terms and their implications in pottery provide the information to understand what is happing in your making processes. We start the exploration of thixotropy, quartz inversions and other pottery mysteries in this episode. The next topic in the series is Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Part 3. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The video series is a digital textbook that will take you through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes, including handouts, can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table The Potters’ Round Table is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery, and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers. We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for ‘Washington Street Studios’ on YouTube or go to http://www.youtube.com/c/WashingtonStreetStudios.
28:42
August 5, 2020
Operating a Small Gas Kiln
Welcome to the Potters’ Round Table lecture on Operating a Small Gas Kiln. Gas kilns can produce some of the most beautify textures and colors in the entire ceramic spectrum. And firing a gas kiln can be an efficient and effective path to an atmospheric firing. There are many variables that can produce unpredictable results in kiln setup and kiln loading. In this video Phil talks about everything he has learned in setting up the kiln in three different locations and firing his gas kiln for over twenty years. If you are experiencing difficulty with your current gas kiln or if you are planning to expand your firing options to include a gas kiln, this video can give you some ideas that might help improve your results. Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table The Potters’ Round Table is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery, and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers. We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for ‘Washington Street Studios’ on YouTube or go to http://www.youtube.com/c/WashingtonStreetStudios.
27:28
August 2, 2020
Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Part 1
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Part 1. Many scientific terms and theories have a profound impact in the field of ceramics. Defining these terms and their implications in pottery provide the information to understand what is happing in your making processes. We start the exploration of thixotropy, quartz inversions and other pottery mysteries in this episode. The next topic in the series is Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Part 2. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
25:47
July 28, 2020
Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Part 3
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Part 3. Many terms and theories have surfaced over the years in the field of ceramics, many with no basis in science or physics. We continue this exploration of many pottery related myths, errors and misconceptions in this episode. The next topic in the series is Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
23:50
July 23, 2020
Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Part 2
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Part 2. Many terms and theories have surfaced over the years in the field of ceramics, many with no basis in science or physics. We continue this exploration of many pottery related myths, errors and misconceptions in this episode. The next topic in the series is Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Part 3. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
22:29
July 20, 2020
Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Part 1
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Part 1. Many terms and theories have surfaced over the years in the field of ceramics, many with no basis in science or physics. We are going to explore many pottery related myths, errors and misconceptions over the next few episodes. The next topic in the series is Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Part 2. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
23:42
July 16, 2020
Glaze Defects
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 19: Glaze Defects. There seem to be so many ways that bad things can happen to good pots. Defects in fired ceramics can originate with the clay, the glaze, as well as the actual firing process. This episode we’ll discuss glaze defects that occur during the firing. The next topic in the series is Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
38:56
July 13, 2020
Defects in Fired Clay
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 18: Defects in Fired Clay or Clay Defects. There seem to be so many ways that bad things can happen to good pots. Defects in fired ceramics can originate with the clay, the glaze, as well as the actual firing process. This episode we’ll discuss defects in fired clay. The next topic in the series is Glaze Defects. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
27:45
July 9, 2020
Kiln Performance Problems
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems. There seem to be so many ways that bad things can happen to good pots. Defects in fired ceramics can originate with the clay, the glaze, as well as the actual firing process. This episode we’ll discuss problems with kiln operation and firing-related defects. The next topic in the series is Defects in Fired Clay or Clay Defects. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
44:16
July 6, 2020
Gas Fired Raku Kilns
Got an old electric kiln that doesn’t work anymore? How about turning it into a raku kiln? Gas-fired raku kilns are generally simple in design and small in size. As such, they are easy to construct using metal barrels or old electric kiln bodies. This discussion is about methods, materials, and equipment used to construct gas fired raku kilns, and also about tips for successful firings. The next topic in the series is Kiln Performance Problems. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
52:08
July 2, 2020
Electric Kilns Part 4
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Part 4. This episode is focused on electric kilns with special emphasis on differences in the procedures used for firing compared to fuel-burning kilns. Electric kilns offer a number of advantages, but they also have shortcomings, and because of the apparent ease of operation, they can contribute to poor firing practices. We will talk about tips for avoiding problems and achieving better results. The next topic in the series is Gas-Fired Raku Kiln. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
26:40
June 29, 2020
Electric Kilns Part 3
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Part 3. This episode is focused on electric kilns with special emphasis on differences in the procedures used for firing compared to fuel-burning kilns. Electric kilns offer a number of advantages, but they also have shortcomings, and because of the apparent ease of operation, they can contribute to poor firing practices. We will talk about tips for avoiding problems and achieving better results. The next topic in the series is Electric Kilns Part 4. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
31:12
June 27, 2020
Electric Kilns Part 2
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Part 2 This episode is focused on electric kilns with special emphasis on differences in the procedures used for firing compared to fuel-burning kilns. Electric kilns offer a number of advantages, but they also have shortcomings, and because of the apparent ease of operation, they can contribute to poor firing practices. We will talk about tips for avoiding problems and achieving better results. The next topic in the series is Electric Kilns Part 3. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
31:07
June 25, 2020
Electric Kilns Part 1
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Part 1 This episode is focused on electric kilns with special emphasis on differences in the procedures used for firing compared to fuel-burning kilns. Electric kilns offer a number of advantages, but they also have shortcomings, and because of the apparent ease of operation, they can contribute to poor firing practices. We will talk about tips for avoiding problems and achieving better results. The next topic in the series is Electric Kilns Part 2. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
31:10
June 21, 2020
Gas Fired Kilns Part 3 of 3
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 14: Gas Fired Kilns Part 3. This is the second of a three episode series on Pottery Kiln Design, Construction and Operation with this episode focused on Gas Fired Kilns. Are you curious about different methods of firing pottery? This month we focus on gas firing with an overview of the fuels, burners, kilns, and firing procedures. How does natural gas differ from propane? What are the features of the different burner designs? What are some good practices for firing? The next topic in the series is Electric Kilns. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
30:55
June 17, 2020
Gas Fired Kilns Part 2 of 3
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 14: Gas Fired Kilns Part 2. This is the second of a three episode series on Pottery Kiln Design, Construction and Operation with this episode focused on Gas Fired Kilns. Are you curious about different methods of firing pottery? This month we focus on gas firing with an overview of the fuels, burners, kilns, and firing procedures. How does natural gas differ from propane? What are the features of the different burner designs? What are some good practices for firing? The next topic in the series is Gas-Fired Kilns Part 3. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
31:11
June 14, 2020
Gas Fired Kilns Part 1 of 3
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 14: Gas Fired Kilns Part 1. This is the second of a four chapter series on Pottery Kiln Design, Construction and Operation with this episode focused on Gas Fired Kilns. Are you curious about different methods of firing pottery? This month we focus on gas firing with an overview of the fuels, burners, kilns, and firing procedures. How does natural gas differ from propane? What are the features of the different burner designs? What are some good practices for firing? The next topic in the series is Gas-Fired Kilns Part 2. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
34:53
June 10, 2020
Wood Fired Kilns Part 2 of 2
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 13: Wood Fired Kilns Part 2. The next four chapters will be a mini-series on Pottery Kiln Design, Construction and Operation with this episode focused on Wood Fired Kilns. Are you curious about different methods of firing pottery? Interested in participating in a wood firing? Are you thinking about building your own kiln? Wood firing is currently enjoying a renaissance with an increasing number of practitioners and a wide variety of approaches. This month’s discussion is an overview of the wood firing process and various kiln designs. The next topic in the series is Gas-Fired Kilns. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
44:43
June 8, 2020
Wood Fired Kilns Part 1
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 13: Wood Fired Kilns Part 1. The next four chapters will be a mini-series on Pottery Kiln Design, Construction and Operation with this episode focused on Wood Fired Kilns. Are you curious about different methods of firing pottery? Interested in participating in a wood firing? Are you thinking about building your own kiln? Wood firing is currently enjoying a renaissance with an increasing number of practitioners and a wide variety of approaches. This month’s discussion is an overview of the wood firing process and various kiln designs. The next topic in the series is Wood-Fired Kilns Part 2. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
35:38
June 4, 2020
Atmospheric Firing
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firing. Every firing of a kiln is an atmospheric firing and every different atmosphere has a different impact on pottery. In this episode we will explore the effect of different atmospheres on our fired pots. This is an important step prior to our exploration of the different types of kilns over the next four chapters. The next topic in the series is Wood-Fired Kilns. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
16:59
June 2, 2020
Use of Local Materials: Treasures in your Backyard Part 2 of 2
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials: Treasures in your Backyard Part 2 of 2. Traditionally, potters used whatever clay, fuel, and other materials were locally available for their craft. Since the advent of technology and long-distance transportation, potters have gotten away from such materials in favor of more standardized, commercially available products. However, there is a growing interest in reconnecting with our past traditions and simpler raw materials. This is part 2 of 2 parts. The next topic in the series is Atmospheric Firing. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
26:42
May 31, 2020
Use of Local Materials: Treasures in your Backyard Part 1 of 2
Welcome to Understanding Pottery: Chapter 11 on Use of Local Materials is now available! The discussion topic today will explore the possibilities of using locally available materials for pottery. Enjoy the video and remember to share the video with your pottery friends, hit the like button and subscribe to the channel to be notified of future videos!. Traditionally, potters used whatever clay, fuel, and other materials were locally available for their craft. Since the advent of technology and long-distance transportation, potters have gotten away from such materials in favor of more standardized, commercially available products. However, there is a growing interest in reconnecting with our past traditions and simpler raw materials. The discussion topic today will explore the possibilities of using locally available materials for pottery. This is part 1 of two parts. The next topic in the series is Treasures in Your Backyard: Use of Local Materials Part 2. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
31:01
May 29, 2020
Geology for Potters Part 2 of 2
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 10: Pots, Rocks and Minerals: Geology for Potters Part 2. In this podcast you will learn about the different rocks and minerals used as glaze and clay ingredients and where they come from. The next topic in the series is Treasures in Your Backyard: Use of Local Materials. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
33:03
May 26, 2020
Geology for Potters Part 1 of 2
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 10: Pots, Rocks and Minerals: Geology for Potters Part 1. In this podcast you will learn about the different rocks and minerals used as glaze and clay ingredients and where they come from. The next topic in the series is Geology for Potters, Part 2. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
31:55
May 24, 2020
Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains. In this podcast you will learn why these surfaces treatments are different and how to best use them in your creative process. This is the third chapter in the section titled Use of Raw Materials. The next topic in the series is Geology for Potters. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
35:47
May 21, 2020
Glaze Chemistry Part 2 of 2
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Part 2 of 2. In this podcast you will continue to learn about the different materials that are used in glazes and what the role is in the glaze. This is the second chapter in the section titled Use of Raw Materials. The next topic in the series is Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
1:07:13
May 20, 2020
Glaze Chemistry Part 1 of 2
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Part 1 of 2. In this podcast you will learn about the different materials that are used in glazes and what the role is in the glaze. This is the second chapter in the section titled Use of Raw Materials. The next topic in the series is Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Introductory Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: An introduction to Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
1:16:29
May 18, 2020
Chemistry for Potters
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter : Chemistry for Potters. In this podcast you will learn some basic chemistry principles and how they apply to our ceramic work. This is the first chapter in the section titled Use of Raw Materials. The next topic in the series is Glaze Chemistry. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
33:36
May 14, 2020
Glaze Firing
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 6: Glaze Firing. In this podcast you will learn about the changes that happen to change clay and glaze into a finished ceramic piece. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy
29:52
May 9, 2020
Pyrometric Cones
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones. In this podcast you will learn all you ever want to know about pyrometric cones. Who created them and why? With computer controlled kilns, when, where and why should I use cones? How do they work? Discover all this and more. The next topic in the series is Glaze Firing. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
37:14
May 5, 2020
Tips for Successful Glazing Part 3 of 3
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Part 3 of 3. In this podcast you will learn about methods of applying glaze, clean up, finishing glazed pots and glaze firing. The next topic in the series is Pyrometric Cones. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
25:46
April 30, 2020
Tips for Successful Glazing Part 2 of 3
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Part 2 of 3. In this podcast you will learn glazing tips on preparing already mixed glazes for application and getting bisqued pots ready to be glazed. The next topic in the series is What. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
27:13
April 28, 2020
Tips for Successful Glazing Part 1 of 3
Part 1 of Tips for Successful Glazing covers glaze composition, preparation and mixing. Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Part 1 of 3. In this podcast you will learn glaze composition, preparation and mixing. The next topic in the series is Pyrometric Cones. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
26:00
April 25, 2020
Bisque Firing
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 3: Bisque Firing. In this podcast you will learn what happens in a bisque firing, tips and pitfalls. The next topic in the series is Tips for Successful Glazing. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
32:49
April 20, 2020
Clay Properties and Drying
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying. In this podcast you will learn Clay properties which allow us to create with clay and cause problems when we're not careful. The next topic in the series is Bisque Firing. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
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April 15, 2020
What is Clay?
Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 1: What is Clay? In this podcast you will learn about what the clay we use is made of and why the clay has the characteristics that make it suitable for ceramics. The next topic in the series is Clay Properties and Drying. Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are: Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence Chapter 1: What is Clay? Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying Chapter 3: Bisque Firing Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones Chapter 6: Glaze Firing Section II: Use of Raw Materials Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains Chapter 10: Geology for Potters Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials Section III: Kilns and Firings Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns Chapter 15: Electric Kilns Chapter 16: Raku Kilns Section IV: Solving Problems Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects Chapter 19: Glaze Defects Section V: Practical Applications Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math) Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment Show notes can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table This podcast is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/. At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community. This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.
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April 4, 2020
Tips and Suggestions When Buying Used Pottery Equipment
They say that you can pick out a horse by looking at its teeth, and kicking tires is supposedly a good way to judge a car. But what do you look for when buying used (or “previously owned”, if it’s expensive) pottery equipment? The discussion at the...
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March 19, 2020
Build Your Own Gas Fired Raku Kiln
Got an old electric kiln that doesn’t work anymore? How about turning it into a raku kiln? Gas-fired raku kilns are generally simple in design and small in size. As such, they are easy to construct using metal barrels or old electric kiln bodies. The...
51:21
February 11, 2020
An introduction to Glaze Chemistry - Part 1
Learn about glaze ingredients and their contribution to the glaze
1:16:18
January 22, 2020
An introduction to Glaze Chemistry - Part 2
Learn about glaze ingredients and their contribution to the glaze
1:06:51
January 22, 2020
Pottery and Physics
Here’s a chance to see how a little science can help us understand our everyday pottery activities.
57:34
December 18, 2019
Pottery Figurin': Simple Math Rules and Calculations that You Can Actually Use
Simple math rules and calculations that are handy to know around the pottery studio
1:06:57
December 16, 2019
Challenges in Firing Ceramics: Solving Problems with Pottery Defects and Kiln Performance
Phil discusses solving problems with pottery defects and kiln performance
1:15:25
November 11, 2019
Pottery Kilns Design Construction and Operation - Electric Kilns
This is the last of a three episode series on Pottery Kiln Design, Construction and Operation with this episode focused on Electric Kilns.
1:54:44
September 22, 2019
Pottery Kilns Design Construction and Operation - Gas Fired Kilns
This is the second of a three episode series on Pottery Kiln Design, Construction and Operation with this episode focused on Gas Fired Kilns.
1:33:22
August 25, 2019
Pottery Kiln Design, Construction and Operation - Wood Fired Kilns
Explore the world of wood fired kilns!
1:18:19
July 24, 2019
Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use
Phil discusses design principles and a few questions to guide critiquing your work
1:26:11
June 21, 2019
An introduction to Glaze Chemistry
Learn about glaze ingredients and their contribution to the glaze
2:14:07
May 24, 2019
Thixotrophy, Quartz Inversions and other Pottery Mysteries
Phil explains seldom or incorrectly used terminology that we encounter in the ceramic arts process.
1:17:29
May 23, 2019
Tips for Successful Glazing
Glazing tips and tricks
48:31
May 23, 2019
Pots, Rocks and Minerals - Geology for Potters
Phil discusses geology as it relates to the materials we use in pottery
1:02:01
May 21, 2019
An Interview with Phil Berneburg, the host of the Potters' Round Table
Getting to know Phil Berneburg and how he learned all he knows.
29:25
May 21, 2019
Treasures in Your Backyard: Use of Local Materials for Pottery
Exploring the possibilities of using locally available materials for pottery.
55:43
May 18, 2019
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May 17, 2019