Insulating Kilns

Author: Tim Thornton - Published 17 May 24 17:41 - (0 Reads)

What do we mean when we say a kiln is well or badly insulated? And how does kiln insulation actually work? Let’s delve a bit deeper into this.

Ceramics and AI

Author: System Administrator - Published 14 Sep 23 16:51 - (0 Reads)

Some thoughts on how AI and related digital tools may be used in studio ceramics.

Commercial Stains and Glazes - How Safe are They?

Author: Tim Thornton - Published 25 Jul 22 11:09 - (0 Reads)

Many potters happily use commercial stains and glazes on their pots. What considerations do we need to take about safety in the studio, or on items intended for use with food and drink?

Calibrating your Kiln

Author: System Administrator - Published 14 Mar 22 10:30 - (0 Reads)

Many potters just type in or select their desired firing schedule and press Start, thinking that’s all that is required when operating a kiln. But there’s a bit more to it than that if you want to have consistent, repeatable firings, all of which can be put under the umbrella of kiln calibration.

What's Smoking?

Author: System Administrator - Published 01 Sep 21 11:26 - (0 Reads)

Clays and glazes emit various fumes during their firing. Is this anything we should be worried about, and if so what can we do about it?

Strong and Stable

Author: System Administrator - Published 17 Jun 21 20:50 - (0 Reads)

No, our previous Prime Minister isn't returning - this was her favourite catch phrase. I'm going to tak about glazes, and summarise what makes them stable against attack by food, drink, or the dishwasher.

Something in the Air

Author: Tim Thornton - Published 22 May 21 13:50 - (0 Reads)

We all hear about the perils of dust, and particular of silica dust, in the studio. But how much dust is safe? And how much is in your studio? And is it the wrong type of dust?