Making Glazes – Theory And Practice

Making Glazes – Theory And Practice Written by Peter Smith & Dianne Peach How to save money and give your ceramic art that unique touch. When a wide range of commercial glazes are available for speedy delivery at the click of a button, why would you go...

Designing a studio – part two

My Studio – from drawing board to reality By Frances Smith How we turned an idea made in a free 3D drawing program into a real studio It’s not completely finished but I’m using my converted garage/studio already and student classes start in February. What a...

Designing a studio

What! Turn Our Garage Into A Pottery Studio? By Peter Smith Planning a conversion of a garage into a ceramics studio needs some careful thought. A two-car garage under a suburban home has to be converted into a small pottery teaching studio that could house 4 –...

Studio Safety Rules – Managing Dust

Clay dust is a health hazard Dust in the pottery studio contains particles of silica which are a health hazard. There are some simple rules to minimise your exposure. RULE 1: “IF IT’S WHITE IT NEEDS A WIPE” RULE 2: NEVER blow dust Minimise dust by constantly wiping...

What to wear in the pottery studio

What to bring and what to wear in the studio In the pottery studio, you’ll be making things from wet clay, washing clay from your hands and sometimes using liquid glazes. The chances of getting your clothes soiled are pretty high. However, our studio provides the...