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Mastering Glaze Control: Tips to Prevent Runs and Protect Your Kiln Shelves

If you’ve faced the frustration of glazes running too far, ruining your pottery or kiln shelves, rest assured, you’re not alone. But fear not! In this article, we’ll tackle common causes of glaze runs, methods for control and prevention, and expert tips to ensure your pottery emerges flawlessly from the kiln. From glaze composition to application techniques, we’ve got you covered. Say goodbye to messy mishaps and hello to pristine pottery!

Fixing Cracks After Bisque Firing: Can It Be Done?

Discovering cracks in your ceramics after the bisque firing can be disheartening, but don’t despair. While it’s best to prevent cracks in the first place through proper clay preparation and firing techniques, it is possible to repair some types of cracks in bisque-fired pottery. In this blog, we will explore various methods for fixing cracks in your ceramics, as well as some important considerations to keep in mind.

Understanding Clay Drying Time Before Firing in the Kiln

Clay is a versatile and timeless medium that has been used for artistic and functional purposes for thousands of years. Whether you’re a professional potter or a hobbyist, the process of working with clay involves several crucial stages, one of which is the drying time before firing in the kiln. The way you handle this stage can significantly impact the success of your ceramics. In this blog, we will explore the importance of clay drying time, the various factors that affect it, and tips for achieving optimal results