Pottery & Ceramics


What is a reactive glaze October 12

What is a reactive glaze
These mottled glazes are highly prized by some ceramists because of the unusual variations of color and texture that can be created in each piece. To create the variegation, special agents a ...

What is Japanese antique pottery October 9

What is Japanese antique pottery
The earliest glazed Japanese pottery dates back to the 7th century and is believed to have been influenced by Chinese and Korean pottery of the time. Pottery of this time features either a l ...

How do you make polyresin October 9

How do you make polyresin
Work in a well-ventilated areaMixing polyresin involves combining a resin mix with an agent that hardens the substance, so work either outdoors or in an area that is well-ventilated so avoid ...

How are handmade pottery mugs produced July 29

How are handmade pottery mugs produced
Credit:Martin CathraeCC-BY-SA 2.0To make a mug, about 1 ½ pounds of pottery clay is kneaded until all of the air pockets in the clay have been released. The clay is then formed into a ball. ...

Can you air dry clay projects July 29

Can you air dry clay projects
Credit:Hero ImagesHero ImagesGetty ImagesAir-dry clay must be kept in an airtight container and moistened while working to prevent it from drying out before the artist is finished. It is ava ...

How can a simple model boat be made July 29

How can a simple model boat be made
Credit:Tara MooreTaxiGetty ImagesModel ship kits include instructions and tools, such as wood, sandpaper or a sand block, a wooden stick and sheet cork. Follow these instructions to create a ...

What are some clay recipes July 29

What are some clay recipes
Credit:Image SourceImage SourceGetty ImagesThe modeling clay recipe calls for 2 cups of salt, 2/3 cup of water, 1 cup of cornstarch and 1/2 cup of cold water. To make the recipe, heat 2/3 cu ...

How do you make ceramic masks July 29

How do you make ceramic masks
Credit:Austin ValleyCC-BY-2.0Design your mask on paperUse a pencil to sketch your mask design onto paper. Make the drawing the same size as the mask you plan to make. Cut out the designUse s ...

How do you mix fire clay mortar July 29

How do you mix fire clay mortar
Credit:Hero ImagesHero ImagesGetty ImagesWhen using calcium aluminate cement, the recommended ratio for the materials is 10 parts sand, 3 parts calcium aluminate cement and 1.5 fire clay. If ...

How do you make clay with flour July 29

How do you make clay with flour
Credit:artlensphotoiStock Photo/Getty Images PlusGetty ImagesHomemade clay is easy to make with household ingredients, and it is less expensive as well.Gather the ingredientsMeasure out 4 cu ...

How can I build a lighthouse for a school project July 29

How can I build a lighthouse for a school project
Credit:druvoiStock/Getty Images PlusGetty ImagesShape the building blocksCut three squares of balsa wood and use them to make the base for the lighthouse. Stand two of the squares vertically ...

How long does plaster of Paris take to dry July 29

How long does plaster of Paris take to dry
Credit:christopher_brownCC-BY-2.0Setting times can be delayed 10 to 15 minutes by adding a few drops of lemon juice to the mixture. Using hot water to prepare the mix will accelerate the set ...

What is the difference between china and porcelain July 29

What is the difference between china and porcelain
Credit:Westend61Getty ImagesThe higher temperature and double-firing that produce porcelain results in a harder and more brittle material with a non-porous surface that has both industrial a ...

What kind of glue should I use on broken ceramics July 29

What kind of glue should I use on broken ceramics
Credit:Colin DavisCC-BY-2.0Polyvinyl glue also wipes off easily, so it does not ruin the outside of the ceramic. The best way to glue ceramics back together is by applying glue with a brush. ...
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