Articles by Christine Grahl

A Refractory Coating From Outer Space

A new coating originally developed by NASA for space applications promises to significantly extend the life of refractories while also decreasing the energy use of kilns and other heat-related processes.
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Investing In Ceramics: Continuing a Colorful Family Tradition

A recently completed plant expansion is allowing Mason Color Works to continue its tradition of providing high-quality colors at low prices with immediate deliveries.
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PPP: All Things to All People

Diversification has been the key to success for Social Supper, Inc., a custom decorator in Dresden, Ohio.
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PPP: Handmade in the U.S.A.

Over the last two decades, East Texas Pottery has made a name for itself as one of the premier handmade production potteries in the U.S.
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PPP: Riffs, Rhythm & Regeneration - A Preview of NCECA 2002

Artists and potters from around the country will soon gather in Kansas City, Mo., for the 36th annual conference of The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), which features the theme Riffs, Rhythm, Regeneration.
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Inside CI: Don’t Cut Corners on Quality

While most economists are still predicting a recovery by the second half of this year, it’s important that we enhance our gains by making smart decisions inside our plants.
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PPP: Walking the Balance Beam

For many of today’s potters, the pottery business is a constant struggle between making artwork and making a living—but the rewards often outweigh the challenges.
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PPP: Majolica With a Twist

A little experimentation combined with the support of a commercial glaze supplier has enabled one production potter to create a unique look for his ware.
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Manufacturing with Ceramics

The 2002 National Design Engineering show at National Manufacturing Week will feature a number of high-tech ceramic products, along with the latest in manufacturing technology.
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An Elemental Analysis

Understanding how your heating elements operate can help you improve productivity and avoid unnecessary maintenance and downtime.
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