Articles by Jeff Zamek

PPP: Using Decorative Engobes

March 1, 2011
Engobes offer potters an alternative method of introducing color and texture to the ceramic surface.
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Black Friday

November 30, 2010
After making pots for 20 years and teaching college ceramics for 10 years, I decided at some point that a change was needed.
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Cone 6 vs. Cone 9

June 30, 2010
Potters operating at stoneware temperatures traditionally fire pottery to cone 9 (2300°F), but many are now discovering a lower stoneware firing temperature at cone 6 (2232°F).
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Clay Body Additives: Additive-A

May 12, 2010
While the use of clay additives has increased significantly in the last few years, many potters often try to work around problems.
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Losing Money, Wasting Time

March 23, 2010
If you are making pottery for sale or just doing it as a hobby, there is one fact that always holds true: The more you touch the clay, the more expensive it is to make the pots.
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PPP: Preventing "S" Cracks

March 1, 2010
The "S" crack, while not the only type of flaw that can occur when forming clay on the potter's wheel, is certainly one of the most common.
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Glaze Notation

February 18, 2010
Now that we can describe a glaze in more detail, the next step is a standardized method for writing a glaze formula.
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Glaze Description and Notation

January 22, 2010
Glaze description and notation is the communication method we use to understand and transmit glaze-related information.
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Lime Pop

December 16, 2009
Unlike other defects that occur in clay body and glazes, the possible causes of lime pop are few. Therefore, tracking the source of the problem and taking the appropriate action will insure a fast correction.
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Good Pots

November 18, 2009
Learning technique is equivalent to learning the letters of the alphabet and then forming sentences. It is possible to learn every letter perfectly and then go on to write the most appalling or mundane sentences.
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