Articles by Jeff Zamek

Getting Stuck

We have all seen technically proficient pots with little if any aesthetic statement other than the thinness of the wall or the curve of the handle. While such pots are good in the sense that they work and are well-executed in technique, there is an empty space behind the perfection.
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Discontinued Feldspar

Feldspars play a critical role in mid-range (cone 6, 2232°F) and high-temperature (cone 9, 2300°F) clay body and glaze formulas. Acting as a flux, they help bring other materials into a vitreous melt.
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Acquiring Ceramic Knowledge

While formal four-year undergraduate or two-year graduate school ceramic programs are certainly useful, there is much to be learned from the “hands on” training in the day-to-day operation of a pottery studio.
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Bisque Firing

Bisque firing of ceramic forms is an intermediate step in the process of an eventual glaze firing. It makes the clay body stable for a water-based glaze application without deforming the pottery.
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