Pottery and Ceramics Glaze
Jan Pugh's love of clay began the first day she saw a real pot thrown way back in 1970. That sight changed her life forever. She quickly enrolled in an adult night class at the Toledo Art Museum (at the time, she was only 14) where she learned all about throwing techniques. Jan has worked with clay from that moment on. http://www.packercreekpottery.com/
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Ceramics have always been popular in Spain and earthenware pottery has existed for thousands of years.
The Majolica Method
This Is How It Is DoneClean, sandpaper and dust the bisque.
Put the glaze base over the object to be decorated.
Jar and plates are dipped and over tiles it is thrown.
Clean the glaze off the footings of jars, plates and off the backs and edges of tiles.
A design is drawn on the transparent paper, flipped over and the lines are pounced. Pouncing is done by pricking small pin wholes through the paper following the outlines.
Make a dust bag.
Lay wood ash or vegetable ash in the middle of a small piece of material, pull up the four corners and hold them together with a rubber band.
The pounced design is laid on to the prepared work, the right ways round and correctly placed.
The pounced lines are rubbed with the wood ash bag and the ash passes through the holes and marks the design
The outlines are painted with a contrasting color.
The colors are painted onto your pottery.
The pottery is then put into the kiln and is fired at 980º.
Let the kiln cool and take the pottery out and see what your piece turned out like.
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Handmade pottery can be a very gratifying hobby that produces fun and satisfying results. For many people it's an enjoyable release that is created by working an inanimate mound of clay into a beautiful work of art that you made through your artistic abilities.
The best way of starting out is to take a few lessons from Youtube. You will probably waste quite a bit in materials when you first get started. Figuring out how to truly make handmade pottery correctly and shape into what you want it to be can be quite an ordeal. The different tools that a normal shop will have can be fun to try. You will soon see which ones you like to use the most and then when you are ready you will know which ones to buy.
With the help of the internet, you can now purchase most if not all of your ceramic and pottery tools and supplies online. We are located far from any well supplied dealers and yet working with reliable ceramic and pottery suppliers online has allowed us to recieve most of our orders within a timely manner.
When you get all set up, just enjoy the hobby and have fun at it. Some people get pretty serious and start selling their creations at craft fairs and small stores, but others just like to create items for themselves, relatives, and friends. Whichever kind of handmade pottery you desire to endeavor, enjoy the hobby and have fun doing it.
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