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#1. SATIN GREEN Cone 10

Pumice stone - 1.75 oz.
Alka-Seltzer Gold - 14 tablets
Talcum powder - .35 oz.

#2. Iron Yellow Cone 10

Pumice stone -1.75 oz.
Rolaids - 14 tablets
Talcum powder - .35 oz.

#3. CARMEL Cone 10

Pumice stone - 1.75 oz.
Rottenstone - 1.75 oz.

#4. TEMMOKU Cone 10

Rottenstone - 1.75 oz.
Pumice stone- .35 oz.
Alka-Seltzer Gold - 2 Tablets
Calgon- .175 oz.
Rolaids - 11 tablets

#5. FAKE ASH Cone 10

Cat litter - 1.75 oz.
Portland White Cement - .525 oz.

Fake Ash Variations:

#6. For a slightly lighter color:

Add: Comet - .245 oz.

#7. For a slightly softer surface:

Add: Milk of Magnesia - 4 teaspoons

#8. For a more milky glaze:

Add: Neutrogena sunscreen for sensitive skin - .245 oz.

#9. AMBER Cone 10

Rottenstone - 1.75 oz.
Pumice stone - 1.05 oz..
Portland White cement - .7 oz.

#10. WOOD ASH Cone 10

Rottenstone - 3.5 oz.
Diatomaceous earth - .35 oz.
Wood ash - 1.05 oz.
Milk of Magnesia - 2 teaspoons.

#11. Blue Celadon Cone 10

Pumice stone - 1.75 oz.
Alka-Seltzer Gold - 2 tablets
Rolaids - 12 Tablets
Crest Extra Whitening - .7 oz.

I bet you didn't know about all the everyday products you use, that can be used to make ceramic and pottery glazes, did you?

Well, happy hunting and experimenting.
Remember, If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again!!!
I guess I'm lazy, but I prefer to buy my glazes, because there are so many beautiful glazes out there and you can just pick the bottle of the exact color that you want. Making your own glaze is really time consuming, but if you have some spare time it is fun making your own just to see what color you can come up with.

The best preparation for tomorrow is the proper use of today.

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Have you ever come up with a good idea while working with your handmade pottery and thought that you would like to share it with others? You have? Well, why not send it to us and we will add it to the tips page for all to see.

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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