Thursday, April 23, 2009

87 Handy Tips



87 Handy Tips compliments of
Big Ceramic Store www.bigceramicstore.com

Tip #1: What to do when your clay is too dry
Tip #2: Attaching clay parts
Tip #3: How to solve glaze settling
Tip #4: Trimming pots that aren't quite leather hard
Tip #5: Making a Clay Bottle
Tip #6: How to Re-Glaze a Piece
Tip #7: Making Slips for Decorating
Tip #8: Miscellaneous Handbuilding Tips
Tip #9: Miscellaneous Decorating Tips
Tip #10: Recycling Clay
Tip #11: Using Resists
Tip #12: Decorating with Oxides
Tip #13: How do I get Started in Ceramics, or What is my Next Step?
Tip #14: Using a Throwing Stick
Tip #15: Building a Sink Trap
Tip #16: Calculating the Cost of Firing an Electric Kiln
Tip #17: Choosing the Right Clay Body (and all about clay bodies)
Tip #18: Waterproofing and Sealing Ceramics
Tip #19: Recycling and Disposing of Glaze
Tip #20: Make a planter from “solid” clay
Tip #21: Making your own pottery tools
Tip #22: Displaying your ceramic pieces
Tip #23: Design Technique Using Amaco Velvets with Slip and Slabs
Tip #24: Commercial vs Home made Glazes
Tip #25: Glaze Tests and Test Tiles
Tip #26: Plates and Platters
Tip #27: The Art of Multiple Firings
Tip #28: Throwing Exercises
Tip #29: Commemorative Plates and other Items
Tip #30: Making Ceramic Tiles
Tip #31: Clay: the Drying and Firing Process
Tip #32: Impressing Patterns in Clay
Tip #33: Using Leaves
Tip #34: Why Glazes Don't Travel Well (Why recipes sometimes don't work)
Tip #35: Understanding Glazes
Tip #36: A Collection of Tips (a random bunch of good ideas)
Tip #37: Don't Lose Those Tools
Tip #38: Info You Might Have Missed on Our WebSite
Tip #39: Choosing a Bisque Temperature
Tip #40: Cracking, Crazing, Shivering and Dunting
Tip #41: Preventing Warping
Tip #42: Q&A on Pyrometric Cones
Tip #43: Ceramic Decals
Tip #44: Mixing and Pouring Plaster
Tip #45: Ways to Use Plaster Molds
Tip #46: Making Molds without Plaster
Tip #47: More Ways to Use Plaster
Tip #48: Loading and Firing kilns: Part 1, Loading the Kiln
Tip #49: Loading and Firing kilns: Part 2, Firing the Electric Kiln
Tip #50: Rolling Coils
Tip #51: Firing Reds, Yellows and Oranges
Tip #52: Are your Feet Falling Off?
Tip #53: Glaze toxicity and Dinnerware safety
Tip #54: Firing Glass (in your ceramic kiln)
Tip #55: Specialty Glazes, Using Surforms, and Glazing Tips
Tip #56: Tips on Resists (Wax, Latex, Melted Wax)
Tip #57: Great Links
Tip #58: Tips for Painting Designs
Tip #59: A Collection of Tips
Tip #60: Impressing words with custom rubber stamps
Tip #61: 5 Things I Wish I Had Done From the Start
Tip #62: Terra Sigillata Primer
Tip #63: Decorating Store Bought Ceramics
Tip #64: Decorating with Fish Sauce
Tip #65: Monitoring Your Kiln from a Distance
Tip #66: A wealth of information on kilns and firing
Tip #67: All about Underglazes
Tip #68: Custom Mosaics
Tip #69: Wedging Surfaces
Tip #70: Learning to Live with Loss (in ceramics)
Tip #71: Kiln Venting
Tip #72: Pyramid Project from Kids 'n Clay
Tip #73: Glass Fusing Projects for Beginners
Tip #74: Cuerda Seca, or Decorating with Black Lines
Tip #75: About Pug Mills and Clay Mixers
Tip #76: Texture Texture Texture!
Tip #77: Upgrading your kiln with an electronic controller
Tip #78: Cool Glazes
Tip #79: Buying and Selling Used Kilns
Tip #80: Using Tape Resists
Tip #81: Decorating with Lace
Tip #82: Raku Firing
Tip #83: Single Firing
Tip #84: Glass Firing Tips
Tip #85: Kiln Elements #1
Tip #86: Kiln Elements #2
Tip #87: The Magic of Paper Clay

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