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  • I was asked a few weeks ago to make some mugs with a company's logo on it. Since I don't slip cast, I figured the best way for me to do it would be to make a template, and hand build them.

    I reached out to a few people with CNC Routers, to make them out of wood for me, however; they just didn't turn out as I had planned. The amount of time I had to put into them to "clean-up" the wording was definitely not cost effective!

    What to do??? Well, I decided to bring out the Dremel Tool and a piece of printing linoleum, then try my hand at carving the logo.

    This is how I did it...

    • Clay Blog Review: May 2017 - Pottery Making Info | http://www.potterymakinginfo.com/news/clay-blog-review-may-2017/

      […] Big Ceramic Store: Making Clay Logo Templates […]

  • DISCLAIMER: This article is intended as a reference only. The hazards listed are only a small percentage of the hazards presented when working with clay, glazes, and chemicals. It is the responsibility of each/every person working with these materials to know the risks involved. Always refer to the MSDS,  accompanying reference materials, and/or OSHA, for any/all materials you will be handling.

    Working with clay and glazes in your pottery studio carries certain health risks due to hazardous materials in them. Knowing what you are working with, and how it can affect you, is an important component of being a potter.

    It doesn't matter if you are small hobbyists, or large production potter, the risks are the same... just in different doses.

    Today, we will touch on some of the most common hazards, however; you should always research each and every component of your working materials.

  • EMaybe you're just starting out, don't have room for a kiln, or just don't make enough pieces to warrant that large of a purchase, in any case... this article is for you.

    In today's post we're going to touch on a few ways to transport your greenware safely for firing at a "satellite" location. With a few tips from articles I've read over the years, as well as my own experiences, we're hoping to get those pieces from point A to point B in ONE PIECE!

    • Clay Blog Review: May 2017 - Pottery Making Info | http://www.potterymakinginfo.com/news/clay-blog-review-may-2017/

      […] Big Ceramic Store: How To Safely Transport Greenware […]

  • I regularly attend an event that benefits kids from 1-100 with disabilities. They auction off a lot of cool stuff but one of my favorites is the paintings done by the horses and their dog named "Blue."

    As a matter of fact I have several hanging on my studio wall. They remind me, that all things great and small, add beauty to our world!

    Recently, on a social media site, I ran across paintings done by a dog... Ok, he had a little help from his humans, but it gave me an idea for our blog. Why not do it on clay with some underglaze???

    Grab your coffee, some play clothes, a fur baby, and follow me to the studio! Don't have your own fur baby? You may want to borrow one because this is really cool!

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