Stoneware Oven Safety: All You Need to Know

Stoneware Oven Safety: All You Need to Know

Stoneware is oven safe and can be used in the oven for baking and cooking. This is due to its high firing temperature and dense, non-porous structure which make it resistant to heat and temperature changes. It is important to note that stoneware may become hot to the touch while in use, so oven mitts … Read more

The Beauty and Durability of Stoneware: An Exploration

What Is Stoneware?

Stoneware is a type of ceramics that is made from a mixture of clay and other natural minerals, fired at high temperatures (usually around 1200-1300°C). This results in a dense, durable material that is resistant to chipping, cracking, and breaking, and can be used for a variety of purposes, including making pottery, cookware, and tableware. … Read more

Getting Started in Pottery? Here’s How to Choose the Right Clay

Getting Started in Pottery? Here's How to Choose the Right Clay

For beginners, a plastic clay with high plasticity is best. It is easy to work with, has low shrinkage, and can be shaped into a wide variety of forms. Examples include: Kentucky OM4 and Tennessee B3. These clays are widely used and are readily available in many pottery supply stores. The Essential Guide to Finding … Read more

Molding and Shaping: A Guide to the Various Stages of Clay

Molding and Shaping: A Guide to the Various Stages of Clay

The stages of clay include dry clay, slip, plastic clay, leather-hard clay, bone-dry clay, bisqueware, & glazeware. Dry clay is mined and ground into powder. Next, slip is clay mixed with water, plastic clay can be molded. Leather-hard clay is firm but still pliable. Bone-dry is completely dry and hard, bisqueware is fired but not … Read more

Discovering the Beauty of Stoneware: A Comparison to Ceramic

Is stoneware like ceramic?,

Stoneware is a type of ceramic made from a mixture of clay, feldspar, and other minerals. It is fired at a higher temperature than earthenware but lower than porcelain. Earthenware is typically between 900-1000 degrees Celsius. Stoneware is harder, more durable, & more resistant to water & staining. It is often used for making tableware, … Read more

The Crucial Difference Between Stoneware and Ceramic

Stoneware is a type of ceramic that is fired at higher temperatures than regular ceramics. This makes it stronger, more durable and resistant to moisture. Stoneware is typically fired at temperatures between 1200-1400 degrees Celsius, while ceramics are fired at lower temperatures, typically between 800-1100 degrees Celsius. Stoneware vs. Ceramic: Understanding the Variations Ceramics and … Read more

How To Wedge Clay The Easy Way

The Easy Way To Wedge Clay

The clay is folded into layers and pressed back into itself to form a wedge. Clay may be wedged in various different ways. I’ll demonstrate the Rams Head wedging technique, which is the simplest method.

How To Choose Clay For Pottery (and clays to avoid)

How To Pick The Right Clay For Pottery (and clay to avoid)

A variety of pottery clays can create certain types of clay bodies or a specific artifact. Earthenware clay, Stoneware clay, and Porcelain clay are the three types of clays. Each has different work-ability, firing, and cone temperatures.

What Is Clay Called After It Is Fired? (what firing really does)

What Is Clay Called After It Is Fired?

After Firing, What Is Clay Called? China Clay or clay is called ceramic, bisqueware, earthenware, stoneware and glazeware after firing. All terms used to describe fired clay particles. Clay is fired twice. Bisque firing is the initial firing. Ball clay is transformed from bone dry clay to bisqueware. After bisque firing, clay objects are changed … Read more