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

What is Stoneware: The Beauty and Durability of Stoneware

It’s is a type of ceramics that is made from a mixture of clay and other natural minerals, fired at high temperatures (between 1200-1300°C). Stoneware is 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. Stoneware Versus … Read more

Betty Woodman

Betty Woodman (1930-2018) was a ceramic artist best known for her large-scale, colorful, and abstract ceramic sculptures and wall reliefs. Her work frequently combined architectural, painting, and craft aspects. She was a significant character in modern ceramic art, and her influence can be seen in the work of many contemporary artists. The Brilliant Artistry of … Read more

A Toast to Judy Chicago: Celebrating the Art of the Dinner Party

The Dinner Party is a feminist artwork created by Judy Chicago in the 1970s. It is a large triangular table with place settings for 39 historical and mythological women, including Virginia Woolf and Sojourner Truth. It aims to recognize and celebrate the achievements of women throughout history. Feasting with Judy Chicago: An Appreciation of Her … Read more

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

Celebrating the Ceramic Art Renaissance: A Look at the Splendid Masterpieces

The renaissance period saw a renewed interest in ceramic art, with artists experimenting with new forms and techniques. Pottery became more ornate, with intricate designs and vivid colors. Some notable ceramic artists from this period include Luca della Robbia and Bernard Palissy. The Beauty of Ceramics: Exploring the Art of the Renaissance Period Ceramic art … Read more