Discovering the Beauty of Stoneware: A Comparison to 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

Exploring the Creative World of Ceramic Art

Ceramic art refers to the creation of decorative and functional objects using clay and other ceramic materials that are shaped and then fired in a kiln. This process can include a variety of techniques such as hand-building, wheel-throwing, and glaze application. Ceramic art can take many forms, including sculpture, pottery, and tile. Discovering the Magic … 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

Ceramic Glaze: What Are Ceramic Glazes Made Of

A ceramic glaze is a covering or coating of a material that has been fired & fused to pottery. A glaze can be thought of as a chemical formula because, after applying a glaze & going through the firing process, it causes a chemical reaction in which the glaze is fused to the pottery & provides a durable surface.

M. C. Richards Ceramics

At Black Mountain College, M. C. Richards was one of the most popular teachers with the students. She grouped her courses under the general heading of “Reading and Writing” while including important elements such as literary criticism.

Daniel Rhodes Ceramics

Daniel Rhodes uses a technique of applying applications of slips to achieve what Rhodes calls “fortuitous forms” of clay. Rhodes is well-known as an author among studio potters and ceramic sculptors for his expertise in ceramics processes.

Frederick Hurten Rhead

What I find most interesting is Rhead created and developed a Fiesta plate collection in the 1930s, which became very popular at the time. It was designed in the Art Deco style around a spherical concept.

Don Reitz

Don Reitz is credited with sparking a resurgence in the United States of salt-glazed pottery. Sara Period is the name given to a series of ceramic pieces that were created by Don, known as the healing series.