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ARIZONA
C h a r m e r Ceramics
2 1 2 6 N. Stone
Tuscon, A Z 8 5 7 0 5
Gallery II
4 0 7 College
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Way C r a f t Ceramics
3 9 4 Delaware
Imperial Beach, C A 9 2 0 3 2
W e s t w o o d C e r a m i c S u p p l y Co.
1 4 4 0 0 L o m l t e s Ave.
C i t y of I n d u s t r y , C A 9 1 7 4 4
CANADA
Hill Brothers
4 4 5 0 N. 4 2 n d St.
Phoenix, AZ 85019
Hiro Distributors Ltd.
Set. 2 0 2 Dalkeith House
V a n c o u v e r 3, B. C. Canada
M a r i o n Ceramic Shop
3 4 1 8 N. 2 4 t h St.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
COLORADO
Payson A r t Center
P.O. B o x 8 7 9
Payson, A Z 8 5 5 4 1
Van H o w e Ceramic S u p p l y
1 1 9 7 5 E. 4 0 t h St.
Denver, CO 8 0 2 3 9
DELAWARE
MARYLAND
PENNSYLVAN
Mac Millian Arts & Crafts
9 5 2 0 B a l t i m o r e Ave.
College Park, M D 2 0 7 4 0
Blakely Ceramics
1 5 0 0 Evergreen A v e .
Pittsburgh, PA 1 6 2 0 9
MICHIGAN
Potlatch P o t t e r y
7 2 2 W. Erie Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 1 9 1 4 0
R o v i n Ceramics
6 9 1 2 Schaefer Rd.
Dearborn, M I 4 8 1 2 6
MINNESOTA
Minnesota Clay Co.
8 0 0 1 Grand A v e .
Bloomington, MN 55420
P a r a m o u n t Ceramics
P.O. B o x 4 6 3
Fairmont. MN 66031
Shop of Art
2 6 E. U n i v e r s i t y Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281
D.C.S. Co,
2 4 0 3 O b e l t o w n Rd.
N e w a r k , DE 19711
CALIFORNIA
FLORIDA
Aardvark
1 4 0 0 P o m o n a St.
Santa Ana, C A 9 2 7 0 5
L & R Specialties
101 W. M r . V e r n o n
P.O. B o x 3 0 9
Nixa, MO 65714
Helen B e n n e t t
Stoneware Pottery
707 Nicolette
W i n t e r Park, F L 3 2 7 8 9
MONTANA
Creative Ceramic Supply Co.
2 5 5 2 C Albatross Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
M a r t i n Chodos
9 1 3 W. Fern Dr.
F ullerton, C A 9 2 6 3 3
Duncan Ceramics
5 6 7 3 E. Shields
Fresno, C A 9 3 7 2 7
Industrial Mineral Co.
7 2 7 6 Reese Rd.
Florin, CA 95828
Leisure C r a f t
P.O. B o x 61 E. M a r i e St.
Compton, CA 90221
Leslie Ceramics
1212 San pablo
Berkeley, C A 9 4 7 0 6
Old A d o b e Ceramics
16461 Loll Gatos
Los Gatos, C A 9 5 0 3 0
P o t Farm
2 9 0 9 Santa M o n i c a Blvd.
Santa M o n i c a , C A 9 0 4 0 4
P o t Gallery
2 9 9 4 T h o u s a n d Oaks
Thousand Oaks, C A 9 1 3 6 0
T h e Potters S t u d i o
2 1 0 5 Pontius Ave.
Los Angeles, C A 9 0 0 2 5
Shap S t o n e w a r e S u p p l y
R o u t e 1, B o x 3 6 5 H
A r r o y o Grande, C A 9 3 4 2 0
Potter's W o r l d
4 9 3 0 D i s t r i b u t i o n Dr.
Tampa, FL 33619
GEORGIA
MISSOURI
Clarice's S t u d i o
1 4 1 5 W. A l u m i n u m
Butte, M T 5 9 7 0 1
NEBRASKA
Professional C e r a m i c S u p p l y
1 1 1 3 Farnam St.
Omaha, NE 6 8 1 0 2
Bug T o w n Clay
76 J. Mendel Dr. S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30336
NEW JERSEY
Kickwheel Pottery &Supply
2 1 7 M a r r a y Dr.
Chamblee, G A 3 1 3 4 1
S t e w a r t Clay Co. Inc.
4 0 0 Jersey Ave.
N e w B r u n s w i c k , NJ 0 8 9 0 2
HAWAI I
Pupick P o t t e r y S u p p l y
365 E d g e w o o d Ave.
Teaneck, NJ 0 7 6 6 6
Ceramics H a w a i i Ltd.
5 4 3 S o u t h St.
H o n o l u l u , HI 9 6 8 1 3
ILLINOIS
D i c k BUck
P.O. B o x 1267
Galesburg, I L 6 1 4 0 1
The Clay People
3 3 4 6 N. Halsted
Chicago, I L 6 0 6 5 7
TENNESSEE
Gallery III
122 S t a d i u m Dr.
Hendersonville, T N 3 7 0 7 5
TEXAS
Avery's Art Studio
8 6 0 7 N. N e w Braunfels
San A n t o n i o , T X 7 8 2 1 7
Bateman Ceramic Supply
7 1 8 Pierce St.
Dallas, T X 7 5 2 1 1
Ceramic S u p p l y
706 Richmond Ave.
H ouston, T X 7 7 0 0 6
Fire A r t s
3 0 0 A u g u s t a St.
San A n t o n i o , T X 7 8 2 0 5
Hilda S m i t h A r t S t u d i o
3 0 0 6 Cole Ave.
Waco, T X 7 6 7 0 7
H o u s t o n A r t s & Crafts
2 0 4 9 Marshall
Houston, T X 7 7 0 0 6
Webco Supply Co.
P.O. B o x 3 0 5 4
Tyler, TX 75715
Capital Ceramics
2 1 7 4 S. Main St.
Salt Lake C i t y , U T 8 4 1 1 5
NEW MEXICO
A n h OWe Ceramic Supply I nc.
4 8 1 0 Pan A m e r i c a n Frwy. NE
Alburquerque, MN 87109
NORTH CAROLINA
VIRGINIA
Earthworks
3422 Hawthorne
Richmond, VA 23222
WASHINGTON
Central A r t S u p p l y
P.O. B o x P
2 9 W. 5 5 5 Batavia Rd.
Warrenville, I L 6 0 5 5 6
Graham Ceramics
1 3 1 9 Central A v e .
P.O. B o x 1 2 4 6 2
Charlotte, N C 2 8 2 0 5
Spencer P o t t e r y
4861 S. 1 4 4 t h St.
Seattle, W A 9 8 1 6 8
IOWA
NORTH DAKOTA
WISCONSIN
Art Craft
1 6 2 0 C o m m e r c i a l St.
Waterloo, IA 50702
N o r t h w e s t Ceramic S u p p l y
P.O. B o x 1 1 7 5
Fargo, N D 5 B 1 0 2
The P o t t e r y
2 0 2 9 Parmantar St.
M i d d l a t o n , Wl 5 3 5 6 2
Sax A r t s & Crafts
2 0 7 N. M i l w a u k e e St.
M i l w a u k e e , Wl 5 3 2 0 2
KANSAS
OHIO
Evans Ceramic S u p p l y
1 5 1 8 S. Washington
W i c h i t a , KS 6 7 2 1 1
Earthen Vessel
7 1 1 6 M i a m i Rd.
C i n c i n n a t i , OH 5 4 5 4 3
Stoneware Pottery
2 1 5 La L o m a
Modesto, CA 96465
KENTUCKY
OKLAHOMA
Owl Creek P o t t e r y
P.O. B o x 2 3 1 6 3
Anchorage, KY 40223
Janey Crain S t u d i o
1501 N W 2 5 t h St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
MARYLAND
OREGON
Eagle Ceramics
1 2 2 6 4 Wilkins Ave.
Rockvllle, MD 20852
A r t Pak Producla
P.O. B o x 1 7 3 5 6
8 1 0 6 N. Denver A v e .
Portland, O R 9 7 2 1 7
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Potter's M a r k
Rt. 1, B u c k h o r n Rd.
Gatlinburg, T N 3 7 7 3 8
UTAH
Salem C r a f t m e n ' s Guild
3 A l v i n Place
U p p e r M o n t c l a i r , NJ 0 7 0 4 3
Stewart's of California
1 6 0 5 5 H e r o n Ave.
La M i r a d a , C A 9 0 6 3 8
BruceTomklnsonStoneware
3 2 1 6 Pico
Santa Mortice, C A 9 0 4 9 5
IA
Green Bay Pottery Supplies
1138 Main Street
Green Bay, Wl 54301
WYOMING
T h e Crazy Lady
P.O. B o x 1331
Cody, WY 82414
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-- Lined Up
- Stacked Up
-Fired
Once A Day, Every Day, To Cone 10 In Six Hours
Joan Cloud, owner and manager of THE EARTHWORKS in
Sacramenfo, Ca., shown wifh poller Michael Campbell, fires
12,000-1S,000pieces of qualify stoneware yearly ,n her row
of THERMOLITES.
PROFESSIONAL CERAMIC EQUIPMENT
P.O. BOX 1012, NOVATO, CALIFORNIA 94947
December 1975
3
ALRBAMK
DONNA'S CERAMIC CRAFTS
HI.Way 431. Gle~oe ~ o p p , ~ ~ n l e , Gklnc~
HAZELHURSTCERAMICS
PO Box 12~. HaW G r ~
JEWEL BOX CERAMICS
600 Me~,na Argue. M o b i l
THE PIXIE POTTERY
2 7 2 0 ~ h Avenue South, Irondale Industr,al Park,
~fmln#~m
PIXIE POTTERY OF MONTGOMERY
1224 M i d i a n Awnue, Monq~,m*ry
ALASKA
ALASKA MUD PUDDLE
9O34 Hartzetl Road A n d l o r | ~
ARIZONA
MARJON CERAMICS. INC.
3418 Noah 24t~ St eet. ~ n l x
MARJON CERAMICS TUCSON
4 2 6 W ~ Altur~ T u r i n
CERAMIC ART CENTER.INC
1217 R a b b l e d Park RO~. Ll~le R ~ k
FORT SMITH CERAMIC SUPPLy COMPANY INC
73~e Roge,~ A.enue F ~ Sm,th
CALIFORNIA
LOU DAVIS. INC
817 Ce~t ral Avenue, K a R t s City
EVANS CERAMIC SUPPLY
1518 SOuthWash,nmon, W,chlta
PRAIRIE DOG CERAMICS
RFD == 1. Norton
SHADOW BOX CERAMIC STUDIO
380 West Cloud Street. Sahna
LOIS CERAMICS
1508 Wash,ngton Street Henderson
POLLY'S PLAY HOUSE CERAMIC STUDIO
R806 Tavlo(sv,lle Roa ! J e f f ~ n t o ~ n
SANDY'S CERAMICS
Route 2. Ew,ngF0.4 Road.Bowl,ng Green
TOM'S CERAMIC STUDIO
AVA~TY CERAMICS
887 S7~hSi,ee{. S.cramento
B J CERAMICS
ISWest S4thStfPe. ~ovlngton
WEST KENTUCK~ CERAMICS
1181 Jef+e~n St,-.,' Paducah
2169 B.oadwav Eureka
LOUISIANA
BAY SHORECERAMICSUPPLy.INC
5 ~ Aldo A, Pr)~e Santa Clara
BETTY S CERAMICS
13333 So,,~h Paramoun~ Bou,~aro South Gate
CERAMIC SUPPLY OF SAN DIEGO
3 ~ 161hSireel San Dme~
S L CLUTTER
~3112 Ingle~ooo A,~,.,~ Hawtho, ne
CREST CERAMICS
1 ~ 8 North Chesier A,,.-,J~ B~kerSfleld
DAHM CERAMICS
g24 F Ca~m~Real So~th San Fran¢l~U
3LJNCAN CERAMIC HOBBY SUPPLY
5649 Easr She,de Fresno
6 O E H M CERAMI SUPPLY
2239 East Napo~ ,Hwy gO E~ Sulphur
M E T L A C E R A M I S INC
441 I ~ n l , n Sire.' Metalrle
SHREVEPORT C [ ' ~MIC SUPPLY
444 Ohve St,ee( S [ u e , e ~ r t
WI L M A R 'S CERAM,C SUPPLY
7121 BoRonAve(~u. Alexandela
WILMAR S CERAM;C SUPPLY
5934 Hooper Road. Haton Rouge
WI LMAR'S CERAMIC SUPPLY
1210South 2nd S~r*,: M o n r ~
MAINE
LEE'S CERAMICSUPPLY
ME N JO CERAMICS
U S Route # $ a D I a, Co ne West Scatbor~gh
SMITH"S CERAMICS
268 Ma,n Streel Bangor
1055 S~.uma Boule~a,d Valle)o
MAR LE CERAMIC
8806 Yo,onda Avenue Northr~dge
PASD ROBLESCERAMIC SHOP
3 m'l~%NorT~ o* Pa~) RohlP~ u ~ Old ~01 P.,o Robles
RHODY'SCERAMrCS
~640 Co~ ,dge Avenue NatlOnalClSy
]NC
COLORAO0
VAN HOWECERAMICS
VAN HOWECERAMICSUPPLY COMPANY
I~975 Ea ~ 40 h A on. Den e
CONNECTICUT
ELMWOOD CERAMIC STUDIO
62 F4rm,nqlo,~ Av~ruJE Farm,nglon
JEAN'S CERAMIc STUD~O
10Y3 B.a~,nqto,. Roan Groton
WHITNEYCE RAMICCENTER
2334 Wh,r ,,,, A,p ,,, H a m a n
OELAWBRE
GABS CERAMIES
4707 9 Go,*.,.u, P, ,n, Bo~l.va,d W,Im,n~ton
FLORfOA
CALLAWAY CRAFT CENTER
RoUte 2 B~X 546 H qh~a~ ~ Panama C:t V
CALLAWAY CRAFT CENTER . ~
3105 N o , ~ "T Sn~e~ Pan.cola
THE CERAMICSHOPPE
~ 2 5 Che,ter Avenue J~kso~v,lle
DOLPHIN ART CERAMICS
S~lh St,eet Holly Hall
¢ LORIDA CERAMIC SUPPLY
1698 Oonn~ Road W~t Palm B e t h
~RANCOISECERAMICS ~NC
113 491h Stree~ S,our~ $1, Petersburg
MIAMI ART CRAFTS SUPPLIES
235 No,tneast 67~hStreet. M,am,
POLY CRAFTS
3672 Weht~, Slre*t ~ f a ~ t a
GEORGIA
ALLISON CE RAMIC SUPPLIES
911 McB, de Dr.e Columhus
CSRA CERAMICS
510 Green SPee{ AU~St~
GALAXY CERAMICSINC
2114 ~aDersha~ St,ee% S , , , . . a h
GEORGIACERAMICSUPPLY iNC
528 So~,hCen,,~lA~nue Hap~v,ll~
PARRISH CERAMICS
2426 South P~tIP,soq S1rPP1 Valdosta
HAWAII
HAWAII M O D E L C R A F T DISTRIBbTORS
1220 K,umJa], S~rP,t Hono4ulu
TERRA CERAMICS
303S C Ko~pax~ S1"~e, Ho.o~u~u
10AH0
NU ART CERAMIC & GIFT SHOP
427 North M a p P ~ t e l ] o
TREASURE VALLEY CERAMICS
H ~hw,v 95 Norlh W,ld*r
ILLIHDIS
CENTRAL CERAMICART SUPPLYCOMPANY
29WSSS Ba~av,aRoad Warren,,lle
CERAMIC CREATIONS
4115 West Law,e.ceAvenue Ch,¢ago
CERAMIC5 BY JOY
323(] 23rd Avenue Mohne
JOLIET CERAMIC ARTS 8, CRAFTS INC
64 No, th Despla,nes Street Johet
SCHERTZ CERAMIC STUDIO
1201We~t Brons P ~ r l l
TOWN ~ COUNTRY CERAMIC SUPPLY
TOWN & COUNTRY CE RAM~C SUPPLY
SPRINGF IE LD 8RANCH
2809 SOu~hS,xm Street S~rmqEeld
INDIANA
CRAFSHOP. INC
Hlg~way 67 North. V m c ~ s
EDITH'S CERAMICS ~NC
MEL'S CERAMIC CORNER
~ ~=~t Man S~reet Gnfhth
THE MUD HUT
1815 SOuthHar~,~n S t , ~ t F ~ t Wayne
NELLY'S CERAMIC STUDIO
10106 McK,nlev IU.S 20). Olceol=
IOWA
LYLE'S CERAMIC CENTER
1615 Sooth Federal M i e n CITY
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KANSAS
KENTUCKY
ARKANSAS
STEWART'SOp CALIFORNIA INC
16055 ~uth He,o,, La M,rada
WESTWOOD CERAMIC SUPPLY C O ~ P ~ y
N O R M A S CERAMICS
1107 North Elghth Street Burlington
PARKER CERAMIC SUPPLY COMPANY
2204 West 28rd Street. Om M o i ~
RIVERVIEW CERAMICS
511 " M r" Avenue NW. Cede{ Rapids
SCOT LIN INC.
236 Ma,n Streei McGregor
CERAMICS MONTHLY
MARYLAND
DOTTIE'S A R T CORNE R INC
~ 8 ~ u t h M a n S1reel ~ t
A,ry
H I G H B R I O G E CERAMICS
St S1eohan~ Church Road & M D R ~ t e 3 Gambrllls
M A R Y L A N D CERAMIC HOUSE LTD
7902 Harfor~ Road, Baltimore
MASSACHUSETTS
D I A M O N D CERAMICS
255 ,Vo,cesIer Road. Rou[e 9 Westboro
FLO'5 C E R A M I C S
2'. Weston Street, Wllbraham
GINA S CE RAMIC SUPPLY HOUSE
588 Broad Street East Weymouth
NASHOBA CERAMICS
~ q u , r e La~e Slow
,~/OSURN CERAMIC SUPPLY
~ ~ a h u { Streel. W o ~ f n
MICHIGAN
~ I L S CERAMICS. [NC
832 .Ves~WaShlr~gton. Marquette
JOY REID CERAMIC STUDIO
2016 North Tel~'~faph Rrad Oearbofn
TARI T A N CERAMIC SUPPLY INC
B17 Cherr~ Soulheas{ Grand Rap,de
MINNESOTA
CERAMICS 8Y DEE
895 F,onI Ave,ue St Paul
D & H.CERAMICS
6309 G,arld Avenue. Ou ruth
P A R A M O U N T CERAMIC r~c
220 Norln Stale StreeL Falrmont
T J's C E R A M I C S ~NC
~311 East 66th Street. Mlnneapoll~
MISSISSIPPI
6kLL'S CERAMIC & GIFT SHOP
Rt S Box 242 Br C o l u m n s
DOUBLE L CERAMIC sUPPLY
H'ghWaV 80 West Jackson
MENAGERIE CERAMICS
1003 W,Ison Avenue. Laurel
MISSOURI
C M CERAMICS
611 Marn Stree{ CaSSvllle
DOUGLAS CERAMIC & CHRISTMAS SHOP
Route 6, Box 6 7 7 B Melv,lle Road Sprlogheld
FOUR CORNERS CERAMICS, INC
1 ~ 8 East $8 H,ghwav Raytown
GENEVIEVE'S CERAMIC S T U D I O INC
8514 Webe, Road, St. Louis
T H O M A S CERAMIC SUPPLIES
H,ghway87 SOuth, Cahfo, n.a
MONTANA
ALICE'S CERAMICS
571 East Teton Avenue, Shelby
C O U N T R Y CQTEAGE CERAMICS
2155 HI Way 2 East. KIII$~ii
MONTANA CERAMIC SUPPLY
2016 A l d e r ~ n Avenue. BdllngS
SH~RLEY'S CERAMIC SUPPLIES
902 131h Avenue South, Great FII)$
NEBRASKA
BERNICE'S CERAMICS
8805 Highway 6 Northeast. L l ~ O i n
FREISZ CERAMIC STUDIO
8955-8957 "'J- Sir ~ t . Omal~a
W & M CERAMIC STUDIO
2215 Avenue G. Nelrney
NEVADA
CERAMIC ARTS, I N C
1906 Western Street. LaB v l g a s
NEW HAMPSHIRE
DORA'S CERAMIC STUDIO
87 Brc~dwly Avenue, M l ~ h e l t l r
SUPERIOR VIEW CERAMICS
Route 12 Westmmeland
NEW JERSEY
BROWN'S CERAMIC SUPPLIES
819 North SeCOnd S t r u t . M # l l l l l e
CERAMIC MAGIC
Route 1 and Oakland Avenue. Edlmn
DO LLY'S CERAMIC A R T S T U D I O
30 Montgomery Strut, Cllfton
SAVAGE CERAMIC SUPPLY COMPANY
Route 37 & Bltchelor S t r u t , Toms River
WElD LICH CERAMICS, INC
2230 west Camptaln Road, Somlffllie
NEW MEXICO
ANHOWE CERAMIC SUPPLY INC
4810 Pan Amer,can Freeway. Northeast
East Frontage Road, AlbuQuero~Je
NEW YORK
CEL A R T CERAMICS, INC
6750 F,fth Avenue. Brooklyn
C E N T R A L NEW Y O R K CERAMkC SUPPLY
213-215 Second S t r u t , Liverpool
THE CERAMIC TOUCH, INC,
345 N ~ Karner Road, AIl~lny
DEAN'S CERAMIC & GIFT SHOPPE
246 Chenango S t r u t , Binghamton
OOL L M A N CERAMIC SUPPLIES. I N C
663 Walden Avenue. Buff aiD
G L A D WELL CERAMIC STUDIO & SUPPLY
868 Scar sdale Avenue, S~r ~dale
JACKIE'S CE RAMIC STUDIO
123 Lake Street, R ~ Point
JEAN L E O N A R D CERAMICS
24 Corona Avenue. Corooa
LEZETTE CERAMICS
Route 212, Seuger t,es W~d~tock Road. Slu~rl)es
LONG ISLAND CERAMIC CENTER
119(3 Route 109, Lindenhur st
RLJNION CERAMIC SUPPLY
236 West Commetc,al S t r u t East R ~ h ~ t e r
SEELEY'S CERAMIC SERVICE, INC
9 River Street. O n . n i l
STAATSN CERAMICS
6833 Amboy Road, Staten Island
NORTH CAROLINA
CREATIVE CRAFTS CERAMICS. INC
6316 Yadkln Road Eayel~ev,lle
D U R H A M CERAMIC SUPPLIES INC
1347 Avondale ~rlve, Durham
FAIR B L U F F CERAMICS
p O Box BE, EImStreet Fair Bluff
G R A H A M CERAMICS LTD
1319 Centraq Avenue Charlotte
MUSE CERAMICS
1903 D e t ~ d Road WaynesvlHe
NORTH DAKOTA
CAROL'S CERAMIC CENTER
Hlgh~&y 83 N o r t h Minor
D O R O T H A ' 5 CERAMIC SUPPLY
41(] Easl Ma,n Mandan
NORTHWEST CERAMIC SUPPLY
221 223 B,oadwav Fa,go
OHIO
G& H CERAMICS
Box 287 Botk,ns Angle Road New Knoxville
KARSHNER'S CERAMICS
6/3 WPson Road.Columbus
OHIO CERAMIC SUPPLY SNC
80x 650 2861 5tare Rou~e E9. Kent
RUTHE CERAMICS
Ru, al Route 1 New Wash.ninon
THE V~LLAGE CERAMIC STUDIO SUPPLY, INC
278 East Ma,n St,eat New Lebannn
V I L L A G E CERAMIC STUDIO
8112 Blue Ash Road.ClnCmnah
OKLAHOMA
CERAMIC COTTAGE
748 SOulhWheellnB TuISl
DOLLIE'S CERAMICS & PORCELAIN
381 I ~ u ~ h Sh,etds Boulevard Oklahoma City
OREGON
CLARKE S CERAMICS
1585 Jun,pe, Junct,on C,tv
DOBE DEPOT INC
2~]gSOu~he~st Stark Street PotBand
PENNSYLVANIA
AMEIGH'SCERAMIC STUDIO
I S I 0 RooseveRA.en~e W,lhamsgoft
BECKER CERAMIC SUPPLYCOMPANY INC.
4;)6 Lmcolnway West. N e w Oxford
BELL'S CERAMIC A R T S INC
725 Route 15 N DiIIsburg
CERAMIC GROVE G I F T SHOPPE
1(]9 12(h Avenue Jumata A l t ~ n a
CERAMICS BY LAFORCE, INC
1 M,le West on Route 220 Av,s
CUSTOM C R A F T CERAMICS
70 South SI~ee? Washington
ELSIE'S CERAMICS OF W H I T E H A L L INC
331 Grape Street. Whitehall (Allentown)
ELSIE'S CERAMICS, FLOYD SCHEIB INC
669 East Ma~n Street, HeRns
KOCH'S CERAMICS
624 Grove Avenue, Johnstown
LE BOEUF FINISHING PRODUCTS & CERAMIC SUPPLY
Spurn M a n Street. Mill Vllml~
L I B E R T Y BELL CERAMICS, INC
4511 North Broad Street. ~ l l l ~ l ~ l a
MITCHE LL'5 CERAMIC SUPPLY C O R P O R A T I O N
57 Noble Avenue Pittsl~Jrgh
THE POTTER'S M I L L
Route 611 & Turk Road, Doylestown
SNEDDON'S CERAMIC STUDIO
Appledale Road RD ~ I, Norristown
SUNSHINE C E R A M I C S I N C
Route 307 Rural De~.very 3 MOSCOW
RHODE ISLAND
C E R A M , A R T STUDIO
3101 East Main Road, P ~ t s m ~ t h
LOUTS" CERAMIC SUPPLY COMPANY
114 ~ l t h f l e l d Avenue. P l w t ucket
SOUTH CAROLINA
ANDERSON CERAMICS COMPANY, INC
1950 South McOuf fie Street. A n d e r ~ n
FAITH'S CERAMICS, INC
P 0. Box 24, N o r w l y
R O U R K ' S CERAMIC STUDIO. INC,
2475 Ashley R,ver Road at Plerpont, Charl~ton
SOUTH DAKOTA
CERAMIC HOBBY SUPPLY
1117 West 1 l t h S t r u t , Sioux Falls
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Suggestions from Our Readers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Itinerary
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Making and Firing Crystalline Glazes by David Snair . .21
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Newcomb College by Roger D. Bonham . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sandy Blain by James Darrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Portfolio: Designer/Craft sman '75 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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On Our Cover
Crystalline-glaz ed bottle, 7 ~ inches in height, by David
Snair. The unusual two-color effect was achieved at Cone 9
using Crystalline Glaze I (see page 22) with additions of
3.5 per cent copper carbonate and 0.2 per cent cobalt
carbonate. Many of the artist's techniques and recipes for
crystalline glazes prepared with commercially available
materials are outlined in this issue.
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LETTE RS
SOLAR FIRING
I wanted to let you know how excited
I was about the article on solar kilns by
Zeljko Kujundzic, in your Sept. '75 issue!
My only regret is that it wasn't longer. I
realize solar kilns are still experimental,
but feel they have real potential. As a
lover of pottery and the earth s I have had
some feelings of conflict at the amount of
energy used in firing, and feel the energy
problem will become more acute as time
goes on. Solar kilns could be the answer-at least for me. Please keep us up to date
on all the latest developments in this field.
Mary Ann Toldness
Belcourt, N.D.
BEHRENS GLAZES
Glaze recipes by Richard Behrens so far
have been fruitless. He should give more
details, e.g., texture, fluidity, translucent,
opaque, cone ranges, and most i m p o r t a n t - types of results with different clays.
Paul Kelly
Morpeth, Ont.
We have thoroughly enjoyed your magazine, especially Richard Behrens's glaze
Deborah Beckman
recipes.
Arlington, Texas
fire, cartoon, poor-excuse-for -ceramlc-art,
Robert Allison
sort of stuff.
Jacksonville, Fla.
CM has improved 2000 per cent in
1975 as motivation and information for
.lean Card
serious artists!
Billerica, Mass.
T h a t was really crummy work by Tom
LaDousa; I've seen his work before the
toilet trend. But, everyone's entitled to a
slip-up every now and then (Any more
than that and I hope your glazes pit and
Florence Bass
your kilns misfire!).
Santa Clara, Calif.
KOHLER AGAIN
LIMITING ARTSY/CRAFTSY EMPHASIS
There have been a couple of articles
such as "The Kohler Experiment," January 1975 CM, which I nearly gagged at.
I appreciate your limiting your earlier
artsy/craftsy self. Know you have lots of
Continued on Page 90
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America's finest colors, and let your fancy roam[ All
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LETTERS ABOUT LETTERS
I enjoy comment letters, though many
are quite radical. Don't care for funk
material, but you have to report what
jurors select. So when do the jurors wake
up, and how do they explain what they
M . L . Davies
have been selecting?
Flat Rock, Ind.
Why not print useful "Letters" rather
than reader squabbles over material?
Roland Sardeson
Mineral Point, Wis.
• . . I am delighted with the "Letters"
column, particularly when readers disagree.
CM gives a very balanced coverage of the
c e r a m i c s / d e s i g n e r field--differing view.lulia Phillips
points give true vitality.
Richmond, Va.
Feeling as I do, that ceramics need not
be functional any more than art need be
realistic, I enjoy your magazine--its pictures, articles, and "Letters."
Laura Chaboya
San Jose, Calif.
LESS FUNK
Please do not have so many articles by
the potters that do funky work. My grandVeda Crisman
kids can do better•
Hawthorne, Calif.
CARTOONS AND COMICS
The magazine used to be a good shop
manual; now it has become a comic book!!
John M. Mclntyre
Stroudsburg, Pa.
Please! Please! Please! More traditional,
utilitarian stoneware--less uncrafted, low-
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FLORIDA
Miami Clay Co.
18960 N.E. 4th Court
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OREGON
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Portland, Ore. 97217
(503) 285-4572
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3401 N. 6th Ave.
Sioux Falls, S.D. 57104
(605) 336-9229
WASHINGTON
Clay Art Center
4320 Pacific Hwy. E.
Tacoma, Wash. 98424
(206) 922-5342
Seattle Pottery Supply
5261 University Way N.E.
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CERAMICS MONTHLY
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Answers
to
QUESTIONS
Conducted
by the C M T e c h n i c a l S t a f f
O I am interested in measuring the amount of reduction when
firing my gas kiln. Is there any gauge or instrumen t which
will do this?--T.M .
George and Nancy Wettlaufer , authors of The Craftsman 's
Survival Manual, have done extensive research in the area of
reduction control and they recommen d the Fyrite CO._, 0-20%
gas analyzer for measuring reduction in the kiln. For informatio n
on this instrumen t (cost approxima tely $70) write: Bacharach
Instrumen t Co., 625 Alpha Drive, RIDC Industrial Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylva nia 15238. Further informatio n on this topic is
currently planned for inclusion in the Wettlaufer s' new text
Getting into Pots, scheduled for publicatio n in 1976.
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We have been discussing appropriat e names ]or rarious ceramic throwing tools, and wondered if there is an accepted
name for the stick-like tool which is used to expand the belly
of a bottle when the hand can no longer reach inside a constricted neck?--T. L.
The tool you mention is sometimes called a "bottle stick," or
a "throwing stick." Perhaps you would prefer to use the Japanese
name which is "egote."
0
1 use a silicon carbide shelf as a floor in my gas-fired raku
kiln, but wondered if there is some other material which is
less expensive as a substitute ?--M.M.
Standard perforated house bricks are excellent for raku kiln
floors. When supported above the firebox, the holes allow flame
to pass through and help disperse the heat, while globs of glaze
run through to the bottom of the firebox. The low-fire house
brick floor is easily replaced when deteriorate d, but because of
its thickness it is structurall y sound for many firings. When
replaceme nt bricks are needed, new ones may be purchased from
any building supply company.
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I am working with a Cone 6 matt glaze [rom the CM handbook, Glaze Projects, and find this to be an excellent recipe
for oxidation firing. However, in experimen ting with colorants
[ found that chrome oxide gives unsatisfact ory results. Can you
explain this?--P.F .
Richard Behrens replies, "The behavior of chrome is an exception to the usual effects of coloring oxides in that it acts
very much like alumina in a glaze, tending to increase the
maturing point. In small quantities (.1-1%), however, this
colorant may serve quite well."
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I am interested in making insulating firebrick for use in
kilnbuildin g. Can you give some informatio n on how this is
accomplis hed?--D.D .
Most ceramists who have attempted insulating brick fabrication will agree that the effort and materials cost hardly justify
home production . Portland-c ement-bas ed castable materials are
considered a better solution to inexpensiv e kilnbuildin g. But on
an experimen tal basis, insulating firebrick may be made by
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Continued [rom Page 9
mixing with a thick fireclay slip any materials which will leave
an assortment of closely spaced air pockets after firing. Examples
include combustible materials such as sawdust and wood shavings,
and expanded minerals such as perlite--a natural volcanic glass.
The fireclay mixture is then placed in brick molds, extruded,
sliced, or rammed into the required shapes.
1 am interested in the possibilities o] low-fire salt-glazing.
Allowing [or additions of other ]luxes to the salt, what is
the practical lower cone limit o] this method?--E.C.
Richard Behrens replies, "Vapor glazing can be carried out
in a practical manner as low as Cone 04."
0
I want to buy a kiln, but with so many on the market it ia
difficult to make an in[ormed decision. Is there some kind o[
comparative list showing size, price, and especially shipping
rweight (since freight expenses can significantly contribute to
the cost) ?--D.D.
You may be interested in purchasing a copy of the Ceramic
Hobby Industry Guide which contains a comparative listing of
a wide selection of kilns. Both electric- and gas-fueled models
are pictured, along with such information as capacity, external
dimensions, electric power or gas requirements, options available,
shipping weight, and comparative prices. The guide is available
at a cost of $4.00 from Ceramic Scope, Box 48643, Los Angeles,
California 90048.
All subscriber inquiries are given individual attention at C M ;
and, out of the many received, those of general interest are
selected for answer in this column. Direct your inquiries to the
Questions Editor, CERAMmS MONTHLY, Box 12448, Columbus,
Ohio 43212. Please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
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Sedalia t h i n k s : " T h e w e i g h t of t h e wheel
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wheel f o r use by e i t h e r t h e professional
c r a f t s m a n or h o b b y i s t ! "
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1975
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other IS time. (.one lU snoulo De easily reauul~u =in o .uur>.
If you are firing 12 to 16 hours, it is costing you a fortune.
SMOKE: Added insulation only aids in reaching cone 10.
FACT: Insulation also allows for a more economical firing, a slower
cooling rate, less heat loss, and allows for a cooler kiln surface temperature. The cooler the surface temperature, the
safer it is. It also allows you to work near the kiln more
comfortably.
SMOKE: Kanthal A-1 elements are only good for cone 10 firing.
FACT: Kanthal A-1 element wire is good for all conditions, and it
is the most chemical resistant wire! This aids in resisting
the sulphur attack. (Most clays contain sulphur.)
SMOKE: Stepless infinite control switches are not important.
FACT: Stepless infinite heat control switches proportion heat input. They allow for a much more uniform heat which
eliminates hot spots, and they allow for better temperature
control.
SMOKE: A uni-bloc top and bottom is not important.
FACT: Uni-bloc tops and bottoms eliminate sifting.
SMOKE: Stainless steel jackets look nice and aid in insulating a kiln.
FACT: Stainless steel alone is actually a heat transfer material
which will not prevent a heat loss. High temperature insulation should be used between the stainless steel jacket and
the firebrick to prevent heat loss.
SMOKE: It is not important to have a cone 10 kiln U. L. listed.
FACT: It is most important to have a cone 10 kiln U. L. listed
because the kiln is being fired to much higher temperatures
causing the electrical components and wiring to be subjected
to a much higher temperature. A cone 10 kiln must be
wired to U. L.'s rigid standards and local codes and should
have a U. L. listing number.
SMOKE: A cone 10 kiln is not practical for firing ceramics (greenware).
FACT: A cone 10 kiln is excellent for firing ceramics (greenware).
You will have less heat loss, and it will cost you less money
to operate.
All Crusader Therm-Armor Kilns feature true cone 10 firing,
added insulation, Kanthal A-1 elements, stepless infinite
heat control switches, and uni-bloc tops and bottoms. All
Crusader Therm-Armor Kilns are U. L. listed.
THANKS FOR ALLOWING US TO CLEAR THE AIR.
Crusader Industries, Inc.
937 S. WASHINGTON AVE., HOLLAND, MI 49423 PH: 616/392-1888
A Subsidiary of Thermotron Corporation
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"Where to Show," three months ahead o[
entry deadline; "'Where to Go," at least
six weeks be[ore opening. Direct in[ormation to Itinerary, CERAMICS MONTHL',',
Box 12448, Columbus, Ohio 43212.
WHERE TO SHOW
ALBERTA, CALGARY
September 30-November 7, 1976 National Ceramics Exhibition is open to
Canadian citizens and residents. Entry
deadline: July 16, 1976. Write: GlenbowAlberta Art Gallery, National Ceramics
Exhibition, Glenbow Centre, 9th Avenue
and Ist Street S.E., Calgary T2G OP3.
Fee: $I0 for three entries; $1.00 each additional entry (no limit). Slides and entry
forms due January 2, 1976. Write: Gwen
Norworthy, R. S. Barnwell Garden and
Art Center, 501 Clyde Fant Memorial
Parkway, Shreveport 71101.
MARYLAND, GAITHERSBURG
September 22-26, 1976 The National
Craft Fair is open to all professional craftsmen. Entry deadline is March 10, 1976.
Write: National Craft Fair, Noel Clark,
Director, Gapland, Maryland 21736.
MARYLAND~ FREDERICK
]une 1-6, 1976 The Frederick Craft
Fair is open to all professional craftsmen.
Juried. Entry deadline is March 10, 1976.
Write: Frederick Craft Fair, Noel Clark,
Director, Gapland, Maryland 21736.
MONTANA, GREAT FALLS
April 6, 1976 Ten State Bi-Centennial
Juried Art Show, sponsored by Montana
Institute of the Arts, is open to artists in
Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, South
Continued on Page 15
ARIZONA~TUCSON
May 7-9, 1976 Festival Arts and CrafI~
Fair will be held at the Tucson Community Center. Fee: $40. Entry forms due by
February 15, 1976. Write: Mrs. Harriet
Harwood, Tucson Festival Society, Inc.,
8 W. Paseo Redondo, Tucson 85705.
CALIFORNIA, LONG BEACH
March 6-28, 1976 1976 Ceramic Conjunction is open to residents of Oregon.
California, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, Texas,
New Mexico, Washington, Utah, and
Montana working in clay alone or in
conjunction with other material. Send
35ram slides only, with size and approximate weight of object indicated for jurying. Entry deadline: December 15. Fee:
$4.00 per entry. 20% commission. Write:
Lukman Glasgow, Cultural Arts Section,
Los Angeles County, 155 W. Washington
Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90015.
CALIFORNIA~ SAN FRANCISCO
March 26-28, 1976 Bicentennial All
Arts Show is open to teacher/profess ional,
and students working in all media, including ceramics. Size limited to that
which can be carried by one person. Entry
deadline: December 31. Write: Ben Hazard, The Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak
Street, Oakland, California 94607.
GEORGIA, MACON
May 1-2, 1976 The Georgia Jubilee includes a juried and nonjuried exhibition.
Fee: $25 (juried) and $15 (nonjuried).
Entry deadline: April I, 1976. Write:
Josephine B. Lamb, The Georgia Jubilee,
4182 Forsyth Road, Macon 31204.
ILLINOIS, WINNETKA
May 22-23, 1976 Midwest Craft Festival, sponsored by the North Shore Art
League, is open to craftsmen including
ceramists, in Illinois and contiguous states.
Slides due February 14, 1976. Write:
Jewell Berzon, Chairman, 620 Lincoln
Avenue, Winnetka 60093.
LOUISIANA, SHREVEPORT
March 6-21, 1976 Shreveport Parks
and Recreation National 1976 is open to
artists in all media. Juried. Cash awards.
December
1975
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Box 89, Lawrencevil le, Georgia 30245
(404) 963-4373
CAN YOUAFFORDTHEHIGHCOSTSOFMANUFACTUREDKILNS
AND THERISINGCOSTSOFFUEL?
With our recent move to Atlanta, we will continue to help you, the potter. In the past, we have supplied free instructions for Building portable RAKU kilns, as shown above. We have also made an effort to
ship our high temperature Ceramic Fiber insulating materials within a day after receipt of order.
We will now offer our LO-CON FELT (2300°F) and H FELT (2600°F) in square foot quantities, besides the standard roll sizes. This means you can purchase the exact amount desired. As an example,
10f x of LO-CON FELT (less than $25) would Be needed to line a 17" dla., 21" high wire mesh RAKU kiln.
No matter what size kiln you plan to build, we will have the exact amount.
We will also provide advice in reducing your existing kitn's fuel consumption with our superior insulating ceramic fiber materials.
Reducing existing kilns' heat loss can be obtained by:
I) Insulating Brick kilns' interior and/or exterior surfaces with Ceramic Fiber FELTS.
2) Packing cracks in kiln walls wlth BULK Ceramic Fiber.
3) Gasketing doors and lids of electric kilns with Ceramic Fiber ROPE.
For free literature on all our Super Ceramic Materials, please feel free to contact me.
Deborah G. Muchow
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and North Dakota, Montana, Idaho,
Washingto n, and Oregon. Fee: $5.00; one
entry per media category. Jury by slides,
due January 5, 1976. 30% commissio n.
Write: C. M. Russell Museum, 1201 4th
Avenue North, Great Falls 59401.
NEw MEXICO, ROSWELL
May l-2, 1976 Arts and Crafts Fair of
the Southwest is a juried event. Send three
slides for each category. Fee: $35. Entry
forms due March 15, 1976. Write: Fidel
Neria, P.O. Box 122, Roswell 88201.
NEW YORK, RHINEBECK
June 21-27, 1976 Northeast Craft Fair
11 is open to craftsmen in Maine, New
Hampshire , Vermont, Connectic ut, Rhode
Island, Massachus etts, New York, New
Jersey, Pennsylva nia, Maryland, Delaware,
and Washingto n, D.C. Applicants must
submit five slides by January 15, 1976.
Write: Carol Sedestrom , Director, Northeast Craft Fair, 12 North Chestnut Street,
New Paltz, New York 12561.
tary, Butler Institute of American Art,
524 Wick Avenue, Youngstow n 44502.
ARIZONA, PHOENIX
December 12-January 4, 1976 "Clay
75," an exhibition by the Clay Club; at
the Heard Museum.
TEXAS, AMARILLO
April 4-18, 1976 Artist Studio Annual
National Fine Art Show is open to artists
in all media. Prizes, purchase awards.
Fee: $3.00 for members and $5.00 for
nonmembe rs, for each entry; limit of
three works per medium. Slides due February 15, 1976. Write: Len Sleslck, Box
13056, Amarillo 79101.
VIRGINIA, CHARLOTTESVILLE
April 2-4, 1976 Virginia Crafts Council
Fair '76 is open to ceramists. Juried. Cash
awards. Entry deadline: February I, 1976.
Fee. Write: Les Riley, Liberty Station,
226 Piedmont West, Culpepper , Virginia
22701.
December 6-7 Christmas Fair; at the
Tucson Museum of Art.
ARKANSAS, LITTLE ROCK
December 5-January 4, 1976 "Toys Designed by Artists"; at The Arkansas Arts
Center, MacArthu r Park.
BRITISH COLUMBIA, VANCOUVER
through December 6 Exhibition which
includes ceramics by Byron Johnstad; at
the Mido Gallery, 936 Main Street.
ALABAMA, HUNTSVILLE
CALIFORNIA, CIT't" OF INDUSTRY
January 2-3l, 1976 "Westwoo d Ceramics 1976 Teapot Open," is an exhibition
of teapots by various Southern California
potters; at the Retail Store Gallery, 14400
Lomitas Avenue.
December 20-January 25, 1976 "200
Years of Royal Copenhag en Porcelain, "
traveling exhibition ; at the Huntsville Museum, 228 Holmes Street.
CALIFORNIA, DISNEVLAND
December 22-24 Christmas Arts and
Crafts Fair; at Disneyland .
WHERE TO GO
OHIO, You NGSTO'~,'N
January ll-Februa ry 29, 1976 28th Annual Ohio Ceramic and Sculpture Show
is open to present and former residents
of Ohio. Juried. Purchase awards. Entry
deadline is December 14. Write: Secre-
•'~RIZONA, TUCSON
ALASKA, ANCHORAGE
through December 28 "Earth, Fire, and
Fibre," includes ceramics; at the Anchorage Historical Fine Arts Museum, 121
West Seventh Avenue.
THE OLD FAVORITE
CALIFORNIA, FREMONT
December 3-7 Christmas Arts and Crafts
Sale; at Olive Hyde Art Center, 123
Washingto n Blvd.
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The New
Craftool
"Heavies"
Heavy-duty potter's wheels,
ranging from ½ HP to 1 HP.
Variable speed from 0 to
240 rpm with high torque
even at low range. All have
these features:
• Permanent magnet motor
with solid state speed
control.
• Precision machined
wheelhead with concentric circles for easy
centering, and removable
bat pins to hold Craftool
pressed wood bats.
• Large polyethylene splash
pan removes for quick
cleanout,
• Lightweight, unbreakable
foot pedal presets to
maintain any desired
speed without continuous
foot pressure.
• Lit on/off switch with
protective rubber boot -moisture can't pass
through or give potter
a shock.
• Maintenance-f ree; no
parts to oil or grease.
• One year factory
guarantee.
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Speed Potter's Wheel
UL approved--safe for classroom use.
• Variable speed 0 to 200
rpm
• Gear-driven -- no slippage
-- high torque
• 10" aluminum wheel head
with concentric circles for
easy centering
• Lightweight, unbreakable
foot pedal -- presets to
maintain anydesired speed
without continuous foot
pressure
• Removable unbreakable
plastic cleanout pan; carry
to sink for emptying
• Legs come with the unit:
remove them and the potter's wheel can rest on a
bench or table
• Portable -- weighs under
23 Ibs. Stores easily
Model No. 15700 . .$199.95
Model No. 1 5 7 5 3 Optional Sit-Down
Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . .
$39.95
3-Station Variable Speed
P o t t e r ' s Wheel Unit
Three 15700 wheels mounted on a heavy steel frame
solves space problems in
studios and classrooms. 6"
shelf for tool storage. Multioutlet box on the unit provides wheels with a handy
power source.
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while maintaining high torque even at low range. Ideal
for the professional potter
who does large work (14"
wheelhead) or for continuous classroom use. Unit has
a Poly-V-Drive belt for positive no-slip v i b r a t i o n - f r e e
transmission. Double row
p e r m a n e n t l y s e a l e d ball
bearings support the reinforced throwing head. Heavy
reinforced ~6" steel plate
construction forms main
chassis. Integrally welded
motor and controller housing completely encloses all
electrical and moving parts
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cover plate for motor housing quickly removes. Belt
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precision unit will give years
of maintenance-f ree service.
The body of this wheel is
constructed of heavy ~6"
plate. Unit has a Poly-VDrive belt for positive noslip vibration-free transmission. Double row permanently sealed ball bearings
support the reinforced 14"
throwing head. Belt tension
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This is our most powerful,
most exacting unit. Capable
of throwing better than 100
Ibs. of clay, this unit delivers maximum power and
torque from its 1 HP permanent magnet motor at
even the slowest speeds.
Designed for the perfectionist who insists on precise
c o n t r o l and p o w e r even
when working on the largest
pieces. A super heavy duty
10:1 ball bearing worm gear
reduction system absolutely
eliminates slippage. The 14"
heavy duty machined wheelhead is permanently mounted on an arbor consisting of
double row sealed ball bearings. This arbor absorbs the
thrusts and weight of the
loaded throwing head, and
is carefully mounted on the
heavy ~6" steel chassis. The
output shaft of the arbor is
connected to the output
shaft of the gearbox via a
coupling -- thus eliminating
all gearbox vibration and removing all strain from the
gearbox bearings-- insuring
long life. Welded heavy plate
steel housing completelyencloses motor, gear transmission and controller as well
as all electrical and moving
parts, yet readily accessible
cover plates to motor housing and gear train quickly
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Please send me the new Craftool brochure on Potter's
Wheels & related Ceramics Equipment. (If a teacher, please use school address).
NAME.
SCHOOL
ADDRESS_
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OUR NEW
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Will t h r o w 25 Ibs. of clay
Ideal f o r hobbyists and
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Convenient, extrude directly onto your ware
Comes with 6 different shapes
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Quick disassembly for thorough cleaning
Only $49.95 complete
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KILNS
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TOP L O A D E R S
KILN EXHAUST HOOD
A large round outdoor metal barbeque grill, inverted and
fitted with stovepipe, makes an efficient hood for collecting and
venting exhaust gases from an updraft kiln. Remove the legs of
the grill, cut a hole in the center of the metal pan, and attach
a length of stovepipe long enough to extend through the roof
of the kiln shed. The hood can then be suspended over the flue
with lengths of chain, attached to ceiling beams or other struc--Gordon MacDougall, Norwalk, Calif.
tural supports.
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One Year Guarante e
Cone 10 to 11
CUP AND SPOON GLAZE TESTS
When testing glazes, ! find it helpful to mix a small batch
of suitable proportion and then measure ~ - c u p amounts into
ten individual paper cups. Next, using plastic measuring spoons,
I add one-fourth teaspoon of various oxide colorants to the
ten test batches; with cobalt, I halve the amount because it is
such a strong colorant; with iron, I double the amount because
it is so weak. This ratio of one-fourth cup glaze to one-fourth
teaspoon colorant closely approxima tes the ratio recommen ded
by most books, and it is certainly a lot easier than figuring out
the grams for each recipe. I realize that this is not an exact way
of working, but it gives enough of an idea of how the colorants
perform so that you know whether or not you want to test the
glaze on a pot. And, you can check a number of glazes rapidly
----SisterMarie Virginia, Sinsinawa, Wis.
using this method.
GLAZE CLEAN-UP
A large square- or rectangula r-shaped synthetic sponge--a vailable in supermark ets and hardware stores--ca n be used to quickly
and easily clean the bottoms of ware after glazing. Saturate the
sponge with water and place it on a flat surface in the glazing
area. Then, after dipping each piece in glaze, set it on top of
the sponge and twist in a circular motion three or four times to
completely remove any residue. This method eliminates the
need for scraping or further cleaning, and considerab ly speeds
--Morrie Berez, Takoma Park, Md.
up the glazing process.
WIRE HANDLES
The wire bails from 1-gallon paint cans make good overhead
handles for ceramic pieces. Macram~ half knots or square knots
over the wire and attach it to clay loops or lugs on the ware.
--Douglas Schlenker, Phoenix, Ariz.
MEND KILN FURNITURE
Damaged kiln furniture can be made serviceable again if the
broken pieces are joined with a paste of high-fire glaze, and
--Barbara Kilby, Dallas, Texas
fired in an upright position.
HEAVY.DUTY NEEDLE TOOL
Convert an old ballpoint pen to a heavy-dut y needle tool for
inelsing designs, piercing holes, or cutting slabs. Simply remove
the used replaceabl e cartridge of an old pen and replace it with
a large sewing needle, using pliers to crimp the eye end of the
needle securely into the cartridge spring. Insert the new device
in the pen and you have a sturdy, convenien tly grasped tool.
--Norma Shepard, Glendale, Ore.
CENTERING EXERCISE, SPLASH PAN, AND WEDGING SURFACE
Centering with eyes closed is a useful teaching exercise for the
beginning potter. It helps him to recognize that centering is first
a tactile and then a visual process.
A baby's plastic bathtub makes a sturdy, easily cleaned splash
pan for your wheel, and the cost is generally less than five dollars.
To construct a good wedging surface, purchase a printer's
blanket (available from industrial printing supply firms) and
nail it reverse-sid e-up on a wood backing. The porous blanket
is absorbent and easy to clean, yet does not chip like plaster.
--Barbara Dougherty, Hamburg, N.Y.
DOLLARS FOR YOUR IDEAS
CERAMICS MONTHLY pays up to $5 for suggestions used. Send
your ideas to CM, Box 12448, Columbus, Ohio 43212. Sorry, but
we can't acknowledge or return unused items.
ELECTRIC
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11 x 11 x 11
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All welded/~i
Floating hinge on lid maintains positive heat seal
Large airflow control boxes avoid overheati ng
Extraord inary inside insulation assures safe touch
on outside
Non-rusti ng transite kiln bottoms
Robertsha w infinite control switches
High-tem p Kanthal elements
Individua l coil on each tier makes for easy replacement
Coil recesses angled downward for better seating
Beautiful avocado finish on all kilns
Pyromete rs - - 0 to 2500 °
POTTER'S
WHEEL
Foot-peda l w i t h i n f i n i t e
speed control.
100 lb. t h r o w i n g capacity.
Five Year Guarantee.
W a t c h f o r new all-steel
kickwheel .
S e n d for free b r o c h u r e
HIL.FERN MFG. CO.
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O x n a r d St., V a n N u y s , Calif. 91411
(213) 787-8651
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Decembe r
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NEW SKUTT DC-1 POTTER'S WHEEL
THE QUIET REVOLUTION . . .
BRUTE POWER WITH PERFECT CONTROL!
JJl'P"
THROW ING FEATURES
Extremely quiet and free of vibration and hum.
Truly Powerful. 1 H.P. special duty D.C. motor easily
handles 100-pound throws; 12 amps max. current.
Accurately holds any speed even with heaviest forming
operation s.
It's no longer necessary to pot standing on one foot while
you try to delicately compensa te for Speed Sag with the
other.
Full 25 ° pedal travel for 0.240 RPM with low speeds ideally
spread out.
Unrivaled smoothne ss and power at low speeds--p erfect for
all decorative operation s.
Cast aluminum speedhold !ng pedal is integral with rigid
burnt orange fiberglass pedestal which in turn is
Permanen tly Wedded to cast aluminum crib.
Pedal friction is adjustable so you can "settle" your foot
fully, then change speed with absolute control.
Accelerati on is electronic ally restrained too at all times, to
avoid any possibility of jerkiness.
Optional hand lever control as shown in photo.
Rotation easily reversed- -just tip wheel back, unplug motor
from FWD socket within pedestal and insert into REV
socket.
Sealed Oil-On switch and pilot light, not shown in photo,
are convenien t on near right side.
114 X 14" Tempered Masonite batts (4 furnished) are driven
by removable pins projecting from deeply-rib bed 13-114"
aluminum wheelhea d having concentric scorings. Wheelhead 19-1/2" from floor.
For trimming or outsize throwing, any size of batt (we offer
23-1/2" diameter) can be raised clear of the crib and driven
by the two pins projecting from our optional 3/4"-thick
14"-dia. masonite Wheelhea d Riser.
DESIGN FEATURES
Belt tensioning via built-in springs assures full torque under
all conditions , with extreme life for bearings and all drive
componen ts. Because of this drive train's high efficiency ,
the wheelhea d can be easily rotated (not spun) by hand for
vertical decorative operation s.
Large 24-1/2W X 25-114 X 5"-deep cast aluminum Crib with
heavy beige epoxy coating. Crib drains directly into tough
half-gallon Polythene cup (at left edge of photo) via nonclogging 7/8 X 2-1/2" slot.
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CERAMICS
MONTHLY
Making and Firing
Crystalline Glazes
by DAVID SNAIR
Photos: Roger Phillips
ALTHOUGH CRYSTALLINE GLAZESenjoy a wide reputatio n,
their compoun ding and preparati on tend to be time consuming and complex, often placing them beyond the
resources of the studio potter. Produced through specific
glaze formulat ion and carefully controlle d firing procedures, these glazes are similar to any others, except that
during the cooling phase of the firing cycle, portions of
the glaze separate from the batch in an orderly manner
to form crystals. There is considera ble informat ion available in the technical literature , but much of it is incomplete and little of it is applicabl e to the studio situation
Porcelain [orm,
93/4 inches in
height, by the
author. Crystalline
Glaze I with
additions o[ 3.5%
copper carbonate
and 0.5% cobalt
carbonate produced
blue crystals on
a sea green
background.
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1. The/or m must be elevated above the glaze pool [or
success[ul separation o] the [oot a[ter [iring. The materials
[or this process include white glue, alumin a hydrate, a
thrown suppor t ring, and emery cloth.
2. To [orm a tight seal, the ring and basc o/tile pot
are ground flat alter bisque [iring.
becaus e of the need for facilitie s to produc e suitabl e frits.
Some time ago I partici pated in a worksh op with Marc
Hansen , the objecti ve of which was the develo pment of
crystal line glaze formul as using comme rcially availab le
frits. Since that time I have compo unded several successful glazes from these frits and develo ped proced ures
for control led firing.
Basic equipm ent for crystal line glaze prepar ation ineludes an electric kiln capabl e of Cone 9 operati on; large
kilns--- either Kantha l elemen t or Globar type--a re most
suitabl e. The kiln should be able to achiev e Cone 9 in a
2-hour firing cycle ( 1 ~ hours in a test firing of the
empty chamb er). For regulat ing temper ature accurat ely,
infinite range control s are desirab le; the kiln with only
three setting s--low, medium , and high--i s somew hat
difficu lt to manag e, but may also be suitabl e. Severa l
comme rcially availab le kilns meet these require ments if
they are fired with only partial loads and an absenc e of
kiln furnitu re.
A pyrom eter compa tible with monito ring 2400°F temperatu re is also needed . If the thermo couple is a chrome l/
alumel type, which oxidize s rapidly at high temper ature,
the hot junctio n should be made of 10-gau ge or larger
wire. A platinu m/plat inum rhodiu m couple is a better
choice, but it is extrem ely expens ive. If possible, calibra te
the pyrom eter against one of known accura cy or, alternativel y, standar dize it against cones fired at a specific
rate. It is not necessa ry to know the exact temper ature,
but rather to be able to reprod uce kiln conditi ons for
successive firings.
Ordina ry cerami c chemic als are usually of sufficie nt
purity for crystal work. It is import ant, howeve r, that all
chemic als be kept as clean as possible, becaus e even trace
amoun ts of contam inants can have drastic effects on the
quality of the crystals produc ed. If workin g in a large
studio group, it is desirab le to have separat e materia ls.
A porcela in or semipo rcelain body is best for keepin g
the backgr ound glaze unspot ted and for avoidin g contamina tion from impuri ties in the body. It may also be
benefic ial to use a body which is slightly immatu re at
Cone 9 in order to keep the surface from being dissolved
by the glaze, alterin g its compo sition. I have used two
bodies with slightly differe nt results. The first is somewhat more mature and translu cent; the second seems to
favor the format ion of a few large isolated crystals, but
has poor translu cency.
Porcela in Body I (Cone 9)
Edgar' s Plastic Kaolin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
40.0 parts
Tennes see Ball Clay (O.M. # 4 ) . . . . . . . . . .
8.9
Flint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
17.7
Nephel ine Syenite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
31.6
Benton ite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.2
100.4 parts
Porcela in Body II (Cone 9)
Edgar's Plastic Kaolin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
50%
Flint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Custer Feldsp ar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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C n m ~ m s MONTHLY
100%
Add: Benton ite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2%
Crystal line glaze compo nents should be especia lly accurately weighe d; a triple beam balanc e is sufficie ntly precise
if used careful ly. Dry ingredi ents should be well mixed and
passed throug h a 60- to 80-mes h screen at least once to
break up any coarse particle s and to thorou ghly integra te
all compo nents. If coloran ts are added, it is advisab le to
screen the glaze a second time. These base glazes prepar ed
with comme rcially availab le Ferro Frit 3110 produc e a
good variety of results, and experim ental work should
indicat e which are most produc tive with availab le firing
equipm ent:
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3. A paste of white glue and alumin a hydrate is
brushe d on the lip of the ring.
~. The ring is applied to the base of the form.
Crystal line Glaze I (Cone 9*)
Frit 3110 (Ferro) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calcine d Zinc Oxide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calcine d Kaolin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Titaniu m Dioxid e . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
cobalt, mangan ese, or copper produc e the best results and
combin ations are particu larly interes ting. Iron, nickel,
and chrome are usable to a lesser extent.
Accura te firing is of as much import ance as glaze
compo unding . The two are related to one anothe r and
in some ways a glaze may be adjuste d to a firing cycle or
a firing cycle adjuste d to a glaze. Compl ete records of all
firings and of all adjustm ents should be kept.
The glaze mixtur e contain s particle s from which crystals can grow, much in the manne r a dust particl e acts as
a seed for a snowfla ke. A combin ation of high temper ature and time is used to dissolv e all but a few of the
particle s; then the temper ature is droppe d to a point
more favorab le for the zinc silicate to crystall ize out of the
molten glaze. Tempe rature is held in this range for several hours to allow the crystals to increas e in size. In
general , the longer the growth time, the larger the crystals. My firing cycle is:
70.1500OF
Overni ght . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
60OF*
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2000.18 50OF
2½-4 hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
48.40%
24.35
1.52
17.95
7.78
100.00 %
Crystal line Glaze I I (Cone 9*)
Frit 3110 (Ferro) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calcine d Zinc Oxide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calcine d Kaolin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Titaniu m Dioxid e . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
47.14%
28.38
60
18.02
5.86
100.o0%
Crystal line Glaze I I I (Cone 9*)
Frit 3110 (Ferro) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calcine d Zinc Oxide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calcine d Kaolin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Titaniu m Dioxid e . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
47.86%
23.87
1.41
20.91
5.95
loo.oo%
Crystal line Glaze I V (Cone 9*)
Frit 3110 (Ferro) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calcine d Zinc Oxide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calcine d Kaolin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Titaniu m Dioxid e . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
46.00%
26.83
1.35
20.10
5.72
100.00%
These recipes yield white crystals on a white backgr ound
unless coloran ts are added. Becaus e of the unusua l compositio n of the glazes, color perform ance may vary greatly
from the expecte d. Additio ns of five per cent or less of
Bottles or other convex forms are well suited to crystal
work since they serve as ideal surface s on which to display
the crystals and also allow for glaze fluidity withou t pooling on the piece. The glazes must be extrem ely fluid to
work properl y, and some way of separat ing the piece from
the glaze puddle at the base must be devised . Severa l
method s are availab le, such as stilts, a soft cookie of clay
which may be cut away with a diamon d-wire saw, or, I
prefer to use a careful ly fitted clay ring, cement ed to the
base of ware and freed by gently tapping with a chisel
after firing. For the fitted ring method , the piece is footed
and a separat e small cylinde r or bowl is thrown to match
*Firing eyde terminate s with Cone 9 at the three o'clock position.
Decem ber 1975
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the dimensio ns of the base. This cylinder should be formed
from the same clay as the ware so that there is no shrinkage differenti al. After the ware and ring are bisque fired,
their surfaces are ground flat with emery cloth to insure
that there is no separatio n where glaze might leak through.
The two pieces are joined with a paste of white glue and
alumina hydrate. Enough glue is added to dry alumina
hydrate to make a thick paste, then this mixture is
thinned with a few drops of water added to about a tablespoon of the paste. It is importan t that the cement be
applied liberally to the bisque surface and strongly
squeezed from the seam to seal the area complete ly. A
bowl made from groggy clay can be used to contain the
glaze pool at the base of the ware. After firing, bowl and
foot ring are separated from the ware by tapping with a
sharp chisel just below the seam.
Glaze applicati on is somewha t unusual in that about
three times the normal amount of glaze is used to thoroughly cover surfaces. Crawling often occurs because of
the high zinc content of the glazes, and contrary to typical
glazing procedur e, the generous applicati on of glaze minimizes defects in crystallin e glazes. I have obtained best
results brushing on repeated layers of light-crea m-consis tency glaze, building up a 3/16-inch thick coating.
Any serious work with crystals involves compoun ding
and altering glazes to meet individua l requirem ents. Presently, there are few commerc ially available frits which are
suitable for this work. But, several thousand distinct
glazes can be compoun ded by altering recipe proportio ns
as well as adding other ingredien ts to the batch. The
relative limits within which working zinc silicate crystalline glazes lie are approxim ately:
KNaO
0.300-0.600 AI_~O~0.000-0.120 SiO2 1.200,I.900
CaO, MgO, BaO 0.000-0.150 B203_ 0.000-0.150 TiO2 0.000-0.250
ZnO
0.400-0.700
5. A thick layer of wet crystalline glaze is applied to
the form.
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CERAMICS MONTHLY
Calculati ons should be made to at least three decimal
places.
My experime nts indicate that the various oxides function in crystallin e glazes as follows:
K,O, Na~O, LifO--Th ese are the active fluxes which
dissolve the other oxides and contribut e fluidity to the
glaze; they have a strong influence on colors. Na20 and
Li20 seem to be the best bases. Tests indicate that K20
base glazes produce smaller and poorer quality crystals
or do not operate within the same limits as Na20 and
Li20.
CaO, BaO, MgO--T he function of these fluxes is uncertain, but glazes compoun ded without them seem washed
out and thin.
ZnO~Zi nc and silica form the crystals; increasin g the
zinc content increases the size and number of crystals.
Large quantitie s of zinc will tend to promote crawling.
Calcined zinc oxide reduces this tendency toward glaze
surface defects.
Al20.~--Alumina levels should be kept low since excessive
amounts contribut e to the formatio n of matt glazes composed of many tiny crystals, (and also to dark edging on
crystals). About .05 A1203 is sufficient to maintain a
reasonab le glaze thickness on the finished piece. The fast
rise to full temperat ure is to avoid alumina and silica
pickup from the body.
B~Oe---Boron seems to function like alumina, possibly by
increasin g the solution of the body, resulting in excess
SiO2 and A1203 in the glaze. For this reason, many of the
boron-ba sed commerc ial frits are unsuitabl e for crystalline work.
SiO~--Silica acts as a glass former in the glaze and as a
compone nt of the crystals. Present in amounts above 1.90
it may cause the glaze to devitrify, developin g a sandy
surface.
6. After [iring, glaze has pooled in the bowl below
the base of the ware.
Above and right A variety of crystalline ef/ects
may be produc ed with colorant additions to
Crystalline Glaze I.
7. By gently tapping with a sharp chisel, the glaze is
cleanly fractur ed at the base to separate the fired form.
8. The comple ted form may be smooth ed further at the
foot with emery paper.
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Porcelain form with steel gray crystals on an orange
backgr ound, 73/'4 inches in height. The effect was
produc ed with Crystalline Glaze I and additio ns of 3%
manga nese dioxide and 0.5% cobalt carbonate.
Porcelain form with copper green crystals on a sea green
backgr ound, 7 ~ inches in height. The effect was
produc ed with Crystalline Glaze I and additio ns of 3.5%
copper carbonate and 0.3% cobalt carbonate.
TiO,-- Titani um is a color modifi er and seems to enhanc e
the richnes s and silkiness of the crystals. Althou gh crystals
may be grown withou t it, they are smaller and washed
out in appear ance. Excessive amoun ts act somew hat like
alumin a.
edging on crystals, similar to the effects of excessive
alumin a.
The numbe r and form of crystals produc ed are largely
depend ent on temper ature. Glazes which work well and
produc e few crystals at Cone 9 peak temper ature are
often comple tely covere d with crystals if fired to Cone 6
peak temper ature. Increas ing the holding temper ature
favors growth in one dimens ion; lowerin g it tends to
produc e crystals more circula r in form. Tempe rature difference s of 5°F or less can be signific ant, and measur ements, records, and equipm ent should be accura te enough
to meet this specifi cation, particu larly when develo ping
new glazes.
Crysta lline glazes provide fertile ground for the potter
wishin g to involve himsel f with the more challen ging
aspects of glaze formul ation. With experim entatio n, it is
possible to develo p a wide range of interes ting and personal glazes, using comme rcially availab le materia ls.
D A V I D SNAIR receive d his underg raduat e and gradua te
educat ion from Purdue Univer sity, West Lafaye tte, Indiana. He is curren tly an indepe ndent craftsm an in Colum bus, Ohio.
Compo unding a glaze which produc es crystals is the
first step; then the glaze, the firing, or both must usually
be adjuste d to achieve good results. Most of my adjustments are with the glaze rather than the firing. Especi ally
in the growin g range of the crystals, the glaze compo sition
and the holdin g temper ature are strongl y related . Increasin g the size of the crystals may be accomp lished by
raising the holdin g temper ature 10-20°F, or by maintaining the same holdin g temper ature and slightly increasin g the zinc oxide or silica conten t of the glaze.
Raising the zinc oxide while lowerin g the silica, or vice
versa, may change the color response of a glaze considerably, althoug h crystal size remain s the same. Increas ing
the titaniu m conten t increases the size of crystals. After
about 0.130, titaniu m serves primar ily as a color modifi er
and agent for visuall y enrichi ng the crystal s; beyond
about 0.250, it causes backgr ound darken ing and dark
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CERAMICS hIoNTH LY
Bizen
by CATHERINE BARTH
Bizen water container, approxim ately 7 inches in height,
Edo Period, 17th century.
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NEAR THE VILLAGE OF IMBE in Okayama Prefectur e,
generatio ns of Japanese potters have made the rugged
stonewar e known as Bizen. Historica lly, the ware finds its
roots in the 1500-year-old tradition of early Sue pieces-thinly potted, unglazed , gray ritual objects and religious
utensils which were contempo raneous with the introduction of the Korean-s tyle high-fire anagama (cellar kiln).
After a period of transition al pottery, productio n of true
Bizen began at the end of the 12th century, during the
late Heian or early Kamaku ra period. For several hundred years, potters produced a variety of domestic ware,
mostly large granary storage jars and househol d ware with
coarse-te xtured red-brow n and slate-blue surfaces.
Early Bizen potters were strongly influence d by local
demand for utilitaria n items and by the available ceramic
materials . Many of the qualities today valued as characteristicall y Bizen emerged quite naturally from the innate
qualities of the clay and from standard productio n procedures. Of great significan ce is that Bizen was traditionally fired over a period of weeks] Stacked without
shelves or supports, the ware was often distorted during
the long firings required to obtain suitable effects. In
The Cleveland Museum o/ Art
Asian Art Museum o/ San Francisco
Bizen water jar, Imbe ware, Momoyama Period, early
17th century.
Tea lea[ storage jar, Bizen, 11 inches in height, Edo
Period, 18th century.
Dish in the shape of a lotus leaf, by Kitaoji Rosanjin,
2t)th ccntur' Bizen potter.
time, pieces thus deformed began to appeal to the aesthetic sensibilities of tea ceremony devotees and this ware
was much in demand. Flashing from direct contact with
the flames, and random areas of glaze derived from the
ash of the wood fuel, provided spontaneous surface
texture and color.
Among the deliberate attempts at decoration were
draping shapes with seaweed, straw, and rope soaked in
saltwater. The heat of the kiln transformed the sodium
and ash residue to reddish glaze which the Japanese
call hidasuki, the fire-stripe effect. Documented on pieces
of ware from the 16th century, this technique is still
utilized for decorating contemporary Bizen. To achieve
the matsuba kage effect, some objects were imbedded in
pine needles as a kiln was stacked, so that ash-glaze outlines of individual needles remained on fired surfaces. A
later ware identified as Blue Bizen obtained its color
from reduction firing; the red iron oxide of the clay was
reduced to a lower form or to metallic iron.
Superior quality Bizen ware is said to have been made
in the late 16th and early 17th centuries when utensils
for the tea ceremony were produced in quantity at the
so-called Three Great Kilns, located north, south, and
west of Imbe village. Potters made a variety of tea ware
including plates, waste-water jars, dishes, cake trays, and
3
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CERAMICS MONTHLY
I
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Museum of Art
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20th century
Bizen plate with hidasuki
fire-stripe surface patterns.
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Bizen pot by Yu Fujiwara,
approximately 6 inches in height.
tea-leaf storage container s; flower vases and water bottles
of this era are especially prized. Concentr ation on tea
ware productio n was to some degree the result of the
influence of Toyotom i Hideyosh i, military governor of
the Bizen province and himself a great tea ceremony
enthusias t. He ordered six families of potters to make tea
ware and decorativ e ornament s for his personal use.
Seventee nth and 18th century Bizen included molded
figures of mytholog ical personag es and animal representation s. Master potters added individua l touches so
that none of the molded items were alike. The plastic
Bizen clay proved to be well suited to this applicati on and
the forms were popular as export ware.
By the mid-19th century, the quality and character of
Bizen products had begun to decline and many of the
older forming and firing processes were no longer used.
Powerful patrons who had supported potters with food,
clothing, and resources ceased to do so, and the influence
of Western civilizatio n was much in evidence. It was not
until the early 20th century that interest was rekindled in
fine-qual ity Bizen.
Today, the ancient traditions and processes serve as a
basis for contempo rary individua l expressio n, and many
modern pieces are considere d to rival the best of the
traditiona l Bizen productio n.
December 1975 29
Garden Ceramics
Photos: Quay/Ceramlcs
Philip Galflianl
Rachel Thompson
&
A SELECTION OF CLAY sculpture , planters, and wind
chimes, compiled in a show titled "Garden Ceramics ,"
appeared May 6-31 at the Quay Ceramics Gallery, San
Francisco . Designed and construct ed for use in outdoor
settings, the cast and handform ed pieces in stonewar e,
porcelain , earthenw are, and raku were complem ented
by a variety of glaze treatmen ts.
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CERAMICS MONTHLY
Far left Tom Rippon , "Mask," porcelain,
28 inches in height.
Left Vernon Patrick, "'Detroit Madon na,"
stoneware sculpture approximately 43 inches
in height.
Above David Middle brook, "Cactus,"
stoneware with plastic bristles, 25 inches
in height.
Pdght Robert Brady, "'Wall Piece," raku, 7
[eet in height.
The Saturday EveningGirls
A RECENT EXHIBITION at the Univer sity of Massac husetts
Bicent ennial Hall, Boston, brough t togethe r for the first
time a compre hensiv e collect ion of Paul Revere Pottery ,
designe d by Edith Brown and produc ed from 1908
throug h 1942 by a group of young women calling themselves the Saturd ay Evenin g Girls. The display , on view
May 19-Sep tember 14, explore d the history of this social
experim ent intende d to enlarge the opport unities of
daught ers of immig rants living in Boston 's North and
West End.
The first Saturd ay Evenin g Girls were young workin g
women brough t togethe r by libraria n Edith Guerri er in
1899 as a reading group in the North Bennet t Industr ial
z~
Pdght Blue bowl, 1924, an
exampl e o[ personalized ware
produc ed at the Paul Revere
Pottery .
Far right The Saturd ay Evenin g
Girls at work. They produc ed
Junctio nal ware in a manne r
which exempl ifies the Arts and
Cra[ts Movem ent o[ the late 19th
and 20th centuries.
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CERAmiCS MONTHLY
School. They continu ed to meet during the early 1900's,
expand ing their activiti es to include theatri cal events,
folk dancin g, and particu larly the Paul Revere Pottery
worksh op for which they are best known .
Centra l to the foundi ng and operati on of the pottery
was the belief that pleasan t conditi ons could exist in
a worksh op as well as in a home, and that a life of
drudge ry was not inevita ble. The girls were involve d in
throwi ng and decora ting; and in contras t to conditi ons
of the time, they earned a living wage, worked an 8-hour
day, receive d paid vacatio ns, and were read Shakes peare
and Dicken s while produc ing everyd ay functio nal ware
with stylized designs.
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NewcombCollege
by ROGER D. BONHAM
Photos: Armand Bertin
This is another in a series of articles designed to acquaint our readers with schools and universities offering
programs in the ceramic arts.--Ed.
THE H. SOPHIE NEWCOMB MEMORIALCOLLEGE FOR WOMEN (to use its official name) is located in New Orleans,
Louisiana, that Mississippi Delta city famous for its
French Quarter, its many fine restaurants, its traditions
of the deep South, and jazz music. One of eleven schools
and colleges within Tulane University, Newcomb is a
Students
constructing a
sprung-arch kiln
in the outdoor
firing area.
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liberal arts college for women, although men from Tulane
and other areas can cross-register for Newcomb's art
classes. Operating coordinately within the Tulane administrative structure, Newcomb has its own faculty, curriculum, and campus area on the northwest side of the
Tulane complex. An average of 1,500 women, mainly
from the deep South but from other areas of the country
as well, attend Newcomb classes.
The art department, which dates back to 1890, now
enrolls about 165 art majors, and has a faculty of thirteen,
with eight of them in the studio area. It is a compact
and well-rounded department, having more than fort)'
studios and workshops, a small auditorium, and exhibition gallery. Newcomb has had a ceramics program since
1895; in fact, in the early days there was even a Newcomb
Pottery, founded as a semicommercial enterprise to give
students the opportunity to be employed as designers of
art pottery. According to early historical sources, the pottery flourished, receiving prizes at international exhibits
in Paris, St. Louis, and San Francisco. But with changing
times, the role of the pottery was modified, until it was
terminated in the 1940's. Ceramics training for undergraduates, however, was always distinct from the pottery,
and continued after Newcomb pottery closed.
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Newcomb , students and instructor Greer Farris (center,
standing) evaluate the results o[ a recently unloaded
glaze [iring.
A selection o[ greenwar e is examined
in the drying area be[ore [iring.
Loading the catenary arch kiln, built by students.
In recent summers, the Newcomb ceramics departme nt
has o[[ered courses in kiln construct ion.
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The Annual Newcomb Fine Arts Festival features a pottery sale and demonstration by students.
A smoked raku piece, 10 inches
in height, by Greer Farris.
"Knife and Bananas," slip-cast whitcware sculpture,
18 inches in diameter, by Greer Farris.
Fourteen ceramics courses now are offered at Newcomb, ranging from introductory ceramics to independent
study. All are taught by Greer Farris, who holds an
M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
Farris joined the faculty in 1972.
Facilities are more than adequate, Farris points out.
There are two main workrooms: a wheel room (22 x 36
feet) and a handbuilding workshop (22 x 32 feet), as
well as a glaze pantry, clay-mixing room, and a raw
materials storage area. The shop provides a clay mixer,
ball mill, grinder, spray booth, and other major ceramic
production equipment.
Ware is fired in one of the three electric kilns of various sizes, or any of the three gas-fired kilns, from 24- to
85-cubic-foot capacity. There is, in addition, a raku kiln,
located to the rear of the art building in the kiln complex. In this 12 x 60-foot area, additional kilns are constructed as needed, and special intensive courses in kiln
building have been offered in recent summers.
Students can work toward any of four degrees. The
bachelor of fine arts in ceramics requires thirty-two units
(Newcomb is on the semester system), of which sixteen
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A graduate
student
handbuilding.
should be in studio classes. Also offered are the bachelor
of arts degree with an emphasis in ceramics; the master of
arts in teaching, also with an emphasis in ceramics; and
the master of fine arts. In the most recent school year,
there were eighty undergraduat e ceramics students, one
in the M.A.T. program, and three in the M.F.A. sequence.
Farris advocates self-developm ent: "The students come
into my ceramics classes with varied experiences. We add
clay, and things start to come out. Hopefully the students
can relax and let things flow and try to overcome the
usual hang-ups of 'Is it good?' 'Is it bad?' 'A Man has
two legs,' etc. My job is to lure students into opening
up, and not to do too much for them. I make many
possibilities available as far as techniques, equipment,
and the like are concerned. As quickly as possible, I want
them to become self-sufficient . They must learn to make
their own clay and glazes, fire and build kilns, etc.
"My role is that of advisor/consu ltant/demons trator.
"In short, I don't believe in spelling out too much detail, or giving directions, leaving room for personal discovery. Soon the students realize they are the ones who
must find their own way."
Sandy Blain
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Photos: Madge Gu[[ey, and courtesy o] the artist
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BLAIN GOMBINES studio work with an active caa crafts organizer . Like many contempo rary potas
reer
holds a teaching position- -in this case at the
she
ters,
Universit y of Tennesse e, Knoxville . But in addition,
Sandy also serves as assistant director at Arrowmo nt
School of Crafts, in Gatlinbu rg, Tennesse e; as president
of the Tennesse e Artist Craftsma n Associati on; as state
represent ative for the American Crafts Council; and as
an active member in the Southern Highland Handicra ft
Guild, and in the Tennesse e Arts Commiss ion. Considering the extent of these commitm ents, one wonders
when she finds time to produce her broad selection of
ware.
The basis of Sandy's technique s is primitive in origin.
Early potters often used a bowl or open shape (sometim es
called a puki) to support the base of a form while the
upper portion was complete d with coils. Sandy has modified this technique , combinin g it with handbuil t and
thrown additions to create contempo rary ware. Complementing her basic methods are decorativ e incorpora tions
of colored clays as well as combinat ions of slips, oxides,
and paper resist.
Sandy begins forming with relatively soft clay, often
pressing and stretching slabs on a backgrou nd of newspaper. Moisture from the clay causes the paper to adhere
to the slab, while stretching leaves embedde d strips.
These resist glaze, slip, or oxides during later decoratin g.
For planned patterns or texture, a slab is laid directly
onto an arrangem ent of paper strips or corrugate d cardboard. Addition al newspape r or cloth may be used inside
the puki to supply texture and to insure easy separatio n
of slab and mold.
After the textured slab is pressed into the supportin g
form, it is allowed to stiffen. Then the clay is ready for
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1. So/t clay is !ff<,~s<d onto newspaper
to make a slab. The sur/ace will retaiTt
imbedded paper and stretch marks.
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2. Sometimes the so/t <lay is plm <d
directly on a pattern o/newspaper
strips to achieve controlled texture.
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colander was selected because it releases
suction and allows easy removal.
4. If'orking quickly, Sandy Blain molds
another bowl/orm in the colander and
joins the two shapes rim to rim.
5. Seams are/itted together and paddled
to uni[y the outline.
Left Slab~Coil~
Thrown stoneware
planter, 17 inches in
diameter, by Sandy
Blain.
6. The [ornz is opened at the top and the
broken pieces at the neck paddled [urther.
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7. Imbedded newspaper partially resists a
spray o[ slip, oxide, or thin glaze,
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eHects achieved with paper resist.
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1. Sandy Blain adds a thrown loot.
2. A clay coil is pressed in place.
3. The seam is relined with a trimming tool.
4. A bat is podtioncd o, lh~ ~ti//c,~ d loot.
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6. Additional hright i~ proHd,d u'llh large coils.
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8. The form is paddled with newspaper in between.
Slab~whe el-thrown planters, 5, 7, and 10 inches in height, by Sandy Blain.
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the incorporation of coils, slabs, or thrown additions.
Alternatives for completing construction include, perhaps,
a thrown pedestal base, additional height achieved with
coils, joining identical molded forms to create a sphere,
or texturing and refining the original shape.
To attach a pedestal base, the desired portion of the
molded form is scored and coated with slip before the
foot is appropriately positioned. A carpenter's level resting
on a bat can be used to check final placement before the
two forms are reinforced with a coil of soft clay. To
smooth the juncture and complete the transition between
the components, the seam is refined with a trimming tool.
When the attached base is sufficiently stiff that it can
support the weight of the piece, the form is inverted so
that the upper walls may be completed with coils. For
subtle color variation, coils are sometimes tinted with
metallic oxides such as iron, manganese, cobalt, and
copper; colorants are mixed with the dry clay body in
amounts up to ten per cent. Sandy paddles surfaces to
retain continuity of the shape and also to integrate
texture. For final rim refinement, a soft coil of clay may
be added and smoothed with a sponge or piece of leather
as the ware is rotated.
For color and contrast, damp ware is sprayed with slip,
oxides, or a thin layer of glaze. The embedded paper
strips from the forming process resist those coatings in
random patterns, accenting relief and texture. The completed forms are dried and fired to Cone 8-10, oxidation
or reduction.
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10. Slowly the coil is wet and shaped, rather than being
thrown at regular speed.
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Right, above Coil-built planter with cobalt wash in
texture, diameter 12 inches, by Sandy Blain. The dry
stoneware body was initially colored with additions of
cobalt and iron.
Right Three o[ Sandy" s slab~coil~thrown planters,
oxidation-fired stoneware, 19, 15, and 13 inches in height.
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9. The nearly completed [orm is placed on the potter's
wheel and a soft clay coil is added to the rim.
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PhOtOS: R o m a n S a p e c k i , G o r d o n Kuster, Jr.
Best of Show -- Ceramics
Jacquelyn Rice, Ann Arbor, Michigan; "Pyramidal Prod," terra cotta, 18 inches square.
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Beaux Arts Designer/Craftsman '75,
the eighth juried biennial exhibition
of contemporary crafts hosted by the
Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Ohio,
contained nearly 200 craft objects
including ceramics. The show was
open to artists residing in Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri, Nebraska, North and South
Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. From a
field of 1480 slide entries, jurors
Wayne Higby, Francoise Grossen,
and William Harper selected the final
198 representative pieces which
were on display at the gallery from
October 5 through November 22.
The jurors divided the Best of Show
Award among the three categories:
Ceramics--Jacquelyn Rice, Ann
Arbor, Michigan, contemporary terra
cotta sculptural form; Fiber--Wesley
A. Mancini, Bloomfield Hills,
Michigan, quilt; Metals -- Mary Lee
Hu, Olmsted Falls, Ohio, neckpiece.
In describing the ceramic
contingent of the exhibition, Wayne
Higby commented that "Clearly the
best work in the show (was) the
product of those artists who have
strong personal direction, a firm grasp
of ideas, and an excellent sense of
technique . . . . The exciting pieces
have that intangible quality which
can only be acquired through subtle
understanding."
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Kurt Weiser, Ann Arbor, Michigan; raku pot, 14 inches in height.
Portfolio cover Michael Chipperfield,
Columbus, Ohio; salt-glazed container, 20
inches in height.
Right Donald Taylor, Green Bay,
Wisconsin; porcelain goblet, 61/4inches
in height.
Far right Robert Mihaly, Kent, Ohio; "Deco
Delight #8, #11, and #12," raku-fired
covered containers, approximately 8
inches in height.
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Right Bunny McBride , Lone Tree, Iowa;
"Platter #1 ," stoneware, 17 inches in
diamete r.
Far right Richard DeVote, Bloomfie ld Hills,
Michigan ; stonewa re bowl, 12 inches in
diamete r.
Below William Bracker, Lawrenc e, Kansas;
"Twenty -five Pounds Overwei ght,"
salt-glaz ed form, 20 inches in height.
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Far left Richard DeVore, Bloomfield Hills,
Michigan; "Bowl with Double Bottom,"
stoneware, approximately 7 inches in
diameter.
Left Susan Sipos, Urbana, Illinois;
"Confined, Tracked, Spatial Symmetry,"
composition of 36 ceramic units, 5
feet square.
Below Harvey Goldman, Lincolnwood,
Illinois; "Earth Juice," salt-glazed
container, 36 x 28 x 12 inches.
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Above Carolyn Judson, Royal Oak,
Michigan; "The Collectors," sectioned
stoneware figures - - 5 feet 7~/2 inches and
5 feet 1 inch in height.
Right James Chaney, Cedar Falls, Iowa:
"Cross Country," whiteware, 12 x 12 x 18
inches.
Far right Beth Toth, Kent, Ohio; " D o g f o o t
by the Sea o r . . . Kis and I Go to the Shore
for a View from the Lighthouse,"
stoneware, 19 x 15 x 16 inches.
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Far left Michael Chipperfield, Columbus,
Ohio; stoneware teapot, 7 inches wide.
Left Tom Kendall, Kalamazoo, Michigan;
glazed planter, 13 x 18 x 9 inches.
Below Alan Patrick, Albany, Indiana: "Blue
Iris Plate," stoneware with cobalt
decoration, 11 inches in diameter.
A CM Portfolio
Cut Decoration
by JxM CANTRELL
Photos: Neal Cornett
CONSISTENTL Y FORMING POTS on the wheel can, at times,
become monotonous, and most potters alter thrown ware
to keep the work interesting as well as to add a decorative
dimension. For this reason, I decided to cut wheel-thrown
rims, but this method alone left the edges looking unfinished. Later the idea of coiling was added to the
technique, and this solution has proved to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Although the technique of cut decoration is adaptable
to a number of shapes, wide-rimmed forms seem to be
more effective for displaying designs. Begin by throwing
a plate or other suitable form, then set the ware aside
for a short drying period. When the pot has set up
enough that it can be handled without distortion, return
it to the wheel and trim the foot. Trimming must be
clone preliminary to any cut decoration, since the weight
of the inverted pot may distort a cut rim. It is also
important to trim when the ware is slightly more damp
than usual so that there is less difference in shrinkage
between the cut edges and applied clay coils.
After trimming, proposed cut areas are lightly outlined on the clay with a needle tool or other pointed
object. Care must be taken not to incise so deeply that
the design cannot be modified as needed. It is best to
1. The [orm is trimmed be[ore decorating to prevent rim
distortion.
2. A suitable cut shape is outlined with the needle tool.
The design may be modi[ied i[ not cut too deep.t) ".
The completed form with cut rim and applied clay
decoration.
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/. When cut areas are suitably placed they may be excised
with a thin [ettling kni[e.
3. The [irst cut shape is used as a template/or
outlining with the needle tool.
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7. Clay processed [rom throwing slip is used [or
making coils.
8. Coils are [irmly worked into place.
keep designs simple since elaborate cut areas are more
prone toward cracking and distortion in the glaze firing.
When an acceptable design has been achieved, cut
away outlined areas with a thin fettling knife. I use the
first cut-out as a template for a repeated pattern, thus
helping to achieve a degree of uniformity. If for some
reason work is interrupted or cut surfaces appear to be
drying too fast, brush water on them and cover the pot
with plastic until the coils are made and ready to apply.
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For making coils, I use clay processed from throwing
slip; it is more plastic and suitable for coiling than my
regular throwing body. Make a supply of coils slightly
thicker than the cut edges, then remove the plastic sheet
from the pot and arrange coils in position, working them
firmly into place and manipulating them to the final
shape. Press a few small pellets of clay on the rim around
the coils or even on the coils themselves as a finishing
touch. W h e n ware is completed, dry slowly under plastic
5. Cut areas are scored.
6. Slip is applied in preparati on for clay decoratio n.
9. The final coil shape is established.
10. Small pellets o[ clay may be added to complete the
decorativ e e[[ect.
or in a damp box. When dry, ware may be glazed and
fired in the usual manner.
Cut decoratio n is an infinitely variable method which
has applicatio n for ceramists at all levels of proficien cy-even for the productio n ootter. It is a useful technique
for functiona l ware or for strictly sculptura l forms.
J I M C A N T R E L L is a studio potter and owner of the
Bardstow n Pottery, Spalding Hall, Bardstow n, Kentucky .
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Ceramic Images
Photos: S. Bichisecchi
THE CERAMIC RELIEF SCULPTURE of Kenneth Goldstrom
was featured at the Craftsman's Gallery, Scarsdale, New
York, October 25 through November 8. On display were
small-scale relief images impressed and modeled on
earthenware slabs and accented with glazes and oxide
wash. Reserved and inward characters are typical components of the artist's work.
Goldstrom, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of
Design and former student at the Cranbrook Academy
of Art, has taught at the Hoffman School in New York,
and Radcliffe Pottery Studio, Cambridge, Massachusett s.
Below Earthenware relie[ slab, oxide wash, 15 x 9 inches.
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Above Glazed earthenware relie[, 9 x 11 inches.
A Lightweight Refractory Kiln
by RANDOLPH OSMAN
Photos: Randolph Osman , lason Lo'Cicero
refractory
A high-fire l l-cubic-foot downdraft kiln constructed from
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ng.
frami
angle
num
felt and stainless steel sheet with alumi
s.
pound
150
ely
weight is approximat
kiln is
THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LIGHTWEIGHT, high-f ire
d
expen
to
ant
the ambit ion of many potter s who are reluct
ure.
struct
brick
their time and resour ces on a perma nent
ques,
As an altern ative to tradit ional const ructio n techni
kiln
ire
high-f
I design ed and fabric ated a lightw eight,
soft
with
ted
insula
with a stainle ss steel super struct ure
g
havin
and
s
firing
11
refrac tory felt. Suitab le for Cone
es,
minut
thirty
than
less
in
a poten tial of reach ing 2400° F
le of
the kiln also gives excell ent reduc tion and is capab
s.
firing
luster
for
used
be
can
it
such clean oxida tion that
down
t
ic-foo
ll-cub
the
costs,
In terms of constr uction
miecono
fires
it
and
ensive
inexp
ely
draft kiln is relativ
stic
cally on natur al gas suppl ied from a 1-inch dome
by
ed
afford
tages
advan
us
obvio
the
to
on
line. In additi
g
makin
fuel,
portab ility, the kiln is adapt able for propa ne
where
ions
it ideal for more primi tive or rural situat
ble.
natur al gas and electr ical powe r are not readil y availa
ss
stainle
uge
20-ga
The kiln shell is constr ucted from
door,
able
remov
steel includ ing an arch, a rear wall and
stack
a rectan gular flue (7 x 8 inche s), and a short
12is
ion
extens
stack
t
(9 inches in diame ter). The 3-foo
steel.
inch galva nized
~Suppo rt for the kiln floor is provi ded by a sheet of
with
ted
insula
brick,
soft
of
inch Trans ite and one layer
flue
three 1-inch layers of Fiber frax. Burne r ports and
hand
a
and
saw,
saber
a
of
aid
the
with
openi ng are cut
drill fitted with a sheet metal bit.
ed
To act as a damp er, a mullit e kiln shelf is dropp
flue.
the
of
top
the
in
cut
slot
wide
1-inch
throu gh a
shelf
Draft can be adjust ed by raisin g or lower ing the
nails
or
pins
and securi ng it in positi on by insert ing steel
rs.
borde
shelf
throu gh holes bored along two of the
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Fiber[tax are: 36 inches in width; 32 inches in depth; and 64 inches
in height, including aluminum angle [rame. Note burner placemen t.
Top Shears or a utility kni[e are used to make the flue opening in the
[elt lining; the Transite floor is cut with a saber saw.
Above A section o[ mullite kiln shell, fitted in a slot between the ware
chamber and stack, serves as a damper. Steel pins inserted in holes
drilled along two o[ the shell borders allow for adjusting position.
A system of hooks and turnbuck les fastens the removable kiln door in place. This provides additiona l versatility for raku firings and allows convenie nt access for
stacking and unloadin g large ware. Rapid temperat ure
changes have little effect on the soft refractor y felt, and
it stores very little heat--ma king it ideal for raku work.
To complem ent the concept of portabilit y, the kiln
supportin g frame (lengths of 2 x 2-inch aluminum angles
bolted together) is equipped with heavywe ight commercial casters purchase d used for $2.50 each. The burner
rack assembly --four venturi burners, four shut-off valves,
and a quantity of 1-inch steel pipe--ca n be detached
from the frame when the kiln is rolled to a new location.
Two grades of Carborun dum Company 's Fiberfrax
refractor y felt were used in the construct ion of this kiln:
two layers of Lo-Con Felt (suitable for temperat ures up
to 2300°F) are faced with one layer of H Felt (able to
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withstand constant exposure at 2600°F). To insure an
acceptab le exterior kiln temperat ure when the ware
chamber is firing as high as Cone 11, the Fiberfrax was
cut to the necessary shapes and sizes with shears, then
attached to the interior of the kiln with a series of studs,
inserted through ¼-inch holes drilled in the shell at
9-inch intervals. Gluing the felt to the walls, as is the custom with raku drum kilns, is not satisfacto ry in this case.
After the studs were cut to an appropri ate length and
peened on one end, they were inserted through the kiln
wall and felt lining, then secured with clip washers. The
complete stud/clip assembly is available from Carborun dum. LDS Mouldab le, a plastic version of Fiberfrax , was
employed as a glue and patching cement on seams,
corners, and overlaps, as well as applied to exposed surfaces of the studs and clips to protect them from excessive
corrosion at stonewar e temperatu res. To fix the felt
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/lashin g o[ ware and provide more even heat distribution. To allow
for adequa te dra[t, the [irst level o[ shelves is elevated somew hat.
Right Rear view o[ the comple ted kiln showin g 7 x 8-inch [lue box,
9-inch diamet er stack, and 3-loot stack extension. Space-age
re[ractory materials used in the construction o[ this kiln are
available [rom: The Carbor undum Compa ny, P.O. Box 339,
Niagara Falls, New York 14302.
lining in the desired contou r, the surface was sprayed
with Carbor undum 's liquid rigidize r prelim inary to the
first firing.
Tempe rature control in a soft refract ory kiln is largely
depend ent on the therma l shock resistan ce of ware and
kiln furnitu re. Firings of just a few hours are feasible ,
provid ed suitabl e bodies are formul ated.
After several experim ental firings, I added soft brick
bag walls to avoid flashin g ware, and installe d an additional burner near the door to elimina te a cold spot,
while elevati ng the first layer of shelves two inches above
the floor. Possible modifi cations of this kiln design include the substit ution of minera l wool in place of the
Lo-Co n Felt and the incorpo ration of reinfor cement for
the steel arch.
In additio n to its adaptab ility, the Fiberfr ax kiln has
an extend ed life-spa n when compa red to brick structu res.
The steel shell lasts indefin itely and the felt lining is
easily repaire d or, if necessa ry, replace d at modera te cost.
Althou gh probab ly not suitabl e for the needs of the
produc tion potter, this kiln offers a numbe r of advantages for those requiri ng versati le firing equipm ent.
RAND OLPH OSMA N, [ormer
curator at the Santa Barbara
Museu m o[ Art in Cali[ornia, is
a gradua te o[ BuckneU University and the Institu te o[ Fine Arts
o[ New York University. He
studied ceramics while living in
Oregon and at the Archie Bray
Founda tion in Monta na.
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Consistent Glazes
by RICHARD BEHRE NS
GLAZE S PREPARED WITH CHEMICALLY
equiva lent amoun ts of soft a n d hard
fluxing metals can often be advantageous ly used by the artist potter.
T h e y provid e uniform ity of firing results as well as consist ency in color
perform ance. I n additio n, a less extensive invento ry of materia ls is needed
to formul ate a range of glazes.
Here is a formul ary of glazes containing equiva lent amoun ts of the
soft-flu xing metals --sodiu m, potassi um, and l i t h i u m - - a n d the hardfluxing m e t a l s - - s t r o n t i u m , zinc, and
calcium :
GLAZE I (Cone 015-012 )
A clear glaze
Gerstle y Borate . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lithium Carbon ate . . . . . . . .
Stronti um Carbon ate . . . . . . .
Zinc Oxide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frit 25 (Pemco ) . . . . . . . . . .
Kaolin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
28.8%
6.1
4.9
2.7
35.2
4.3
18.0
100.0%
GLAZE II (Cone 015-04)
A clear glaze
Nephel ine Syenite . . . . . . . . .
L i t h i u m Carbon ate . . . . . . . .
Stronti um Carbon ate . . . . . . .
Whiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zinc Oxide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frit 25 (Pemco ) . . . . . . . . . . .
Flint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.1%
7.6
6.0
8.2
3.3
38.9
26.9
100.0%
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GLAZE III (Cone 012-1)
GLAZE Vl (Cone 08-1)
A translucent glaze
A translucent glaze
Gerstle y Borate . . . . . . . . . . . .
L i t h i u m Carbon ate . . . . . . . .
Stronti um Carbon ate . . . . . . .
Whiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zinc Oxide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frit 25 (Pemco ) . . . . . . . . . .
Kaolin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GLAZE IV (Cone 08-1)
A translucent glaze
Gerstle y Borate . . . . . . . . . . . .
L i t h i u m Carbon ate . . . . . . . .
Stronti um Carbon ate . . . . . . .
Zinc Oxide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frit 25 (Pemco ) . . . . . . . . . .
Kaolin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.1%
5.5
4.4
4.8
2.4
33.3
12.4
34.1
100.0%
Nephel ine Syenite . . . . . . . . .
L i t h i u m Carbon ate . . . . . . . .
Stronti um Carbon ate . . . . . . .
Whiting ..................
Zinc Oxide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frit 25 (Pemco ) . . . . . . . . . .
A l u m i n a Hydrat e . . . . . . . . . .
Kaolin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
19.2%
4.2
3.3
1.8
23.4
11.4
36.7
100.0%
A translucent glaze
5.0%
4.2
3.3
4.5
1.8
21.3
4.1
I 1.5
44.3
100.0%
GLAZE VII (Cone 08-1)
Nephel ine Syenite . . . . . . . . .
L i t h i u m Carbon ate . . . . . . . .
Stronti um Carbon ate . . . . . . .
Whiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zinc Oxide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frit 25 (Pemco ) . . . . . . . . . .
Kaolin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.2%
6.0
4.8
6.5
2.6
30.9
10.9
31.1
i00.0%
GLAZE V (Cone 08-1)
A translucent glaze
Gerstle y Borate . . . . . . . . . . . .
L i t h i u m Carbon ate . . . . . . . .
Stronti um Carbon ate . . . . . . .
Whiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zinc Oxide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frit 25 (Pemco ) . . . . . . . . . .
A l u m i n a Hydrat e . . . . . . . . . .
Kaolin ...................
Flint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.2%
3.8
3.1
3.3
1.7
23.2
4.5
10.7
47.5
100.0%
GLAZE VIII (Cone 04-4)
A translucent glaze
Gerstle y Borate . . . . . . . . . . . .
L i t h i u m Carbon ate . . . . . . . .
Stronti um Carbon ate . . . . . . .
Zinc Oxide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kaolin ...................
Flint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
24.3%
5.3
4.1
2.2
18.8
45.3
100.0%
Face Casting
by MICHAEL A. DECARBO
T H E I N C O R P O R A T I O N O F FACE-CASTS in ceramic forms is
a repeated theme in the work of Larry Oughton, potter
and cerami cs instructor at Delta College, University
Center, Michigan. The uses of such casts may be more
than merely reproducing the physical features of the
subject. Some faces exhibit qualities which can be captured and integrated with other elements to produce
an aesthet ic stateme nt. This cerami st's clay images are
press molded in plaster life-cas ts and combin ed with
pulled clay prongs and other media to create a variety of
sculptu ral objects .
The taking of a life-cas t require s confide nce or trust
on the part of the subject becaus e of the natural aversio n
"Femal e HigherseI[," glazed porcela in li[e mask with
applied coil decoration, velvet, and [ox [ur under a
Plexiglas dome, 21 inches in diamet er.
"'Tree of Life," crackle-glazed porcelain li[e mask with
applied coil and slab decoration, mounte d on velvet, 34
inches in height.
"'Medit ation," raku-[ired li[e mask on incised slab,
10 inches in height.
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1. Plaster is applied around a cardboard template. Straws
are secured in the nostrils with folded masking tape.
2. Plaster the ~onsi,~tcm y o~ ~ream i~ ]loa~d ~'cl tbc
[ace a handful at a time.
to having the face covered with a wet, heavy substance .
In preparati on for taking a cast, Larry Oughton covers
the subject's skin with a liberal applicati on of mineral
oil, and thorough ly coats all hair with Vaseline. This
insures that the plaster cast can be easily removed.
An opening the approxim ate size of the face is cut in
a large section of cardboar d and the contours of the hole
refined until the shape fits snugly but comforta bly under
the chin and in front of the ears. With the subject reclining, the head may be propped up by a pillow and
the cardboar d template leveled.
To permit breathing while the cast is being taken,
sections of plastic straws are inserted in the nostrils.
Masking tape is folded lengthwis e (sticky side up) and
applied to one end of each of the lengths to hold the
straws in position and fill the nasal apertures ; any small
gaps are sealed with Vaseline.
No. 1 molding plaster is a good choice for casting, and
should be mixed in the usual manner and applied when
the material is the consisten cy of cream. A sufficient
quantity is prepared initially since there is no time to
mix additiona l amounts once involvem ent in the process
begins.
The plaster is applied with a smooth flowing action,
a handful at a time, starting at the forehead and working toward the chin. The cast may vary in thickness
from one-half to one inch. Applicati on must be completed before the plaster begins to harden; once the
entire face is covered, the cast is left in place no longer
than two minutes. After this point, plaster may adhere to
tile hair or skin.
The cast is removed by placing the hands palm up
beneath the cardboar d on either side of the face and
lifting gently with a rocking motion. Any pinholes,
cracks, or irregulari ties inside the mold are smoothed
with a small amount of wet plaster applied with the tip
of a finger.
The complete d press mold can be used repeatedl y for
producin g images. Small wads of clay are overlapp ed
and pressed firmly into the cast until the entire mold
is covered to a depth of one-quar ter to one*half inch. As
the clay dries and shrinks it is easily removed. If clay
appendag es or extension s are to be added, or the cast
incorpora ted into a larger work, the image is removed
from the mold as soon as possible.
Larry Oughton continues to explore the possibilities
afforded through casting life-imag es, and has expanded
his technique s to include torso-cas ts which are incorporated in sculptura l pieces. By finishing the casts with
a variety of firing treatmen ts and combinin g them with
other media such as fiber, Plexiglas, and fur, he has
develope d a synthesis of technique s for ceramic objects.
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3. All areas includi ng possible underc uts are comple tely
covered with plaster.
4. Only the straws protrud e throug h the comple ted cast,
which varies [rom one-ha ll to one inch thick.
5. Alter the mask has been allowed to set [or no more than
two minutes, it is remove d by a gentle rocking motion
and upward pressure applied beneath the templa te.
6. When remove d [rom the cardbo ard, the plaster press
mold may be used repeate dly to produc e impressions [or
~ ulptura l or decorati~'e ware.
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1976. Formed as an indepen dent organization in 1967, NCECA is open to all
persons involved in the teaching or educational aspects of the ceramic and glass
arts. In the spring of each year a meeting
of the entire member ship is held, attended
by approxi mately 2,000 ceramist s. These
nationa l meeting s are schedul ed in different parts of the country to give all
member s an equal opportu nity to attend
and particip ate. Recent annual conferen ces
have been held in Oakland , Kansas City,
Toronto , Gatlinb urg, Flagstaf f, and Philadelphia. Past meeting agendas have included exhibiti ons, museum visits, presentations of technica l papers, panel discussions, commer cial exhibiti ons, and business
meeting s. Accordi ng to Mar]orie Levy,
liaison chairma n for the council, "Equall y
as importa nt as the formal activitie s are
social gatherin gs with opportu nities to
meet other artists and exchang e ideas and
viewpoi nts." For further informa tion contact: The Nationa l Council on Educati on
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AT CLAY AND FIBER GALLERY
Ceramis t Alicia Liesendahl was one
,.f ~wo a:ti~t~ exhibiti ng their work at
the Clay and Fiber
Gallery, Taos, New
Mexico , S e p t e m b e r
6-29. She construc ts
p i n c h e d coil wall
pieces and containers; among them is
tim coil pot shown,
25 inches in height
and 12 inches in diameter. The artist
says of her work,
" W h a t I seem to
have chosen to make
Alicia Li,,, ,~d,:t,l
visual is energy. W h a t I am really doing
is copying the edges of barranco s, mountains, arroyos, rivers, and clouds which
are visual guides to that less visual en" Previou sly working in other
ergy . . . .
media, AIicia Liesend ahl has only recently
turned to ceramic sculptur e, and has exhibited her ceramic work at the Fine Arts
Museum , Santa Fe, and at the University
College Park, Marylan d 20742. As an
example of the utilizati on of compute r
analysis , Harold McWhi nnie offers a basic
glaze problem and its solution : "The
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for comput er analysls -158.50
Nepheli ne Syenite . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
84.97
Magnes ium Carbona te . . . . . . . . . . .
11.20
Whiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
61.80
Edgar's Plastic Kaolin . . . . . . . . . . .
84.97
Flint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The desired cone level for this glaze was
Cone 8 and my correspo ndent's problem
was that it had worked for many years at
that tempera ture but had suddenl y started
to craze very badly. This occurre d when
she changed her source for feldspar .
" O n analysis her glaze was found to
have the followin g molecul ar formula :
SiO 2 4.23
KaO 0.34 AI203 0.62
MgO 0.46
0.20
CaO
1.00
"The cause of her problem would seem
to be too much SiO 2 for Cone 7-8 glazes.
We fired the original recipe at Cone 10
with good results- -a nice satln-m att on
Cedar Heights stonewa re and a white
glaze on porcelai n. So for Cone 10 the
formula was correct. My correspo ndent
fires at Cone 7-8 so we continu ed our
adjustm ents, and suggeste d the followin g
solution : remove 61 parts flint and 61
parts Edgar's Plastic Kaolin. Her new
formula should read as follows:
158.50
Nepheli ne Syenite . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
84.97
Magnes ium Carbona te . . . . . . . . . . .
11.20
Whiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
23.97
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Flint
Her molecul ar formula should be:
SiO._, 1.48
AI20 a 0.38
KaO 0.34
MgO 0.46
CaO 0.20
"1.00
"This adjustm ent brought the AI~O a
content down to an acceptab le range for
Cone 8 but we also reduced the silica
content too much so a further adjustm ent
was made with the final formula .
"We tested the above formula and
found that the absence of Edgar's Plastic
Kaolin caused the glaze to crawl; cracking was encount ered before firing. As a
result the followin g successf ul glaze was
made and tested."
158.5
Nepheli ne Syenite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
84.9
Magnes ium Carbona te . . . . . . . . . . . .
11.2
Whiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
23.9
Flint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
20.0
Edgar's Plastic Kaolin . . . . . . . . . . .
of Albuquerque.
COMPUTER GLAZES
Harold ]. McWhi nnie of the University
o[ Maryland, has been using the compute r
for glaze analysis and he invites interest ed
ceramis ts to send their glaze problem s to
him e/o The Departm ent of Housing and
Applied Design, Univers ity of Marylan d,
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CLAY AND SUN
Funded jointly by the Nebraska Arts
Council and the National Endowm ent ]or
the .l~t< a clay maratho n was held at
the ]oslyn Art Museum in O m a h a ,
Nebrask a, June 2022. The event had
as its central theme
the celebra tion of
the sun and man"
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relatlon
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to it. Shown from
the maratho n is a
clay c o n s t r u c t i o n
completely built,
carved, and painted
during the two-day
Ree Schonlau
period by Ree Schonlau. The form is a
16-foot pillar of approxi mately four-and one-hal f tons of clay, carved to create
images of fields, rivers, farms, sky, clouds,
and the sun. Engobes and stains were used
to achieve colors with gold leaf coloring
the sun.
CERAMIC COMMISSION
While many studio potters have traditionally avoided commis sion work because
of the differen ces which arise between customer satisfact ion and the ceramis t's ideal,
there appears to be a marked increase in
commer cial activity and interest involvin g
the ceramic commiss ion. Studio potter Bob
Hasselle and fiber artist Karen Hutchins
worked to produce the mural shown, a
mixed media piece for the conferen ce room
of Home State Savings , at 5th and Race
Streets in Cincinn ati, Ohio. Glazed in
stony white with off-whit e matt areas, the
work is highligh ted with ~hade~ ,,f orange
Bob Hasscllc
and gray-gre en. Macram 6 forms hang from
pulled handles at the base of the sectione d
ceramic work. In addition to this piece,
other ceramic commiss ions have also been
installed as part of the bank interior designed by ]ay Wood.
TORONTO EXHIBITION
The death, burial, and ascensio n of the
Cloud, which "finally died of overwor k
by artists," was explored in an exhition of ceramic forms by Bonita Collins
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1975
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at The Cra[t Gallery, Toronto, Ontario,
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themes as a metaphor for people and
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inches in height, shown.
Five scenarios comprised a room-sized
tableau of the Cloud's death and burial.
Scenes included " T h e Laying Out" of the
Cloud in his bier; "The High Tea Wake"
.
by friends and relatives celebratin g hi~
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GREENWICH HOUSE POTTERY
An exhibition of ceramic sculpture by
Ann Schaumburger was held at Greenwich
House Pottery, New York City, from Octo-
ber 17 through November 1. Displayed
were porcelain and
stoneware houses,
"woman houses,"
and mushroom landscapes. The artist's
miniature architect u r a l w o r k s (as
shown) stand from
one to t h r e e feet
high, decorated with
detailed scenes and
figures which charAnn Schaumbu~g,.,
acterize house interiors and exteriors. The
"woman house" sculptures (about 3y2
feet high) explore images and ideas inside
the female form. The ceramist's mushroom landscapes juxtapose human forms
and images from nature to explore ideas
of scale. Photo: Douglas R. Long.
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BALTIMORE GUILD
September 14 marked the opening of
the 1975-76 season and 20-year anniversary celebration by the Potter's Guild o[
Baltimore. The display, primarily work in
stoneware and porcelain, will extend
through June 1976.
Incorporat ed in 1955, the guild was
formed by 15 former students of Olin
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ceramic facilities at the museum for two
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In early December 1958, the guild had a
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QUAY CERAMICS
Porcelain by Sandy Shannonho use and
ceramic sculpture by Karen Breschi were
shown at The Quay Ceramics Gallery,
San Francisco, California , in September
and October. Sandy Shannonh ouse's work
was characteri zed by off-white tones, with
surfaces exhibiting fine, crackled textures.
Wall pieces and relief sculpture displayed
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BERKELEY ART CENTER
An exhibition titled " 2 + 2 " displaying
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Germany, African sculpture, Chinese art,
and glass work; at the Indiana polis Museum of Art, 1200 W. 38th Street.
IOWA, AMES
January ll-Febr uary 11, 1976 "Clay
and Fiber Show" will display clay sculpture; at The Octagon Art Center, 232½
Main Street.
KENTUCKY, CORBIN
Decembe r 16-30 Kentuck y Artist/
Craftsman, traveling exhibition; at the
Fine Arts Association of Southeastern Kentucky, I120 Pine Street.
KENTUCK Y, LONDON
January 1-15, 1976 Kentuck y Artist/
Craftsman, travelin g exhibiti on; at Sue
Bennett College.
KENTUCKY, LOUISVILLE
December 6-7 E. P. "Tom" Sawyer
Park Winter Arts Festival ; at E. P. "Tom"
Sawyer State Park, 3000 Freys Hill Road.
KENTUCK Y, PRESTONSBURG
March 13-14, 1976 Pottery workshop
conducted by Naoma Powell; at Prestonsburg Commu nity College. Write: James
W. Ratcliff, Coordin ator, Commu nity Services, Prestonsburg 41653.
KENTUCKY, WILLIAMSBURG
December 1-15 The Kentuck y Artist/
Craftsman, travelin g exhibition, sponsored
by the Kentuck y Guild of Artists and
Craftsm en; at Cumber land College.
MAINE, ORONO
December 6-7 "Creativ e Crafts Fair";
at the Univers ity of Maine.
MARYLAND,ANNAPOLIS
December "Christm as Show" includes
work by Though t Gallery members and
pottery by Marti Black; at the Though t
Gallery, 76 East Street.
MARYLAND,BALTIMORE
through ]une 1976 Potter's Guild of
Baltimore exhibit and sale; at the guild
gallery, 201 Homela nd Avenue.
December lO-]anuary 26, 1976 "Japonisme: Japanes e Influenc e on French Art
1854-1910"; at the Waiters Art Gallery.
MASSACHUSETTS, BOSTON
December 6-8 5th Annual Boston
Christmas Antiques and Crafts Show; at
Hynes Auditor ium, Prudential Center.
MICHIGAN, DETROIT
through December Christmas Shop includes ceramics by Marie Woo, Jan Sadowski, and Vera Wolfe; at Detroit Institute of Arts.
through January 10, 1976 Pewabic
Christmas Show-- AnnuM Sale; at Pewabic
Pottery, 10125 E. Jefferson Ave.
January 14-March 14, 1976 Michiga n
Crafts Exhibit ion; at the Detroit Institute
of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue.
January 1g-February 28, 1976 Exhibition of "funky" and function al work by
Jerry Berta and Madelin e Kacsmarczyk
at Pewabic Pottery.
MICHIGAN, FLINT
through January I1, 1976 The 43rd
Flint Area Exhibit ion; at the Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley Street.
MINNESOTA, MINNEAPOLIS
through January 4, 1976 "Steube n: Seventy Years of Americ an Glassmaking,"
travelin g exhibiti on; at the Minneapolis
Institute of Art.
MISSOURI, KANSAS CITY
through January 4, 1976 The Campbell
Museum Collection, includes ceramic tureens; at the William Roekhill Nelson
Gallery of Art, 4225 Oak Street.
MISSOURI, ST. Louis
December 2-30 12th Annual MultiMedia Membe rs' Holiday Show, includes
ceramics; at Craft Alliance Gallery.
NEBRASKA, OMAHA
through December 5 Second Annual
Clay Show.
December 5-24 Annual Christmas Show
and Sale; both at the Old Market Craftsmen Guild, 5 l i South l l t h Street.
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HAMPSHIRE,ENFIELD
January 11-17, 1976 A 5-day seminar
for advance d craftsmen is being sponsored
by the League of New Hampsh ire Craftsmen. Ceramists Ron Propst and Dennis
Parks will work with particip ants in ceramics. A nonrefundable applicat ion fee of
$10 must accompany entry form. Write:
The League of New Hampsh ire Craftsmen,
205 North Main Street, Concord, New
Hampsh ire 03301.
NEW JERSEY, CAMDEN
January 16-February 29, 1976 "Soup
Tureens : 1976"; at the Campbell Museum.
NEW JERSEY, DEMAREST
December 5-7 Annual Invitati onal Pottery Show and Sale, includes artists from
New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
Maryland, and Connec ticut; at the Old
Church Cuhura l Center and School of
Art, 561 Piermont Road.
NEW JERSEY, FAIR LAWN
through January 3, 1976 Annual Crafts
Show; at the Lillian Kornblu th Gallery.
NEW JERSEY, MORRISTOWN
December 3-6 10th Annual Contem porary Crafts '75 Sale and Exhibit, includes
ceramics; at Morristown Unitaria n Fellowship, 812 Norman dy Heights Road.
NEW JERSEY, NEWARK
December 1-21 Contem porary Crafts
Holiday Sale.
through May 1976 "Silk, Tea and
Porcela in: Trade Goods from the Orient"
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK
through January 4, 1976 "Homage to
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53rd Street.
through January 10, 1976 White-onwhite porcelain by Ann Semko; at the
Fairtree Gallery, 924 Madison Avenue.
through February 1, 1976 "Art of the
Six Dynasties: Centuries of Change and
Innovation ," includes ceramics; at China
House Gallery, 125 East 65th Street.
December 5-23 "Christma s in the Village" will feature a selection of ceramic
items used in the past and present; at
Greenwich House Pottery.
December 9-10 9th Annual Christmas
Pot Sale; in Main Hail, Teacher's College,
Columbia University , 525 W. 120th St.
December 13-15, 20-21 WBAI 4th Annual Holiday Crafts Fair; at Ferris Booth
Hall, Columbia University .
January 23-25, 1976 First Internation al
Craft Film Festival, sponsored by the New
York State Craftsmen , Inc.; at the Fifth
Avenue Cinema, 70 Fifth Avenue.
NEW YORK, ROCHESTER
through December 7 "Oriental Art from
Area Collection s": at Memorial Art Gallery, 490 University Avenue.
NEW YORK, SCARSDALE
through January 10, 1976 "A Craftsworks Celebratio n" includes ceramics; at
The Craftsman 's Gallery, 16 Chase Rd.
NEW YORK, SCHENECTADY
through January 18, 1976 The Fifth
Regional Crafts Show, sponsored by the
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I.ittleton; at Western Carolina University.
NORTH CAROLINA~RALEIGH
through December 14 North Carolina
Artists Exhibition; at the North Carolina
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NORTH CAROLINA~ WINSTON-SALE~[
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January 2-31, 1976 Exhibition of ceramic environments by Paul Van Zandt;
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NORTH DAKOTA, VALLEY CITY
December 6-]anuary 4, 1976 "Handicrafts of the Southeast," Smithsonian traveling exhibition; Second Crossing Gallery,
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P.O. Box 570-681, Miami, Fla. 33157
OHIO, ATHENS
through December 7 The Ohio Designer Craftsmen Southeastern Regional
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OHIO, DAYTON
through December 13 The Ohio Designer Craftsmen Southwest Regional
Show; University of Dayton Library.
OHIO, TOLEDO
through December 7 An exhibition o.~
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Monroe Street.
OKLAHOMA, TULSA
through December 28 The 10th Annual
Oklahoma Designer Craftsmen Exhibition;
at Philbrook Art Center, 2727 South
Rockford Road.
ONTARIO, LONDON
December 6-January 3, 1976 Art in
Craft, the 4th Biennial of the Canadian
Guild of Crafts (Ontario) ; at the London
Public Library and Art Museum.
ONTARIO, TORONTO
December 6-7 Christmas Sale and Open
House; at The Potter's Studio, 328 Du)ont Street.
PENNSYLVANIA~ PITTSBURGH
December 8-31 Ceramics by Jack Troy;
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QUEBEC, KIRKLAND
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Glass; at Gallery 08, John Abbott College,
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picture of conditionsin all parts of the kiln.
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December 3-5 Third Annual Christmas
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December 5-7 The Fourth Annual Holiday Pottery Sale, sponsored by the South
County Art Associatio n Pottery Workshop ;
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~I'ENNESSEE, KNOXVILLE
December 5-7 Second Annual Christmas
Craft Fair, cosponsore d by the East Tennessee Crafts Council and the City of
Knoxville; at the Civic Coliseum.
TENNESSEE, MEMPHIS
January 3-February 8, 1976 "Chinese
Export Porcelain: Selections from the
Reeves Collection "; at Brooks Memorial
Art Gallery, Overton Park.
']'EXAS, AUSTIN
through February 15 "Images for Eternity," artifacts from ancient Egypt; at
Michener Gallery, University of Texas.
TEXAS, LUBBOCK
through December 8 Miniature Works
Competiti on; at the Museum of Texas
Tech University .
UTAH, CEDAR CITY
December 4-5 Howard Shapiro will
conduct a workshop on kiln building, and
will demonstra te raku techniques and conceptual art; at Southern Utah State College. Write: Carol Jeanne Abraham, ,Associate Professor of Art, Southern Utah
State College, Cedar City 84790.
VIRGINIA, ALEXANDRIA
through December 29 "Holiday Gallery," ceramics exhibition by The Kiln
Club of Washingto n; at Scope Gallery,
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December 5-]anuary 18, 1976 "Frontier
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CERAMI CS MONTH LY Index January 1975
Clay ond Slip
Approach to Porcelain, An, Hansen, March, p 36
Ceramic Paintings, Gould, Feb., p 32
Jasper and Basalt Bodies, Behrens, June, p 54
Mix Plaster with Clay, Angle, Jan., p 32
Fhixotropic Clay, Davidson and Golden, May, p 24
What Causes Warping and Cracking?, Wettlau[er and
Wettlaufer, Sept., p 27
Decorofion
Approach to Porcelain, An, Hansen, March p 36
Ceramic Paintings, Gould, Feb., p 32
Cut Decoration, Cantrell, Dec., p 51
Feathered Slip Trailing, Mannino and Mannino, Sept., p 43
Fuming Technique, A, Acero, Nov., p 48
Handle, The, Fournier, Oct., p 53
Making Ceramic Decals, Part I, Kaplan, April, p 18 ;
Part II, May, p 40
Departments
Consult the contents page of each issue for the following departmental features which appear regularly in CM:
Answers to Questions
CeramActivities
Itinerary
Letters to the Editor
New Books, March, p 69; April, p 74; May, p 69; Sept., p 83;
Oct., p 89; Nov., p 85
Suggestions from Our Readers
Summer Art Fairs, June, p 80
Summer Workshops 1975, April, p 38; May, p 12
Glazes ond Glozing
Cone 06 Fritted Glazes, Behrens, Sept., p 65
Cone 6 Glazes for Oxidation and Reduction, Behrens, Nov., p 55
Cone 8 Stoneware Glazes, Behrens, May, p 46
Consistent Glazes, Behrens, Dec., p 58
Getting Started in Stoneware Glazes, Davis, April, p 44
John Chalke--Cana dian Potter, Hodge, March, p 18
Making and Firing Crystalline Glazes, Snair, Dec., p 21
Nepheline Syenite Glazes, Behrens, Oct., p 59
Oxidation Glazes of Hildegard Storr-Britz, The, Jan., p 44
Renaissance Glaze Manuscript, A, Townsend, Sept., p 29
Simple Glaze-Making Technique, A, Behrens, March, p 44
Zinc Glazes, Behrens, Feb., p 42
Handbuilding
Kohler Experiment, The, Baker, Jan., p 17
Maria Martinez at Idyllwild, Michalski, March, p 24
Mix Plaster with Clay, Angle, Jan., p 32
Sandy Blain, Darrow, Dec., p 37
Miscellaneous
Architectural Commissions, Lewis, Oct., p 56
Ceramic Touring in Japan, Kaufman, Nov., p 41
Enameling Cut Copper Foil, Ball, June, p 52
Face Casting, DeCarbo, Dec., p 59
Photographing Ceramics, Chin, June, p 49
Pity the Poor Potter, Alexander, Oct., p 23
Publicizing Ceramics Through Television, Carlson, Nov., p 40
Selling Through Shops, Wettlau[er and Wettlau[er, March, p 27
Portfolios
Designer/Craft sman '75, Dec., p 43
Nino Caruso, Modular Ceramics, June, p 41
Potters and Pottery
Ann Arbor Potters Guild, The, Macrorie, Feb., p 26
Apprenticeship at Berea, Barker, June, p 19
Bizen, Barth, Dec., p 27
Ceramic Bells of Paolo Soleri, The, Karina-Canavier, Oct., p 24
Ceramic Paintings, Gould, Feb., p 32
David Furman--Mini ature Environments, Jan., p 22
Early New England Potters, Amanda, Oct., p 48
John Chalke--Cana dian Potter, Hodge, March, p 18
Kakiemon Porcelain, Barth, April, p 28
Maria Martinez at Idyllwild, Michalski, March, p 24
Pioneers of Contemporary American Ceramics
Charles Binns, Adelaide Robineau, Levin, Nov., p 22
Pottery Center of I-hsing, The, Alley, May, p 31
Pottery in Thailand, A, Polissar, Oct., p 30
Renaissance Glaze Manuscript, A, Townsend, Sept., p 29
Robert Piepenburg Exhibition at Alma College, April, p 32
Ruth Duckworth/Ri chard DeVote, Jan., p 35
Sandy Blain, Darrow, Dec., p 37
Talk With Nicholas Wood, A, Smith, Feb., p 21
Toshiko Takaezu: A Thrown Form, Nov., p 32
Welsh Potter, A, Murry, Sept., p 39
Winchcombe Pottery, Kern, April, p 23
Decembe r 1975
Potter's Wheel
Basic Throwing, Part VII, Hunt, Jan., p 38; Part VIII,
Feb., p 36
Throwing a Hanging Planter, Grupe, June, p 38
Throwing with Centered Sections, Seeley, Sept., p 58
Toshiko Takaezu: A Thrown Form, Nov., p 32
Schools
Apprenticeship at Berea, Barker, June, p 19
Council Grove Craft School, Bonham, March, p 41
Newcomb College, Bonham, Dec., p 34
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Bonharn, Sept., p 46
Tyler School of Art of Temple University, Bonham, Feb., p 16
Shows
Alfred Faculty Exhibition, Sept., p 34
Alfred Students' Exhibition, bept., p 36
Allied Craftsmen of San Diego, Jan., p 34
Archaeological Finds from the People's Republic of China,
May, p 28
Bardstown Invitational, March, p 21
California Crafts IX, May, p 27
Camera & the Craftsman, The, Oct., p 46
Canadian Indian Art '74, Jan., p 41
Ceramic Images, Dec., p 54
Classical Art from Carolina Collections, June, p 26
Clay Attitudes, Feb., p 20
Claydreams, Nov., p 38
Colorado Invitational, Nov., p 45
Contemporary Crafts of the Americas: 1975, June, p 30
Contemporary Potters' Invitational, Nov., p 51
Craft Multiples, Sept., p 60
David Furman--Mini ature Environments, Jan., p 22
Decalcomania, Jan., p 29
Delaware Art Museum Contemporary Crafts Exhibition,
May, p 45
Five Calgary Ceramists, April, p 33
Functional Ceramics 1975, Oct., p 36
Garden Ceramics, Dec., p 30
Hal Riegger: Workshop at Haystack, March, p 31
Hirshhorn Collection, May, p 20
Indiana Ceramic Exhibition, April, p 22
International Ceramic Competition, An, Donhauser, Jan., p 24
Invitational Exhibition at Weber State College, June, p 25
Marietta College Crafts National '74, Feb., p 30
May Show, The, Sept., p 23
NCECA Invitational, Sept., p 52
Ninth Annual Oklahoma Designer-Craftsman Exhibition,
May, p 35
Objects and Crafts, Oct., p 28
Pennsylvania '74, Feb., p 39
Portable Containers, Gronborg, Oct., p 58
Robert Piepenburg Exhibition at Alma College, April, p 32
Ruth Duckworth/Ri chard DeVore, Jan., p 35
San Francisco Art Festival, Jan., p 42
San Francisco Art Festival Retrospective, March, p 40
Satirical Crafts, March, p 34
Saturday Evening Girls, The, Dee., p 32
Scripps College Exhibition, Oct., p 44
Sculpture at DePauw, Nov., p 54
Sculpture at Evanston, Oct., p 52
Student Show at Eastern Michigan University, June, p 28
Tennessee Crafts Exhibition, The, Jan., p 30
33rd International Exhibition at Faenza, Nov., p 28
Yale Craft Invitational, Sept., p 26
Studio, Tools, and Equipment
Building and Firing a Wood-Burning Kiln, Perri, June, p 34
Experimental Solar Kiln, An, Kujundzic, Sept., p 51
Firing With Diesel Fuel, Axner, Feb., p 34
Lightweight Refractory Kiln, A, Osrnan, Dec., p 55
Teachers, Articles for
Approach to Porcelain, An, Hansen, March, p 36
Basic Throwing, Part VII, Hunt, Jan., p 38; Part VIII,
Feb., p 36
Building and Firing a Wood-Burning Kiln, Perri, June, p 34
Face Casting, DeCarbo, Dee., p 59
Feathered Slip Trailing, Mannino and Mannino, Sept., p 43
Functional Aspects of Utilitarian Ware, Perri, May, p 36
Hal Riegger: Workshop at Haystack, March, p 31
Handle, The, Fournier, Oct., p 53
Making Ceramic Decals, Part I, Kaplan, April, p 18;
Part II, May, p 40
Throwing a Hanging Planter, Grupe, June, p 38
Throwing with Centered Sections, Seeley, Sept., p 58
What Causes Warping and Cracking?, Wettlaufer and
Wettlaufer, Sept., p 27
December 1975
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A-1 Kilns ..................
Aardvark
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Aegean .....................
American Art Clay .........
Anhowe
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87
83
81
74
77
Baldwin
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Bennett
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Bergen
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Bluebird ................. ...
Brent
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Byrne ......................
80
74
7~
8
76
California Kiln .............
Campbell, G i l m o u r .........
Capital ................. ....
Cedar Heights ......... Cover
C e r a m i c Coating ............
Ceramicorner
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Clay A r t Center ............
Clay People ................
Clifton .....................
Conway
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Cork Products ..............
Cottone
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Craftool ................ 16,
Creative ................. ...
Creek T u r n ................
Cress ................. Cover
Crusader
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76
10
Dawson
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DeBaca
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Dinack .....................
Duncan
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Eagle
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Earth 'n Ore ..............
Earthen
Vessel ............
Earthworks
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Estrin ......................
Firehouse ...................
Francoise
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84
81
85
63
90
614
8
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68
7fi
3
12
81
88
71
76
64
71
15
18
83
G & L ..................
8,
GaTe .......................
Geil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Harris
Linden
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Haugen
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Hil-Fern
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H i n c k l e y Sclaool . . . . . . . . . . . .
Industrial Minerals .........
Jacquelyn
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Johnson, H & R ...........
Kemver
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Keramos ................
89,
Kickwheel Pottery ..........
Kleckner's ..................
Klopfenstein
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Kraft Korner ...............
L & L ....................
L & R ....................
Lake Erie Workshop
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Leslie ......................
Marietta College ............
Max
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Mayco
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Menco ......................
Minnesota Clay .............
Montgomery
Technical ......
Naples Mill School ..........
Oak Hill ...................
Oak Tree ..................
Ohio Ceramic ...............
Old Church ................
Omni
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Orton, Edward Jr ...........
Oscar-Paul
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Owl Creek .................
Pacifica
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Paoli
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Paragon
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Paramount
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87
85
62
69
73
19
90
68
64
66
70
82
65
65
81
87
81
81
90
83
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18
68
90
90
63
87
85
90
72
84
82
85
76
77
80
73
Peach Valley ...............
Phoenix Design .............
Plymouth
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Potlatch ....................
Potluck
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Potter's Corner .............
Potter's World .............
Reid, Joy ..................
Reward
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Rovin ......................
Salem Craftsmen
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Scott Creek ................
Season's ....................
Sherry's
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Shimpo-America ..............
Shimpo-West ..........
Cover
Skutt
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Soldner
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Superamlcs
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Tennessee, Univ. of ........
Tapping
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Thermo-Lite
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Thomas-Stuart
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Thompson, Thomas C .......
Toltec ......................
Tuscarora
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Twin Willows ..............
Van Howe .................
Vermont Cards .............
Walker
Jamar
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Walrus
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Warrington
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Way-Craft
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Webco
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Westby
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Western
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Westwood
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Wilson, Barbara
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Wittels .....................
Worden Robinson ...........
84
63
81
82
87
83
65
69
88
9
87
72
78
88
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2
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80
14
90
65
3
74
72
85
90
75
70
87
65
70
83
87
75
65
78
78
88
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