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Does Clay Shrink when Fired

Does Clay Shrink When Fired?

If you are new to pottery and you have just had your first piece or pieces of pottery fired, you may have noticed that they are quite a bit smaller when they come out of the kiln

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What are Cones in Pottery

What are Cones in Pottery?

When you hear people referring to the temperature that they are firing their kiln to, you will probably hear them talking about using cones, or perhaps firing ‘to a cone’, of a particular number.  This may have

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What is Bisque in Pottery

What is Bisque in Pottery?

During the process of producing a piece of pottery, the clay goes through different stages, and in one of those stages, the clay is called bisqueware.  So, what is bisque in pottery? And why is it important?

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I’m Lesley Milne, the creator of The Pottery Wheel.  Like many people, I used the potter’s wheel at school.  But then I began to focus on clay sculpture and I left the wheel behind.  However, more recently, I found myself being drawn back to pottery and the potters wheel.  And so, I have tried to pick up where I left off all those years ago. This blog is a chronicle of what I have learned as I got back into the potters saddle!

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What are Cones in Pottery

What are Cones in Pottery?

When you hear people referring to the temperature that they are firing their kiln to, you will probably hear them talking about using cones, or perhaps firing ‘to a cone’,

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I’m Lesley Milne, the creator of The Pottery Wheel.  Like many people, I used the potter’s wheel at school.  But then I began to focus on clay sculpture and I left the wheel behind.  However, more recently, I found myself being drawn back to pottery and the potters wheel.  And so, I have tried to pick up where I left off all those years ago. This blog is a chronicle of what I have learned as I got back into the potters saddle!

The Pottery Wheel is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.  This is an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for site to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.  I also may get a small commission from other affiliate programs.

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