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How to recycle clay

How To Recycle Clay

Clay that you buy generally has the right water content.  Also, it is free from debris and air pockets.  However, potters generate waste whilst they work.  To save money, it is possible to recycle clay.  How to

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How to wedge clay

How to Prepare Clay for Pottery

So, you are getting ready to throw your first pot on the potters wheel.  You have heard that it can be difficult to center clay on the wheel.  And you have heard about pottery exploding in the

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The difference between underglaze and glaze

The Difference Between Underglaze and Glaze

Underglaze and glaze do have some shared properties and functions.  However, there are significant differences.  After a bit of investigation, I discovered the following: Underglaze and glaze can both be used to decorate a piece of pottery. 

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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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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 may also get a small commission from other affiliate programs. 

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How to recycle clay

How To Recycle Clay

Clay that you buy generally has the right water content.  Also, it is free from debris and air pockets.  However, potters generate waste whilst they work.  To save money, it

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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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