pottery glazes

salt glazed pottery

Salt Glazed Pottery – All About Salt Glazing, Past, & Present

Salt glazing has been around since the 14th century.  And though it’s no longer used as an industrial way of making pottery, it is still popular amongst individual potters.  Small craft potteries still produce beautiful salt glazed pottery.  In this article, I dive into how exactly salt glaze pottery is made.  I’ll also look at…

mix different types of glaze

Can you Mix Different Types of Glaze? – Combining Glazes

I sometimes find myself in a position where I don’t have the exact color glaze that I want.  Recently I wondered if I could mix different types of glaze together and what would happen.  So, I looked into the question of combining glazes and this is what I have found…. You can mix different types…

why is my clear glaze cloudy

Why Is My Clear Glaze Cloudy? – How To Prevent Milky Glaze

Clear glaze is often applied over underglaze decoration to protect pottery, make it non-porous and help underglaze colors pop.  It can also be used as a way of bringing out the natural beauty of a particular clay body.  However, even a little bit of cloudiness can really detract from the overall look of your pottery. …

Choosing a pottery glaze

Choosing a Pottery Glaze – A Beginners Guide to Ceramic Glazes

As the name suggests, glazing your pottery basically means you are covering it in glass.  Simple, right?  Well, it may not be as simple as it sounds.  There are many different types of ceramic glaze and there are important considerations when you are choosing a pottery glaze.  After all, you want to make sure you…