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Click here for a pdf explaining Studio Awareness important information:
Check the pdf for more information.
For more information contact Kiln Chair
HPG has 2 Paragon kilns.
Reduction Vs. Oxydation in Raku Firing
Two pots were fired in the same kiln. One pot was taken out and put into a reduction can. Immediately afterward, the next pot was taken out and put into a separate reduction can. Both cans were quickly covered with lids. The two pieces were both glazed with copper sand.
Q. Why is the first pot copper colored and the second rainbow colored?
A. Click here for the Answer
More information contact Glaze Chair
Glaze Application Tips
So many choices. Where to begin? Let's think about the proper application of one glaze to a bisque fired pot. Form is everything, with or without glaze, but glaze can make or break a pot. The best way to learn is to watch an instructor or an experienced potter glaze a piece. This is how one learns what is enough and not too much, a common and costly error. Here are some tips to help.
Click on a glaze feature to see a pdf description. These documents were written by Pat Harwood, photos by Brian Molmen when they were Glaze Chairs.
Guide to Glazes and Food Safety
"Furosiki are a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that
were frequently used to transport clothes, gifts, or other goods." - Wikipedia
We have a new slab roller! And it requires a different technique than the old one. The new roller has a moving tabletop with a canvas attached to it. This tabletop moves through the roller, and is designed to move in either direction. The canvas attached to the tabletop should never touch clay. Instead, take one of the canvases that we used with the old slab roller, put your clay inside this canvas, then lay this canvas on the tabletop underneath the attached canvas.
Itís important that everything be smoothed out and that the moving tabletop is aligned with the fixed tabletop so that it will go through the roller straight. Then use the wheel to run your slab through the roller. If the moving tabletop starts to go crooked, gently adjust it so it is straight before finishing rolling. As with the old slab roller, itís important not to pound clay on the tabletop, which can knock the roller out of alignment. Use the wedging table before putting your clay in the canvas for rolling.
For a video of a roller similar to our new one, go to
Below is a series by Kenny Kicklighter called Toolbox Topics: