|Monthly Tech-Tip |
For potters, prepared glazes are starting to hurt control, independence and sense of responsibility regarding the quality of ware. Many potters are losing very basic abilities and concepts. Some potters are unaware of even what weighing out a glaze is! Some do not know how to recalculate a recipe total! Or even what a gram is or millilitre are. Or the purpose of ceramic materials like a frits, feldspars, kaolins, or silica. Or even where to buy them? Or the difference between a suspension and a solution. Or what specific gravity and viscosity are. Is this a trend we want?
What is the Glaze Dragon?
At Digitalfire we use a Dragon to personify the kinds of thinking that prevent potters, educators and technicians from understanding and therefore controlling their ceramic glazes.