Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Cone 6 Glaze Workshop/Discussion April 29-30, 2017 Long Island NY


John Britt Cone 6 Two day Ceramic Glaze  Workshop

April 29-30, 2017


Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This is a 2 day Glaze Discussion Workshop. There is no testing. John will bring over 2000 tiles that have been tested and we will discuss all things glazes.
It will also be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. It is designed for beginner to intermediate potters. We will discuss cones, kilns, firing dynamics and principles as well as applying those principles to various firing cycles. This will lead us into some basic classifications of glazes, like ash, celadon, temmoku, etc. We will discuss how and why each type of glaze works and how you can achieve them, how to adjust your glazes and how to find new ones. We will discuss glazes from my new book: “The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes: Glazing and Firing at cone 4 – 7”, but will go into more detail than the book allowed.
John will bring tiles and samples of glazes on pots.

Non-refundable registration fee:
Members, $150; non-members, $200
Deadline for registration: MARCH 15:

Please email us at info@licg.org or contact us by phone at 516-350-8984.
Our mailing address is P.O. Box 1443, Melville, NY 11747.
Suffolk County Community College, Ammerman Campus, Selden, NY
Lecture Room 111, Southhampton Building

Understanding Glazes Workshop / Discussion May 20-21, 2017 Spruce Pine NC (near Penand)


Held at my studio near Penland, NC. (address below)
May 20-21 , 2017

Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  ( A soup and salad lunch will be provided)
This is a 2 day Glaze Discussion Workshop. There is no testing. John will have over 2000 tiles that have been tested and we will discuss all things glazes.

It will also be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. It is designed for beginner to intermediate potters. We will discuss cones, kilns, firing dynamics and principles as well as applying those principles to various firing cycles. This will lead us into some basic classifications of glazes, like ash, celadon, temmoku, etc. We will discuss how and why each type of glaze works and how you can achieve them, how to adjust your glazes and how to find new ones. We will discuss glazes from my new book: “The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes: Glazing and Firing at cone 4 – 7”, but will go into more detail than the book allowed.

John have tiles and samples of glazes on pots.

Non-refundable registration fee:
$150
(if, for some reason, you are unable to attend, a refund will be given if I can find a replacement.) Deadline for registration: April 20: ( if not enough people sign up the workshop will be cancelled. )

To register contact John Britt at :
(Send a check to hold your spot.)
johnbrittpottery@gmail.com

or call 828-467-5020

This workshop will be held at my studio:
John Britt Pottery
154 Sparks Road 
Bakersville, NC 28705

Friday, February 17, 2017

End of the line for Appalachian Terroir

Production Pottery Liquidation Sale

Located in Micaville, NC
CLAY PROCESSING
EQUIPMENT
CLAY MATERIALS
POWER TOOLS
MATERIAL HANDLING
WAREHOUSE FIXTURES &
EQUIPMENT, OFFICE EQUIP
OFFICE AND FINE FURNITURE
& FIXTURES
EVERYTHING MUST GO!

For a complete list
of sale items and prices
call or e-mail today.

904.716.3116
bjphilips3@gmail.com

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Monday, January 23, 2017

John Britt Cone 6 Three day Ceramic Glaze Testing Workshop


February 4 – 6, 2017
This is a 3 day TESTING workshop where we will run Color Blends with various cone 6 base glazes. It will also be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. It is designed for beginner to intermediate potters. We will discuss cones, kilns, firing dynamics and principles as well as applying those principles to various firing cycles. This will lead us into some basic classifications of glazes, like ash, celadon, temmoku, etc. We will discuss how and why each type of glaze works and how you can achieve them, how to adjust your glazes and how to find new ones. We will discuss glazes from my new book: “The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes: Glazing and Firing at cone 4 – 7”, but will go into more detail than the book allowed.
Tiles will be made ahead of time and we will mix glazes and run tests on the first day, fire the second day and discuss results the final day.

Tuition: Community Members $225 Students $150. There is a $100 deposit for this workshop (non-refundable within 30 days of event) To Register call 225-932-9457 or email at contact@alligatorclay.com

Southern Pottery Equipment

2721 W Perdue Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70814 


John Britt Cone 6 Three day Ceramic Glaze Testing Workshop



March 17-19, 2017 in St. Petersburg FL

This is a 3 day TESTING workshop where we will run Color Blends with various cone 6 base glazes. It will also be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. It is designed for beginner to intermediate potters. We will discuss cones, kilns, firing dynamics and principles as well as applying those principles to various firing cycles. This will lead us into some basic classifications of glazes, like ash, celadon, temmoku, etc. We will discuss how and why each type of glaze works and how you can achieve them, how to adjust your glazes and how to find new ones. We will discuss glazes from my new book: “The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes: Glazing and Firing at cone 4 – 7”, but will go into more detail than the book allowed.
Tiles will be made ahead of time and we will mix glazes and run tests on the first day, fire the second day and discuss results the final day.

$250.00

Hours :
Friday-Sunday  10:00 am – 4:00 pm
+1 727-439-8522
Clay Center of St. Petersburg
2010 1st Avenue South
St. Petersburg FL 33712 US

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Gold Shino Test Series



Here is the text you can buy:

http://johnbrittpottery.com/shop/gold-shino-experiments-in-iron-gold-and-iridescent-glazes/

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Clay Club: Reems Creek Pottery seeks non-production potter

Clay Club: Reems Creek Pottery seeks non-production potter: Here are the details from Rachel Smith: Reems Creek Pottery in Weaverville is looking for a non-production potter to join our studio begi...

Thursday, December 1, 2016

DMC2 "Cones"

This is a industrial type of cone that they put on shelves during the firing and after they put it in a micrometer and then read the heat work. 

Dan Dan Noodles with (Shiitake) Mushrooms Recipe

Dan Dan Noodles with (Shiitake) Mushrooms Recipe
(Rich Landau and Katey Jacoby)


Image result for dan dan noodles Rich landau and kate jacoby

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon Black vinegar
¼ cup sesame oil
½ teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon five-spice powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ pound shiitake mushroom caps (Or whatever mushrooms), sliced into 1/4-inch thin strips
24 ounces fresh ramen noodles (substitute 16 ounces dry noodles of choice)
½ cup chopped scallions (green parts only)

Dan Dan Sauce
¼ cup Sriracha
¼ cup tahini
¼ cup tamari
1 tablespoon sesame oil
¼ teaspoon chile oil
½ teaspoon Szechuan peppercorns
1 small pickled chile with oil, optional
¼ teaspoon sugar (skipped this)
¾ cup vegetable stock

Directions:
For the Dan Dan sauce
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Always stir before using.
For the Noodles
Preheat the oven to 450°F. Combine the black vinegar, sesame oil, white pepper, garlic, ginger, five-spice powder, and salt together in a medium bowl. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
Toss the mushrooms in the vinaigrette and place in a single layer on a sheet pan. Roast for 10 minutes or until crispy on the edges.
Warm the dan dan sauce in a small saucepan over low heat.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the noodles according to package instructions. When tender, drain them immediately and add to the dan dan sauce, tossing gently to coat evenly.

Transfer the noodles to serving bowls and top with the shiitake caps and scallions.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Mashiko Plates

Mashiko Plates


As always, I learned something during preparation for the Glazing Techniques class. I was trying to get the Fake Mashiko Glaze thick enough so that it wouldn't fade into the background and in doing so I determined that an Sp. Gr (Seicific gravity) of 170 was about right.

But that was so thick that after pouring it on the plate, it cracked when it dried. Although this was a nice surface design, I wanted to stop it, so I added some deflocculant (sodium silicate) to the glaze (it thinned a bit ) and that changed the pouring properties a lot and stopped the cracking. It only took a couple of drops in a cup of glaze.

Enjoy.  Thanks to Chet McLaughlin for our little chat!


FAKE MASHIKO Cone 10 Reduction
37.60    F-4 Feldspar                     
  8.90    Silica                             
  8.20  Redart Clay
35.00  Calcined Redart Clay                        
  5.70  Wollastonite                       
  4.30  Talc
  0.40  Bone Ash                     

  3.60    Red Iron Oxide 


Fake Mashiko is poured over a plate glazed with two coats of Hamada Rust.

Hamada Rust cone 10 

77.0 Custer Feldspar
0.1 Silica
6.2 Whiting
4.3 Kaolin
12.4 Gerstley Borate
7.5 Red Iron Oxide