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At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community.The Potters' Round Table is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts. On the second Saturday of every month we offer facility as a venue for artists of all medium to share their creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers. The Potters' Round Table events are free and open to the public.This is a collection of presentations given at the Potters' Round Table events.

The Potters' Round Table Washington Street Studios

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    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community.The Potters' Round Table is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts. On the second Saturday of every month we offer facility as a venue for artists of all medium to share their creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers. The Potters' Round Table events are free and open to the public.This is a collection of presentations given at the Potters' Round Table events.

    Firing the Soda Kiln at Washington Street Studios

    Firing the Soda Kiln at Washington Street Studios

    Welcome to The Potter’s Round Table, in this episode we discuss Firing the Soda Kiln at Washington Street Studios.

    Phil Berneburg passed away on July 21st, 2021. This is the last recording session we held for the Potters’ Round Table. In this episode Phil discusses one of his greatest passions, firing a newly constructed kiln. Unfortunately, some of the video has audio issues, and normally we would have recorded the episode again. Remember Phil fondly and please, enjoy the show.

    The Potters’ Round Table is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery, and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/.

    At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community.

    This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers. We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for ‘Washington Street Studios’ on YouTube or go to http://www.youtube.com/c/WashingtonStreetStudios.


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    • 26 min
    Pottery Shorts: Why Does Plaster Set?

    Pottery Shorts: Why Does Plaster Set?

    Welcome to Pottery Shorts, brought to you by The Potter’s Round Table, the topic for this episode is Why Does Plaster Set?

    Plaster can be a potter’s friend and a potter’s worst enemy. In this episode Phil explains why plaster sets. Understanding how plaster works helps to understand how to work with plaster! Enjoy the show.

    The Potters’ Round Table is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery, and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/.

    At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community.

    This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers. We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for ‘Washington Street Studios’ on YouTube or go to http://www.youtube.com/c/WashingtonStreetStudios.


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    • 10 min
    Pottery Shorts: What is a PSD

    Pottery Shorts: What is a PSD

    Welcome to Pottery Shorts, brought to you by The Potter’s Round Table, the topic for this episode is What is a PSD?

    The short answer is particle size distribution. In this episode Phil explores particle size distributions and why they are a useful tool for potters who mix their own clay or glazes. Enjoy the show.

    The Potters’ Round Table is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery, and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/.

    At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community.

    This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers. We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for ‘Washington Street Studios’ on YouTube or go to http://www.youtube.com/c/WashingtonStreetStudios.


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    • 10 min
    Pottery Shorts: Three Tips for Using a Triple Beam Balance

    Pottery Shorts: Three Tips for Using a Triple Beam Balance

    Welcome to Pottery Shorts, brought to you by The Potter’s Round Table, the topic for this episode is Three Tips for Using a Triple Beam Balance.

    For many the triple beam balance has given way to the digital scale. And if you prefer to use the old school approach, or you just want to understand how a triple beam balance works, Phil explains the process along with tips to make it easier. Enjoy the show.

    The Potters’ Round Table is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery, and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/.

    At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community.

    This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers. We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for ‘Washington Street Studios’ on YouTube or go to http://www.youtube.com/c/WashingtonStreetStudios.


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    • 7 min
    Pottery Shorts: Preparation for Glazing

    Pottery Shorts: Preparation for Glazing

    Welcome to Pottery Shorts, brought to you by The Potter’s Round Table, the topic for this episode is Preparation for Glazing.

    We often hear the tip to damp sponge a bisque piece before you glaze the pot. In this pottery short Phil walks through and demonstrates the preparation for glazing. Enjoy the show.

    The Potters’ Round Table is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery, and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/.

    At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community.

    This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers. We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for ‘Washington Street Studios’ on YouTube or go to http://www.youtube.com/c/WashingtonStreetStudios.


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    • 4 min
    Pottery Shorts: Buying a Used Kiln

    Pottery Shorts: Buying a Used Kiln

    Welcome to Pottery Shorts, brought to you by The Potter’s Round Table, the topic for this episode is Buying a Used Kiln.

    Buying a used kiln can be a daunting experience. In this episode Phil discusses what to look for other than structure and curb appeal. This episode could save you several hundred dollars in expenses above the cost of the kiln. Enjoy the show.

    The Potters’ Round Table is brought to you by Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio, gallery, and pottery school located in Harpers Ferry / Bolivar, WV. We exist to provide ceramic artists an affordable, fully equipped studio space for aspiring, emerging and established artists to share their creative energy and knowledge in an environment designed to support the ceramic artist. If you want to learn more about Washington Street Studios, visit our website at https://www.hfclay.com/.

    At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community.

    This podcast is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts, creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers. We also created a video version to expand our audience. If you are looking for the video of our show search for ‘Washington Street Studios’ on YouTube or go to http://www.youtube.com/c/WashingtonStreetStudios.


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    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

UANash ,

Great Symposium

Wow I am just starting my pottery journey, so glad I found this podcast, answering many questions about different terms I’ve heard thrown around and the chemistry of pottery making.

b.lynn ,

Wonderful!

My favorite podcast!

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Circle M ceramics

Wow!! I’ve learned so much especially about glaze chemistry — so incredibly helpful and such an amazing teacher!

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