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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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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.

    An Introduction to Glaze Testing Part 2

    An Introduction to Glaze Testing Part 2

    Welcome to The Potter’s Round Table, the topic today is An Introduction to Glaze Testing Part 2.

    One way to learn how to fix problems with your glaze is to understand what each ingredient does and how it affects the final glaze. This mini-series on glaze testing will explore a simple glaze recipe and how to determine what part each ingredient in the glaze plays in the fired glaze result. Through a series of changes to the glaze recipe, focused on a single ingredient, we fire the different glazes and inspect the result in a process that can be repeated on any glaze recipe.

    The Potters’ Round Table is a production of Washington Street Studios. As a result of the pandemic the Round Table is hosted as a YouTube livestream event and then edited to be added to our video library.

    Show notes, including handouts, can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table

    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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    • 38 min
    Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment

    Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment

    Welcome to the final episode in the Understanding Pottery series, Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment.

    They say that you can pick out a horse by looking at its teeth, and kicking tires is supposedly a good way to judge a car. But what do you look for when buying used (or “previously owned”, if it’s expensive) pottery equipment? The discussion at the March Round Table meeting will be about exactly that – tips and suggestions for things to look for and things to avoid when shopping for used kilns, pottery wheels and other equipment (such as pug mills).

    Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The video series is a digital textbook that will take you through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are:
    Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence
    Chapter 1: What is Clay?
    Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying
    Chapter 3: Bisque Firing
    Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing
    Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones
    Chapter 6: Glaze Firing
    Section II: Use of Raw Materials
    Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters
    Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry
    Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains
    Chapter 10: Geology for Potters
    Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials
    Section III: Kilns and Firings
    Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings
    Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns
    Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns
    Chapter 15: Electric Kilns
    Chapter 16: Raku Kilns
    Section IV: Solving Problems
    Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems
    Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects
    Chapter 19: Glaze Defects
    Section V: Practical Applications
    Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions
    Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries
    Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics
    Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math)
    Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery
    Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use
    Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment

    Show notes, including handouts, can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table
    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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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Critiquing Your Own Pottery Part 2

    Critiquing Your Own Pottery Part 2

    Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use – Part 2.

    Critiquing works of art usually involves three different aspects of the work: the composition or design of the work itself, the techniques used to produce the work, and the concept or purpose of the work. Guidelines for these judgments, especially of the composition, can be involved and confusing. At the next Round Table, the discussion will focus on direct and practical ways that potters can make decisions to improve their work.
    The next topic is the final chapter in the series and it is Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment.

    Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The video series is a digital textbook that will take you through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are:
    Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence
    Chapter 1: What is Clay?
    Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying
    Chapter 3: Bisque Firing
    Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing
    Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones
    Chapter 6: Glaze Firing
    Section II: Use of Raw Materials
    Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters
    Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry
    Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains
    Chapter 10: Geology for Potters
    Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials
    Section III: Kilns and Firings
    Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings
    Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns
    Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns
    Chapter 15: Electric Kilns
    Chapter 16: Raku Kilns
    Section IV: Solving Problems
    Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems
    Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects
    Chapter 19: Glaze Defects
    Section V: Practical Applications
    Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions
    Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries
    Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics
    Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math)
    Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery
    Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use
    Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment

    Show notes, including handouts, can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table
    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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    • 43 min
    Critiquing Your Own Pottery Part 1

    Critiquing Your Own Pottery Part 1

    Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use – Part 1.

    Critiquing works of art usually involves three different aspects of the work: the composition or design of the work itself, the techniques used to produce the work, and the concept or purpose of the work. Guidelines for these judgments, especially of the composition, can be involved and confusing. At the next Round Table, the discussion will focus on direct and practical ways that potters can make decisions to improve their work.
    The next topic in the series is Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use – Part 2.
    Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The video series is a digital textbook that will take you through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are:
    Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence
    Chapter 1: What is Clay?
    Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying
    Chapter 3: Bisque Firing
    Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing
    Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones
    Chapter 6: Glaze Firing
    Section II: Use of Raw Materials
    Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters
    Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry
    Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains
    Chapter 10: Geology for Potters
    Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials
    Section III: Kilns and Firings
    Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings
    Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns
    Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns
    Chapter 15: Electric Kilns
    Chapter 16: Raku Kilns
    Section IV: Solving Problems
    Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems
    Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects
    Chapter 19: Glaze Defects
    Section V: Practical Applications
    Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions
    Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries
    Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics
    Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math)
    Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery
    Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use
    Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment

    Show notes, including handouts, can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table
    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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    • 45 min
    An Introduction to Glaze Testing Part 1

    An Introduction to Glaze Testing Part 1

    Welcome to The Potter’s Round Table, the topic today is An Introduction to Glaze Testing.

    One way to learn how to fix problems with your glaze is to understand what each ingredient does and how it affects the final glaze. This mini-series on glaze testing will explore a simple glaze recipe and how to determine what part each ingredient in the glaze plays in the fired glaze result. Through a series of changes to the glaze recipe, focused on a single ingredient, we fire the different glazes and inspect the result in a process that can be repeated on any glaze recipe.

    At the end of the presentation there is a short Q&A session.

    The Potters’ Round Table is a production of Washington Street Studios. As a result of the pandemic the Round Table is hosted as a YouTube livestream event and then edited to be added to our video library.

    Show notes, including handouts, can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table

    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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    • 41 min
    Personal Safety in the Pottery Studio

    Personal Safety in the Pottery Studio

    Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 24: Personal Safety in the Pottery Studio.


    Materials used in ceramics can be unsafe if used improperly. In this video Phil explores safe practices, material handling procedures and the tools required to help minimize the risk associated with the ceramic making process. Join us to learn how to make your studio a safe place to design and create with ceramics.


    The next topic in the series is Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use.


    Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The video series is a digital textbook that will take you through the entire ceramic process from the raw material through the finished ceramic pieces. There are five sections and twenty-six chapters planned in the series and they are:
    Section I: The Pottery Making Sequence
    Chapter 1: What is Clay?
    Chapter 2: Clay Properties and Drying
    Chapter 3: Bisque Firing
    Chapter 4: Tips for Successful Glazing
    Chapter 5: Pyrometric Cones
    Chapter 6: Glaze Firing
    Section II: Use of Raw Materials
    Chapter 7: Chemistry for Potters
    Chapter 8: Glaze Chemistry
    Chapter 9: Oxides, Washes, Underglazes and Stains
    Chapter 10: Geology for Potters
    Chapter 11: Use of Local Materials
    Section III: Kilns and Firings
    Chapter 12: Atmospheric Firings
    Chapter 13: Wood-Fired Kilns
    Chapter 14: Gas-Fired Kilns
    Chapter 15: Electric Kilns
    Chapter 16: Raku Kilns
    Section IV: Solving Problems
    Chapter 17: Kiln Performance Problems
    Chapter 18: Clay Body Defects
    Chapter 19: Glaze Defects
    Section V: Practical Applications
    Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions
    Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries
    Chapter 22: Pottery and Physics
    Chapter 23: Pottery Figurin’ (Math)
    Chapter 24: Personal Safety with Pottery
    Chapter 25: Critiquing Your Own Pottery: Design Principles You Can Use
    Chapter 26: Tips for Buying Used Pottery Equipment

    Show notes, including handouts, can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table
    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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    • 42 min

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