33 episodes

Matt and Rose Katz of the Ceramics Materials Workshop will answer your burning questions about clay and glaze. Each episode co-host Kathy King will present listener submitted questions that will be answered in a comical, but also insightful way. This show will have you laughing, and learning, about the chemistry behind ceramics in no time.

For Flux Sake The Brickyard Network

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 76 Ratings

Matt and Rose Katz of the Ceramics Materials Workshop will answer your burning questions about clay and glaze. Each episode co-host Kathy King will present listener submitted questions that will be answered in a comical, but also insightful way. This show will have you laughing, and learning, about the chemistry behind ceramics in no time.

    Can you create reduction glazes in an electric kiln?

    Can you create reduction glazes in an electric kiln?

    On today’s episode of For Flux Sake our fearless hosts start with a listener question about what they make (or used to make) in their own studios. They also discuss how reduction works and if it’s possible to create reduction in an electric kiln. If you have a ceramic chemistry problem you’d like help with, send us a voice memo with your question to forfluxsakepodcast@gmail.com. To see the supplemental info, we talked about in this episode, visit the blog at www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com/cmw-blog.
     
    If you design a t-shirt logo for the show you could win a free class from Ceramics Materials Workshop. To enter send your submission to the email above by Dec. 31st 2022. Good luck!
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by:
     
    For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com
     
    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art is an online source for research and inspiration, featuring images of thousands of objects made by over 800 artists. The images are high quality and can be used with no permission required, making them a great resource for students and teachers. www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.

    • 37 min
    What is the best way to display test tiles in your studio?

    What is the best way to display test tiles in your studio?

    On today’s episode of For Flux Sake the gang start by talking about the best way to display test tiles in our studio. They also talk about copper as a disinfectant and how to keep your kiln wash from hard panning. If you have a ceramic chemistry problem you’d like help with, send us a voice memo with your question to forfluxsakepodcast@gmail.com. To see the supplemental info, we talked about in this episode, visit the blog at www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com/cmw-blog.
     
    If you design a t-shirt logo for the show you could win a free class from Ceramics Materials Workshop. To enter send your submission to the email above by Dec. 31st 2022. Good luck!
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by:
     
    For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com
     
    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art is an online source for research and inspiration, featuring images of thousands of objects made by over 800 artists. The images are high quality and can be used with no permission required, making them a great resource for students and teachers. www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.

    • 31 min
    Happy Halloween: How do I stop this creepy crawling glaze?

    Happy Halloween: How do I stop this creepy crawling glaze?

    On today’s Halloween episode of For Flux Sake the gang answer three questions about glazes: to sieve or not to sieve, how to stop crawling, and a real stumper about brushing. If you have a ceramic chemistry problem you’d like help with, send us a voice memo with your question to forfluxsakepodcast@gmail.com. To see the supplemental info, we talked about in this episode, visit the blog at www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com/cmw-blog.
     
    If you design a t-shirt logo for the show you could win a free class from Ceramics Materials Workshop. To enter send your submission to the email above by Dec. 31st 2022. Good luck!
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by:
     
    For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com

    • 34 min
    What is Quartz Inversion?

    What is Quartz Inversion?

    On today’s episode of For Flux Sake the gang talk about one of the famous phenomena of ceramics, Quartz inversion. Is it a big deal or just a convenient explanation for unknown failure? They also announce their first podcast contest. If you design a t-shirt logo for the show you could win a free class from Ceramics Materials Workshop. To enter send your submission to the email below by Dec. 31st 2022. Good luck! If you have a ceramic chemistry problem you’d like help with, send us a voice memo with your question to forfluxsakepodcast@gmail.com. To see the supplemental info, we talked about in this episode, visit the blog at www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com/cmw-blog.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by:
     
    For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com
     

    • 41 min
    Why is my clay dunting?

    Why is my clay dunting?

    On today’s episode of For Flux Sake the gang answers a few questions about dunting, as well as how and when you should use target cones in a firing. Matt also puts out a call for questions about crystalline glazes to be featured in future episodes. If you have anything you’d like help with, send us a voice memo at forfluxsakepodcast@gmail.com. To see the supplemental info, we talked about in this episode, visit the blog at www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com/cmw-blog.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by:
     
    For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com

    • 28 min
    What is the best way to recycle clay?

    What is the best way to recycle clay?

    On today’s episode of For Flux Sake the gang talks about the best ways to recycle clay and why tracking specific gravity can help with glaze application issues. To see the supplemental info, we talked about in this episode, visit the blog at www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com/cmw-blog. If you would like to have your question answered on the show, send us a voice memo at forfluxsakepodcast@gmail.com.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by:
     
    For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

VW1940 ,

Great information for potters

Matt, Rose and Kathy provide next level information for potters. I have listened to more than one episode multiple times as I take in the information and use as a resource. There are many misconceptions surrounding ceramics and this podcast gets at the truth through science.

jkthinks ,

Knowledge Bomb

Fascinating information imparted with joy and humor. Look forward to new episodes and listening to The catalog. Well done

Issues with this app ,

Super helpful tips from knowledgeable glaze techs

I learn from each episode. Thanks guys!

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