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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.

    Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Part 2

    Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Part 2

    Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Part 2.
    Many scientific terms and theories have a profound impact in the field of ceramics. Defining these terms and their implications in pottery provide the information to understand what is happing in your making processes. We start the exploration of thixotropy, quartz inversions and other pottery mysteries in this episode.
    The next topic in the series is Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Part 3.
    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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    • 28 min
    Operating a Small Gas Kiln

    Operating a Small Gas Kiln

    Welcome to the Potters’ Round Table lecture on Operating a Small Gas Kiln.

    Gas kilns can produce some of the most beautify textures and colors in the entire ceramic spectrum. And firing a gas kiln can be an efficient and effective path to an atmospheric firing. There are many variables that can produce unpredictable results in kiln setup and kiln loading. In this video Phil talks about everything he has learned in setting up the kiln in three different locations and firing his gas kiln for over twenty years. If you are experiencing difficulty with your current gas kiln or if you are planning to expand your firing options to include a gas kiln, this video can give you some ideas that might help improve your results.

    Show notes 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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    • 27 min
    Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Part 1

    Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Part 1

    Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 21: Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Part 1.

    Many scientific terms and theories have a profound impact in the field of ceramics. Defining these terms and their implications in pottery provide the information to understand what is happing in your making processes. We start the exploration of thixotropy, quartz inversions and other pottery mysteries in this episode.

    The next topic in the series is Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries Part 2.

    Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener 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 can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table

    This podcast 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 the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.


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    • 25 min
    Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Part 3

    Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Part 3

    Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Part 3.

    Many terms and theories have surfaced over the years in the field of ceramics, many with no basis in science or physics. We continue this exploration of many pottery related myths, errors and misconceptions in this episode.

    The next topic in the series is Thixotropy, Quartz Inversions and Other Pottery Mysteries.

    Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener 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 can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table

    This podcast 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 the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.


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    • 23 min
    Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Part 2

    Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Part 2

    Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Part 2.

    Many terms and theories have surfaced over the years in the field of ceramics, many with no basis in science or physics. We continue this exploration of many pottery related myths, errors and misconceptions in this episode.

    The next topic in the series is Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Part 3.

    Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener 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 can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table

    This podcast 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 the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.


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    • 22 min
    Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Part 1

    Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Part 1

    Welcome to Understanding Pottery, Chapter 20: Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Part 1.

    Many terms and theories have surfaced over the years in the field of ceramics, many with no basis in science or physics. We are going to explore many pottery related myths, errors and misconceptions over the next few episodes.

    The next topic in the series is Pottery Myths, Errors and Misconceptions Part 2.

    Understanding Pottery is a series in production by Washington Street Studios. The podcast series is a digital textbook that will take the listener 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 can be found at https://www.hfclay.com/the-potters-round-table

    This podcast 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 the ‘Washington Street Studios’ channel on YouTube.


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    • 23 min

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