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  • On today’s episode of For Flux Sake our hosts answer a handful of questions about material substitutions. They talk about the similarities between iron and cobalt colorants, and which raw materials you can interchange for others. If you have a ceramic chemistry problem you’d like help with, send us a voice memo with your question to [email protected] To see the supplemental info, we talked about in this episode, visit the blog at www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com/cmw-blog.

    Kathy, Matt, and Rose are excited to announce that the first in-person taping of For Flux Sake will be happening at this year’s NCECA in Cincinnati. If you come to the podcast room at 1pm on Friday March 17th you can join the live taping and have your questions answered. It’s going to be a blast so bring your questions and your friends!

    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 900 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.

  • On today’s episode of For Flux Sake our hosts answer three questions about clay bodies. They talk about how you make casting slip, determining when it is ok to mix clay bodies together, and whether or not aging your clay makes a difference for plasticity. If you have a ceramic chemistry problem you’d like help with, send us a voice memo with your question to [email protected]

    Kathy, Matt, and Rose are excited to announce that the first in-person taping of For Flux Sake will be happening at this year’s NCECA in Cincinnati. If you come to the podcast room at 1pm on Friday March 17th you can join the live taping and have your questions answered. It’s going to be a blast so bring your questions and your friends!

    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.

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  • On today’s episode of For Flux Sake our hosts talk about the best ways to transport glazed bisque ware from your home studio to the community kiln, and why black underglaze can have trouble staying smooth at cone 10. They also return to a discussion from a previous episode about the practicality of using beach sand as a clay or glaze material. If you have a ceramic chemistry problem you’d like help with, send us a voice memo with your question to [email protected] 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

    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.

  • On today’s episode of For Flux Sake our hosts celebrate the holiday season with their ceramic gift guide. They also answer three questions about kilns and firing, including differences in kiln types, practical tools for maintenance, and whether water or air is to blame for explosions during firing. If you have a ceramic chemistry problem you’d like help with, send us a voice memo with your question to [email protected] To see the supplemental info, we talked about in this episode, visit the blog at www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com/cmw-blog.

    As the end of the year approaches, we are asking you to donate to the Brickyard Network. You can help this show and our network of ceramic podcasts by supporting the Archie Bray Foundation with your tax-deductible donation. To donate visit www.brickyardnetwork.org and scroll down until you see the donate now button. Thanks so much and happy holidays!

    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.

  • 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 [email protected] 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.

  • 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 [email protected] 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.

  • 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 [email protected] 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

  • 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 [email protected] 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

  • 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 [email protected] 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

  • 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 [email protected]

    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

  • On today’s episode of For Flux Sake the gang answers a listener question about how you might incorporate materials from your local beach into your ceramic studio. They also discuss the speed of firing in an electric kiln. Is slow better than fast? Tune in to find out and learn more on the first episode of season 2 of For Flux Sake. 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 the following sponsors:

    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.

  • The gang are back for season two of the podcast! New episodes drop every other Wednesday starting this week. If you have a question you'd like Matt and Rose to answer on the show send us a voice memo at [email protected]

    See you soon!

  • For Flux Sake wraps up their first season with a discussion of mold and water absorption in fired clay bodies, as well as, a few ways to approach waste glaze disposal. For supplemental info, visit the blog at www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com/cmw-blog.

    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:

    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.

  • Today on For Flux Sake we have a special episode focused on studio safety and pregnancy. Host Rose Katz talks with Bill Katz, a retired OBGYN with over 40 years of experience, about the potential effects of ceramic materials on pregnancy. For supplemental info, visit the blog at www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com/cmw-blog.

    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:

    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.

  • On today’s episode of For Flux Sake our hosts talk about the coefficient of expansion and its relevance for practical use when planning glazes for your studio. Hint, hint…It’s not as helpful of a measurement as you might think. They also discuss the effect of crazing on clay body strength and how to deal with glaze faults when you work in a communal studio. For supplemental info, visit the blog at www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com/cmw-blog.

    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:

    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.

  • On today’s episode of For Flux Sake our hosts talk about the definition and dynamics of slip. They also discuss a few helpful tips for once firing. For supplemental info, visit the blog at www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com/cmw-blog.

    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:

    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.

  • On today’s episode of For Flux Sake our hosts talk about studio cleanliness and the presence of silica in our community studios. Matt shares a CDC paper on the topic and settles a few misconceptions about the prevalence of silicosis in studio ceramics. For supplemental info, visit the blog at www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com/cmw-blog.

    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:

    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.

  • This week we feature the first ever live taping of For Flux Sake. Our hosts answer listener questions from their Zoom audience about clay for outdoor sculpture, the characteristics of common Frits, and why it’s so hard to make a smooth glaze on dark midrange clay bodies. For supplemental info, visit the blog at www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com/cmw-blog.

    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:

    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 a free online source for research and inspiration, featuring images of thousands of objects made by over 800 artists. www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.

  • On today’s episode of For Flux Sake our hosts give us the good and bad news about pinholing. Turns out this tricky defect can be caused by four separate problems wrapped into one. Tune in to hear their solutions and the variety of ways you can stop this glaze defect. For supplemental info, visit the blog at www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com/cmw-blog.

    We will be hosting our first live taping of an episode on April 18th, 2022. The event will be happening on Zoom and is free to the public. Come prepared with some questions to stump Rose and Matt. You can register at www.brickyardnetwork.org/live.

    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:

    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.

  • On today’s episode of For Flux Sake our hosts talk about the ins and outs of slip casting. They discuss the dynamics of plaster and why some slip recipes are harder to cast with. For supplemental info, visit the blog at www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com/cmw-blog.

    We will be hosting our first live taping of an episode on April 18th, 2022. The event will be happening on Zoom and is free to the public. Come prepared with some questions to stump Rose and Matt. You can register at www.brickyardnetwork.org/live.

    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:

    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.