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  • On today’s episode the gang talk about deciphering the labels on your commercial glazes. They also answer listener questions about standard bisquing temperatures in the U.S., and if there is a toxicity risk when using lead glazed wares from the 19th century. If you need assistance with a ceramic chemistry problem, send us a voice memo with your question to [email protected].

    Kathy, Matt, and Rose are excited to be participating in this year’s NCECA conference in Richmond, VA. Come on out and bring your friends for a live taping of the show on Friday March 22nd at 11 am. Hope to see you there.

    Today’s episode is brought to you by:

    Bray Poxy archiebrayclay.com

  • On today’s episode the gang talk about recycling clay, knowing how hot a slip or glaze can be fired, and tips for running a community studio. If you need assistance with a ceramic chemistry problem, send us a voice memo with your question to [email protected].

    As we head into the new year, we are having a comment drive. This is one of the easiest ways to support this show, and the best part is that it’s totally free. To participate simply leave a review and a rating for the show on your favorite podcast app. Thanks everyone for listening and supporting the show!

    Today’s episode is brought to you by:

    The Bray www.archiebray.org

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  • On today’s episode the gang answer an interesting question about the beauty of glaze flaws, as well as discussing fake reduction glazes using silicon carbide and making pots that are durable enough for restaurants. If you need assistance with a ceramic chemistry problem, send us a voice memo with your question to [email protected].

    As we head into the new year, we are having a comment drive. This is one of the easiest ways to support this show, and the best part is that it’s totally free. To participate simply leave a review and a rating for the show on your favorite podcast app. Thanks everyone for listening and supporting the show!

    Today’s episode is brought to you by:

    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.

    The Bray www.archiebray.org

  • Happy New Year from the For the Flux Sake gang! In today’s episode Kathy, Rose, and Matt answer three listener questions about kiln peeps, creating atmospheric effects in an electric kiln, and the best ways to test wild clay. If you need assistance with a ceramic chemistry problem, send us a voice memo with your question to [email protected].

    As we head into the new year, we are having a comment drive. This is one of the easiest ways to support this show, and the best part is that it’s totally free. To participate simply leave a review and a rating for the show on your favorite podcast app. Thanks everyone for listening and supporting the show!

    Today’s episode is brought to you by:

    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.

    The Bray www.archiebray.org

  • On today’s episode of For the Flux Sake the gang answer three listener questions about sieving glazes, burnishing clay, and wiping off bisque. If you have a ceramic chemistry problem you’d like help with, send us a voice memo with your question to [email protected]. Thanks everyone for listening in 2023. We look forward to having lots of new episodes for you in the upcoming year.

    Hello For Flux Sake Listeners! Have you ever wondered what me mean when we talk about the unity molecular formula on the show? The UMF is a great way to understand glaze chemistry, and we talk all about it in our Glazed and Confused class. To show our appreciation for your listenership, we are offering a free lifetime membership to our Glazed and Confused class until the end of December. To sign up for FREE visit www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com and use the offer code “UMF” when you sign up. Happy Holidays!

    Today’s episode is brought to you by:

    AMACO Brent www.amaco.com

    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.

    The Bray www.archiebray.org

  • On today’s episode the gang talk about the end of Custer Feldspar. How do we all adjust to one of America’s most popular, and reasonably priced, feldspars going out of production? Hear more about potential substitutions and the ripple effect this will have on the ceramic community. If you have a ceramic chemistry problem you’d like help with, send us a voice memo with your question to [email protected].

    Today’s episode is brought to you by:

    AMACO Brent www.amaco.com

    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.

    The Bray www.archiebray.org

    Hello For Flux Sake Listeners! Have you ever wondered what me mean when we talk about the unity molecular formula on the show? The UMF is a great way to understand glaze chemistry, and we talk all about it in our Glazed and Confused class. To show our appreciation for your listenership, we are offering a free lifetime membership to our Glazed and Confused class until the end of December. To sign up for FREE visit www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com and use the offer code “UMF” when you sign up. Happy Holidays!

  • On today’s episode the gang answer questions about the rising cost of lithium and the advantages of diversifying your fluxes. They also talk about the slight color shifts that happen in clear glazes. If you have a ceramic chemistry problem you’d like help with, send us a voice memo with your question to [email protected].

    Today’s episode is brought to you by:

    AMACO Brent www.amaco.com

    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.

    The Bray www.archiebray.org

    Hello For Flux Sake Listeners! Until the end of November, we are offering a 25% discount on our beginner glaze workshop - Glaze of Our Lives. This is one of our on-demand workshops that help people learn about what glazes are, and how they really work. We answer the questions you’ve always wondered about and smash the ceramic myths you may have been told. Head over to www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com and use promo code - forfluxsake (all one word)- at time of check out to receive the 25% discount. Check it out and don’t forget to keep on test, test, testing!

  • On today’s episode the gang answer a few questions about cone six, including one about electric kiln temperatures, and another about firing cone 6 glazes to cone 10 in a soda kiln. They also talk about making lava-like effects on clay with vinegar. If you have a ceramic chemistry problem you’d like help with, send us a voice memo with your question to [email protected].

    Today’s episode is brought to you by:

    AMACO Brent www.amaco.com

    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.

    The Bray www.archiebray.org

    Hello For Flux Sake Listeners! Until the end of November, we are offering a 25% discount on our beginner glaze workshop - Glaze of Our Lives. This is one of our on-demand workshops that help people learn about what glazes are, and how they really work. We answer the questions you’ve always wondered about and smash the ceramic myths you may have been told. Head over to www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com and use promo code - forfluxsake (all one word)- at time of check out to receive the 25% discount. Check it out and don’t forget to keep on test, test, testing!

  • On this extra spooky episode of For Flux Sake, the gang talk about flame ware, the best length of time to mix casting slip, and fast firing manual kilns. They also share a mysterious tale about the blood bricks of Boston. If you have a ceramic chemistry problem you’d like help with, send us a voice memo with your question to [email protected].

    Today’s episode is brought to you by:

    AMACO Brent www.amaco.com

    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.

    The Bray www.archiebray.org

    Hello For Flux Sake Listeners! Until the end of November, we are offering a 25% discount on our beginner glaze workshop - Glaze of Our Lives. This is one of our on-demand workshops that help people learn about what glazes are, and how they really work. We answer the questions you’ve always wondered about and smash the ceramic myths you may have been told. Head over to www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com and use promo code - forfluxsake (all one word)- at time of check out to receive the 25% discount. Check it out and don’t forget to keep on test, test, testing!

  • This week on the podcast the gang talk about the chemistry of raku glazes, the prevalence of cone 8 in European ceramics, and the intricacies of a fully melted matte glaze. They also share fun facts about Prisma color pencils and their use in ceramics. 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 Ceramic Materials Workshop.

    Today’s episode is brought to you by:

    AMACO Brent www.amaco.com

    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.

    The Bray www.archiebray.org

  • Today the gang discuss three questions about clay, including what actually happens when you wedge. They also talk about the ever-evolving situation with EPK. 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 Ceramic Materials Workshop.

    Today’s episode is brought to you by:

    AMACO Brent www.amaco.com

    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.

    The Bray www.archiebray.org

  • Welcome back for season three of For Flux Sake! Today the gang talk about fast firing, the best way to do an absorption test, and a pair of kiln questions about thermocouples and electricity types. 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 Ceramic Materials Workshop.

    Our friend Paul Blais, host of The Potters Cast, was recently in a bad accident. There’s a Go Fund Me to help support his family during his recovery. We wish him a speedy recovery.

    Today’s episode is brought to you by:

    AMACO Brent www.amaco.com

    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.

    The Bray www.archiebray.org

  • Your favorite glaze nerds are back for season three of For Flux Sake! New episodes drop every other Wednesday starting this week. If you have a question about ceramic chemistry send us a voice memo at [email protected].

    See you soon!

  • We are wrapping up our second season of the podcast and want to send a huge thank you to all of you for listening to the show. In this episode the gang talk about the long-term effects of throwing on your body, how to grasp the working qualities of porcelain, and how kiln cooling might change your glazes. 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 Ceramic Materials Workshop.

    We are excited to be celebrating the 2nd birthday of the Brickyard Podcast Network with an online auction and fundraiser. Sixteen artists have donated work to help us raise money to support the network. If you are a fan of our podcasts don’t miss this chance to buy work from Sarah Pike, Roberto Lugo, Adrienne Eliades, Michael Kline, and many others. Bidding will start on the network’s birthday August 16th and ends August 19th. To find out more visit us at givergy.us/TheBrayBrickbyBrick.

    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.

    The Bray is actively committed to promoting, celebrating, and sustaining the ceramic arts through its residency program, education center, and gallery. www.archiebray.org

  • This week on the show we have a great slate of questions from our listeners. Kathy, Matt, and Rose talk about the effect of Terra Siggilata on absorption, flashing caused by soluble materials, and best practices for safely using luster. 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 Ceramic Materials Workshop.

    Hello For Flux Sake Listeners! As you know, Matt and Rose do a lot of glaze testing… A lot. They’ve decided to share some of that testing in their amazing new digital glaze book Test Test Test!:7500 glaze tests from Ceramic Materials Workshop. The book features a broad spectrum of oxidation and reduction glazes including matte, gloss, and crystalline, half of which are at Cone 10 and the other half at Cone 6. Each glaze is documented with images, recipes, and chemistry giving you an opportunity to learn these glazes inside and out. Check it out and don’t forget to keep on test, test, testing! To purchase visit www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.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

    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.

  • We all know that disappointing feeling. You open a kiln and see a beautiful piece that looks exactly like yours, except that its oddly smaller than you remember. On this week’s show the gang talk about the chemical process that causes clay shrinkage, as well as, the pros and cons of using manganese for speckled clay. 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 Ceramic Materials Workshop.

    Hello For Flux Sake Listeners! As you know, Matt and Rose do a lot of glaze testing… A lot. They’ve decided to share some of that testing in their amazing new digital glaze book Test Test Test!:7500 glaze tests from Ceramic Materials Workshop. The book features a broad spectrum of oxidation and reduction glazes including matte, gloss, and crystalline, half of which are at Cone 10 and the other half at Cone 6. Each glaze is documented with images, recipes, and chemistry giving you an opportunity to learn these glazes inside and out. Check it out and don’t forget to keep on test, test, testing! To purchase visit www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.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

    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.

  • Have you seen a lava glaze and wondered how to make that surface in your own studio? Today on the show, the gang talk about silicon carbide and its use in lava glazes, as well as answer questions on plaster pop outs and soluble sodium. 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 Ceramic Materials Workshop.

    Hello For Flux Sake Listeners! As you know, Matt and Rose do a lot of glaze testing… A lot. They’ve decided to share some of that testing in their amazing new digital glaze book Test Test Test!:7500 glaze tests from Ceramic Materials Workshop. The book features a broad spectrum of oxidation and reduction glazes including matte, gloss, and crystalline, half of which are at Cone 10 and the other half at Cone 6. Each glaze is documented with images, recipes, and chemistry giving you an opportunity to learn these glazes inside and out. Check it out and don’t forget to keep on test, test, testing! To purchase visit www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.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

    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.

  • Did you see the video of the potter firing their pot in the microwave? Is that real? Today on the show the gang talk about this curiosity of ceramic technology. They also talk about temperature fluctuations in a kiln, and Matt goes on an epic rant about vitrification and porosity. 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 Ceramic Materials Workshop.

    Hello For Flux Sake Listeners! As you know, Matt and Rose do a lot of glaze testing… A lot. They’ve decided to share some of that testing in their amazing new digital glaze book Test Test Test!:7500 glaze tests from Ceramic Materials Workshop. The book features a broad spectrum of oxidation and reduction glazes including matte, gloss, and crystalline, half of which are at Cone 10 and the other half at Cone 6. Each glaze is documented with images, recipes, and chemistry giving you an opportunity to learn these glazes inside and out. Check it out and don’t forget to keep on test, test, testing! To purchase visit www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.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

    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.

  • Have you inherited a studio’s worth of raw materials but have no idea what they are? On today’s episode of For Flux Sake the gang talk about how to test mystery materials to find out their usefulness. They also talk about the best ways to record the information you learn from your test tiles, and Matt and Rose give a report on their trip to the Fiesta Ware factory. 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 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 Matt does a deep dive into crystalline glazes. The gang also talks about the nature of frits and the composition of stains. It’s an episode filled with practical information to help you understand how ceramic materials work. 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 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.