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  • 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

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  • 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 f[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 fo[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.

  • On today’s episode of For Flux Sake our hosts have a grab bag of listener questions. They talk about dealing with freezing bags of clay, what to do if your kiln loses power mid-firing, and the pros and cons of venting electric kilns. For supplemental info, visit the blog at www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com/cmw-blog.

    We will be hosting our first live taping of an episode via Zoom on April 18th, 2022. The event is free to the public but registration is required. Come prepared with super hard 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:

    AMACO Brent www.amaco.com

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

  • On today’s episode of For Flux Sake our hosts talk about the effect of mold growth on plasticity. They also answer a question about slaking clay and a listener writes in to challenge the gang on bisque temperatures. 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.

  • One of the hardest things in ceramics is waiting for your kiln to cool. On today’s episode of For Flux Sake our hosts talk about the threshold for unloading a hot kiln. They also answer a few questions about crazing and discuss why Shino glazes turn fuzzy when they dry. 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.

  • Have you ever wondered why your glazes change so much when you layer them? On today’s episode of For Flux Sake our hosts talk about combining glazes and they also discuss the carbon foot print of pottery making. 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.

  • There’s nothing like the disappointment of opening a kiln full of glazes that spit all over the shelves. On today’s episode of For Flux Sake our hosts talk about how you can fix that issue and they also answer a listener question about liner glazes. 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.