Q&A: Wedging Table

Q: How can I fix my wedging table as I am finding small pieces of plaster in my clay?

Q&A: Heat Transfer

Q: As an experienced potter I do bisque firings in my electric kiln to cone 06 (1828°F / 998°C). However, when I did a bisque firing in a gas kiln using the same temperature and kiln firing cycle some of my pots cracked. Why did this happen?

Why the Depiction of Children on Ceramics was important during The Qing Dynasty (1636-1912)

They first appeared during the Sui and Tang dynasties (581-901), developing further approval in the Song dynasty (960-1279) and reaching its zenith in the Qing dynasty (1639-1912). By the time of the latter there were over a hundred depictions of children being used, all in different narratives, providing us with an insight into the culture and society of China of that time.

Corresponding with landscape: my journey during the Aberystwyth Artistic Residency

I couldn’t resist exploring the area and have been there many times, in my most recent expedition as a resident artist at Aberystwyth Art Centre. In this essay, I aim to narrate my journey during this period, relating the discoveries and reflections within my work, and creative process. To do this, I will look at three research methods.