Glazed Ceramic Beads

I am beyond  delighted with how these last few bead glaze 5 firings have been coming out. Lots of new color ways…   I love this above cinnamon glaze.    And the abundance of finished beads for the Bead & Button show in a few days is exciting!    But sometimes in the studio I get […]

Firing Ceramic Beads

 With the Bead and Button Show (Milwaukee, WI) right around the corner I have been nonstop glazing and firing beads!   This is what I unloaded last night!     Oh the colors!    I just love the way the glazes puddle on this chocolate stoneware…    It feels like Christmas opening the kiln!    And then […]

Glaze Firing Ceramic Beads

I find that working in batches is most comfortable for me. I like to make a bunch of pieces, then bisque them, then have my choice of "matching" up pairs, glazing them at the same time, then if they make it out if the kiln, they are tied up as a pair. May seem a […]

Pugmill Finale For This Year

It feels great to have finished up all the pugging of my ceramic clay just before we start to hit freezing during the nights! It took me about 4 straight days of pugging (10 hour days) to reclaim about 1000 pounds of useable clay. Then add in time of lugging the buckets up and wet […]

Mixing and Pugging Ceramic Clay

A few years ago I made an investment purchase. A Bailey Pottery de-airing Pugmill MXP-50. This was when the economy was still pretty good and I was selling buckets of beads… When making ceramic clay pendants – I was using a lot if textured clay slabs. All of those scraps from cutouts were put into […]

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