18 Jan 15

Frequently asked questions

I’ve been recently getting emails from people containing similar questions and I thought I’d take a moment just to put the information out there for everyone.

Handmade stoneware pots are just like any other type of ceramics you might buy. They can go in your dishwasher, microwave and oven.

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13 Mar 13

New glaze colours for spring; Sage green, Mirror black

Apparently it’s spring with all this snow around but you could have fooled me! This time last year we were experiencing a heatwave but this time I’m still in my wooly jumper. These two new shades on the glaze chart are perhaps polar opposites; a good metaphor for this time of year.

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17 Feb 13

Glazes

Recently I’ve been getting a lot of questions about custom orders, I always try whenever I can to accommodate those requests. Unfortunately glazes are one of those things that are difficult to reproduce especially from photos.

Glazes themselves are a variety of powders mixed together; the majority of a glaze is glass formed through heating silica or sand at a high temperature in the kiln. Joining this is a variety of fluxes to lower the temperature and to stablise the glaze and finally there is a colourant. Colourants are usually natural compounds powders created from minerals dug from the Earth itself.
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