For Flux Sake Podcast
CMW’s Matt and Rose Katz join co-host Kathy King to answer your burning questions about clay and glaze in a comical, albeit insightful way. Check out the latest episodes of For Flux Sake below or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.
Episode 31 – Can you create reduction glazes in an electric kiln?
On today’s episode of For Flux Sake our fearless hosts start with a listener question about what they make (or used to make) in their own studios. They also discuss how reduction works and if it’s possible to create reduction in an electric kiln.
Episode 30 – What is the best way to display test tiles in your studio?
On today’s episode of For Flux Sake the gang start by talking about the best way to display test tiles in our studio. Matt had a great idea for test tile display borrowing from the swinging poster rack design at Spencer Gifts.
Episode 29 – Happy Halloween: How do I stop this creepy crawling glaze?
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 on glaze.
Episode 28 – What is Quartz Inversion?
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?
Episode 27 – Why is my clay dunting?
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.
Episode 26 – What is the best way to recycle clay?
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.
Episode 25 – Can I use beach sand in my clay or glazes?
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.
Episode 24 – What should I do with my left-over glazes?
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.
Episode 23 – The Pregnancy episode
Today on For Flux Sake we have a topical 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.
Episode 22 – Does the coefficient of expansion really matter for a glaze?
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.