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If you didn’t know, Ceramic Materials Workshop is a small business.  Our mission is to provide our community with a solid understanding of their glazes and clay to make your studios the best that they can be.  In order to do that, we do all of our testing, research, editing and production in house.  If you find our content helpful, please consider supporting our mission by taking some of our online courses or supporting us via our Patreon.   Our team thanks you for your consideration!

 

CMW Commercial Clay Body Profile Testing

Over the past several years, the CMW team has collected and tested scores of commercially available clay bodies.  The results are meant to help our students understand how these clay bodies perform to make their studios the best that they can be.  Click below button to find results of the bodies that have been tested to date.  We plan to add additional profiles as we continue to test additional clay bodies.

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The CMW Blog

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Ceramic Glaze Crazing: Causes, Myths, Concerns and Aesthetics

Ceramic Glaze Crazing: Causes, Myths, Concerns and Aesthetics

Ceramic Glaze Crazing: Unveiling Causes, Myths, Concerns, and Aesthetic Potential Ceramic glaze crazing, characterized by a network of fine cracks on the surface of glazed pottery, has long intrigued and occasionally frustrated ceramic artists. This phenomenon can be...

Shino Glazes:  Why are they special?

Shino Glazes: Why are they special?

Shino Glazes Shino glazes are a type of glaze known for their beautiful milky white to orange colors and fleshy textured surfaces. Originally developed in 16th century Japan, these glazes were used on tea bowls prized for their understated elegance. Eventually making...

Glaze Chemistry Course Overview:  Glazed & Confused

Glaze Chemistry Course Overview: Glazed & Confused

Mastering Glaze Formulation with the Unity Molecular Formula: A Guide to Ceramic Materials Workshop’s Glazed & Confused course For ceramic artists, the glaze is a crucial element that can transform a piece from ordinary to extraordinary. The art and science of...

For Flux Sake Podcast

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Episode 69 Can ceramics be safely used for mixing hair dye?

Episode 69 Can ceramics be safely used for mixing hair dye?

Listen to episode 69 where Matt, Rose, and Kathy discuss a listener's question about the use of ceramic bowls in the hair salon. Can ceramic be safely used for mixing hair dye? The team delves into the chemistry to determine if these bowls are a safe choice or a...

Episode 68 What’s the deal with Shino glazes?

Episode 68 What’s the deal with Shino glazes?

In episode 68, we're getting schooled on Shino glazes! Matt, Rose, and Kathy discuss some of the history, science, and stunning beauty of these unique glazes. The gang also takes a deep dive into the murky waters of water chemistry in glazes. Is it the secret...

Episode 67 Should I be afraid of manganese?

Episode 67 Should I be afraid of manganese?

Clay drama got you throwing shade? We've ALL been there! Join the For Flux Sake gang for episode 67 as we commiserate over inconsistent clay bodies and the woes of surprise firing results. We’ll explore the limitations of trying to adjust an existing clay body and...

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