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Technical Tips

We've put together some Technical Tips and Product Information to help support your practice with information about some of our most frequently asked pottery questions.

This information is designed so that you can download the sheets to keep as a reference when you're tackling your next ceramic project. Or print them off and create a mini ceramic textbook for your future reference. Teachers may like their students to download relevant information for research assignments and project planning.

  1. Safer Work Practices In The Studio
  2. Ceramic Testing & Trials
  3. Clay Preparation & Recycling
  4. Slip Casting
  5. Powdered Stains
  6. Powdered Underglazes
  7. Coloured Decorating Slip
  8. Use Of Ceramic Oxides & Carbonates
  9. Egyptian Paste
  10. Neriage – Coloured Clay
  11. Earthenware Glazing
  12. Liquid Underglaze
  13. Cracking In Drying & Firing Pottery
  14. Mending Pottery
  15. Pottery Faults & Remedies 1 & 2 
  16. Screen Printing On Clay
  17. Electric Kiln Maintenance
  18. Electric Kiln Operation
  19. Decorating With Glaze
  20. Maiolica
  21. Lustres
  22. Onglazes & Onglaze Decals
  23. Impressing & Incising
  24. Resist & Masking
  25. Decorating Techniques For Pottery 1 & 2 
  26. Paperclay
  27. Ceramic Public Art Project Preparation & Execution
  28. Piercing
  29. Firing & Transporting Pottery
  30. Handbuilding Techniques - Pinch
  31. Handbuilding Techniques - Coil
  32. Handbuilding Techniques - Slab
  33. Handbuilding Techniques – Press Moulding
  34. Handbuilding Techniques – Solid Modelling
  35. Cylinder Safety
  36. Bisque Firing Procedures
  37. Earthenware Glaze Firing Procedures
  38. Glaze Settling & Suspension
  39. Tissue Transfers
  40. Once Firing Decorating/Finishing Options For Schools