A legend describing how the first copper red glazes might have been discovered.
The story of the first production of porcelain in Europe. After porcelain pottery was first imported from China to Europe, European potters tried for many long years to replicate the porcelain clay body.
German potters began salt glazing in the late 1300's or early 1400's in the Rhineland. Here is a legend about how it all came about.
A tale of how best to learn how to make pottery, especially on the pottery wheel.
Where was porcelain clay first discovered, and who made this discovery? Here is a story of the first porcelain clay bodies.
Artistry and aesthetics are as much a part of pottery as the technical side of pottery craftsmanship. Technical skill, artistry, and aesthetic design are all part of what makes pottery great.
Craftsmanship is the backbone of pottery and ceramics. Explore the craftsmanship and skills potters learn and use.
Kilns are fired according to firing schedules, which include how long the kiln will be firing at a certain ramp, or rate of temperature gain.