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Welcome to Creative Arts Workshop Summer Pottery

Iphone users:  click here to view full site.  ..`  . Students, come on in !  We have Summer practice times as noted below until August 24th; that is, unless CAW closes due to inclement weather…..click to find out here..  … .Studio Phone: 203-562-4927 …. ext 18 …………………………………… Summer Practice Hours … Continue reading

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Meet – a – Potter

We interview a CAW potter every so often, and post it under the Meet A Potter tab so that you can start developing connections, and we can all get to know one another better. Check out our latest interview, with Ulla Kasten, under … Continue reading

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Song Dynasty Vase Auctioned for $14.7 Million

The vase shown here, recently auctioned by Sotheby’s, is a part of the official ware made for the imperial court of the Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279) in Hangzhou. (Click to enlarge.) It has a tooled octagonal profile beginning at the foot, … Continue reading

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Kiln/ Firing Safety

Check out a new description of safety features associated with our kilns and firing process by clicking here , or navigate to the page by pulling down the Studio Info tab – scrolling down to Kilns/Firing – and over to the right to Kiln/Firing Safety. .

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Pottery Equipment For Sale

One Shimpo Potter’s Wheel, One Alpine Kick Wheel,  & One Econo Kiln. Need the room. Make a reasonable offer, and come & take them away. Contact Phil Levine 203-378-7118

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Specific Gravity of a Glaze

Glazes are mixtures of clays, minerals, and water. Their Specific Gravity (SpGr) tells you how much dry material is in the glaze; commonly thought of as how “thick” the glaze is. A value of 1.4 indicates a pretty thin glaze, whereas 1.7 is pretty thick. Terra Sigilatta is very thin, … Continue reading

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Greek Terracotta at the MFA

Next time you’re up in Boston, think about visiting the newly organized Greek exhibits at the Museum of Fine Arts. There’s over 200 items on display, newly arranged by theme into three galleries: Homer & the Epics; Dionysus & the … Continue reading

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