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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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Neighborhood Music School

One Thursday morning during Spring term, children from the Neighborhood Music School came over to the pottery for a visit ! They were very impressed with the studio, as you can tell from their enthusiastic Thank You note shown here….. Samantha Wong … Continue reading

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Go Greek !

A treasure of antiquity, the Euphronios Krater, commemorates the death of military commander, Sarpedon, stricken during the Trojan war. This vase, and others like it depict the poetry of Homer as well as the many interactions of mortals with the gods. They were prized possesions awarded to olympic athletes … Continue reading

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Greek Firing Results

Firing Description An ancient “Greek” style firing was done in the Alpine on May 29th, 2014. The Alpine was selected for the firing since it’s an updraft and fuel burning kiln, making it our closest approach to what the Greeks used. It’s also a relatively small kiln … Continue reading

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Meet A Potter

Find out more about CAW potters and their work ! Visit our Meet A Potter page today for the latest pics and interviews ! . .

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Totem Poles For CAW

Studio potter Nancy Silipote hopes to create a new look for the garden area in front of CAW. Her vision is to install a group of vertical ceramic assemblies, or what you might call Totem Poles, emerging from the raised … Continue reading

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