While mixing test glazes I listened to "Tales of a Red Clay Rambler" podcast for the first time. It was episode 61 which featured Kristen Kieffer, Julia Galloway, and Michael Kline. It was so good! I also listened to the Steven Hill episode. I really enjoyed it.
Ben Carter does an excellent job hosting. BTW.. He will be teaching a workshop this summer at Sierra Nevada College. I might just have to figure out a way to fit the workshop into my budget. Anyway, if you haven't already listened to "Tales of a Red Clay Rambler" podcast, you should. It's a treat.
One of my 2014 goals is to make more of my glazes and do more experimenting. Buying commercial glaze is crazy expensive and very unfulfilling.
I'm testing 10 new glazes. All different base recipes.
I'm hoping to find some new base glazes that I like, which also work well with my clay body. Then I can try some blend experiments ala John Britt and see what kind of trouble I get into.
John Britt gave a glaze chemistry workshop at Sierra Nevada College several years ago. That class was the first time I ever made glaze. I was fairly new to making pottery and I had no idea how over my head I was.
Everyone else in the class were total glaze freaks and there I was pretending like I had half a clue.
So John helped me a lot. He taught me how to convert a recipe and run blend testing. When the week was over, John told me to take his class again in a few years. LOL.
Slow but sure, I'm still working on it and still trying to figure it all out.
Happy glaze day :)