There is a show at the DIA airport called Colorado Clay. You don’t have to go through security, it’s on the bridge to A terminal. Matt was in the first edition of this show! Back in 2004/05.
Vitrification in ceramics is the formation of glass through the melting of compounds. In this article researchers found vitrified remains encrusted the surface of Vesuvius victim's skulls. Kind of disturbing but interesting.
We took the boys to the Museum of Fine Art in Boston @mfaboston. We got to see their awesome collection of Kandler porcelain pieces. (If you don’t know the story of Meissen porcelain, check out The Arcanum by Janet Gleason). This piece was particular my interestingly as you can see the interior, and thus the raw clay. You can see how much heavy lifting the glazes are doing to convey the whiteness of the work. While in reality they porcelain is not particularly white.
In case you missed the live taping, it is now available to download!
Kathy, Rose and Matt answered listener questions from the Zoom audience about clay for outdoor sculpture, the characteristics of common Frits, and why it’s so hard to make a smooth glaze on dark midrange clay bodies.
Listen to episode 19 now on your favorite podcast app or listen here!
Matthew and Rose Katz - Founders of Ceramic Materials Workshop
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