Twelve Lectures explaining the science behind ceramic materials and firing them - everything but glaze making.

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01  Geology

02  Raw Materials and Minerology

03  Fluxes

04  Fillers

05  Water

06  Particle Orientation

07  Drying

08  Kiln Firing

09  Ceramic Tape

10  Slip Casting

11  Slips and Engobes

12  Clay Bodies

These lectures cover just about every topic other than Glaze making.  Reading each of these lectures have greatly improved the quality of the work people do at our studio.

Sample Illustration from Lecture 11 Slips and Engobes

Sample Illustration from Lecture 2 Raw Materials and Mineralogy

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Working my way through these, some good stuff here Norm, thanks!

Thanks for posting these. Will get through them this week.

The links do not work, you get the following 404 message:

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If George Lewter or someone else can provide a place to upload these files, I'll upload my copies. They're quite good, but too large for email.

Dave Hodapp said:

The links do not work, you get the following 404 message:

Alfred University 404 Error Page

We're very sorry... but the document you're looking for is not on any of our servers.

Hi Norm

Its a shame the links are not working. "Can't find server". Any way of getting these?

Someone will need to volunteer a Dropbox or other website to host the files and I'll upload them again.

I see, I don't have either or I would. Ok thanks for responding.

This looks like great information! You can share it using this folder if you'd like. Let me know if that doesn't work. 

Stacy - I just uploaded the Alfred Education files to your MediaFire FileDrop.

Post the link for people to download the files and you're all set-up.


Stacy Jo Scott said:

This looks like great information! You can share it using this folder if you'd like. Let me know if that doesn't work. 

Awesome. What a great resource! Thanks for sharing it. Here's the link to the shared folder.

Thanks for this.

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