Friday, 28 August 2009

Top Blog Spot

We are pleased to announce that Ceramic Review’s blog has been voted as one of the top ‘20 Cool Ceramic Art Blogs’ by the Clayhalo website. Check it out at and click on the Clayzilla blog

1 comment:

Gary said...

Congratulations are in order on your success. May I add a bit of information about ceramic glazing? While I am hear I would like to say that Ed is a master at glazing. He produces an elegant line of feline ceramics, from his studio. Detail attention and functionality go hand in hand. However, he is best known for his unique animals that he finishes with his crystalline glaze signature. More than fifteen years ago, he began experimenting with the technique and says he is still trying to perfect it today.
Ceramic glaze is an impermeable layer or coating of a vitreous substance that is fused by firing into a ceramic body. Glaze can be used to colour, decorate or resistant to water. Glazing makes earthenware vessels suitable for holding liquids, sealing the porosity of unglazed earthenware biscuits. It also makes the surface tougher. Glaze is also used on porcelain and stoneware. Glazes can form a variety of surface finishes in addition to their functionality, including degrees of glossy or matte finish and colour. Glazes can also improve the design or texture of the base, unmodified or inscribed, carved or painted.
Most pottery has been glazed in recent centuries, other than unglazed terracotta pieces, porcelain biscuits or other types. On the surface, tiles are almost always glazed, and modern architectural terracotta is often glazed. Glazed brick is common as well. Domestic sanitary goods are always glazed, as are many industrial ceramics, such as ceramic insulators for overhead power lines.