Back in 2002, Rob Kittredge asked PLA supplier NatureWorks (then called Cargill Dow) to "send us a couple of gaylords and let us test it." By the time F-K commercialized Greenware
in 2005, he was so enthusiastic that he told NatureWorks, "We want to be your first carload customer." Today, F-K does bring in PLA by railcar for transfer to a silo.
Design the flow of work around work stations--separate stations for hand-building, glazing, and temporary storage for unglazed and glazed greenware
and glazed bisque objects ready for loading in the kilns.
Handmade pottery often has little ridges where the coils are joined, while greenware
has a more "perfect" look and feel.
In attempting to describe these new greenwares
, writers turned to popular culture.
The recipes formulated were used for the coating of ceramic wares and subjected to test firing at temperatures ranging from 1167[degrees]C to 1186[degrees]C using one straight firing from greenware
to gloss temperatures.
The pieces would be in pairs, to provide ensurance if greenware
or kiln or transportation disasters occurred.
Students must furnish their own greenware
, paint and tools.
Even though underglaze should really be added to greenware
, I have found it best to bisque fire pieces before so that the students do not break their pieces while finishing them.
The glass can be added before the first firing, but I recommend that students wait until the bisqueware stage to glaze and add the glass, since clay at the greenware
stage can be quite fragile.
They also aid in promoting a dried glaze's adhesion on a clay surface, whether greenware
It was basically paint-your-own, using greenware
and underglazes, the same ones I use now.
Dixie Isom of Canby will speak about "living happily ever after." Brush Fire Ceramic Studio will have a display of finished and unfinished greenware
. Cost is $10.