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  • Kevin Baldwin Pottery and Ceramics Gloucester
    would like to be kept informed of site updates contact me Where I sell my work I attend craft fairs and take commissions The prices of my pieces vary from 5 60 postage depending on size and complexity For Raku Demonstrations in Schools Collages Raku Parties or One to One tuition in my Gloucester studio don t hesitate to Contact Me Due to the nature of hand made studio ceramics

    Original URL path: http://www.kevinbaldwinpottery.co.uk/ (2016-04-28)
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  • About
    not spend as much time as I would like in my Studio The Story Behind My Site Many people have asked to see pictures of the work I produce and are amazed at what I have managed to build up in my back garden I do not live in the countryside with acres of land to my name I live in a suburb of Gloucester Click here to get directions to my studio So it s sensible that anyone can now see my pottery on this wonder of modern science the internet Below is a picture of Dursley Market place A bit of local history the name Dursley comes from the old English Deer s Lay Apparently Deer used come down from the surrounding woodland to drink from the river that runs through the town I stand to be corrected on this In Roman times Gloucester was a fortified port on the River Severn called Glevum The Romans established an army camp in Gloucester to protect the river crossing to Wales The importance of Gloucester was revived when an abbey was founded here in 681 When the monastery was closed by Henry VIII the abbey church became the cathedral of

    Original URL path: http://www.kevinbaldwinpottery.co.uk/About.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Studio
    Studio A few pictures of my studio Its a purpose built 18 Foot shed with suitable electrics to fire my 6kW kiln The waste water is passed through a sediment trap before being disposed of Studio Total images 9 Last

    Original URL path: http://www.kevinbaldwinpottery.co.uk/Studio/Studio%20Gallery.html (2016-04-28)
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  • Raku
    during the past decade The violent and rapid changes in heat that the ware must be subjected to requires a special open bodied clay which contains a high percentage of grog The pots are decorated in much the same way as any other form of pottery during the appropriate stages of drying and firing but are biscuit fired at approximately 900 C to ensure they are very porous After the pots have been decorated the kiln temperature is raised to approximately 1000 C and the glazed pots are placed somewhere warm to remove water from the glaze The dried pots are then placed into the glowing kiln chamber with tongs and left until the appearance of the glaze surface is wet indicating that the glaze has melted Once the glaze has melted the pots are removed while still red hot and covered in a combustible material such as sawdust so that reduction of the glaze can take place Crackle glazes are a feature of the Raku process and if this effect is required the pots are exposed to cold air for a few moments before being covered as this will encourage crackling The rapid heating and cooling exerts enormous thermal

    Original URL path: http://www.kevinbaldwinpottery.co.uk/Raku/Raku%20Gallery/Raku%20Gallery.html (2016-04-28)
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  • Earthenware Gallery
    Gallery I fire to 1140 C in an electric kiln The body I use is a good quality white earthenware clay All of the glazes I use are leadless and are dishwasher microwave proof Earthenware Gallery Total images 4 Last

    Original URL path: http://www.kevinbaldwinpottery.co.uk/Earthenware/album/Earthenware%20Gallery.html (2016-04-28)
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  • Stoneware Gallery
    1265 C in an electric kiln I usually soak the ware for 20 minutes then allow to cool The body I use is a good quality white stoneware clay All of the glazes I use are leadless and are dishwasher

    Original URL path: http://www.kevinbaldwinpottery.co.uk/Stoneware/Stoneware%20Gallery/Stoneware%20Gallery.html (2016-04-28)
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  • Making a Bowl
    may seem at first that the potter s wheel was clearly an invention of the devil But once you know how to throw you have wings Click here to watch the video of making a bowl Making a Bowl Gallery

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  • Glazes
    on their own or combinations of double dipping over spraying The glazes are fired to 1265 C with a 20 minute soak oxidising Blue Potash Feldspar 47 Quartz 28 Dolomite 10 Calcium Carbonate 8 Kaolin 7 Rutile 3 Cobalt Oxide 1 Red Potash Feldspar 44 Quartz 14 Bone Ash 14 Talc 10 AK Ball Clay 8 HV Ball Clay 5 Lithium Carbonate 3 Red Iron Oxide 11 Bentonite 2 Green

    Original URL path: http://www.kevinbaldwinpottery.co.uk/glazes.htm (2016-04-28)
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