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What is crystalline glaze pottery?

Crystalline is a special effects glaze made primarily of particles of zinc oxide and silica. These two ingredients, along with others, are mixed with water and applied to the piece in a thick paste. Because the crystalline glaze is extremely runny at peak temperatures, a clay pedestal and glaze catch dish is made for each [...]

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What's the difference between pottery and ceramics?

This is a question that has plagued me often, maybe it has you too?  One simple definition is that pottery or earthenware is generally fired at lower temperatures, while ceramics are fired hotter, but stoneware is somewhere in between!  Here are more technical definitions.From About.com:What are pottery and ceramics? Is there a difference? Is everything [...]

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Who is Gifted Pottery (Giftedpottery.com)?

Our Story:Gifted Pottery┬« was born from our love of handmade pottery, travel and photography. We began collecting US hand made pottery over 20 years ago and our love affair with this genuinely American Art form continues. We have always loved travel, photography and collecting beautiful things, handcrafted pottery high on that list. We also noticed that [...]

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Welcome to Giftedpottery.com

If you haven't visited our site before welcome.  Here you will find the finest handmade pottery, ceramics and jewelry, all handmade by US artisans.  We believe in supporting our own US craftsman, the finest in the world.  This is just a short post, just to let you know our site and our blog is up and [...]

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