Where can I find information on Los Angeles Potteries?
I recently bought a set of brown spongeware dishes. The mark on the bottom of one of the dishes says Los Angeles Potteries 1971 ovenware. I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find some information/history on the company or the dishes. Thanks guys.
Question answered by Baconator
"Located in Lynwood, California Los Angeles Potteries produced artware and pottery from the 1940's - 1960's. "
I copied this quote from the link below.
The second link is an Amazon.com link to books with references to Los Angeles Potteries. If you have the right browser and add-ons, you can look at excerpts of the books - or you can think about buying one of the books if it looks of interest to you.
The third link is a link to the book Collector's Encyclopedia of California Pottery
How common is it for pottery to do courses ?
I am doing a research and i want to know if it`s common for the potteries to make courses of how to do some. In my country they don`t, that`s why i ask for the UK , but i guess US will be the same.
Question answered by Mike1942f
Potteries producing for the public almost never do courses because of the kind of pottery they do and the mass production.
On the other hand, there are hundreds of places in the USA that do courses in pottery for people to learn because it is a popular topic - most of these are craft guilds and continuing education programs connected with junior/community colleges or civil organizations. There are also ceramics companies that produce slip cast and bisque fired figures/scenes and offer classes how to glaze/paint these pieces and provide firing services.
How much should I sell an antique Timaru Potteries bottle for?
The bottle is all one colour, light tan. The size is 32mm0 high x 160mm wide. It has a small Timaru Potteries printed logo on it.
Question answered by dandantheshinnyman
For as much as you can sucker some one in for it.
Can I put a pottery piece sprayed with krylon acrylic spray in the oven?
I am painting a piece of pottery with enamel paint. If I finish it with krylon spray(or any other type of shiny coat spray) is it safe to do this in my home oven? If not, what type of glaze can I use in my home. Thanks!
Question answered by EJFX
No ... kitchen ovens only go up to 500-600 degrees
Pottery kilns reach 2500 plus degrees
Temps that hot need ventilation to the outside.
Also the krylon spray would start releasing toxins and could ignite
The shiny glaze on pottery is usuall made with silica, and metal oxides such as potasium and sodium and calcium.
The glaze is premade and can be bought at art store or online.
What is the difference between regular pottery and moche pottery?
Are there many types of pottery? If so, what is this "moche pottery"? Does it come from the moche culture? How is their pottery any different than the type of pottery I make at school? When I saw pictures of moche pottery, then looked brownish. Is the clay different or something? So, that means there's different kinds of clays for pottery? Enlighten me, people. Tell me everything about this "moche pottery".
Question answered by tigrillen
that it is made by the moche civilization,s o by certain people. Since the moche civilization has been extinct for more than 1000 years, it also mean that moche pottery is historic. So nobody living today can make real authentic moche pottery.
Why is pottery a milestone in human civilization?
In archeology some cultures are dubbed pre-pottery, but I can't see what is so important about pottery. Metals are important because they change warfare and building, but pottery doesn't change the people's way of life that much. They can now boil water, but that's about it.
Question answered by gee bee
Clearly, Alexander, you've never been camping..!****
Pottery is 'food management' at it's most basic level. Once upon a time, you did your best and fashioned some kind of container to hold and cook foods, say reeds woven and encased with mud. That quickly becomes very old and fairly useless.
So one day, Fred Flintstone 's wife, Wilma, places the mud-reed container too close to the fire and it bakes hard and solid. Now cavemen weren't dumb, They observed and they often learned.
So next time , Fred fashions a container, builds a fire carefully around it and sees that he half succeeded.The glowing fire fires the reed-pot to hardness. However, the reeds all charred up, leaving strips of openings. So then he gets rid of the reeds and fires up the clay only. Bingo.! A pot to use over again. And heat up without fear of it cracking.
When one breaks, it leaves a plate-like remnant. Wilma spots that immediately, and uses that hand out the mammoth steaks. Family plate collections was born.
Wine and beer appear very early in modern civilisation. Think what that would have been like without clay urns to store it in. Then olive oil, a basic staple. Next, huge storage urns of wheat and grains. That meant seasons where once you starved and now you stored.
Pretty soon you've got professional potters doing a very good trade, thank you very much, for which household don't need plates, cups, bowls and cook-pots..? Not to say anything about the pricey items like wine and olive oil urns, storing those items from one season to the next, while the spears lay dormant in the thick snow.
First came the spear and the meat it produced. Next came the pots to cook it and store it.
Pottery was a huge advance for humans. No less than the spear.
**** In The Scouts they made us do a weekend camp and forbade us from bringing pots or saucepans. We had to improvise and show we could survive and eat well, using natural products from the woods and fields.
What is the difference between a glass kiln and pottery kiln?
Can you use a pottery kiln for glass work? Fusing, slumping and painting?
Question answered by plainrsc
A huge difference is a pottery kiln generally lets the temperature drop once the temperature is reached Pottery kilns also can get hotter than glass kilns.
A glass kiln controls the rate of cooling to anneal the glass. Annealing reduces the internal stress that can cause glass to break.
Edit: I have more access to ceramic kilns. I am talking to a friend that has a glass-kiln about doing some pieces because Of the annealing step
How do I go about studying pottery?
I want to start pottery hobby but want to be good at it.
Are there any schools I can go to learn the science and art of pottery?
I'm 52 years old medical professional right now.
I need answers
Question answered by RoaringMice
Most art schools/art programs offer ceramics classes, which are "pottery". You can take these classes via continuing education, or you can even do a degree, if you'd like. You can also take ceramics/pottery classes if there are any local "do it yourself" pottery shops near you.
How much time does a pottery course take? And a tattoo-making course?
I know they're two completely different things, but I'd like to do both, so I was wondering how long each would take. I guess pottery would take a really short time compared to tattoo-making. How much time would both take?
Question answered by Quinn
There is no such thing as a credible tattoo making course.
I'm not sure if you mean how to make tattoo art, or if you mean how to use a tattoo machine to produce an actual tattoo, but either way there is no such thing.
You can take art classes until you have the skill to design tattoos good enough to sell to studios, or you can get a tattoo artist apprenticeship in a studio, which is full time and takes at least a year to be proficient.
Pottery is a hobby that can turn into a career, and i have friends that have learned pottery quickly, in a few hours.
Tattooing requires the highest level of artistic skill and long term training, so pottery is faster by a long shot.
Is there a web site that shows pictures of layouts of pottery studios?
I am in the process of building a pottery studio and would like as much information as possible before all of my electrical, lighting, shelving, etc. are completed. I designed my studio floor plan, but on 2nd thought, would like suggestions from others who already have a studio and could advise me on things I might not have already considered which would be helpful.
Question answered by Romeo