Electric Kiln Workshop: August 2018

Pottery kilns never seem very scary, until you’re staring down the face of one in your home studio. Many “what if” and “how do I” coupled with “oh no!!” moments can happen with our first electric pottery kilns.

Stone Leaf is here for you! We’re back this June 24 with our half day Electric Kiln Workshop, a class to help all potters learn how to fire an electric pottery kiln. We’ll answer the basics and more detailed questions so you leave Stone Leaf more prepared.

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Layering with Amaco Potter’s Choice Glazes

If you’ve spent much time reading our blog or shopping in the store, you know everyone around here is a huge fan of the Amaco Cone 5/6 Potter’s Choice Glazes. Amaco has some fabulous resources for working with these mid fire glazes, and we want to share them with you. Continue reading

Basic Kiln Repairs

Buying your first kiln means considering the long term repairs needed for your kiln to run properly. Every kiln – regardless of brand – has a few consumable parts that need to be replaced regularly for your kiln to run in tip top shape. Shown below are a series of videos showing the basics: replacing a thermocouple, a relay, elements, and bricks.  Continue reading

May 2018 Product Specials

Whoa… it’s May. Can you even? I can’t decide if this year is speeding by or feels glacially slow. I suppose it depends on the day. I know all you potters out there have been eagerly anticipating the May newsletter to discover what goodies we have on sale for you. Continue reading

New Products: Amaco Potter’s Choice Colors

If you attended NCECA in Pittsburgh back in March, you may have stopped by the amacobrent booth. And while there, you may have gotten a sneak peak at the NEW Potter’s Choice glazes Amaco has in production to bring to us. Lemme just tell you (wink, wink) we are beyond excited!! Continue reading

April 2018 Product Specials

Happy Spring! Spring has sprung? Maybe!! As the weather warms, we know so many of you are taking your winter projects outside to fire, with raku and woodfire kilns heating up. Continue reading

New Product: Laguna Dry Lake Glazes

When Mom and I were at Laguna in January, we got a sneak peek at some of the new glazes Laguna was unveiling at NCECA this year. It’s been a bit of a dry spell at Laguna for new glazes so we were excited at the prospect of new glazes from them. And they are Cone 5 – our all time favorite temperature! Continue reading