Crystalline Glaze

Phil Hamling

376 County Route 1

Warwick, NY, USA 10990

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Zinc Silicate Crystalline Glaze Pottery

A chronicle of my recent progress and a way for me to keep it straight in my head!

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Electric Reduction Symposium

Molybdenum Crystalline Glaze

Crystalline Glaze Info
Friends' Work

2-15-15 2-27-15    
Psycho work by Greg and Pam Beckman I can't wait to see the lid reduced.
Tile glaze loading Cones 11 (l) and 10 (r) after 2 (front) and 1 firings (rear).  This was refired after I forgot to enable the 16 segment program. I expected more, smaller crystals but not the wide blue band.   
2-14-15 2-15-15    
  F413 base with 4% copper carbonate, 2 1/4% red copper oxide, 3/4% cobalt carbonate and 2% manganese dioxide.   Left to right: .37, .46 and .56 g/ dry glaze loadings. 
  I need a bigger gun!   Cones 10 (l) and 11 (r) after 1 firing. 
1700C alumina fiber insulation cylinder before drying.       
2-9-15     2-11-15
    Marie Wright   
Bill's magic kiln   Everybody like magic.
1-6-15   2-7-15  
I soaked this piece for ~ 5 hours.

Evan wrote"Hey Phil, I thought I'd share this blog I've been putting together, which is very inspired by yours. Happy New Year! -Evan Cornish-Keefe" He's got some great stuff on his blog.

1-1-15 1-3-15    
  At .45 g / sq. in. loading not much glaze runs off these pieces.    
12-28-14     12-29-14
Avi Harriman      
  Bill Campbell Duly Mitchell Dr. Arnie Benton
Cones 9, 10 & 11 Jon Price Bill Campbell  
12-12-14  Bill Campbell      
First snow of the season Dr. Arnie Bill Powell
11-21-14 11-25-14  John Tilton    
A pair of 3100F furnace linings.      
11-13-14 11-15-14  Jose Mariscal 11-20-14
Ramsey lost her ladyhood and had to wear this cone for a week. She was not a happy camper.     The town building department made me put a barrier in front of these oil tanks.

10-30-13  Gene Gandee   11-6-14  Arnie Benton  
10-14-04   10-24-14 11-6-14  Bill Campbell's plane
This black bear played through but didn't bother to rake the bunker.    
It took me a year top put up these photos Avi compiled of the work Kris Friedrich and Tom Wallick made for the President's Cup.  
10-7-14   10-13-14  
9-29-14  Glenn Woods      
6-7-14  Bill Schran   6-9-14  Bill Schran 6-25-14  Bill Schran
It was a picture perfect day on the water. 12 of us were on a ship that carried 70 and the other party of 58 cancelled. We pulled out of the dock in Jersey City and sailed around the tip of Manhattan, past the Statue of Liberty and up the East River.  

6-24-14  Robert Coyle  




David and I bought this house at 126 N. Main Street which was next to our main plant a few months ago. The interior was gone as it has not had a roof for the last decade or so. It took us weeks to clean it out. It took less than 2 hours to come down.


3-31-14 4-7-14 4-15-14
By  Lasse Oestmann c/o Joerg Baumoeller   Avi & Molly

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Recently I had the good fortune of importing many very interesting crystalline glazed pieces from Beijing, China.

The source of all my good fortune---my day (and night, 24 - 7) job. ZIRCAR Ceramics, Inc.
One of my other passions - landscaping, gardening, greens keeping, etc..