Tom Turner’s Non-Running Zinc/Titanium glaze.

April 21, 2021

I see and feel that my making days are over and have decided to publish my non-running crystalline glaze. Realize that I had my chemicals, my porcelain, my kiln, and my firing schedule. My glaze was formulated with Kona A-3 feldspar, long not available, and a recent test with Custer ran some. If you choose […]

Ornate English keg.

June 23, 2019
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March 9, 2019
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BIG BERTHA Burners This is a “Big Bertha” 500,000 BTU propane burner. It is in my opinion the best gas burner in the world. It requires no electricity and there are no air adjustments, all reduction is done with the damper. Refer to “Theoretical Reduction Firing” elsewhere on this site. Don Reitz used them years […]

Tom Turner’s Waterfall Glaze Spray Booth.

March 7, 2019
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(click on image to enlarge and use back button to return)                                                                     Continued from left column Spray Booth This waterfall spray booth was designed and engineered by Tom Turner and you are welcome to copy it. I have designed other spray booths, but never with a waterfall before. It’s really wonderful and I want to pass […]

Tom Turner Wheel Box.

March 7, 2019
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Turner Wheel Box The Turner Wheel box was conceived, designed and made by Tom Turner, you are welcome to copy it. It is pictured on Shimpo VL Whispers, I use one for throwing and one for trimming. Initially the need was to contain porcelain trimmings to keep them off the floor. This box also holds […]

From 2005

March 7, 2019
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To Be More Clear 12/26/05  To Be More Clear  I have said things and written articles that I believe have been misunderstood. I want to reiterate my thoughts in hopefully a clearer venue. The first point is to realize that I am from the Academic University School of Ceramic Art. Studying in the 60’s in […]

Pittsburg Tribune Show Review

March 6, 2019
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ARTICLES By Kurt Shaw TRIBUNE-REVIEW ART CRITIC Sunday, December 19, 2004Tom Turner is a potter’s potter. He even has a type of clay named after him, “Tom Turner Porcelain,” which he invented and is currently being manufactured by Standard Ceramic Supply Co. of Carnegie. However, it’s not his clay that has brought this Ohio potter […]

What Is The American Ceramic Tradition?

March 5, 2019
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What is the American Ceramic Tradition? Last year my wife and I made our first trip to Japan after 40 years of dreaming of such a trip. In Japan tradition rules, and here in the United States we wonder what it is. It seems they are locked into tradition and we are locked out. Back […]

Ceramic Industry Magazine Article

March 5, 2019
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March 2002 Ceramic Industry Magazine PPP: Walking the Balance Beam By Christine L. Grahl, [email protected] For many of today’s potters, the pottery business is a constant struggle between making artwork and making a living—but the rewards often outweigh the challenges. Tom Turner puts finishing touches on a pot. Unless you’re a hobbyist with a full-time job in […]

Video Review

March 5, 2019
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