Monday, September 26, 2011

Dragon Flameware made with Toki Flameclay

Leslie customer Ericka Wingerter just created a website about the Flameware dishes that she makes with Leslie's Toki Flameclay.  Her website has some beautiful pictures and expounds the advantages of Toki Flameclay.  Here is what she has to say about her cookware, which she call Dragon Flameware:  

  • Dragon Flameware can withstand 800 degree heat. 
  • Ceramic cookware enhances food flavor and keeps dishes hotter longer.   
  • Non-Scratch, Non-Toxic Ceramic Glaze Surface. 
  • Dragon Flameware is versatile. It works in pizza ovens, regular ovens, and dishwashers. On stovetops, BBQs, open flames, and on your table. 
  • Dragon Flameware is non-toxic – with no trace metals or chemicals leaching from the cooking surface. 
  • Dragon Flameware is beautiful and one of a kind! 
Read More about her pottery and see more photos at

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Happy Glaze on Sale Now

Happy Glaze on Sale!
Just in time for the new school year all pints will be on sale:
September 1st to the 17th
Leslie’s new Happy Glazes are:
  • Economical
  • Colorful
  • Glossy
  • Transparent
  • Made in Berkeley
      They also have a wide variety of applications and work great at Low Fire temperatures (cone 06-05-04) or at Mid Fire (cone 5-6). In addition they look fantastic when raku fired. Come by the store to check out the test tiles and pick up some Happy Glaze.

      This tile shows Leslie's Happy Glazes at cone 5:

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Creature / Portrait Head Workshop with Bob Carpenter

Creature / Portrait Head Workshop
Just in time for Halloween! In this workshop you will discover basic human facial anatomy and proportions and build a portrait or creature head. You will explore the hand building process including tools and techniques. Bob will demonstrate for you crucial armature techniques while you learn how to build life-sized ceramic sculptures and prevent them from exploding in the kiln. Be prepared for an afternoon of challenges and laughs. All skill levels are welcome!
10:30 am to 4 pm with a half hour break. Fee: $60
Bring photos or sketches for reference and any tools you might need. As always dress to mess.

K-12 Teachers: this class is designed for you and your students!

Bob Carpenter earned his Bachelors of Fine Art in Sculpture at The Academy of Art University in 2010. Since graduation he has been tutoring students in design, concept, building technique, finishing technique and photography. Bob has extensive knowledge of the ceramic process as well as mold making and techniques. You can find him and his works at