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Clay drama got you throwing shade? We’ve ALL been there! Join the For Flux Sake gang for episode 67 as we commiserate over inconsistent clay bodies and the woes of surprise firing results. We’ll explore the limitations of trying to adjust an existing clay body and glaze to meet your needs and some of the many reasons why commercial clay bodies can vary from batch to batch. Plus, we’ll shed some light on the truth about manganese myths. Learn what is and what is not an actual hazard to your health. Don’t rage-quit that project yet, listen to the latest episode of For Flux Sake and regain your sanity in the studio!

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For Flux Sake is hosted by Matt and Rose Katz of the Ceramics Materials Workshop along with Kathy King of the Harvard Ceramics Program. Together they answer your burning questions about clay and glaze. In each episode they answer listener submitted questions in a comical, but also insightful way. This show will have you laughing and learning about glaze chemistry the chemistry behind ceramics in no time. New episodes typically drop every 2 weeks.

More information on Rose & Matt’s ceramic glaze and clay courses can be found at

For Flux Sake is produced by The Brickyard Network. More information can be found at

This week’s episode features the following topics:
Manganese, Toxicity, Absorption rate, commercial clay body, Clay absorption, reformulating clay, reformulating glaze, glaze fit

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