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Making porcelain slip from Laguna 550 is easy and fun.  Use a blender and 80 mesh sieve to mix the either dry clay and water or wet clay directly from a pug of clay.  This video demonstrates using metal oxides, Mason stains and Concepts.  Mix to the consistency of heavy cream, thin if necessary, and enjoy various types of slip decoration.


The Air Pen can be purchased at Northeast Ceramic Supply, Inc. for $198. It’s an amazing tool!



Tammy testing the Air Pen
Tammy testing the Air Pen
Polly filling an Air Pen tube
Polly filling an Air Pen tube

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Dennis and BrunoWE’RE ALMOST THERE!! YOU ARE AMAZING!! Thank you so much for your generosity and support in making Bruno, our Wood Fired Kiln, a reality.  As you can see from the photo, work has commenced and Bruno’s pad and shed are in place. Barbara Reeley and Dennis Smith are continuing the Kiln Starter through September in hopes of getting closer to the $20,000 goal. Please check out the donation chart below to see the benefits of each donation level.

Our hope is to raise the last $4600 towards building “Bruno” which will cost about $20,000.

The project involves a 20′ x 20′ concrete pad, kiln shed, and a cone 10 Bourry Box Wood Kiln.

The kiln is being named “Bruno” after Bruno LaVerdiere who donated the hard and soft brick, metal frame and car & track from his sculpture kiln.  (About Bruno Laverdiere)

Donations are in increments of $100.  Below is a list of “gifts” for your donation.

Donate                     Gift

$100      Bruno Donor Tile & $100 in firing

$200      Tile, 50 lb. clay & $200 firing

$300      Tile, 50 lb. clay, Wood Fired Reeley Vase & $300 firing

$400      Tile, 100 lb. clay, Wood Fired Reeley Vase & $400 firing

$500      Tile, 100 lb. clay with glazing, Wood Fired Reeley Vase & $500 firing

$1,000   All the above plus a one year MCW Membership

All donations can be called into or made in person at Northeast Ceramic Supply, 10 Monroe Street, Troy, NY (518) 274-2722.

There will be a “Bruno Gala” for all donors before the first wood firing.

Gift Descriptions:

The Donor “Bruno” Tile will be a handbuilt tile created by Barbara Reeley  with a carved abstract drawing of the wood kiln “Bruno” and the name of the person(s) donating.

The Vase will be a wheelthrown vase by Barbara Reeley which will be bisque fired and then fired in our inaugural Bruno firing.

Additional SURPRISE BONUSES  will be given when the following goals are reached:

$10,000 – reached!!

$15,000 – reached!!


If you have any questions please call (518-669-5296) or email ( Barbara Reeley.