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Ti Phillips


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Will answer any questions on hand building, wheel, glaze, firing. Speciality questions to include those in glaze calculation and development, firing techniques. Please do not send questions on identifying pottery. Although I would love to add this to my question topics, I have a retreat to run as well as the studio and volunteering on AllExperts, and therefore do not have the available time to research indentification and marks. Thank you for understanding.

Experience in the area

Experience includes 30 years in pottery design and education. Have taught online and studio classes worldwide for the last 20 years. Own a pottery retreat specializing in firing techniques. Have 12 years solid experience in glaze calculation and formulation as well as problem solving in glaze chemistry. I am the first potter in the United States to have developed a complete package of pottery equipment blueprints for a studio. The blueprints include wheels, kilns, studio furniture, wedgeboards, raku kilns, slab rollers, ball mills and studio tools.


Alliance of Pottery Artists Worldwide Association


Ceramic Industry - PPP Wyndstryder Press - Pottery Journal


University of Sciences and Art's of Oklahoma, studied under Professor Jaymes Dudding.

Awards and Honors

Potter of the year with APAWA, various awards for showmanship and design.

Past/Present Clients

Available upon request.

What do you like about this subject?

I love the feel of clay, especially natural clays. There is a great excitement of working with raw materials used to create glazes and finalizing the process with a good firing. I love working with novice and advanced potters, offering my skills and experience in pottery and glaze calculation.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I am currently working on developing blueprints for a car kiln and temperature controlled drying cabinets.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Did you know that the term pottery and the term ceramics have been used interchangably for many years, but that they are really two separate forms of art?

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Recent Answers from Ti Phillips

2016-07-07 Un-Glazed Pottery For Animals Safe?:

Dear Laura,    Thank you for your recent question. My apologies for the timeliness in the answer. Since your drinking fountain is for your cat, my suggestion is to wash the fountain to remove any chalky

2016-05-21 Sno Kiln Firing:

Dear Susan and Rich,    Thank you for your recent question. My apologies for the timeliness of the answer. My partner has been in the hospital since April and I have been at her side. Please forgive me

2016-05-11 Italian Pottery Identification:

Dear Audrey,    Thank you for your recent question. However, to answer your question, I need to see a closeup, clear photo of the bottom of the pitcher to completely identify the artist and time frame

2016-04-09 Duncan DE820-2 Kiln Manual Firing Instructions:

Dear Kimberly,    Thank you for your follow up response. There should be a clickable link after this message to rate the complete conversation, including all answers given to you concerning the kiln manual

2016-03-23 Pottery/Jorge Wilmot:

Dear Alicia,    Thank you for your follow up question. Pottery valuation depends of many different factors. Probably the most primary factor is the artist themselves and the time period in which the pottery


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