Sustainable Ceramic Glazing

image of three different test tiles in ocean blue, watercolor blue-grey, and celadon with blue-grey glazes.

Environmental Ethics 

As a ceramist, I am conscious of my environmental impact. Ceramic materials are a finite resource. That is why I decided to save my scrap glazes instead of disposing of them in harmful ways. It's not enough to just dip into the scrap bucket for a glaze - I need to create unique, beautiful glazes to demonstrate how viable sustainability in ceramic glazing can be.

Image of a flower-impressed clay tile with mottled light and dark blue glaze

Delightful Results

The past five years of learning how to create alluring glazes from the scrap bucket has been an incredible experience.

Image of a class and instructor looking at test tile results from sustainable glazes

Workshops and Consulting

I share my knowledge and process during the Sustainable Ceramic Glazing workshops. It is my mission to reduce the waste in ceramic glazing.

Close-up image of three overlapping glazes in gray, mottled blue-gray, and white crackle


"Mary Cay explained the technical information in easy-to-understand terms, and she answered all of our questions with patience. The hands-on experience helped me understand her concept of sustainability.  I am excited to try it on my scrap glaze bucket." Kim Hau, a workshop participant.

Are you ready to discover sustainability, and build a green studio tailored to your space, while lowering the cost of ceramic glazing? Contact me here for workshop information.

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