Jeff Zamek holds a business degree and BFA and MFA degrees in ceramics from Alfred University? College of Ceramics in New York. While there he developed the soda firing system used at Alfred, and went on to teach at Simon? Rock College and Keane College. During this time he earned his living as a professional potter. In 1980 Zamek founded Ceramics Consulting Services, a consulting firm developing clay body and glaze formulas for ceramics supply companies. He is a regular contributor to several ceramics magazines and technical journals. His other books include?What Every Potter Should Know, Safety in the Ceramics Studio, and?The Potter? Studio Clay & Glaze Handbook.

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