Artsy: A Walk through One of Brooklyn’s Most High-Tech Ceramic Studios

If you’ve ever taken a ceramics class, you know that there’s ample opportunity for failure: Clay can dry too quickly and crumble; a piece may shrink in the kiln and emerge with cracks; the firing can go awry, causing glazes to turn murky colors. The slightest human error or unforeseen environmental changes can lead to undesired results, or ruin beyond repair—even for the most accomplished artists. So when I heard that Brooklyn artist John Mosler estimates that his success rate hovers around a lofty 95%, I wanted to see for myself.