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Welcome to Jon Singer’s Homepage

and the CatGoat Zone

...Now with Special “Guineafowl” Additive.

(Photo taken a few years ago at Goose at the Gate Pottery, during a Hank Murrow workshop I attended there.)


Most of the pages here are primarily historical, in the sense that I haven’t had time to update them in a while. I’m working on that, but it’s a slow process. If you want to see recent projects, most of them are on the Patreon that Jo Walton was kind enough to start for me, and a few are on my research pages here.

The Joss Research Institute is, alas, defunct, but I maintain an archive. Please note: if you want to reach me, the physical address that I list on the archived pages is out of date. The email address, however, should work for the foreseeable future. If it fails, you can try the one I list (in mildly encrypted form) below.

Some Personal Interests:

I have too many to cover properly; here are pages about some of them:

...And, of course, reading; but that goes without saying.

I also have an area that is not actually an interest, but is certainly a burden: Attention Deficit [Hyperactivity] Disorder (This one is now seriously out of date, and I hope I will be able to find some time to work on it. Eventually. When I remember.)

Journals and Reports:

I maintain two other journals, for different purposes; the one that was most active as of early 2013 is my DreamWidth journal.

[Note: I also have a LiveJournal. They carried identical content until something very strange happened to LiveJournal, and I decided to let it go fallow. I leave the link here in case I ever go back to posting to it.]

The journal here that concerns itself mostly with the details and results of my work is a haphazard and occasional thing called Broadside. I haven’t posted to it lately [I wrote that during 2013; I am revising this again during August of 2018], partly because for 13 years I was far too busy with the equivalent at the Joss Research Institute. That and Broadside have both been largely supplanted by the Patreon I mention above.


I had an article in the December, 2004 issue of Studio Potter, about copying one of the Song dynasty Chinese glazes, and another in the May-June, 2005 issue of Clay Times, about fluorescent glazes. I had another article in Studio Potter, about the burner I built for my gas test kiln (you can find information about it in the Joss Research archives), and yet another about one of my Rutile Blue glazes. More recently, I had an article about the colloidal copper and gold pigments in the high fire, which appeared in Issue 35 of Ceramics Technical Magazine.

Contact Information:

Email: my first name as it appears in the URL for this page [only 3 letters], followed by the usual commercial symbol that most of us have forgotten is commercial, followed by the domain in the URL. My apologies if that’s a little difficult to unscramble; I am tired of junk email, so I make at least a feeble attempt to outwit some of the bots.

My phone number is +1 240 604 4495.

Last modified: Fri Jan 11 19:50:24 EST 2019