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 my research pages.

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 Please note, if you want to reach me, the physical address that I list on the archived pages is out of date.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actually an interest, but is certainly a burden: Attention Deficit [Hyperactivity] Disorder (This one is now seriously out of date, and I hope I will be able to find some time to work on it.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 or three journals, for different purposes; the one that is most active, at least as of early 2013, is either my DreamWidth journal. or my LiveJournal, (Note, added mid-2017: They carried identical content until something very strange happened to LiveJournal. I leave the link here in case I ever go back to posting there.)

The one that concerns itself mostly with the details and results of my work is a haphazard and occasional journal here, called Broadside. I haven’t posted to it lately [I am writing this during early February of 2013], but that’s because for the past 13 years I was far too busy with the Joss Research Institute. I hope to resume posting to it fairly soon.


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: a@b.tla, where "a" is replaced by my first name [see above; only 3 letters], "b" is replaced by a combination of my first name and my last name [a total of 9 letters], and "tla" is replaced by the typical abbreviation for an organization that is not commercial. (Thanks to Shannon K. E. Smith for this anti-’bot method.)

My phone number is +1 240 604 4495.

Last modified: Tue Jul 11 21:34:48 EDT 2017