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New Video Release! This video offers a look into the world of wood-firing potters, who use ancient, labor-intensive techniques to achieve stunning surfaces on their pots. Join potter and Chair Elect of the Potters Council Advisory Board Kevin Crowe, apprentice Krista Loomans, and their crew as they complete a four day kiln firing of nearly 2000 clay pots.
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Members are encouraged to submit up to two entries for the yearly calendars. We compile between 4 to 6 calendars each year, and we are currently taking our call for entries for the 2015 calendars now until September 2, 2014. Be sure to check out the calendars from 2014, we are sure you will be impressed and inspired by them! Join Potters Council and enter your work next year!
In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Liz Zlot Summerfield demonstrates her techniques for making handbuilt functional pottery with soft slabs and energetic surfaces. Liz explains how to develop interesting forms and the how to effectively use various materials to develop a creative look and feel for the surface. You’ll enjoy the easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions geared to clay lovers at every skill level.
Potters Council is pleased to invite you to our 2014 Santa Ana conference hosted by Aardvark Clay and Supplies! Ben Carter, Adam Field, Kate Maury, and Lisa Naples will show hands-on demonstrations emphasizing the form and surface of their ceramic work. Leave this workshop with a deeper understanding of slip decorating, underglaze painting, carving, high and low-relief motifs, dry-brush slip application, and so much more.