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Throwing, Handbuilding, Decorating, and More with Kari Radasch

On March 22, 2014 Read Comments (0)

Register before May 18, 2014 and save up to $25!

In this one-day workshop Kari Radasch will focus on making and decorating a variety of pottery forms using earthenware clay. She will incorporate a smorgasbord of making-techniques, including but not limited to: coiling, pinching, slab building, throwing, and slip casting. She will also spend time decorating pots with brightly colored terra sigillatas, underglaze, and sgraffito

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Flat to Functional: Handbuilding & Slip Decorating

On March 21, 2014 Read Comments (0)


DVD $49.95 – Download $39.95

In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, potter Lisa Naples shares her love of handbuilding with earthenware. Determined to change the myth that earthenware is punky and weak, Lisa explains how this beautiful forgiving clay body is every bit as strong as its higher-fired counterparts when it is fired beyond the traditional Cone 04. In addition to covering the mechanics of good slab rolling, Lisa guides you through her straightforward soft-slab building techniques. She demonstrates how to add interest to handbuilt forms by adding texture and cutting darts to create custom shapes. In the decorating portion of the video, Lisa gives a thorough explanation of her “dry” and “wet” slip brushing techniques, explaining how they can add both beautiful texture and color. In addition, she explains how to effectively use animal imagery to tell stories on functional objects.

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The Extruder Book: 2nd Edition

On March 16, 2014 Read Comments (0)


This extensive how-to book puts you in touch with all the creative potential of the extruder. With more than 50% new material, this book features new works by artists, up-to-date information on extruders, and great step-by-step demonstrations, making it a must for anyone with an extruder in their studio. If you have an extruder and aren’t sure what to do with it, Daryl’s comprehensive book updates his best-selling first edition. You’ll discover tips for setting up your studio, supplies you’ll need to make extruding easier, and accessories that will help you with more complicated extrusions.

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Low-firing and Burnishing

On March 12, 2014 Read Comments (0)

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Because low-firing is the most basic of all ceramic techniques, it really treats all your senses. Using just about the lowest possible technical setting, you submit your work to flames and smoke giving you a sense of what the ancients felt when they used fire to create their primitive works. Both ancient cultures and contemporary potters have used low-firing to great effect, adding slips and burnishing pieces to create finishes not possible with any other firing method. Whether using an old garbage can, a pit in the ground, or a bonfire, low-firing is accessible to anyone with an outdoor space. Low-firing and Burnishing  provides step-by-step practical information focusing on various approaches to low firing and methods for creating natural finishes.

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