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Member Calendars

On August 19, 2014 Read Comments (2)

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!

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Raku Firing – Expanding the Potential of the Raku Kiln

On August 12, 2014 Read Comments (0)

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Marcia Selsor draws from her extensive experience with raku firing to show a variety of techniques that can easily be done in any raku kiln. She starts out with the basics of raku, covering equipment, safety, and suitable clays and glazes for the process. From there, she moves on to preparing pots for firing with a variety of decorative techniques. Finally, it’s time to play with fire! Marcia demonstrates four exciting post-firing techniques for the raku kiln: basic raku, horsehair and feather raku, saggar firing, and obvara. If you’ve been wanting to experiment with raku and other post-firing techniques, this video will get you off to a great start!

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Narrative Animal Sculpture with Lisa Naples

On August 11, 2014 Read Comments (0)

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, Lisa Naples shares her insights and techniques on sculpting animals in clay to tell stories. She begins with a mixed media project, explaining not only the ins and outs of sculpting convincing mammal forms in clay, but also the technical issues of building clay pieces to successfully mesh with non clay materials. She also explores the process of pairing animal parts with pottery forms, creating a sculptural bird vase. In addition, Lisa shows how to make the figures come alive through her fabulous brush work and dry-brush slip application.

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Out of the Fire – Featuring Kevin Crowe

On July 1, 2014 Read Comments (0)
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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