One of the things I really like about clay is how easily it meshes with printmaking, another art form I really dig. I remember making linocut prints back in grade school art class with Mrs. Duffy. It was one of my favorite projects and perhaps where my love of printmaking and texture first emerged.In today’s… Read More »
I first saw the work of Peter Pincus when I juried the Potters Council Members Exhibition in 2012. This large bowl with a brightly colored striped surface fit the exhibition’s theme “The Chromatic Edge” perfectly.When I saw the piece (see below) in person when setting up the show at NCECA, I was blown away. And… Read More »
This clip was excerpted from Wheel Throwing with Nan Rothwell, which part of our End-of-Summer Video Clearance in the CAD Shop! Wiggle wires are a super fun way to make texture on pottery. You can get wiggle wires from pottery suppliers or make your own by stretching out springs (get the springs at the hardware store or… Read More »
Good news cone 10 potters! We’ve gathered some of our favorite traditional cone 10 glaze recipes in a convenient recipe-card format, perfect for printing and taking to the glaze lab or pottery studio. Whether you are interested in trying out some of the beautiful cone 10 pottery glazes that have been used for generations, or if you want to try something new, you’ve found the perfect resource.
Potter Ann Ruel says that, although it was the mesmerizing spin of the potter’s wheel that originally drew her in to pottery, she soon felt she needed to break those circular boundaries. So she started altering her pieces into more complex forms.Today, we present a technique Ann uses for making interestingly shaped press molds out… Read More »
In today’s post, an excerpt from In the Potters Kitchen, Sumi von Dassow shows how to throw a French butter dish on the pottery wheel. If you are unfamiliar with French butter dishes, they are a great way to store real butter (as opposed to margerine) outside the fridge without it going bad. A great… Read More »
Chris Pickett’s puffy forms reference stuffed
animals and inflatable toys and the visible seams give the work a casual
and relaxed feel. Chris creates his inflated forms through
double walled construction using slump molds and paper patterns. In
today’s post, Chris takes us through this fun way of working.
If you are interested in taking your ceramic art from the tabletop to the wall, but aren’t quite sure how to do it, you’re probably not alone. There are many different ways to hang ceramic wall art and it can be overwhelming to figure out the best way, especially for those just starting out. Clay… Read More »
Clay is a wonderful material because it can be made to look like just about anything. From Sylvia Hyman’s cardboard boxes of mail to Brett Kern’s “inflatable” dinosaurs, the trompe l’oeil (French for “Fool the Eye”) tradition is strong in ceramic sculpture.Kathy Pallie chose to emulate the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe in a commission… Read More »
I have been sort of obsessed with plates lately – I haven’t been making any (too busy lately for the studio!) but I have been looking at the plates of other potters and thinking about the form a LOT. Something tells me, the first thing I do when I get back to the studio will… Read More »