This clip was excerpted from Handbuilt Forms with Soft Slabs: Developing Ideas, Sketches,and Patterns into Functional Pottery, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! Create tactile decoration by combining slip trailing, terra sigillata, and underglazeMaking low-fire work in an electric kiln, Liz Zlot Summerfield carefully considers her surface decoration at every step along the way…. Read More »
Free PDF download!Buying or making the right pottery clay is one of the keys to success in your studio. There are many variables that determine the right clay body for your needs including color, temperature range, the type of pottery you make, and what kind of forming methods you use, just to name a few…. Read More »
Even if you love the sculpture or pottery clay you use, at one point or another, the need or desire to change your clay body can arise. You might want a clay body that shrinks less, or want to change from an iron rich clay body to a porcelain. Whatever the reason, whether you are… Read More »
This clip was excerpted from Pieces and Patterns: Complex Forms from Handbuilt and Wheel-Thrown Parts, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! In this video, an excerpt from the utterly inspiring DVD Pieces and Patterns: Complex Forms from Handbuilt and Wheel-Thrown Parts, Deborah Schwartzkopf, a master at designing beautiful non-round functional pottery, shows us how she makes… Read More »
I love pots with pattern and imagery and have done a lot with screen printing on clay and paper stencils in my work. Lately I have thought about experimenting with the variety of oxide pens, underglaze pens, and glaze pens that are on the market so I could draw some of my own designs on my work. In today’s blog post, I… Read More »
Ever since filming Andrew Gilliatt’s DVD Layers of Color many moons ago, I have coveted a die cutter. They make short work of making custom stencils in the clay studio, and if you make complicated stencils, they are really a must. Plus, there are other uses for them besides stencils.In today’s post, an excerpt from the Ceramics Monthly… Read More »
Fred Olsen is one of the leading pioneers in explaining everything about kilns to the studio potter and his book is one of the best selling references on the topic. This book covers it all from refractory materials and applications to design principles and construction techniques. No matter what type of kiln you plan to… Read More »
Ceramic Jewelry inspires anyone wishing to explore jewelry and
body adornment using clay with or without other materials. By developing
new skills with different materials it may be possible to further
develop your work and broaden its scope.
Over the last decade, the innovation and determination of ceramicists to push the boundaries of clay as well as people’s perceptions of the material has been both surprising and exciting. Wall Pieces offers inspiration for a material that’s extremely versatile, natural and beautiful. You’ll get an insight into how makers from all over the world are working with clay and the wall space in an exciting and dynamic manner. This book also provides some technical information and guidelines to help get you started in designing, creating and hanging your own wall piece.
This video was excerpted from Fundamentals of Mold Making and Slip Casting, with Guy Michael Davis, which is part of the Winter DVD Clearance in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop. My new year’s resolution is to make more molds. Molds are a simple way to create simple or complex forms and then reproduce them with little effort. When… Read More »