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Video of the Week: A Genius Handmade Tool for Making Lines on Pottery

Posted On December 12, 2014 53 Comments

One of my favorite handmade texture tools that Amy Sanders demonstrates on the DVD we filmed this past summer is what I like to call her “rolly line tools.” In today’s video, an excerpt from that technique-packed DVD, Amy demonstrates how to make and use these tools. So Simple, so smart.


Quilting with Clay: A Handbuilt Soft Slab Ceramic Wall Art Project

Posted On March 20, 2013 6 Comments

Ceramic artist Amy Sander’s work, which includes functional pottery as well as decorative wall pieces, has the appearance of soft quilted fabric although it is made of fired clay. Today, Amy shares her process for creating patchwork ceramic wall art.

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Creative Forming with Custom Texture

Posted On January 4, 2013 Comments Off on Creative Forming with Custom Texture

In this comprehensive 4-disc DVD collection, Amy Sanders reveals how she took a background in quilting and fabrics to create a unique way to work with clay. Through a series of easy-to-follow demonstrations, Amy shows you how to make the tools you need to create richly textured handbuilt and thrown pieces that will change the way you work in clay.

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Video of the Week : An Easy-to-Make Custom Stamp with Great Line Quality

Posted On November 9, 2012 3 Comments

Another cool way to make custom stamps is to attach coils to a lug of clay.   In today’s video, an excerpt from her DVD Creative Forming with Custom Texture (which is now available as a download), Amy Sanders demonstrates this technique. 


Pottery Video of the Week: Creating Layers of Surface Detail with Texture Stenciling

Posted On May 11, 2012 10 Comments

When most of us think of stenciling on pottery, we probably think of laying down a stencil and painting over it with an underglaze or a glaze. But since clay is malleable, we don’t have to stop there! In today’s video, an excerpt from her DVD Creative Forming with Custom Texture, Amy Sanders shares her technique of texture stenciling. What a fabulous idea!


Piece Work: Quilted Wall Tiles

Posted On March 3, 2009 Comments Off on Piece Work: Quilted Wall Tiles

Crossing over from quilting to ceramics provides great ideas.