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Ceramic Projects: Forming Techniques

Posted On December 10, 2010 Comments Off

Beyond simple cylinder and slab construction, these projects
get into combinations of techniques-adding textures, cutting darts,
extruding forms, faceting, assembling multiple parts, and more.
Techniques that will make your work stand out. For the intermediate
potter looking for the next challenge and the advanced clay artist
seeking inspiration, these projects run the gamut of possibilities.

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Studio Ceramics: Advanced Techniques

Posted On December 9, 2010 Comments Off

This is a book about variety and about possibilities. It’s a compilation of techniques from a wide range of experienced clay artists who have figured out something unique in ceramics, perfected it, and documented it so others could take it to the next level. In this book you’ll find techniques for double-walled vessels, miniatures, templates, carving, sculpting, mixed media, throwing, handbuilding, surface decoration, photo transfers, and much more.

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Throwing and Handbuilding: Forming Techniques

Posted On December 5, 2010 Comments Off

Throwing and handbuilding are at the core of all studio ceramics techniques. Through imagination and experimentation, some of the most skilled artists and craftsmen can take these basic techniques and often produce extremely creative works of art. With practice and patience, the coil pot or tall narrow form can become works of art suitable for galleries and collectors.

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Surface Decoration: Finishing Techniques

Posted On December 5, 2010 Comments Off

Edited by Anderson Turner
When potters are ready to go beyond dipping, pouring and brushing the sam e palette of glazes onto their work, they’ll find the alternatives to surface decoration offered here to be an excellent jumping-off point. In this collection, thirty of the most innovative and talented contemporary ceramic artists share the techniques and processes that make their work unique and expressive.

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Electric Firing: Creative Techniques

Posted On December 1, 2010 Comments Off

 

In Electric Firing: Creative Techniques you’ll discover the contributions of studio artists who use electric kilns. They eagerly share the results of their experiments, their research and their artistic successes. Build on what they’ve learned through the up-to-date information on processes, glazes, tools, materials and techniques they provide.

Plug in That Kiln and Get Firing!

Posted On August 17, 2009 Comments Off
But if you need more inspiration before you get started, check out Electric Firing: Creative Techniques.   Electric kilns are wonderful things! They’re so readily available and simple to install that you can easily take advantage of the incredible potential this tool has to offer. Nearly every ceramic artist now uses one in some capacity… Read More »

Ready to explore and expand your raku firing techniques?

Posted On August 3, 2009 Comments Off

Raku Firing: Advanced Techniques is just the book to inspire you and help you discover new the materials,
processes and aesthetics of raku fired pottery!
Raku
is one of the most exciting and popular techniques in ceramics. From
the ball of clay to the final fired piece, you’re in control of every
creative aspect along the way, and the basic raku process is within the
reach of potters of any age or skill level. But when the technically
skilled and highly creative artists turn to raku, they explore and
experiment to take the medium to an inspiring level.

Don’t let the creative well run dry!

Posted On April 8, 2009 Comments Off
After you try our 7 Great Pottery Projects, check out Throwing and Handbuilding: Forming Techniques to keep those creative juices flowing! Throwing and handbuilding are at the core of all studio ceramics techniques. Through imagination and experimentation, some of the most skilled artists and craftsmen can take these basic techniques and often produce extremely creative… Read More »

Biomimicry: Using Slabs, Coils and Other Handbuilding Techniques to Create Lively Sculpture

Posted On March 2, 2009 0 Comments

Today, we’ll explain how ceramic artist Eva Kwong uses slabs, coils and other handbuilding techniques to make her biologically influenced ceramic sculptures.

Challenging Beauty: The Sculpture of Tom Bartel

Posted On February 18, 2009 0 Comments

The strength of Bartel’s work lies in its ability to straddle the line between humor, religious and historical imagery, and the familiar. His sculptures depict vulnerable human forms that are often changed by outside influences.