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How to Handbuild Using Molded Sections

Posted On December 16, 2013 2 Comments
Brenda Quinn loves exploring new forms by mixing and matching techniques. In today’s post, which is also included in our free download Five Great Handbuilding Techniques: Variations on Classic Techniques for Making Contemporary Handbuilt Pottery, Brenda explains how she used a mold originally intended for a platter to develop a lovely vase form. – Jennifer… Read More »

Creating Surface Designs with Glaze, Wax and Underglaze

Posted On March 11, 2013 1 Comment

I am always looking for new ways to add designs and imagery to my work and I am always amazed that I keep discovering new techniques. Case in point: the Brenda Quinn article in the latest issue of Pottery Making Illustrated. Brenda creates lovely surfaces by drawing a design on top of the glazed surface, then waxing over it, then carving the design through the wax and brushing a diluted underglaze into the carved areas. Pretty cool. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.