If your studio is crowded and shelf space is at a premium, you know what a hassle it is to use all those 12-inch bats for your small thrown pieces. In today’s video feature, Deborah Schwartzkopf demonstrates how she figured out a solution by creating a bat system that utilizes small square bats. Maybe it’s a system that will work for you. Take a look. Catch all the action on Deb’s DVD Pieces and Patterns.
NEW RELEASE – COMPILATION DVD!
If you’re looking for ways to make your pots stand out from the crowd, take a look at what the experts do. In this new compilation video from Ceramic Arts Daily Presents, four talented artists take it up a notch by demonstrating how to make signature vessels using advanced spout and handle forming techniques. Recorded in an easy-to-follow step-by-step format, featured artists Marty Fielding, Suze Lindsay, Mike Jabbur and Lorna Meaden lead you through their techniques for creating a truly unique projects — pitcher, ewer, teapot and watering can.
Today, in a special bonus Monday video, we are sharing one of the honorable mentions from our Studio Tour Video Contest. In this video, Ceramic Arts Daily reader Lisa Bone gives a tour of her studio and shares some of the tools she uses to make her studio more efficient and ergonomic. Happy Monday!
For the upcoming year, we decided to
spice things up a bit in the editor’s picks by inviting some guest
editors to share their picks. For the January 2011 edition, we hear from
a couple of members of the Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making
Illustrated editorial staff: Holly Goring and Jessica Knapp (plus yours truly).
In today’s video, Rene Murray, a presenter at the upcoming Potters Council Conference Surface + Form, demonstrates her twist on inlaying contrasting clay bodies into one another for graphical surface decoration. One of the things I really liked in Rene’s video was the idea of laying down an picture plain of color before laying down imagery. I just really loved the irregular edges of the plain of color and how it set off the picture. I also loved her spontaneity – something I struggle with in the studio. Hope you like it too! – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.
There are probably as many kinds of clay as there are riverbanks, creekbeds, roadcuts, abandoned coal mines and backyard gullies, but most of the clays that many of us use on a regular basis are commercially mined.
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