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Less is More: Using Simple Pottery Forms as a Canvas for Playful Underglaze and Majolica Decoration

Posted On April 14, 2014 7 Comments

In today’s post, an excerpt from the November/December 2011 Pottery Making Illustrated, Courtney Murphy explains how she combines underglaze decoration over a majolica glaze to create her delightfully simple illustrations. She also throws in a couple of recipes!

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Handbuilding Nesting Bowls with Hump and Slump Molds

Posted On December 5, 2012 3 Comments

Nesting bowls are a project I have been meaning to take on for a while. I’ve always wanted to make a set of bowls that fit nicely together like Matryoshka nesting dolls. So, I’ve been trying to figure out the best approach – handbuilt or wheel thrown. After seeing Courtney Murphy’s nifty method for making nesting bowls, which I am sharing in today’s post, I am leaning toward handbuilding. See what you think!