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Pottery Video of the Week: How to Make a Ceramic Tile Model with Relief Decoration for a Plaster Press Mold

Posted On February 18, 2011 16 Comments

In today’s video, an excerpt from Handmade Tiles, Frank Giorgini demonstrates how to make a ceramic tile model with relief patterning to use as a prototype for a plaster press mold.

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Handbuilding Video – Sound Advice: An Expert Udu Drum Maker Shares Tips for Making Coil Built Forms That Can Take A Beating

Posted On August 7, 2009 8 Comments

In today’s video, ceramic artist Frank Giorgini demonstrates traditional Nigerian handbuilding techniques for making Udu drums. These techniques can be applied to any coil-built form so even if you don’t plan on making a drum, you’ll come away with methods to make beautiful and structurally sound vessels!

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Tile Making Video: How to Make Relief Decoration on Tile Using Shellac Resist

Posted On April 24, 2009 3 Comments

In today’s video, tile maker Frank Giorgini demonstrates a great shellac-resist technique to create relief decoration.

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The Art of the Udu Drum

Posted On November 9, 2006 Comments Off
The udu drum is an all clay musical instrument based on the Nigerian side-hole pot drum. Its traditional form is that of a narrow necked, vase-like vessel, with a circular hole in the side in addition to the opening at the top.      Frank Giorgini first learned to make the udu drum from Abbas M…. Read More »