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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.


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!


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.


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 »