Wow! The first time I saw photos of Jeffrey Nichols’ pottery (and pretty much every subsequent time), I couldn’t help but say wow. I’d suspect it is a fairly typical reaction to the vibrant (and vibrant is a bit of an understatement) surfaces of his vessels. Well, today, Jeffrey kindly shares his technique with us.
As clay artists and potters, we’re always striving to express ourselves in our own voice. It often takes us years to find that voice because it usually develops out of our experiences, our education, and our exposure to many different forming and decorating techniques. In addition, everything we read about ceramic art history and keeping up with current trends in the art world also helps to form what we do.
Finding Your Voice
Master craftsman Jeffrey
Nichols talks about Finding Your Voice by developing your techniques
and your ideas. over a period of time. He demonstrates his accumulated
skills by sharing his technique for making a faceted teapot and using
his unique decorating technique of layered underglazes. To view his
teapot spout technique, check out the video.
Today’s video features potter Jeffrey Nichols demonstrating a great technique for a handbuilt teapot spout. In addition to the technique, Jeffrey discusses and gives pointers on what makes a teapot spout function properly.