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Two Fun and Simple Ways to Alter the Rims of Wheel Thrown Plates

Posted On May 15, 2015 3 Comments

Altering forms is a great way to put your own personal touch on them. Jennifer Allen started her exploration of altering pots on plates and mug forms.

In today’s post, an excerpt from her new video Darted and Decorated: Techniques for Enhancing Form and Surface, Jen shares two altering techniques for wheel-thrown plates. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.


Three Beautiful Surface Decorations That Look Even Better Layered

Posted On January 16, 2015 2 Comments

I am in love with the surfaces Jen Allen’s pots (not to mention the forms!). While each of the techniques in today’s clip stands on its own beautifully, they are magnificent when combined.

In this clip, an excerpt from her new video Darted and Decorated, Jen shows how she creates a subtle brushstroke texture with an engobe, and then layers glaze-trailed patterns on top. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.


Darted & Decorated: Techniques for Enhancing Form and Surface

Posted On December 30, 2014 Comments Off on Darted & Decorated: Techniques for Enhancing Form and Surface

In this video, Jennifer Allen demonstrates her primary method of altering clay forms by demonstrating her single-pointed and double-pointed darting techniques on thrown pieces. For each project, she also shares her decorating techniques all the way through her glazing process.


Jennifer Allen Shares her Insights on Making a Living as A Potter

Posted On September 9, 2013 11 Comments

As part of our Working Potter series, successful potter Jennifer Allen shares her approach to the handmade pottery business.