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Using Texture, Terra Sigillata, and Nonclay Materials to Create an Aged Appearance

Posted On February 3, 2014 1 Comment
Jeremy Randall uses texture and asymetry to reference the aging industrial structures and ephemera he remembers from his childhood. He also introduces nonclay materials like nichrome wire and steel tacks to further the aesthetic. He finishes the pieces with colorful terra sigillatas and black copper wash to enhance the aged appearance. In today’s post, an… Read More »

Pottery Video of the Week: How to Make a Textured Soft Slab Wall Plate

Posted On March 29, 2013 4 Comments

In today’s video, a (much condensed) excerpt from his DVD Slabs, Templates, Textures and Terra Sigillata, potter Jeremy Randall demonstrates his signature texture making method, and makes a soft-slab textured wall plate with an extruded rim and foot. Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend!


Pottery Video of the Week: How to Mix, Decant, and Troubleshoot Terra Sigillata

Posted On May 25, 2012 11 Comments

In today’s post, an excerpt from his DVD Slabs, Templates, Texture, and Terra Sigillata, Jeremy demonstrates the mixing and decanting process for terra sigillata and shares the terra sig recipe he uses. Plus, he demonstrates how to test sig for specific gravity to make sure you get it just right. 


Slabs, Templates, Texture, & Terra Sigillata

Posted On April 11, 2012 Comments Off on Slabs, Templates, Texture, & Terra Sigillata

In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, Jeremy Randall presents the handbuilding and decorating processes he uses to create his vibrant architecturally-inspired vessels. Jeremy uses textures and asymmetry to reference aging industrial and agricultural structures. He explains his tar paper template system-including a bonus feature on using tar paper templates to sketch in three dimensions-which allows a bit of control in form, but also leaves room for alteration.