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Lose Weight, Get Strong: Put Your Ceramic Work on the Paper Clay Diet

Posted On April 15, 2015 9 Comments

Paper clay improves joining capabilities and decreases warping and shrinkage, all the while reducing the heft of the work. This makes it ideal for building complex or delicate ceramic sculpture. Ceramic artist Lisa Merida-Paytes extols the virtues of paper clay in the upcoming issue of Pottery Making Illustrated and today we’re giving you a preview of that article.


Fish Tales: A Ceramic Artist Interprets Personal History Through Raku Sculpture

Posted On July 15, 2009 5 Comments

Ceramic sculptor Lisa Merida Paytes tells us about her work and takes us through the process of creating and raku firing one of her skeletal fish sculptures.

Fish Tales

Posted On June 19, 2009 0 Comments

A taxidermist’s daughter elevates the mounted fish to a new level. Cook up your own fish tale!