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The Lisa Naples Collection

Posted On August 12, 2014 Comments Off on The Lisa Naples Collection
  Purchase The Lisa Naples DVD Collection – $99 FREE SHIPPING when you order the DVDs online! (Applies to US Orders Only)   Purchase The Lisa Naples Video Download Collection- $89   |     The Best of Both Worlds!   Whether you are a potter interested in expanding your repertoire to include sculpture, or… Read More »
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Narrative Animal Sculpture with Lisa Naples

Posted On August 11, 2014 Comments Off on Narrative Animal Sculpture with Lisa Naples

 

In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, Lisa Naples shares her insights and techniques on sculpting animals in clay to tell stories. She begins with a mixed media project, explaining not only the ins and outs of sculpting convincing mammal forms in clay, but also the technical issues of building clay pieces to successfully mesh with non clay materials. She also explores the process of pairing animal parts with pottery forms, creating a sculptural bird vase. In addition, Lisa shows how to make the figures come alive through her fabulous brush work and dry-brush slip application.

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Flat to Functional: Handbuilding & Slip Decorating

Posted On August 11, 2014 Comments Off on Flat to Functional: Handbuilding & Slip Decorating

In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, potter Lisa Naples shares her love of handbuilding with earthenware. Determined to change the myth that earthenware is punky and weak, Lisa explains how this beautiful forgiving clay body is every bit as strong as its higher-fired counterparts when it is fired beyond the traditional Cone 04. In addition to covering the mechanics of good slab rolling, Lisa guides you through her straightforward soft-slab building techniques. She demonstrates how to add interest to handbuilt forms by adding texture and cutting darts to create custom shapes. In the decorating portion of the video, Lisa gives a thorough explanation of her “dry” and “wet” slip brushing techniques, explaining how they can add both beautiful texture and color. In addition, she explains how to effectively use animal imagery to tell stories on functional objects.