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Lively Forms and Expressive Surfaces

Posted On April 17, 2012 0 Comments

Mark Peters is a potter, but not your ordinary potter. He makes wheel-thrown functional pottery, and a lot of it is altered or assembled off the wheel. Each pot is organic and loose in form, while bold and defined in structure. You’ll find the fresh approach to throwing and decorating demonstrated in this DVD to be absolutely refreshing and very inspirational.


Handbuilding Video: How to Make a Handbuilt Textured Ceramic Hors D’oeuvres Tray Using Just, Your Hands, a Lump of Clay, a Spring and a Sponge

Posted On March 2, 2012 17 Comments

Today we have a cool little video from Mark Peters. Mark is so good at taking a simple idea and the most basic of tools – a lump of clay, a sponge, and a stretched-out spring – and turning it into a loose, yet elegant piece of pottery. Have a look and then give this one a try!

Wheel Throwing Video: A Simple Pottery Making Technique Turned Upside Down

Posted On August 21, 2009 52 Comments

Brace yourselves, Ceramic Arts Daily readers. Today’s video is going to turn your world upside down! Potter Mark Peters takes a simple pottery wheel throwing technique and turns it on its head. Watch the Video!

Wheel Throwing Video: How to Throw a Bowl with a Scalloped Rim on the Potter’s Wheel

Posted On June 12, 2009 17 Comments

In this clear and concise video, Mark demonstrates how to make bowls with beautiful undulating rims using a couple of simple tools.

Pottery Decorating Video: Trimming, Slipping and Raw Glazing for Texture and Depth

Posted On October 10, 2008 5 Comments

Last week, Mark Peters made a bisque stamp and used it in making a cup on the wheel. IN this week’s video, he shows us his technique for finishing that cup. He accentuates that great texture using slip and glaze at the leather-hard stage of drying. He includes recipes as well as tips for success along the way. If you missed last week’s video, you can check it out right here

Ceramics Decorating Video: Making a Stamped Cup with Continuous Texture

Posted On October 3, 2008 0 Comments

A lot of times, it’s easy to forget about the surface of a pot until it comes time to glaze it. By then, of course, your options are somewhat limited. In this video, Mark Peters demonstrates one simple method for integrating form and surface through the use of a textured stamp that is very easy to make and use. The great thing about a pottery technique like this one is that it can translate to so many other pottery projects. You don’t have to throw a cup on the wheel to get great texture into your work; watching how Peters makes this stamp and cup can give you great ideas for hand building projects as well.


Pottery Decorating Video: Trimming and Glazing a Wire-Faceted Bowl Pt. 2

Posted On July 18, 2008 3 Comments

This week’s Video Tip of the Week is a follow-up video on trimming and glazing the wire-faceted bowls Mark Peters demonstrated last week. In today’s video, Mark shares a Cone 10 Temmoku glaze recipe and Randy Johnston’s flashing slip recipe, which he likes to use on these forms. We have also posted these recipes on the site so you don’t have to worry about jotting them down while watching the video. Enjoy! -Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

Wheel Throwing Video: Making a Homemade Wire Faceting Tool and a Wire Faceted Bowl

Posted On July 11, 2008 7 Comments

Today, we have another video from North Carolina potter Mark Peters. In it, Mark demonstrates how to make a homemade wire faceting tool and then shows how to use it to make a lovely loosely faceted bowl on the potters wheel. Next week, we’ll show you Mark’s follow-up video on trimming and glazing these faceted bowls. Plus, Mark will share a glaze and slip recipe that he likes to use on these forms. Stay tuned!
-Jennifer Harnetty, editor.


Pottery Decorating Video: Using Handmade Bisque Stamps to Apply Texture to Platter Rims

Posted On June 27, 2008 4 Comments

Today’s Video Tip of the Week comes to us from Mark Peters of Pine Root Pottery in North Carolina. Mark takes us, from start to finish, through the process of adding decorative texture to freshly thrown platter rims with bisque stamps. And he makes it look sooooo easy! This is another great technique if you use glazes that break or pool in texture. Give it a try! -Jennifer Harnetty, editor.