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Superior Slip: How to Make a Paper Joining Slip to Help Attachments Stay Put

Posted On February 28, 2014 17 Comments

From decorative handles to functional spouts, attachments are featured in much of Martha Grover’s pottery. Since she works in porcelain, she has to be extra careful to make sure her attachments are stuck on tight. What she came up with to alleviate attachment headaches is a super sticky joining slip made of paper clay and vinegar. In today’s excerpt from her new DVD Creating Curves with Clay (which is on SALE this weekend!), Martha shows us how she makes her joining slip and attaches a handle. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

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Seamless Transitions: How to Spray Layers of Glazes to Softly Blend Glaze Colors

Posted On December 2, 2013 15 Comments

In today’s post, Martha explains that her glazed surfaces, which are often mistaken for soda-fired, are actually achieved through spraying on layers of various cone 10 glazes.

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Pottery Video of the Week: How to Dress up a Wheel Thrown Bowl with Curves

Posted On June 14, 2013 4 Comments

The cereal bowl selection at my house consists mainly of all of my reject bowls from over the years. It’s a motley crew of old, wonky pieces that make me want to reach for the nearest sledgehammer every time I open the cupboard. So I am on a mission: to replace them with more recent work that is finally feeling a bit more resolved and successful. So since I am bowl obsessed, I thought I would share an inspirational bowl video. In this clip, an excerpt from her DVD Creating Curves with Clay (which is now available ad a digital download!), Martha Grover demonstrates how she dresses up a basic ice cream or cereal bowl with curves inspired by orchids and flowing dresses. Enjoy! 

 

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Video of the Week: How to Make an Elegant Wheel-thrown and Handbuilt Serving Bowl

Posted On March 15, 2013 4 Comments

I’ve been making a lot of bowls lately, but I am feeling like I need to change things up with them. I am happy with the surface, now I just need to work on the form. For some inspiration, I decided to revisit one of Martha Grover’s serving bowl projects on her DVD Creating Curves with Clay. Today, I thought I would share it on CAD because it is such a lovely piece. Perhaps it will help you take your bowls in a new direction. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

Ceramic Arts Daily Presents - Creating Curves with Clay with Marth Grover

Creating Curves with Clay

Posted On February 27, 2013 Comments Off

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, Martha Grover demonstrates how she creates her signature curvy forms from wheel thrown and handbuilt parts. She shows how to make six examples of her elegant forms (plus a bonus project!). In addition, Martha explains her meticulous glazing process.