In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Marty Fielding shares all the details of making his angular earthenware forms. Beginning most of his pots on the wheel, Marty explains how to effectively throw bottomless cylinders for altering. From there it is onto the table where Marty demonstrates how to combine wheel thrown cylinders with handbuilt parts to make a number of interesting forms such as a square box, an oil bottle, and a square teapot. In addition, he explains how to use insulating foam board to make slump molds for a serving dish and a trivet for the oil bottle. He rounds out the program with a demonstration of how he makes it all come together with terra sigillata, stain, wax and tape resists, and glaze.
Marty loves throwing but enjoys handbuilding even more. To satisfy both loves, his thrown forms are just the starting point as he demonstrates his step-by-step process for creating a thrown and altered pitcher. If you’re interested in finding out how to create a pitcher that works as both a functional piece and a work of art, this video provides you with everything you need from beginning to end. Marty’s careful attention to detail and form as well as his success in creating thrown and altered pieces combine to provide a truly instructive video that guarantees your own success.