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Throwing and Decorating a Platter with Meredith Host

Posted On September 18, 2014 Comments Off on Throwing and Decorating a Platter with Meredith Host

Meredith Host’s wheel-thrown plates begin as large clay discs with lots of supporting clay, which allows her to get excellent compression to avoid cracks. The excess clay is lathed away at just the right time in the trimming process. She then explains and demonstrates how the continuous curve on the top surface of the plate not only makes a great canvas for decoration, but also helps in the structural support.

Meredith Host Video Cover - Form, Pattern & Underglaze

Form, Pattern and Underglaze: Wheel Throwing and Decoration

Posted On September 12, 2013 0 Comments

In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Meredith Host shares her techniques for creating wheel-thrown pottery to which she adds colorful underglaze decoration. Meredith throws several of her forms, explaining tips for success with each one. After the throwing demonstrations, Meredith leads you step-by-step through her decorating technique where you’ll discover that getting colorful surfaces can add a whole new dimension to your pottery.

Meredith Host touches up a screen printed image on a platter.

Pottery Video of the Week: Decorating Ceramic Forms with Screen Prints and Stencils

Posted On May 13, 2011 31 Comments

On Wednesday, we announced that Kansas City potter Meredith Host was the winner of the Peoples Choice Emerging Artist contest. Lucky Meredith gets a $500 gift certificate from the generous folks at Bailey Ceramic Supplies, who sponsored the contest! And lucky for all you faithful readers out there, we filmed Meredith demonstrating at the Potters Council Workshop Surface + Form a couple of months back. Today, we are sharing that video with you.