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Pottery Video of the Week: A Super Easy Way to Get the Pulled Handle Look Without Pulling the Handle

Posted On August 8, 2014 7 Comments

Sandi Pierantozzi demonstrates a couple of variations on her flat pulling handle technique in today’s excerpt from her DVD, which is now available as a digital download! Enjoy!

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Circular Logic: How to Explore Shapes for Handbuilding

Posted On August 9, 2013 0 Comments

I find it challenging to go from a flat slab of clay to a functional vessel (probably explains why I mostly throw). It is just hard to picture what a two-dimensional shape is going to do when it’s folded into a three dimensional shape. So I loved this little explanation by Sandi Pierantozzi. In this clip from her best selling DVD What if? Explorations with Texture and Soft Slabs, Sandi shares her “circular logic” and shows you how to turn it into a nice little bowl. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

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How to Add Interest to a Handbuilt Tumbler by Paddling the Foot and Adding a Foot Ring

Posted On February 25, 2013 5 Comments

I love watching Sandi Pierantozzi work and have been so excited by the great ideas I came away with after shooting her how-to DVD this past summer. So today, I am going to share another fun handbuilding technique from the DVD. In this clip, Sandi takes a basic cylindrical tumbler made with soft slabs, and adds a bit of elegance by paddling the bottom and adding a foot ring.

Cover of Sandi Pierantozzi's Ceramics - Pottery DVD What If? Explorations with Texture and Soft Slabs

What If? Explorations with Texture and Soft Slabs

Posted On August 7, 2012 Comments Off

In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, Sandi Pierantozzi demonstrates her soft slab handbuilding techniques, which she has perfected over the past 25 years. By showing a vast array of possibilities for form, Sandi will engage you in the creative process, encouraging the question of “What if I try this…?”

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Pottery Video of the Week: The Puffy Handle – Sandi Pierantozzi Demonstrates a Great Alternative to a Pulled Handle

Posted On June 15, 2012 11 Comments

Pulled handles are lovely, but they are not the only option for creating great handles on your pottery. With a little imagination and skill, you can make successful handles in a multitude of ways. Our good friend Sandi Pierantozzi, who is not lacking in the imagination or the skills department, returns today with a great idea for an alternative to the pulled handle. In this clip, Sandi shares the technique for making her “puffy” handles. Enjoy!

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Handbuilding Video: How to Make a Textured Tripod Pot with Soft Slabs

Posted On December 10, 2010 41 Comments

If you’ve been stuck in the studio lately, the latest DVD in our Ceramic Arts Daily Presents DVD series might be the ticket to get you unstuck. In today’s excerpt from What if? Explorations with Texture and Soft Slabs, Sandi Pierantozzi demonstrates making a tripod pot, a simple, yet elegant, vessel.

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Handbuilding Video: Sandi Pierantozzi Demonstrates How to Use a Template to Make a Textured Soft-Slab-Built Bowl with a Wrapped Rim

Posted On June 18, 2010 77 Comments

In today’s clip, Sandi Pierantozzi demonstrates a cool soft slab building technique for a bowl with a wrapped rim. She also explains the template system she uses to make her pottery. Watch the video!