Which decoration do you want to try?

Whether you make functional or sculptural pieces, decorating your work is just as important as forming it. There are scores of techniques for decorating your work, and seeing them all demonstrated in little over an hour is really a treat.

 

Tom Shafer and Stephen Jepson demonstrate dozens of decorating ideas in Pottery Decoration: Traditional Techniques. By the end of the DVD, you’ll be more than ready to get started with some fresh ideas for your next project.

Run time: 1 hour

 

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Traditional techniques

With dozens of techniques, there’s no lack of materials to tackle. In this video you’ll discover (or rediscover) such methods as incising, carving, making and using stamps, added decoration, slip trailing, stencils, inlaid marbled and mosaic patterns, brush and sponge decoration, and more. The advantage of the DVD is you get to see an amazing variety of techniques all at once.

 

Master instructors

Stephen Jepson opens the DVD by introducing Tom Shafer, a professional studio potter working since the 1960s. Tom’s discussion of each technique ranges from a self-explanatory brief mention to a full-fledged step-by-step demonstration. You’ll need to use the pause button because he covers so much material your head will be spinning with ideas. Stephen, a master potter as well, also demonstrates some slip and brush techniques he uses as a production potter.

 

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Every idea an inspiration

Watching experienced potters at work is really inspirational. When you view Tom deftly paddle slab-built pieces to create a textured surface, use firebrick and wood as stamps or flute and facet a vase, there’s so much you can do. And by combining various decorating techniques during the soft clay, leather-hard and bisque stages, a world of possibilities awaits.

 

Making your work unique

When you’ve tried out all the decorating techniques on this DVD, you’ll find yourself gravitating toward certain ones that really appeal to you. What’s great about pottery is that no two people combine the same techniques (unless, of course, they do absolutely nothing – how boring is that?). So, with so many more techniques to draw from, the more variety you’ll have in your own work moving you to a whole new level.

   

At the end of the DVD, Stephen closes by stating “I know you can’t wait to get started. You’ll combine these techniques in a new way that no one else has done. Happy decorating!”

 

 
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