Sneak a peek! Tea sets are a wonderful challenge for the ceramic artist and the best tea sets have complimentary elements that are carried through each piece of the set without looking too “matchy matchy” (that’s a technical term, in case you were wondering). In this video, Amelia Stamps shares her processes for making and decorating… Read More »
Sneak a peek! In this video, Julia Galloway shares a wide variety of her inventive throwing and handbuilding techniques, her beautiful surface techniques, and so much more! Julia covers five of her signature forms from start to finish, plus several approaches to creating narrative surfaces with text, imagery, slip, and glaze. In addition to an abundance… Read More »
Are you interested in altering, but afraid to step out of your comfort zone? Do you struggle with throwing larger volumetric pots? In this video, Martina Lantin will teach you how to throw caution to the wind and push the boundaries of your clay body to create exciting new work. Altering thrown pots is an… Read More »
Sneak a peek Have you ever opened a bisque kiln and felt completely overwhelmed by the entire load of blank pots? Are you tired of the dip-and-done approach to glazing? Do you wish you could create surfaces with more depth?If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, Colleen Riley’s video Layering Techniques for… Read More »
Sneak a peek!If you ever find yourself in a rut in the studio, making the same forms over and over again and you are not sure how to get out, we have your antidote right here! In this video, Lauren Karle will help you discover new forms and ways to decorate them through play and… Read More »
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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Lisa Orr divulges the secrets of creating her expressive pots and sumptuous oozy surfaces. Lisa starts out with the building blocks of her forms—handmade sprig molds for embellishing, custom bisque molds for forming, and thick trailed slips as both structural and decorative elements—and then she uses them to construct and decorate four of her signature forms. She tops it all off with her glazing process, detailing how she creates her vibrant, multi-colored surfaces.
Download a snippet! High ExcitementLow Temperature!These days, a great number of creative and talented ceramic artists are pushing the limits of what is possible at the lower temperature ranges. They have tested extensively to find the right fluxes to get just the right effect; they have developed techniques for applying layers of surface to achieve… Read More »
In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Mel Griffin presents her techniques for creating illustrated pottery that truly merges the surface and the form. A painter and illustrator at heart, but also in love with the ceramic process, Mel doesn’t simply draw on the surfaces of her work. Instead she demonstrates how she draws into the surface, taking advantage of clay’s malleability to create further expression and movement. She begins by explaining where she looks for drawing inspiration, and then demonstrates how she breaks down source imagery into basic shapes and lines to create energetic sketches. Next she goes through the entire making process for a plate, bowl, and cup – from throwing the forms, to transferring the designs to the surface, to altering the form to enhance the drawing, and all the way through the decorating process. If you are interested in making dynamic expressive work, let Mel be your guide.
Whether you fire in oxidation, reduction, or neutral—with gas, electricity, or wood—High Fire Glazes delivers an enormous array of surface possibilities. The recipes in this book have been used and tested by more professional artists, over a longer period of time, than those at other temperature ranges. It’s not a matter of status or comparative desirability, but a factor of the reality that the history of studio ceramics in the United States was built largely at high temperatures. And you are the beneficiary of the reliability that comes from such thorough and wide-ranged testing.
Essential information from a trusted resource!Since it was first published in 1953, a primary goal of Ceramics Monthly magazine has been to illustrate and explain the technical aspects of ceramic art so that an individual in a studio has a high chance for success. This book has been compiled from years of technical explanation and… Read More »