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Pottery Making Illustrated January/February 2015

Posted On December 18, 2014 0 Comments

Erin Furimsky’s highly decorated surfaces

Michelle Swafford’s platters layered with textured sprigs 

Yoshi Fujii’s carved goblets

Kyla Toomey’s plaid-patterned plates


Darting for dramatic shapes in thrown forms

Vinyl-cut stencils for glaze inlay effects

Traditional Japanese shippiki cut-off tools

Perfect fitting lids for oval jars

Creative ideas for handle shapes

Pourover coffee sets


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Pottery Making Illustrated November/December 2014: Commercial Glazes Over Texture

Posted On November 17, 2014 0 Comments
  In the Studio | Glazing     In the November/December issue, Deanna Ranlett resumes her testing of commercial glazes. In this installment she is testing a range of colors and glaze varieties over a specifically designed text tile. Each tile was formed with water etching, stamping, sprigging, carving, and sgraffito sections to see how each… Read More »

Pottery Making Illustrated November/December 2014: Kimegote Ribs

Posted On November 17, 2014 0 Comments
  In the Studio | Tools     Starting with the November/December issue, Naomi Tsukamoto introduces us to common Japanese ceramic tools. The first in the series shows us a range of wheel-thowing ribs, called kimegote, specifically designed to create open cup and bowl forms. In addition to learning about the ribs, Tsukamoto also shows us how to… Read More »

Pottery Making Illustrated November/December 2014: Paul Andrew Wandless

Posted On November 17, 2014 0 Comments
  Positives & Negatives     In the November/December issue, Paul Andrew Wandless returns to Pottery Making Illustrated to guide you through the unique process of transforming your own drawings or person photographs into photocopy film negatives. This technique is easily done with a photocopy, a sponge, and some mineral spirits. With your film negative in… Read More »

Pottery Making Illustrated November/December 2014: John W. Conrad

Posted On November 17, 2014 0 Comments
  Process | A Multi-Striped Approach     In the November/December issue, John Conrad guides you through a step-by-step process of making a striped plate with colored clays. Mixing colored clays is a painless process with a big reward. Learn John’s quick method for altering your own clay body and forming functional ware with colored patterns.  … Read More »

Pottery Making Illustrated November/December 2014: Sarah Jaeger

Posted On November 17, 2014 0 Comments
  Process | Sarah Jaeger’s Soft Geometry     In the November/December issue, Emily Donahoe dives into Sarah Jaeger’s elegantly designed ceramic baker. Jaeger demonstrates her fluid throwing process for making the dish in just three wheel-thrown and altered parts. Donahoe finishes her article with a step-by-step discussion of Jaeger’s glazing and slip-trailing decorating techniques.        … Read More »

Pottery Making Illustrated November/December: Pottery Illustrated

Posted On November 10, 2014 0 Comments
    In the November/December issue, Robin Ouellette illustrates a dozen options for creating Japanese feet for your teabowls, which are known to have several different traditional foot, or kodai, designs.                            

Pottery Making Illustrated November/December 2014: Bejeweled Surfaces

Posted On November 7, 2014 0 Comments
  In the Studio | Clay Bodies     In the November/December issue, Kathleen Standen, author of the book Additions to Clay Bodies, gives us tips for adding feldspar bits to our clay bodies. Feldspar is another hard material that can be added to clay to give texture and pattern to the form.Ceramic artist Gillian Parke,… Read More »

Pottery Making Illustrated November/December 2014: In the Potters Kitchen

Posted On October 31, 2014 0 Comments
  Gravy with a Twist     In the November/December issue, Sumi von Dassow shows how to make a gravy boat with a twisted handle, plus includes a delicious gravy recipe.                      

Ceramic Arts 2015 Yearbook

Posted On October 29, 2014 0 Comments

Welcome to the Ceramic Arts 2015! This publication, supplied as a supplement to all Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated subscribers, looks back over the past year and highlights the clay events and people that have made news in the ceramic art field. Ceramic Arts 2015 also looks to future and includes information about must-see events and the latest color trends for next year.


We hope that Ceramic Arts 2015 serves as a resource you’ll want to read right away and also keep on hand both for its timeliness and its timelessness. Be sure to drop us a line and tell us what you think—we’d love to hear.

—Jessica Knapp, Editor, Ceramics Monthly, and Holly Goring, Editor, Pottery Making Illustrated.

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