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
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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