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Pottery Making Illustrated




Finding Your Voice

Posted On August 18, 2009 0 Comments

Finding Your Voice
Jeffrey Nichols
Master craftsman Jeffrey
Nichols talks about Finding Your Voice by developing your techniques
and your ideas. over a period of time. He demonstrates his accumulated
skills by sharing his technique for making a faceted teapot and using
his unique decorating technique of layered underglazes. To view his
teapot spout technique, check out the video.

Pottery Making Illustrated September/October 2009

Posted On August 18, 2009 0 Comments

Theme: Surface Decoration

There’s nothing more exciting than working on a clay surface because
opportunities abound throughout the whole ceramic process. In this
issue about surface decoration, Jeffrey Nichols applies layers of
underglaze to bisqueware and sands it down to mimic a weathered painted
surface. Elizabeth Priddy expertly uses Chinese brushwork to decorate
her work but sandwiches it between layers of glaze to give the painting
added depth. Linda Gates decorates her work after bisque and after the
glaze firing with the application of decals fired in place. And Annie
Chrietzberg tells the story of Lana Wilson, a consummate veteran of the
workshop circuit, and her amazing decorating technique that begins
within minutes of taking the clay out of the bag clear up until the
final firing. This issue also brings you information on brushes, canvas
alternatives, pencils, crayons, pens trailers, and more. For an issue
about surface we cover a lot of material indepth.

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Pottery Making Illustrated July/August 2009

Posted On June 23, 2009 0 Comments

Theme: Firing
Your kiln
is your most important piece of equipment because without

firing, your work would have little value. In this issue we show you
how you can use your kiln in ways you may not have thought of. Russel
Fouts demonstrates saggar firing in an electric kiln without harming
the kiln elements; and Henry Halem shows you how to fuse and slump
glass using an electric kiln with an elctronic controller-something
many of us have. You’ll also find information on raku, a method for
hanging your work and throwing square pots.

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Fish Tales

Posted On June 19, 2009 0 Comments

A taxidermist’s daughter elevates the mounted fish to a new level. Cook up your own fish tale!

The Pancaker

Posted On June 19, 2009 0 Comments

Keith Phillips explains how to make an updated version of a classic 1950′s kitchen gadget.

PMI Quick Links

Posted On May 8, 2009 Comments Off

Pottery Making Illustrated May/June 2009

Posted On April 17, 2009 0 Comments

Theme: Throwing
Throwing is the most popular pottery forming method. The wheel has a
certain mesmerizing magic about it as your hands center then plunge
into the spinning clay, bringing a shape to life. Like handbuilding,
there are many techniques and nuances involved with throwing, as
creative potters continually add their ‘spin’ to standard methods and
materials. Here you’ll find a selection of artists’ ideas on making multiples,
using porcelain, throwing large or reinventing a kitchen tool.
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Pottery Making Illustrated March/April 2009

Posted On March 1, 2009 0 Comments

Theme: Handbuilding
Handbuilding is
the oldest forming method for potters, and even
after many millennia of use, even some of the most ancient techniques
still provide infinite opportunities for exploration. From rolling out
slabs from the inside and fabricating architectural screens to making
pots and wall panels inspired by the quilting process, there’s no end
to the possibilities for working without a wheel.
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Slipware Marbleizing

Posted On February 27, 2009 0 Comments

Rediscover a long lost technique for making marbleized patterns using contrasting colored slips.

Pottery Making Illustrated January/February 2009

Posted On January 15, 2009 0 Comments

Theme: Innovative Techniques

The studio is the perfect place for potters and ceramic artists to
explore just about everything. Whether working by yourself or in a group, you know how clay stimulates the imagination. In this issue you’ll learn how potters look around for new materials, research forgotten techniques from the past, discover new techniques for the future, and how instructors even learn from the ones they teach.

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