In today’s video, and excerpt from his three-disc DVD set Extrude It!, David Hendley gives a helpful introduction to extruders. He shares his expertise on making homemade dies, clearly explains the physics behind using two-part dies and demonstrates how to pull an extrusion using a two-part die.
Today, we are happy to present the next finalist in our DIY Clay Tools Video Contest: Craig Rhodes and his oversized splash pan. Also, the voting for the grand prize winner begins today and continues through midnight (Eastern Standard Time) Monday, August 2. Click here to watch the video and vote for your favorite!
Today, we are happy to present the next finalist in our DIY Clay Tools Video Contest: Murry Gans and his homemade extruder. A link to the voting page for the grand prize winner will be posted on Friday July 30, and voting will continue through midnight (Eastern Standard Time) Monday, August 2.
We recently got a clay extruder at the studio where I work. With my newfound access to an extruder, I realized that one thing Ceramic Arts Daily was lacking was a free download about extruders. Up until today, that is, because the Clay Extruder Users Guide: Tips, Techniques, and Projects for Getting the Most Out of Your Ceramic Extruder is now available for download! To give you a sneak peek at what’s inside, I am presenting this excerpt on making extruded and altered lotion dispensers from David Hendley.
Squish, Chop, Assemble, Repeat: A Potter Demonstrates the Fun That Can be Had With an Extruder and a Ram Press
In today’s pottery video, potter Ric Pierce demonstrates how to make one of his signature forms, the pelican jug, using an extruder and a ram press.
At first glance, one might assume that Shuji Ikeda’s baskets (like the one at the left) are woven out of reeds. But Ikeda uses slabs and extruded pieces of clay to painstakingly construct these forms. Today, he shares how he makes his “tsuchi kago” or clay baskets out of extruded clay.
Pots with twisted coil rims and handles have been made since ancient times. Lots of beginning pottery students try making pots with twisted coils, but because of cracking during drying and/or firing, they have a high failure rate. Extruding the coils puts an end to cracking problems, as well as speeding up the job considerably.
In today’s pottery video, David Henry returns with a follow up to his pitcher throwing video, which was shown a few weeks back. David takes us through the process of making your very own hand-held clay extruder in his usual down-to-earth manner. With a few readily available and inexpensive parts, you can be well on your way to making your own custom extruded handles for your pots.
Assemble it correctly. Make sure your extruder is assembled correctly, according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you bought a used or custom-made extruder, ask the person who sold it to you to cover the operation basics, if possible.
With these simple tools, Daryl Baird shows you how to make your own custom extruder dies.