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.
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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- Bill Wilkey’s thrown and altered sugar jars
- Sean O’Connell’s guide to making multiples
- Nancy Gardner’s whimsically decorated low-fire bowls
- Sarah Jaeger’s elegantly simple baking dish.
With this issue we showcase artists who excel at finishing. Adero Willard (pg. 22) shows you how to apply organic patterns next to geometrical ones to develop complex surfaces similar to quilting, Marcia Selsor (pg. 13) rediscovers the nearly lost art of Obvara-style raku firing for stunning results that you actually can control, Anthony Merino (pg. 29) teaches you how to map a patterned grid onto a rounded vessel, and Deanna Ranlett (pg. 6) explores some amazing commercial glaze combinations. We also have conical forms, pie plates, sprig design, and bonsai pots. And if you’re having trouble finishing what you started or are just plain stuck, check out Lisa Naples’ (pg. 35) tips for recharging and getting back in the studio. So go start something and finish it too!.—Holly Goring, Editor.
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Hello. I have the best job in the world. I spend my days looking at ceramics and ceramic making techniques then deciding which projects to share with you. As I’ve learned working on the magazine for the past six years, creative processes (both in the studio and in the office) happen in many different ways. While I do spend more time talking about ceramics than making it these days, the end result is still very satisfying and my hands still feel as though they’ve been making something for others to enjoy. —Holly Goring, Editor
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