Today, ceramic artist Andi Fasimpaur shares a technique for making rolling stamps, or roulettes. These rolling stamps are super fun for making repeat textures on ceramic surfaces. And they are easy to make if you follow Andi’s advice. So roll on, my friends, roll on. –Jennifer Harnetty, editor. My first experience with rolling texture stamps… Read More »
Making Clay Tools
Ceramic artists are some of the most creative people out there when it comes to their tools of the trade. Nothing is off limits as a potential clay tool and no clay tool has just one use. To prove it, we’ve gathered some of the most clever tips and techniques out there for making your own clay tools. And don't forget to download your free copy of the Clay Workshop Handbook: Knowledge and Techniques for the Pottery Studio. This handy studio reference includes valuable technical references and great clay tools to help you with forming, surface decoration and firing. Plus, it has a comprehensive directory of manufacturers and suppliers that provide ceramic equipment, raw materials, clay tools and ceramic supplies.
I love when people come up with nifty new uses for things that might otherwise be throw-away items. Today we bring you a tip for just such a handmade gadget for slipping and scoring. Paveen Chunhaswasdikul of Gadsden, Alabama, repurposed an empty glue bottle to come up with this all-in-one tool to use when adjoining… Read More »
Today’s feature comes to us from Ceramic Arts Daily subscriber C.A. Sanger of Waterville, Kansas. She was inspired to send this technique when she read Brad Menninga’s article “Making Custom Silk Screens for Ceramics,” which ran a couple of weeks ago. Sanger offers this tip as a way to make simple silk screens with inexpensive… Read More »
In Wednesday’s feature, potter Ann Selberg stressed the importance of having glazes mixed to a consistent thickness especially when making incised ware. The purchase of a hydrometer made all the difference in the world for her. In this week’s Tip of the Week, potter Mea Rhee of Silver Spring, Maryland, tells us how to make a homemade,… Read More »
Following Wednesday’s newsletter, we received an inquiry on damp cabinets or damp boxes. This reader had never used a damp cabinet and wondered where she could get one. Well, she probably doesn’t have to look very far. Chances are she already has the materials to make one right in her studio. Michael Bossin of Sharon,… Read More »
Today, potter Andi Fasimpaur shares a great tip for an inexpensive work surface for handbuilding. Plus, we’ll give you a couple of other great tips for the pottery studio. The brightly colored flat craft foam that has become so popular for children’s toys, puzzles and crafts, makes a wonderful work surface for handbuilding. The closed-cell… Read More »