How to Add Interest to a Handbuilt Tumbler by Paddling the Foot and Adding a Foot Ring By Jennifer Harnetty | March 17, 2017 | Comments Off on How to Add Interest to a Handbuilt Tumbler by Paddling the Foot and Adding a Foot Ring This clip was excerpted from What If? Explorations with Texture and… Read More »
A Brilliant Warm-Up Exercise for Brushwork Decoration By Jennifer Harnetty | 2 Comments This clip was excerpted from The Brush & The Wheel, whichis part of the Winter DVD Clearance and is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! I love love love the look of brushwork decoration, but up to now, I have been… Read More »
Throwing on the potters wheel is a tough skill to master, but Jake Allee developed a really helpful wheel throwing guide for his students, and generously shares it here!
Firing is the most critical part of the ceramics process because it is the one thing that makes clay durable, hence ceramic. Here are some of the principles of firing and getting the best results with electric kilns.
Firing converts ceramic work from weak greenware into a strong, durable permanent form. As the temperature in a kiln rises, many changes take place at different temperatures and understanding what happens during the firing can help you avoid problems with a variety of clay and glaze faults related to firing.
Build up layers of texture onto slabs of clay using a variety of found objects and tools. Learn to slab build vessel forms and platters from textured slabs. Add handles and feet that match the character of the textured vessel. Add color, stains, and glazes that accentuate your textures.
Goals Research historical Pennsylvania German folk art decorative motifs and pottery forms. Learn the symbolism behind the different motifs, and the uses for specific vessels. Research specific potteries, and take notes on different artistic styles or innovations that interest you. Learn to create these motifs using sgraffito and slip trailing techniques on hand-built red earthenware… Read More »
Goals Text Here Image goes here Consider / Reading Subhead Image goes here Download a printer-friendly version of this ceramic art lesson plan here: Lesson Plan Link Image goes here Text goes here Image goes here Consider / Reading Subhead Text here Process or Subhead Text Here Image here Text Here Image Here Text Here… Read More »