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Pottery Making Illustrated November/December 2014: John W. Conrad

Posted On November 17, 2014 0 Comments
  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 »

Pottery Making Illustrated November/December 2014: Sarah Jaeger

Posted On November 17, 2014 0 Comments
  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 »

Pottery Making Illustrated November/December: Pottery Illustrated

Posted On November 10, 2014 0 Comments
    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.                            

Pottery Making Illustrated November/December 2014: Bejeweled Surfaces

Posted On November 7, 2014 0 Comments
  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 »

Pottery Making Illustrated November/December 2014: In the Potters Kitchen

Posted On October 31, 2014 0 Comments
  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.                      

Ceramic Arts 2015 Yearbook

Posted On October 29, 2014 0 Comments

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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Pottery Making Illustrated November/December 2014

Posted On October 17, 2014 0 Comments
  • 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.



  • Striped colored-clay platers Screen printing clay wall pieces Feldspar inclusions Commercial glazes on textured ceramics Kimegote ribs Gravy boats Japanese tea bowl feet.

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Pottery Making Illustrated September/October 2014

Posted On August 18, 2014 0 Comments

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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Pottery Making Illustrated July/August 2014

Posted On June 17, 2014 0 Comments

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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Pottery Making Illustrated May/June 2014

Posted On April 22, 2014 0 Comments

The time has come for a transition here at Pottery Making Illustrated as I’ve decided to retire, hang up my editor’s hat, and get back into the studio. I’ve had a chance to look back and reflect on the first 95 issues of the magazine, and am amazed at what’s been covered in the world of pottery techniques. From the simple to the complex and the traditional to the experimental, artists from around the world have generously shared their information with enthusiastic readers such as you, and their techniques have been preserved for years to come.—Bill Jones, Editor.
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