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Pottery Making Illustrated

Fish Tales

Posted On June 19, 2009 0 Comments

A taxidermist’s daughter elevates the mounted fish to a new level. Cook up your own fish tale!

The Pancaker

Posted On June 19, 2009 0 Comments

Keith Phillips explains how to make an updated version of a classic 1950′s kitchen gadget.

PMI Quick Links

Posted On May 8, 2009 Comments Off

Pottery Making Illustrated May/June 2009

Posted On April 17, 2009 0 Comments

Theme: Throwing
Throwing is the most popular pottery forming method. The wheel has a
certain mesmerizing magic about it as your hands center then plunge
into the spinning clay, bringing a shape to life. Like handbuilding,
there are many techniques and nuances involved with throwing, as
creative potters continually add their ‘spin’ to standard methods and
materials. Here you’ll find a selection of artists’ ideas on making multiples,
using porcelain, throwing large or reinventing a kitchen tool.
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Pottery Making Illustrated March/April 2009

Posted On March 1, 2009 0 Comments

Theme: Handbuilding
Handbuilding is
the oldest forming method for potters, and even
after many millennia of use, even some of the most ancient techniques
still provide infinite opportunities for exploration. From rolling out
slabs from the inside and fabricating architectural screens to making
pots and wall panels inspired by the quilting process, there’s no end
to the possibilities for working without a wheel.
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Slipware Marbleizing

Posted On February 27, 2009 0 Comments

Rediscover a long lost technique for making marbleized patterns using contrasting colored slips.

Pottery Making Illustrated January/February 2009

Posted On January 15, 2009 0 Comments

Theme: Innovative Techniques

The studio is the perfect place for potters and ceramic artists to
explore just about everything. Whether working by yourself or in a group, you know how clay stimulates the imagination. In this issue you’ll learn how potters look around for new materials, research forgotten techniques from the past, discover new techniques for the future, and how instructors even learn from the ones they teach.

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Pottery Making Illustrated November/December 2008

Posted On November 1, 2008 Comments Off

Theme: Functional Pottery

Using clay to make items for eating, drinking and around the home is a favorite activity. Not only do potters enjoy the connection between using handmade objects in everyday settings, they creatively seek out challenging techniques for making both common and uncommon utilitarian pieces. In this issue they explore the goblet, the candy dispenser, rectangular casseroles and large handled platters.
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Pottery Making Illustrated September/October 2008

Posted On September 1, 2008 0 Comments

Theme: Surface Decoration

Decorating ceramic surfaces provides infinite possibilities for expression. Whether you add or subtract clay, impress, trail, or print, any process is worthy of exploration. In this issue you’ll find advice on using stencils, photo lithography, textured earrings and slip trailing just to name a few.
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