I love using stamps to add texture and interest to my work and I always enjoy searching antique shops for old printing press stamps. Frank James Fisher has an incredible selection of these stamps and I am so envious of it. Formerly a graphic designer, Frank really knows how to incorporate these stamps into his… Read More »
Ceramic Decorating Techniques
Explore the possibilities of decorating ceramics with techniques used at the forming stage through final glazing and even post-firing methods. Interested in trying out terra sigillata techniques? You'll find recipes and techniques here. Have you always wanted to try your hand at raku firing? You can learn more about it here. Wondering what is possible with commercial glazes? Look no farther! We've gathered myriad articles on myriad ceramic decorating techniques here in one place. The possibilities of what can be done with clay, ceramic tools, materials and a little imagination are virtually endless, and you'll find even more inspiration in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore.
Today’s pottery video is kind of like a two-for-one deal (except, of course, you don’t have to pay for anything!) In this excerpt from the DVD Pottree: Wedge to Fire, potters Don Ellis and Randy Brodnax demonstrate a couple of variations on the same technique in tandem. The technique involves using sodium silicate and a… Read More »
Plaster press molds are very useful when you are planning to make multiples of a particular form or an embellishment to a form. For Allistair and Sally MacDonnell, press molds really came in handy for a series of ceramic brooches that they wanted to make.In today’s post, the MacDonnell’s show us how easy it is… Read More »
On Monday of this week, I shared a great tip for a measuring device called a Dividing Web. This tool is quite handy for making precise repeated decoration all the way around a pot. So I thought I would follow up with a video of another great tool for dividing round pots up into equal… Read More »
I am a little embarrassed to admit that, after having working in this business for nearly seven years, and having been an aspiring potter for many years before that, I did not know the Mata Ortiz story. I had heard of Mata Ortiz and Juan Quezada, and had seen images of the work, but until… Read More »
If there’s one thing I have learned in my time here as editor of Ceramic Arts Daily, it’s that our readers never seem to tire of learning about decorative techniques for the clay surface. And neither do I. That’s why we decided to make a free download available about some of the most popular ceramic… Read More »
I’ve mentioned time and time again on this blog how much I love drawn, brushed, scratched, painted, etc. imagery on ceramic surfaces, but how I am still trying to master these various skills in my own work. I admire those artists who do it so well that it looks like a piece of cake. Cathi… Read More »
Today we are presenting a video filmed at the recent Potters Council Workshop Porcelain in San Diego, California. In it, Mary Cuzick demonstrates her carving and slip trailing techniques. Workshops (and conferences like NCECA) are such wonderful tools for rejuvenating one’s artistic practice and learning new skills, so I thought sharing a workshop video was… Read More »
If you frequent Ceramic Arts Daily, you may be familiar with the term Mishima because we’ve posted several different variations on the technique in the past. Mishima is a traditional Korean surface decorating technique that involves inlaying a colored slip into incised lines on leather-hard clay. I have found another variation on Mishima that… Read More »
Having trouble watching the video?Please see our Video FAQ to troubleshoot.To learn more about Sumi von Dassow, please visit: http://www.herwheel.com/This clip was excerpted from Pit Firing and Burnishing with Sumi von Dassow, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore.