Potter Lorna Meaden explains the technique she uses to achieve the super fine (in more ways than one) pin-striped decoration that graces a lot of her pots.
Pottery Decorating Video: Making Beautiful Marks on Pottery with Fluting, Carving and Painting with Wax
In today’s video clip, which is excerpted from his DVD Making Marks (a video adaptation of his popular book), Robin Hopper demonstrates some great fluting, sgraffito and wax resist painting techniques.
In today’s video clip, Gordon Hutchens demonstrates a slip-resist
decorating technique. Sometimes called naked raku (but this video is G
rated) or peel-away slip, the technique involves painting clay slip
onto bisqueware and then raku firing.
In today’s pottery video, potter Shelia Clennell gives us and introduction into making handmade cane and reed handles for your functional pots.
Pottery Decorating Video: A Beautiful Tradition – A Demonstration of Time-Honored Pottery Making Techniques
In today’s video, we learn about the traditional pottery making techniques in San Jose de Gracia and Patamban, Mexico.
Today, we’ll show you some of Tom and Elaine Coleman’s work and talk about their working methods. Plus we’ll throw in a couple of the Coleman’s glaze recipes for good measure.
In today’s video, ceramic artist Charan Sachar shows us how to make a foolproof and ergonomic slip trailer out of some inexpensive materials. Watch the video now! and then make some for yourself. We’ve also included some step-by-step written instruction on the process.
We’re kicking off 2009 with a how-to ceramics video about using paper stencils and underglaze for surface decoration. The video features ceramic artist Eva Kwong and was filmed during the recent Potters Council workshop “Surface, Form and Substance” in Indianapolis, Indiana.
When I think of terra sigillata, I think of the soft, satin surfaces of low-fired earthenware, like Greek red and black ware that still has that great surface sheen. But Anne Fløche has taken terra sigillata in a different direction. She’s allowed herself to use it in a way that goes against tradition, but is true to her own inspiration and way of working. This is a classic example of taking a tried-and-true technique and making it personal. Whether you’re using terra sigillata in a traditional manner or pushing it to try something new, Fløche provides a great tutorial (and a recipe) for making this versatile material.
If you’ve ever attended a workshop, you know that you come away with more information than you could possible remember or apply, and your head is swimming with new ideas and projects to try in your own studio. Not only do you get ideas for how the presenter makes his or her own work, but you get the benefit of their experience and the insight behind their work. These excerpts from a two-day workshop with Tom Turner go beyond the basic how-to video to document the vast knowledge and experience of an established master potter. They are just a small sampling of what is available on the four DVD set. Enjoy!—Sherman Hall, Ceramic Arts Daily