Today’s video comes to us all the way from Down Under. Ric Pierce, a potter and Ceramic Arts Daily subscriber, sent me this fun little video demonstrating how to make one of his signature forms, the pelican jug. Ric uses an extruder and a ram press to make his pelican jugs. Now, I know that not everyone has a ram press in their studio, but that doesn’t mean this video is not worth watching. Au contraire! Ric demonstrates how, with a little imagination, you can take basic shapes and chop them up and reassemble them into something more interesting. And, if you’ve never seen a ram press in action, it’s kind of cool. Check it out! – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.


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To learn more about the fun that can be had with extruders, check out David Hendley’s three-disc DVD set Extrude it! in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore!

To learn more about Ric Pierce and see images of his finished work, visit

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