Summer is flying by and school is right around the corner (sorry kids!). So this weekend we thought we’d have a little back to school sale on one of our most popular DVDs for teachers (and students): Clay Projects and Fundamentals with Neil Patterson. Through July 29, you can save $10 on the DVD. Today, I am sharing a clip.


In this simple, yet very cool project (great for the classroom!), Neil shows a great way to add depth to tiles by layering underglaze with thin slabs of clay. Underglaze is a lot of fun to work with because it comes in virtually every color of the rainbow, can stay true to color (depending on your firing range), can be mixed like paints, and on and on. But I have to say, it never really occurred to me to use it as a joining slip. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.




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This clip was excerpted from Projects and Fundamentals: A Resource for Aspiring Clay Artists and Teachers, which is on sale through July 29, 2013 in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore.


To learn more about Neil Patterson or to see more images of his work, please visit


Be sure to download your free copy of How to Make Pottery: How to Learn Pottery Techniques and Enjoy Working with Clay.





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