I am admittedly terrible at keeping a sketchbook. I know that it would be very helpful for me in developing forms and ideas, but every time I try I just never stick with it.


Jeremy Randall showed me another way to sketch that clicks with me a little more – using tar paper, or roofing felt, to sketch three-dimensionally. In today’s post, an excerpt from his new DVD Slabs, Templates, Texture, & Terra Sigillata (which is now shipping, by the way!), Jeremy explains how he uses this helpful tool when trying to come up with new ideas for his pottery forms. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.



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This clip was excerpted from Slabs, Templates, Texture, & Terra Sigillata: Handbuilding and Surface Techniques, which is NOW SHIPPING from the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore!

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To learn more about Jeremy Randall or to see more images of his work, please visit www.jeremyrandallceramics.com.



For more interesting handbuilding techniques, download your free copy of Five Great Handbuilding Techniques: Variations on Classic Techniques for Making Contemporary Handbuilt Pottery.



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