Layers of Information: How to Build Surface Texture Layer by Layer
February 18, 2013
Today, Annie Chrietzberg explains how Lana Wilson uses bisque stamps, textured materials, rolling, and paddling to create layered texture on her work. She also explains her darting technique for...
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A Pottery Paycheck: Expert Insights into Making a Living as a Potter
February 11, 2013
The Working Potters issue is back. In it, eight fulltime potters share their trials, tribulations and triumphs working for a living in this field. Today, we'll present an excerpt...
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Making Clay Prototypes for Mold Making and Slipcasting
February 8, 2013
Andrew Gilliatt makes the prototypes for his fun, imaginative forms using MDF (a wood particle board) and a lathe. Then he slip casts them using various colored slips. But...
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Handbuilding can be thought of as a very basic ceramic technique, but that doesn't mean it can't be used to create very sophisticated forms. Many artists are using handbuilding techniques to...
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Nowadays, ceramic artists are spoiled. It wasn't that long ago that getting the colors and surfaces you wanted took a lifetime of experimentation. But because of developments in modern...
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5 Tips for Making the Most of Ceramic Glaze Testing
January 28, 2013