If you’re looking to improve your pottery skills, but can’t get to a class or a workshop, online ceramics videos can be the next best thing. But sifting through the hundreds of videos on other video sites to find quality pottery instruction, can be time consuming and frustrating. That’s why the Ceramic Arts Daily pottery video archive is so helpful. Our editors have personally vetted all of the videos we post to make sure each one is informative, educational, and inspirational. Our growing collection of pottery videos also provides previews at some of the more in-depth instructional DVDs available in the Ceramic Arts Daily bookstore.
Pottery Decorating Video: What a Stretch! How to Use Sodium Silicate to Create Crackled Texture on Pottery Surfaces
August 6, 2010
In today's video, potters Don Ellis and Randy Brodnax demonstrate a couple of variations on the same technique in tandem. The technique involves using sodium silicate and a heat...
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DIY Clay Tools Video Contest: Finalist 3
July 30, 2010
Today, we are happy to present the next finalist in our DIY Clay Tools Video Contest: Craig Rhodes and his oversized splash pan....
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DIY Clay Tools Video Contest – Finalist 2
July 28, 2010
Today, we are happy to present the next finalist in our DIY Clay Tools Video Contest: Murry Gans and his homemade extruder. A link to...
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DIY Clay Tools Video Contest – Finalist 1
July 26, 2010
So, we were right! Our
audience is a clever lot. The submissions for the DIY Clay Tools Video
Contest are in and they did not disappoint. After...
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Pit Firing Video: A Guide to Gathering Fuels for the Best Results in a Pit Firing
July 23, 2010
Sumi von Dassow has been using the pit firing process for many many years and it shows in the amazing colors and surface effects on her pots. In today's...
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Wheel Throwing Video: Throwing and Faceting Colored Clay Vessels
July 16, 2010
We've featured a number of
different posts on Ceramic Arts Daily about mixing colored clays to
create interesting surfaces, but, so far, we've haven't featured any
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Firing Figurative Clay Sculpture: How to Hollow Out a Handbuilt Form in Preparation for the Kiln
July 9, 2010
In today's video, Philippe Faraut demonstrates how he prepares a figurative sculpture for firing by cutting the piece into two sections, hollowing it out, and then putting it all...
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Handle Making Video: How to Make Custom Cane Handles for Teapots
July 2, 2010
Sheila Clennell of Sour Cherry Pottery is an expert on cane handles
and, a while back, we shared her primer on working with cane. In
today's video clip,...
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Open Studio Video: A Look Inside a Bogota, Colombia, Community Ceramic Studio
June 25, 2010
Today I wanted to send out a friendly reminder for our next video contest: the D.I.Y. Clay Tools contest. If you have "invented," built, or repurposed a super-cool tool...
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Handbuilding Video: Sandi Pierantozzi Demonstrates How to Use a Template to Make a Textured Soft-Slab-Built Bowl with a Wrapped Rim
June 18, 2010
In today's clip, Sandi Pierantozzi demonstrates a cool soft slab building technique for a bowl with a wrapped rim. She also explains the template system she uses to make...
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