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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.


February 15, 2013

In this video, Mitch Lyons demonstrates making a cylindrical form using a series of dowel rods in graduated sizes to hollow out the center. It is a great technique...
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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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February 1, 2013

I loooooove polka dots! They are such a simple decoration, but they have such wide appeal. Gail Kendall is also into dots, so she spends a good amount of...
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January 23, 2013

In today's post, an excerpt from the January/February issue of Pottery Making Illustrated, Janis Wilson Hughes explains how she makes custom throwing ribs. As a bonus, I'm also posting...
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January 11, 2013

There are a number of ways to make stencils, with the easiest method being making stencils out of paper. But for more complex designs or designs with very fine...
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January 4, 2013

It's winter and if you're like me, you are thinking about some indoor house projects to tackle. Maybe it's time to spruce up your fireplace surround or customize a...
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December 28, 2012

In today's video, an excerpt from Stephen Jepson's DVD How to Throw Large Pots, potter Bill Gossman shows us his method for making a large vase in two wheel-thrown...
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December 14, 2012

Sarah Jaeger's soup tureens have generous, bulbous knobs resembling "onion domes" popular in Russian architecture. They are quite striking and look like they'd be easy to use as well. It...
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December 7, 2012

Today (and this weekend) we are having a sale on one of our popular DVDs: Jake Allee's Assembly Required: Building Complex Pottery Forms by Throwing, Altering, and Assembling. So...
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November 26, 2012

In today's post, Deborah Schwartzkopf, a master at designing beautiful non-round functional pottery, shows us how she makes her dessert bowls. The clip is an excerpt from her utterly...
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