In this video, Jake Allee demonstrates the various ways he cuts up and alters thrown forms and puts them back together again to make interesting vessels. Throughout the process, Jake explains the design decisions he incorporates to hold the pieces together. In addition, he explains how sketching plays a role in his work, keeping his mind engaged in the creative process.
In today’s post, an excerpt from his new DVD Slabs, Templates, Texture, & Terra Sigillata (which is now shipping, by the way!), Jeremy Randall explains how he uses tar paper to sketch in three dimensions when trying to come up with new ideas for his pottery forms.
Today we have a cool little video from Mark Peters. Mark is so good at taking a simple idea and the most basic of tools – a lump of clay, a sponge, and a stretched-out spring – and turning it into a loose, yet elegant piece of pottery. Have a look and then give this one a try!
In today’s video clip, an excerpt from our latest DVD project, Clay Projects and Fundamentals: A Resource for Aspiring Clay Artists and Teachers, Neil Patterson demonstrates a stiff slab vase project. He also gives great tips for working with paper to come up with interesting designs.
Pottery Video of the Week: Creating Intricate Colored Clay Patterns for Slab Building
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Nerikomi is a technique in which specific images are created in layers within a tube or “log” and then segmented as cross-sections. These image wafers are then used either in slab building or as appliqué. Curt Benzle has been using the Nerikomi technique to make super thin, intricately patterned works of art for… Read More »
Pottery Video of the Week: How to Make Press-Molded Trays Using a Bisque Forming Plate
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Today’s video clip is another excerpt from Amy Sanders new DVD Creative Forming with Custom Texture. This project is one of my favorites from the DVD. After filming, I was so excited I went to the studio and cranked out a bunch of these bisque forming plates. Now I just need to find time to… Read More »