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 »
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 »
We love Halloween here at Ceramic Arts Daily, and for today’s post, we wanted to have a little fun. So we called on our friend Lisa Bare Culp (who is always a hoot) and she delivered. In today’s bonus Halloween video, Lisa demonstrates a fun, festive (and spooky!) Halloween project suited for all ages. Happy Halloween everybody!
In today’s video, Deborah Schwartzkopf demonstrates how she makes the super cool bottoms of her cup forms with a slab and a bisque fired mold. She then skillfully attaches the base to a bottomless wheel-thrown cylinder, which she then darts and alters to make the shape just right. Voila! Not your typical cylindrical cup form.
In this bonus Monday pottery video, Dale Baucum tries out a couple of adjustable molds for slab building. The beauty of these molds is that you can make a plethora of different shapes and sizes of pots with just one mold. Super cool.
In an excerpt from his DVD Get a Handle on It, potter Tony Clennell shares his expert advice on handle pulling. Tony shows us that, with a little practice and patience, great-looking pulled handles are within any potter’s grasp. Watch the video!