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December 29, 2014

Today, potter Linda Gates walks us through the slip-casting process for one of her jug forms using a four-piece plaster mold for the body and a two-piece plaster mold...
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December 26, 2014

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 24, 2014

For those of us who don’t have a kiln in our studios, transporting glazed ware is a frustrating necessity. But things just got...
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December 22, 2014

I use paper stencils with underglaze a lot in my work. With a little water, the stencils stick to greenware beautifully providing a nice resist. But it is a...
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December 19, 2014

You can never have enough receptacles for candy in my humble opinion. I really loved Jake Allee's candy dish project from his new DVD Assembly Required: Building Complex Pottery...
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December 17, 2014

Carving into a form is a great way to add imagery and texture to pottery. But Michell Swafford came up with a different twist on carved texture. She carves...
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December 15, 2014

There are a lot of fun tools out there for potters to use to create patterns on their work. Latex resist...
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December 12, 2014

One of my favorite handmade texture tools that Amy Sanders demonstrates on the DVD we filmed this past summer is what I like to call her "rolly line tools."...
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December 10, 2014

In today's post, Paul Donnelly takes us through

his handle-making process. It's a great alternative to pulled handles

because it cuts down on the mess and the drying time, and still...
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December 8, 2014

Most potters do their very best to avoid cracks in their work. But some deliberately try to create cracking, and the results can be gorgeous. In today's post, an excerpt...
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