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August 31, 2015

Picture this: a mobile anagama; literally a wood-burning kiln specifically designed to fit into a custom trailer, allowing it to travel across the country teaching the wood-fired experience to...
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August 28, 2015

Throwing off the hump can really help maximize efficiency in the studio. It may seem like a little thing, but if you are in heavy production the time savings...
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August 26, 2015

Frank Krevens had been making faceted cone 10 porcelain work for many years, but after a recent move, he lost access to the high fire kiln. That, and a...
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August 24, 2015

In today's post, Jane Sawyer explains how she throws with extra soft clay and cuts darts during the throwing process to create work that looks fluid even in the...
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August 21, 2015

Molds are one of my favorite tools in my studio. I love how quickly you can produce objects. Since graduating from Ohio State University in the spring of 2014,...
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August 19, 2015

As you are developing skills on the potters wheel, large bellied out forms with narrow rims can be pretty challenging. Once you have the height, it is hard to...
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August 17, 2015

If you’ve never participated in a raku firing, today’s post might make you put it on your “to-try list” this summer or fall. In this bonus Monday video, an excerpt...
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August 14, 2015

Throwing cups and mugs is one of my favorite things to do on the wheel. Partially out of habit, and partially because I secretly love trimming, I usually end...
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August 12, 2015

Today, Annie Chrietzberg explains how Lana Wilson uses bisque stamps, textured materials, rolling, and paddling to create layered texture on her work. She also explains her darting technique for...
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August 10, 2015

There are myriad ways to build non-round forms, but if you love
throwing, you’ll probably find that throwing and altering works best
for you. In today’s post,...

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