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April 17, 2015

Lana Wilson is known for her textured surfaces and she has some pretty fun ways of coming up with said texture. Take for example her “drop technique tiles.” Looking...
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April 15, 2015

Paper clay improves joining capabilities and decreases warping and shrinkage, all the while reducing the heft of the work. This makes it ideal for building complex or delicate ceramic...
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April 13, 2015

Nancy Gardner loves commercial glazes and underglazes because the color choices are virtually unlimited. And she has no qualms about using commercial products instead of mixing her own.

 

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April 10, 2015

Using horsehair and feathers in raku firing yields incredible marks that can't be created in any other type of firing. But for optimal results in horsehair and feather raku,...
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April 8, 2015

It is a very exciting time to be a ceramic artist. There is a wealth of information available to help you do virtually anything you can dream up with...
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April 6, 2015

Sprigging is a great way to add low relief texture onto pottery forms. But putting sprigs on top of a surface is just...
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April 3, 2015

When you look at Lana Wilson’s layered slip and sgraffito surfaces for the first time, you probably find yourself wondering, “wow, how did she do that?” It isn’t immediately...
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April 1, 2015

I admit it. I completely lack the patience (and, since I am being honest here, I might as well just say it: skill!) to do detailed drawn decoration on...
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March 30, 2015

Aysha Peltz’s “Splash Bowls” are inspired by the iconic photograph Milk Drop Coronet, by Doc Edgerton (http://edgerton-digital-collections.org). She was captivated by the “elegance with which the image arrests a...
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March 27, 2015

Slump molds are great for making plates since you can just drop the slab into the mold and not worry about it shrinking around it. They are even better...
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