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September 17, 2014

The pinch pot is the most elemental of pottery forms requiring simply one's hands and a lump of clay. Because of this, it is often the first technique most...
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September 15, 2014

In today's post, an excerpt from the "Technofile" department in Ceramics Monthly, Dave Finkelnburg discusses the many possibilities that are possible with the multifaceted little colorant...
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September 12, 2014

If you love slab building, but have trouble figuring out how to flat slab to volumetric form, today's video clip from Liz Zlot Summerfield might help solve...
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September 10, 2014

In today's post, we're sharing a fun video made by potter Ronald Shaw. In the video, Ronald demonstrates how he built an Onggi potter’s wheel with just a few...
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September 8, 2014

Some folks feel like using commercial glazes is cheating, but I say, hogwash! I have been using commercial glazes for the past couple of years because, with very limited...
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September 5, 2014

Ceramic glazes consist of three main components: glass formers, fluxes, and refractories. If you can remember those, and familiarize yourself with the characteristics of the common ceramic raw materials,...
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September 4, 2014

We are super excited to share our new baby: CeramicRecipes.org, an online database for all of your recipes, whether you have your own or have...
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September 3, 2014

Ceramic glaze recipes are to potters and sculptors like candy is to a kid on Halloween. We just can't seem to get enough! The cone 6 oxidation glaze recipes...
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September 1, 2014

When Dianna Pittis switched from making pots to making sculpture, she had to invent some clay tools that made it possible for her to realize her vision....
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August 29, 2014

The Obvara technique, which originated in Eastern Europe around the 12th Century, involves scalding the finish on the pottery to seal the porous surface. Similar to the...
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