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April 16, 2014

Getting the perfect surface on your clay pieces is often a combination of choosing the right materials, smart timing of tasks, and knowing...
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April 14, 2014

In today's post, an excerpt from the November/December 2011 Pottery Making Illustrated, Courtney Murphy explains how she combines underglaze decoration over a majolica glaze to create her delightfully...
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April 11, 2014

A triaxial blend is an excellent tool for learning about glazes and materials but if you're new to glaze testing, just the words "triaxial blend" might give you pause.
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April 9, 2014

Wheel throwing plates can be one of the more challenging pottery techniques. It's contrary to what you might think since they're flat after all, but trying to center a...
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April 7, 2014

It is a lot of fun to use pots to tell stories. It can be even more fun to not only tell a...
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April 4, 2014

If you have ever experienced using a tried and true glaze in one firing and had the exact same glaze come out completely...
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April 2, 2014

Fixing a clogged drain is hard work and expensive. Making a drain trap is easier and cheaper than you might think. In today's post, an excerpt from the April...
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March 31, 2014

Sometimes the glazes we use are good for one purpose, but not so good for another. A glaze might perform well when dipping...
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March 26, 2014

Daryl Baird's Extruder Book has just been revised and re-released, this time with 19 great how-to projects from beginning to end (including beautiful color photographs of the process and...
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March 24, 2014

It is so interesting to me to hear the paths artists follow to build their careers in clay. Diana Seidel's is a particularly fun story. Today, Diana shares her...
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