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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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December 4, 2014

Screen printing on ceramic work can produce some pretty exciting surfaces. But combining screen printing with other surface techniques, like stamping and staining, can take it a step further. Jason...
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December 3, 2014

Lindsay Scypta's pots are intricately textured with stamps and sprigs and glazed with runny glazes that enhance these textures beautifully. All of this requires careful planning, which begins when...
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December 1, 2014

Slab-built plates seem like a pretty simple endeavor, but it can be challenging to get the feet just right. Coil feet often have...
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November 28, 2014

I love the technique of using a wiggle wire to cut pots off the wheel, thus creating an interesting texture on the bottom of the piece -- a great...
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November 27, 2014

Today we continue our tradition of sending a food-related post on Thanksgiving Day, since it is traditionally a day of feasting in the United States. In today's post, an...
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