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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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August 27, 2014

Many studio potters consider it cheating to use commercial products (molds, glazes, etc) in their work, but to me, nothing should be off limits! Kate Maury agrees...
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August 25, 2014

Ceramic artist Bede Clarke has explored a number of different paths in his career. Recently, after focusing primarily on wood firing for a number of years, he shifted his...
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August 22, 2014

In today's post, Deborah Schwartzkopf, a master at designing beautiful non-round functional pottery, shows us how she makes her dessert bowls. The clip is an excerpt from her utterly...
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August 20, 2014

Who says ceramic tiles have to be flat? Using additive relief sculpting on a flat tile can lead to some beautiful and unique dimensional tiles. In today's video, an...
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August 18, 2014

Painting a repeating pattern on a round vessel presents challenges. To be convincing, the pattern needs to expand proportionally with the roundness of the pot. Tony Merino wanted to...
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August 15, 2014

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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August 13, 2014

You don’t have to own a wood kiln to wood fire your work, but it can be tricky to find a kiln firing group you’re comfortable with and that...
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August 11, 2014

Annie Chrietzberg explains Lana Wilson's process for decorating pottery with colored slips and shares the clear cone 6 glaze recipe she uses to finish these pieces.


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