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May 4, 2015

After a long brutal winter, spring is hopefully here to stay. So to go with the warming temperatures, I thought I would share some recipes for warm colored glazes....
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May 1, 2015

I have tried many different approaches to throwing bowls, but until filming Lisa Orr's video (which makes its debut today!), I had never thought to throw a bowl in...
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April 29, 2015

Making a large wall piece out of hundreds of forms requires some serious planning, mapping, and methodical organization, along with a whole lot of patience and passion. But if...
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April 27, 2015

Shana Salaff prefers to design new forms by cutting and pasting components and playing around until she arrives at a form she likes. Sometimes she even goes back to...
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April 24, 2015

If you are someone who likes to combine throwing and handbuilding to make interesting forms, today's video is for you. In this clip from Deborah Schwartzkopf's Pieces and Patterns:...
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April 22, 2015

Imagine you are a student and you are required to make a large pot using 22 pounds of clay. Now imagine that your instructor demonstrates how to do this...
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April 20, 2015

In today's post, an excerpt from the May/June issue of Pottery Making Illustrated, Jake Allee shares what he learned when he recently delved into the Majolica technique. I...
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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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