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May 29, 2015

The cereal bowl selection at my house consists mainly of all of my reject bowls from over the years. It's a motley crew of old, wonky pieces that make...
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May 27, 2015

Wondering how much money you actually make selling pots—after accounting for labor, materials, show fees, marketing, selling, packing, shipping, travel, general paperwork, etc? Mea Rhee tracked and figured out...
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May 25, 2015

Clay tools are a potter's best friend - especially homemade tools designed to be perfect for specific tasks. Just by doing some creative searching, it’s amazing how many useful...
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May 21, 2015

What’s not to love about texture and clay? After all, it’s clay’s wonderful malleability that got us all hooked in the first place. And textured clay can work so...
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May 20, 2015

Probably every aspiring ceramic artist has pondered at great lengths how to make pottery their full time gig. It’s not an easy road these days, and if you want...
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May 18, 2015

There are myriad ways to get texture on clay - one of these being the handmade bisque stamp. But sometimes you just want more immediate gratification. That's where carving...
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May 15, 2015

Altering forms is a great way to put your own personal touch on them. Jennifer Allen started her exploration of altering pots on plates and mug forms.

In today's post,...
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May 13, 2015

Paul Linhares was introduced to paddling work when watching Yixing teapot makers use paddles to skillfully shape clay slabs into beautiful pots. Years later when he wanted to make...
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May 11, 2015

It can be challenging to carve geometric patterns into pottery. Aside from sharp tools and patience, you need to know the optimum timing and plan your design...
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May 8, 2015

Combining multiple bisque molds to create stacked pots is a really fun way to explore form. A bonus is that you can stack the molds themselves before you even...
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