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March 6, 2015

Trimming is a part of the wheel-throwing process that potters either love or hate. Regardless of where you fall on the love/hate scale, today's video clip from Paul Donnelly...
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March 4, 2015

In ceramics, finding the perfect glaze for your work is only part of the challenge. If the application is sloppy, it doesn't matter how beautiful the glaze is! So in today's...
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March 2, 2015

Texture can be addictive in pottery, and there are an infinite variety of tools that can be used to create texture. Of course, the best texture tools are homemade...
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February 27, 2015

Nick Joerling likes to make pots that are “active in the mind and imagination.” He achieves this goal by making gestural marks with simple tools on the wheel and...
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February 25, 2015

Hopefully you haven't already learned this the hard way, but if you make and sell pots, you can't afford to do a shoddy...
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February 23, 2015

I keep a lot of things in my studio that I think may one day be useful for texture or as a tool of some sort. I also cannot...
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February 20, 2015

Last summer, Lisa Naples came to town for a marathon week of filming two DVDs. The first one, Flat to Functional, was launched in March, and I am happy...
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February 18, 2015

When I saw Linda Arbuckle's article about die cutters in the March 2015 issue of Ceramics Monthly, I remembered how much...
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February 16, 2015

Workshops and conferences are such fantastic ways to enrich your art making. You leave brimming with new ideas to try, and these ideas can then morph with your own...
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February 13, 2015

Most people think of sprig molds as press-molded decorative elements that are affixed to work, but Blair Clemo uses sprigs as part of his construction process. Blair started off...
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