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August 10, 2015

There are myriad ways to build non-round forms, but if you love
throwing, you’ll probably find that throwing and altering works best
for you. In today’s post,...

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August 7, 2015

If you’re familiar with Lana Wilson’s work, you know that she comes up with some of the most imaginative ways to make it. Following the clay’s lead, she makes...
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August 5, 2015

Brad Menninga was interested in screen printing on wet clay, but didn’t want to mess with screen printing medium or long drying times to get his “inks” (in this...
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August 3, 2015

Today, salt and wood firing potter Michael Kline takes us through his wadding process sharing his wadding recipe and tips for successful stacking in the kiln. He also explains...
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July 31, 2015

I love love love the look of brushwork decoration, but up to now, I have been a big chicken about actually trying it myself. I’ve never been very good...
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July 29, 2015

In today's post, an excerpt from Ceramic Decorating Tool Techniques: How To Use Clay Pencils, Slip Trailers, Glaze Pens, and Carving Tools to Decorate Ceramics, David Gamble explains how...
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July 27, 2015

Sometimes I feel like I was born in the wrong era because I just love old things: antiques, weathered old buildings, vintage clothing. If you can relate, then you’ll...
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July 24, 2015

Today’s video clip is an excerpt from Amy Sanders’s DVD Creative Forming with Custom Texture. This project is one of my favorites from the DVD. After filming, I was...
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July 22, 2015

Let's face it. We've all had glaze disasters in the kiln. From the mild disappointment of a glaze not turning out exactly the color you were hoping for to...
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July 20, 2015

Throwing is great, but if you are interested in exploring more angular shapes handbuilding is a good way to go. If you want to be able to repeat those...
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