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June 30, 2014

Throwing really large pots, and trimming them, is hard work. This is especially true when your pot gets to be several feet tall and you need to keep your...
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June 27, 2014

When you make animated pots, you have to be sure the glazing and decorating complement the movement in the form. Nick Joerling does this beautifully on his pots by...
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June 25, 2014

Ceramic stains and underglazes mixed with water painted on unfired white-glazed bisque is pretty similar to watercolor painting on paper. The main difference is that the glazed bisque surface...
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June 22, 2014

In today's post, an excerpt from his book From a Slab of Clay, Daryl Baird explains how to make templates and use them to create slab-built bowls. A...
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June 20, 2014

No matter what Lorna Meaden says, I'd call the bowl she is throwing in this clip a large bowl, rather than a medium sized bowl - especially since it...
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June 18, 2014

As Dana Bilello-Barrow was developing her voice and her skills with clay, she realized that she would often be disappointed by her post after glazing. What resonated with was...
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June 16, 2014

Even though you don't need to pull up high walls with a large platter, large wheel-thrown platters can be challenging, especially if you are small in stature. In today's...
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June 13, 2014

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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June 11, 2014

In today's post, Jerilyn explains how she uses double-walled construction to create the beautiful forms shown here. She also shares her firing schedule.


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June 9, 2014

Potter Joan Bruneau wanted a little more lift from her thrown vase forms, but pesky old gravity was keeping the bottoms looking static. So she started to think of...
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