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December 3, 2014

Lindsay Scypta's pots are intricately textured with stamps and sprigs and glazed with runny glazes that enhance these textures beautifully. All of this requires careful planning, which begins when...
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December 1, 2014

Slab-built plates seem like a pretty simple endeavor, but it can be challenging to get the feet just right. Coil feet often have...
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November 28, 2014

I love the technique of using a wiggle wire to cut pots off the wheel, thus creating an interesting texture on the bottom of the piece -- a great...
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November 27, 2014

Today we continue our tradition of sending a food-related post on Thanksgiving Day, since it is traditionally a day of feasting in the United States. In today's post, an...
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November 24, 2014

For Brenda Lichman, form and surface go hand in hand. She accentuates her soft, simple forms with thick porcelain slip and then further accentuates the volume by pushing out...
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November 21, 2014

Screen printing on pots is definitely a trend these days and one of the main trend setters in this area is Jason Bige Burnett. Jason draws on his background...
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November 19, 2014

In today's post, an excerpt from the May/June 2012 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated, Kip O'Krongly demonstrates how she uses those stencils, along with slips and sgraffito to...
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November 17, 2014

Slip trailing is a fabulous technique for creating both visual and tactile decoration on pottery and ceramic sculpture. Most of the time, this technique involves trailing a design in...
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November 14, 2014

Handles can be the bane of a potters existence - at least they are for me a lot of the time. So I am always happy when I learn...
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November 12, 2014

I love using stencils in my work. I've tried lots of different materials as stencils, but I had never thought to use cardboard. Karmien Bowman uses cardboard for stencils...
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