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August 18, 2014

Painting a repeating pattern on a round vessel presents challenges. To be convincing, the pattern needs to expand proportionally with the roundness of the pot. Tony Merino wanted to...
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August 15, 2014

Using horsehair and feathers in raku firing yields incredible marks that can't be created in any other type of firing. But for optimal results in horsehair and feather raku,...
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August 13, 2014

You don’t have to own a wood kiln to wood fire your work, but it can be tricky to find a kiln firing group you’re comfortable with and that...
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August 11, 2014

Annie Chrietzberg explains Lana Wilson's process for decorating pottery with colored slips and shares the clear cone 6 glaze recipe she uses to finish these pieces.


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August 8, 2014

Sandi Pierantozzi demonstrates a couple of variations on her flat pulling handle technique in today's excerpt from her DVD, which is now available as a digital download! Enjoy!


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August 6, 2014

The best way to learn about ceramic glazes and glaze materials is to test them. By studying what happens when varying amounts of various ingredients are combined in a...
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August 4, 2014

I participated in a raku firing (Western style) when I was an undergrad in one of Matt Long’s classes at Ohio University. It is no wonder raku...
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August 1, 2014

People have been using clay to tell stories since the dawn of history. Lisa Naples tells stories in both her functional pots and ceramic sculpture. In her...
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July 30, 2014

We recently featured a square baking dish project on the blog (with a rhubarb crisp recipe too!), but today I thought I would point out that you can use...
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July 28, 2014

The pottery of Lauren Karle is influenced by the beautiful garments of the indigenous cultures of Guatamala, where she lived for 2 1/2 years. The pots reference these garments...
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