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March 13, 2015

In today's video clip, an excerpt from our latest DVD project, Clay Projects and Fundamentals: A Resource for Aspiring Clay Artists and Teachers, Neil Patterson demonstrates a stiff...
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March 11, 2015

Who doesn't love a homemade texture tool? It's such a great way to put your personal stamp on your work.

Sarah Pike loves texture and creates her own...
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March 9, 2015

We have one of Lars Westby's platters hanging here in our office (acquired as a Ceramic Monthly Purchase Award from the Strictly Functional Pottery National a few years back), and I...
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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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