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May 21, 2015

What’s not to love about texture and clay? After all, it’s clay’s wonderful malleability that got us all hooked in the first place. And textured clay can work so...
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May 20, 2015

Probably every aspiring ceramic artist has pondered at great lengths how to make pottery their full time gig. It’s not an easy road these days, and if you want...
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May 18, 2015

There are myriad ways to get texture on clay - one of these being the handmade bisque stamp. But sometimes you just want more immediate gratification. That's where carving...
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May 15, 2015

Altering forms is a great way to put your own personal touch on them. Jennifer Allen started her exploration of altering pots on plates and mug forms.

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May 13, 2015

Paul Linhares was introduced to paddling work when watching Yixing teapot makers use paddles to skillfully shape clay slabs into beautiful pots. Years later when he wanted to make...
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May 11, 2015

It can be challenging to carve geometric patterns into pottery. Aside from sharp tools and patience, you need to know the optimum timing and plan your design...
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May 8, 2015

Combining multiple bisque molds to create stacked pots is a really fun way to explore form. A bonus is that you can stack the molds themselves before you even...
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May 6, 2015

With their delicate undulating rims, Cheryl Malone’s seemingly paper-thin vases bear a striking resemblance to flower petals. No surprise since Cheryl is inspired by the growth patterns of plants...
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May 4, 2015

After a long brutal winter, spring is hopefully here to stay. So to go with the warming temperatures, I thought I would share some recipes for warm colored glazes....
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May 1, 2015

I have tried many different approaches to throwing bowls, but until filming Lisa Orr's video (which makes its debut today!), I had never thought to throw a bowl in...
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