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February 9, 2015

Making thin, curved walls out of clay requires support throughout the process. In today's post, Wouter Dam explains how he uses foam swimming pool floats for support during construction, and customized...
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February 6, 2015

If you've been stuck in the studio lately, the latest DVD in our Ceramic Arts Daily Presents DVD series might be the ticket to get you unstuck. In today's...
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February 4, 2015

In today's post, Lisa explains her entire slab building process for her "Arrow Jars" from sketch to creating a functioning lid and flange.


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February 2, 2015

I love work with pattern and imagery and have done a lot with screen printing and stencils in my work. Lately I have been wanting to start experimenting with the variety of oxide,...
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January 30, 2015

A. Blair Clemo has some of the most interesting pottery making techniques I have seen. His process involves press molds, coil building, wheel throwing, sprig molds and more. Though...
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January 28, 2015

Gillian Parke shares her technique for getting a very coarse surface texture from a clay body typically chosen for its creamy smooth consistency.


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January 26, 2015

Want to make quick work of multiple, handbuilt plate forms? Try Styrofoam rings found in most craft supply stores (for wreath making), They’re inexpensive, lightweight, and easy to store.

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January 23, 2015

After many years of just throwing, I have been doing more and more handbuilding. Part of the reason for is that we made a video with Liz Zlot Summerfield....
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January 21, 2015

Chrome oxide or Cr2O3 is a common studio material that can help produce beautiful colors in the kiln. But it can be quite challenging to perfect. So, in the November 2012 Technofile...
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January 19, 2015

The Tower of London’s dry moat was recently flooded again, but not with water. This time it was with 888,246 ceramic poppies. Paul Cummins and Tom Piper, with the...
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