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October 17, 2014

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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October 15, 2014

In today's post, Frank James Fisher shares his technique for throwing in two parts to make what he calls a petal bowl because of the flower-like rim treatment.


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October 13, 2014

Where do you find inspiration for your art? For some it is in nature, for some inspiration lies in the work of a favorite artist, for others, it can...
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October 9, 2014

Throwing large plate forms is tricky because it can be hard to master centering and spreading the clay out wide enough without either knocking it off center, or getting...
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October 8, 2014

If you have ever done raku firing, you are probably aware that the raku firing process should not be used for pots that are intended to serve food. The...
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October 6, 2014

Chris Pickett's puffy forms reference stuffed
animals and inflatable toys and the visible seams give the work a casual
and relaxed feel. Chris creates his inflated forms...
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October 3, 2014

In today's post, Lisa Naples shares her technique for making a slab-built handle for a cream pitcher. I love this handle because it is an interesting shape that complements...
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October 1, 2014

I have to admit, I am somewhat organizationally challenged. It's not that I don't love being organized, it's that sometimes I can't keep up…yeah, that's it. I'll blame it...
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September 29, 2014

A few years ago a friend of mine had us over for dinner and served one of the most delicious dishes I had ever had. It was...
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September 26, 2014

Handles are something I struggled with for a long time. Once I started to get my handles the way I wanted, I realized that my pieces as...
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