Good news cone 10 potters! We’ve gathered some of our favorite traditional cone 10 glaze recipes in a convenient recipe-card format, perfect for printing and taking to the glaze lab or pottery studio. Whether you are interested in trying out some of the beautiful cone 10 pottery glazes that have been used for generations, or if you want to try something new, you’ve found the perfect resource.
Potter Ann Ruel says that, although it was the mesmerizing spin of the potter’s wheel that originally drew her in to pottery, she soon felt she needed to break those circular boundaries. So she started altering her pieces into more complex forms.Today, we present a technique Ann uses for making interestingly shaped press molds out… Read More »
In today’s post, an excerpt from In the Potters Kitchen, Sumi von Dassow shows how to throw a French butter dish on the pottery wheel. If you are unfamiliar with French butter dishes, they are a great way to store real butter (as opposed to margerine) outside the fridge without it going bad. A great… Read More »
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 through
double walled construction using slump molds and paper patterns. In
today’s post, Chris takes us through this fun way of working.
If you are interested in taking your ceramic art from the tabletop to the wall, but aren’t quite sure how to do it, you’re probably not alone. There are many different ways to hang ceramic wall art and it can be overwhelming to figure out the best way, especially for those just starting out. Clay… Read More »
This clip was excerpted from Gestural Imagery and Form with Mel Griffin, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! Ceramic Decoration That Doesn’t Just Sit on Top of PotteryI am always amazed that no matter how long I have been making ceramic videos for Ceramic Arts Daily, each and every one has something new… Read More »
Clay is a wonderful material because it can be made to look like just about anything. From Sylvia Hyman’s cardboard boxes of mail to Brett Kern’s “inflatable” dinosaurs, the trompe l’oeil (French for “Fool the Eye”) tradition is strong in ceramic sculpture.Kathy Pallie chose to emulate the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe in a commission… Read More »
I have been sort of obsessed with plates lately – I haven’t been making any (too busy lately for the studio!) but I have been looking at the plates of other potters and thinking about the form a LOT. Something tells me, the first thing I do when I get back to the studio will… Read More »
Looking for some awesome ceramic decoration ideas? Ceramic stencils are a great way to go and there are a lot of different ways to use them, such as this and this.In this post, an excerpt from the July/August Pottery Making Illustrated, Lindsay Rogers explains how she makes her stencils for pottery–or as she calls them… Read More »
Courtney Murphy deftly combines two somewhat disparate influences in her work: simple, well-designed industrial objects, and folk art and children’s artwork. The result is forms that have a wonderful balance of playfulness and refinement.In today’s post, an excerpt from the November/December 2011 Pottery Making Illustrated, Courtney explains how she combines underglaze decoration over a majolica… Read More »