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July 29, 2015

In today's post, an excerpt from Ceramic Decorating Tool Techniques: How To Use Clay Pencils, Slip Trailers, Glaze Pens, and Carving Tools to Decorate Ceramics, David Gamble explains how...
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July 27, 2015

Sometimes I feel like I was born in the wrong era because I just love old things: antiques, weathered old buildings, vintage clothing. If you can relate, then you’ll...
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July 24, 2015

Today’s video clip is an excerpt from Amy Sanders’s DVD Creative Forming with Custom Texture. This project is one of my favorites from the DVD. After filming, I was...
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July 22, 2015

Let's face it. We've all had glaze disasters in the kiln. From the mild disappointment of a glaze not turning out exactly the color you were hoping for to...
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July 20, 2015

Throwing is great, but if you are interested in exploring more angular shapes handbuilding is a good way to go. If you want to be able to repeat those...
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July 17, 2015

Swirlware, a traditional form of pottery made in the Catawba Valley of North Carolina in the early 1900s, is made by combining contrasting clay bodies when throwing. Michael Kline...
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July 15, 2015

David Scott Smith is a fan of flowers. You might say it's in his blood - his grandfather owned a flower shop and then, after "retirement" a horticulture instructor....
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July 13, 2015

There have been many times in my wheel throwing career that I have thought, "I just can't throw large pots. I am not strong enough." But I have learned...
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July 10, 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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July 8, 2015

Those of you who are avid CAD readers may remember the work of Belgian artist Ann Van Hoey from a couple of years ago when she won the CAD...
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