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January 8, 2014

When Frank James Fisher noticed a bunch of trim scraps at a local home center, his thoughts immediately went to “clay tool." Today, Frank explains how he has turned...
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January 6, 2014

Slab-built plates seem like a pretty simple endeavor, but it can be challenging to get the feet just right. Coil feet often have...
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January 3, 2014

My new year's resolution is to make more molds. Molds are a simple way to create simple or complex forms and then reproduce them with little effort. When you...
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January 1, 2014

In Today's post, Shoko Teruyama explains how she creates her forms using coils and slabs over bisque molds. Plus she shares how she coats her pieces with slips and...
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December 30, 2013

Today, in an excerpt from the November/December 2010 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated, Arthur Halversen takes us through the coil building process he uses to construct his flower brick...
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December 27, 2013

In today's video post, an excerpt from Assembly Required: Building Complex Pottery Forms by Throwing, Altering, and Assembling, Jake Allee shows us how he darts his pitcher forms...
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December 20, 2013

 In this excerpt from his new DVD Ceramic Decals: New Ideas and Techniques, Justin Rothshank takes us step by step through the process of creating and applying an...
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December 18, 2013

Today, Robin Hopper, who wrote the book on functional pottery (quite literally - he is the author of Functional Pottery: Form and Aesthetic in Pots...
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December 16, 2013

Brenda Quinn loves exploring new forms by mixing and matching techniques. In today’s post, which is also included in our free download Five Great Handbuilding Techniques: Variations on Classic...
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December 11, 2013

The malleability of clay makes it possible to bend and shape in into any shape imaginable. But as we all know, this malleability can also present challenges. In today's...
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