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June 20, 2014

No matter what Lorna Meaden says, I'd call the bowl she is throwing in this clip a large bowl, rather than a medium sized bowl - especially since it...
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June 18, 2014

As Dana Bilello-Barrow was developing her voice and her skills with clay, she realized that she would often be disappointed by her post after glazing. What resonated with was...
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June 16, 2014

Even though you don't need to pull up high walls with a large platter, large wheel-thrown platters can be challenging, especially if you are small in stature. In today's...
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June 13, 2014

Nick Joerling likes to make pots that are “active in the mind and imagination.” He achieves this goal by making gestural marks with simple tools on the wheel and...
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June 11, 2014

In today's post, Jerilyn explains how she uses double-walled construction to create the beautiful forms shown here. She also shares her firing schedule.


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June 9, 2014

Potter Joan Bruneau wanted a little more lift from her thrown vase forms, but pesky old gravity was keeping the bottoms looking static. So she started to think of...
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June 6, 2014

Marty Fielding enjoys making nonround angular forms, but is a wheel thrower at heart. So, rather than building from the ground up with slabs, Marty makes the walls of...
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June 4, 2014

In today's post, an excerpt from our brand-new free download Contemporary Pottery: Functional and Conceptual Considerations for Handmade Pottery, Gay Smith explains how to think about pottery design...
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June 2, 2014

It's June, which means the Working Potters issue of Ceramics Monthly has hit the newsstands! I am always a fan of...
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May 30, 2014

Making low-fire work in an electric kiln, Liz Zlot Summerfield carefully considers her surface decoration at every step along the way. In today’s post, an excerpt from her DVD...
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