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July 21, 2014

Ceramic sculptor Arthur Gonzalez was trained as a photorealist painter, but grew to dislike the control and predictability of that genre. So it is no surprise that when he...
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July 18, 2014

Last summer, Lisa Naples came to town for a marathon week of filming two DVDs. The first one, Flat to Functional, was launched in March, and I am happy...
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July 16, 2014

Bryan Hopkins jokingly refers to his pots as dysfunctional vessels because of their high loss rate. But he says that just comes with the territory when your goal is...
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July 14, 2014

If you have ever had problems with pin holing or dunting, slow cooling your kiln could be the solution you are looking for. But slow cooling also can produce...
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July 11, 2014

In today's video, an excerpt from Layered Surfaces (which is now shipping!), Erin Furimsky slip trails some patterns on a piece, then paints a couple of layers of...
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July 9, 2014

Today, Gwendolyn Yoppolo explains what porcelain will put up with
from the wet phase to the bone dry phase. Plus, don't miss the
March/April issue of
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July 7, 2014

Whiskey bottles are a popular form in a lot of potters' vocabularies - understandably because whiskey is delicious! But you also need a cup to drink the whiskey from...
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July 4, 2014

Slip casting is a facet of ceramics that I am dying to explore. I love the idea of making multiples and exploring different surfaces on them. But I hadn't...
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July 2, 2014

From screenprinting to decals, there are many ways to transfer imagery onto pottery. There’s a nifty commercial product out now, which acts kind of like a rice paper decal,...
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June 30, 2014

Throwing really large pots, and trimming them, is hard work. This is especially true when your pot gets to be several feet tall and you need to keep your...
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