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November 15, 2013

Ben Carter thinks about design at every stage of the game when making pots. When he is throwing and altering, he is specifically...
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November 13, 2013

I really liked the following quote from Sean O’Connell’s recent article in Ceramics Monthly: “Technical ability grows naturally with experience, but conceptual rigor needs constant attention and exploration.” I...
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November 11, 2013

Chartreuse, pink, and purple are not colors you would typically associate with a wood firing, as these colors tend to get washed out in a high-fired wood kiln. For Richard...
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November 8, 2013

If there is one thing I have learned from making DVDs with uber-talented artists over the last couple of years, it's to pay...
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November 6, 2013

Glaze mixing can be daunting to the novice, especially when the recipe contains an ingredient that is unfamiliar or unavailable. But with a few simple melt tests, you can...
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November 4, 2013

When Eric Serritella decided to move to North Carolina from New York, he had the conundrum that most of us face when moving - where...
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November 1, 2013

Glancing at Scott Dooley's pots, you might not immediately think there was just one glaze recipe used. But it's true. By using a copper wash under one base glaze...
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October 30, 2013

I have been using commercial glazes lately, because I have been working out of my home studio since I bought myself a kiln last year. This has been working...
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October 25, 2013

By it's very nature, our art form is not the greenest of artistic endeavors, but happily, many ceramic artists and organizations are taking...
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October 24, 2013

Trimming is one of my favorite parts of wheel throwing. But with my limited time in the studio, it is an extra step that I sometimes wouldn't mind avoiding....
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