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April 10, 2015

Using horsehair and feathers in raku firing yields incredible marks that can't be created in any other type of firing. But for optimal results in horsehair and feather raku,...
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April 8, 2015

It is a very exciting time to be a ceramic artist. There is a wealth of information available to help you do virtually anything you can dream up with...
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April 6, 2015

Sprigging is a great way to add low relief texture onto pottery forms. But putting sprigs on top of a surface is just...
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April 3, 2015

When you look at Lana Wilson’s layered slip and sgraffito surfaces for the first time, you probably find yourself wondering, “wow, how did she do that?” It isn’t immediately...
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April 1, 2015

I admit it. I completely lack the patience (and, since I am being honest here, I might as well just say it: skill!) to do detailed drawn decoration on...
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March 30, 2015

Aysha Peltz’s “Splash Bowls” are inspired by the iconic photograph Milk Drop Coronet, by Doc Edgerton (http://edgerton-digital-collections.org). She was captivated by the “elegance with which the image arrests a...
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March 27, 2015

Slump molds are great for making plates since you can just drop the slab into the mold and not worry about it shrinking around it. They are even better...
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March 25, 2015

Despite the fact that our passion for clay runs deep, we were probably not born knowing we wanted to be ceramic artists. Many of us, stumbled upon clay (and...
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March 23, 2015

Flower bricks have a long history in the ceramic world. Initially, they were the shape and size of bricks laying on their sides and had numerous small holes in...
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March 20, 2015

Pulling handles can be a challenging skill to master. It can be a little intimidating to try to pull them directly off the pot, but trying to transfer a...
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