How to Make a Prototype for a Decorative Sprig Mold
February 13, 2015
Most people think of sprig molds as press-molded decorative elements that are affixed to work, but Blair Clemo uses sprigs as part of his construction process. Blair started off...
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Using Modern Tools and Old-Fashioned Hard Work to Set Up a Dream Studio
February 11, 2015
Making thin, curved walls out of clay requires support throughout the process. In today's post, Wouter Dam explains how he uses foam swimming pool floats for support during construction, and customized...
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How to Use Tar Paper as a Support While Slab Building
February 4, 2015
In today's post, Lisa explains her entire slab building process for her "Arrow Jars" from sketch to creating a functioning lid and flange.
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I love work with pattern and imagery and have done a lot with screen printing and stencils in my work. Lately I have been wanting to start experimenting with the variety of oxide,...
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A. Blair Clemo has some of the most interesting pottery making techniques I have seen. His process involves press molds, coil building, wheel throwing, sprig molds and more. Though...
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Texture from Within: Mixing Coarse Materials into a Smooth Clay Body
January 28, 2015
Gillian Parke shares her technique for getting a very coarse surface texture from a clay body typically chosen for its creamy smooth consistency.
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How to Make Great Slump-Molded Plates with A Cheap Craft Store Tool
January 26, 2015
Want to make quick work of multiple, handbuilt plate forms? Try Styrofoam rings found in most craft supply stores (for wreath making), They’re inexpensive, lightweight, and easy to store.