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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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February 11, 2015

Starting up a studio anywhere can be a real challenge - in an expensive city like Seattle even more so. But Deborah Schwartzkopf...
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February 9, 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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February 6, 2015

If you've been stuck in the studio lately, the latest DVD in our Ceramic Arts Daily Presents DVD series might be the ticket to get you unstuck. In today's...
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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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February 2, 2015

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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January 30, 2015

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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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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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.

In...
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January 23, 2015

After many years of just throwing, I have been doing more and more handbuilding. Part of the reason for is that we made a video with Liz Zlot Summerfield....
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