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April 30, 2014

Oribe ware is a type of ceramics that originated in the 16th century and is known for its copper green glaze and bold patterns. Ben Krupka is a fan...
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April 28, 2014

Slip has many uses in the pottery studio. Most often, slip is used on clay in the green state, but potter Terry Gess does things a little differently. He...
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April 25, 2014

I have not done much darting in my work, and the times that I have, haven't really been too successful. I think it's because I have been...
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April 23, 2014

After a long brutal winter, spring is hopefully here to stay. So to go with the warming temperatures, I thought I would share some recipes for warm colored glazes....
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April 21, 2014

I can get lost in the sumptuous surfaces of Gail Nichols’ soda fired work. The way she skillfully “paints” her pots through the firing process is fascinating and the...
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April 18, 2014

There's a lot more to the extruder than making strap handles. With a multitude of commercial dies or custom homemade dies, the only...
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April 16, 2014

Getting the perfect surface on your clay pieces is often a combination of choosing the right materials, smart timing of tasks, and knowing...
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April 14, 2014

In today's post, an excerpt from the November/December 2011 Pottery Making Illustrated, Courtney Murphy explains how she combines underglaze decoration over a majolica glaze to create her delightfully...
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April 11, 2014

A triaxial blend is an excellent tool for learning about glazes and materials but if you're new to glaze testing, just the words "triaxial blend" might give you pause.
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April 9, 2014

Wheel throwing plates can be one of the more challenging pottery techniques. It's contrary to what you might think since they're flat after all, but trying to center a...
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