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June 12, 2015

Figure is not an area of ceramics that I have explored much, probably because it seems like such an overwhelming endeavor. But watching Melisa Cadell’s new video Figure Sculpting...
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June 10, 2015

As we all know, glaze defects are not all bad. Ceramic artists can use them to great effect on both pots and sculptures. Most are not safe for surfaces...
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June 8, 2015

Throwing large bowls has been something that has dogged me for quite some time. There's a certain size bowl that I just cannot seem to get past and while...
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June 5, 2015

Screen printing on pots is definitely a trend these days and one of the main trend setters in this area is Jason Bige Burnett. Jason draws on his background...
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June 3, 2015

Making thin lines on pottery is a challenge with a slip trailer, but there are a couple other options that can get the job done: mishima, slip inlay with...
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June 1, 2015

Nesting bowls are a project I have been meaning to take on for a while. I've always wanted to make a set of bowls that fit nicely together like...
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May 29, 2015

The cereal bowl selection at my house consists mainly of all of my reject bowls from over the years. It's a motley crew of old, wonky pieces that make...
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May 27, 2015

Wondering how much money you actually make selling pots—after accounting for labor, materials, show fees, marketing, selling, packing, shipping, travel, general paperwork, etc? Mea Rhee tracked and figured out...
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May 25, 2015

Clay tools are a potter's best friend - especially homemade tools designed to be perfect for specific tasks. Just by doing some creative searching, it’s amazing how many useful...
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May 21, 2015

What’s not to love about texture and clay? After all, it’s clay’s wonderful malleability that got us all hooked in the first place. And textured clay can work so...
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