Throwing on the potters wheel is a tough skill to master, but Jake Allee developed a really helpful wheel throwing guide for his students, and generously shares it here!
To get the most out of commercial ceramic glazes in your electric kiln, you need to understand the product descriptions on the package. What do the manufacturers mean when they say opaque, semi transparent, or translucent, and do their descriptions match the descriptions in your head? Of course, the best way to find this out… Read More »
Firing is the most critical part of the ceramics process because it is the one thing that makes clay durable, hence ceramic. Here are some of the principles of firing and getting the best results with electric kilns.
I am happy to announce that the lovely Lisa Naples’s DVD Flat to Functional: Handbuilding and Slip Decorating, is making its debut to the world today. Lisa is a consummate teacher with a gift for explaining how her hands manipulate the clay. In today’s clip, I’ve gathered a couple of particularly good little nuggets of… Read More »
Slump molds are great tools in handbuilding because they allow you to dream up whatever shape you want and repeat it many times. They can be made from a wide variety of materials – from found objects to plaster. Plywood is Joe Singewald’s slump mold material of choice. In today’s post, an excerpt from… Read More »
Electric kiln firing is one of the most common firing methods because electric pottery kilns are readily available and simple to install. But that doesn’t mean that they yield common results. Electric pottery kilns can be incredible tools in the studio. The authors presented here are creative potters and ceramic artists using electric pottery kilns… Read More »
Historically, I have been more of a thrower than a handbuilder. I love handbuilt pots, but haven’t quite gotten there with my handbuilding. One thing I have struggled with is coming up with attractive feet on slabbuilt vessels and platters. But Suze Lindsay’s new DVD gave me some good ideas to play with. In… Read More »
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