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February 18, 2009

The old adage that time equals money is especially true in any labor-intensive activity. Making pottery is certainly an endeavor that requires direct labor to produce pottery for sale....
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February 18, 2009

The strength of Bartel's work lies in its ability to straddle the line between humor, religious and historical imagery, and the familiar. His sculptures depict vulnerable human forms that...
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February 13, 2009

Today's video features potter Jeffrey Nichols demonstrating a great technique for a handbuilt teapot spout. In addition to the technique, Jeffrey discusses and gives pointers on what makes a...
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February 11, 2009

The Potters Council recently established a new health insurance benefit for members that can help make affordable insurance available to ceramic artists and potters. So I am spreading the...
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February 11, 2009

Get the raku recipe for Peel-Away Slip.


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February 9, 2009

Today, we’ll show you some of Tom and Elaine Coleman’s work and talk about their working methods. Plus we’ll throw in a couple of the Coleman’s glaze recipes for...
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February 8, 2009

Fuels are organic and carbon based, they burn readily. Until recently, all kilns were fuel burning; even now when we have ready access to easily fired electric kilns, many...
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February 6, 2009

Today I am doing just that with a clip from a new documentary. Produced by the American Museum of Ceramic Art, the film is called "Collaboration: The Ceramic Art...
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February 4, 2009

Today, we'll see some of ceramic artist Lee Akin's photographs and learn how he uses stains, glazes and underglazes to create surfaces inspired by his photographs. Plus, Lee shares some of...
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February 2, 2009

Mixing ceramic glazes from scratch can be intimidating to those just getting started. And sometimes it just isn’t practical or possible to purchase or have access to an accurate...
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