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December 3, 2008

When I think of terra sigillata, I think of the soft, satin surfaces of low-fired earthenware, like Greek red and black ware that still has that great surface sheen....
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December 2, 2008

Get the raku glaze recipe for Hasselle Copper Matt.


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December 1, 2008

It's holiday sale season, and ceramics should be on everyone's list (for those on your list who already have plenty of your ceramics, perhaps it's time to expand their...
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November 29, 2008

Most potters are drawn to their craft because of the inherent simplicity of taking a piece of nondescript, unformed clay and making from it any one of infinite possibilities...
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November 26, 2008

Do you ever feel like you're just watching the wheel spin? Around and around go the pots, and off the wheel they go to the drying shelf,...
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November 24, 2008

Because the process of working with clay is so enjoyable to us, it's easy to forget that this material we love so much has some physical characteristics that, if...
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November 21, 2008

I keep a lot of things in my studio that I think may one day be useful for texture or as a tool of some sort. I also cannot...
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November 19, 2008

In today's post, Nicole Copel describes how Yoshiro Ikeda has worked out a system of multiple firings that allows him to assess the application of glaze at each stage...
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November 17, 2008

Sometimes, when I'm really on a roll in the studio, I find it difficult to be patient and let the work dictate the pace of the process. If it's...
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November 14, 2008

Whether you work in a shared studio, at a community arts center, in a luxurious private studio or in a corner of your basement, chances are that space is...
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