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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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November 12, 2008

There is a reason that making tiles and installing them are separate professions. There are entirely different skills and tools required. Then again, us clay folk tend to be...
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November 10, 2008

One of the best ways to make a large, complex piece of work is to break it down into its component parts and tackle them one by one. Suddenly,...
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November 7, 2008

If anyone was looking for proof that ceramics really does cross over into all sorts of creative endeavors, this week's video is that proof of that assertion. Barbara Hanselman...
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October 31, 2008

If you've ever attended a workshop, you know that you come away with more information than you could possible remember or apply, and your head is swimming with new...
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October 27, 2008

If you're going to be anywhere near Chicago in early November, you need to go check out SOFA (Sculpture Objects and Functional Art) on Navy Pier, November 7-9. There...
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October 24, 2008

If you trim your pottery using a bisque-fired chuck—or even if you don’t—you’ll love the superchuck. Watch the video to check out what Tim See has come up with,...
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October 22, 2008

In a previous feature, Diana Pittis shared the innovations she made to her raku firing technique to make firing her fish sculptures as efficient and...
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October 17, 2008

Have you ever set out to make something ugly on purpose? It can be pretty liberating. It's a great way to remove restrictions and experiment—and you may just end...
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