In this one-day workshop at AMACO/brent on August 2, Julia Galloway and Sean O’Connell will focus on making and decorating functional ceramics. Each will incorporate a variety of decorating-techniques, as well as cover their own explorations in the relationship between surface and form. Both presenters have strong mark-making with their ceramic surfaces, and each will explain the thought-process of how their compositions are made on clay. Join us for this very fun one-day workshop!
Today’s post combines two great things: clay and music. In an excerpt from Barry Hall’s From Mud to Music, you’ll learn how to make a clay whistle flute step by step.
This past Monday was one of those Mondays that give Mondays a bad name. As a coping mechanism, I decided to put on my headphones and listen to some of my favorite music. It’s amazing how therapeutic that can be. Then, after work, I went to the studio. And we all know how therapeutic that can… Read More »
I have seen many potters use tar paper as a pattern making tool, and have seen stencils used to create colorful designs with underglazes or glazes. But in today’s post, they are used slightly differently. Ben Carter explains how tar paper can be cut into a shape or pattern and then pressed into soft… Read More »
The mission of the Potters Council is to meet the needs of studio potters and ceramic artists by providing a place for knowledge exchange and professional enhancement. In addition to the conferences, benefits, and a website presence Potters Council makes available, we also provide sponsorships and awards within the ceramic community to help meet the… Read More »
In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Liz Zlot Summerfield demonstrates her techniques for making handbuilt functional pottery with soft slabs and energetic surfaces. Liz explains how to develop interesting forms and the how to effectively use various materials to develop a creative look and feel for the surface. You’ll enjoy the easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions geared to clay lovers at every skill level.
NEW MEMBER BENEFIT! What do cutting edge materials research and the investigation of ancient ceramic pots have in common? More than you might think, and the connections are the basis of a “new” membership division of The American Ceramic Society
Potters Council is pleased to invite you to our 2014 Santa Ana conference hosted by Aardvark Clay and Supplies! Ben Carter, Adam Field, Kate Maury, and Lisa Naples will show hands-on demonstrations emphasizing the form and surface of their ceramic work. Leave this workshop with a deeper understanding of slip decorating, underglaze painting, carving, high and low-relief motifs, dry-brush slip application, and so much more.
Let Linda Arbuckle show you the way in Majolica Decoration: Creating Colorful Surfaces Nothing beats majolica when you’re looking for a way to add color to your surfaces. This centuries-old low-temperature onglaze decorating technique, which began in the Middle East centuries ago, is seeing a renaissance among potters today. Linda Arbuckle, a long-time practitioner,… Read More »
Turn to the the most practical, all-inclusive studio handbook for students, studio artists, educators: Clay: A Studio Handbook Get Clay: A Studio Handbook for only $39.95 Drawing on his vast experience in ceramics, Vince Pitelka’s Clay: A Studio Handbook is the most practical, all-inclusive studio handbook for students, studio artists, educators and… Read More »