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May 27, 2009

To give you an idea of what’s going on this month in the ceramics world, I have pulled together a smattering of events from around the U.S. and abroad...
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May 22, 2009

In this great instructional pottery video, potter Nan Rothwell demonstrates throwing a pitcher in two parts on the pottery wheel, covering such processes as throwing in sections, bellying-out a...
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May 20, 2009

Get the recipes for Copper Matt and White Crackle raku glazes.


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May 20, 2009

To achieve complete combustion, the exact proportions of fuel and oxygen are required with nothing remaining. In a gas kiln firing this is often difficult to attain because of...
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May 20, 2009

Get the recipe for Majolica Overglaze Recipe, Cone 06-04 oxidation.


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May 15, 2009

In today's video clip, Gordon Hutchens demonstrates a slip-resist
decorating technique. Sometimes called naked raku (but this video is G
rated) or peel-away slip, the technique involves...

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May 13, 2009

As John Britt points out in today's post, firing to cone 6 reduction is cheaper, faster, and the results can be almost indistinguishable from high fire.


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May 11, 2009

In this video, Rosendale, New York, potter Ayumi Horie demonstrates her unconventional "dry throwing" method, along to some great tunes by Lullatone.


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May 8, 2009

In this excerpt from his full-length DVD Vessels for Victory, Matt Long demonstrates his mug-throwing technique and explains that making mugs is a great way to warm up...
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May 6, 2009

Today ceramic artist Ursula Goebels-Ellis explains how she uses balloons to create her

spherical sculptures. She also shares a clay body recipe that she

tweaked to work perfectly for this technique.


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