The January issue, for me, is always exciting. It’s the beginning of a new volume year of the magazine, and while we adjust and make improvements throughout the year, this issue is the one where it makes the most sense to implement new ideas and shuffle things just a bit more than usual. —Sherman Hall, Editor.
The intricate and vibrant surfaces of Liz Quackenbush’s work are mesmerizing. They are also the result of many layers and firings. In today’s post Liz shares how she creates these incredible surfaces as well as the recipes for her low-fire clay body, glazes and overglazes. P.S. You can learn more about Liz’s work… Read More »
We feature a lot of videos and articles on Ceramic Arts Daily about making ceramic art that goes on top of the table, but what about ceramic art that IS the table top? I think we are due for some of that. In today’s video clip, an excerpt from her DVD Creative Tile Making, Angelica… Read More »
Liz Zlot Summerfield will focus on demystify working with slabs and offer the essential components to create unique slab built pots, as well as expanding upon the basics to create a lidded pitcher and a salt and pepper set. She is one of the presenters at the Potters Council Handbuilding III conference in Natchez, on January 17-19, 2014.
One of the most frustrating things you can experience as a potter is getting a bit overzealous with your trimming and trimming through a foot (face it, we’ve all done it!). Today I am sharing an excellent trimming clip from Ben Carter’s new DVD Design for the Soft Surface: Throwing, Handbuilding, and Slip Decorating. In… Read More »
We have started an unofficial tradition of sharing both a clay project and an food recipe at Thanksgiving-time. So today I am posting an article from the Potters Kitchen section of the September/October 2013 issue Pottery Making Illustrated, which also happens to be a good fall project. In this post, Sumi von Dassow demonstrates how… Read More »
Potters Council Advisory Board member Lyndsay Meiklem, shares her second installment, Inspired with Instagram, of how she uses social media to further her ceramic business. We encourage you to read her article and challenge yourself to try one of her recommendations.
Amy Sanders will focus on soft slab construction while also considering how stamped patterns inform decision making about surface design. Amy will demonstrate how to make several forms; including a vase, bowl, and serving pieces; using varied building methods with slabs, while also focusing on how to create a sense of volume and “breath” in your work from a flat slab of clay. She is one of the presenters at the Potters Council Handbuilding III conference in Natchez, on January 17-19, 201.
Most potters are inclined to think of glaze and underglaze when it comes to adding color to their work. But working with colored clays is a great alternative to glazes and underglazes. With the vast palette available today in commercial stains, it is possible to come up with just about any color in the rainbow…. Read More »