With the new year, I’m looking forward trying new things on a regular basis and maybe trying to perfect some of the techniques that worked well in years past. Maybe you could try a lot of new things in the coming year and don’t worry about making mistakes along the way. It’ll be worth it.— Bill Jones, editor.
Something every functional potter should consider when designing pots that are intended to be used, is how well the pot works with the anatomy of the user. In other words, are your pots comfortable and easy to use? When potters carefully consider things like the thickness of the lip of a mug or the placement… Read More »
Free PDF download!When you put a ball of clay in your hands, you just want to start making something—it’s so natural it’s uncanny. And while equipment is used to make a lot of the pottery in the world, using just your hands or a simple paddle and rolling pin can produce awesome results! Discover how… Read More »
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 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 »