If you have ever experienced using a tried and true glaze in one firing and had the exact same glaze come out completely differently in a later firing, you’ll love today’s video. There are lots of different reasons why this could happen, but a common one is that the glaze density was not consistent from… Read More »
Fixing a clogged drain is hard work and expensive. Making a drain trap is easier and cheaper than you might think. In today’s post, an excerpt from the April 2014 issue of Ceramics Monthly, Raquel and Dan Sobel explain how to make a clay trap from inexpensive and readily available materials. Give it a try… Read More »
Sometimes the glazes we use are good for one purpose, but not so good for another. A glaze might perform well when dipping or pouring, but dry so quickly when brushed the it’s nearly impossible to get an even coat. Glaze additives are the secret ingredients that can help remedy these problems. In today’s post,… Read More »
New! Member Benefit Resources and References
As a member of Potters Council you now have exclusive access to information that you can utilize in your studio or for your business. Whether you’re just starting in clay or a professional this page will provide information and resources for you to grow in clay. This page will continue to change and provide more and more information for you to access.
New! Potters Council Business Signage
As a member of Potters Council you now have exclusive access to information that you can utilize in your studio, business or at your local art show. We have provided you with signs in three different styles and sizes that can be printed directly from your computer. Our goal is to help make your booth or selling space look professional and gallery-like as possible.
Daryl Baird’s Extruder Book has just been revised and re-released, this time with 19 great how-to projects from beginning to end (including beautiful color photographs of the process and the finished pieces!) In today’s post, I thought I would share one of those projects: a casserole dish that combines slabs and extrusions. – Jennifer Harnetty,… Read More »
The son of a builder, ceramic artist Jason Green became very familiar with architecture and the construction process. So it is no surprise that he likes to work big when it comes to clay. His experience with architectural spaces also plays into his work conceptually. Through his architectural ceramic sculpture and installations, Jason delves into… Read More »
4 Great Handbuilding Techniques from 4 Experts
In this latest edition of Ceramic Arts Daily Presents, we treat you to a compilation of four handbuilding techniques excerpted from four of our most popular videos. Discover the creative ways Sandi Pierantozzi, Amy Sanders, Jeremy Randall and Lisa Naples approach a slab of clay to create unique forms that incorporate a variety of techniques. Enjoy a workshop experience watching experts demonstrate some of their trademark techniques in the comfort of your own studio.
Pinch pots are often the first thing taught in a beginning pottery class because they require very few tools and are a great way to get familiar with the properties of clay. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make sophisticated forms with this method. In fact, the beauty of this technique is that the only… Read More »