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 »
Drawing/painting on clay is something I have experimented with from time to time with limited success, I must admit! So I always have deep admiration for those who can do it well. Jenny Mendes is one of those artists. Of course, not even Jenny can explain the mystery of how her imagery makes it out… Read More »
Jeremy Randall will demonstrate and discuss the use of various template options in the construction of architecturally inspired vessels,along with other information. He is one of the presenters at the Potters Council Handbuilding III conference in Natchez, on January 17-19, 2013.