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April 9, 2008

I am a big fan of old buildings. I love the architectural details that are so often left out in more contemporary structures. Successfully incorporating architecturally inspired details into...
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April 4, 2008

High school art teachers have to be creative in more ways than many may realize. In this week's Tip of the Week,  Judy Davies, of Ephrata, Pennsylvania, shares one...
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March 31, 2008

There are a lot of exciting things happening in clay in the month of April and we have pulled together a few highlights from around the U.S. and abroad...
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March 29, 2008

Peter Sharpe of Rimbey, Alberta, Canada, came up with this clever solution for glazing difficult-to-dip pots.


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March 26, 2008

On Monday, we brought you Joan Carcia’s saggar-firing technique. Today, as promised, we’ll share the other secret to her success with this technique: her terra sigillata recipe. Enjoy!


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March 24, 2008

This week, we will take a look at how Carcia uses terra sigillata, vegetation, oxides and salts to make her vividly colored work.


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March 21, 2008

This Tip of the Week comes to us from Jim Wylder of Lake Oswego, Oregon. Jim got tired of the bat pin holes on his plaster bats chipping and...
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March 19, 2008

Ryan McKerley shares his technique for creating his unique relief surfaces. These pots are not carved in the traditional sense. The patterns are created by...
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March 17, 2008

Dutch artist Wim Borst adds coffee beans to his clay body to create organic textures in his ceramic sculptures. Try it for yourself and give you work a little...
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March 14, 2008

This week’s Tip of the Week from Jane Johnson Hoeltzel of St. Louis, Missouri, shows us a way to do just that. Work those abs!


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