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February 18, 2008

Altering the circular form of a plate is an exciting means of expression for ceramic artists, but it can also present difficulties at the trimming stage. If the rim...
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February 15, 2008

In today's Tip of the Week, ceramic artist Sylvia Shirley explains a quick-change bat system she developed to make throwing mugs and small bowls in...
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February 13, 2008

Today, ceramic artist Elina Brandt Hansen explains the method she came up with for getting the bright color she wanted out of her stoneware clay. By dressing her work...
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February 11, 2008

Mark Richardson shares his technique for getting peel-away slip onto his pots, keeping the slip intact through the raku firing and reduction process, and then removing it easily at...
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February 11, 2008

Today Ellen Kong shares a tip she developed after attending a sgraffito workshop. Using cheap and readily available materials, she came up with a way to ease finger and...
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February 6, 2008

In response to our recent features on using direct, stencil, and transfer approaches to achieve glazing patterns, many readers asked about the glazes that were used and where they...
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February 1, 2008

Today, potter Andi Fasimpaur shares a great tip for an inexpensive work surface for handbuilding. Plus, we'll give you a couple of other great tips for the pottery studio.


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October 19, 2007

Today's post is an overview and an explanation of the different types of clay mixers and pug mills available on the market today.


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