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There’s nothing more fun than putting your hands in clay, but when you get into the studio do you know what you want to make? With clay, there are so many projects to do, it’s hard to focus on which ones to do first. So, for those who may wany some step-by-step direction, here are 7 great pottery projects you can take on.
The ceramics projects selected here are easy even though some may look complicated. But with our easy-to-follow format, you’ll be able to duplicate what some of these talented potters have described. These projects can be made with almost any type of ceramic clay and fired at the recommended temperature for that clay. You can also decorate the surfaces of these pottery projects in any style you choose—just be sure to use food-safe glazes for any pots that will be used for food. Need some variation? Just combine different ideas with those of your own and create all-new projects. With the pottery making techniques in this book, there are enough possibilities to last a lifetime!
7 Great Pottery Projects: Tips on Making Complex Pottery Forms Using Basic Throwing and Handbuilding Skills includes the following exciting and challenging pottery projects:
by Jake Allee
Jake is ceramics instructor at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas. He likes a good time just like most people and it shows with his “Stilted Bucket.” Nothing is stilted about Jake showing up at a party with a six pack, limes in a stilted bucket and hug for the host. The pottery making techniques in this project consist of throwing pieces and parts then cutting them up, manipulating them, and then reassembling them into a beautiful and unique object.
by Dannon Rhudy
Dannon Rhudy has been a potter and teacher for many years, which probably explains why her demonstration on how to make a ceramic juicer is so clear and easy to follow. You’ll love this project and will want to make many of these useful kitchen juicers for all your friends and family.
by Ron Korcynzyski
by Annie Chrietzberg
Lana has a knack for creating wonderful loose forms that brings out a bit of envy in all of us. But, like all the ceramics projects in this book, her seemingly difficult platters are constructed and decorated one step at a time.
by Steve Davis-Rosenbaum
The next time you make jars, why not make two and connect them. Steve figured out a process for his double jar set through a series of creative accidents and brilliant insights and he shows you how to do it yourself.
by Andrea Perisho
Veteran potter Mark Issenberg from Georgia creates his beautiful signature vases in three parts. When breaking down a big pottery throwing project into smaller pieces, the impossible becomes possible. Astonish your friends and loved ones with an impressive large piece.
by Annie Chrietzberg
Annie reveals her technique for creating great looking nesting bowls beginning with a set of tart pans she bought at a kitchen store. To add even more variety, she adds texture to both sides of the slabs opening up the project to endless combinations.
About Ceramic Arts Daily:
Ceramic Arts Daily is a free online website and newsletter written and produced for the benefit of potters and ceramic artists worldwide. The newsletter features both renowned and emerging artists, their work, techniques and artistic perspectives. Regular features include tips and techniques designed to help every artist expand their skill set and widen their artistic horizons. Ceramic Arts Daily also delivers video tips, in which potters and ceramic artists demonstrate various projects and processes. Think of them as e-workshops!
Ceramic Arts Daily is designed to be interactive, inviting your comments and fostering a community in which each person can contribute to the growth of their own and others’ skills. You may be surprised at what you learn!
Ceramic artists on Ceramic Arts Daily know what ceramic art is all about - from functional pottery to abstract ceramic sculpture. This is about community. You’ll be drawn in by artists’ stories, inspired by their work and find confidence to try some of their techniques. With Ceramic Arts Daily, you’ll learn a little bit of everything. Then you can choose the techniques you enjoy the most to create something new!
So start today by downloading our free 7 Great Pottery Projects. Then, get ready for Ceramic Arts Daily to introduce you to new artists and show you new techniques!