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Welcome to your workshop! Whether you enjoy throwing, handbuilding, glaze testing or all of the above, we’ve pulled together several things for you to try out once you get back to your studio.
If you’re familiar with Pottery Making Illustrated and Ceramics Monthly, then you already know they’re packed full of practical information, projects, and techniques you can use. The articles in this 2017 Clay Workshop Handbook provide a sampling of some of the great content you’ll discover in each issue.
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Here's what is included in the Clay Workshop Handbook:
Knowledge and Techniques for the Pottery Studio
Thrown and Altered Pitcher
by Nicole M. Curcio
Learn how Josh DeWeese combines multiple wheel-thrown and altered pieces to make one of his iconic forms.
Faceting Thrown Forms
by Guillermo Cuellar
Add new patterns to your thrown forms by faceting the exterior with straight, diagonal, or wavy cuts.
Small Batch, Small Hatch
by Andrea Denniston
Tired of setting up the ubiquitous 10x10-foot pop-up craft-fair tent? Denniston shares her plans for a mobile gallery that minimizes set-up time and draws in customers.
by Caleb Zouhary
Learn how to make a thrown and altered personal baker and, after it’s fired, treat yourself to a homemade seafood lasagna dinner!
Smarter Selling Online
by Paul Barchilon
Barchilon shares 5 helpful tips that have drastically improved his online sales.
by Sheryl Taylor, Jesse Jones, and Chris Pate
Yes you read that right. The humble pool noodle comes to the rescue as a studio tool.
by Clay Cunningham
Learn how to throw consistently tall forms by opening them in three stages.
by Lauren Karle
Karle shares her low-fire recipes, including a warm-toned earthenware clay body, a stain, a wash, and a clear glaze—all formulated to work well with each other.
Snips and lips
by Robin Ouellette
Ouellete’s eye-catching drawings examine twelve different styles of pouring vessel spouts and their lips.
by Alisa Liskin Clausen
Substituting or trying a combination of fluxes in a glaze recipe is a simple experiment with wide ranging results.
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 2016 Clay Workshop Handbook: Knowledge and Techniques for the Pottery Studio. Then, get ready for Ceramic Arts Daily to introduce you to new artists and show you new techniques!