Things Change

Know what’s weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change. But pretty soon, everything’s different.—Bill Watterson

I love making pottery and I love Pottery Making Illustrated, and it seems like only a short time has passed since we began publishing. When we started in 1998, the Internet was still fairly new, and Facebook and Twitter were not even on the horizon. What’s in store for the next 15 years? Will you still be reading PMI in printed form or will you receive it as a hologram with potters demonstrating in front of you on the wheel in your studio? It’s amazing when you think about how ancient pottery making is and how it now resides side-by-side in an ultra-modern world that changes every time you turn around.

Things change, then again, some things don’t.Bill Jones, Editor.

In this issue

Tom Quest
Out of the Woods
Wooden stamps make an impression.
Maggie Connolly 
Handbuilding a Zisha Teapot
Hand forming with a Chinese clay body.
Marty Fielding 
The Pitcher Challenge
Solving the problems of a new form.
Chris Campbell
Smooth Color Blends
Getting the skinny on Skinner blends.
Thomas Perry 
Nerikomi Slabs
Controlling spontaneity using colored clays.
Jonathan Kaplan 
9 Ways to Smooth Your Feet
Discover the best methods to grind off the rough spots.

Deanna Ranlett
Lichen Layering

How to get the weathered crusty look in your glazes.

Gale Batsimm
Making a Texture Board

Make custom textures without plaster or clay.


Janis Wilson Hughes
Shaping Up

Creating tools from clay.

Sumi von Dassow’s In the Kitchen

Chicken Roaster

View Dick Lehman’s article Testing Ovenware


Pottery Illustrated by Robin Ouellette

Baking Dishes


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