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Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. —Albert Einstein

 

If you could see my studio you’d realize that I don’t hesitate to try new things. There are ugly glazes, nasty-looking bisqued pieces, and piles of scrap clay from failed projects awaiting reclaim. On the shelf is a collection of “what-were-you-thinking” work that made it through at least one firing that’ll be purged when I need more space. In all fairness, some of my mistakes resulted from carelessness. For example, I know you’re supposed to test glazes before you use them, or you can mess up a lot of pots. With the new year, I’m looking forward trying new things on a regular basis and maybe trying to perfect some of the techniques that worked well in years past. Maybe you could try a lot of new things in the coming year and don’t worry about making mistakes along the way.  It’ll be worth it.— Bill Jones, editor.

 
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In this issue


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Joe Singewald

Choose Your Own Adventure
Make a template on the fly, roll out some slabs, and see where the experiment takes you!

Shana Salaff

Interconnected Cruets and Vase Sets
Making a grouping of vessels that work just as well together as they do alone.

   
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Jay Jensen
Software Meets Soft Clay
Designing and cutting vinyl to use as a glaze resist patterns on uniquely handbuilt forms.

Kate Maury

The Sprig-Embellished Candlestick
Start with a basic shape, and transform it into an ornate and functional centerpiece.

   
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Liz Zlot Summerfield
Solutions to a Footed Slab Plate
Centering a nice smooth foot on a plate or tray has never been easier.

John Conrad

Decorating Wheels

 

   
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Deanna Ranlett
Firing Up and Down

Slowing down the cooling process at the end of the firing can prevent dunting and create some cool surfaces.

Robert Harrison
Studio Ergonomics

 

   
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Sumi von Dassow’s In the Kitchen
Oval Lidded Casseroles

Larry Weathers

Soft Brick Repair

   
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 Pottery Illustrated by Robin Ouellette 

Mimbres Designs


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