Changing Direction 

If you do not change direction, you will end up where you are headed. — Lao Tzu


When I was in college, every major I considered presented a clear path to the future, so when I signed up for a pottery class as something new to try, little did I know that my direction would change so drastically. Over the years, the one important thing I’ve discovered about clay is that there are so many directions you can go with it that you can keep changing all you want and really enjoy the journey. In this issue, we offer a number of ways for you to change direction—glazing with spray guns, building large pinched forms, making vases from drop-molded parts, creating plate rings, making teapots in 30 minutes, experimenting with mica, developing glazes, trying out precision slip trailers, and more. Which one will you choose? —Bill Jones, Editor

In this issue

Roger Graham
How to Use a Spray Gun
Discover the ABC’s of spraying glazes. 
Emily Schroeder Willis
Pinched Pitchers
Pinch and coil technique on a grander scale.

Photo: Darcy Demmel


Brenda Quinn
A Quinntessential Vase
Handbuilding with molded sections. 

Photo: Keith Renner

Russel Fouts 
Ring Around the Plate 
Sagging Rims? Get the support you need. 

Greg Daly  
Finding the Perfect Balance 
Get started on creating your own unique glazes.

Excerpted from Developing Glazes

Yoko Sekino- Bové
30-Minute Teapot 
Add a personal touch to a challenging project.

Photo: Jim Bové


Kate and William Jacobson 
Mastering Mica 

Try out a glaze material that can shine. 

Bill Jones 
A Fine Line 

A look at precision slip trailers. 

Photo: Xiem Gallery


Roger Graham 
Choosing a Spray Gun 

A review of the basics 

Sumi von Dassow’s In the Kitchen

Rhubarb Crisp Baker
Check out Dick Lehman’s Testing Ovenware


Pottery Illustrated by Robin Ouellette

African Banding Decoration


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