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Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. —Edward de Bono

 

When it comes to setting fire to your creativity, nothing works better than breaking a few rules. Why settle for repeating a tried-and-true technique when you can try something new that pushes you out of your comfort zone? Since Pottery Making Illustrated prides itself in uncovering the offbeat and unusual, you’ll enjoy some of the techniques in store with this issue.—Bill Jones, Editor.

 
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In this issue


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Shana Salaff

Pattern and Meaning
Adding pattern to your work is a great way to personalize it and explore subjects that fascinate you.

Yoko Sekino-Bove

Bryce Brisco: The Art of Serving
Making dinnerware requires attention to both the details that make functional work, and the ones that make them a pleasure to use.

   
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Mary Cloonan
Push/Pull: The Art of Deborah Sigel
Working with Egyptian paste is no easy feat, but Deborah Sigel has found an elegant solution.

Marty Fielding  

Oil Bottle and Trivet: Altering in Unison 
Handbuilding a bottle and tray using wheel-thrown parts allows for lots of creative possibilities.

   
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Patty Osborne
Making Pots (and Food) from Scratch
On a visit to a potters’ cooperative in Nicaragua, members of Potters for Peace learned a new firing technique.

WangLing Chou

Used Once and Again
Tired of having all those plastic beverage bottles go to waste? Try turning them into molds for functional vessels.

 

   
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Deanna Ranlett
One Man’s Trash

Robert Balaban
Brick Facades

 

   
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Sumi von Dassow’s In the Kitchen
Egg Separators

Barbara Stevens

Building Big, Carving Deep 

To view a corrected PDF version of Barbara Stevens’ article, click here.

   
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 Pottery Illustrated by Robin Ouellette 

Brushes


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