A couple of months ago, I posted an article by Robin Hopper about using a high-tech material – porcelain ceramic substrates – as a sort of clay canvas (see Ceramic Substrates as Canvas: A High-Tech Ceramic Material Gets Artsy). The article got a lot of positive response so I was excited when I discovered that Robin covers painting on substrates in his latest how-to pottery video Inspiration and Interpretation.


Today I’ll share a clip from the video in which Robin demonstrates a couple of painting techniques on this porcelain canvas. Enjoy and have a nice weekend! – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.


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This clip was excerpted from Robin Hopper: Inspiration and Interpretation,
which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore!

Robin Hopper is a potter and author of several books (available at He lives in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. For more information about Robin, and to learn about his work and books, go to


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