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Inlaying Colored Clay Decoration into Handbuilt Vessels

lyonsslipinlay_620Wheel throwing isn’t the only way to make seamless cylindrical forms on the wheel. Mitch Lyons uses a technique he calls the broomstick method. What’s great about this method is that you can roll your cylinders over pieces of colored clay to inlay various designs.


In today’s video clip, Lyons demonstrates how he makes colored clays and inlays figurative colored clay motifs into his broomstick vases. Happy Monday! – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.




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For anyone who thinks working on the wheel is essential in pottery making, Mitch Lyons proves otherwise. In his DVD, Handbuilding with Mitch Lyons, he demonstrates how to make seamless cylinders using a “broomstick” — a series of dowels and tubes (up to several inches in diameter).

Learn more about Handbuilding with Mitch Lyons.



To learn more about Mitch Lyons, visit www.mitchlyons.com.