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Pottery Video! Tips for Strong Joints on Slab Built Pottery

Lisa Naples explains how to strengthen your clay joints 

naplesjoints_620If you have ever had slab-built pots crack at the seams, you’ll love today’s video clip from Lisa Naples. Lisa is a consummate teacher with a gift for explaining how her hands manipulate the clay and her explanation of joining slabs is among the best I have seen. In this excerpt from her DVD, Flat to Functional: Handbuilding and Slip Decorating, Lisa shares a couple of particularly good little nuggets of information on making your slab built joints super strong. Enjoy! – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.




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This clip was excerpted from Flat to Functional: Handbuilding and Slip Decorating, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore!

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rabbitjar_OUTTo learn more about Lisa Naples or to see more images of her work, please visit www.lisanaples.com.


For more interesting handbuilding techniques, download your free copy of Five Great Handbuilding Techniques: Variations on Classic Techniques for Making Contemporary Handbuilt Pottery.


**First published in 2014