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It’s that time of year again. Students and teachers are heading back to school. So we thought we’d have a back-to-school sale on our most popular DVD for the education set – Neil Patterson’s Clay Projects and Fundamentals.


Perhaps the best way to gain an understanding of clay and all it’s properties is to pick up a lump and start shaping it. And modeling clay into the human form is a great way to learn about proportion, symmetry, and gesture. In today’s post, Neil takes us through a simple figure sculpting project. This project also ties in well with history and world cultures lessons. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.


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This clip was excerpted from Clay Projects and Fundamentals, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore!

On sale for $59.95 through August 28, 2012!
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(Free shipping applies to U.S. orders only)


Why wait for it to ship?

Clay Projects and Fundamentals is now available as a digital download!

On sale for $49.95 through August 28, 2012!

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To learn more about Neil Patterson or to see more images of his work, please visit



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

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