CERAMIC ARTS DAILY POTTERY VIDEO ARCHIVE
If you’re looking to improve your pottery skills, but can’t get to a class or a workshop, online ceramics videos can be the next best thing. But sifting through the hundreds of videos on other video sites to find quality pottery instruction can be time consuming and frustrating. That’s why the Ceramic Arts Daily pottery video archive is so helpful. Our editors have personally vetted all of the videos we post to make sure each one is informative, educational, and inspirational. Our growing collection of pottery videos also provides previews of some of the more in-depth instructional DVDs available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop.
When you think of wheel-thrown plates, chances are you think of the round variety. But when you make them with a thrown ring and a slab bottom, the possibilities for more expressive forms open up. Amelia Stamps makes her wheel thrown platters for her tea sets in this way. By changing the shape of the platter from plain round to kidney shaped, she helps it tie into the curves on the other pieces in the tea set.
In today’s video, an excerpt from Making and Decorating a Tea Set, you’ll see how she creates the perfect shaped plate to compliment her tea sets. But that’s not the only cool technique you’ll pick up! You’ll also see three other decorative ideas that help to tie her sets together. – Jennifer Poellot Harnetty, editor.
Jennifer Allen’s video, Fundamentals of Wheel Throwing, is the perfect foundation to her other video, Intermediate Wheel Throwing. Buy them individually or SAVE $10 when you buy both! Throwing cups and mugs is one of my favorite things to do on the wheel. Partially out of habit, and partially because I secretly love trimming, I usually end… Read More »
This clip was excerpted from Making & Decorating a Tea Set, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! Learn to make a wheel thrown jar in one piece! Learning how to make a clay jar is an exciting process for the ceramic artist. There are many different ways to go about making jars, from… Read More »
This clip was excerpted from Figure to Function: Altered Pots Inspired by the Human Form, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! Make a Four-Footed Wheel-Thrown Teapot For years, I have wondered how Tara Wilson makes her charming animated teapot feet. I knew Tara was primarily a wheel thrower, and I figured… Read More »
This clip was excerpted from Flat to Functional: Slab Building, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Shop! It’s Mother’s Day weekend so to kick it off, today I thought I would feature another one of my favorite clay mamas: Lisa Naples. Not only that, but I thought I would bring back our MAMASDAY sale this weekend only!… Read More »
This clip was excerpted from Figure to Function: Altered Pots Inspired by the Human Form, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! Great tricks on how to make a make that stands out Once you have learned how to throw a mug that doesn’t weigh too much and has a relatively graceful handle,… Read More »
This clip was excerpted from Throwing, Altering & Glazing for Function and Beauty, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Shop! Sarah Jaeger’s soup tureens have generous, bulbous knobs resembling “onion domes” popular in Russian architecture. They are quite striking and look like they’d be easy to use as well. It can be problematic throwing… Read More »
How to Screen Print and Stencil Layers of Underglazes Screen printing on clay is one of my favorite ceramic decorating techniques. And using paper stencils and underglaze is right up there with it. Both are fantastic ways to transfer imagery to a pot (especially if you are “drawing compromised,” as I am). One… Read More »
This clip was excerpted from Raku Firing: Expanding the Potential of the Raku Kiln, which is 40% OFF in the Ceramic Arts Shop until April 21, 2017 at 7 am EDT! Using horsehair and feathers in raku firing yields incredible marks that can’t be created in any other type of firing. But for optimal results in… Read More »
This clip was excerpted from Part Sculpture – Part Function: Handbuilding Graceful Minimalist Forms, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! A Great Functional Art Idea for the Tabletop Jerilyn Virden makes sculpture and functional pottery, but there is some crossover between the two. Many of her functional pieces could hold their own… Read More »