Sign up for your FREE subscription to the Ceramic Arts Daily Newsletter and we will give you Recipe Cards for our Favorite High-Fire Pottery Glazes Free!

Tagged:  agateware




campbell_murrini_620

Multi-hued Murrinis: Working With Colored Clay to Create Vibrant Tactile Pots

Posted On November 25, 2013 31 Comments

Chris Campbell has been working with the colored clay for twenty years and, as she puts it, has not “come close to trying everything I want to do…there always seems to be another question, another idea. It’s just so much fun.” Today Chris joins us to help spread the fun with a simple colored clay project. Even though the project only starts with two different colors of clay, by mixing different proportions of the two colors, and arranging the results in different patterns in a loaf, surprisingly intricate patterns can be developed.

agateware_620

How to Make Agateware Vessels on the Pottery Wheel

Posted On May 20, 2013 20 Comments

In today’s post, an excerpt from the January/February 2010 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated, Michelle Erickson and Robert Hunter explain the important considerations potters need to make when making agateware and demonstrate throwing agateware on the pottery wheel.

neriage_620

You Say Neriage, I Say Nerikomi…No Matter What You Call it, Mixing Colored Clays Makes for Gorgeous Pottery Surfaces

Posted On April 29, 2013 5 Comments

Today Robin Hopper explains the distinction between neriage and nerikomi, as it was explained to him by Thomas Hoadley, a long time colored clay aficionado. He also explains how to create a lovely marbled rim bowl like the one shown at left.

rahill620

Creating Nerikomi Blocks: Decorating with Colored Clay Patterns

Posted On April 18, 2012 18 Comments

In this feature, Faith Rahill walks us step-by-step through the creation of a colored block of clay that she slices and uses as an inlay pattern on a platter. This is one of those techniques that is simple and straightforward, but requires a lot of attention to detail. Luckily, Faith covers all the bases for us so that we can plan for success. Enjoy!

agateware

Posted On November 21, 2008 0 Comments

Wares featuring swirling marbleized colors, resulting either from surface slip effects or marbleized colored clays.