We haven’t posted a pottery studio visit in a while, so when I saw the lovely former one-room-schoolhouse studio of Patricia Griffin in the February 2016 issue of Ceramics Monthly, I had to share.In this post, Patricia explains how she was able to rent this historical building from the local Lion’s Club after she outgrew… Read More »
Probably every aspiring ceramic artist has pondered at great lengths how to make pottery their full time gig. It’s not an easy road these days, and if you want to succeed in the pottery business, you really need to make a good careful plan. In today’s post, we have gathered some great advice from… Read More »
Imagine you are a student and you are required to make a large pot using 22 pounds of clay. Now imagine that your instructor demonstrates how to do this once, and then leaves. At Tokyo University of the Fine Arts, also referred to as Geidai, the professors trust that students of all levels will be… Read More »
Monika Dabrowska-Picewicz Kety (Poland) Email: email@example.com Contact Information: http://mdp-ceramika.pl ul.Partyzantow 20, 32-650 Kety, Poland mobile +48 506376980 www.facebook.com/MonikaDabrowskaPicewicz Studio Description: . My ceramic work represents an investigation into two main areas: The first creating functional vessels where i concentrate on a simple line using a range of coloured glazes, which transform during the firing… Read More »
Dana Trousil Boii Studio Orinda, CA Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Information: http://boiistudio.etsy.com Studio Description: Handmade ceramics and pottery studio located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our ceramic objects are fired mostly in electric kiln cone 6 or in reduction atmosphere in gas kiln at cone 10. We also do salt-soda firings, fire pit, saggar, raku… Read More »
Hopefully you haven’t already learned this the hard way, but if you make and sell pots, you can’t afford to do a shoddy job on packing them for shipping. Early on in his career, Charlie Cummings, artist and proprietor of Charlie Cummings Gallery (www.claylink.com), shipped some pots to an exhibition and all of them arrived… Read More »
In this video, Jennifer Allen demonstrates her primary method of altering clay forms by demonstrating her single-pointed and double-pointed darting techniques on thrown pieces. For each project, she also shares her decorating techniques all the way through her glazing process.
Ceramic art consists of two major components: surface and form. Either one can make your sculpture or pot a success or a failure. In Surface Decoration Techniques, you’ll discover a wealth of information about how to approach the surface of your ceramic surfaces through a wide variety of techniques from more than 30 professional clay artists with decades of experience. Each approaches the surface from a different perspective, with different tools, at a different stage in the process, with different results—so the results for you are greatly expanded!
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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Lisa Orr divulges the secrets of creating her expressive pots and sumptuous oozy surfaces. Lisa starts out with the building blocks of her forms—handmade sprig molds for embellishing, custom bisque molds for forming, and thick trailed slips as both structural and decorative elements—and then she uses them to construct and decorate four of her signature forms. She tops it all off with her glazing process, detailing how she creates her vibrant, multi-colored surfaces.
Plates require more clay that a lot of other forms and Adam Field starts off with great tips on how to set the clay up right from the beginning to make your job easier. Throughout the demo, Adam discusses structural considerations that he takes to make his plates function as beautifully as they look. In addition he shares some nifty tips on some improvised tools he uses from items that most of us would just throw away. Rather than decorating the center part of his plate, Adam Field chooses to decorate the rim with his carving and shares the secrets to setting up his intricate repeating patterns.