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Tagged:  Ceramic Decorating Techniques




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Carving with Care: How to Carve Exquisite Patterns on a Mug

Posted On October 24, 2014 12 Comments

There is something about carving into leatherhard clay that is so satisfying. It’s probably why trimming pots is my favorite part of throwing. But using carving as a decorative tool is something I have never really explored. Until now, that is. After seeing Adam Field work, I am eager to give it a try. And after editing Adam’s DVD, Precision Throwing, Intricate Carving, which debuts today, I am equipped with a lot more knowledge on how to do it successfully! In today’s post, I’m giving you a taste of Adam’s technique and the DVD. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor. PS. Adam demonstrates how he makes his Korean-style carving tools on his new DVD! 

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Making and Decorating for Surface Depth with Lisa Orr

Posted On October 17, 2014 Comments Off

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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.

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Platters: Four Approaches to Making and Decorating Plates

Posted On September 19, 2014 0 Comments

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It is a misconception to think that plates are easy to make because the challenge of achieving height isn’t there. But plates can be tricky. Issues of warping and cracking can be common if you don’t know what you’re doing. So, we’ve gathered four talented artists to demonstrate how they approach making plates.

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Throwing and Decorating a Platter with Forrest Lesch-Middelton

Posted On September 18, 2014 Comments Off

Forrest Middelton makes the largest wheel-thrown plate on the compilation, beginning with 12.5 pounds of clay, and gives great advice on how to center this much clay without wrecking your wrists. Then he shares how he uses a process similar to how he throws cylinders to make a plate with a wide rim that can be darted and altered. He finishes it all off with his signature screen printed image transfer.

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Painted Decoration with Slips and Underglazes

Posted On August 25, 2014 0 Comments

Ceramic artist Bede Clarke has explored a number of different paths in his career. Recently, after focusing primarily on wood firing for a number of years, he shifted his concentration to painting on the slipped surfaces of earthenware pots to satisfy a love of painting. In today’s post, an excerpt from the September issue of Ceramics Monthly, Bede explains his decorating process.

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How to Paint Convincing Patterns on Round Pottery Without Trigonometry

Posted On August 18, 2014 4 Comments

Painting a repeating pattern on a round vessel presents challenges. To be convincing, the pattern needs to expand proportionally with the roundness of the pot. Tony Merino wanted to do this, but really wasn’t too excited about revisiting high-school trigonometry class. So he set out to find an easier way, and he did. In today’s post, an excerpt from the September/October 2014 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated, he (and co-author Pam Luke) share the process.- Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

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Raku Firing – Expanding the Potential of the Raku Kiln

Posted On August 12, 2014 Comments Off

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Marcia Selsor draws from her extensive experience with raku firing to show a variety of techniques that can easily be done in any raku kiln. She starts out with the basics of raku, covering equipment, safety, and suitable clays and glazes for the process. From there, she moves on to preparing pots for firing with a variety of decorative techniques. Finally, it’s time to play with fire! Marcia demonstrates four exciting post-firing techniques for the raku kiln: basic raku, horsehair and feather raku, saggar firing, and obvara. If you’ve been wanting to experiment with raku and other post-firing techniques, this video will get you off to a great start!

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The Lisa Naples Collection

Posted On August 12, 2014 Comments Off
  Purchase The Lisa Naples DVD Collection – $99 FREE SHIPPING when you order the DVDs online! (Applies to US Orders Only)   Purchase The Lisa Naples Video Download Collection- $89   |     The Best of Both Worlds!   Whether you are a potter interested in expanding your repertoire to include sculpture, or… Read More »
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Narrative Animal Sculpture with Lisa Naples

Posted On August 11, 2014 Comments Off

 

In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, Lisa Naples shares her insights and techniques on sculpting animals in clay to tell stories. She begins with a mixed media project, explaining not only the ins and outs of sculpting convincing mammal forms in clay, but also the technical issues of building clay pieces to successfully mesh with non clay materials. She also explores the process of pairing animal parts with pottery forms, creating a sculptural bird vase. In addition, Lisa shows how to make the figures come alive through her fabulous brush work and dry-brush slip application.

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Color Splash: How to Make Vibrant Bursts of Color on Pottery Using Ceramic Colorants and Slip

Posted On August 11, 2014 22 Comments

Annie Chrietzberg explains Lana Wilson’s process for decorating pottery with colored slips and shares the clear cone 6 glaze recipe she uses to finish these pieces.