There are so many ways to decorate pottery surfaces beyond simply glazing. And when you combine decorative techniques in layers, the potential for creativity expands exponentially. When we filmed Erin Furimsky’s video on layered ceramic surfaces, I was so excited by the techniques that Erin demonstrated, that it was actually a little bit torturous to be… Read More »
A few weeks ago, the lovely and talented Erin Furimsky spent a few days here filming a DVD on layered ceramic surfaces, which will be out in July. I was so excited by the techniques that Erin demonstrated, that it was actually a little bit torturous to be behind the camera. I just wanted to race to the studio and start experimenting! Today I am sharing an excerpt from Erin’s DVD in which she combines a shellac-resist technique with stamped-on underglaze imagery. Have a look and then race to your studio to try it out!
There are a ton of fun pottery decorating techniques out there involving slips and underglazes. And the technique in today’s video is another fine example, and one I hadn’t ever seen until filming Erin Furimsky’s Layered Surfaces DVD. So, I thought it would be a good one to share. In this technique, Erin slip trails… Read More »
Slip trailing is a lovely way to add dimensionality to your work, especially when it is layered with other techniques. And it is super simple to prepare your slip from your own clay body. In today’s clip, an excerpt from her DVD Layered Surfaces, Erin Furimsky explains how to prepare slip for slip trailing,… Read More »
I love working with paper stencils and underglazes. There’s something so satisfying about removing the stencil to see your crisp design below. But I haven’t found an easy way to make multiples of more complicated stencils – until now. In today’s post, an excerpt from the November 2012 issue of Ceramics Monthly, Zygote Blum shares how… Read More »
Great news folks! We have added another DVD to our July DVD sale! Now through July 31, you can save 10 bucks on Erin Furimsky’s Layered Surfaces DVD. Woohoo! I am such a fan of Erin Furimsky and her work and it was a huge treat to work with her on her Layered Surfaces DVD… Read More »
When I first saw Erin Furimsky demonstrate at a Potters Council workshop, it really opened up a door for me in my work. I had been wanting to create pictorial imagery on my work, but was not having much luck with it. This was probably because I’m not the best at drawing on flat paper,… Read More »
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In this latest installment of our Studio Visit department, Erin Furimsky shares her personal practice and
insight into her career as a working ceramic artist.
Focus: Pottery and Industry
Most of us in studio ceramics see ourselves as separate from industrial ceramics. The differences are clear; “we” make things by hand and “they” don’t; we make one-of-a-kind objects and they don’t; we make limited, short-run lines of work for a relatively small audience, and they make large production runs for mass consumption. However, I would argue that there are more similarities than differences, and there is a whole lot of middle ground where industry and the studio overlap.
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