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Low-Tech Clay – High-End Results with Kari Radasch

Posted On May 7, 2015 Comments Off on Low-Tech Clay – High-End Results with Kari Radasch


In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Kari Radasch demonstrates her low-tech approach to making colorful, functional pots. A busy mom of two small children, Kari has streamlined her processes to make the most of her studio time and she shares all of her secrets here. She starts off with a number of techniques for making simple hump molds out of clay and moves on to plaster for larger forms. Once the molds are made, she demonstrates six different ways they can be used to make delightful dishes. Kari also shares her decorating techniques, including sgraffito, colored terra sigillata, underglaze wash, and glazing processes.


How to Use the Broomstick Method to Make a Vase

Posted On February 23, 2015 7 Comments

I keep a lot of things in my studio that I think may one day be useful for texture or as a tool of some sort. I also cannot bring myself to throw any kind of wood in the garbage. I have a scrap collection that would be the envy of many a woodchuck. The other day, these two passions (let’s just call them passions for now) came together in a very useful way. I ran out to the garage and gathered every single dowel scrap I had and transfered them to the studio, thereby fulfilling both obsessive habits (okay, let’s call them what they really are). The reason I did this was because I watched the DVD Handbuilding with Mitch Lyons. He demonstrated a method for making cylinders that employed these dowels, and then went on to explore wonderful surface inlay and texture treatments that really got me excited about handbuilding again. And I got to use some of my scrap wood!  — Sherman Hall, Ceramic Arts Daily


Simply Ornate: Handbuilding & Wheel Throwing with Press Molds

Posted On January 29, 2015 Comments Off on Simply Ornate: Handbuilding & Wheel Throwing with Press Molds
    In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, A. Blair Clemo shares his unconventional pottery making techniques, which combine handbuilding, press molding, and wheel throwing. The building blocks of Blair’s work are two different types of plaster press molds: first a decorative mold that yields an ornamental patty or strip… Read More »

The Graphic Pot: Handbuilding & Surface Techniques

Posted On November 20, 2014 Comments Off on The Graphic Pot: Handbuilding & Surface Techniques


In this new video, Jason Bige Burnett shares his techniques for creating colorful, handbuilt pots with a graphic punch! Combining his background in printmaking and graphic design with his love of clay, Jason begins with an in-depth introduction to screen printing – from how to mix emulsion, to burning a screen in an easy-to-assemble exposure unit at home. Next, he details how to make ordinary ceramic underglazes and engobes suitable for screen printing and then shares his process for screening them onto newsprint for transferring later to clay work. He then demonstrates how he makes a number of handbuilt forms and tops it all off with an explanation of additional decorative techniques he uses in the glazing and post firing process.

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Featured Presenter: Kate Maury

Posted On June 25, 2014 0 Comments

To Kate Maury, form and texture unite through a basic application of the principles and elements of design. This workshop will focus on embellishing functional ceramic pieces through the repurposing of craft molds. Both high and low-relief motifs will be investigated as well as pattern and texture.


Featured Presenter: Adam Field

Posted On June 18, 2014 0 Comments
Adam Field will demonstrate throwing and his methods for carving intricate pattern on a variety of wheel-thrown porcelain forms, encouraging attendees to find their own ceramic voice.

Featured Presenter: Ben Carter

Posted On June 2, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Presenter: Ben Carter Integrating Form and SurfaceSeptember 12-14, 2014   Ben Carter is a studio potter, workshop leader, and social media enthusiast based in Santa Cruz, California. He received his BFA in ceramics/painting from Appalachian State University, and his MFA in ceramics from the University of Florida. His professional experience includes being an artist-in-residence at… Read More »
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The Extruder Collection with Daryl Baird

Posted On April 17, 2014 Comments Off on The Extruder Collection with Daryl Baird

This extensive how-to book puts you in touch with all the creative potential of the extruder. With more than 50% new material, this book features new works by artists, up-to-date information on extruders, and sixteen great step-by-step demonstrations, making it a must for anyone with an extruder in their studio.


Featured Presenter: Kari Radasch

Posted On April 9, 2014 0 Comments

Kari Radasch will focus on making and decorating a variety of pottery forms using earthenware clay. She will incorporate a smorgasbord of making-techniques, in addition to working with terra sigillata and best studio practices. She is the presenter at Throwing, Handbuilding, and Decorating, in Columbus, Ohio on June 7, 2014. 


Changing Spaces: Making Large-Scale Ceramic Sculpture

Posted On March 19, 2014 2 Comments

Today, ceramic artist Jason Green explains his process for creating ceramic work on an architectural scale.