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The Extruder Collection with Daryl Baird

Posted On April 17, 2014 Comments Off

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.

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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. 

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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.

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Handbuilding: Texture + Surface

Posted On March 17, 2014 0 Comments

Handbuilding: Texture and Surface4 Great Handbuilding Techniques from 4 Experts
In this latest edition of Ceramic Arts Daily Presents, we treat you to a compilation of four handbuilding techniques excerpted from four of our most popular videos. Discover the creative ways Sandi Pierantozzi, Amy Sanders, Jeremy Randall and Lisa Naples approach a slab of clay to create unique forms that incorporate a variety of techniques. Enjoy a workshop experience watching experts demonstrate some of their trademark techniques in the comfort of your own studio.

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The Right Angle for Approaching Geometric Ceramic Sculpture

Posted On October 16, 2013 13 Comments

Many years ago, while handbuilding a large form, ceramic artist Marcia Selsor was struggling to support two slabs that she wanted to join at right angles. So, she set out to build a custom tool to serve

this purpose: a right angle jig to support the form in progress. Today, Marcia shows us how to make and use her right angle jig, a simple tool she came up with to make building geometric sculpture easier.

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Pottery Video of the Week: Inlaying Colored Clay Decoration into Handbuilt Vessels

Posted On September 20, 2013 6 Comments

Wheel throwing isn’t the only way to make seemless cylindrical forms on the wheel. Mitch Lyons uses a technique he calls the broomstick method. What’s great about this method is that you can roll your cylinders over pieces of colored clay to inlay various designs. In today’s video clip, Lyons demonstrates how he inlays figurative colored clay motifs into his broomstick vases. I have also included a step-by-step recap of the technique below.

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Clay: A Studio Handbook

Posted On December 11, 2012 Comments Off

Drawing on more than 30 years of experience in ceramics, author Vince Pitelka has created the most practical, all-inclusive studio handbook for students, studio artists, educators and all those interested in the art of clay. The ten chapters in Clay: A Studio Handbook address the full range of ceramic processes, and bring a lifetime of ceramic knowledge directly into the hands of potters. Concerned about safe and efficient studio operation, Pitelka pays diligent attention to safety practices.

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Posted On April 11, 2012 Comments Off

In this video, Jake Allee demonstrates the various ways he cuts up and alters thrown forms and puts them back together again to make interesting vessels. Throughout the process, Jake explains the design decisions he incorporates to hold the pieces together. In addition, he explains how sketching plays a role in his work, keeping his mind engaged in the creative process.

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Sketching in Space: Using Tar Paper to Develop Interesting Pottery Forms

Posted On March 9, 2012 0 Comments

In today’s post, an excerpt from his new DVD Slabs, Templates, Texture, & Terra Sigillata (which is now shipping, by the way!), Jeremy Randall explains how he uses tar paper to sketch in three dimensions when trying to come up with new ideas for his pottery forms.

Handbuilding with Mitch Lyons

Posted On May 25, 2011 Comments Off

If you’re looking for a few great, creative techniques offering loads of potential, look no further. Mitch Lyons, a skilled potter for more than 40 years, presents an expertly produced two-part program where he shares some of his unique handbuilding and decorating techniques.