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. The jig is a simple plywood… Read More »
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.
If you love pottery, but don’t have access to all of the tools (like a potter’s wheel, for instance), today’s video from Mitch Lyons is for you. In this video, an excerpt from his DVD Handbuilding with Mitch Lyons, Mitch demonstrates making a seamless cylindrical form using a series of dowel rods in graduated sizes… Read More »
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 of clay… Read More »
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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.
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.
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 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 »
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.