In today’s post, an excerpt from our latest freebie the Underglaze Users Guide: How to Use Underglazes to Add Color and Graphic Interest to Your Pottery Projects, Holly Goring, associate editor of Pottery Making Illustrated and Ceramics Monthly shares her adventures in home made underglazes, and her underglaze recipe too!
We do a lot of thinking about and talking about the romantic side of being a potter—even those of us who are professional potters must reflect from time to time on how their days just don’t seem to reflect that same rosy story that was the original motivation for working in clay. —Sherman Hall, Editor
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Lately, I’ve been experimenting more and more with introducing imagery and/or pattern to my surfaces. Mostly I have been working with screen printing and stencils in this new work, but a recent article in Pottery Making Illustrated made me want to start experimenting with the variety of oxide, underglaze, and glaze pens that are on the market. In today’s blog post, I am going to share that recent article, which includes tips for working with these handy tools.
Theme: Functional Tableware
Remember the rule about form following function? Well, here’s an issue that really illustrates that your forms can be highly creative and still get the job done. Annie Chrietzberg writes about Paul Donnelly’s excellent cup and saucer combinations in our featured project for this issue, and she’s joined by other equally creative takes on the idea of functional creative forms. Martha Grover demonstrates how to make a stunning lidded form, and Joan Bruneau and Arthur Halvorsen provide two entirely different takes on ways on making exciting flower holders. You’ll enjoy all four projects and much more in this issue.
Established in 1926, The Ohio State University Ceramics program is one
of the oldest in the country. The educational philosophy of the
program, which operates inside the larger graduate program in The OSU
Department of Art, encourages students to bridge the boundaries of both
concept and material. The program promotes a cross fertilization of
media and methods and places a high value on intellectual research.