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Pretty as a Picture: Tips for Using Underglaze, Oxide, and Glaze Pens to Draw on Clay

Posted On February 2, 2015 10 Comments

I love work with pattern and imagery and have done a lot with screen printing and stencils in my work. Lately I have been wanting 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 an excerpt from the PMI archives, which includes tips for working with these handy tools. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

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A Sea of 888,246 Bright Red Ceramic Poppies Commemorates Lives Lost at War

Posted On January 19, 2015 2 Comments

The Tower of London’s dry moat was recently flooded again, but not with water. This time it was with 888,246 ceramic poppies. Paul Cummins and Tom Piper, with the help of countless volunteers, created the epic installation commemorating those who served and perished in World War One.


For more about this fascinating and moving project, have a look at this excerpt from the February 2015 issue of Ceramics Monthly by Holly Goring. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.


Easy Peasy Three Ingredient Glazes

Posted On January 15, 2014 14 Comments

In today’s post, our own Holly Goring not only includes some versatile three-ingredient base glaze recipes, but she also gives simple straightforward explanations of the chemistry behind them. If you have always wanted to experiment with your own glazes, but didn’t know where to start, this post is just the ticket. And even though these are low fire recipes, you might be inspired to experiment with the ratios of ingredients to come up with higher temperature glazes.- Jennifer Harnetty, editor.


How to Make Homemade Underglazes

Posted On April 16, 2012 8 Comments

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!

Ceramics Monthly June/July/August 2011

Ceramics Monthly, June/July/August 2011

Posted On May 16, 2011 0 Comments

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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Pottery Making Illustrated November/December 2010

Posted On October 18, 2010 0 Comments

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.

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The Ohio State University: From Ceramics Monthly’s MFA Factor

Posted On March 16, 2010 0 Comments

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.