Positives & Negatives In the November/December issue, Paul Andrew Wandless returns to Pottery Making Illustrated to guide you through the unique process of transforming your own drawings or person photographs into photocopy film negatives. This technique is easily done with a photocopy, a sponge, and some mineral spirits. With your film negative in… Read More »
If I wasn’t a potter, I would probably be a printmaker – not that you can’t be both, but these days I barely have time to be a potter. So for now, I just satisfy my love for printed things by printing on clay. One printing technique that I have been meaning to try… Read More »
Paul Andrew Wandless shares some of the fundamentals of the screen-printing process and shows you how to screen print images on clay. He covers techniques that are easy and accessible so that you’ll be ready to experiment with them right away. Best of all the processes in this video can be done in any home studio and do not require any expensive or specialized equipment. Through his diligent step-by-step demonstrations and explanations, you’ll learn how to create screens and put images onto those screens using a variety of techniques. In addition, you’ll learn successful methods for printing your images alone or in combination to make beautiful and complex images on both greenware and bisqueware. The creative possibilities are limitless!
JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY… and receive the following DVD for FREE: 10 Great Tips & Techniques from the Masters, Volume II. This DVD features the following artists:Melisa Cadell, Philippe Faraut, Erin Furimsky, Frank Giorgini, Robin Hopper, Mark Peters, Sandi Pierantozzi, Nan Rothwell, Gil Stengel, and Paul Andrew Wandless This… Read More »
This past summer, I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days with Paul Andrew Wandless to film an instructional DVD on screenprinting on clay. A few weeks back, we shared an excerpt from the DVD as a preview, which you can check out in the archives. I am happy to say that the… Read More »
I can hardly contain my excitement because today, we are finally ready to announce our new DVD series! We started this video series with the goal of helping you gain more access to instruction on a wide variety of techniques from top-notch artists. If you are unable to attend workshops in person, DVDs can be… Read More »
The NCECA Conference in Philadelphia was wonderful and it was great to see so many active Potters Council members attending. The conference is always a great place for everyone to get together and share information about what we all love to do. At the Potters Council open board meeting we were able to thank… Read More »
It’s time to break out of those winter doldrums and get psyched with some fresh ideas for spring! We’ve got some hot projects and groovy techniques we think you’ll really enjoy. They’re not too complicated and allow for a lot of creativity. You’ll have fun displaying your thrown pieces in a handbuilt unit, or maybe you’d like to try your hand at cutting apart your work and reassembling it. David Hendley demonstrates how to take extruded forms and finish them off on the wheel, while Keith Phillips wows us with his salt and pepper shakers. The sooner you get to the studio, the sooner you’ll have some new pieces made.
Even if you love the sculpture or pottery clay you use, at one point or another, the need or desire to change clays can arise. You might want a clay body that shrinks less, or want to change from an iron rich clay body to a porcelain. Whatever the reason, whether you are buying commercial… Read More »
July Potters’ Pages HighlightsIn the May issue of Potters’ Pages the Membership Committee began its discussion on initiatives that came from our Member Meeting held in April. Take a moment and read the Membership Committee article in the July issue of Potters’ Pages. Now we need your opinion. We have put together a five minute… Read More »