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Slipped, Altered, and Soda Fired with Brenda Lichman

Posted On November 24, 2014 4 Comments

For Brenda Lichman, form and surface go hand in hand. She accentuates her soft, simple forms with thick porcelain slip and then further accentuates the volume by pushing out from the inside. The results are forms that almost look like they have been froze mid-motion.


In today’s post, an excerpt from the December 2014 issue of Ceramics Monthly, Brenda explains this process. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.


PS. Make sure to check out the December 2014 issue Ceramics Monthly to read Brenda Lichman’s article discussing her functional work. Lichman also shares more information about her soda firing process, including slip and glaze recipes.


Sam Chung’s Wheel Throwing and Altering Process

Posted On October 20, 2014 5 Comments

When Sam Chung stumbled across a book of Korean Cloud motifs, he decided to explore pairing them with traditional Korean pottery forms, and his cloud series was born.


In today’s post, an excerpt from the November 2014 issue of Ceramics Monthly, Sam shares his wheel throwing and altering process, which results in pots that look like they are peering out from behind puffy clouds.- Jennifer Harnetty, editor.


PS. Check out the November 2014 issue of Ceramics Monthly to see Sam’s China Painting process, as well as his liner glaze recipe.


Persnickety Porcelain: How to Minimize Your Loss Rate With this Gorgeous, Yet Difficult, Material

Posted On July 9, 2014 32 Comments

Today, Gwendolyn Yoppolo explains what porcelain will put up with
from the wet phase to the bone dry phase. Plus, don’t miss the
March/April issue of Pottery Making Illustrated in which Gwendolyn
explains how to make her sweet little juicers (like the one shown


How to Throw a Large Porcelain Bowl Without Collapsing it

Posted On June 20, 2014 13 Comments

No matter what Lorna Meaden says, I’d call the bowl she is throwing in this clip a large bowl, rather than a medium sized bowl – especially since it is porcelain. But as she points out, it took 25 years to be able to call this bowl medium sized. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.


Less is More: A Minimalist Approach to Glazing Ceramics

Posted On February 17, 2014 26 Comments

Karen Swyler takes a subtle approach to her glazing, juxtaposing raw white porcelain
surfaces with ribbons of shiny clear-glazed lines or small accents of
color. Today, in an excerpt from an upcoming Ceramics Monthly profile, she explains her less-is-more glazing technique.


Throwing & Handbuilding: Forming Techniques

Posted On December 10, 2013 Comments Off on Throwing & Handbuilding: Forming Techniques

Throwing and handbuilding are at the core of all studio ceramics techniques. Through imagination and experimentation, some of the most skilled artists and craftsmen can take these basic techniques and often produce extremely creative works of art. With practice and patience, the coil pot or tall narrow form can become works of art suitable for galleries and collectors.

Meredith Host Video Cover - Form, Pattern & Underglaze

Form, Pattern and Underglaze: Wheel Throwing and Decoration

Posted On September 12, 2013 0 Comments

In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Meredith Host shares her techniques for creating wheel-thrown pottery to which she adds colorful underglaze decoration. Meredith throws several of her forms, explaining tips for success with each one. After the throwing demonstrations, Meredith leads you step-by-step through her decorating technique where you’ll discover that getting colorful surfaces can add a whole new dimension to your pottery.

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Tom Turner: Understanding Porcelain – Throwing and Decorating

Posted On July 16, 2013 Comments Off on Tom Turner: Understanding Porcelain – Throwing and Decorating
Throwing and Decorating Of all clay, porcelain is undoubtedly the most difficult to work with. Because of its fine grain size, special care must be taken when working with it from the time you take it out of storage until you remove it from the final firing. In this DVD, master potter and porcelain expert… Read More »
Additions To Clay by Kathleen Standen

Additions to Clay Bodies

Posted On April 9, 2013 Comments Off on Additions to Clay Bodies

This book is an introduction to the use of additions in clay bodies, from hard materials like stones and glass to combustible matter, fiber, metals and color. It looks at the work of a range of contemporary international makers who are using additions to create remarkable new forms and textures in ceramic work. With an emphasis on creativity and experimentation, ceramicist Kathleen Standen reveals a range of possible effects, and profiles the extraordinary work of contemporary makers using additions in their practice.


How to Make Delicate Translucent Platters with Porcelain Slip and Terra Sigillata

Posted On March 27, 2013 5 Comments

Think thin porcelain. Now think even thinner porcelain and you have the plates of Christina Bryer. These translucent plates are a slip-casting marvel but not nearly as impossible to make as you would think. In today’s post, an excerpt from the April 2013 issue of Ceramics Monthly, Christina walks us through the process of making her delicate platters. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.