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Featured Presenter: Kari Radasch

Posted On April 9, 2014 0 Comments

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. 

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Soft Slab Construction: The Basics and Beyond

Posted On December 2, 2013 0 Comments

Liz Zlot Summerfield will focus on demystify working with slabs and offer the essential components to create unique slab built pots, as well as expanding upon the basics to create a lidded pitcher and a salt and pepper set. She is one of the presenters at the Potters Council Handbuilding III conference in Natchez, on January 17-19, 2014.

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The Stamped Surface

Posted On November 25, 2013 0 Comments

Amy Sanders will focus on soft slab construction while also considering how stamped patterns inform decision making about surface design. Amy will demonstrate how to make several forms; including a vase, bowl, and serving pieces; using varied building methods with slabs, while also focusing on how to create a sense of volume and “breath” in your work from a flat slab of clay. She is one of the presenters at the Potters Council Handbuilding III conference in Natchez, on January 17-19, 201.

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From Flat to Form: Slab Building with Texture, Color, and Vernacular Reference

Posted On November 18, 2013 0 Comments

Jeremy Randall will demonstrate and discuss the use of various template options in the construction of architecturally inspired vessels,along with other information. He is one of the presenters at the Potters Council Handbuilding III conference in Natchez, on January 17-19, 2013.

 

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Springboard: From Sketch to Form

Posted On November 13, 2013 0 Comments

Chandra DeBuse explains Chandra will discuss integrating surface design with form to create a visual narrative. She is one of the presenters at the Potters Council Handbuilding III conference in Natchez, on January 17-19, 2013.

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Pit Firing with Sumi

Posted On July 15, 2013 0 Comments

Sumi von Dassow explains the collaboration between the potter and the elements of earth, air, and fire when pit firing. She is one of the presenters at the Potters Council Alternative Firing Surfaces conference in Minneapolis, on October 11-13, 2013.

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Aluminum Foil Saggar Firing

Posted On July 8, 2013 0 Comments

Ken Turner explains the alternative fast fire method that imparts a beautiful and colorful atmospheric quality to the surface of your decorative ceramic

work. He is one of the presenters at the Potters Council Alternative Firing Surfaces conference in Minneapolis, on October 11-13, 2013.

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The Big Hot Box

Posted On July 1, 2013 0 Comments

David Sturm’s presentation will focus on one of the most important tools of the Raku Artist; the kiln itself. He is one of the presenters at the Potters Council Alternative Firing Surfaces conference.

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Potters Council Question of the Week | June 26, 2013

Posted On June 26, 2013 0 Comments

When I see mixed media pieces that include ceramic elements, I am always delighted. For example, I have a friend that makes brooches using felted wool, found objects and ceramic beads and buttons. They are delightful. Have you ever used clay in mixed media pieces? How so? What kind of pieces? Informal everyday items, or large “fine art” pieces?  - Lori Leary, Potters Council Board Member 2013

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Horse Hair, Feathers, Drawing, Resist, Color, and Chemicals

Posted On June 26, 2013 0 Comments

Marcia Selsor uses a surface, prepares it to react in a certain way, or reheats and erases it, to create infinite possibilities of surface decoration. She also uses flashing, fuming, smoking, and post firing chemical effects — all of which the following methods will be used at the Alternative Firing Surfaces Conference.