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Announcing the 2nd D.I.Y. Clay Tools Video Contest!

Posted On August 1, 2012 3 Comments

For our next video contest, we thought it would be fun to ask our clever readers to submit videos showcasing the tools they’ve made or repurposed for a particular ceramics task. Read on, for more details!


Why Didn’t I Think of That? Pottery Tips, Tools, and Techniques from Ceramic Arts Daily Readers

Posted On February 1, 2012 0 Comments
When it comes to improving the efficiency of their processes, clay people are quite clever. We get a lot of great studio tips sent to us from readers, and every month Ceramics Monthly publishes some of them in their Tips and Tools section.   Readers seem to like them, so we also have been sharing… Read More »

Pottery Video of the Week: Three Different Ways to Finish a Foot with Minimal Trimming

Posted On December 2, 2011 16 Comments

One way to minimize your trimming agony is to throw your
pots with thinner bottoms, remove any excess
clay at the bottom in the throwing stage, and then cut the pot off the
wheel with a wiggle wire for some extra interest. Bill van Gilder
takes this one step further by giving the edges a nice finished look.
He does this in three different ways and, in today’s video clip, he
shares them. He also shares a great idea for attaching your pot to the
wheelhead for trimming.


7 Useful Tips, Tools, and Techniques for the Ceramic Studio

Posted On December 15, 2010 30 Comments
I’ve said it before and I will say it again, potters and ceramic artists are some of the most resourceful people around. I am continually impressed by the myriad tools and studio shortcuts that members of our community come up with to make their lives more efficient. It’s been a while since I have shared… Read More »

Good Footing: A Video Guide to Trimming Wheel Thrown Pottery

Posted On August 13, 2010 28 Comments

Today I thought I would share this excerpt from Jerry Hornings DVD Making Pots on the Wheel. It’s a great little introduction to (or reminder of) the considerations that should go into footing pots. Watch the video!

A Couple of Helpful Tips for the Clay Studio from Ceramic Arts Daily Readers

Posted On January 11, 2010 41 Comments

Clay people are a clever lot. It never ceases to amaze me how many interesting and innovative tools and techniques ceramic artists come up with to make their processes more efficient or to achieve the end result for which they are aiming. And the great thing is, clay people are always willing to share their tips. Today, I’m sharing a couple of those with you here in the Daily.


Tool Talk: Robin Hopper’s Advice on the Best Tools for Carving, Cutting, Scratching, and Slashing Clay

Posted On August 12, 2009 8 Comments

Today, Robin Hopper draws from his many years of experience to give advice on the best carving and trimming tools for pottery and ceramic art.

Readers Chime In: More Pottery Uses for Old Credit Cards and Other Quick Tips for the Clay Studio

Posted On June 25, 2008 1 Comment

Today, readers share more good ideas for using old credit cards in the ceramic studio, plus a host of other great ceramic tips!