My husband and I both enjoy browsing kitchen stores, but for different reasons. He is a fabulous cook and goes for reasons you might expect. Me, I like to look for things for the studio (much to my husband’s dismay). Because clay is a lot like dough, there are a lot of tools and gadgets… Read More »
If you love pottery, but don’t have access to all of the tools (like a potter’s wheel, for instance), today’s video from Mitch Lyons is for you. In this video, an excerpt from his DVD Handbuilding with Mitch Lyons, Mitch demonstrates making a seamless cylindrical form using a series of dowel rods in graduated sizes… Read More »
Where do you find inspiration for your art? For some it is in nature, for some inspiration lies in the work of a favorite artist, for others, it can be found in their friends or family. But inspiration doesn’t always have to come from things traditionally thought of as beautiful or profound. As ceramic artist… Read More »
In this ceramic art lesson plan, Arthur Halvorsen demonstrates how to build a flowerbrick that’s inspired by cake shapes and cake decoration using soft slab techniques combined with slip trailing.
step-by-step demonstrations on how to prepare the clay, handbuild and
throw, Dennise’s instructions are clear and thorough. Her precise and
light-hearted teaching methods make it fun to learn the joys of
handbuilding and the art of throwing on the potter’s wheel.
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.
Throwing large work is a challenging area and takes a different approach than throwing normal ware. This book looks at throwing purely from the perspective of making very large work. It assumes you can already throw, but different techniques are needed when making large work because of all the added problems. This book covers the various techniques used as well as how to avoid disastrous pitfalls.
Use the pounding pad to flatten a block of clay into a round slab as shown here. This slab will be used to throw a large platter. Because the process of working with clay is so enjoyable to us, it’s easy to forget that this material we love so much has some physical characteristics that,… Read More »
The people have spoken. The votes are in. We have a Ceramic Arts Daily People’s Choice Emerging Artist. And the winner is Jeremy Brooks! Congratulations Jeremy and thanks to everyone who voted! To see Jeremy’s work and the work of the other Emerging Artists, click here. As the winner, Jeremy will receive a complimentary listing in… Read More »