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Making a Tray for a Non Round Form

Posted On June 6, 2014 1 Comment
Marty Fielding enjoys making nonround angular forms, but is a wheel thrower at heart. So, rather than building from the ground up with slabs, Marty makes the walls of his pieces on the wheel then cuts them up and assembles them to get the pots he wants. In today’s post, an excerpt from his DVD Hybrid Pottery: Throwing, Altering, Assembling, Marty shows how he makes cool trays for his diamond-shaped oil bottles. Jennifer Harnetty, editor.
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Pottery Video of the Week: A New Twist on a Faceted Bowl

Posted On March 14, 2014 18 Comments

In today’s post, an excerpt from his DVD Lively Forms and Expressive Surfaces (which is now shipping by the way!!), Mark Peters shares a new twist that he came up with for faceting pots. By making the cuts while the pot is still cylindrical and adjusting the way the wire moves through the clay, Mark creates an interesting alternative to the typical faceted surface.

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How to Make a Gestural Wheel-Thrown Mug

Posted On November 13, 2013 3 Comments
I really liked the following quote from Sean O’Connell’s recent article in Ceramics Monthly: “Technical ability grows naturally with experience, but conceptual rigor needs constant attention and exploration.” I think it is all too easy to let the conceptual rigor slide, yet paying attention to your influences and working hard to successfully mesh them with… Read More »
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Design for the Soft Surface

Posted On November 8, 2013 0 Comments

In this edition of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Ben Carter shares his methods for integrating surface design with altered wheel-thrown and handbuilt pottery. Referencing pillows, tufted furniture, and quilts, Carter imbues his pots with softness in a variety of ways—from altering freshly thrown pots to create volume, to stretching soft clay into foam slump molds. Using this overfilled aesthetic as a metaphor for the comfort of southern hospitality, he complements the soft forms with slip and underglaze decoration using sgraffito, slip trailing, and painting techniques.

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How to Make an Animated Salt and Pepper Set

Posted On September 18, 2013 2 Comments

Sets are a great way to have fun with form, and a wonderful project if you like to make animated work. Jen Mecca sees her salt and pepper shakers as characters that need to interact and relate to one another. In today’s post, Jen shares her method for wheel throwing and altering the salt and pepper shakers, as well as how she embellishes them with various “costumes” such as sprigs and finials. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

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Precision Throwing and Intricate Carving

Posted On August 16, 2013 Comments Off

Create elegant pots!

In this latest video by master potter Adam Field, you’ll learn all the secrets to master strong throwing techniques through a series of demonstrations, as well as how to render beautiful carved surfaces. By the end of the video, you’ll have the knowledge to use these techniques to create your own elegant pots.

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Support Systems: What it Takes to Make Lightweight Wheel Thrown, Altered, and Assembled Ceramic Sculptures

Posted On August 14, 2013 2 Comments

Making thin, curved walls out of clay requires support throughout the process. In today’s post, Wouter Dam explains how he uses foam swimming pool floats for
support during construction, and customized clay supports to get the pieces through the firing.

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Tom Turner: Understanding Porcelain – Throwing and Decorating

Posted On July 16, 2013 Comments Off
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 »
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Pottery Video of the Week: How to Dress up a Wheel Thrown Bowl with Curves

Posted On June 14, 2013 4 Comments

The cereal bowl selection at my house consists mainly of all of my reject bowls from over the years. It’s a motley crew of old, wonky pieces that make me want to reach for the nearest sledgehammer every time I open the cupboard. So I am on a mission: to replace them with more recent work that is finally feeling a bit more resolved and successful. So since I am bowl obsessed, I thought I would share an inspirational bowl video. In this clip, an excerpt from her DVD Creating Curves with Clay (which is now available ad a digital download!), Martha Grover demonstrates how she dresses up a basic ice cream or cereal bowl with curves inspired by orchids and flowing dresses. Enjoy! 

 

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Video of the Week: How to Make an Elegant Wheel-thrown and Handbuilt Serving Bowl

Posted On March 15, 2013 4 Comments

I’ve been making a lot of bowls lately, but I am feeling like I need to change things up with them. I am happy with the surface, now I just need to work on the form. For some inspiration, I decided to revisit one of Martha Grover’s serving bowl projects on her DVD Creating Curves with Clay. Today, I thought I would share it on CAD because it is such a lovely piece. Perhaps it will help you take your bowls in a new direction. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.