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Come to Leicester studio tour this weekend

21 minutes agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

For the 12th year, local and visiting artists this weekend will open their studios and demostrate their talents for visiting art and craft lovers as part of the Come to Leicester Studio Tour.The tour dates are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 19 and 20. Show More Summary

How to Alter a Large Bowl for Graceful Movement

If you’ve been trying to learn how to throw large pots, Martina Lantin’s altering technique in today’s video clip might make you gasp! Throwing large ceramic pottery is challenging and  … The post How to Alter a Large Bowl for Graceful Movement appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

How to Make a French Butter Dish

In this post, an excerpt from In the Potter’s Kitchen, Sumi von Dassow shows how to throw a French butter dish on the pottery wheel. If you are unfamiliar with  … The post How to Make a French Butter Dish appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Raku on the Walls: How to Make a Raku Mural

If you have ever done raku firing, you are probably aware that the raku firing process should not be used for pots that are intended to serve food. The rapid  … The post Raku on the Walls: How to Make a Raku Mural appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Crazy Beautiful Crazing: Uncovering the Mysteries of Snowflake Crackle Glazes

I have been messing around with crazing as a deliberate decorative effect lately. Though it is technically a glaze defect, crazed surfaces can actually be quite beautiful and I have  … The post Crazy Beautiful Crazing: Uncovering the Mysteries of Snowflake Crackle Glazes appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

We Interrupt This Blog...

...to bring you a special bulletin:I, Lori Keenan Watts, potter, teacher, wife, sister, daughter, Mother of Cats, denounce Nazis, Nazism, and all forms of racism and white supremacy. At this moment in our history, I feel it's important for all of us, as citizens, using any platform we have, to be clear about this. Show More Summary

Making Multiples: Using Templates to Throw Uniform Shapes on the Pottery Wheel

I think many beginning potters start out with the goal of making perfect sets of bowls or mugs, but quickly realize that it isn’t that easy to make exact duplicates  … The post Making Multiples: Using Templates to Throw Uniform Shapes on the Pottery Wheel appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Call for entries for the Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition at Artspace in Raleigh, North Carolina

2 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here are the details from Artspace:Application Deadline: September 22, 2017Artspace invites artists working in a variety of craft media to enter the Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition, a biennial national juried exhibition. Work will be juried by Roger Manley, Director of the Gregg Museum of Art + Design. Show More Summary

The Many Uses of Pottery Throwing Ribs

Using pottery throwing ribs correctly is an important skill to learn in order to produce consistent pots with clean surfaces. There are a ton of throwing ribs out there to  … The post The Many Uses of Pottery Throwing Ribs appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Why Use Coils?

This process requires you to consider color first, rather than last, as there’s no glaze on the outside of the piece—all the tones come from the clay body. In my  … The post Why Use Coils? appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Too Much is Just Enough!

My work is a lot about surface decoration. And a well-crafted canvas to put the pattern on is essential to my creativity. There is something extraordinary with the three dimensions  … The post Too Much is Just Enough! appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Recording Glaze Development

It’s amazing how many students and full-time clay workers go about making glazes with a lengthy and time-consuming process, only to forget to clearly write down just what they’ve done.  … The post Recording Glaze Development appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Tactile Geology

I’m trained as a geologist, but I’ve been working with ceramics full time for 35 years. As in geology, I like the nature of materials and how they transform through  … The post Tactile Geology appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Effective Side Firing

I’ve always loved ash glazes. For a long time, I fired in other people’s reduction kilns, often waiting months in between firings. When I finally got my own electric kiln,  … The post Effective Side Firing appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

In the Potter’s Kitchen: Covered Cupcake Stand

A covered cupcake stand is probably not a necessity; however, they’re very fun to make, especially if they’re frilly and over-the-top fancy. I like to imagine that mine are going  … The post In the Potter’s Kitchen: Covered Cupcake Stand appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

The Cat’s Meow

I’ll never forget coming home from an outing to find the butter dish left out on the table with the lid off! The crisp rectangle of butter had been licked  … The post The Cat’s Meow appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

How to Make Vibrant Bursts of Color on Pottery Using Ceramic Colorants and Slip

Impressing textures into soft clay and then playing with those textures in the glazing process is loads of fun (in my humble opinion). I often do washes of color on  … The post How to Make Vibrant Bursts of Color on Pottery Using Ceramic Colorants and Slip appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Combining Wheel Techniques and Handbuilding Pottery for Great Results

When exploring ideas for hand building pottery forms using smaller wheel thrown parts, Ronan Kyle Peterson discovered something pretty cool: Cutting a wheel-thrown piece in half and reassembling it, can  … The post Combining Wheel Techniques and Handbuilding Pottery for Great Results appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Artist Q&A: Meet Ayumi Horie

Ceramics Monthly: How do you think people’s experience of something perceived as precious changes their awareness around use? How does that affect their expectations of cost and value? How has  … The post Artist Q&A: Meet Ayumi Horie appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Creating the Layered Look with Commercial Glazes and Underglazes

Nancy Gardner loves commercial glazes and underglazes because the color choices are virtually unlimited. And she has no qualms about using commercial products instead of mixing her own. In this article, she  … The post Creating the Layered Look with Commercial Glazes and Underglazes appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

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