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Local Pottery and Local Food: Tips on Building Partnerships Between Studio Potters and Restaurants

Food and pottery are two of my favorite things. Perhaps I fell in love with pottery because it is so intertwined with one of my favorite activities: eating! Lately I have been hearing more and more about collaborations between people who create great pots and people who create great food. Show More Summary

3 Expert Tips for Throwing Large Pots

This clip was excerpted from Extreme Alterations: Deconstructing and Decorating the Thrown Form, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! Improve Your Wheel Throwing Skills and Make Bigger Pots For most people who are new to throwing clay, an early goal is throwing large pots (that don’t weigh 40 pounds!). Show More Summary

The icing on the pot! Pottery slip decoration that creates texture

There are so many methods for decorating pottery with slip - from slip trailing to mishima. Today, I am presenting another super fun slip decorating technique that reminds me of putting icing on a cake.Chris Lively applies thick slips to his leather-hard pots and then uses various tools to sculpt and shape it - much like a... Show More Summary

How to Use Thin Sprigs and Carving to Add Surface Texture

Carving into a form is a great way to add imagery and texture to pottery. But Michelle Swafford came up with a different twist on carved texture. She carves a design into a leather hard slab, then makes very thin sprigs from that carving, which she then adheres to the surface of her pots. Show More Summary

Decoration as Structure: Integrating Ornamentation into Form

When I first saw Blair Clemo's work, I figured the ornate surfaces were developed with sprigs that were attached after the pieces were thrown. In fact, the ornamental elements are a part of the structure of the pieces. In today's post, Blair explains how he handbuilds with decorative sprigs and forming molds, and then finishes... Show More Summary

Cyber Monday Sale Starts Now – Save 15% On All Purchases

We are pleased to announce our Cyber Monday Sale.  Save 15% on all purchases now through Monday.  We have recently added over 250 pieces of quality American art pottery to and placed over 100 items on sale.  Shop now for us best selection.  

Black Friday Sale

Be sure to check out our annual Black Friday Sale.  We have recently added several nice collections of Rookwood, Roseville and a very large collection of Van Briggle including many floor vases, limited edition Van Briggle Collector Society pieces, figural designs, as well as good, early 1920s arts and crafts examples.  The Rookwood pottery includes […]

Winter Classes At Odyssey ClayWorks

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Classes Begin January 9 Scratching The Surface: Texture, Color and Pattern in Clay with Laura PeeryPut A Lid On It with Cayce KolstadBeginner Wheel with Julia Claire WeberGarden Planters & Ornaments with Cynthia LeeTableware With Style...Show More Summary

How to Alter a Large Bowl for Graceful Movement

This clip was excerpted from Extreme Alterations: Deconstructing and Decorating the Thrown Form, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! A Fun Throwing and Altering Technique for Large BowlsIf you’ve been trying to learn how...Show More Summary

Extreme Alterations: Deconstructing & Decorating the Thrown Form with Martina Lantin

Are you interested in altering, but afraid to step out of your comfort zone? Do you struggle with throwing larger volumetric pots? In this video, Martina Lantin will teach you how to throw caution to the wind and push the boundaries of your clay body to create exciting new work.Altering thrown pots is an exciting... Show More Summary

Kathy King Presentation this Friday at Penland

2 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

From the email announcement:Friday, November 18, 8 PM in The PinesKathy King, Director of Education in Harvard's Ceramics Program and frequent Penland instructor, will be our guest presenter for the evening. She will discuss the integration of Harvard's clay program with other disciplines at the university, their engagement with 3D technology, and their exhibition program.

The Village Potters Fifth Anniversary Extravaganza!

2 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Celebrate 5 Years with Us! This Saturday, 4-8pm! The Village Potters are celebrating 5 years this Saturday, November 19th from 4-8pm. All are welcome to join in the fun. This intentional Collective of potters share a commitment to nurturing...Show More Summary

A different kind of recipe for Thanksgiving!

It’s Thanksgiving Day in America, and since Thanksgiving usually involves getting together with loved ones and eating yummy food, we have a tradition of posting a recipe (for food, not glaze!) on CAD.Today’s recipe is for Lemon Chess Pie and it comes from Tennessee potter Lindsay Rogers. Show More Summary

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design seeks input of Western North Carolina makers by November 17th

2 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

I posted back in October about the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design's Western North Carolina Makers Survey - if you haven't already completed it, CCCD encourages you to do so by November 17th for a chance to win:• $250 Visa Gift...Show More Summary

Penland Studio Sale today!

2 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

From the Penland Facebook page:Come join us Saturday, November 12 for a joint studio sale from 1-3 PM! Concentration students from our clay, glass, metals, wood, and print workshops are coming together in Northlight with a lot of the work they've made this session. Show More Summary

An Autumn of Bicycles

Clay is not the first medium I would think of which to make a bicycle so this commission has been, and is, an interesting challenge. I had to think 'fat bike' tyres, and a hollow handle extrusion seemed to be the perfect thing, especially as it already had the ridge for the inner wheel. Show More Summary

Recap: November Clay Club at East Tennessee State University

3 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Thanks to Lindsay Rogers and the East Tennessee State University Student Ceramics Association for hosting our first out-of-state Clay Club! It was great to get the chance to meet up with a terrific group of potters and ceramic artists at ETSU. Show More Summary

the darkest days

Yesterday I was recalling the first time I participated in a presidential election. It was November of 1988, four months after I turned 18. One of the first things I did as an 18-year-old was register to vote.I remember my first polling place, a little church just a block off the beach in Santa Cruz. Show More Summary

Two Slick Ways to Make Distinctive Rims and Feet on Pottery

This clip was excerpted from Lively Forms and Expressive Surfaces with Mark Peters, which is ON SALE in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop thru November 15, 2016! Considering the Details to Make Better Pots We’ve all heard the saying, “it’s all in the details.” This sentiment rings especially true in functional pottery, or any fine craft. Show More Summary

Tips for Preventing Freeze-Thaw Disasters in Outdoor Ceramic Art

With winter approaching, it might be time to think about bringing in any outdoor ceramic art you might have (if you live in an area with cold winters, of course). Unless you know that the clay body it is made of is formulated a way in which it can survive freeze/thaw conditions.If you are not... Show More Summary

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