Jeremy Randall uses texture and asymmetry to reference the aging industrial structures and ephemera he remembers from his childhood. He … Read More
Pottery Making Techniques
If you are looking for a repository of information on pottery making techniques, we have good news for you. You’ve hit the jackpot! From pinch pots to slip-cast sculpture, this section of Ceramic Arts Network has enough pottery making techniques to satisfy just about anyone.
Handbuilding techniques are perhaps the most accessible pottery making techniques because they require little equipment more than your hands! Here, we’ll share with you some great handbuilding techniques with step-by-step instruction from talented ceramic artists. If you are looking to try something new, or are just getting started with clay, you’ll find plenty to get excited about in our archive of articles and videos on handbuilding techniques.
Is the wheel more your speed? We have a plethora of professional instruction from some of the best wheel throwers in the biz! If you are looking to improve or master wheel throwing techniques, you’ll find articles and videos by professional potters in the Wheel Throwing Techniques section of Ceramic Arts Network. Find out why throwing on the potters wheel is one of the most addictive pottery making techniques out there.
Ceramic mold making opens up endless potential for the ceramic artist and we have a growing collection of posts and videos to help you master it. From plaster to bisque, hump to slump, you’ll discover all you need to know to learn how to make and use ceramic molds here!
You’ll also learn the ins and outs of making ceramic tiles…and keeping them flat! There is so much you can do with ceramic tile and no matter what you are hoping to make, this archive with fill you with inspiration, as well as the tools you will need to be a success!
Glazing and decorating is just as important a part of the pottery making process as forming the pots, so we have those covered here too. In the Ceramic Glazing Techniques section, you’ll find a wide variety of ceramic glazing techniques, from using commercial brush-on glazes for ceramics or dipping pots in a glaze you mixed up. In the Ceramic Decorating Techniques section, you’ll find everything from sgraffito in the greenware stage, to glaze trailing techniques for bisque.
After many years of just throwing, I have been doing more and more handbuilding. Part of the reason for this … Read More
Historically, burnishing clay was a method used by early potters to make their pottery more watertight and sanitary. Nowadays, most … Read More
My kitchen could use an overhaul, and though it is not probably going to happen for a long while, I … Read More
I was first introduced to Mishima ceramics decoration when I attended a Lorna Meaden workshop years ago. Before that I … Read More
When you first decide you want to create your own pottery, it’s likely your first class will involve the pinch … Read More
There are myriad ways to get texture on clay – one of these being the handmade bisque stamp. But sometimes … Read More
I first saw Eric Stearns’ work on social media. He posted this crazy cool video of his piercing process and … Read More
Why would someone who has spent most of his adult life pursuing excellence in handmade pottery enthusiastically pursue mass ceramic … Read More