When starting to throw, almost every potter wants to learn how to throw large pots. We’ve featured a few videos … 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.
Great Idea for Teachers: A Simple Lesson Plan for Slab-Built Plates with Textured and Stenciled Decoration
We get a lot of inquiries at Ceramic Arts Network from teachers looking for grade-school assignments that can work with … Read More
Garlic storage jars are a fun project to add to a potter’s repertoire. They present all the challenges of making … Read More
Using slab pottery templates is a great way to consistently build a form over and over again. But there are … Read More
Learning how to make a clay jar is an exciting process for the ceramic artist. There are many different ways … Read More
Clay is a touchy material and it is important that potters understand the clay drying process to avoid problems. You … Read More
Amy Sanders is a fan of texture on pots and has a bunch of great ideas for handmade texture tools. … Read More
I have to admit, glazing is not my favorite part of the ceramic process and I am always on the … Read More
Think thin porcelain. Now think even thinner porcelain and you have the plates of Christina Bryer. These translucent plates are … Read More