To create surfaces with depth, it can be helpful to start applying decoration in the greenware stage. Colleen Riley does … 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.
Slip casting opens up endless possibilities for creativity with clay, whether you are interested in casting clay sculpture or pottery. … Read More
When you look at Lana Wilson’s layered slip and sgraffito surfaces for the first time, you probably find yourself wondering, … Read More
There is no shortage of plastic containers in our world and all too many of them wind up in the … Read More
We’ve all used our trusty old friend wax resist to keep glaze from going where we don’t want it to … Read More
Wiggle wires are a super fun way to make texture on pottery. You can get wiggle wires from pottery suppliers … Read More
Cup handles are an extremely important part of a cup. They need to be comfy to hold, but also nice … Read More
Pulled handles are lovely, but they are not the only option for creating great handles on your pottery. With a … Read More
I have been sort of obsessed with plates lately – I haven’t been making any (too busy lately for the … Read More
Water etching ceramics is the process of painting a resist pattern onto a leather hard or bone dry piece of … Read More