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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Lisa Orr divulges the secrets of creating her expressive pots and sumptuous oozy surfaces. Lisa starts out with the building blocks of her forms—handmade sprig molds for embellishing, custom bisque molds for forming, and thick trailed slips as both structural and decorative elements—and then she uses them to construct and decorate four of her signature forms. She tops it all off with her glazing process, detailing how she creates her vibrant, multi-colored surfaces. If you love color and outside-the-box forming techniques, this video will not disappoint.

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Lisa Orr

Lisa Orr has been professional potter and student of ceramics for 27 years. She completed an MFA at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1992 and later received a Fulbright Scholarship and grants from the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work is in numerous public and private collections including the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, and the permanent collection of World Ceramic Exposition Foundation of Korea. Currently Lisa teaches, lectures and shows nationally and internationally. For more information, please visit www.lisaorr.com.
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