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In this best-selling Ceramic Arts Daily DVD, Sandi Pierantozzi skillfully demonstrates her soft slab handbuilding techniques, which she has perfected over the past 25 years. Sandi guides you through a variety of her signature processes and demonstrates how a wide variety of forms can be created from the same beginning. By showing a vast array of possibilities for form, Sandi will engage you in the creative process, encouraging the question of "What if I try this...?" A seasoned workshop presenter, Sandi clearly and concisely covers practical topics you may have wondered about. Once you see her work and her demonstrations, you'll realize how her style has now become a part of the studio ceramic art vocabulary.

Chapter 1 - Strong Slabs
Chapter 2 - Texture
Chapter 3 - Rectangular Templates
Chapter 4 - Tripod Pot
Chapter 5 - Wavy Bottom Pot
Chapter 6 - Darted Bowl
Chapter 7 - Circular Logic
Chapter 8 - Cone To Bowl
Chapter 9 - Conical Lid
Chapter 10 - Textured Template
Chapter 11 - Experimenting With Handles
Chapter 12 - Puffy Handles
Chapter 13 - Parts & Darts
Chapter 14 - Alternative Parts
Chapter 15 - Pouring Pot
Chapter 16 - Mixing & Matching

Total runtime: 3 hours, 11 minutes

About the Author

Sandi Pierantozzi

Sandi Pierantozzi maintains the “Neighborhood Potters” studio with her husband Neil Patterson in Philadelphia, and has been a potter for more than 25 years. She has presented numerous workshops across the country, and has exhibited her work nationally and abroad. Her work has been featured in Ceramics Monthly and more than a dozen books on the ceramic arts. To learn more about Sandi and see images of her work, please visit
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