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In this video, Forrest Lesch-Middelton shows how he transfers pattern and imagery onto the exterior of a cup form using his signature technique. You'll learn how to transfer the design and then shape the piece from within, plus how to add a layered handle without marring the surface. Have a look, and if you are interested in learning more about Forrest's techniques, check out Volumetric Image Transfer on Pottery with Forrest Lesch-Middelton, also on CLAYflicks!

Total runtime: 42:24

About the Author

Forrest Lesch-Middelton

Forrest Lesch-Middelton holds a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and an MFA from Utah State University. He has been an artist-in-residence at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts and the Mendocino Arts Center, in addition to being a guest potter at Orcas Island Pottery in Washington state. In 2006, Forrest moved to northern California, where he became the director of the ceramics program and started an artist-in-residence program at the Sonoma Community Center. Recently, he launched a line of tile called Origins Tile. To learn more about him, please visit
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