Simple Elegance with Birdie Boone

In this video, Birdie Boone shares her practical techniques for making lightweight, graceful pots with thin slabs, as well as her testing process for glaze color exploration. If your goal is creating refined handbuilt pots with perfect glaze surfaces, this video is what you need.

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Birdie Boone

About the Artist

Birdie Boone was always encouraged to be creative and declared her intent to be a potter at the age of six. She went on to earn her BA from the College of William and Mary in Virginia in 1994, and her MFA in artisanry/ceramics from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, in 2005. Birdie has taught at Emory and Henry College in Virginia, and has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana. To learn more about her and see more images of her work, please visit her website

  • Does this video not have the option for playing the entire video? I’m watching on my iPad and mirroring to my TV, and can only watch chapter by chapter.

    • Hi Mary, we are working to get our vast library of videos uploaded as one video file, rather than individual chapters. Birdie Boone’s video has not been converted yet, but it is on the list to be done soon. Thank you for your patience. – CAN Staff

  • Sharon K.

    Can you confirm what the “birdies #1 glaze is”? It’s not mentioned in the video (unless I missed it).

    • Ash N.

      Hi Sharon, the recipe for Birdie’s #1 Glaze is located in the photo gallery on the recipes PDF. -CAN Staff

  • Terrie M.

    This does not contain all the information (Birdie making the teapot) that the DVD has! Makes me wonder if you are holding back parts of the DVDs on all of this content. I’m re watching it here because although I own the DVD, my DVD player is not working……

    • Hi Terrie, thank you for bringing this to our attention. It appears we have forgotten a chapter! I’ve uploaded the teapot chapter (Chapter 6) and you can view it now.

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