Form, Pattern, & Underglaze with Meredith Host

In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Meredith Host shares her techniques for creating wheel-thrown pottery to which she adds colorful underglaze decoration. Meredith throws several of her forms, explaining tips for success with each one. After the throwing demonstrations, Meredith leads you step-by-step through her decorating technique where you’ll discover that getting colorful surfaces can add a whole new dimension to your pottery.

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Meredith Host

About the Artist

Meredith Host was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Kansas City Art Institute in 2001. Meredith has spent time at numerous ceramic residencies including The School for American Crafts at RIT in Rochester, New York, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine, and Dresdner Porzellan Manufactory in Dresden, Germany. In 2008, she completed her Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from The Ohio State University. In 2011, Meredith was chosen as an Emerging Artist by both the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) and Ceramics Monthly. She now lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where she is a full time studio potter. For more information, please visit

  • What a video ”this has got to be the best one yet. I have a thermofax machine which I have had for many years, so there is no stopping me now. Thank you Meredith.Ann from the UK.

  • Reader L.

    Now that I have seen it all, I can say that this is one of the best videos on the site. Meredith explains EVERY move she makes and does so with such grace. Thanks!!!

  • Reader L.

    There seems to be a mistake, the part that is supposed to show mugs, is a repetition of the first part which is cup and saucer. In other words, the cup and saucer is shown twice.

    • Hi Tanir, thank you for bringing this to our attention. To view the mug video, place your cursor at minute 23 in the mugs chapter. We will work on removing the duplicate content from the mug chapter video file. -CAN Staff

  • Wilma V.

    A love this series of videos … Meredith provides throwing, altering, and surface decoration insights that are invaluable .. In a friendly and clear style of delivery.. Many thanks!

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