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Forming Finishing and Firing with Donovan Palmquist

In this video, Donovan Palmquist shares his techniques for creating, decorating and wood firing his understated and elegant pots! Starting out on the wheel with a teapot and a tea caddy, Donovan breaks down these complicated forms into an easy-to-digest process. He then shares his simple approach to decorating and how everything comes together for the 40 hour wood firing.

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Donovan Palmquist

About the Artist

Donovan Palmquist has been making pots for more than 30 years. Currently, he makes pots part-time and is the owner of Master Kiln Builders. He received his MFA in Ceramics at the University of Minnesota in 1988. He exhibits his work nationally, and has received numerous grants and awards. He has served on the Board of Directors at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, and has taught at the Northern Clay Center and Anoka-Ramsey Community College. His primary interest is high-fire functional work, with a current focus on thrown and altered vessels in atmospheric (soda/salt and wood) firings. To learn more or see more images of his work, visit www.eurekapots.com.

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