Hybrid Pottery with Marty Fielding

In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Marty Fielding shares all the details of making his angular earthenware forms. Beginning most of his pots on the wheel, Marty explains how to effectively throw bottomless cylinders for altering. From there it is onto the table where Marty demonstrates how to combine wheel thrown cylinders with handbuilt parts to make a number of interesting forms such as a square box, an oil bottle, and a square teapot. In addition, he explains how to use insulating foam board to make slump molds for a serving dish and a trivet for the oil bottle. He rounds out the program with a demonstration of how he makes it all come together with terra sigillata, stain, wax and tape resists, and glaze.

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Marty Fielding

About the Artist

Marty Fielding became captivated by clay as an anthropology major at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He continued his study of ceramics as a student and teaching assistant at Penland School of Crafts. In the fall of 2012, Fielding entered an M.F.A. program in ceramics at the University of Florida, and is enjoying the freedom to research and experiment with new ways to strengthen his work. His work has been included in invitational and juried exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally. Craft galleries throughout the U.S. carry his pottery. To learn more about Marty, please visit

  • Patricia F.

    As a new potter, it would be nice if the video’s told how much clay was used and what type (stoneware, earthen ware, etc.) I know you probably cant say brands. This one may have, I am not singling this one out.

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