Making and Decorating a Plate with Doug Peltzman

Runtime: Approximately 35 minutes

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In this demonstration, Doug Peltzman shows how he makes plates on the potter’s wheel using a plaster hump mold. This method allows him to make multiple plates of uniform size and shape with very little clay waste. Because all of the plates have the same curve from the hump mold, they stack beautifully. He rounds out the presentation with his decorative process using slip inlay with wax.

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Doug Peltzman

About the Artist

Doug Peltzman is a studio potter living and working in Shokan, New York. He makes one-of-a-kind handmade porcelain and earthenware pottery for the kitchen and home. Doug’s pieces incorporate a wide variety of influence, which take the form of highly crafted functional and decorative objects. He has had the honor of being both a juror and curator of national exhibitions. Doug has taught workshops at many art centers and universities across the U.S, including Arrowmont, Peters Valley, Goggleworks, Davis & Elkins College, UNT, SUNY New Paltz, The Clay Studio, and The Art School at Old Church. Doug is also a founding member of Objective Clay. His pottery has been featured in many publications and can be found in homes and kitchens across the country. Visit Doug’s website to learn more about his work

  • Shari M.

    I’m a newbie so forgive me for not knowing, but what kind of wax is it that you use?

    • Ash N.

      Hi Shari, Doug used a water-based Forbes wax that is burned off in the bisque firing. – CAN Staff

    • Hi Carol, this will be covered in Doug’s full-length video, which will debut in early 2019. -CAN Staff

  • Jennifer H.

    Good observation, Donna! That part wasn’t included in the clip, but Doug addresses it in the full video! 🙂

  • Louise B.

    Wow,…brilliant technique! Thanks
    Side Note: Audio was not bad, but closed Caption really help when it gets a bit faint! Please consider putting CC on ALL Your Videos,…thanks!

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