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Slab & Coil Building with Gail Kendall

In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, Gail Kendall presents her “low-tech” techniques for fabricating beautiful plates, platters, bowls, and tureens using bisque molds, soft slabs, and coils. Starting with the basics, Gail explains how to make structurally sound coil-built molds, and then uses those molds to make a variety of forms. In addition, she demonstrates her sgraffito techniques on soft slip, as well as her glazing process.

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Gail Kendall

About the Artist

Gail Kendall has been working in ceramics since 1970. She recently retired from her position as Hixson-Lied Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she had been teaching since 1987. In 2009, Gail was awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award (Lifetime Achievement), from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally, and she is represented in numerous public and private collections, including the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Plains Art Museum, and the General Mills Corporation.

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