Slabs, Templates, Texture, & Terra Sigillata with Jeremy Randall
Jeremy Randall presents the handbuilding and decorating processes he uses to create his vibrant architecturally-inspired vessels. Jeremy uses textures and asymmetry to reference aging industrial and agricultural structures. He explains his tar paper template system, including a bonus feature on using tar paper templates to sketch in three dimensions, which allows a bit of control in form, but also leaves room for alteration. Through a series of projects, you’ll gain a mastery of a textured slab technique and decorating style that you can incorporate into your own work or expand on in your own way.
- Chapter 1 - Prep the Slab
- Chapter 2 - Hump Molded Tray
- Chapter 3 - Bale Handled Bucket
- Chapter 4 - Oval Lidded Jar
- Chapter 5 - Terra Sigillata Mixing
- Chapter 6 - Terra Sigillata Application
- Chapter 7 - Finishing Techniques
- Bonus - Tar Paper Forms
About the Artist
Jeremy Randall lives in Tully, New York, where he co-owns and operates a studio with his wife Sarah Panzarella. In addition to being a studio potter, Jeremy is Visiting Professor of Art at Cazenovia College, and an Adjunct Professor of Ceramics at Syracuse University. In 2000, Jeremy graduated with a BFA in ceramics from Syracuse University, and moved to Bennington, Vermont, to work as an apprentice at Bennington Potters. After a two year stint in Vermont, he attended the University of Florida in Gainesville from 2002–2005 and earned an MFA in ceramics. Jeremy’s work has been shown in numerous national and international juried and invitational shows. For more information, please visit www.jeremyrandallceramics.com.