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.

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Jeremy Randall

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

  • Lyndall H.

    I have searched everywhere for Pete Pinnell’s Shiny Black glaze recipe.
    Jeremy Randall has a Frit no in the recipe given, it is Frit fb 284m and the amount given is 45. I can not find what this Frit no is please help

  • Nellie S.

    Can anyone tell me what the little pencil like pointed sponge is that Jeremy uses to clean his seams please and where I might get one from

    • Saskatoon P.

      I think you are referring to the rubber tipped tool? You can buy these at any art supply store. Sometimes clay suppliers carry them, though mostly I found they have the smaller ones ( at least around here). Fine art supply stores carry them. I think they are commonly referred to as clay shapers. People use them in acrylic and oil painting as well to move around the pigments.

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  • Joyce .

    incredibly clear and precise directions for the terre sig mixing. tips included on the details for a person who has never made sig were so helpful… like the reference of a time frame to 18 to 24 for retrieving the sig… I also appreciated the SG 1.10 – 1.20…. thanks for being a great teacher. logical and exact.

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