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The Extruder Video with Daryl Baird

In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, Daryl E. Baird draws on his extensive experience working with the clay extruder to demystify this useful piece of studio equipment. A little planning goes a long way, and Baird shares a multitude of tips for creating an efficient workspace and having a high success rate with your extrusions. From installation to making custom dies, Daryl shows how to exploit the efficiency of the extruder and pair it with your own creativity to create exciting ceramic art.

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Contents:

Introduction
Chapter 1 – Extruder Basics
Chapter 2 – Anatomy Of An Extruder Die
Chapter 3 – Clay Consistency for Extruding
Chapter 4 – Making a Rectangular Box
Chapter 5 – Making a Tray with Extruded Trim
Chapter 6 – Making an Olive Boat
Chapter 7 – Making a Hexagonal Wall Pocket
Chapter 8 – Making a Business Card Holder
Chapter 9 – Making a Vase with Texture
Chapter 10 – Making Custom Dies
Conclusion

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Daryl E. Baird

About the Artist

Daryl E. Baird has been working with clay since enrolling in a sculpture class at Richland College in Richardson, Texas, in 1993. There he was given the opportunity to work with a clay extruder and he began to discover its potential. From that introduction came a career of making and selling pottery plus a commitment to share what he discovered with others through his teaching and writing. Daryl is the author of The Extruder Book, 1st and 2nd editions, and From a Slab Of Clay published by The American Ceramic Society.

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