What If? With Sandi Pierantozzi

In this best-selling Ceramic Arts Daily DVD, Sandi Pierantozzi skillfully demonstrates her soft slab handbuilding techniques, which she has perfected over the past 25 years. Sandi guides you through a variety of her signature processes and demonstrates how a wide variety of forms can be created from the same beginning. By showing a vast array of possibilities for form, Sandi will engage you in the creative process, encouraging the question of “What if I try this…?” A seasoned workshop presenter, Sandi clearly and concisely covers practical topics you may have wondered about. Once you see her work and her demonstrations, you’ll realize how her style has now become a part of the studio ceramic art vocabulary.

Runtime: 3 hours, 11 minutes

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Chapter 1 – Strong Slabs
Chapter 2 – Texture
Chapter 3 – Rectangular Templates
Chapter 4 – Tripod Pot
Chapter 5 – Wavy Bottom Pot
Chapter 6 – Darted Bowl
Chapter 7 – Circular Logic
Chapter 8 – Cone To Bowl
Chapter 9 – Conical Lid
Chapter 10 – Textured Template
Chapter 11 – Experimenting With Handles
Chapter 12 – Puffy Handles
Chapter 13 – Parts & Darts
Chapter 14 – Alternative Parts
Chapter 15 – Pouring Pot
Chapter 16 – Mixing & Matching

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Sandi Pierantozzi

About the Artist

Sandi Pierantozzi maintains the “Neighborhood Potters” studio with her husband Neil Patterson in Philadelphia, and has been a potter for more than 25 years. She has presented numerous workshops across the country, and has exhibited her work nationally and abroad. Her work has been featured in Ceramics Monthly and more than a dozen books on the ceramic arts. To learn more about Sandi and see images of her work, please visit

  • Michael G.

    I am finding That for the time being I do not have have the dexterity or strength to throw, so after 40-plus years on the wheel, Sandi has set me off on a whole new journey! And when I get back on the wheel, look out! A whole new way of looking at making more pots. Thank you so much for keeping my hands in the mud, Sandi!

  • Callie D.

    This is an amazing tutorial from Sandi. Loved it!
    The bonus video, adding interest to a tumbler is missing. Would be great to see it.

  • Shari M.

    What a fantastic series. I’m only half way done, but this alone is worth my membership. I am only starting with slabs and already I have learned so much from Sandi. She’s a fabulous instructor.

  • Sharon T.

    I love throwing on the wheel, but I’m finding these hand building videos so inspiring and can’t wait to try out new ideas.

  • Karen N.

    Great instructor, lots of amazing construction techniques and tips. Well worth the time to watch.

  • The best videos I can’t get enough of them.what a brilliant site now a member of clayflix I can’t get anything like this in the United Kindom, well done keep them coming.

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