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Published May 26, 2023


Mugs are one of my favorite ceramic forms to make (and use) and seem to be about all I make lately. I get lots of inspiration for new mug forms while browsing Ceramic Arts Network, and usually can’t wait to get back into the studio to play around.

For those of you out there who like mugs as much as I do, I thought I would share a fun little mug-making video today. In this quick clip, a time-lapsed excerpt from his video Altered Forms with Textured Surfaces, you’ll learn how Bill Wilkey makes his sweet altered and textured mugs on the potter's wheel. –Jennifer Poellot Harnetty, editor

PS. Bill covers the entire mug making process in detail from start to finish on the full-length DVD!

This clip was excerpted from Altered Forms with Textured Surfaces, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Network Shop!

  To learn more about Bill Wilkey or to see more image of his work, please visit

**First published in 2016.