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100 Tips, Tools, & Techniques for the Ceramics Studio

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Ceramic artists are some of the most inventive people around, and 100 Tips, Tools, & Techniques is a testament to their ingenuity. Compiled from the Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated archives, this book features some of the best tips and tools developed by fellow ceramic artists. (Scroll for more.)

Four Approaches to the Teapot

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Teapots hold a special place in the hearts of potters and learning how to make teapots is a big milestone in any potter’s artistic development. Made up of multiple components — spout, handle, lid, knob, body, etc. — teapots pose ...(Scroll for more.)

Randy Johnston's Approach to the Teapot

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Randy Johnston has been making work in his Wisconsin studio for 45 years and recently retired from his position of professor and chair of the art department at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. In this newly released footage, Randy creates a slab-built teapot with a wheel-thrown lid. (Scroll for more.)

Julia Galloway's Approach to the Teapot

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Julia Galloway is a utilitarian potter, director of the School of Art and professor at the University of Montana, Missoula. In this brand new footage, she throws a classic teapot, clearly explaining the mechanics of a good teapot. With both wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques, there is something for everyone here! ...(Scroll for more.)

Lisa Naples's Approach to the Teapot

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Lisa Naples holds an MFA in ceramics from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She currently resides in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where she makes pottery and narrative sculpture from her barn studio. In this previously unreleased presentation, Lisa shares how she constructs her animated crow teapots using very soft slabs. (Scroll for more.)

From the Studio to the Kitchen with Didem Mert

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In this video, Didem Mert shares her handbuilding techniques for three of her signature forms, as well as her bone-dry decorating with terra sigillata, underglazes and slips. Then, she heads to the kitchen and shares two of her favorite recipes to serve from her pots. Yum! (Scroll for more.)

Mix & Match: Forming Techniques with Brenda Quinn

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In this video presentation, Brenda Quinn shares her versatile and accessible approach to form. You’ll discover how she mixes and matches techniques to come up with...(Scroll down for more.)

Select Series: Jars, Vases, Boxes, & Baskets

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Handmade pots find homes in various places around the house. From the vase in the living room that holds fresh-cut garden blooms, to canisters in the pantry, to the cookie jar on the kitchen counter, to the whiskey bottle or flask in the liquor cabinet, they add a personal touch to our environment. Part of the Ceramic Arts Select Series—which focuses on...(Scroll down for more.)

Select Series: Kitchen Pots, Bakers, & Serving Vessels

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Every potter has certain common forms in their repertoire–think bowls and mugs. But the kitchen is home to various less-common pots-from muffin pans and juicers, to batter bowls and salt shakers–that are great fun for the potter to investigate. Part of the Ceramic Arts Select Series, this book showcases pots used for...(Scroll down for more.)

Select Series: Pitchers, Teapots, Cups & Mugs

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Pouring and drinking vessels are some of the most commonly used items in any home. As such, they need to function well, be ready to work overtime, and be engaging objects to interact with. These parameters provide a...(Scroll down for more.)

Select Series: Plates, Platters, & Bowls

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From a large platter intended to be hung on a wall to a small treat bowl, and everything in between, there is no end to the creative expression possible with plates, platters, and bowls. Part of the Ceramic Arts Select Series, this book is a testament...(Scroll down for more.)

Select Series

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Collect all four and save! Introducing the Ceramic Arts Select Series! Each edition of the Ceramic Arts Select Series focuses on specific related forms and presents some of the best examples of how contemporary artists are...(Scroll down for more.)

Part Sculpture - Part Function with Jerilyn Virden

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Want to make beautiful functional pots that could also be described as sculpture for the tabletop? In Part Sculpture–Part Function: Handbuilding Graceful Minimalist Forms, Jerilyn Virden shares...(Scroll down for more.)

Extreme Alterations with Martina Lantin

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Are you interested in altering, but afraid to step out of your comfort zone? Do you struggle with throwing larger volumetric pots? In this video, Martina Lantin will teach you how to throw caution to the wind and push the boundaries of your clay body to create exciting...(Scroll down for more.)

Clay: A Studio Handbook

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Originally published in 2001, Vince Pitelka’s Clay: A Studio Handbook has been an essential, all-inclusive studio text for students, studio artists, educators and all those interested in the art of clay for years. Now it is back fully updated, expanded, and better than ever with beautiful...(Scroll down for more.)

Sewing Clay with Lauren Karle

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If you ever find yourself in a rut in the studio, making the same forms over and over again and you are not sure how to get out, we have your antidote right here! In this video, Lauren Karle will help you...(Scroll down for more.)

Simple Elegance with Birdie Boone

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In this Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video, Birdie Boone shares her practical techniques for making lightweight, graceful pots with thin slabs, as well as her testing process for glaze color exploration. If your goal is creating refined handbuilt pots with...(Scroll down for more.)

Altered Forms with Textured Surfaces with Bill Wilkey

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Network Presents video Series, Bill Wilkey shares his techniques for creating wheel-thrown-and-altered, as well as handbuilt pots with layers of texture. Bill begins on the wheel with a simple diner mug, and then moves on to a more-complex...(Scroll for more.)

Sculpture Techniques

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Clay is the most versatile sculpture material around. It’s easy to use, readily available, inexpensive, and perfect for creating works of almost any size or shape. For thousands of years, artists have used clay to stir their imagination and give shape to their ideas. (Scroll for more.)

In The Studio with Randy Johnston and Jan McKeachie-Johnston

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Video Series, Randy Johnston and Jan McKeachie Johnston invite viewers into their studio for a look into their working processes. Soul mates as well as studio mates, Randy and Jan’s pottery shares ...(Scroll for more.)

Sketch & Stretch with Chandra DeBuse

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Video Series, Chandra DeBuse shares her techniques for constructing and decorating playful pottery. Using molds and templates made from bisqued clay, wood, and ...(Scroll for more.)

Flat to Functional with Lisa Naples

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, potter Lisa Naples shares her love of handbuilding with earthenware. Determined to change the myth that earthenware is punky and weak, Lisa explains how ...(Scroll for more.)

Narrative Animal Sculpture with Lisa Naples

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If you are interested in learning how to make clay art animals, Lisa Naples is the perfect guide. In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Presents Video Series, Lisa Naples shares...(Scroll for more.)

The Lisa Naples Collection

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The Best of Both Worlds! Whether you are a potter interested in expanding your repertoire to include sculpture, or vice versa, Lisa Naples’ two videos – Functional Pottery and Narrative Animal Sculpture – are loaded with information and inspiration. When you buy the two together you can save up to $20 off the original list price! (Scroll for more.)

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