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Talking Clay: Perspectives on a Passion

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Simon Levin and Steven Rolf are passionate about pots. They have been involved with pots for a long time. Making pots. Teaching pots. Looking at pots. Talking about pots. And talking some more. Their thoughtful analysis and study of ceramics have been inspirational and instructional to...(Scroll for more.)

Science for Potters

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Science for Potters, by Linda Bloomfield, covers those aspects of science that are useful to potters and that help to give a deeper understanding of ceramic materials and processes. By gaining a deeper understanding of materials, their structure, composition, origins, and how...(Scroll for more.)

Mix & Match: Surface Techniques with Brenda Quinn

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In this follow up to Mix & Match: Forming Techniques, Brenda Quinn demonstrates how she creates her beautifully patterned surfaces. The key to a great surface is ...(Scroll down 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.)

Clay & Cuisine

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Handmade pots and home-cooked meals go hand in hand and it is not surprising that many potters also happen to be foodies. So we decided to put together another book that combines food and pots, a follow up to Sumi von Dassow’s popular book In the Potters Kitchen. Clay & Cuisine brings together...(Scroll down for more.)

Making and Decorating a Tea Set with Amelia Stamps

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Tea sets are a wonderful challenge for the ceramic artist and the best tea sets have complimentary elements that are carried through each piece of the set without looking too “matchy matchy” (that’s a technical term, in case you were wondering). In this video, Amelia Stamps shares her processes...(Scroll down for more.)

Figure to Function with Tara Wilson

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Inspired by the human form and the natural world, Tara Wilson strives to make “pots that speak softly yet reveal complexity in both form and surface through continued investigation and use.” And her pots do that so well! In this video, Tara demonstrates...(Scroll down for more.)

Elevating the Handmade with Julia Galloway

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In this video, Julia Galloway shares a wide variety of her inventive throwing and handbuilding techniques, her beautiful surface techniques, and so much more! Julia covers five...(Scroll down for more.)

Forming, Finishing, & Firing with Donovan Palmquist

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In this video, Donovan Palmquist shares his techniques for creating, decorating and wood firing his understated and elegant pots! Starting out on the wheel with a teapot and a tea caddy, Donovan breaks down these complicated forms...(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.)

Layering Techniques for Sumptuous Surfaces with Colleen Riley

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Have you ever opened a bisque kiln and felt completely overwhelmed by the entire load of blank pots? Are you tired of the dip-and-done approach to glazing? Do you wish you could create surfaces with more depth? If you have answered yes to any of the above questions then...(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.)

Electric Studio: Making & Firing

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The relatively inexpensive electric kiln is probably the single most important reason that ceramics has become so popular today. With many improvements over the years, electric kilns are now safer, more efficient, and easier to use than ever before. Every major manufacturer has better controls, more insulation, and creative design features that make it possible for almost anyone to load and fire their work successfully with little effort.

Uncommon Impressions with Kyla Toomey

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There is something really special about using a tool you made on your work. Even the simplest of tools made with your own hands make marks that are uniquely yours. Kyla Toomey found that making simple tools enabled her to create a distinctive body of work that is unmistakably hers. If you are interested in making pots that are unmistakably your own, Kyla’s new video is packed with ideas and information to help you do that! In addition to inspiring you to think outside the store-bought toolbox, Kyla presents practical throwing and glazing tips throughout the presentation.

Low-Fire Glazes and Special Projects

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These days, a great number of creative and talented ceramic artists are pushing the limits of what is possible at the lower temperature ranges. They have tested extensively to find the right fluxes to get just the right effect; they have developed techniques for applying layers of surface to achieve depth and complexity. And the result is a growing popularity of low-fire ceramics.

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.)

Gestural Imagery & Form with Mel Griffin

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Mel Griffin presents her techniques for creating illustrated pottery that truly merges the surface and the form. A painter and illustrator at heart, but also in love with the ceramic process, Mel doesn’t simply draw on the surfaces of her work. Instead she demonstrates how she draws into the surface, taking advantage of clay’s malleability to create further expression and movement.

Altering Surface & Form with Gay Smith

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Video Series, Gertrude Graham (nicknamed Gay) Smith shares the ways she works with freshly thrown pots to alter surface and form. Enamored with the tactile and responsive nature of clay, Gay chooses to make alterations on her pots immediately after they are thrown to create energetic and spontaneous marks. In this program, she shows a number of different ways to alter fresh surfaces, as well as how to enhance those marks in the trimming and finishing of several pieces. In addition she covers her considerations of form and how to make the pieces more utilitarian. If you find yourself in love with the nature of freshly thrown clay and want to learn to successfully capture it in your work, this video is for you!

High-Fire Glazes

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Whether you fire in oxidation, reduction, or neutral—with gas, electricity, or wood—High Fire Glazes delivers an enormous array of surface possibilities. The recipes in this book have been used and tested by more professional artists, over a longer period of time, than those at other temperature ranges. It’s not a matter of status or comparative desirability, but a factor of the reality that the history of studio ceramics in the United States was built largely at high temperatures. And you are the beneficiary of the reliability that comes from such thorough and wide-ranged testing.

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.

Function & Adornment with Kate Maury

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Kate Maury shares her techniques for creating highly decorative and ornate, yet functional forms. Beginning with a simple presentation of how to make a press or sprig mold from a found object, Kate moves on to demonstrate a variety of ways to use sprigs beyond their traditional function. Rather than using them in their entirety, she looks for visually interesting components within both commercially manufactured and handmade sprig molds, then pieces these elements together into intricate compositions.

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