In this video, Gwendolyn Yoppolo demonstrates how she combines basic handbuilding techniques to create elegant and distinctive, one-of-a-kind serving vessels—serveware—that turn serving food into an artform in its own right. If you strive to make eye-catching pottery that really makes a statement on the tabletop, Gwendolyn is the perfect guide! (Scroll down for more!)
In our newest, and perhaps most unique episode to-date of Talking Clay, host Simon Levin goes back to school! Simon sat down with some local high schoolers and talks about art, ceramic objects, and life as an artist. Discussions about cultivating your own aesthetic, how to overcome frustration while making, and exposure to the ceramics field are just a few of the topics covered in this episode. (Scroll down for more!)
This companion set is perfect for beginning to intermediate potters looking to expand their skills. The book presents ways to help you go from a sketch to a finished form with 26 detailed, step-by-step projects. The video companion helps you see it in motion with video demonstrations of a selection of forms covered in the book—the perfect supplement!
In this video companion to the book Pencil & Process: From Sketch to Finished Form, Jared Zehmer demonstrates how to make a variety of traditional pottery forms originating from a simple sketch. (Scroll down for more!)
It can be challenging for budding potters to create a 3-dimensional version of a 2-dimensional drawing or image. In Pencil & Process, Jared Zehmer presents ways to help potters go from a sketch to a finished form with 26 detailed, step-by-step projects. In each chapter, Jared begins with a drawing (by illustrator Robin Ouellette) and covers ... (Scroll down for more!)
In the latest episode of Talking Clay, Simon Levin sat down for dinner with four talented makers who were recognized by Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated as Artists of the Year. (Scroll down for more!)
In this video, Paul Linhares shares his techniques for creating his signature wheel thrown and altered bottle forms, as well as stamping and glazing techniques that make his surfaces come to life. An exemplary teacher, Paul leaves no details out as he takes you through these exciting processes. (Scroll for more!)
In this video, Doug Peltzman demonstrates how he tackles the complexities of making a teapot form. With so many components—spout, lid, handle, knob, body, etc.—teapots are arguably one of the ... (scroll for more!)
In this video, Kip O'Krongly shares her techniques for handbuilding a plate with layered illustrated surface decoration. There are so many tips and techniques packed into this video, it will really help you improve your hand building outcomes, decorating skills, as well as your efficiency in the studio. ... (scroll for more!)
Filmed almost entirely inside an anagama kiln, this video is a little bit different than most other wood firing videos. Rather than focusing on the firing, Simon Levin focuses solely on loading techniques, offering practical guidance and strategies for getting the best effects out of every firing. (Scroll for more!)
Available as a book only! In this comprehensive workbook, artist and educator Jeni Hansen Gard provides an informative guide for teaching ceramics at the K–12 level. A hands-on companion to the video series of the same name, this workbook gives a thorough introduction to all aspects of teaching clay in the classroom. (Scroll down for more!)
In this edition of the Talking Clay series, Simon Levin sits down with artists (and husband and wife) Tyler Lotz and Erin Furimsky, to chat about their lives as artists, teachers, parents, plus the joys and challenges that come along with that lifestyle.
Buy both and save! Brenda Quinn’s video Mix & Match: Forming Techniques is the perfect antidote if you've become stuck in the studio. In her other video, Mix & Match: Surface Techniques, Brenda Quinn shares how she creates her gorgeous surfaces, and layer by layer. You’ll discover how she mixes and matches handbuilding and throwing techniques to make unique pottery and then tops it all off using custom foam stamps, contact paper stencils on bisqueware, glaze inlay and much more! Best of all, if you buy both videos, you'll save!
In this video, Doug Peltzman demonstrates and discusses how he plays with volume and line to create unique pots with active, engaging surfaces. Doug’s process is all about curiosity. By allowing himself to experiment with forms and surfaces, his work can continually evolve. (Scroll for more!)
In this 2-video collection, S.C. (Steven) Rolf shares his secrets to staying fresh and motivated in the studio by continually playing with form and decoration. With each new piece, he experiments with various form and surface decoration techniques that will inspire you to experiment in your own studio.
When you buy the two together you can save $10 off the original list price! (Scroll for more.)
In this follow up to Playing with Form & Decoration 1, S.C. (Steven) Rolf shares his secrets to staying fresh and motivated in the studio by continually playing with form and decoration—this time focusing on lidded and pouring vessels. (Scroll for more!)
Off the Shelf | Outside the Box explores the nuances of commercial clays, glazes, underglazes, and more, as well as the variety of results that can be achieved with these products. In the past, commercial products carried a stigma in the ceramics field that they were only for use by hobbyists, at schools, and at community art centers. Now, in these fast-paced times, artists of all levels are embracing... (Scroll down for more!)
If you love the act of stamping texture into soft clay, this video is for you! Sarah Pike shares her techniques for creating beautiful slab built vessels with unique custom textures and designs. Not only does Sarah reveal her streamlined slab building techniques, but she also shares how to make the texture tools she uses to create one-of-a-kind designs. (Scroll down for more!)
In ceramics, the best surfaces are not just slapped on top of a pot, they are integral to the pot. They complete the pot. In this video, Sean O’Connell shares his expertise on how to create surfaces that become one with the form. In addition to demonstrating decorating methods such as brushwork, carving, resists, and more, Sean focuses on the particular characteristics of each form and how to use design principles to tie the ... (Scroll for more).
In this thorough instructional video, you’ll learn the secrets to creating a number of Josh DeWeese's wonderfully gestural forms including mugs, tumblers, an ewer, a tray, and a pitcher. Celebrating the sensual, malleable, unpredictable nature of clay, Josh shares ... (Scroll down for more.)
In this edition of the Talking Clay series, Simon Levin sits down with artist and educator Julia Galloway, to chat about pots, critiques, and the ways in which the two have changed in the age of social media. ... (scroll for more!)
Perhaps the most exciting part of the ceramic process is surface decoration, and in this 4th and final installment of the Teaching Clay in the Classroom video series, Jeni Hansen Gard focuses on just that! Many K-12 art teachers are asked ... (Scroll for more.)