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Narrative Animal Sculpture with Lisa Naples

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Animals have long been used as symbols in storytelling all around the world, and visual artists have been using animal figures in artwork for just as long. In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, Lisa Naples shares her insights and techniques on sculpting animals in clay to tell stories.

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!

Precision Throwing & Intricate Carving with Adam Field

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If you’ve ever wondered how certain potters can make such elegant pots, there’s really no secret—just learning some simple techniques and practice. In this latest video by master potter Adam Field, you’ll learn all the secrets to master strong throwing techniques through a series of demonstrations, as well as how to render beautiful carved surfaces. By the end of the video, you’ll have the knowledge to use these techniques to create your own elegant pots. Adam works in porcelain however all the techniques are suitable for any good throwing body.

Wheel Throwing Collection with Jennifer Allen

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Whether you are a beginner or intermediate potter, Jennifer Allen's Wheel Throwing Collection is right for you! Jennifer covers everything from how to wedge to how to make complex forms in these two series. And you can save $10 off list price when you buy the two together! Jennifer covers prepping your clay, wedging, centering, cylinders, trimming, handles, bottles, pitchers, jars and lids, plates, and much more. Every one of these techniques are essential for a potter, and Jennifer really demonstrates how easy it is to get started!

Intermediate Wheel Throwing with Jennifer Allen

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Jennifer Allen draws on her years of teaching ceramics at the college level to present intermediate-level instruction on throwing on the potters wheel. A follow up to Jennifer's previous title, Fundamentals of Wheel Throwing, this video is intended for those who have achieved some mastery of basic throwing skills and are ready to move on to more complex techniques such as throwing off the hump, making larger pieces from two parts, and throwing and assembling non round forms. Jennifer also covers plates, pitchers, and lidded containers, presenting variations on each that will help you find the technique and style that works best for you. If you are looking to further develop your skills, the clear, in-depth instruction on this video is for you!

Fundamentals of Wheel Throwing with Jennifer Allen

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Jennifer Allen draws on her years of teaching ceramics at the college level to present a thorough introduction to throwing on the potter’s wheel. Jennifer starts off with an introduction to the essential tools and an excellent wedging demonstration. Once at the wheel, she begins with basic cylinders, providing an in-depth demonstration of the centering process and throwing the walls, complete with cross sections of the pots at every step along the way.

The Brush & The Wheel with Michael Kline

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Michael Kline shares his contemporary take on the pottery traditions of the southeastern United States. Using locally dug clay and tools and techniques used by early North Carolina potters, Michael demonstrates a traditional large water jug thrown in multiple pieces, as well as swirlware cups, a pottery style of the Catawba Valley that combines contrasting clay bodies. He also shares a dinner plate form that is a perfect canvas for his brushwork decoration, plus a number of ways to dress up the rims to frame the designs. In addition he shares his brushwork decorating techniques in the greenware and bisque-fired stages, and explains how these can be combined with other slip-decorating techniques to create interesting surfaces.

Figure Sculpting in Clay with Melisa Cadell

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Sculpting the human figure can be an intimidating endeavor, but after watching Melisa Cadell’s video Figure Sculpting in Clay, your fears will be dispelled. In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, Melisa Cadell shares her straightforward and accessible techniques for sculpting the human form. In addition to demonstrating how to create figures with attention to anatomical detail, Melisa also addresses how to infuse the figure with emotional and gestural qualities that help breathe life into the work.

Low-Tech Clay, High-End Results with Kari Radasch

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Kari Radasch demonstrates her low-tech approach to making colorful, functional pots. A busy mom of two small children, Kari has streamlined her processes to make the most of her studio time and she shares all of her secrets here. She starts off with a number of techniques for making simple hump molds out of clay and moves on to plaster for larger forms. Once the molds are made, she demonstrates six different ways they can be used to make delightful dishes. Kari also shares her decorating techniques, including sgraffito, colored terra sigillata, underglaze wash, and glazing processes.

Handbuilding Techniques

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If you enjoy handbuilding, then Handbuilding Techniques is one book you’ll definitely want in your collection. This Ceramic Arts Handbook brings together the most creative techniques, tips, and projects from dozens of experts published in Pottery Making Illustrated and Ceramics Monthly. Illustrated with hundreds of step-by-step images, Handbuilding Techniques gives you all the how-to information you need to explore new methods and expand your skills. Written for intermediate to advanced potters, this book promises to move you into an exciting world of inspired creativity.

Handbuilding with Color and Texture with Lana Wilson

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, the one-and-only Lana Wilson shares her handbuilding and decorating techniques for colorful, energetic, and playful pots. In addition to the selection of fast, easy, high-success projects demonstrated, you’ll love Lana’s sense of humor and laidback approach to clay. Believing that “you should never listen too much to a teacher,” Lana encourages play and experimentation throughout the video.

Image & Design Transfer Techniques

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For many years, ceramic artists have used printmaking, drawing and photography to enhance the surfaces of their work. Using underglazes, slips, and glazes it’s entirely possible to take advantage many 2-D mediums to decorate both functional and sculptural work. Image & Design Transfer Techniques covers more than thirty techniques that can be used on greenware, bisqueware, and glazeware. You’ll discover ways to create and transfer images and designs using appliqué and paper transfers, decals, stencils, silkscreening, etching, stamping, embossing, and more.

Electric Kiln Ceramics, 4th Edition

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The electric kiln has helped to open the doors of the ceramic world to more and more people due to its convenience, ease of use, and economical benefits, and this new edition of Electric Kiln Ceramics is a must-read for anyone firing electric kilns. With the wealth of information on making work, decorating work, glazing work, and firing work, this book is not just a manual for the kiln itself, but for the whole studio as well.

Designing for Function with Paul Donnelly

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Paul Donnelly shares his varied techniques for making pottery that functions well both aesthetically and in use. Using his tea trays – a cup and saucer set with an expanded tray for a snack or a spoon – as examples, Paul demonstrates how he works from idea, to design, to construction to create practical, yet beautiful objects. Paul begins on the wheel, his preferred method for forming vessels, and demonstrates how to create a “double volume” in which the interior of the form is different from the exterior.

Cone 5–6 Glazes

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The first printing of Cone 5-6 Glazes: Materials & Recipes sold out quickly, but we’re happy to announce that it is back in print in a beautiful new format. This best seller brings together some of the top glaze experts in ceramics to provide you with all the information you need to create successful glazes for your pots. You know that spending hours constructing a piece doesn’t make it great, the glaze has to work as well. With Cone 5-6 Glazes, you’ll find almost 200 recipes and great insights as to how different raw materials work to provide the results you want (and maybe some you didn’t expect!).

Simply Ornate with A. Blair Clemo

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, A. Blair Clemo shares his unconventional pottery making techniques, which combine handbuilding, press molding, and wheel throwing. The building blocks of Blair’s work are two different types of plaster press molds: first a decorative mold that yields an ornamental patty or strip of clay to build from; and second, form molds, into which clay is pressed to create a volumetric form.

Darted & Decorated with Jennifer Allen

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, Jennifer Allen demonstrates her techniques for creating her beautiful porcelain pots. Jennifer begins the video as she began her personal exploration of form: by making simple alterations on wheel thrown forms, pointing out that interesting forms can be developed using the simplest of studio tools that every potter has in their tool box. She moves on to her primary method of altering clay forms by demonstrating her single-pointed and double-pointed darting techniques on thrown pieces. Then she demonstrates how her darting techniques can be applied to handbuilt forms as well. For each project, she also shares her decorating techniques, from the greenware stage all the way through the glaze. By the end of the video, you’ll be ready to slice and dice, bend and fold, and paint and carve your way to fresh new forms and surfaces!

Handbuilding: Texture + Surface

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In this latest edition of Ceramic Arts Daily Presents, we treat you to a compilation of four handbuilding techniques excerpted from four of our most popular videos. Discover the creative ways Sandi Pierantozzi, Amy Sanders, Jeremy Randall and Lisa Naples approach a slab of clay to create unique forms that incorporate a variety of techniques. Enjoy a workshop experience watching experts demonstrate some of their trademark techniques in the comfort of your own studio.

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