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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...(Scroll for more!)

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 installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, 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...(Scroll for more!)

Glazing Techniques

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In Glazing Techniques you’ll discover how dozens of talented artists approach glazing using a variety of techniques, materials and firing ranges to achieve stunning surfaces that are sure to inspire your work. This book provides step-by-step details on...(Scroll for more.)

The Graphic Pot with Jason Bige Burnett

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In this edition of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, Jason Bige Burnett shares his techniques for creating colorful, handbuilt pots with a graphic punch! Combining his background in printmaking and graphic design with his love of clay, Jason begins with an in-depth introduction to screen printing – from how to mix emulsion, to burning a screen in an easy-to-assemble exposure unit at home, Jason doesn’t miss a beat. Next, he details how to make ordinary ceramic underglazes and engobes suitable for screen printing and then shares his process for screening them onto newsprint for transferring later to clay work. Jason then demonstrates how he makes a number of handbuilt forms and tops it all off with an explanation of additional decorative techniques he uses in the glazing and post firing process.

Surface Decoration Techniques

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Ceramic art consists of two major components: surface and form. Either one can make your sculpture or pot a success or a failure. In Surface Decoration Techniques, you’ll discover a wealth of information about how to approach the surface of your ceramic surfaces through a wide variety of techniques from more than 30 professional clay artists with decades of experience. Each approaches the surface from a different perspective, with different tools, at a different stage in the process, with different results—so the results for you are greatly expanded!

Making and Decorating with Lisa Orr

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Lisa Orr divulges the secrets of creating her expressive pots and sumptuous oozy surfaces. Lisa starts out with the building blocks of her forms—handmade sprig molds for embellishing, custom bisque molds for forming, and thick trailed slips as both structural and decorative elements—and then she uses them to construct and decorate four of her signature forms. She tops it all off with her glazing process, detailing how she creates her vibrant, multi-colored surfaces. If you love color and outside-the-box forming techniques, this video will not disappoint.

Platters: Four Approaches to Making and Decorating Plates

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It is a common misconception to think that plates are easy forms to make because the challenge of achieving height isn’t there. But plates can be tricky. Issues of warping and cracking can be common if you don’t know what you’re doing. So, in this all-new Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Compilation, we’ve gathered four talented artists to demonstrate how they approach plates.

Meredith Host – Dinner Plate with Stenciled Underglaze Decoration

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Meredith Host’s wheel-thrown plates begin as large clay discs with lots of supporting clay, which allows her to get excellent compression to avoid cracks. The excess clay is lathed away at just the right time in the trimming process. She then explains and demonstrates how the continuous curve on the top surface of the plate not only makes a great canvas for decoration, but also helps in the structural support.

Adam Field – Thrown Plate with Altered and Carved Rim

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Plates require more clay that a lot of other forms and Adam Field starts off with great tips on how to set the clay up right from the beginning to make your job easier. Throughout the demo, Adam discusses structural considerations that he takes to make his plates function as beautifully as they look. In addition he shares some nifty tips on some improvised tools he uses from items that most of us would just throw away. Rather than decorating the center part of his plate, Adam Field chooses to decorate the rim with his carving and shares the secrets to setting up his intricate repeating patterns.

Ben Carter – Drape-Molded Oval Platter

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If you’d like to make a large platter that isn’t round, using a slab and a slump mold can be just the ticket. Ben Carter makes this mold with insulating foam board, and creates a lovely undulating rim with sewn fabric pouches. Next Ben shares how he decorates the platter with slip, underglaze, and sgraffito, discussing subtle details like placement of motifs to move the eye around the composition to contrasting shiny surfaces with matt. Watching these techniques it is easy to imagine different ways to personalize them – the sky’s the limit!

Forrest Lesch-Middelton – Large Thrown Plate with Darted Rim and Screen Printed Decoration

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Forrest Middelton makes the largest wheel-thrown plate on the compilation, beginning with 12.5 pounds of clay, and gives great advice on how to center this much clay without wrecking your wrists. Then he shares how he uses a process similar to how he throws cylinders to make a plate with a wide rim that can be darted and altered. He finishes it all off with his signature screen printed image transfer.

Lorna Meaden – Watering Can

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Lorna Meaden is an expert at creating elegant wheel-thrown forms. In this video she leads you an easy-to-follow step-by-step process for creating her signature watering can, which incorporates several parts that have to go together to create a cohesive functional piece. If you’re interested in making complex composite forms, but don’t know where to start, this video provides a wealth of information concerning design elements and the proper timing for construction. Understanding the nuances of making complicated pieces provides a springboard for you to successfully create your own variations or totally new designs.

Marty Fielding – Altered Pitcher

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Marty loves throwing but enjoys handbuilding even more. To satisfy both loves, his thrown forms are just the starting point as he demonstrates his step-by-step process for creating a thrown and altered pitcher. If you’re interested in finding out how to create a pitcher that works as both a functional piece and a work of art, this video provides you with everything you need from beginning to end. Marty’s careful attention to detail and form as well as his success in creating thrown and altered pieces combine to provide a truly instructive video that guarantees your own success.

Mike Jabbur – Cantilevered Teapot

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Mike Jabbur creates teapots that are unique and unlike any other teapot you’ve probably ever seen. In this video he demonstrates the throwing and complex assembly techniques he uses for one of these signature teapots. Throughout his demonstration, he provides details on everything from his signature cantilevered forms to his striking lid handles. His easy-to-follow instructions lead you step-by-step through each element that will likely provide inspiration for a signature form you may want to try.

Suze Lindsay – Elegant Ewer

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Suze Lindsay has been a professional potters dedicated to perfection for many many years. In this video, she demonstrates her technique for creating one of her signature ewers using thrown and slab parts. This elegant ewer is constructed of six pieces, each requiring a range of skills from design considerations, timing, and craftmanship to the proper construction, handling and attaching of the individual parts to create a well-proportioned functional piece of art.

Getting Creative with Spouts & Handles

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If you’re looking for ways to make your pots stand out from the crowd, take a look at what the experts do. In this new compilation video from Ceramic Arts Daily Presents, four talented artists take it up a notch by demonstrating how to make signature vessels using advanced spout and handle forming techniques. Recorded in an easy-to-follow step-by-step format, artists Marty Fielding, Suze Lindsay, Mike Jabbur and Lorna Meaden lead you through their techniques for creating four truly unique projects — pitcher, ewer, teapot and watering can.

The Daryl Baird Extruder Collection

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Get a book and a DVD! This extensive how-to book puts you in touch with all the creative potential of the extruder. With more than 50% new material, this book features new works by artists, up-to-date information on extruders, and sixteen great step-by-step demonstrations, making it a must for anyone with an extruder in their studio. In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, Daryl E. Baird draws on his extensive experience working with the clay extruder to demystify this useful piece of studio equipment. A little planning goes a long way, and Baird shares a multitude of tips for creating an efficient workspace and having a high success rate with your extrusions. From installation to making custom dies, Daryl shows how to exploit the efficiency of the extruder and pair it with your own creativity to create exciting ceramic art.

Creating Curves with Clay with Martha Grover

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Martha Grover demonstrates how she creates her signature curvy forms from wheel thrown and handbuilt parts. She begins by explaining the four basic components of each of her pieces then combines those components in different ways to create six examples of her elegant forms (plus a bonus project!). In addition, Martha explains her meticulous glazing process. And, although she loves the soft, seductive nature of porcelain, Martha’s techniques can be easily adapted to any clay, firing range or decorating style. Original List Price: $69.97

The Extruder Video with Daryl Baird

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, Daryl E. Baird draws on his extensive experience working with the clay extruder to demystify this useful piece of studio equipment. A little planning goes a long way, and Baird shares a multitude of tips for creating an efficient workspace and having a high success rate with your extrusions. From installation to making custom dies, Daryl shows how to exploit the efficiency of the extruder and pair it with your own creativity to create exciting ceramic art.

Slab and Coil Building with Gail Kendall

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, Gail Kendall  presents her “low-tech” techniques for fabricating beautiful plates, platters, bowls, and tureens using bisque molds, soft slabs, and coils. Starting with the basics, Gail explains how to make structurally sound coil-built molds, and then uses those molds to make a variety of forms. In addition, she demonstrates her sgraffito techniques on soft slip, as well as her glazing process. Original List Price: $69.97

Additions to Clay Bodies

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This book is an introduction to the use of additions in clay bodies, from hard materials like stones and glass to combustible matter, fiber, metals and color. It looks at the work of a range of contemporary international makers who are using additions to create...(Scroll for more.)

Ceramic Transfer Printing

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Ceramic transfer (or decal) printing, provides an exciting creative potential for any ceramic artist. With the up-to-date techniques detailed here, you can transfer pictures, patterns or text onto both two- and three-dimensional forms. Most importantly, printing on ceramics achieves distinct aesthetic effects not possible using any other decorating techniques. Transfers, or decals, have great potential as a means of creative expression. Printmaking allows reproduction of both photographic and ‘hand drawn’ imagery, pattern and text onto the surface of two and three-dimensional ceramic objects.

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