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Form, Pattern and Underglaze with Meredith Host

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Meredith Host shares her techniques for creating wheel-thrown pottery to which she adds colorful underglaze decoration. Meredith throws several of her forms, explaining tips for success with each one. After the throwing demonstrations, Meredith leads you step-by-step through her decorating technique where you’ll discover that getting colorful surfaces can add a whole new dimension to your pottery. Original List Price: $69.97

Fundamentals of Mold Making and Slipcasting with Guy Michael Davis

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Molds are a simple way to create simple or complex forms that allow you to make multiple copies of a form with little effort. When you do this, the individual forms lose their preciousness, which allows you the freedom to creatively experiment. And as you build a library of forms, you’ll find...(Scroll for more.)

Gesture and Form with Nick Joerling

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Nick Joerling shares his techniques for combining handbuilding and wheel throwing to make his signature animated pottery. Enamored with marks and gestures that can only be made on a spinning wheel, Nick begins the video — as well as most of his work — on the potters wheel. He then switches to the table top so he can stretch the clay further into forms that are imbued with sensuality, life, and humor. In addition, he explains his glazing and decorating process and shares glaze recipes in the bonus features. Along the way, he shares tips, techniques,  as well as aesthetic insights for creating functional pottery that engages the imagination.

Glazing and Decorating Pottery with Nan Rothwell

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In this Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video, Nan Rothwell demonstrates the basics of glazing and decorating pots. In step-by-step demonstrations, Nan applies glaze by dipping, pouring, and spraying, and then shows a series of simple decorative techniques including tape and wax resist, under- and overglaze patterning, and brushwork. She also looks at a range of pots made by others, discussing the visual decisions each potter made and how they affected the form and design of the piece. Original List Price: $69.97

Handbuilding Modular Forms with Scott Dooley

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In Handbuilding Modular Forms with Stiff Slabs, Scott Dooley shares his technique for creating brightly colored modular vessels using altered slabs and a minimum of tools. Scott demonstrates how he mixes and matches conical and cylindrical slab-built parts to construct an energetic teapot and a sculptural joined vase form. Then he explains how he creates an aged metallic patina using copper wash and just one base glaze with various colorants. If you’re looking to start handbuilding or searching for an expressive variation of ho-hum slab work, this is the video for you! Original List Price: $49.97

Handbuilt Forms with Soft Slabs with Liz Zlot Summerfield

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Liz Zlot Summerfield demonstrates her techniques for making handbuilt functional pottery with soft slabs and energetic surfaces. Liz explains how to develop interesting forms and the how to effectively use various materials to develop a creative look and feel for the surface. You’ll enjoy the easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions geared to clay lovers at every skill level.

Hybrid Pottery with Marty Fielding

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Marty Fielding shares all the details of making his angular earthenware forms. Beginning most of his pots on the wheel, Marty explains how to effectively throw bottomless cylinders for altering. From there it is onto the table where Marty demonstrates how to combine wheel thrown cylinders with handbuilt parts to make a number of interesting forms such as a square box, an oil bottle, and a square teapot. In addition, he explains how to use insulating foam board to make slump molds for a serving dish and a trivet for the oil bottle. He rounds out the program with a demonstration of how he makes it all come together with terra sigillata, stain, wax and tape resists, and glaze. Original List Price: $69.97

Integrating Form & Surface with Porcelain with Lorna Meaden

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Discover the secrets to creating elegant wheel-thrown pottery that’s both utilitarian and decorative. Lorna Meaden demonstrates how to carefully consider every detail of surface and form to successfully create elegant pots that are both beautiful and a delight to use. In her DVD, you’ll discover her techniques for creating a range of forms, tips for working with porcelain, and the details of her signature decorating techniques. Original List Price: $69.97

Layered Surfaces with Erin Furimsky

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When you look at pots in magazines, online, or at shows, you know it’s the pieces with interesting layered surfaces that catch your attention. After all the work we do in learning how to form pieces by hand or on the wheel, we often skip spending time on decorating — and that makes all the difference in the world. Using a variety of techniques and materials, Erin demonstrates how you can create visual depth to your surfaces. She works with clay at every stage from leather-hard to glazed using a variety of techniques. After you watch her demonstrate, you’ll be able to take something as simple as a circle and create different surfaces — something crisp, something detailed, something with relief — all used together to create a surface that will turn people’s heads. Original List Price: $69.97

Layers of Color with Andrew Gilliatt

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Andrew Gilliatt demonstrates his methods for creating awesome functional forms with molds and casting slips as he takes us off the beaten path of mainstream studio ceramics. Both energetic and entertaining, Andrew guides you step-by-step through some uncommon and creative techniques you’re sure to enjoy.

Lively Forms and Expressive Surfaces with Mark Peters

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Mark  is a potter, but not your ordinary potter. He makes wheel-thrown functional pottery, and a lot of it is altered or assembled off the wheel. Each pot is organic and loose in form, while bold and...(Scroll for more!)

Majolica Decoration with Linda Arbuckle

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Nothing beats majolica when you’re looking for a way to add color to your surfaces. This centuries-old low-temperature onglaze decorating technique, which began in the Middle East centuries ago, is seeing a renaissance among potters today. Linda Arbuckle, a long-time practitioner, has dedicated years to the study and perfection of majolica and brings the process into 21st century. In this DVD, you’ll learn about the background, materials, tools, tips and techniques you need to get started. Through a series of easy-to-follow demonstrations, Linda guides you step-by-step through the entire decorating process. Original List Price: $69.97

New Directions in China Painting with Paul Lewing

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China paint — fired at the lowest end of the ceramic firing range — offers potters the chance to get consistent, durable and predictable color in their decoration. Any effect you can get from paint or ink, you can achieve with china paint. It is the one place where the world of paint interacts with the world of fired clay. Paul Lewing, trained as both a studio potter and a painter, brings more than 40 years of expertise to this inspiring and informative DVD. You’ll learn the basics of the technique and move through various exercises to develop skills and confidence. Original List Price: $49.97

Pieces & Patterns with Deb Schwartzkopf

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In this DVD, Deborah Schwartzkopf presents functional vessels made using a variety of construction techniques. She offers many different examples of working with clay that will enrich your skills whether you’re a handbuilder or thrower. She describes and demonstrates the construction methods for making non-round, expressive shapes in clay by altering thrown forms and using patterned and molded slabs. By laying aside your preconceived notions of what a mug or bowl or any form usually looks like, you’ll be able to embrace the unknown and come up with new and compelling forms. Original List Price: $69.97

Pouring Vessels with Suze Lindsay

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Are your pots looking tired and bored? If you’re looking for a way to bring life and energy to your work, Suze Lindsay can show you how. In this edition of Ceramic Arts Daily Presents, Suze demonstrates the art of creating pouring vessels that seem to come alive right before your eyes. As you watch her throw, alter, assemble and decorate a series of projects, you’ll see what it takes to add that something extra at every stage of the process. From her demonstrations of an English style jug, a couple of different types of small pitchers, a gravy boat and saucer, a large stacked pitcher and a teapot, Suze’s easy-going spirit shines through her work as she shows you how to add character to each pot. Original List Price: $69.97

Precise Imprecision with Mike Jabbur

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Mike Jabbur shares his process for stretching the limits of porcelain to create beautiful undulating pots in his full-length video. Discover the details behind creating undulating loose forms that take on a life of their own. With ordinary throwing skills, Mike demonstrates how to create gravity-defying pots while sharing tips and tricks that are certain to improve the way you work. Original List Price: $69.97

Screen Printing on Clay with Paul Andrew Wandless

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There’s nothing more inviting than a blank ceramic surface, and what better place to explore decorating opportunities? Paul Andrew Wandless is a printmaker and a ceramic artist who has explored the potential of combining these two media. In this exceptionally descriptive DVD, he demonstrates how to transfer images onto the clay surface. You’ll learn how to create screens and stencils, prepare ceramic “inks” and print on clay to gain a complete understanding of the process. Original List Price: $59.97

Slabs, Templates, Texture, & Terra Sigillata with Jeremy Randall

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Jeremy Randall presents the handbuilding and decorating processes he uses to create his vibrant architecturally-inspired vessels. Jeremy uses textures and asymmetry to reference aging industrial and agricultural structures. He explains his tar paper template...(Scroll for more.)

Studio-Scale Architectural Ceramics with Stephani Stephenson

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If you’ve ever considered making architectural ceramics but weren’t sure where to start, you’re in luck. Noted tile artist Stephani Stephenson presents all the information you need to get started with architectural ceramics in this technique-packed DVD. Whether you want to tile a bathroom, add a fireplace surround, or create a unique garden wall, Stephani’s clear, easy-to-follow instructions will get you well on the way. You’ll learn everything from planning and designing to understanding all the nuances required for making tiles and sculptural features that will make a permanent artistic statement in your home. Original List Price: $69.97

Surface: A Compilation of Techniques

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When it comes to learning new surface decorating techniques, the next best thing to being at a workshop is watching a video – especially when the video features four great artists. In this compilation from Ceramic Arts Daily Presents, join Sarah Jaeger, Linda Arbuckle, Amy Sanders and Erin Furimsky as they show you some really cool ways to decorate using a variety of techniques. Gathered from their full-length videos, these robust projects focus on different ways to creatively enhance your surfaces and inspire fresh ideas.

Throwing, Altering & Glazing with Sarah Jaeger

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In this latest installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, Sarah Jaeger presents her techniques for making beautiful porcelain pots with a strong emphasis on function. With a goal of making pots that will be incorporated into the daily lives of those who own them, Sarah explains how she considers every detail in the design of her forms, from the size of a knob to the placement of handles. In addition to the object’s physical shape, she demonstrates how the glazing process enhance a form. A firm believer that the visual is as important to function as the tactile, Sarah demonstrates how she layers colors with overglaze trailing and layering with wax resist to create lustrous surfaces that attract the hand as well as the eye. Original List Price: $69.97

Understanding Glazes with John Britt

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In this Ceramic Arts Daily Presents two-disc DVD, John Britt lets you tap into his encyclopedic knowledge of ceramic glazes to build your own understanding of this complex topic. Starting with glaze testing—because testing is key to understanding raw materials and ceramic processes—John explains various testing methods that will help you get great results quickly. On disc two, John geeks out on materials, diving into the three basic components of a glaze—fluxes, glass formers, and refractories—and how various ceramic materials fit into those categories and work together to produce myriad outcomes. With this video, you’ll be able to deepen your understanding of glaze chemistry and improve your glazes at your own pace. Original List Price: $69.97

Volumetric Image Transfer on Pottery with Forrest Lesch-Middelton

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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Forrest Lesch-Middelton demonstrates the techniques he developed for transferring pattern and imagery onto the exteriors and interiors of volumetric wheel-thrown pottery. Forrest works from the ground up, first giving a thorough overview of his screen-printing process. In addition to demonstrating the process, he explains how one can explore this technique without having to purchase expensive equipment and materials. Next, he moves onto integrating screen-printed imagery with wheel-thrown work. Starting with cylinder-based objects, he moves onto open forms such as bowls, and finally shows how to apply pattern onto the interiors of pots. Original List Price: $69.97

What If? with Sandi Pierantozzi

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In this best-selling Ceramic Arts Daily DVD, Sandi Pierantozzi skillfully demonstrates her soft slab handbuilding techniques, which she has perfected over the past 25 years. Sandi guides you through a variety of her signature processes and demonstrates how a wide variety of forms can be created from the same beginning. By showing a vast array of possibilities for form, Sandi will engage you in the creative process, encouraging the question of "What if I try this...?" A seasoned workshop presenter, Sandi clearly and concisely covers practical topics you may have wondered about. Once you see her work and her demonstrations, you'll realize how her style has now become a part of the studio ceramic art vocabulary. Original List Price: $69.97

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