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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 defined in structure. You’ll find the fresh approach to throwing and decorating demonstrated in this DVD to be absolutely refreshing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 system, including a bonus feature on using tar paper templates to sketch in three dimensions, which allows a bit of control in form, but also leaves room for alteration. Through a series of projects, you’ll gain a mastery of a textured slab technique and decorating style that you can incorporate into your own work or expand on in your own way.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wheel Throwing with Nan Rothwell

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Watching a great potter is one of the best ways to improve your throwing. With Nan Rothwell, you get the consummate teacher—knowledgeable, talented, and thorough. No matter what your skill level, you’re sure to pick up a lot of great techniques as she demonstrates everything from simple forms to complex projects.

Throwing

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Throwing is an important skill for any potter to master, using only a few tools, the guidance of the hands, and the momentum of a wheel. Richard Phethean describes essential techniques for working on the wheel with an eye to the practical. He covers a range of forms, from simple domestic pots to more complex vessels, with the aim of building makers’ confidence in throwing techniques. This book features clear instructions for creating each type of vessel, accompanied by step-by-step how-to images, which demonstrate the techniques described. It also profiles the work of contemporary potters, for whom throwing is a vital part of their practice. Throwing is an essential companion for anyone attempting to master the art of forming pots on the wheel.

Pit Firing and Burnishing

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Pit firing is an exciting firing process with roots in the earliest forms of pottery making. Burnishing is the technique of polishing clay without the use of glaze. Ancient potters used these techniques to produce their wares before glazes and kilns were developed; modern potters use pit firing and burnishing to create works of great beauty. In this video, Sumi von Dassow shares the methods of pit firing and burnishing that she has developed over the course of thirty years. You’ll learn how to prepare pots for firing, what materials and chemicals to use in the firing, and how to load and fire a pit.

Tom Turner: Understanding Porcelain 1

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Of all clay, porcelain is undoubtedly the most difficult to work with. Because of its fine grain size, special care must be taken when working with it from the time you take it out of storage until you remove it from the final firing. In this DVD, master potter and porcelain expert Tom Turner imparts a wealth of information about how to work with this material for throwing and decorating prior to bisque firing. And although Tom focuses porcelain, most of his techniques are far reaching and apply to anyone who wants to improve their skills.

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