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Warren MacKenzie

Warren MacKenzie has described his goal as the making of “everyday” pots. Not surprisingly though, his pots are found in major museums and command high prices among collectors. MacKenzie has always kept his prices low and for various time periods did not sign his work (1970s, most of the 2000s). Most of his output is produced in stoneware, although he has worked in porcelain at times during his career. A sample of his amazing work can be seen below, and you can get his pieces relatively well priced from galleries around the world, as well as on

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Throwing a Tall Long – Necked Vase

Hand thrown Tall Porcelain Vase, with Long Neck by Matt Horne Pottery, February 2016.Using Audrey Blackman Porcelain.Let us know what you think in the comments! Do you want more content like this direct to your inbox? Don’t worry, we don’t sell…

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pottery decoration techniques

Simple Textured Pottery Decoration Techniques : Chattering the Clay

Pottery Decoration Techniques: Easy as ABC Ingleton Pottery shows a video of a very easy but effective pottery decoration technique to add some texture to the pot using the Chattering technique. Very easy to do. Once the pot has been…

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korean ceramic tradition

Icheon Masters: Reviving the Korean Ceramic Tradition.. Beautiful!

Ceramic Masters of Icheon Ceramics The skills of Ceramic Masters of Icheon Ceramics are truly phenomenal. They make this look very easy but it’s taken them decades of hard graft to get to this level! Don’t miss your chance to…

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paulus berensohn

A beautiful insight into the mind of the ceramic artist Paulus Berensohn.

The Ceramic Artist, Paulus Berensohn What a beautiful insight into the mind of the ceramic artist, Paulus Berensohn. He was made an Honorary Member of NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) in 2013, and his book is…

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sodium silicate to create crackled texture

Using Sodium Silicate to Create Crackled Texture with Hsin-Chuen Lin

Hsin–Chuen Lin starts with a lump of clay and some sodium silicate… 20 minutes later? I really want to try this! In this video, Hsin–Chuen Lin demonstrates another way of throwing which is using a sodium silicate to create crackled texture. Wow! This…

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jude ridgeway

Inspiration of the day: Jude Ridgway: Saggar Fired & Reconstructions

Inspiration of the day: Jude Ridgway: saggar fired & reconstructions “Inspiration is from many sources; classical and primitive ceramics; archaeological pottery reconstructed; the colour of rusted metals; weathered wood and other exposed surfaces which have that rich patina of age;…

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tim scill

Inspiration of the day: Tim Scull: Ceramic Artist

Inspiration of the day: Tim Scull: Ceramic Artist Tim Scull’s work has become quite diversified over the last several years including a multitude of firing techniques as in Raku, Pit firing, Sawdust firing, Saggar firing, Fuming techniques, Crystalline, Wood firings,…

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wheel throwing tips

How high have you thrown on the wheel? Maybe these tips will help you

How high have you thrown on the wheel? Awesome Wheel Throwing Tips by Adam Field Adam field is pleased to show how to cut the cylinder in half and showed the hand placements. Adam also demonstrates the alternative methods of…

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matthew chambers

Today's Inspiration : Mathew Chambers

Matthew Chambers & His  Circular Ceramic Sculptures Matthew Chambers created wonderful concentrically layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels. These hand-built ceramic vessels and sculptures are containing dozens of thin concentric layers. Each “layer” is an individual section thrown on a wheel which…

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spode blue italian

Ever wondered how a Spode Blue Italian piece is made?

Spode Blue Italian: Perfection for 200 years. How Spode Blue Italian Pieces is Made Nestled in the heart of The Potteries, Stoke-on Trent, England, there they make Spode’s Blue Italian.

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Beautiful Chemical Reactions

Learn how to do Mocha Diffusion: Artist and educator Kevin Kowalski began working with the decorating technique called Mocha Diffusion and has been showing his process and videos on his Instagram @kowalskipottery. This is a compilation of his videos…

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