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The Top 20 T-shirts for Cute & Quirky Potters

We have tirelessly scoured the internet, and have made a list of the Top 20 Pottery T-Shirts you need if you want to show off your Ceramic Artist / Cute & Quirky side! The Mask at the end is so surprising!…

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Anne Mette Hjortshøj “Paying Honest Attention”

Danish potter, Anne Mette Hjortshøj lives and works on the small island of Bornholm, situated in the Baltic Sea. This documentary gives a gentle and revealing insight into one of Denmark’s leading potters. It follows Hjortshøj’s daily life; collecting clay…

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Improvised decoration

He throws a vase, and then starts decorating… but then makes a mistake! While many people would be distraught, and stop and start all over again, he turns it into something else all together. All in all, this is a nice reminder that…

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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…

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pottery decoration techniques

Simple Textured Pottery Decoration Techniques : Chattering the Clay

Pottery Decoration Techniques: Easy as ABC 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 thrown on the wheel, let the…

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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

He 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 simple…

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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 us how to cut the cylinder in half and showed the hand placements. Adam also demonstrates the alternative methods…

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