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mishima a mug

How to Mishima a Mug

Tap for tunes! ? A little morning Mishima jam sesh! This technique is using wax resist on leather hard pots. That sweet stage before it dries! #ceramics #potteryvideo #potteryvideos #timelapse #leatherhard #instapottery #juliaclairesclay #mishima #wip #mug #amacounderglaze #amaco #iphoneonly #piabrush…

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how to make a darted pitcher

How to make a Darted Pitcher

In this video, we see Julia Claire of JuliaClaireClay showing us how she creates a darted pitcher. Julia Claire is a ceramic artist working at Odyssey Clayworks in Asheville, North Carolina. Her work focuses on darted forms, colorful decals, and…

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peacock feathers

Making Peacock Feathers with Mocha Diffusion

Peacock feather inspired bulb vase. Using the Mocha Diffusion technique allows for some creative layering. Here is one of the first things that came to mind. Looking forward to more experimenting. . . . . #ceramics #pottery #mochadiffusion #peacock #peacockfeathers…

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nine pound bowl

How to Throw a Nine Pound Bowl

Just some Saturday morning meditation while I wait for my kiln to cool! ✌?Listening to Odesza in my Odesza crew! Big ol bowl! 9 1.2 lbs! I could have stretched it further I think BuT safety first! Ohh! And I’ll…

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throwing a chuck

Making Your Own Chuck

When it comes to trimming there is no one single way to trim every piece. Some pieces will require special attention and methods to ensure that they survive the trimming process. Chucks will help potters trim everything from cups, chip…

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DIY light box

How to make a DIY Light Box

DIY Light Boxes: How to make your own DIY Light Box – so you can start taking Professional Photographs of your work.

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How to Make a Funnel for Pour Over Coffee

How to Make a Funnel for Pour Over Coffee

In this video, we see John Britt showing us how he creates funnels for pour over coffee. John Britt is a studio potter in Baskerville, North Carolina. John is a self-taught potter who has taught and worked extensively at many…

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pot throwing

How to Throw off the Hump

Throwing off the hump can save time when it comes to throwing multiple pieces in one sitting. There are certain precautions that must be taken in order for the thrown pieces to survive, but once the precautions are taken the…

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ceramic Luminaries

How to Make Ceramic Luminaries

In this video, we see John Britt showing us how he creates ceramic luminaries for candles. John Britt is a studio potter in Baskerville, North Carolina. John is a self-taught potter who has taught and worked extensively at many locations…

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Pottery Studio Safety

20 Ways to Stay Safe in the Pottery Studio

Studio safety is key to living a long and healthy life as a potter. In our line of work, we can come into contact with many different job hazards that can cause us grief down the road. Being cautious and…

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pottery sink

How to Make a Sink

In this video, we see George Sifounios from Sifoutv Pottery demonstrating how to make a sink on the wheel. George Sifounios is a potter from Leros Island, Greece. He has been a potter since he was 25. George focuses on…

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Square Lasagna Dish

How to Make a Square Lasagna Dish

In this video, we see Bill van Gilder showing us how he makes a square lasagna dish. Bill van Gilder is a potter that resides atop of South Mountain in Central Maryland. He has been a professional potter for more…

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