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How to Throw a Leaf Platter

In this video, we see Bill van Gilder demonstrating how to throw a leaf platter. Bill van Gilder is a potter that resides atop of South Mountain in Central Maryland. He has been a professional potter for more than 45…

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How to Create Pillow Texture on a Form

How to Create a Pillow Texture on a Form

Here you can find out how to Create a Pillow Texture on a Form

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How to Make a Closed Salt Shaker

In this video, we see John Britt showing us how he creates a closed salt shaker. 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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How to make a Greek Stamnos for Water

In this video, we see George Sifounios from Sifoutv Pottery demonstrating how to make a Greek stamnos for holding water. George Sifounios is a potter from Leros Island, Greece. He has been a potter since he was 25. George focuses…

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best light boxes

Best Light Boxes

Light boxes are extremely helpful for photographing your work. The difference between photos of ceramics that have been photographed in a light box is tremendous. If you want to get into galleries and other prestigious events, then you need top…

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potential art fair

Things to Look for in a Potential Art Fair

Art fairs can be a very fun and interesting way to interact with the art community and establish a strong network in the art world. At the same time, art fairs can be very expensive so it is important to…

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how to clean your studio

How to Clean your Studio

Cleaning your studio regularly is essential to having a safe environment to work. If you do not clean a pottery studio regularly then the dust from the clay can build up and cause long-term issues with your health. In this…

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spoon rest

How to Make a Spoon Rest

In this video, Janis Wilson Hughes from Evolution Stoneware Pottery demonstrates how to make a spoon rest. Janis Wilson Hughes is a potter from Johnson City, Tennessee. Her work focuses on functional tableware that mainly relates to bottle forms and…

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Dipping Tongs and Pot Lifters

When it comes to working in the studio, dipping tongs and pot lifters can make a potters’ job much easier. While there are other tools that might be able to do a similar or maybe even better job these two…

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chattered texture

How to Create a Chattered Texture

In this video, Jason Sonsthagen from FoxRiverPottery shows us how he creates a chattered texture on a mug. Little chattering on a fresh mug. #pottery #pottersofinstagram #porcelain #handmade #potterywheel #texture #chatter #ceramics #studio A post shared by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀FOX RIVER POTTERY…

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How to Make a Cheese Bell and Plate

In this video, we see Dan from Ingleton Pottery demonstrating how to throw a cheese bell and plate on the wheel. Who is Dan of Ingleton Pottery? Dan is a potter from the Yorkshire Dales village of Ingleton, by the…

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DIY light box

How to Take Great Photos of Your Ceramics

When it comes to taking photos of your work it is important to know what to do and what to avoid in order to get the best possible photos. If you are trying to get into galleries, art shows, or…

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