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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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Best Music for the Pottery Studio

When it comes to working in the studio everyone has preferences for what environment they like to create in. Some people prefer silence, while others enjoy listening to music in order to help them work better in the studio. If…

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How to Emboss

How to Emboss

Embossing has been around for decades and is commonly used to create a raised texture on paper craft and cards.  Embossing is a very simple process – All you basically need is embossing glue, embossing powder and a heat gun.…

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How to Make a One Piece Lidded Jar

How to Make a One Piece Lidded Jar

In this video John Britt shows us how he creates a one piece lidded jar.

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Best Gadgets for The Studio

Best Gadgets for the Pottery Studio

Every pottery studio needs gadgets. Working can be made much more enjoyable if you have the right gadgets. Pottery studio gadgets can help make your environment livelier and make tasks easier to complete. The following 9 pottery studio gadgets that…

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make a juicer

How to Make a Juicer

In this video, we see John Britt showing us how he creates a juicer for fruits such as lemons, limes, and oranges. John Britt is a studio potter in Baskerville, North Carolina. John is a self-taught potter who has taught…

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Kiln Location

Kiln Location

Kilns are an essential tool for any potter and great care should be used when buying and installing a kiln, and one of the most important parts of getting a kiln is figuring out the kiln location. Disastrous events can occur…

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