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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 can be used in your potters’ studio, and are very helpful to making working in…

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 and worked extensively at many locations including at Penland School of Crafts. John is also…

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 if you were to place a kiln in an improper environment or install it incorrectly.…

How to Make a Ceramic No-Spill Dog Bowl

How to throw a no-spill dog bowl!

pottery without a wheel

Pottery Without A Wheel

There are many ways to create pottery without a pottery wheel, and this video from British Instructional Films shows you how you can: 1) Create a thumb pot. 2) Create a coil pot. 3) Create a coil duck sculpture. 4) Create a tile. And all of these things, plus many more can be created without the use of a pottery wheel.

How to Throw a Pear

How to Throw a Pear

throwing a happy little pear?#pears #sculpture #porcelain #pottery #potteryvideos #clay #ceramics #wheelthrown #wheelthrownpottery A post shared by Don & Cristina (@fishpaint5) on May 8, 2017 at 2:30pm PDT In this video, we see Don from FishPaint5 demonstrating how he throws and shapes a pear on the wheel. Don is a teacher of ceramics and his…

How to Throw a Pumpkin

How to Throw a Pumpkin

Be sure to read the caption at the end of the video. The pumpkin behind me is a 200lb thrown piece from when I was young and crazy, still crazy but old?#pumpkin#clay #ceramics #wheelthrown #shino A post shared by Don & Cristina (@fishpaint5) on Mar 10, 2017 at 9:27am PST In this video, we see…


How to Sgraffito

Step by Step Process of Making Sgraffito Sgraffito is a form of decorating that is achieved by scratching through a surface to reveal a lower layer of contrasting color. This technique uses slips and underglazes mostly to achieve the sgraffito look. You can use underglaze to cover your forms and then lightly draw where you…

How to Organize your Pottery Studio

How to Organize Your Pottery Studio

Keeping your pottery studio organized can be hard work. Studios are a potter’s personal creative space, and like all creative spaces – they can get very messy very quickly. Pottery studios vary from potter to potter; we all have our own preference as to where things go, how things are done, and the cleaning of…

Stoned Mode Pottery

Pottery : Stoned Mode

We LOVE this “Stoned Mode” video of Gustavo Villalobos! It’s so relaxing & satisfying!

How to Read a Glaze Recipe

Glaze Recipes: How to read Glaze Recipes & Create your own Glazes

Glaze Recipes: How to read Glaze Recipes & Create your own Glazes!
Once you understand how to read a glaze recipe you will have the freedom to start creating your own glaze recipes and altering glaze recipes to create new and interesting glazes.

vacuum to glaze

Using a Vacuum to Glaze

Feeling Mos def Glazing pottery with help from shop vac #pottery #potter #hiphop #artist A post shared by Rich Brown (@pottery32) on Mar 15, 2017 at 5:25pm PDT In this video, we see Rich Brown from Pottery32 using a vacuum to assist with glazing. Rich Brown is potter and middle school art teacher of 15…

balloon to glaze

Using a Balloon to Glaze

Trying my hand at balloon resist. Seems to work pretty well. Shot by @mulberryandelm. . #mugshotmonday #mug #cup #ceramics #pottery #stoneware #glazing #workinprogress #wip #potteryvideo #potteryvideos A post shared by Jeremy Smoler (@jeremy_smoler) on Apr 10, 2017 at 12:35pm PDT In this video, we see Jeremy from Jeremy_Smoler demonstrating how he glazes the outside of…

paper resist for underglazing

Paper Resist for Underglazing

surprise face #pollyfern #ceramics #illustration #paperresist A post shared by Polly Fern (@pollyfern) on Apr 25, 2016 at 10:40am PDT In this video, we see Polly Fern from PollyFern showing how paper resists works. Polly is an illustrator, ceramicist, and canary keeper in the Uk whose work focuses on characters and animals with colorful underglazes…

glaze large bowls

How to Make It Easier to Glaze Large Bowls

Double dipping a larger bowl. I use the knife to help get the excess glaze out of this form. My carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve issues make it painful to “tilt” the piece all the way. I came up with this solution in a dream I had. It works well. Firing off the first kiln…

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