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27 of Amazon’s Best Deals and Finds for Potters

I’m an Amazon addict. Big time. I’ve been a Prime Member since college (remember when they offered student discounts?). Having a Prime Membership, with free two-day shipping, has come in handy since I’ve moved from a big city to a rural location. Going to the nearest clay supplier is much …

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42 Potters to Follow on Periscope

After only a year of launching, Periscope users have created over 200 million broadcasts. And between the iOS and Android app, users are watching a combined total of 110 years of video —daily. For those not familiar, Periscope is a live video streaming app that lets you watch live videos …

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5 DIY Electric Pottery Wheels

DIY Electric Pottery Wheels

5 DIY Electric Pottery Wheels (that you can build yourself)     Did you ever wonder if you can make your own pottery wheel? You can, kinda of. They’re not quite a substitute for a well-manufactured production quality wheel. But they’re great if you want to make a wheel for: …

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Artist Interview: Debbie Kupinsky

What are you working on right now? I have been working on a series of installations about how we mediate experience through objects and our interpretation of landscape. One of the installations incorporates kitsch ceramic birds from the thrift store, hand built porcelain copies, cast and hand built objects, sound …

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Artist Interview: Jake Allee

Hello claygeeks! This week we are featuring ceramic artist Jake Allee. Jake currently teaches at Mesa State College in Colorado. You can find his work in Clay Times Magazine, Ceramics Monthly Magazine, Pottery Making Illustrated, and on Ceramic Arts Daily’s new DVD Assembly Required.     What are you working …

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Image Transfer on Clay Tutorials

Image Transfer on Clay Tutorials Hello claygeeks! It’s been a crazy two weeks getting ready for NCECA. We’ve been swamped with getting postcards and printed material for ClayGeek and Ceramic Store ready. Plus postcard designs for shows for friends, in-service workshop preparation… it’s been a whirlwind! Although, I don’t envy …

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Artist Interview: Lotus

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Hello claygeeks! We’re kicking off our new featured artist series with potter and sculptor Lotus Bermudez. She’s an important contributor to Houston’s clay community, having co-chaired Empty Bowls Houston, been a resident artist at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, and a ceramics instructor at University of Houston. Lotus has …

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Sculpture Workshop with Debra Fritts

Last weekend at the store, ceramic sculptor Debra Fritts presented her “Head Talk” workshop. Debra shared with participants how she forms her busts and portraits. She also demonstrated how she builds up rich surfaces using oxides, engobes, raw clays, and underglaze. The way Debra mixes different types of surface treatments, …

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5 Useful Websites for Teaching Clay

Back in 8th grade, I always looked forward to third period. It was my art class with Ms. Wilkie. Paper mâché, linoleum carving, collage, and life drawing… I loved exploring new mediums and techniques for self-expression. I’m glad my first exposure to art was positive, thanks to the hard work …

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5 Ways to Prevent Explosions in Your Kiln

  It happens to everyone. A piece of greenware blows up, sending ceramic shards flying everywhere. You’re lucky if the explosion doesn’t take down other pieces in the process. A waste of clay and hard work… and tons of fun to clean up. But why do pieces explode in the …

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