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Mitch Lyons on Cylinders and Coloured Clay

Mitch Lyons’ DVD, Handbuilding with Mitch Lyons, can be enjoyed on many levels, from his “broomstick” technique for making weird and wonderful cylinders and his use of textures and coloured slips and clays for decoration, to his efficient methods and workspace and even the way that the video was produced. To make his cylinders, Lyons […]

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Wheel Throwing with Nan Rothwell, worth the price?

Wheel Throwing with Nan Rothwell consists of a series of project-based instructional sessions that starts with cylinders and bowls and moves on to more specialized work such as a berry bowl, a sushi set, a two-piece pitcher, an oval utensil holder and a lamp base. Rothwell also shows some creative ways to use a wiggle […]

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Studio Ceramics, Advanced Techniques

This volume from the Ceramic Arts Handbook Series (edited by Anderson Turner) feels like a collection of everything that couldn’t be included in any of the other handbooks, and thus the articles are not united by any one theme. However, intermediate potters should be able to find, among the 29 articles inside Studio Ceramics, at […]

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A Potter’s Workbook by Clary Illian

Several years ago I had the pleasure of spending two days at a workshop where Clary Illian threw pots on a treadle wheel and talked about the shapes she made and her life as a a potter. Her book, A Potter’s Workbook, is much like that workshop: simple and unadorned, yet thought-provoking. With the help […]

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My version of multi-media is clay combined with crocheting—in this case a pinch pot smoothed and burnished on the outside with raku glaze on the inside. Holes punched when the pot was leather hard. Collar crocheted on, shells and shell fragments added. This was the first one I made and now I can’t stop. Crocheting […]

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