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Want to learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel? You’ve come to the right place. “Fundamentals of Wheel Throwing” is an instructional DVD for the beginning potter or the potter who needs specific techniques to improve their basic skills.Learn More
$69.95When you look at pots in magazines, online, or at shows, you know it’s the pieces with interesting layered surfaces that catch your attention. After all the work we do in learning how to form pieces by hand or on the wheel, we often skip spending time on decorating — and that makes all the difference in the world. Using a variety of techniques and materials, Erin demonstrates how you can create visual depth to your surfaces. She works with clay at every stage from leather-hard to glazed using a variety of techniques. After you watch her demonstrate, you’ll be able to take something as simple as a circle and create different surfaces — something crisp, something detailed, something with relief — all used together to create a surface that will turn people’s heads.
Runtime: 2 hours and 45 minutes — 2 discs Learn More
$69.95Mark Peters is a potter, but not your ordinary potter. He makes wheel-thrown functional pottery, and a lot of it is altered or assembled off the wheel. Each pot is organic and loose in form, while bold and defined in structure. You’ll find the fresh approach to throwing and decorating demonstrated in this DVD to be absolutely refreshing.
Runtime: 3 hours — 2 discs Learn More
$69.95Discover the secrets to creating elegant wheel-thrown pottery that’s both utilitarian and decorative. Lorna Meaden demonstrates how to carefully consider every detail of surface and form to successfully create elegant pots that are both beautiful and a delight to use. In her DVD, you’ll discover her techniques for creating a range of forms, tips for working with porcelain, and the details of her signature decorating techniques.
Runtime: 2 hours and 45 minutes — 2 discs Learn More
$49.95In this Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video, Nan Rothwell demonstrates the basics of glazing and decorating pots. In step-by-step demonstrations, Nan applies glaze by dipping, pouring, and spraying, and then shows a series of simple decorative techniques including tape and wax resist, under- and overglaze patterning, and brushwork. She also looks at a range of pots made by others, discussing the visual decisions each potter made and how they affected the form and design of the piece. Nan also includes material on mixing glazes and a brief appendix on glaze chemistry. Watching this DVD, you’ll learn multiple specific tips for glazing, plus you will gain a larger vocabulary for the elements of design that come into play every time you sit down to glaze your work.
Runtime: 2 hours and 32 minutes Learn More
$49.95Molds are a simple way to create simple or complex forms that allow you to make multiple copies of a form with little effort. When you do this, the individual forms lose their preciousness, which allows you the freedom to creatively experiment. And as you build a library of forms, you’ll find even greater flexibility as you cut and reassemble shapes in any number of configurations. Guy Michael leads you step-by-step through the entire mold making and slip casting process. By the end of his demonstration, you’ll understand the principles of making both single and multi-part molds as well as how to make your own slip and successfully cast pieces.
Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes Learn More
$59.95Colored clays have been used for centuries in ceramics to attain qualities not possible with any other technique. From jewelry and lighting to functional and sculptural pieces, working with colored clay requires a whole different way of thinking in ceramics. Instead of forming objects and applying decoration and finishes separately, using colored clays allow you to do everything at once so you are basically forming and decorating at the same time.
Curt Benzle is one of the world’s leading experts on colored clays, a medium he’s been working in for nearly 40 years. In this Ceramic Arts Daily DVD, he demonstrates how to create colored clays and how to use them in various techniques such as neriage, nerikomi and colored slip to obtain successful results.
Run time: 1 hour 57 minutes Learn More
$59.95Flat out creativity Tile making provides so many opportunities for creativity that it’s no wonder some artists find themselves devoting all their time to them. Angelica Pozo mastered tile making years ago and shares her vast knowledge of the process along with her many decorating skills in this all new step-by-step DVD demonstration.
Beginning with basic tile forming and progressing through a robust range of decorating techniques, you’ll discover so many things that the problem will be wondering just where to start — a single tile, a panel, a back splash, an outdoor installation, a table? Angelica has done them all and provides the information you need to get you successfully started on the way.
Run time: 2 hours — 2 discs Learn More
$49.95In this DVD for aspiring ceramic artists and teachers, Neil Patterson focuses on the fundamentals of working with clay to provide an indispensable resource for those just starting out in clay, and those who teach them. The DVD is structured in the same way Neil approaches a semester of beginning ceramics, starting with pinch pots and moving on to more complex slab-built pieces. In addition to demonstrating eight hands-on projects, Neil provides an introduction to studio materials, as well as a bonus guide geared specifically toward teachers to help them address state educational goals and standards.
Runtime: 3 hours – 2 discs Learn More
$49.95Decals are a great way to spice up your surface decorations. Used for centuries, decals provide a simple way add complex decorative images, patterns and text repeatedly to a ceramic surface. But if you’re thinking that we’re talking about adding roses, angels, or cute little animals to your pots, think again. Justin Rothshank is one of several New Age potters who have taken decalcomania into the 21st century. Justin draws on his extensive experimentation with decals to explain the ins and outs of using them to decorate ceramic art. Over the years, he has pushed the limits of this medium, trying any technique he could think of in search of fresh and interesting results. From applying iron oxide laser decals to leather-hard work and using them in a soda firing, to layering them with commercial decals, Justin shares a wide range of techniques and effects.
Runtime: 1 hour and 20 minutes Learn More