Here is a Bamboo Brush Making tutorial originally posted on LaPella Art by Alex & Lisa of LaPella Pottery.
morgan pitelka • email • blog asian studies • occidental college japanese ceramics terminology Below you will find rough definitions for a number of words commonly used in discussions of Japanese ceramics. I suggest using English equivalents whenever possible. If neccessary, give the Japanese term in italics with an English definition in parentheses. If you have suggestions, comments, … Continue reading
very interesting post,follow the links down the rabbit hole Voulkos Pop-corn time! If you ever wished you could be a fly on the wall for a Peter Voulkos workshop… here it is. Voulkos is one of the more prominent peaks of American Ceramics during the past 50 years. A whole bunch of us have pivoted on … Continue reading
Snowflakes are Falling INSIDE!!! by Eleanor Hendriks Today’s blog is mostly pictures -of the process I use to make snowflake designs on my pottery. Blank slab formed plates Cutting paper stencils Wait for it… …the fun part! Stockpile Matches made See you later! Wait… Careful! Ta Da!! Looking at the ruined stencils in the … Continue reading
Dropped Platters Last month, we saw this article in Ceramic Arts Daily about making pottery using dropped slabs. We had done this sort of thing on a smaller scale (with shorter drops), but we wanted to try it as an alternative to pressing slabs into slump molds. First, we created a variety of wooden frames. This … Continue reading
When meeting people on a hike I used to quickly judge them by the dirt on their clothes. Newbies always had dirt and grass on their knees ,muddy boots and an ill fitting backpack. Seasoned mountaineers were always clean, quiet and had time to smile and say hello. I don’t know what to say about this … Continue reading