Back at it in the year 2012. Slightly reorganized and still looking for the best blog posts from the past month.
Process and Techniques
- FetishGhost shares a video of Jessica Fong cutting a foot ring by hand and decorating a platter.
- DirtKicker Pottery extrudes handles with a pugger.
- Lorri Buff has a video of throwing sets.
- Liz Crain repairs a broken handle.
- Mea Rhee shows how her graphic design experience helps her as a potter.
- Paul Jessop has work in progress… and more.
- Luke Langholz also has work in progress and bowls in progress and more.
- Hannah McAndrew is slip trailing and working on jugs and more jugs.
- Lorri Watts makes a big bowl into something unique and shows the steps she used to make a flower brick.
- Gary Jackson stamps mugs and ovals and talks about his signature.
- Kyle Houser works on cups and wants feedback.
- Jemarick Art shows work on an orchid pot… and another.
- Cinderelish shares a short clip of trimming a large bowl.
- Liberty Stoneware has images and videos of working on not-milkpans and shows off the “evil” pugmill.
- Carole Epp shares a video about Max Cheprack’s extrusions.
- Raven Hill Pottery prepares for Valentine’s Day.
- Barnbarroch Pottery is working on boats, more boats… a little further along.
- Marian Williams shares notes on glazing and firing.
- Doug Fitch works on bowls and decorates jugs and makes bigger pots.
- Linda Starr shares a pit fire pictorial and shows how she makes a pedestal bowl and admits sometimes things don’t turn out how she planned.
- Michael Kline explains a slightly revised plan for his daily routine.
- Art by Fuzzy has some images of work in progress.
- Amy Manson shares a link to a collaborative carving experiment.
- Lucy Fagella shows how parts come together to make a teapot.
- Potter Jo tests plant imprints.
- Lisa talks about her colanders.
- Dawn Whitehand has a slideshow of her saggar bonfire firing.
- Michael Mahan works on race awards and has video of throwing a bowl.
- Ang Walford has new pots, stamps and handles.
- Bfree pottery works with decals.
- Keith begins the Clay 360 project (video).
- Video of Cynthia Bringle throwing a goblet.
- Mom Cave Pottery has an app for trying glaze ideas.
Tips and Technical
- John Britt shares recipes: Bringle Liner Glaze, Linda’s Yellow Slip, Juicy Turquoise A, and a link to wadding and kiln wash recipes.
- Also from the Clay Club, Erik shows off 940 glaze tests.
- Meagan Chaney shares her favorite 04 Crawl Glaze recipe.
- Lorri Buff talks chamois alternatives.
- Bill Amsterlaw talks about his woodstove raku.
- Lorri Watts tells what kind of drain is needed for a vessel sink and more.
- Amy gets some answers to questions about setting up her studio.
- Karatsu Pots builds a test kiln and tests it.
- Michael Mahan shows some glaze layering tests.
- Diving into the Clay talks Chrome and Manganese.
- Trace Broome researches clay slabs and discovers going against the grain could be a problem.
- Zizziba Studio starts good record keeping.
- Hollis Engley has work from the New Year’s Eve firing and some shino pots.
- Tammy Jo posts a video of the past year – 365 cups!
- Lorri Watts has new pots.
- Luke Langholz shows finished mugs and bowls.
- Raven Hill Pottery looks back at the top selling item of the year.
- Clay and Ginger shows video of a kiln opening.
- Round Rabbit has finished pendants.
- Peggy has a series of posts with finished pieces such as Up A Creek.
- Clementina Ceramics has plates with faces.
- Finished pots from Simple Circle Studios.
- Bella Joy Pottery shows a preview of the new focus.
- Aaron Sober has finished functional and decorative work.
- Russell Wrankle shows a few rectangle tiles.
- Linda Starr finished some once-fired shrines and some doors and pit fire pieces.
- Tammy Jo has a slideshow of finished cups.
- Art by Fuzzy has a variety of pots for the holiday season.
- Bfree Pottery has finished work.
- Gary Jackson shows off some glazed textures.
- Kelly Lynn Daniels has pieces from a recent firing.
- Patricia Griffin has pod mugs from the woodcut series.
- Cathie shares some dream keepers.
- John Bauman shares four reasons why custom orders are “bird repellent”.
- Ron Philbeck gives his opinion on two statements that he’s tired of hearing.
1. When people are talking to me about drawing and they say, “I can’t even draw a straight line.”2. And the statement, “It’s all been done before.”
- Aaron Sober shares some reasons for going to graduate school.
- Michael Kline talks about other tools and blogging.
- Carter Gillies is blogging about blogging.
- Scott Cooper gets into the meta-blogging as well.
- Lisa discusses the magic of clay.
- Rae Dunn on “beautiful ugly”:
one of clay’s biggest life lesson for me is to not have your heart set on something. when you think you want something a certain way, it could turn out in a completely different way and you just might love it evenmore.
- Dan Finnegan recalls memories of Ray and the motto “To Work is to Pray“.
- The Modern Pottery Studio links to the oral history interview with Warren McKenzie.
- FetishGhost shares some advice from Austin Kleon.
- Ben Carter continues his series on how we learn. Also, part 3 and part 4.
- Lorri Buff encourages updates to your portfolio.
- Paul Jessop redecorates the showroom.
- Luke Langholz shares a funny videoabout a potter at an art fair.
- Judi Tavill (and some visitors) discuss facebook vs. blogs.
- Whitney Smith shares some marketing advice and asks how bad you want that nasty, dirty, pink and red money.
- Carole Epp shares a video about 3D ceramic printing (no special glasses required).
- Michael Kline says you don’t NEED a blog.
- Clay and Ginger shares a video: 29 ways to stay creative.
- Karen Mahoney has a (free!) craft fair checklist and a positive review of the mudsponge.
- Remembering Ray Finch and Emmanuel Cooper: Doug Fitch and part 2, Hollis Engley, Carole Epp, Marian Williams.
- Linda Starr looks to diversify.
- KaratsuPots fires the test kiln.
- Lucy Fagella wishes to be young again, or at least have the stamina of an 18 year old.
- Patricia Bridges shows that it’s not all about making pots.
- Neil Hazinski shares a pottery poem.
There you have it. The best pottery blogging to bring in the new year. A day later than usual… I guess I forget how long it takes to get all these links together. But today is tomorrow. It happened. To all the clay bloggers: thanks for blogging and keep up the good work! And to all the readers: thanks for reading and feel free to leave some feedback!
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