Use a Charcoal Grill as a Pit Fire Pottery Kiln
If you or a friend are trying out pottery as a hobby but are dismayed at the cost of an electric kiln you can utilize a standard charcoal grill as a basic pit fire kiln—the results won't be quite as professional and you'll have smoke marks on the finished product but it will sufficiently harden the clay.
Free Guides Archive
Free PDF download! When you put a ball of clay in your hands, you just want to start making something—it’s so natural it’s uncanny. And while equipment is used to make a lot of the pottery in the world, using just your hands or a simple paddle and rolling pin can produce awesome results! Discover... Read More »
What to do with all that dry clay
I have been teaching ceramics classes for about 4 years now. And before that I taught sculpture classes and we would always have at least 2 projects with clay during those classes. Now, as studen…
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Craftster.org is an online community for crafts and DIY projects where you can find loads of ideas, advice, and inspiration. Hundreds of thousands of free craft projects, craft patterns, craft tutorials and more.
Candice Methe: The Maturation of a Nomadic Potter
Candice Methe’s story as a ceramic artist exemplifies the satisfactions and struggles of working within the tradition of vessel making in an era where advancing technology reshapes our daily lives and a vast proliferation of diverse aesthetics inform artmaking. Her journey as a potter reveals a significant, yet relatively recent, transformation of her relationship with clay.
How to Make Cane Handles for Pottery
Barbara Banfield shares how to make cane handles for pottery. If you have ever thought about making cane handles, this post is what you need!