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Video Lesson Innovative Clay Texture

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Learn Pottery Glazing Science Online. Easy!

How many of us have taken time to learn pottery glazing science? Glaze calculation can drive you bonkers when you’re unsure of the chemistry and… Read more

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How to Make Chainmail from Clay

Some while back, we published two articles in our premium content about ceramicists who create wonderful art with rings of clay. This is known as… Read more

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ClayShare Online Pottery Classes

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How to Make Photo Ceramic Gum Prints

I learned to make ceramic gum prints some time ago. It’s a messy process, but if you want to transfer a photo to a ceramic… Read more

Ana Leal’s Secrets of Amazing Glaze Combinations

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Clay Sculptures on Armatures

DIY Clay Sculptures on Armatures

Clay sculptures on armatures are all the rage. Armatures for clay sculptures can be formed from a variety of materials. You’ll see artists use wire,… Read more

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Rehydrate Dried Out Glazes

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Matthew Kennedy Tattoo Pottery

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Clay Facebook Groups Social Networking

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Clay Tools Storage DIY Solution

I’m a clay tool junkie. Actually, I’m addicted to tools for all of my avocations, not just to clay tools. Between Dan and I, our… Read more

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ClayScapes Pottery Glazes — a great option!

Really quick post today. We just learned about ClayScapesPottery as an alternative source for glazes. Clawide variyScapes pottery glazes are a wide variety of beautiful… Read more