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clayshares online pottery classes

Meet Jessica Putnam-Phillips, Founder/Director of Education, at ClayShare online pottery classes. People say, mistakenly, that you can’t teach ceramics with remote learning. We found a tremendously popular clay guru who does just that. Read more…

What are the secrets of bringing amazing glaze combinations to your ceramic studio? Ana Leal took a chunk of time out of her busy day to share her own secrets of amazing glaze combinations. She names names and shares the whole truth.  Read more…

rehydrate dried out glazes

Rehydrate dried out glazes? Is that even a thing? It is, and a real money saver. Glazes, underglazes, overglazes, and other ceramic colorants don’t generally go bad. They dry up in their containers. You can rehydrate dried out glazes quickly and easily. Read more…

Clay Sculptures on Armatures

Clay sculptures on armatures are all the rage. Armatures for clay sculptures can be formed from a variety of materials. We’ll step you through the armature and the beginnings of a sculpture. Read more…

matthew kennedy tattoo pottery

Matthew S. Kennedy of California is the epitome of a self-made ceramicist. Dubbed the “Clayslinger” by Tattoo Skin Art Magazine, Matt is a full-time working artist and makes his living with clay. Read more…

john britt

Reluctant to stock chemicals for making glaze? Do you feel intimidated by the idea of learning complicated glaze recipes and proportions? Relax. We connected with glaze expert, John Britt, who offers recipes made from everyday products you can get at hardware and grocery stores. Read more…


Annie Chrietzberg’s online ceramics classes are a boon to ceramics makers. A career ceramist and adventurer, Annie Chrietzberg lives in Bend, OR. Her soft colors and highly defined textures make her work uniquely irresistible. Our expert of the month teaches online classes for potters, ceramicists, and other makers in clay. Read more…

ceramic totem

Ceramic totems with real meaning can almost become a life’s work. They certainly make a terrific body of work, and are very sellable, if that’s your goal. Though traditionally made of carved wood, contemporary ceramic totems have become very popular in clay art. Read more…

You can make a pottery photo box yourself. If you use pictures of your pottery to submit to shows or websites, good photos give you an edge over competitors. Your photos need to be clear, focused, uncluttered with a calm background. Use your best image resolution, too. This DIY pottery photo box project takes a bit of time and effort, but it will last practically forever. Read more…