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Good Impressions Part 4: Saggar firing with Terry Shepherd

Terry Shepherd is an expert in saggar firing and the videos we’re seeing today are from a workshop he taught. His site, Shepherd Clay Works, shows his range of work. Shepherd is the artist-in-residence and director of the ceramics program … Continue reading

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Close-up on carving linoleum blocks

Yesterday, we covered the idea of using linocuts to make impressions on clay. I needed a closer look at this art form…a tutorial on how to carve the lino. We know about the block of lino and the tools, but … Continue reading

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Good Impressions Part 2: Linocut prints on clay

Carved linoleum = block printing on paper, doesn’t it? That’s what I thought, but lino is used to make impressions on clay, too. An acquaintance of mine from our Open Studio uses this technique. He makes gorgeous pieces with a … Continue reading

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Gold and silver leaf on ceramics, Part 1

The first time I saw gold and silver leaf was in the mid-1970s, as the guest-of-honor at a dinner held in the home of a South Asian gem stone dealer and archaeologist. When the dinner was served, it took my … Continue reading

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Ceramics Books Published Winter/Spring 2011

Surface Design for Ceramics (A Lark Ceramics Book), by Maureen Mills. Paperback. $13.89 US (amazon.com), $16.89 CDN (amazon.ca). New edition of book originally published in 2008. Pre-order: April 5th release date. Amazon blurb: “Ceramists of any level will benefit from … Continue reading

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