Are you always searching for pottery tips and inspiration? Me to! In fact I regularly scan a few hundred pottery blogs to learn more about pottery. You can see the best stuff that I find each month in the Clay Blog Review.
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Below is a small sample of the pottery tips, videos and techniques from the pottery blogs in the past 12 months.
1. Advanced Throwing Techniques
Are you looking to build your wheel throwing skills?
Or maybe you want to add some interest to some basic forms?
2. Ben Carter’s New Book is Fantastic
Speaking of the pottery wheel, get Ben Carter’s new book to accelerate your progress. You can see a review here:
Or purchase it here:
3. Dart Techniques
Have you ever tried taking out some clay to alter a form? Try your hand at this technique to enhance forms.
4. Pottery is Architecture
A summary of great thoughts from Chris Gustin.
5. Making a Bowl with no Wheel
Don’t have a pottery wheel? Do you want to try hand building with slabs? Linda shows you how to do it.
6. Make a Mold on the Wheel
Did you know you can make a mold right on the wheel?
7. What’s the Volume?
Lori shows us how to start with the desired capacity and figure out the needed dimensions of a mug.
Handles are tough to master. Lucy, Doug and Barb offer some tips.
9. To Bisque or Not to Bisque
That is the question. Luckily, there are a lot of articles about bisque firing.
10. Firing and Cooling Kilns
Some really great information, firing techniques, and don’t forget the importance of the kiln cooling.
11. Tips for Pottery Tools
Take care of those tools and keep your studio organized.
12. Latex Resist
Latex can be quite useful in the pottery studio.
13. Glaze Application Techniques
Here are a few ideas for applying glazes.
14. Glaze Recipes
You can never have too many glazes right?
15. Glaze Tests
So many ingredients and combinations to test, so little time.
16. Glaze Tips
Glaze tips from some glaze experts.
17. Kaolin Comparisons
How many types of Kaolin do YOU have?
18. Teach Them Our Language
Carter has a lot of great thoughts. No exception here.
19. Cool Projects to Try
Do you need a little break from cranking out pots? Take a look at these ideas.
20. Studio Tips
A variety of studio tips.
21. Studio Recipes
22. Art for Fun AND Profit
We all love tips for making pottery. What about SELLING pottery?
23. How to Start a Pottery Blog
Now that you’ve seen some great pottery blogging, maybe you’re feeling inspired to start your own? I’ve started a series about planning, setting up and growing a pottery blog!
Have YOU learned anything from the pottery blogs lately? Don’t keep it to yourself! Post a link below.
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Thanks for reading and sharing!