Working from home in quarantine

It’s been some time since I’ve written a post, but now that time is no longer as much of a factor, here we go. Like many others my work situation has changed drastically.  Luckily, I had already set up a studio in my home. With all this downtime, one of my big projects was to … Continue reading

How to Unf@4k Your Pot Ep 3

A new episode of How to Unf@4k Your pot is out. It covers trimming and decoration. Here is where you can see it and a list of corresponding blogs: TRIMMING YOUR F$%KING BOWL UNF$%KING YOUR TRIMMING OK, YOU’VE MADE A BOWL…NOW WHAT?   I hope it helps you in your ceramics education. Become a patron and help … Continue reading

Lets talk about lids

Hi there, sorry there was no blog last week, its been an unexpectedly hectic around here. This is going to be a slight departure from the usual post that I do. I want to talk about lids and specifically about type and style. So think of this as more of an analysis to give you … Continue reading

Its not a goblet, till you’ve connected the stem

Hello, through the magic of blogging we’ll pick up this week with connecting the two pieces that were thrown last week to make a goblet. I’m happy to say that filming the process went as normal and there will be corresponding video to the advice given below. So huzzah! In last weeks blog, I discussed … Continue reading

Elevate your cup, make a goblet

First off I will apologize, because no matter what I tried I could not get the video I shot for this post off my phone and working properly. So I will do my best to be as informative as I can about first half of making a goblet. Second, why you should want to learn … Continue reading

Bottles vs Pitchers

Last weeks post focused on throwing a bottle and the possibilities that that shape had. Today I’ll go into finishing the shape and how to make it into a pitcher. The important thing to note is that what makes a pitcher different than a bottle is 1 thing, a spout. Another feature that cements the … Continue reading

Every cup needs a bottle

Maybe its me, but I don’t think ceramic bottles get there due. I mean as shapes go, people tend to gravitate towards bowls, plates, cups etc. Once a potter has gotten some experience they want to graduate to tea pots or chalices. More often than not though, you don’t hear students asking about how to … Continue reading

Carving a double wall vessel

When last I spoke about double wall vessels, it was primarily about how to make them and suggestions on what you can do with them. Suggestions are all well and good, but it occurred to me that some examples and demonstrations were in order. So I filmed myself carving some of the double wall pieces … Continue reading

What to do with a closed form

In last week’s post, I discussed making a closed form vessel and gave some reasons why you’d make one and what could be made. This week I’ll give a little how to on one of the options, a custom lid jar. Before that, I’d like to mention that 4 blog posts last month were featured … Continue reading

How to close a shape, but more importantly why!

While writing last weeks blog post on double wall vessels and how to close them, it occurred to me that I should also show how to make a single wall closed form vessel. If closing the double wall vessel was troubling for you, this is a good way to practice closing a form and working … Continue reading