ClayCraft magazine is a must-have for ceramic enthusiasts, packed with fun and inspirational pottery projects for all levels. A monthly subscription of ClayCraft magazine offers an exciting mix of information and inspiration on the world of ceramics, with practical step-by-step projects, essential clay choice and design tips, as well as interviews with individual pottery makers. Whether you are a beginner to the world of pottery, a student or a professional, ClayCraft magazine is an essential read for makers at any level. Inside every issue, you’ll find advice for pottery novices who are brand new to the world of ceramics, tips for intermediate makers looking to improve their skills and challenging projects for the professional clay makers out there. If you’re looking for a ceramics magazine that combines inspiration and information on the popular world of clay making, then ClayCraft magazine is the perfect read for you.
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THROWING A DEEP PLATTER • This large thrown platter can be used as either a dish or plate – perfect as a fruit bowl but equally suitable for serving a roast on – a very useful addition to the kitchen table
LINDA BLOOMFIELD MATT GLAZES USING MAGNESIUM • Linda Bloomfield continues her series on glaze materials
GOURDS AND PUMPKINS • As we move inevitably toward the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, we thought it might be timely to make something to reflect this theme, and what better than gourds and pumpkins as a table centrepiece for the autumn months
DIY WEDGING TABLE • Elaine Williams is a keen potter and, with a background in engineering, her husband Julian is a dab hand with power tools. He made her a concrete wedging table, and she was so delighted with how well it worked that he thought he’d share the process with us
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PORCELAIN TEA LIGHTS • These quirky porcelain tea lights are perfectly spooky to hang around the door or in the garden for Halloween or Bonfire Night
BONFIRE NIGHT MUG • You might be asking, ‘Is this a generous mug or a bowl’? Well, it’s both. Something to hold your chilli con carne or mulled wine as you stand around the bonfire!
THE GREAT BRITISH CRAFT FAIR • The owner of the British Craft Trade Fair, Kerrison Exhibitions, is delighted to announce the launch of the Great British Craft Fair, a new series of events that will open their doors for the first time ahead of Christmas 2021
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FLYING BATS • This quick and easy project is something simple for children to make as a spooky decoration to hang on the wall or in the window for Halloween
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SURFACE DECORATION SIMPLE SGRAFFITO • Sgraffito is an exciting way of decorating a ceramic surface that involves drawing through coloured slip or underglaze to expose the clay beneath. The technique at its simplest is a line drawing, but more effects can be achieved with the addition of background detail – how much or how little surface elaboration is applied is down to the vision of the maker and the effects they want to achieve.
TRIAXIAL GLAZE BLEND CHAOS • After accidentally replicating an inspirational pot because my glazes were too like the original, I decided to play with the colourants to come up with something different