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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TWO-PART BIRD FEEDER • This super two-part feeder makes a lovely feature in the garden, and if you hang it somewhere visible from a window, you will have hours of pleasure watching the birds come and go – and a few pesky squirrels, if my garden is anything to go by!
LINDA BLOOMFIELD • Last month, I covered how to make and fire glaze tests. This month I will explain how to analyse your glaze test results and adjust the glaze or correct any defects
TRINKET BOX • Make this oriental-inspired box to keep your little treasures in. Red and black continue the theme of the orient in the decoration, but other colour combinations would work just as well
MAKER AT WORK: WENDY LAWRENCE • Continuing from our profile of ceramic maker Wendy Lawrence in the last issue, we follow up with a step-by-step guide to her working process
FEMALE FIGURE • The process for making this figure is a slow one because it has to be built in stages, allowing the clay to firm up in between times – it should be the perfect project for those who don’t get long stretches of time to work with their clay
THE GREAT POTTERY THROW DOWN • The Potters of the Week for episodes 1-5, and some snippets from the leavers
GARDEN MONOLITH • This is a somewhat stylised monolith compared to the aged examples we see in stone circles – and, of course, very much smaller in scale. However, covered in magma-like glaze and given time to weather in the garden, it won’t be long before the sculpture looks like something from another time
BUBBLE TECHNIQUE • This is a real playtime technique. Practice on test tiles or old pieces of bisque ware before trying it out on your work
KEITH BRYMER JONES IN THE FLESH! • Delayed for a year due to Covid, a long-awaited Anglian Potters demonstration finally went ahead on January 16th