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Stamford Pottery Market
Midlands Potters Association
Sheffield Ceramics Festival
THROWN LIGHT CLUSTER • These lovely cluster lights look fab as a feature in a living room or lighting a hallway, where they can hang at a longer length
LINDA BLOOMFIELD GLAZE BASICS: MAKING AND APPLYING A BATCH OF GLAZE • In the last issue I explained how to analyse your glaze test results and adjust the glaze or correct any defects. This month I will cover how to make and apply a larger batch of glaze
STYLISED TREE SCULPTURE • This project is loosely based on the wonderful ceramics of Rain Harris, whose work is inspired by the common flora of hedgerows and wild spaces. Our interpretation is more akin to topiary tree forms and was laughingly dubbed ‘The Bean tree’ by Phil as he photographed the making process
CUT RIM BOWL • Here’s a lively project to brighten up the miserable last weeks of winter. Your bowl doesn’t need to be as bold in colour as the one here, but it never hurts to go a bit wild at times!
KURINUKI VASE • Kurinuki is the traditional Japanese method of handbuilding and literally means ‘carving out’. It’s not a difficult way to work but requires an eye for balance of form, so bearing this in mind, now is probably the time to talk about the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi Sabi because this project embodies it perfectly. Read more on this at the end of the project
THE GREAT POTTERY THROW DOWN • We catch up with the leavers from weeks 6-9 to learn more about them and their experiences on the show
FEMALE FIGURE – PART 2 • In part two of this project, we complete the female figure constructed in issue 60, with a combination of oxide wash and underglaze colour
FEATHERING • The use of slip as a decorating medium for clay dates back millennia, with examples of the feathering technique being among the earliest – some dated to 5,000 years old. The technique hasn’t changed, and there’s something amazing in the knowledge that it’s still used today –a wonderful sense of continuum
MY CLAY SHAME • All potters have kitchen cabinets full of beautiful handmade tableware, right? Wrong
COURSES • Do you run a course that you’d like to see here? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for free inclusion in our listing