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THROWN COFFEE MUG AND FILTER • The intoxicating aroma of freshly made coffee can be enough to sell a house. It is undoubtedly a sensory drink in more ways than one, and there’s nothing quite like it to get us going in the mornings, so try making this cup and filter set so that you can have the pleasure of all that coffee has to offer, every day, in your own home
LINDA BLOOMFIELD GLAZE BASICS: DIPPING OR BRUSH-ON GLAZES?
MAKING A HUMP AND PRESS MOULD • Moulds are incredibly versatile bits of kit for a potter because you can create so many forms from one simple shape, and the two we make here are among the most useful
SMALL ESPRESSO CUP • This is the perfect little cup for a strong, espresso-style coffee. It’s quick and easy to make, and the simple textured surface decoration looks great highlighted by a coloured transparent glaze
DISCUS VASE • Who says a vase has to be tall and cylindrical? Practitioners of Ikebana, the Japanese style of minimalist flower arranging see the vessel as an extension of the whole display –a balanced aesthetic of line and form. So try making this simple form to display your flowers in a different way
A NEW DAWN FOR CER AMICS • Paul Bailey went to experience what must be the highlight of the year
QUERDA SECA WAX RESIST TECHNIQUE • Querda Seca means ‘dry cord’ in Spanish and is an ancient technique for creating line decoration on a ceramic surface using a mixture of wax emulsion and a colourant, to keep the glaze colours separated. It’s a technique that adds wonderfully graphic definition to drawings but does take some practice to perfect
Confessions of a novice • These pigs have survived dodgy reclaim, questionable throwing, poorly sized openings and a huge kiln explosion. I think they might be indestructible!