Potfest 2017

Enjoying the show as usual lots of pots, potters and wonderful characters pausing, praising, picking up, putting down and……..purchasing (hopefully).

Nigerian Coil Pots (Week2)

In this video you can see the coil techniques I demonstrated being implemented by an expert. The whole process is here from shaping and paddling to sourcing the clay and prepping it with grog. You even see the firing which may work better in the African climate where thermal shock from English summer rain is…

Week2

I’ve attached a video here aimed at extending your technique. This video focuses on opening the form and the different throwing pulls you can use. These videos are for your reference and not an indication of where you should be at any stage of the course, as I have said before it will take time…

Kiln?Clay? Do it yourself….

Termite clay? Australian YouTube sensation @primitive_technology “Primitive Technology” has a hobby building things in the wild from scratch- a wattle and daub hut, tiled hut, forge blower, cord drill, and stone adze etc… Here he builds a kiln and pottery using nothing but a rock, stick and basket. Note that I’ve shortened his original 11:29…

Week 1

Welcome to the first week of your ceramics course, I hope you enjoy it and learn a lot over the weeks ahead. During this first session you should have learned about the preparation and wedging methods used by potters. You should also have some understanding of pinching as a method of making pots. I have attached…