Ceramic-pots

How To : Decorate ceramic pots

Raku pottery artist Simon Leach feels that while most people who work with ceramics are taught how to make them, very few are taught how to decorate them. Simon will show you how to draw inspiration from your ceramic pots that will lead you to the perfect decorations. He shows ...more

How To : Draw ceramic pots

The video is without voice. It describes abstract art. First a swirl of rings is formed which indicates potter's wheel. Four big pots of different styles are formed of which one has handles. Two earthen small shaped vessels with pointed tip is formed and also there is one very ...more

How To : Trim a tall ceramic pot

Watch this instructional ceramics video to learn how to trim a tall pot on the pottery wheel. First, wet the rim of the pot and stick the pot upside-down to the bat. make sure that the pot of centered on the wheel. It's good to turn the turn the wheel slowly when trimming, to ...more

How To : Prepare Raku ceramics for glazing

Simon Leach from Simon Leach Ceramics provides some great workshop footage on preparing to glaze Raku ceramic pots. This tutorial video provides answers on the beauty and function of Raku pots, as well as some great ideas for home decoration. Simon walks you through the proces ...more

How To : Clean off ceramic pots before firing them

In this video, we learn how to clean off ceramic pots before firing them. First, take a knife to clean off any bits that need to be removed to make the pots completely smooth. After this, dip the top of the pot into glaze and let it dry on a flat surface. For the base, hold wi ...more

How To : Decorate your ceramic pot art

In this video, potter Simon Leach offers tips on how he decorates the ceramic pots that he has made. This video offers some great suggestions on decorating pottery that you have made, or have purchased unfinished. This video does not teach any specific decorating techniques, b ...more

How To : Trim a ceramic pot on a wheel

English pottery instructor Simon Leach has stepped out onto his lovely deck to teach us how to trim our ceramic pots on the wheel. His example piece is small cup or pot that begins the video as plain as vanilla and ends it as a wonderfully detailed piece after only 10 minutes ...more

How To : Decorate ceramics with a torch

Try using a blowtorch to dry the outer portion of a ceramic pot. While the clay is still on the pottery wheel, cut light marks into the outer wall of the pot. Dry the outermost layer of wet clay with a blowtorch. When you continue to stretch and form the wet clay on the wheel, ...more

How To : Make Short Ribs with Hubert Keller

Ingredients ½ cup unbleached, all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2–2½ pounds short ribs 1 tablespoon vegetable oil ½ pound onions, peeled and cut into ½-inch dice ½ pound carrots, peeled and halved lengthwise ½ pound new red potatoes, sk ...more

How To : Throw a tiered bowl with Simon Leach

This instructional ceramics video will show you how to throw a large tiered bowl with expert, Simon Leach. Leach provides some of the delicate visuals needed to throw a large clay bowl. It is important to keep the clay evenly moist as you add the tiers. You may have to go back ...more

How To : Make Penne Lasagna with Hubert Keller

This penne lasagna dish, prepared and cooked by Chef Hubert Keller, is easy to make the night before and is sure to please everyone with its rich, Italian flavors. Ingredients ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan 8 ounces part-skim ricotta ½ pound part-skim mozzarella, shredded, ½ c ...more

How To : Trim a pot

In this video, we learn how to trim a pot. First, you will want to get your pot wet and place it onto a ceramic bowl shaper. Start to spin the bowl and get it wet as you use a sharp tool to remove the trim from around the pot. Continue to do this until all of the trim you want ...more

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