How to Make Pottery Clay Fire

How To : Throw a clay pottery fruit bowl

To throw a clay pottery fruit bowl, place a lump of clay on the potter's wheel and wet it with water. Use the foot pedals to spin the wheel while shaping the clay with your hands. Draw the clay up and then use your thumbs to create an indentation in the center of the clay. App ...more

How To : Wedge and knead a piece of clay for pottery making

Wedging and kneading is essential before throwing clay on a pottery wheel, or shaping by hand, in order to get rid of air bubbles that may cause the pottery to explode while firing in the kiln. There are many different techniques to wedge and knead, but this video ceramic desi ...more

How To : Square a ceramic clay pot before firing

Use a piece of wood to act as a bat to square off shapes when soft leather hard, evening them up more as the clay hardens. This ensures a smooth and professional finish on a clay pottery project. Watch this video pottery-making tutorial and learn how to square a clay pot befor ...more

How To : Make pottery clay

Learn how to make pottery clay for ceramics by either mixing the clay or digging it out of the ground in this free ceramics video tutorial. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make pottery clay. Make pottery clay - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Make po ...more

How To : Build a slab for clay pottery

Clay pottery is a fun and creative art form that can be done with slabs of clay and not only on a spinning wheel. This free video clip series will show you several tips on how to construct vases of all different shapes and open a world of design ideas for you. Part 1 of 30 - H ...more

How To : Make a clay pottery salsa bowl

Making pottery bowls with clay is a fun and creative art project that can be done with a potter's wheel and a few basic tools. Learn how to make a clay pottery salsa bowl in this free pottery lesson video from a ceramics artist and sculptor. Part 1 of 21 - How to Make a clay p ...more

How To : Make a clay pottery pitcher

Making pottery pitchers with clay is a fun and creative art project that can be done with a potter's wheel and a few basic tools. Learn how to make a clay pottery pitcher in this free pottery lesson video from a ceramics artist and sculptor. Part 1 of 16 - How to Make a clay p ...more

How To : Learn clay pottery slump & torque techniques

Clay pottery is a fun and creative art form that can be done with slabs of clay and not only on a spinning wheel. This free video clip series will show you several tips on how to use clump and torque techniques to construct clay models and open a world of design ideas for you. ...more

How To : Pierce carve a clay pottery bowl

Ingleton Pottery demonstrates how to pierce carve a clay pottery bowl. First, form your bowl on a potter's wheel. Then take a blade to the undried clay bowl and score your design into the bowl using the piercing technique. Gently press out the design so that the clay is remove ...more

How To : Throw a giant clay pottery novelty goblet

IngletonPottery demonstrates how to create a giant clay pottery novelty goblet in less than eight minutes in this video. The goblet can be used as a decorative piece or it can be used to drink from. The choices are endless for this giant piece of art. The giant goblet begins a ...more

How To : Decorate raw clay pottery with white slip

In this video pottery-making tutorial, Simon uses a white slip made from half china clay and half stoneware clay. Slip is an alternative to glaze for finishing a potted project. Simon also demonstrates an easy project to make a paint brush holder that will keep tools in place ...more

How To : Torch fire precious metal clay

People who work in PMC all the time should really have a kiln, but for folks who want to give it a try, the ability of PMC3 to be torch fired is a huge advantage. This video is only a minute or two long, and it's practically a real-time demonstration on how to torch fire Preci ...more

How To : Make a large clay pot on the pottery wheel

Large clay pots can be difficult to throw on the pottery wheel. Learn how to make a large clay pot on the pottery wheel using techniques in this free ceramics video series. Part 1 of 25 - How to Make a large clay pot on the pottery wheel. Make a large clay pot on the pottery w ...more

How To : Throw a clay churn on a pottery wheel

Stephen Hawks, resident potter in Westville, Georgia demonstrates how to throw a churn on a foot-wheel in two joined pieces. This fully functional clay churn can be used to make butter. Learn how to throw clay onto a foot-wheel pottery wheel to shape a butter churn by watching ...more

How To : Throw a large clay vase on a pottery wheel

This video pottery-making tutorial demonstrates the entire process of a large clay vase. Watch as this ceramic clay vase takes shape from the interplay between the skilled and nimble fingers of the craftsmen, the lump of clay, and the potter's wheel. The finished product is tr ...more

How To : Throw a clay bowl on the pottery wheel

Throwing bowls on the pottery wheel is one of the most common wheel throwing forms. Learn about throwing bowls on the potter's wheel in this free ceramics video on wheel throwing techniques. Throw a clay bowl on the pottery wheel - Part 1 of 16. Click through to watch this vid ...more

How To : Throw and facet a clay bowl on a pottery wheel

This video pottery tutorial shows how to throw and facet a clay bowl on a pottery wheel. Demonstrating potter, Simon Leach, shows the entire process for making a low bowl, beginning with kneading the clay on the wheel, to sculpting the bowl by hand, and ending with faceting th ...more

How To : Wedge clay before throwing on a pottery wheel

This video pottery making tutorial demonstrates wedging clay before throwing it on the potters wheel. This is really important because it eliminates air bubbles in your clay while throwing. Learn how to wedge clay for ceramic pottery by watching this instructional video.

How To : Throw clay mortar and pestles on a pottery wheel

A mortar and pestle is a pair of tools that has been used since antiquity for grinding spices. This tutorial shows you how to turn some raw clay into a ceramic mortar and pestle on a pottery wheel. Make sure to glaze it using non-toxic glaze! Part 1 of 3 - How to Throw clay mo ...more

How To : Reuse clay scrap

This video pottery making tutorial shows how to go about reusing trimmings and slop from the clay forming process. Once clay has been fired, it can't be made workable clay again, but slip and clay trimmings can. Learn how to reuse clay scarp by watching this instructional tuto ...more

How To : Make a simple clay and ash glaze

This method of making glaze utilizes environmental supplies. That way there's no need to rely on a clay supply store, so it's great to save money or time if it's a distance to the nearest supplier. Watch this video pottery tutorial and learn how to make a simple ceramic glaze ...more

How To : Throw a curvy bowl for raku

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to throw a curvy bowl for raku firing using clay and your pottery wheel. This helpful how-to video is best for intermediate potters with some experience using the wheel. This instructional video will allow you to quickly and easi ...more

How To : Make pottery

In this art video series, learn how to make wheel thrown clay pottery. Our expert will give you step-by-step instructions to make your own pottery, including basic wheel techniques like mounting the clay, shaping it and creating the opening, an explanation of the greenware and ...more

How To : Making a clay queso warmer

Clay pottery is a fun and creative art form that can be done with slabs of clay and not only on a spinning wheel. This free video clip series will show you several tips on how to construct a clay queso warmer and open a world of design ideas for you. Part 1 of 14 - How to Maki ...more

How To : Make a large soup bowl

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to throw a large soup bowl using 2.5 pounds of clay and a pottery wheel. The detailed instructions in this helpful how-to video will allow intermediate potters to easily make large soup bowls.

How To : Pull tall cylinders

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to pull tall cylinders out of clay using your pottery wheel. This how-to video is not for beginners, but it features detailed instructions and explanations. You'll be throwing and pulling tall cylinders for vases and other types ...more

How To : Make a ceramic pinch mask

Check out these great videos to learn how to make a ceramic pinch mask. The second eye is made by using porcelain for the white of the eye and black-mountain for the pupil. The head itself is Maya red clay. They are all high-fire cone 10 clay. All the parts are plastic clay, f ...more

How To : Make handles

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to make handles out of clay for other pieces of pottery. The detailed instructions in this helpful how-to video are easy enough for beginners to follow, and there is no pottery wheel necessary to make these handles.

How To : Make a clay birdhouse

Learn how to make a clay birdhouse on the pottery wheel in this free ceramics video series. Part 1 of 14 - How to Make a clay birdhouse. Make a clay birdhouse - Part 2 of 14. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Make a clay birdhouse - Part 3 of 14. Click thr ...more

How To : Soak and slake down dried clay with Simon Leach

When your clay is too tough and not malleable beneath your fingertips, you've got trouble. Pottery, after all, requires smoothe and flexible clay that can be molded into any shape you desire. Fix this consistency problem by watching this tutorial by Simon Leach. Leach will sh ...more

How To : Make Clay Sculptures

In this ceramics video series, learn how to make terracotta clay sculptures from ceramics art expert Chitrotpola Mukherjee. Chitrotpola will teach you all about making clay sculptures including how to make multiple clay molds using dies, how to bake clay before glazing, how t ...more

How To : Throw a simple small flattened pottery salt holder

This video demonstrates how to throw a simple clay pot: a flattened salt holder. In order to throw this simple clay pottery piece, you will need: clay, a pottery wheel, and water. Begin by placing a small amount of clay on a wheel. While it is spinning moisten the clay. Force ...more

How To : Throw a wavy edged pottery bowl

This video illustrates the method of throwing a wavy edged pottery bowl. This process comprises of the following stepsStep 1This process needs clay, pottery wheel and water in a bowl.Step 2Place the clay on the moving wheel.Step 3Now give the clay a desired shape with the help ...more

How To : Transfer printer toner to your ceramic work

Printer toner has enough iron oxide in it to allow ceramic artists to transfer the images onto unfired clay. Then, when you fire the clay, the image will be transfered onto the piece, without having to deal with extra painting or glazing.

How To : Make a clay pie pan

Clay pottery is a fun and creative art form that can be done with slabs of clay and not only on a spinning wheel. This free video clip series will show you several tips on how to construct a clay pie pan and open a world of design ideas for you. Part 1 of 6 - How to Make a cla ...more

How To : Make clay mug handles

Clay pottery is a fun and creative art form that can be done with slabs of clay and not only on a spinning wheel. This free video clip series will show you several tips on how to construct clay mug handles and open a world of design ideas for you. Part 1 of 7 - How to Make cla ...more

How To : Make a clay salt cellar

Clay pottery is a fun and creative art form that can be done with slabs of clay and not only on a spinning wheel. This free video clip series will show you several tips on how to construct a clay salt cellar and open a world of design ideas for you. Part 1 of 6 - How to Make a ...more

How To : Make a clay spoon rest

Clay pottery is a fun and creative art form that can be done with slabs of clay and not only on a spinning wheel. This free video clip series will show you several tips on how to construct a spoon rest and open a world of design ideas for you. Part 1 of 7 - How to Make a clay ...more

How To : Glaze pottery

Clay pottery is a fun and creative art form that can be done with slabs of clay and not only on a spinning wheel. This free video clip series will show you several tips on how to glaze pottery and open a world of design ideas for you. Part 1 of 19 - How to Glaze pottery. Glaze ...more

How To : Make a clay goblet

Clay pottery requires patience and detail with every tool you use to hand craft your piece. Learn about clay forming tips that you will need from a pottery expert to create a goblet in this free video clip. Make a clay goblet - Part 1 of 10. Click through to watch this video o ...more

How To : Make a clay luminary

Clay pottery requires patience and detail with every tool you use to hand craft your piece. Learn about clay forming tips that you will need from a pottery expert to create a luminary in this free video clip. Make a clay luminary - Part 1 of 8. Click through to watch this vide ...more

How To : Mix your own clay at home

This video tutorial shows how to mix your own clay body. Covered are the basic types of clay, fluxes, and fillers. When testing clay body mixtures, make 1000 gram batches dry, then add water to that. This way a percentage recipe can be taken and just by moving the decimal poin ...more

How To : Center the clay for wheel throwing ceramics

This instructional video demonstrates how to center a piece of clay on a pottery wheel. Using electric pottery wheels, a steady hand is necessary to prevent the clay from flying off center. It helps to lock one's elbows to control the clay and eventually sculpt a perfectly cen ...more

How To : Make a clay toothbrush holder

Clay pottery is a fun and creative art form that can be done with slabs of clay and not only on a spinning wheel. This free video clip series will show you several tips on how to construct a clay toothbrush holder and open a world of design ideas for you. Part 1 of 9 - How to ...more

How To : Make a clay berry bowl

Clay pottery is a fun and creative art form that can be done with slabs of clay and not only on a spinning wheel. This free video clip series will show you several tips on how to construct a clay berry bowl and open a world of design ideas for you. Part 1 of 9 - How to Make a ...more

How To : Make a clay butter bell

Clay pottery is a fun and creative art form that can be done with slabs of clay and not only on a spinning wheel. This free video clip series will show you several tips on how to construct a clay butter bell and open a world of design ideas for you. Part 1 of 11 - How to Make ...more

How To : Make a clay chicken baker

Clay pottery is a fun and creative art form that can be done with slabs of clay and not only on a spinning wheel. This free video clip series will show you several tips on how to construct a chicken baker warmer and open a world of design ideas for you. Part 1 of 11 - How to M ...more

How To : Make a three part clay vase

Clay pottery is a fun and creative art form that can be done with slabs of clay and not only on a spinning wheel. This free video clip series will show you several tips on how to construct a three part clay vase and open a world of design ideas for you. Part 1 of 7 - How to Ma ...more

How To : Make a clay soap pump

Clay pottery is a fun and creative art form that can be done with slabs of clay and not only on a spinning wheel. This free video clip series will show you several tips on how to construct a soap pump and open a world of design ideas for you. Make a clay soap pump - Part 1 of ...more

How To : Throw a simple terracotta wall hanging vase

In this how-to video, you will learn how to create a simple terracotta clay wall hanging vase with a pottery wheel. Begin by throwing a piece of clay on the pottery wheel. Now, make a circular shape with the clay. Next, widen the shape and then make a bowl shape inside. Now, b ...more

How To : Make a clay planter

Clay pottery is a fun and creative art form that can be done with slabs of clay and not only on a spinning wheel. This free video clip series will show you several tips on how to construct a slab planter and open a world of design ideas for you. Part 1 of 25 - How to Make a cl ...more

How To : Make a clay bowl

Clay pottery is a fun and creative art form that can be done with slabs of clay and not only on a spinning wheel. This free video clip series will show you several tips on how to construct a batter bowl and open a world of design ideas for you. Make a clay bowl - Part 1 of 20. ...more

How To : Make a clay plate set

Clay pottery is a fun and creative art form that can be done with slabs of clay and not only on a spinning wheel. This free video clip series will show you several tips on how to construct matching clay plates and open a world of design ideas for you. Part 1 of 17 - How to Mak ...more

How To : Throw clay on a wheel

Let Charles Fach show you how to prepare and throw clay on a pottery wheel, then watch as he demonstrates simple techniques he uses to create a bowl and cup right in front of your eyes. Part 1 of 2 - How to Throw clay on a wheel. Part 2 of 2 - How to Throw clay on a wheel.

How To : Center a large piece of clay

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn some good ways to center large amounts of clay. The example used in this instructional video is a 15-pound lump of clay. This how-to video will teach you how to easily center larger amounts of clay on your pottery wheel.

How To : Make a large pitcher

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to make a large pitcher or jug out of clay using a pottery wheel. This how-to video contains detailed instructions that are best for intermediate potters. This instructional video will help you make large pitchers and jugs yourse ...more

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