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John Britt Pottery: Fundamentals of Wheel Throwing

If you have always wanted to learn how to throw- You’ve come to the right place. “Fundamentals of Wheel Throwing" is an instructional DVD for the beginning potter or the potter who needs specific techniques to improve their basic skills.

John Britt shows you the basics you need to start throwing, and  short cuts perfected by over 30 years of teaching that will rapidly improve your skills. Rather than learning someone else’s style and copying his or her pots you’ll have the skills you need to need to develop your own unique shapes. This video is all you need to experience the magic of throwing.

 
John Britt Pottery: Fundamentals of Wheel Throwing 

DVD, 2 Hours 18 Minutes

Was $49.95
Our Price $19.95

John Britt Pottery: Beyond the Basics

Beyond the Basics teaches multiple ways to form the lip, body and foot of a tumbler, cup, and yunomi (tea bowl). Through a series of exercises, you will learn how to create a unified form reflecting your own aesthetic. I’ll also show and discuss examples from my personal cup collection so you’ll be able to see how other artists integrate these to create a unified whole.

Opening Instructions: Remove credit card jump drive from the plastic. With the title side facing up, press on the hole at the edge. The flap will flip up. Gently insert into your computer’s USB port

 
John Britt Pottery: Beyond the Basics: Tumblers, Cups & Yunomis 

16GB Jump Drive, 2 Hours 14 Minutes - Full HD

Retail $49.95
Our Price $20.88

John Britt Pottery: Beyond the Basics 2 Kurinuki

Beyond the Basics 2: Kurinuki teaches the “hollowing out” method. Rather than forming shapes on the wheel, this video shows show to hand build, facet or sculpt shapes you want in the solid form, and after drying a bit, they are then hollowed out. It is a very direct way to work that is simple and very enjoyable. Anyone can immediately start making things but, as always, to master this form will takes years. The important thing is to have fun and explore new forms!

Opening Instructions: Remove credit card jump drive from the plastic. With the title side facing up, press on the hole at the edge. The flap will flip up. Gently insert into your computer’s USB port

 
John Britt Pottery: Beyond the Basics 2: Kurinuki

8 GB Jump Drive, 1 Hours
6 Minutes - Full HD

Retail $49.95
Our Price $20.88

John Britt Pottery: John Britt Pottery: Fundamentals of Glazing

In this first video, Fundamentals of Glazing: The Basics, John Britt shows various techniques like pouring, dipping, and brushing on glazes.

This video walks you through the basics of glaze application beginning with insuring a consistent bisque, getting your bisque ware ready for glazing, having a well-mixed glaze, the correct glaze thickness (specific gravity) and then the thickness of the glaze on the actual pot. He then walks you through a variety of application techniques – pouring, dipping and brushing on various forms, tumblers, bowls, vases and plates.

If you are a beginner or intermediate potter who struggles with glaze application, this is the video for you.

Opening Instructions: Remove credit card jump drive from the plastic. With the title side facing up, press on the hole at the edge. The flap will flip up. Gently insert into your computer’s USB port

 
John Britt Pottery: Fundamentals of Glazing

14 GB Jump Drive, 1 Hours
34 Minutes - Full HD

Retail $49.95
Our Price $20.88

Out of the Fire Studio Instructional Pottery DVD Volume One of "A Down to Earth Look at How We Make Pottery" is now on sale. A comprehensive introduction to wheel-throwing. Cindy Clarke demonstrates the techniques involved in making pottery: 1.Two methods of wedging clay.  2.What tools are useful. 3.Centering and Opening 4.Throwing four forms; a cylinder, a vase, a bowl, and a plate.5. Trimming the four forms.  Out of the Fire Studio Instructional Pottery 

DVD, 90 minutes

Was $29.95
Now only $19.95

The Clay Teacher 6 DVD Box Set Over 25 of our most popular clay projects in full HD video! A 10 DVD set that enables any teacher to involve their students in the clay working experience. Create hand built sculptures with no special tools, no special clay, and no kiln required. Over 7 hours of instruction.  Each workshop DVD is packaged in its own sleeve with a copy of "Teaching Clay". Ten DVDs total. Designed for schools and libraries to allow all the disks to be used at the same time in multiple locations The Clay Teacher 6 DVD Box Set

 (10) DVD, 7 hours

Was $299.99
Now only $249.95

Quick Takes: PMC Basics 

Quick Takes: PMC Basics consists of 30 short clips, or takes, each addressing a specific aspect of PMC. The key to the concept is a console that displays full navigational options at all times. Using either a DVD player or a computer (Mac or PC), viewers can click through the seven chapters, moving through each short segment with a click.

Quick Takes: PMC Basics 
by Tim McCreight

DVD, 70 minutes

$27.95

Art Is...Ceramics: Throwing Functional Forms

This introduction to throwing functional pottery clearly illustrates how to throw basic forms. This includes a drinking mug, vase, pitcher with handle, and platter, and demonstrates how to trim finished pieces. Close–ups of the techniques and cross–sections of the forms bring the process to life. DVD 37 min. Art Is...Ceramics: Throwing Functional Forms 

DVD 37 minutes

$25.88

Artsmart Glazing and Firing

By popular demand, this program presents basic information on the firing process and glaze chemistry. Electric, gas, and barrel firing are discussed, glaze types are compared, oxidation/reduction defined, and glaze and slip techniques are demonstrated. Includes teacher’s guide. DVD, 28 minutes Artsmart Glazing and Firing

DVD 28 minutes

$25.88

 Artsmart Wheel Thrown Pottery

Potter Gary Roehborn provides a start–to–finish demonstration of wheel throwing, including: trimming, handle attachment, bisquing, glazing, and firing. Examples by numerous potters illustrate the range of possibilities of this technique. Includes a teacher’s guide. DVD, 25 minutes Artsmart Wheel Thrown Pottery  

DVD 25 minutes

$25.88

Art Is...Ceramics: Basic Throwing Skills 

Artist: Alleghany Meadows. This is an excellent introduction to throwing on the wheel and illustrates wedging the clays, centering it on the wheel, and throwing a cylinder. The step–by–step demonstration with cross–sections shown for each stage clearly explains the technique of throwing a cylinder as well as a bowl. DVD 34 minutes Art Is...Ceramics: Basic Throwing Skills 

DVD 34 minutes

$25.88

Art Is...Ceramics Hand building: Slab  Construction 

Artist Mollie Favour shows tools and clays as well as wedging before making slabs by throwing and rolling. A box with lid is constructed and the pieces joined with scoring and slip. Other pieces are created including a vase and bowls draped over forms plus a wall mural. These are decorated and fired in an electric kiln. DVD, 27 min. Art Is...Ceramics Hand building: Slab  Construction

DVD 27 minutes

$25.88

Artsmart Hand Built Pottery 

Three potters are featured in this introduction to hand built pottery techniques, demonstrating coil, hard slab, press molds, and soft slab forming, using stoneware, raku, and porcelain. Numerous examples illustrate the versatility of clay bodies and these basic techniques. Includes a teacher’s guide. DVD, 27 minutes. Artist: Alleghany Meadows. This is an excellent introduction to throwing on the wheel and illustrates wedging the clays, centering it on the wheel, and throwing a cylinder. The step–by–step demonstration with cross–sections shown for each stage clearly explains the technique of throwing a cylinder as well as a bowl. DVD 34 minutes Artsmart Hand Built Pottery  

DVD 34 minutes

$25.88

Artsmart Hand Built Clay Sculpture 

Artist Christine LePage combines the ceramic techniques of hard slab, soft slab, and press molds to create a sculpture, which is then barrel fired. A student sculptor also demonstrates hand building. Includes a teacher’s guide. DVD, 30 minutes Artsmart Hand Built Clay Sculpture 

DVD 30 minutes

$25.88

 Art Is...Ceramics Handbuildg: Pinch/Coil

Artist Mollie Favour explores basic hand building techniques and the video also shows simple tools and clays. Wedging is demonstrated as well as creating a pinch pot and a box with lid made from two joined pinch pots. Making coils and contrusting a coil bowl and a coil coffee cup are shown as well as decorating and firing. DVD 28 minutes. Art Is...Ceramics Handbuildg: Pinch/Coil 

DVD 28 minutes

$25.88

 Dropping in on...Puffer-Ceramics DVD

Puffer the reporter learns about ceramics when he visits his friend Polly who is having a show at her Clay Club. They visit a studio where she demonstrates how clay becomes ceramic art.

Polly continues her demonstrations to introduce other ceramic art processes: slab construction; pinch pots; coil-built pots; wheel-thrown functional pottery, decorative pottery, and non-utilitarian pottery; and shows artists' examples.

Polly also tells Puffer how clay is made in nature and briefly discusses its history. DVD, 30 minutes.


 
Dropping in on...Puffer-Ceramics DVD 

DVD 34 minutes

$25.88

EZ Fuse-Fusing & Slumping Software

EZ Fuse is designed for glass fusing and slumping. It will assist you whether you are a novice or an experienced fuser. For the novice, EZ Fuse will assist you greatly in understanding and learning how to use your kiln. For the experienced Glass Artist, EZ Fuse finally gives you a great way to enter your personal firings and keep them organized. EZ Fuse-Fusing & Slumping Software

Requires Windows 98, 2000, NT or XP

$29.95

Loading the Kiln DVD

Learn loading tips to help you get the most from your firings.
-selecting kiln furniture
-placement of ware
-using stilts
-how many posts to use
-stacking of ware
-spacing of ware
-pre-planning your loading
-loading for the best heat distribution and air circulation

Loading the Kiln

DVD, 28 minutes

$20.00

Robert Piepenburg - Smoke Firing DVD 25 minute: DVD:
Presents the groundwork for beginning practitioners of simple, primitive fired clay by presenting the basic procedures and follow-through of the wood firing of several works, of various shapes, in a reclaimed oil drum.
 

Robert Piepenburg - Smoke Firing

DVD, 25 minutes

$24.95

Robert Piepenburg - Beginning WheelThrowing DVD 53 minute: DVD:
This is a step-by-step video reference guide to learning how to work on the potter's wheel. Visual close-ups of techniques, detailing precise hand and tool positions, provides an invaluable supplement to "hands-on" learning. It helps viewers to understand wedging, centering, opening, raising the wall, shaping from the cylindrical form, throwing open and close shapes, trimming right side up, use of throwing ribs and a whole array of other significant fundamentals that enable them to advance their skills in one of the world's oldest yet most contemporary art forming processes.
 

Robert Piepenburg - Beginning WheelThrowing

DVD, 53 minutes

$24.95

Robert Piepenburg - Raku Firing and Reduction DVD
With a seasoned awareness, Robert Piepenburg explains the theory and technical aspects behind the sequence of events employed to achieve the glossy richness of a white crackle glaze and to effectively realize the full color spectrum of a copper matte surface patina. This raku DVD is equally rich in primary source material and visual detail. It profiles the firing of two kiln loads of work to demonstrate how various forms might best be reduced after they leaver the kiln. It contains coverage of raku kiln loading and unloading, lighting the burner, preparation of combustibles and the stimulating impact of the smoking applications on the finished pieces..
 

Robert Piepenburg - Raku Firing and Reduction

DVD, 30 minutes

$24.95

Robert Piepenburg - A Visit with the Artist DVD 28 minute: DVD:
With warm and candor, this DVD focuses on the human dimensions of Robert Piepenburg the artist. It gives a personal viewpoint of the artist and his creative process.
 

Robert Piepenburg - A Visit with the Artist

DVD, 28 minutes

$24.95

Robert Piepenburg - Beginning Handbuilding DVD 56 minute: DVD
This step by step video reference guide to learning how to work by hand building clay body pieces. Demonstrations are given of various techniques and pieces.
 

Robert Piepenburg - Beginning Handbuilding

DVD, 56 minutes

$24.95

Wheel Throwing with Nan Rothwell DVD
Runtime: 2 hours 32 minutes — 2 discs.

Watching a great potter is one of the best ways to improve your throwing. With Nan Rothwell, you get the consummate teacher—knowledgeable, talented, and thorough. No matter what your skill level, you’re sure to pick up a lot of great techniques as she demonstrates everything from simple forms to complex projects.

Discover tips that will help you make better, taller and more consistent forms. And when you follow her step-by-step instructions for making various creative projects, you’ll soon find yourself at a whole new level and ready to explore your own ideas.
 

Wheel Throwing with Nan Rothwell
 

DVD: 2 hours 32 minutes — 2 discs.

$49.88

Integrating Form & Surface with Porcelain DVD
Runtime: 2 hours and 45 minutes – 2 Discs.

In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, Lorna Meaden presents her techniques for elegant wheel-thrown pottery that is equally utilitarian and decorative. By carefully considering every detail, Lorna demonstrates how to successfully integrate surface decoration with a form to make a cohesive whole. In this DVD, you’ll enjoy her demonstrations of creating a range of forms, tips for working with porcelain, and the details of her signature decorating technique.
 

Integrating Form & Surface with Porcelain
 

DVD: 2 hours and 45 minutes – 2 Discs.

$49.88

Glazing and Decorating Pottery with Nan Rothwell DVD
Runtime: 2 hours and 32 minutes.

In this Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video, Nan Rothwell demonstrates the basics of glazing and decorating pots. In step-by-step demonstrations, Nan applies glaze by dipping, pouring, and spraying, and then shows a series of simple decorative techniques including tape and wax resist, under- and overglaze patterning, and brushwork. She also looks at a range of pots made by others, discussing the visual decisions each potter made and how they affected the form and design of the piece. Nan also includes material on mixing glazes and a brief appendix on glaze chemistry. Watching this DVD, you’ll learn multiple specific tips for glazing, plus you will gain a larger vocabulary for the elements of design that come into play every time you sit down to glaze your work.
 

Glazing and Decorating Pottery with Nan Rothwell

 

DVD:  2 hours and 32 minutes

$49.88

Understanding Glazes: How to Test, Tweak, & Perfect your Glazes In this all-new Ceramic Arts Daily Presents two-disc DVD, John Britt lets you tap into his encyclopedic knowledge of ceramic glazes to build your own understanding of this complex topic. Starting with glaze testing—because testing is key to understanding raw materials and ceramic processes—John explains various testing methods that will help you get great results quickly. On disc two, John geeks out on materials, diving into the three basic components of a glaze—fluxes, glass formers, and refractories—and how various ceramic materials fit into those categories and work together to produce myriad outcomes. With this video, you’ll be able to deepen your understanding of glaze chemistry and improve your glazes at your own pace.  Understanding Glazes: How to Test, Tweak, & Perfect your Glazes

DVD: 2 hours 15 minutes- 2 discs

$49.88

Slabs, Templates, Texture, & Terra Sigillata DVD Jeremy Randall presents the hand building and decorating processes he uses to create his vibrant architecturally-inspired vessels. Jeremy uses textures and asymmetry to reference aging industrial and agricultural structures. He explains his tar paper template system, including a bonus feature on using tar paper templates to sketch in three dimensions, which allows a bit of control in form, but also leaves room for alteration. Through a series of projects, you’ll gain a mastery of a textured slab technique and decorating style that you can incorporate into your own work or expand on in your own way. Slabs, Templates, Texture, & Terra Sigillata

DVD: 3 hours- 2 discs

$23.95

 

Lively Forms and Expressive Surfaces DVD
Runtime: 3 hours — 2 discs.

Mark Peters is a potter, but not your ordinary potter. He makes wheel-thrown functional pottery, and a lot of it is altered or assembled off the wheel. Each pot is organic and loose in form, while bold and defined in structure. You’ll find the fresh approach to throwing and decorating demonstrated in this DVD to be absolutely refreshing.
 

Lively Forms and Expressive Surfaces
 

DVD:  3 hours — 2 discs.

$49.88

Creating Curves with Clay with Martha Grover DVD
Runtime: 3 hours — 2 discs.

In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, Martha Grover demonstrates how she creates her signature curvy forms from wheel thrown and hand built parts. She begins by explaining the four basic components of each of her pieces then combines those components in different ways to create six examples of her elegant forms (plus a bonus project!). In addition, Martha explains her meticulous glazing process. Though she is enamored with the soft, seductive nature of porcelain, Martha’s techniques can be easily adapted to any working style or clay.
 

Creating Curves with Clay with Martha Grover

 

DVD: 3 hours — 2 discs.

$49.88

Pieces and Patterns DVD
Runtime: 2 hours — 2 discs.

Complex Forms from Handbuilt and Wheel Thrown Parts with Deborah Schwartzkopf

In this DVD, Deborah Schwartzkopf presents functional vessels made using a variety of construction techniques. She offers many different examples of working with clay that will enrich your skills whether you’re a handbuilder or thrower. She describes and demonstrates the construction methods for making non-round, expressive shapes in clay by altering thrown forms and using patterned and molded slabs. By laying aside your preconceived notions of what a mug or bowl or any form usually looks like, you’ll be able to embrace the unknown and come up with new and compelling forms.
 

Pieces and Patterns
 

DVD: 2 hours — 2 discs.

$37.88

Get a Handle On It DVD
Runtime: 57 minutes

We spend a lot of time learning how to throw and handbuild forms — cups, mugs, vases, even casseroles. But if it needs a handle, we can turn a decent form into a disaster! Well-designed and executed handles make ordinary pots look great, and they’re not that difficult—it just takes a some practice. Expert potter Tony Clennell tackles the many aspects of creating handles in this DVD. With his easy-to-follow demonstrations and helpful pointers, you’ll be on your way to stellar handles in no time.
 

Get a Handle On It
 

DVD: 57 minutes

$24.88

Rushing Waters Studio DVD Videos
Rushing Waters Studio DVD Videos Rushing Waters Studio has teamed up with artists such as Tom Turner, Steven Hill, Scott Semple and Robin Hopper to create high quality ceramic instructional DVD videos.

Getting Started with Clay Video Series

Getting Started with Clay

Graham Sheehan introduces beginning potters to low-tech approaches to clay arts. After digging and preparing local clay, he demonstrates modeling and slab techniques for making simple hand-built forms. He then shows how to build a small wood-fired kiln, using re-cycled bricks, in a matter of hours.

Getting Started with Clay

$39.95

Beginning to Throw on the Potter's Wheel

Robin Hopper demonstrates the throwing techniques he has developed during his forty-year award-winning career. This comprehensive introduction to throwing on the potter's wheel features wedging, centering, the throwing of basic forms, and trimming. Robin presents throwing exercises that help students to master the throwing process.

Beginning to Throw on the Potter's Wheel

$39.95

Beginning Handbuilding

 Graham Sheehan introduces potters to basic handbuilding techniques. He shows modeling, coil, and slab building methods using five different projects of increasing complexity. The video provides details about how clay should be prepared, how it can be joined to another piece and how glazes can be used to decorate forms. The program concludes with finished pieces fired in an electric kiln.

Beginning Handbuilding

$39.95

Beginning to Glaze and Fire

Graham Sheehan shows beginning potters how to complete their pots once they have reached the leather-hard stage. The program demonstrates the use of electric kilns for successful bisque and glaze firings. Topics include kiln selection and operation; slip decoration; bisque loading and firing; use of cones; waxing; glaze mixing and application; glaze loading and firing.

Beginning to Glaze and Fire

$39.95

Beginning Raku

Gordon Hutchens introduces beginning potters to basic raku techniques. He makes several pots which are bisque-fired, then decorated using methods that take advantage of the unique characteristics of raku. After preparing his pots, Gordon shows how to make a simple kiln from a 55 gallon drum. He fires the pots demonstrating how to achieve the distinctive raku effects.

Beginning Raku

$39.95

Entire Set

A five program series designed for beginning potters and teachers of clay arts. The series features artists Robin Hopper, Gordon Hutchens and Graham Sheehan. Each program is designed to stand alone, yet as a series the five programs provide a comprehensive introduction to clay arts.

Entire Set

DVDs, 300 minutes

$189.95

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