Want to learn how to make your very own miniature Disney princess figurines? Let's get crafty!
Water-based Varathane isn't just for wood floors anymore. Most crafters use it as an effective, durable polymer clay glaze too.
Having covered how to hand-build and glaze pottery and ceramics, its now time to look at how to fire pottery and ceramic using a kiln. A kiln in pottery is an oven for hardening by fire ceramic figures. A good kiln should be able to fire ceramics up...
I will utilize this article on only one technique - pulling/making handles. Like all others it is fairly easy and fun BUT requires practice to attain consistency.
Maya artists produced world-class pottery. To make their pottery, the ancient Maya used clay from the riverbeds. They strengthened it by adding calcite, quartz, or volcanic ash.
A tutorial on how to make adorably sweet little clay people with Polymer clay.
Sometimes there are simple things you can do to a redundant item lying in your house. The result? A boost in your overall confidence and the act of creating value out of nothing!
In summary, my thoughts go to the clay and how it can be handled, formed, and manipulated to create a work of art. I treasure the time that I spent learning the art form, and the teachers that shared their experiences with me. I long for the clay to squeeze between my hands that I might once more...
This is Part 2 on a series of articles that addresses the basics to throw on a wheel. This article will deal with trimming. This step, as all the others, is fun.