ClayCraft #44

ClayCraft magazine is a must-have for ceramic enthusiasts, packed with fun and inspirational pottery projects for all levels. A monthly subscription of ClayCraft magazine offers an exciting mix of information and inspiration on the world of ceramics, with practical step-by-step projects, essential clay choice and design tips, as well as interviews with individual pottery makers. Whether you are a beginner to the world of pottery, a student or a professional, ClayCraft magazine is an essential read for makers at any level. Inside every issue, you’ll find advice for pottery novices who are brand new to the world of ceramics, tips for intermediate makers looking to improve their skills and challenging projects for the professional clay makers out there. If you’re looking for a ceramics magazine that combines inspiration and information on the popular world of clay making, then ClayCraft magazine is the perfect read for you.

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4 minutos
porcelain angel decorations

You will need: ◼ Porcelain clay (you can make them in other clays if preferred) ◼ Plastic sheet, rolling pin, roller guides (3mm thick) ◼ Texture sheet – can be lace, blown-vinyl paper or anything else suitable to texture a large surface ◼ Length of dowel to support the angel body ◼ Ribbon and beads DIFFICULTY RATING Copy the outline for the body of the angel shown here or make your own shape from your sketches. Keep the shape simple! Make a template of the body shape in one piece that will fold at the shoulders to form the front and back. Make a template for the wings that is in proportion to the body. Prepare a large block of clay – make it large enough to allow you to make several angels in one go. Working on a sheet of…

10 minutos
meet the potter

Back in March, as the government announced the UK lockdown, many people were left with uncertainty and anxiety never experienced before. For artists and creative people, the lockdown period would present a further opportunity to express themselves through their work. The wider general public would also turn to art and crafts, many of whom were inspired by Grayson Perry’s Art Club show on Channel 4. Cassie shared her story: “I’ve always wanted to start my own ceramic studio where I could get back to creating my own work. “Back in 2017, my husband and I planned a small extension to our family home, and we decided to also build a ceramics studio at the end of the garden – something I had always dreamed of having. “We asked an architect Mike Tuck to…

5 minutos
chun glazes in an electric kiln

Linda Bloomfield is a scientist turned potter. More glaze recipes can be found in her books, Advanced Pottery (2011), Colour in Glazes (A&C Black 2012), The Handbook of Glaze Recipes (Bloomsbury 2014) and Science for Potters (The American Ceramic Society 2017). Her new book Special Effect Glazes, and the second edition of Colour in Glazes are both out now. Linda has recently launched her online glazing course, How Glazes Work, on her website: Chun, or Jun, glazes are pale blue, opalescent Chinese glazes originally made in northern China in the Song Dynasty (960-1279AD). Sometimes they appear purple where they were brushed with copper oxide. The blue colour is an optical effect similar to the one that makes the sky look blue. Tiny calcium-rich bubbles in the glaze cause blue light…

1 minutos
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Join us for step-by-step makes, tips and inspiration. Inside every issue of ClayCraft you’ll find practical handson guides to our projects – throwing and hand-building; Linda Bloomfield’s regular feature on glazes, and Doug Fitch’s diary column. Other features include established potters, suppliers and studios, and you can find local courses in our comprehensive listing. Save money by subscribing today! Editor GREAT REASONS TO GIVE A SUBSCRIPTION • Pay just £27.60 every 6 months • Save 20% off the cover price • Each issue delivered directly to your door • Receive a copy of Pottery for Beginners GET THE DIGITAL EDITION PAY JUST £34.99 FOR 12 ISSUES Download your magazines to your device and carry them with you to read anywhere, anytime. SAVE UP TO 49% SHOP.KELSEY.CO.UK/CRA Available across all devices. Savings based on the usual print cover price. All back issues available for purchase…

3 minutos
in the news

HANDMADE CHELSEA - THE CONTEMPORARY CRAFT AND DESIGN FAIR After an unusual start to the year, Handmade in Britain is pleased to be returning to Chelsea Old Town Hall from Thursday 12 - Sunday 15 November for the 14th edition of its flagship contemporary craft and design fair, Handmade Chelsea. The support and exposure offered to the 100 makers taking part are more crucial than ever before, as is the opportunity for face-to-face contact with established network of collectors, shoppers, press and trade buyers. In response to UK government guidelines, health and safety precautions will be in place to ensure that visitors and exhibitors can enjoy this year's fair feeling safe. Handmade Chelsea will bring together the very best of contemporary craft under one roof, with a few adjustments, such as morning and…

29 minutos

Do you run a course that you’d like to see here? Email for free inclusion in our listing SCOTLAND STEF BAXTER POTTERY Courses: Handbuilding & throwing day class drop-in. Night and weekend classes. 1-1 tuition & Raku classes. Suitable for all levels. Open access coming. Dates: see website Location; Govan, Glasgow CLAY WORKS STUDIO Courses: All levels from beginners to intermediate. Taster courses, general pottery and throwing courses. Open access facility for more advanced makers coming soon Dates: See website Location: Dumfries & Galloway DUNDEE CERAMICS WORKSHOP Courses: Classes for all levels from beginner to intermediate, for individuals and groups. 1-1 tuition available. Open studio access and kiln hire for members Dates: Throughout the year (see website) Location: Dundee FORGAN ARTS CENTRE Courses: All levels and ages catered for in hand building, throwing, Raku, sgraffito and mishima Dates: Various (see website) Location: Newport on Tay, Fife HOLY LOCH…