ClayCraft #48

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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handmade in britain

The Interactive Virtual Craft Fair Tuesday 23 - Sunday 28 March 2021 Handmade in Britain is delighted to announce the second edition of its Interactive Virtual Craft Fair, which takes place towards the end of March. Sharing the month with International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day, this new edition will focus on supporting and celebrating women in craft, as well as makers from BAME communities. The organisation is keen to reflect the full range of backgrounds and perspectives found in contemporary Britain. It has made a conscious decision to do its part in creating a more diverse and inclusive craft and design community. The second edition of its virtual craft fair marks the start of this journey and will feature craft workshops, alongside a full programme of live talks and demonstrations. In…

7 minutos
leaping hare sculpture

DIFFICULTY RATING You will need: Paper clay A short length of dowel Wooden modelling tools Foam support blocks Underglaze colours & transparent glaze to decorate Before you begin: Make some paper clay slip by drying out a few small slabs first, then reconstituting them in warm water. When the clay has slaked down, mix it thoroughly to a creamlike consistency and store it in a lidded container. You will notice that we haven’t given any weights of clay, and only rough measurements – this is so you can choose what size to make your sculpture. Note that although you could considerably increase the size from the one shown, the body would need internal support if it was really big, and the supporting rock would need to be sized up accordingly to support the greater…

5 minutos
cylinder vase

DIFFICULTY RATING You will need: Tube former – a short length of plastic drainpipe works well Newspaper Red earthenware clay Rolling pin, plastic sheet, 5mm max roller guides Ribs A brayer (not essential but useful) 3 coloured slips Sgrato tool Slip-trailing bulb Pale coloured transparent glaze Roll your former tube in newspaper and secure it in place by stuffng the excess into the ends. Prepare a large block of clay – it should be large enough to wrap around your former at a height of approximately 20cm, so estimate accordingly Working on the sheet of plastic, reduce the bulk of the clay by beating it with the side of your rolling pin. Work in measured, even strokes from one side of the clay to the other, to avoid making deep grooves in the surface. Roll…

2 minutos
the claycraft challenge

Lindsay Hall: My cheese dome and pickle pots from episode 1. They all have the little hollow birds as handles, which I made using the instructions from ClayCraft in one of the early magazines. Lindsay Hall’s building from episode 2. Mo Schofield Currently drying out, my cheese dome, pickle jars from episode one, with the fondue pan sneaking into the background. I chose to put the knob on the side. I love the idea of cats, especially three, as I returned from living six years in China with my three Shanghai cats, nearly five years ago! Mo Schofield: Like Lee, I too live in Huddersfield, but I chose Victoria Tower at Castle Hill, as it dominates our landscape. There is a legend of a sleeping dragon on Castle Hill, that guards a golden cradle…

4 minutos
linda bloomfield no frit after brexit

Frits are man-made glaze ingredients and the main components of low-temperature earthenware glazes. Since Brexit at the end of 2020, I have had difficulty obtaining calcium borate frit. This is a frit made using the raw ingredient colemanite; a calcium borate mineral containing chemically bound water: 2CaO.3B2O3.5H2O. When fired in a glaze, the water turns into steam and causes the glaze to spit off the pot. For this reason, colemanite is made into a frit, where it is melted in a furnace together with silica. The resulting molten glass is poured into water where it cools and shatters and is then ground into a powder. As it has already been fired, all the water has been driven off, and it melts more readily when mixed in a glaze. Calcium borate frit…

7 minutos
open kitchen bowl

DIFFICULTY RATING You will need: Clay – earthenware or stoneware, colour of choice Throwing equipment – batts, water bowl, sponge, ribs, cutting wire Turning tool Clay weight: 700g (1½ lb) to make a bowl 21cm wide and 8cm high. Before you begin: A reminder when throwing – to save wordy repetition! Always compress the clay at the rim after each lift – pinch the rim gently between your fingers and thumb, at the same time resting the forefinger of your other hand on the rim and applying gentle pressure. You can work directly on the wheel head if you’re confident of lifting the bowl o when finished, otherwise fix a batt to the wheel head – for details visit. Prepare the clay by kneading it well to remove any possible trapped air. Form the clay into…