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ClayCraft #46

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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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
winner's kiln installed

Stef Baxter, the winner of our Northern Kilns competition, has now had his Little Chief installed. Delighted with his win, Stef told us more about himself. I first began doing pottery in 1986 at Cardonald College, Glasgow, at HND level. It was a fantastic course with superb and inspirational teachers. The course didn't just teach us; it trained us in great detail about pottery and ceramics. The course lead on to an HNC where we grew to understand how and why kilns worked, clay, glaze, form, and aesthetics too. "I volunteered in a nearby pottery workshop for a few years and began teaching night classes at the college while working 'normal' jobs during the day. Pottery continued to be a constant with me for a few short years until I was o. ered…

1 min
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2 min
me and my pot

Clay type: Stoneware Firing temp: 1250°C Build technique: I first build a normal complete slab pot, then I cut it into sections, then rebuild the pot again, twisting and rearranging to make new forms. This involves filling new gaps that have appeared and compensating for new loading points. It is all a bit freestyle because when you dismember a perfectly good pot, it has no structural integrity. It’s all over the place. Then I endeavour to stop it from collapsing: often I have to use scaffolding while it dries. A couple of them have needed nooses hung from a lamp to stop gravity taking over! Amazingly they go through the kiln firing and stay strong and complete. Decoration process: I use a variety of liquid pot glazes. They include Fire Engine Red, Royal Blue,…

1 min
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(UK ONLY) PLEASE SEND COMPLETED FORM TO: FREEPOST KELSEY MEDIA Terms & conditions: Offer available to new UK subscribers Only. You will pay £27.60 every 6 months saving 20%. For overseas subscriptions please visit shop.kelsey.o.uk/CRA Savings are based on the standard cover price of £5.75. Book is subject to availability. Offer ends 31st December 2020. Your subscription will start with the next available issue and you will receive 12 issues in a year. Prices correct at time of print and subject to change. Data protection: We take great care in handling your personal details and these will only ever be used as set out in our privacy policy which can be viewed at shop.kelsey.co.uk/privacy-policy. You may unsubscribe at any time. Join us for step-by-step makes, tips and inspiration. Inside every issue of ClayCraft you’ll…

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back issues

ISSUE 36 • Thrown simple plate • Handbuilt-plate formers • Bird wall plaque • Pinched dish trio • Foot rings Pt 1 • Spotlight on Botz ISSUE 37 • Thrown salt and pepper shakers • Hand-built birds salt & pepper set • Hanging bells • Foot rings ISSUE 38 • Throwing large • Adding a thrown foot ring • Mould, cast Majolica mug • Wetheriggs Pottery • Carolyn Tripp ISSUE 39 • Thrown cut-rimmed bowl • Cutlery and utensil handles • Hollow-rimmed dish • Floral jug • Rich Miller on tiles ISSUE 40 • Egg cups off the hump • Throwing mixed clays • Slip-decorated slab plates • Leach 100 • Corona vase • Sarah Monk ISSUE 41 • Mugs thrown five ways • Glaze test panel • Bisque plate mould • Thrown cylinder vase • Reader's mini salt kiln • US vs UK glaze ingredients ISSUE 42 Thrown salt pig • Lidded jam pots • Plates from bisque former • Firing guide pt 2 • Garden cone sculptures • Mugs for the NHS ISSUE…

3 min
changing times

With the traditional workflow of ceramic makers severely damaged by the pandemic, many have looked to other income streams and the continued development of their work. One of these is Wendy Kershaw from Scotland. Every two years she has been invited to run a course on how to illustrate on ceramics at the International Ceramics Studio (ICS), Kecskemét, Hungary. That all came to an end this year with the lockdown. Forced to pivot, the ICS was reborn as an international online course, with the advantage that Wendy would be able to run her course from home. Wendy explained: “The ICS course organiser, Steve Mattison, came up with the idea of running it online with me and the European students. We were all unsure whether a ceramics course would work online but were…