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Feb
24

How to Get Into Pottery Cheap

Pottery or ceramics is sometimes listed among the more expensive hobbies to get started in. To make modern pottery you need many things… You need to buy materials like Clay Glazes You need different tools like Pottery wheels Bats Slab rollers And you need to fire every pot twice which involves Fees to use someone […]

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Jan
27

Tempering Pottery Clay

Temper is non-plastic material that is added to clay to keep it from cracking when it dries. It is most often sand, ground stone or ground fired ceramics but historically a wide range of materials have been used for temper.

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Nov
13

Clay & Pigment Collecting Expeditions

Come out on a weekend tour to find and collect wild clay and pigment minerals around southeastern Arizona. These are outdoor, socially distanced tours in which you drive your own vehicle. On the second Saturday of every month you can join me as I explore for native clay and minerals in southern Arizona. Each month […]

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Oct
14

Ancient Pottery Challenge

These are the pots that were shown in my video called “10 Coil Pot Ideas From the Ancient Southwest“. In that video I showed these pots as examples of ancient pottery forms that would be challenging to recreate. Please give them a try yourself and afterward take a photo and upload to Instagram with the […]

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Oct
13

Public Pottery Firing Event

Come join us on October 25 at the ancient ruins of Chihuichi for a pottery firing and potters get-together. Many pottery events have been canceled this year in including the Southwest Kiln Conference. So I am opening up the last day of my pottery workshop to the public to come out and fire with us […]

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Jun
25

Primitive Pottery: A Complete Guide for Beginners

Pottery making is a popular hobby for millions of people today which is not surprising because just about everyone has enjoyed playing with mud from the time they were children. What does surprise me is that practicing such an ancient craft is dependent on so much expensive equipment. It seems that the making of primitive […]

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May
05

How to Make a Primitive Kiln at Home

Pottery kilns have been used by people in all parts of the world for thousands of years. By comparison the modern, electric or gas kiln is a rather recent invention, they are nice but expensive to purchase and expensive to operate. A simple primitive kiln such as our ancestors might have used can be made […]

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Nov
08

Take Coil Pottery Classes in the Southwest

My traditional coil pottery classes are designed to give students the full experience, exploring ancient ruins, examining museum collections and recreating prehistoric coil pottery as accurately as possible. Keep reading to discover what is involved. Some things are really hard to learn from reading a book (or a blog post), and that is especially true […]

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