You might find it relatively easy to center a round, symmetrical form on the potter's wheel for trimming just by placing coils of clay around the rim of the pot. But once you start to throw and alter forms many of them don't end up symmetrical. When it comes time to trim a foot on plates that have been squared off, pitchers with spouts and three sided cups, centering for trimming can get a bit more complicated.
It has to be because the tools of our trade so easily convert to the carving of pumpkin flesh. Plus, we are wildly creative individuals! Bailey Pottery has put together a set of professional pumpkin carving tools for creative adults to use. With the amazing selection of carving templates available online today, everybody and their mother can carve a pumpkin to be proud of this year. Here are some pumpkin carving tips that will make you a pumpkin carving pro in no time!
If you've ever heard of water-slide ceramic decals, you may already know that ceramic decals are transfer prints created out of ceramic materials. We see ceramic decals on commercially produced ceramics and glass everywhere. Here we will discuss how you can apply decals to your own ceramic ware using tools you already have in your ceramics studio. We will also be sharing our tips for a successful decal firing.