“I first touched clay at age 40 and knew immediately that I had been a potter all along. I love to make pots! For me, the joy and the challenge comes from making things that will become an intimate part of the daily lives of others – pots that will be held, eaten from, poured from, sipped or even licked from. For me the making of pots is a way to celebrate the mundane rituals of daily life and to make them holy.”
When making pottery and sculpture out of clay, banding wheels and turntables come in handy at many stages of the creative process. Both banding wheels and turntables are used for decorating, sculpting, carving and handbuilding. Find out the difference between the two Read More...
Teacher's Palette Low-Fire Glazes are completely intermixable so they can be blended with each other to create an infinite color palette. The 24 glazes are AP certified, LEAD FREE, dinnerware safe, offer brilliant color, and are safe for use by artists of any age. Try layering patterns and designs with these glazes for a brilliant majolica-style decorative surface.
Whenever the weather is warm, there is always a buzz about outdoor firing techniques such as raku. As summer is upon us our creative friends are celebrating what has become an unofficial "Raku Season" right now. Bailey employees themselves have been known to gather with excitement for raku firings in these warmer months. In these Western-style Raku firings, pottery and sculpture is quickly fired, hot, and yields wonderous results.
Having the right tool on hand for the job is essential. These tools will quickly find a permanent home in your toolbox.
As a professional potter for over 45 years, Bill van Gilder knows how important it is to have the right tool. That's why he has designed this line of professional potter’s tools.