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Pottery Info for Hobby Potters, Ceramic Artists, Production Potters and everyone in between.

Best Canadian Potters on Instagram

Best Canadian Potters on Instagram

If you are looking to add some clay inspiration to your feed, you need to follow these Canadian Potters on Instagram. It is important to note, Canada is the land of traditional, unceded, unsurrendered territory of a vast number of…

How to Be a More Environmentally Conscious Potter

How to Be a More Environmentally Conscious Potter

As in every industry, it has become extremely important to look at our day-to-day practices in the studio and discover how we can become more environmentally conscious potters. Although purchasing pottery from a small-batch potter at your local craft market…

How to Slam Wedge Clay: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Slam Wedge Clay: A Step-by-Step Guide

Also known as Stack and Slam Wedging, Slam Wedging clay is an excellent technique to create a smooth, consistent and air-bubble free clay body for your pottery. Why is it important to wedge clay? It is extremely important to thoroughly…

How to Find Your Signature Pottery Style

How to Find Your Signature Pottery Style

I have been making ceramics for about 3 years and after the 2 year mark when my technique improved to a solid level, I felt compelled to create a more cohesive portfolio of work that could stand together and separately. …

Best Pottery Tools for New Potters

Best Pottery Tools for New Potters

When starting out in ceramics, it is important that you have the correct tools to help you create pieces that stand the test of time. With hundred of different pottery tools on the market, it is easy to become overwhelmed…

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