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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Christian Ard, Student Work



Alien 17d
Ceramic
4' tall




Alien 13g
Ceramic
2.5' tall



 

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Magic Water

 

Marian Williams’ Pottery
Attaching handles, welding seams, joining pieces of clay….Problems?!
Here is the easy solution!
Magic Water!  Lana Wilson’s recipe is (from website):
Magic Water
1 Gallon Water
9.5 Grams Sodium Silicate
3 Grams Soda Ash
OR
1 Gallon Water
3 Tablespoons of Liquid Sodium Silicate
1 1/2 Teaspoons of Soda Ash source
I use a toothbrush to score and apply and have had really great success!  No more messy slip and cracks in pieces during the drying process!

I found on Marian William's Blog. Link below. 

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Bamana Potters


Bamana potter Seban Fané, Kunògò, Mali, 1991. Photograph by Barbara E. Frank.

 

Bamana potters are part of a complex social and artistic network among the Mande peoples of West Africa.  Identified collectively as nyamakalaw, blacksmiths, potters, bards and leatherworkers form a separate social class from the mostly farmer majority. A woman does not simply choose to become a potter. She is born into a family of blacksmiths and potters, who protect the secrets of their trades by endogamous marriage practices. The Bamana term for potter, numumuso, is generally translated as "blacksmith woman", but means much more than the wife or mother of a blacksmith. 

Continue reading and more images: https://africa.uima.uiowa.edu/topic-essays/show/5?start=0


 

Friday, September 11, 2020

Sam Bolanos, Student Work







Ceramic and Glaze
Assignment - Make a collection of at least 15 small, hand-held forms. 

 

Clay Studio





 

Savanna Jones, Student Work


















Ceramic and Wax