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The Art of Pottery Making __ "Each step in the overall pottery process is an art in it's self. The glazing process and firing techniques affect the finished piece as much as the throwing process." Follow the illustrated steps to learn the processes involved in pottery making from preparing the clay to firing the final product. - illustrated - From kengeorgepottery - http://members.tripod.com/kengeorgepottery/id3.htm


ArtsWork - Three Basic Pottery Techniques __ A pottery making lesson plan - illustrated - From rtswork.asu.edu - http://artswork.asu.edu/arts/students/navajo/lesson4.htm

Bay River Pottery, Candace Young, Pottery Techniques __ You will find techniques for making pierced pots, horsehair Raku, and urchin pots along with a step-by-step illustrated tutorial for making a patio lantern. - illustrated - from bayriverpottery.com - http://www.bayriverpottery.com/Tech.htm
A beginners guide to the art of ceramics __ "The "Pottery Tutorial" is designed for the beginner as a step by step guide to making ceramics. This guide is designed to give you the most basic techniques and some tips. Each Guide has illustrations as well as text to explain each step. Because of space requirements, glazing techniques are not yet covered in this tutorial; but my suggested list of related sites has some great examples of how to glaze." - illustrated - From John Hester - http://www.jhpottery.com/tutorial/tutorial.html 

Ceramics __ "The art of ceramics is one of the oldest known, dating to prehistoric times. Clay is a special kind of earth, found all over the world that is easily worked when moist, but can be hardened and made waterproof by exposure to heat. The earliest forms of construction were pinched-- that is, the clay is formed with the fingers to the desired shape." Here you will find an overview of some other manufacturing techniques. - illustrated - From Cornell University - http://char.txa.cornell.edu/media/ceramic/ceramic.htm 


Ceramics Directory Page __ You will find an index to onsite pages with information about all aspects of pottery making. There are tips, techniques, movies, pictures and stories about making pottery and the materials and tools necessary. - illustrated - From Russell Andavall - http://members.tripod.com/~andavall/CeramicDir.html


Clay Times Magazine __ Online version of Clay Times Magazine., Articles and more - illustrated - From claytimes.com - http://www.claytimes.com/

Clay, Why it Acts the Way it Does __ You will find an illustrated article which explains the structure of clay and “why it acts the way it does." There are explainations of the types and nature of clay and clay particles also discussions of the types of pottery clay and their origins. - illustrated - From studiopotter.org - http://www.studiopotter.org/articles/art0019.htm 

Digitalfire CeramicMaterials.Info Technical Ceramic Articles Database __ This site is jam-packed with resources for those interested in pottery and ceramics. - From ceramic-materials.com - http://ceramic-materials.com/cermat/education/index.html


How to Make Pottery (with pictures)  __ Brief article and some photos. - illustrated - From wikihow.com - http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Pottery  


How to Make Pottery, A Step by Step Look __ "This site offers a step by step look at how we make pottery with large full colour photos of each step as well as offering a dvd video of how to make pottery." - illustrated - From howtomakepottery.com - http://www.howtomakepottery.com/ 

Info for Pottery Newbies __ Learn how to get started making pottery. You will find sections about making pottery, glazing and finishing and lead in glazes as well as other pottery techniques. - From Bearclover.net - http://bearclover.net/pottery/newbie-potter.html 


Make Pottery Tips: Video Series  __ 15 pottery making videos. - video - From ehow.com - http://www.ehow.com/videos-on_5307_make-pottery-tips.html


Making Cordmarked Pottery __ Learn the ancient history of this technique and how it is applied today. - illustrated - From texasbeyondhistory.net - http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/theme/cordmarked/


Making Pottery to Sell __ "...it’s not enough to simply make the stuff and hope someone buys it."  Learn the how-tos of the business. - From everywaytomakemoney.com - http://www.everywaytomakemoney.com/making-pottery.html


Making your own pottery tools __ Handy hints about making your own pottery tools. - From bigceramicstore.com - http://www.bigceramicstore.com/information/tip21.htm    


Pottery __ Here is a great educational site about making pottery, the history of pottery, web quests for pottery, museums of pottery and much more. There are even pottery lesson plans. You may want to spend some time here. - From 42explore.com - http://42explore.com/pottery.htm 

Pottery __ An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pottery


Pottery for Kids: Video Series __ A series of 9 videos about pottery making for kids. - video - From ehow.com - http://www.ehow.com/videos-on_5062_pottery-kids.html  


Pottery Making Info - Tools for Making Pottery __ A collection of online resources and videos. - From potterymakinginfo.com - http://www.potterymakinginfo.com/


Pottery Making: A New Hobby __ "Pottery can be a very gratifying hobby that produces fun and satisfying results."  Learn how to get started. - From essortment.com - http://www.essortment.com/pottery-making-new-hobby-51745.html 


Pottery Making Illustrated - A How To Magazine for Potters __ "This site serves as an introduction to Pottery Making Illustrated magazine, with featured selections, glaze recipes, online how-to articles from the current issue, brief descriptions of future articles, submission information, recommended books, advertising rates and online subscription capability." - illustrated - From potterymaking.org - http://www.potterymaking.org/ 

Special Pottery Techniques __ Learn special techniques for pottery making. You will find two that have to do with using slip and three deal that with firing. - illustrated - From couling.com - http://www.couling.com/sac/techniques/pottery-special.html 

Tutorial Alora hand painted ceramic art Tiles mural wildlife __ "This website is devoted to hand painted ceramic tile wildlife murals. All are original works of art and may be installed in any room, as mural, backsplash or framed painting." You will find instruction for doing your own. - illustrated - From Alora Hofferber - http://www.aloratile.com/Tutorial.htm



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