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  • How the Claystation uses Pinterest
    Andy Clift





    Pinterest is one of the latest social networks we have ventured into. It is great for visual people and easy to use. On each social network we participate on we try to do something a little unique. On Pinterest we create boards of the greatests Ceramic Artist now and throughout history, we then tie them into the work that we do on Claypedia are Wiki. Take a look! Just about every other week we select an amazing artist, ask for help though out the clay community to scour the web for the best links, videos, resources, and photos. We then build the topic on our website creating a resource about that artist, which puts all the best information right at your finger tips. We call it putting a topic into production. Once it's finished it is featured on the site and newslet...
    03-18-2014, 08:35 PM
  • 2012 Mid March Update
    Andy Clift
    ​Greetings, First check all of the new posts since your last visit to the Claystation. Lets help these folks out and get their questions answered. Next, two notable additions since the last newsletter are; An article submitted by lakeside pottery called Quilting with Clay. Wow! that's how they do that! Also a brand new member called HippieChicJewelz added a few blogs: Photographing your artwork, How to price your handmade art, Reasons to support handmade, and Why handmade seems more expensive than mass produced. She is definitely...
    03-16-2012, 09:34 PM
  • 2012 End of February Site Update
    Andy Clift
    It's the end of February, where did the month go? There were a couple of noteworthy happenings on the site recently. One opportunity that was listed on "The Scene" is the new online class put on by Diana Fayt. She has developed an online course called "The Clayer: Surfacing, a 6-week e-course with Diana Fayt." The course starts today but you still have until March 2nd to register.Click here for more info on the "The Clayer." There are also new gallery images by new members, links in the directory, and a couple of new vide...
    02-27-2012, 11:33 AM
  • A New Year, New Goals, And a New Place to Live
    Andy Clift
    I know its been a while since the Claystation's last update but I have been busy moving across the country. After living in Southern California for 12 years my family and I decided to move north, to Portland Oregon. We arrived here just over two weeks ago and we are slowly settling in. Its quite a contrast to Southern California but we are living in the woods in the hills and it's absolutely beautiful. So with my new surroundings and a new year, I am excited about the future of Claystation.com. A few of the goals I have this year for the Claystation are as foll...
    01-30-2012, 04:55 PM
  • A little late to make large platters for this Thanksgiving, but...
    Andy Clift
    This week lakesidespotter submitted an article on making exta large platters. It can be found here: Throwing and Trimming a Very Large Platter Using Staged Method. I have used this technique many times myself, and it is absolutely a great way to make a very large platter. Once again there are lots of new members introducing themselves. Please help them feel welcome, here: New User Introductions. We could really use a welcoming committee. To be a part of the welcoming committee, subscribe here. There are some unanswered posts in the...
    11-20-2011, 03:20 PM
  • Quilting with Clay | Handbuilding Clay Slab Project
    lakesidepottery
    For more detailed presentation of this tutorial, visit: http://lakesidepottery.com/Pages/Pot...ial-lesson.htm Ceramic clay quilt art can be designed and used for wall mount display or designed as a functional serving platter or tray. In either case, it has the appearance of soft quilted fabric and through our experience, is a great centerpiece that generates conversations and wonder. The pattern can be designed to mean something for each customer (e.g., initials, hobby, company logo, family crest, favorite sports, etc.). We can design it to order and glaze to numerous color options. If the order is for hanging art, we build in provisions for hanging or ...
    11-11-2011, 08:37 PM

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  • How the Claystation uses Pinterest

    How the Claystation uses Pinterest






    Pinterest is one of the latest social networks we have ventured into. It is great for visual people and easy to use. On each social network we participate on we try to do something a little unique. On Pinterest we create boards of the greatests Ceramic Artist now and throughout history, we then tie them into the work that we do on Claypedia are Wiki. Take a look! Just about every other week we select an amazing artist, ask for help though out the clay community to scour the web for the best links, videos, resources, and photos. We then build the topic on our website creating a resource about that artist, which puts all the best information right at your finger tips. We call it putting a topic into production. Once it's finished it is featured on the site and newslet...
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    Last edited by Andy Clift; 03-20-2014, 05:23 PM.

  • 2012 Mid March Update

    2012 Mid March Update

    ​Greetings, First check all of the new posts since your last visit to the Claystation. Lets help these folks out and get their questions answered. Next, two notable additions since the last newsletter are; An article submitted by lakeside pottery called Quilting with Clay. Wow! that's how they do that! Also a brand new member called HippieChicJewelz added a few blogs: Photographing your artwork, How to price your handmade art, Reasons to support handmade, and Why handmade seems more expensive than mass produced. She is definitely...
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    Last edited by Andy Clift; 03-19-2014, 01:33 AM.

  • 2012 End of February Site Update

    2012 End of February Site Update

    It's the end of February, where did the month go? There were a couple of noteworthy happenings on the site recently. One opportunity that was listed on "The Scene" is the new online class put on by Diana Fayt. She has developed an online course called "The Clayer: Surfacing, a 6-week e-course with Diana Fayt." The course starts today but you still have until March 2nd to register.Click here for more info on the "The Clayer." There are also new gallery images by new members, links in the directory, and a couple of new vide...
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    Last edited by Andy Clift; 03-19-2014, 01:32 AM.

  • A New Year, New Goals, And a New Place to Live

    A New Year, New Goals, And a New Place to Live

    I know its been a while since the Claystation's last update but I have been busy moving across the country. After living in Southern California for 12 years my family and I decided to move north, to Portland Oregon. We arrived here just over two weeks ago and we are slowly settling in. Its quite a contrast to Southern California but we are living in the woods in the hills and it's absolutely beautiful. So with my new surroundings and a new year, I am excited about the future of Claystation.com. A few of the goals I have this year for the Claystation are as foll...
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    Last edited by Andy Clift; 03-19-2014, 01:35 AM.

  • A little late to make large platters for this Thanksgiving, but...

    A little late to make large platters for this Thanksgiving, but...

    This week lakesidespotter submitted an article on making exta large platters. It can be found here: Throwing and Trimming a Very Large Platter Using Staged Method. I have used this technique many times myself, and it is absolutely a great way to make a very large platter. Once again there are lots of new members introducing themselves. Please help them feel welcome, here: New User Introductions. We could really use a welcoming committee. To be a part of the welcoming committee, subscribe here. There are some unanswered posts in the...
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    Last edited by Andy Clift; 03-19-2014, 01:40 AM.

  • Throwing and Trimming a Very Large Platter Using Staged Method

    Throwing and Trimming a Very Large Platter Using Staged Method

    To see a full presentation of this tutorial, visit: http://lakesidepottery.com/Pages/Pot...-tutoriall.htm

    Throwing a large platter or a bowl using 40-50 lbs of clay can be challenging. Centering and distributing such large amount of clay making it evenly flat for 20+ inches requires strength and years of experience. To simplify the process and enable one with an average pottery skill level to be able and throw large platters or large bowls, we have prepared the step-by-step tutorial below, using the principal of breaking the tasks down to more manageable amount of clay in each step. In this demonstration, 42 lbs total about of clay was used to make a 28" diameter platter with slip surface texture and altered rim.

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    Last edited by Andy Clift; 03-19-2014, 01:42 AM.

  • Mid October Update

    Mid October Update

    Hello Claystation Community Members,
    I am happy to announce the official redesign of the homepage. Also check out all the new items submitted this week. See the links, videos, images for the Claystation Tumblr, and a new blog entry.
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  • New Clay Related Products Forum and Video Category

    New Clay Related Products Forum and Video Category

    This week I upgraded the grips on my Giffen Grip. I never liked using this tool but after installing the new grips I can see myself using it much more. Especially now, because I am in major production mode for an upcoming sale. I have a booth all summer long in Laguna Beach selling pots, fountains, and sculpture. This got me thinking a little bit about the Claystation. I really have no resources on this site about clay related products other then in the Link Directory: Ceramic Supplies & Services. So I decided to add a forum cal...
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    Last edited by Andy Clift; 03-19-2014, 01:43 AM.

  • Searching for Topics - For example: Slipcasting

    Searching for Topics - For example: Slipcasting

    The last couple weeks I have been updating all the slipcasting and mold making resources on the site. My goal is to create a comprehensive list of "topics" for researching purposes. The portal of each topic will be under the Claypedia, which is the Claystation's online ceramic arts wiki. For example if you are researching the term "Slipcasting" it will be included as an encyclopedia like entry within the Claypedia which will have a menu that will have direct links to Claystation; videos, discussions, links, articles, books, workshops, and other resources that all pertain to the the topic. To see this i...
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    Last edited by Andy Clift; 03-19-2014, 12:39 PM.

  • New External Blog Page Created, Many New Members

    New External Blog Page Created, Many New Members

    During this past week I created a section on the Claystation called External Blogs. It is a page in which you can easily access over 30 of the best clay related blogs from one page. All of the blogs I added to the select list demonstrate at least one of the following qualities, innovative fresh work, has good information on techniques, and/or a terrific example of journalling about one's artwork. As I built this page I really found some great blogs that I had no clue existed. Hopefully by using this list you will find your new favorite bl...
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