Lace

Clay molding. Lace hearts

The opening of the Olympic games in Sochi became known all over the world; the Ukraine is still raging; America keeps sticking its nose in everybody else’s business… Our war vehicle is by the window and it does not start… It’s high time to sit by a warm radiator and do something for pleasure)). Today we will make lace pendants from clay. You can choose any form for your pendants; we have chosen hearts and birds. All the more Valentine ’s Day is near at hand. And Women’s day is around the corner…
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A journey: trying to find good clay

A journey: trying to find good clay

Today we are going off on a journey: we will look for good pottery clay. Here in Togliatti there is a potter uncle Misha (like in that movie) – he comes from the village Sukhoy Karsun (it’s in Ulyanovsk region). And he works with clay only brought from there. This clay suits for work on a pottery wheel very well; it is neither too fat, nor too meager. It does not have subtle stones and lime that can tear an article apart while it is burning. That’s why you may omit cleansing of such clay; you only need to knead it very well… Well, let’s go?
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Dear friends! From all my heart I congratulate you with New 2014 year! May all the good things you had in the old year come with you to this new year and may you forget all the bad things. I wish you to have more joyful moments, love and all the best! Be happy! And don’t forget about our lessons))

Your Yuri Gorniy.

P.S. And come to our village Uyutny, it is not far from Togliatti near the village Uzukovo. Here we have an ice-hil, a big skating ring and a real Christmas tree!

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Pottery: centering

Pottery: centering

Good afternoon, my dear friends… and everybody)). So, we begin to see into the main stages of work on a pottery wheel. Today we will learn centering. It is one of the most difficult stages for those who just begin to practice pottery. It is like brining up kids: you need children to obey and you also need to achieve obedience from clay. And this is not easy, you know…
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