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Whichford Pottery

Wonderful workshop Whichford Pottery. How do they make handmade terracotta pots.

A journey: trying to find good clay

Был я на копанце - в поисках глины

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

It is an old good Soviet movie about a village potter Michael Luckich Bolotnikov.

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 […]

Сlay molding. Imprints

Гончарное дело. Отпечатки на глине. Инструменты

Winter came with its magic, drawings on windows and snow-flakes each of which is unique. Mumintrolls go into hibernation at this time, and we will make tools for decorating our clayware today.

The Potter Cartoon Movie

A wonderful cartoon by Josh Burton: how to become a real magician.

Let’s create! Pottery. Game

Let’s create! Pottery logo

Well now, my dear apprentices, why are we still talking about magnets, and kilns. А как же гончарный круг? What about a pottery wheel? Indeed we do have lessons of pottery… Well, it’s time for us to think where to get a pottery wheel. Or maybe let’s make it with our own hands?.. And while we will […]

Art lessons: pottery

Уроки гончарного дела

Have you ever seen a craftsman working on a pottery wheel? Have you watched a fantastic performance heart aflutter? And at all costs you wanted to try it: to see how clay raises obediently in your hands and as the result – an unformed ball of clay turns into a vase or a pitcher… We […]