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Introduction to Colored Clay – Video Table of Contents


Video #1 – Introduction – 59:00 minutes

Choosing Clay                         7:20                 How to choose your clay body

Stain Information                    12:51               How to choose your stains

Mixing Stains into Clay            27:24               Coloring clay with stains

Mixing Stains into Slip            42:12               Coloring slips with stains

Color Test Discs                      52:20               Making color test discs



Video # 2- Skinner Blends – 57:00 minutes

Traditional method                 1:10                Original method of mixing secondary colors

Two Color Skinner Blend        4:45                A faster, easier way of blending secondary colors

Multiple Color Blend              15:20               Multiple colors in one Skinner Blend sheet

Test Strip                                 25:00               Making a test strip for every Skinner Blend

Optional Placements              27:38               Various ways to place your colors

Color on both sides                34:15               Solving a color problem

Brightening                             35:46               Adding white to brighten the Blend

Other Placement Options       37:13               More color placement options

Single Color Fade                    38:26               Single color with white Blend

Test Strip – fired                     39:30               Judging your colors with bisque test strips

Recommended Tools              41:17               Tools you might need for the rest of the lessons

Making Cut Off Wire               46:52               Making your special cut off wire



Video # 3 – Stripes – 1:00 hour

Basic Stripe Cane                    2:07                Making striped canes with Skinner blends

White & color stripes             11:52               Adding white to lighten the color effect

Vary thickness & patterns      18:52               Optional choices in stripe designs

Accordion fold stripes            30:15               Soft, wavy stripes

Using the color blend              40:21               Using the whole width of the blend

Precise patterns                      45:04               Using firmer clay for precise patterns

Very thin stripes                     48:08               Making very thin stripes



Video # 4 – Checked Patterns – 1 hour 13 minutes

Precise Checked Cane             4:20                Step #2 of precise checked patterns

Precise thin checks                 6:30                Step #2 of precise thin checked pattern

Basic Checked Cane                8:00                Basic method of making a checked pattern

Adding white detail                12:57               Adding white layers to cane patterns

Moving colors in patterns       15:45               How to fix colors matching in checked patterns

Varied thicknesses                  21:41               Vary the thickness for design interest

Mixing pattern sizes               26:48               Using varied sizes of the same pattern

Zig Zag patterns                      33:30               Adding movement to your canes

Color in place patterns           40:34               Making checks without shifting basic colors

Free Form pattern #1             57:50               Re-purposing an existing cane

Free form pattern #2              1:00:00            Re-purposing an existing cane


Video # 5 – Herringbone Patterns – 1hour 23 minutes

Basic Herringbone                   2:52                How to create a herringbone pattern

Optional design additions        7:14                Adding interest to basic designs

Leaf patterns                           12:42               Making a leaf from a simple cane

Leaf Canes                               14:04               Making and sizing leaves

Herringbone Creations           33:50               Making images from herringbone patterns

Fish #1                                     34:47

Fish # 2                                    49:10

Plant # 1                                  56:28

Plant # 2                                  1:08:00


Video # 6 – Bullseye & Jellyroll Canes – 1 hour 37 minutes

Basic Bullseye Cane                1:01                How to make a Bullseye cane

Abstract Bullseye design        6:44                Abstract pattern made with a Bullseye cane

Basic Jellyroll Cane                  11:56               How to make a Jellyroll cane

Jellyroll cane options              15:25               Multiple ways to vary your cane design

Adding a color interior            28:08               Adding a sheet of color for design interest

Center of flower                     33:06               Making the core of your flowers

Simple Flower Cane                38:46               A basic way of creating a flower cane

Flower with color changes     56:08               Progressive color changes in flower cane

Lilies                                        1:03:10            Making lily shaped flowers

Four square design                 1:16:25            Making a contemporary design

Another flower design            1:24:15            A very simple technique

Static Cane                              1:29:14            Contemporary design technique


Video # 7 – Hand Building with Colored Clay Canes – 1 hours 35 minutes

Support forms for porcelain   01:10               Bisque support system for building and firing

Math of shrinkage                  05:20               How to calculate the size of the forms

Holding Area for clay              08:03               Store your pieces for even humidity

My Work Surface                    11:02               Preparing my work area & patterns

Colored Clay Bowl # 1             16:39               Slicing & prep the canes        

Laying out the pattern            20:50               Laying out your design & rolling to join

Making the bowl                     29:40               Placing the sheet of color in the form

Wrap for drying                      30:33               Careful wrapping for drying                           

Colored Clay Tray                    32:44               Tray with handles

Basic Lamination Process       36:30               Basic process of lamination

Preparing thin color sheets    44:27               Colored sheet prep for bowl and tray

Laminated bowl & tray           54:40               Laminated bowl & Tray assembly

Creating a Quilt Pattern        1:06:13              Creating a quilt from small pieces

Laminating both sides           1:13:20               Laminating both sides with same pattern


Video #8 – Dry, Clean, Glaze, Fire     1:37

Drying your work                    01:51               How to dry your colored clay Artwork

Opening after two days          03:38               First unwrapping of the pieces

Greenware repair                   04:40               Removing cracked handle on tray

Opening after three days        09:22               Unwrapping second group of pieces

Checking after five days          12:00               Start of open air stage

Cleaning before firing             14:00               Cleaning with a damp sponge

Marking your support form    18:30               Mark your forms for exact placement

One side at a time                  21:20               Dry the form before cleaning reverse

Using exacto knife                  23:17               Cleaning a thicker blot

Cleaning the back                   26:11               Support to clean reverse side

Loading for bisque                  33:26               Loading the bisque

Talk about firing temps          34:10               How & why I fire my work

Bisque results                         39:00               Some small cracks in clay pieces

Chasing cracks                        42:25               One way to deal with cracks

Cleaning bisque                      46:04               Wet sanding

Wax resist                               50:15               Applying wax resist

Glazing                                    52:40               Glazing for high fire

Glaze choices                          54:56               Commercial and Handmade

Glazing process                     1:01:15               Glazing the work

High Fire / Witness cones    1:15:41               Why use witness cones?

Controlled Cool                     1:19:30               Firing down an electric kiln

Kiln opening                          1:21:50               Opening after Cone 5 firing

Finished Artwork                   1:23:55               Checking glaze results

Closing Remarks                   1:31:20              




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