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Stamp Making for Textured Pottery

A course by Sarah Pike , Potter

Potter. Fernie, Canada.
Joined March 2022

Learn slab building, carving, and stamping techniques to create functional ceramic pieces with custom handmade textures

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  • 11982 students
  • Audio: English, Turkish
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn slab building, carving, and stamping techniques to create functional ceramic pieces with custom handmade textures

Ceramic art is the ultimate fusion of visual beauty and tactility—a means of expression that transforms even the most mundane objects into comforting, handcrafted keepsakes. Potter Sarah Pike has perfected this craft through years of experience, using slab-building techniques and handmade stamping tools to create practical pieces with artistic textures. Her distinctive artwork has been featured in publications such as Pottery Making Illustrated and Forge & Carve, as well as solo and group exhibitions.

In this online course, learn to build functional pieces of pottery and customize them with any stamped pattern you can dream up. Sarah walks you through the entire process of creating a textured ceramic mug, from slab building and stamp making to glazing and firing. Add a touch of art to everyday moments with handmade ceramics.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 16 downloads

  • 99% positive reviews (369)
  • 11982 students
  • 15 lessons (3h 27m)
  • 16 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Turkish
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Handcraft a ceramic mug with stamped textures.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to create functional and aesthetic ceramic pieces.

Requirements and materials

A basic understanding of clay and wedging is recommended.

As for materials, you need clay, glaze, wax, an MDO board, a cement board, a banding wheel, wooden slats, a rolling pin, rubber and serrated ribs, a fettling knife, a brayer, carving tools, and other accessible items Sarah specifies in the course, as well as access to a kiln.


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Sarah Pike

A course by Sarah Pike

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Sarah Pike is a full-time potter based in British Columbia. After studying ceramics at the Alberta University of the Arts, the University of Colorado, and the University of Minnesota, she built her own home studio and began commercializing her work via ceramics galleries and shops. She gradually transitioned to online sales, gaining a large following on Instagram with slab-built, artistically textured pieces that fuse functionality and aesthetics.

Sarah has seen her pieces featured in publications such as Pottery Making Illustrated, La Revue de la céramique et du verre, Forge & Carve, and Ceramics: Creative Adventures in Clay. She also connects with her community by teaching workshops and speaking at conferences.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Materials and Playing With Texture

    • Tools and Materials
    • Making Texture Tools Out of Non-clay Objects
    • Learning about Repeated Patterns with Clay Stamps
    • Making Clay Stamps
  • U3

    Texturing Techniques on Clay Slabs

    • Rolling and Cutting the Slab for the Mug
    • Playing with the Stamps for Different Patterns
    • Texturing the Slab for the Mug
  • U4

    Forming the Slab

    • Joining the Slab and Adding Volume
    • Adding the Bottom
    • Refinements and Making a Handle
  • U5

    Finishing the Slab-Built Mug

    • Glazing and Firing
    • Creating Other Mug Forms 1
    • Creating Other Mug Forms 2
  • FP

    Final project

    • Stamp Making for Textured Pottery

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Stamp Making for Textured Pottery. Craft course by Sarah Pike Best seller

Stamp Making for Textured Pottery

A course by Sarah Pike
Potter. Fernie, Canada.
Joined March 2022
  • 99% positive reviews (369)
  • 11982 students