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Chris Campbell

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Atlanta, Ga, Sept 11-15, 2017, Colored Clay Workshop

18 March 2017 - 10:59 AM

Registration now OPEN for Atlanta September 11-15, 2017



A lot of interested potters missed out on attending my May workshop which quickly went to waiting list ... so ... I would highly recommend moving quickly on this one.


I will be teaching how to color clay, how to easily create secondary colors, how to use the resulting colors in pottery, patterns, canes,  surface decoration and slips.

There will be ample opportunity for one on one tutoring in all aspects of making and using colored clays.


Atlanta is easy to get to, there is a large selection of hotels nearby and the Arts Center is well equipped, fun and friendly.

Enrollment is limited so as to guarantee a personal learning experience for all attendees.

I hope to meet many of you there.


A Variety Of Ways To Throw Colored Clay

21 February 2017 - 11:28 AM

I would like to share my latest experiments with colored clay ... I hope it will be a treat for all of you who love to throw.


I spent most of last year experimenting with throwing colored clay in a way I call ... "Intentional Color Placement".

In other words, instead of throwing randomly mixed colors like agateware, I wanted to get the colors exactly where I wanted them to be.

I also wanted to create my own stripes and patterns by planning, not accident.


So here are the results printed in the March/April 2017 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated.



I hope many of you try these techniques and post pictures of your results.

I would love to see what good throwers do with it!!

Table Top Slab Roller

15 February 2017 - 01:59 PM

I am thinking of buying a table top slab roller and wondered which one would suit my needs.
I want it heavy enough that it stays put on the table but light enough to take with me when I teach workshops.
I need a two roller system, not one roller that the clay gets pushed under.
Opinions welcomed and thanks in advance.

To Blog Or Not To Blog ....

26 January 2017 - 11:31 AM

How many of you have a blog?

How often do you post on it?

How many other pottery blogs do you follow?

What do you get from posting or following other blogs?

I am curious as to how blogging is or isn't changing the pottery scene. Are they generating more interest in pottery? More sales? Is it just a feel good for the poster or does it really connect with others?

What Clay Would You Recommend?

22 November 2016 - 05:46 PM

Back are my lab people saying they want more dishes, sturdier hopefully since the ones I made cracked in firing up ... not the cooling.

So ... they were increasing the temp at 7-13 F per minute to get to Cone 3.
They are trying to simulate a house fire so I don't think there is anything going to change in the firing.

I am thinking I need a groggier body in order to make a dish that will survive this??
Or ... is there a clay that behaves like a refractory and can take anything once it's fired?
All ideas welcome.