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Thought I'ld start a thread for people to post links to some of their favourite or recommended online free videos. So many of us stuck at home now I thought it would be a good resource to help pass the time.

I'll start it off with an exhibition of wood fired pots from Britain's Svend Bayer. Just came out today, it will be his last exhibition. It includes a section of Svend Bayer working, firing and talking about his work. Beautiful pots.

 

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I really enjoy goldmark galleries features on artists, here's a link to their 14 short films on potters: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFvUht41DkhImM4CVUwsE7r4WVJqN6V8q

Here's some of my favorite channels as well

Hsinchuen lin: https://www.youtube.com/user/hsinchuen

Simon leach (yes THAT leach): https://www.youtube.com/user/sleachpots

Ingleton pottery: https://www.youtube.com/user/youdanxxx

Matthew Kelly pottery: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC19npAMIfG47wgdrFX--4zw

 

And of course the obligatory shameless self promotion of my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRyK3g9rImtTJfaI5iGAP4w

I'm in no way the same league as the ones above me, they are all seasoned professional teachers and you'll learn a lot watching them.

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Oooh, I like all those too, even Simon, haha, "Oh Hi there, how are you, potters, friends, utubers?"

Ton a day Isaac Button, classic; first of four segments https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmG5NOmQy_4

Michael Casson, here's one of his - there are a few others https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19YjNGEtUYo (I like his book too)

Still watching this one 'bout once a month,

Genji Shimizu (artist name Hokujoh) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybb-HhSrtxA&t=8s
 
NHK Ceramic Treasures series - some great stuff here

 Clinton Pottery clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs2tUxKQIic&t=70s

Tim See - not seeing many potters anchoring hand on the away side to center - works for him https://www.youtube.com/user/timseepots

...where's the German lady, and the Swedish lady, hrrrm… (still looking)

Add Bill Van Gilder https://www.youtube.com/user/vangilderpottery/videos

 

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Simon is more comfort food than learning experience, I'll give you that.  He's a comforting figure you can tune into for some soul time.  He has about 100 videos on making tankards but his British charm and soothing voice are something that I tune into just for fun.

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On 3/21/2020 at 8:38 PM, liambesaw said:

Simon is more comfort food than learning experience, I'll give you that.  He's a comforting figure you can tune into for some soul time.  He has about 100 videos on making tankards but his British charm and soothing voice are something that I tune into just for fun.

There are days where I will have my laptop sitting behind me and have his videos playing while I throw.

 

Something about that damn voice, makes you feel comfortable on the wheel.

 

 

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On 3/22/2020 at 9:30 PM, Brandon Franks said:

that damn voice

"Dee dee-Dee dee... High folks!"

I had to turn off Hsinchuen the other day cuz of that damn electric wheel humm.

Love that treadle wheel!

I gotta shout out my guy ...

 

Sorry, don't know how to post just a text link.

Sorce

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I love the bill van guilder videos on his website.

hsin is very relaxing 

Simon Leach is great with fun classic tips now and then

tim see has some great videos 

ceramics monthly has some good uploads on your tube 
 

also in clay buddies (Facebook) they did a video  series since nceca couldn’t happen.

Nceca has released some of their videos too 

 

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orchard valley ceramic arts guild: https://www.youtube.com/user/smedgerton/videos

3hr+ peter volkus demo from 1974:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qST6dzmLgoY&list=PLh_WwCbYTBSuPn6GH4HtCf5ZftvmSqDw8

master potter shoji hamada: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdfsDDg2s3s

onggi making: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzAD10u4DOY

washington street studios: https://www.youtube.com/c/WashingtonStreetStudios/videos

john britt has a ton of great glaze videos including a full on free class on glaze chemistry: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkzm7dzTmNY64cMjuFtAjGA

more demos some nice lee kang hyo ones: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJQ70-bw7IN6et_oUD2pwfw/videos

there's a bunch of nice warren mackenzie demos to see you can just search his name.

various ceramics videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV1p8P-ikJVgotXnfsCHdXQ

there are also lots of ceramic videos from around the world where i dont understand the language but enjoy watching people make:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cID0HCqKz_g

https://www.youtube.com/user/Komorigama/videos

https://www.youtube.com/user/pyonkiti008/videos

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCypiew3f0-_IvyTNUM7dx-A/videos

https://www.youtube.com/c/ceramistHyungJunKIM/videos

https://www.youtube.com/c/ツクリテチャンネル瀬戸CreatorschannelSeto/videos

https://www.youtube.com/user/SAGA214/videos

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_03sDYFvLnbGFHmYfjuBIw

61 episodes on  japanese crafts persons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QYY7CfthJ0&list=PLrV_BP5Fb2nHjABJ9jF06LhpR9VSCmKGb

 

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On 3/21/2020 at 7:38 PM, liambesaw said:

Simon is more comfort food than learning experience, I'll give you that.  He's a comforting figure you can tune into for some soul time.  He has about 100 videos on making tankards but his British charm and soothing voice are something that I tune into just for fun.

Well, I don’t know, I watched one episode of his and suddenly was going to convert the large Skutt KS-1227-3 I had gotten for free but needed about $600 worth of work and I’m still *@#$@% working on making my own PID computer controller for it, but the next thing I knew, having already gotten all the parts I needed from Skutt and Euclid’s for the new elements I was going to return everything and turn my kiln into a downdraft gas conversion! One freaking episode! I became obsessed and tried to find any information I could, the downside was I wouldn’t be able to use it for glass but my other kiln would be able to do that, and while my huge oval Olympus was annealing glass for 6 weeks or just full of oxidation fired ceramics, I would have a gas kiln I could technically fire in either reduction or oxidation if the Olympus was not available and I needed to fire some clays I have that are oxidation only. I was overjoyed! Days of work fixing it up gone, replaced by a day of putting a downdraft chimney in it which seemed simple enough, he uses a weed burner instead of Venturi burners so that would be cheap, I wouldn’t have to figure out that damn computer part, and best of all I had a chance to actually fire to cone 10 if I wanted since all of my kilns only go to cone 8 or even lower, and I could spend endless hours perfecting copper reds, getting beautiful celadon and Juns, and ….actually those are pretty much the only reduction glazes I’m really into, although I am obsessed with them if that makes up for a lack of interest in all other reduction glazes.

Thankfully my mentor reminded me I would have to babysit for 9 hours every firing in my freezing garage in Minnesota, when I could be making work instead. That having never been taught how to fire gas kilns (other than Simon’s other videos!) it would be a steep, very long curve being able to get anywhere near cone 10 and managing to get reduction right at all. She estimated it would take me about a year of firing on my own before I would be able to consistently produce ware looking anything like I intended it to. That I wouldn’t get to use the Skutt also for some glass casting and fusing if it was gas. The thing that finally convinced me there was no way I should do this was misreading Ward Burner’s technical pages where he listed what size propane tanks you would need for different sized kilns, and thought for my size kiln I would need a 250 gallon tank but really I would regret it if I didn’t get a 500 gallon tank which, haha, I was not going to get a permit for in Minneapolis and my family was in no way going to let me put a tank that big in the back yard. In actuality I think you need like two 100 lb tanks which is totally doable in Minneapolis because I’m now doing one to start with for my raku kiln, they come out and exchange my tank with a full one once mine is empty and I don’t have to try and move it or anything. So I’m saying Simon Leach is not all British soothing comfort food, he can also be extremely dangerous and just so plausible and convincing. 

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19 hours ago, ATauer said:

. So I’m saying Simon Leach is not all British soothing comfort food, he can also be extremely dangerous and just so plausible and convincing. 

I read that you are in a very frustrating position in life.

So instead of slamming Simon Leach, let's focus on the positive. 

What videos do you recommend?

Take care.

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13 minutes ago, Babs said:

I read that you are in a very frustrating position in life.

So instead of slamming Simon Leach, let's focus on the positive. 

What videos do you recommend?

Take care.

I’m not sure where you read anything about my life, but that has nothing whatsoever to do with my post about Simon Leach, which was clearly a gentle poke at the man in response to people saying he is just so utterly soothing and comfort food and it was clearly a joke. But it was also just a different experience with Simon Leach where he is very influential with some things, hundreds if not thousands of people have been influenced by him to convert their kilns into gas kilns, that is some serious ability to influence people. Hardly just the equivalent of a cup of soothing tea. I’m sorry that you could not recognize the joke, I in no way slammed Simon Leach or as you are implying are taking out anything from my personal life out on him! I have to say I feel a bit offended that you used whatever knowledge you have of my medical situation to let it influence how you perceived what I wrote, assumed that it influenced me with my writing in any way, and frankly if you know the severity of my medical situation saying something like “let’s focus on on the positive, what videos do you recommend” is rather offensive. It is not for you to tell me when I should feel  positive or assume that I wasn’t completely feeling positive when I wrote that post, as if listing videos I recommend is going to fix my legs and my genes by thinking positive right then!. Maybe consider being a little more sensitive next time, don’t assume so much, and consider whether you should take out your sense of humor when reading a post. 

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