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Turning a Broken Terracotta Pot Shard into a Lovely Flower Pendant

Turning a Broken Terracotta Pot Shard into a Lovely Flower Pendant

Bobby Duke transforms a hunk of broken flower pot into a unique piece of pendant jewelry.

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Maker Spotlight: Brian King

Maker Spotlight: Brian King

Brian King creates one-of-a-kind pottery. Though he is a big guy, he likes small things such as pugs, chihuahuas and quirky old British cars.

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Klapthor’s Robots and the Atlanta Maker Faire

Klapthor’s Robots and the Atlanta Maker Faire

If you live in or around Atlanta, Georgia, or will be there on the weekend of October 4th and 5th, you should consider attending Maker Faire Atlanta. It will take place in downtown Decatur, and parking and other information on attending the event can be found here. If you’re wondering what will be there, an […]

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Animation on Pottery

Animation on Pottery

Animator and zoetrope enthusiast Jim Le Ferve teamed up with filmmaker Mike Paterson and potters Roops and Al Johnstone of RAMP Ceramics to create this charming video about the making of a pot that displays an animation when spun on the wheel.

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Making Digital Art Real

Making Digital Art Real

3D printing service provider Sculpteo and game developer Infinite Dreams today announced a partnership that will allow users to turn digitally rendered pots into the real thing.

Infinite Dreams’ popular “Let’s Create! Pottery” app lets users shape, fire, and paint a piece of pottery in a virtual environment. The new relationship with Sculpteo brings the experience into the physical world by allowing users to purchase full color, printed versions of their pottery directly from the app.

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The Leach Treadle Wheel

The Leach Treadle Wheel

Though electrically-powered wheels are of course common, today, many potters still prefer to throw on a human-powered wheel. Whether chosen for aesthetic purposes, out of a sense of traditionalism, or simply for exercise, these human-powered designs usually incorporate a heavy flywheel which is brought up to speed, and kept there, by the operator’s leg muscles. .A step up from the simple “kickwheel” design is the “treadle” wheel, which adds a crank and reciprocating pedal for greater mechanical advantage and smoother operation. And among designs for treadle wheels, the “Leach” type stands out as a popular favorite.

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