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Tip tells how to do swirl-art marbling on polymer clay.
BEAD & BUTTON #27 Oct 1998 pg. 8

How to make red clay pots and plates look like Southwest pottery using felt marking pens and paper collage to create the design.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1973 (v.51#8) pg. 70, 117

Design your own dishes and linens. How to paint clouds and green pasture patterns onto pre-molded pieces and then glaze and have the dishes fired. Make matching table linens and tea cozy.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1980 (v.58#3) pg. 119, 202

"Country Hours" plate is created using press-on letters and sponged glazes to transform a basic ceramic plate. Motto around the edge reads: "In the country we forget to count the hours."
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1989 (v.67#9) pg. 92, 100

Embossed greenware rock features a little bunny hiding among raspberry canes. Uses non-firing opague stains.
CERAMIC ARTS & CRAFTS Jan 1990 (v.35#5) pg. 31

A bright look. A matched set of ceramic accessories for a kitchen. Items shown include a small tablelamp, wall clock shaped like a cutting board, ashtray, and silverware/utensil caddy. Tips on using underglaze and glaze colors.
CERAMIC ARTS & CRAFTS Apr 1990 (v.35#8) pg. 95

Majolica vase. Using the technique of majolica (maiolica) where color is applied to an unfired glaze. Gridded design pattern is included.
CERAMIC ARTS & CRAFTS Aug 1990 (v.35#12) pg. 112

Austrian "bauernmalerei" style of painting is used to decorate this round ceramic box with a collar rose motif. This technique is based on 13 brushstrokes which are different from any currently in use. The strokes are illustrated and a gridded pattern is included.
CERAMIC ARTS & CRAFTS Mar 1994 (v.39#7) pg. 27

Dogwood blossoms are well suited to ceramic decoration. Glazes are used to impart a very real texture to the painted flowers. Use on pitcher, lamp base, box, etc.
CERAMIC ARTS & CRAFTS Mar 1994 (v.39#7) pg. 75

Use a magazine picture or other print to decorate a ceramic piece using the print transfer technique.
CERAMIC ARTS & CRAFTS May 1994 (v.39#9) pg. 83

Take it for granite. How to apply underglaze colors with a sponge and feather to achieve a finish that looks like granite.
CERAMICS Feb 1990 (v.25#5) pg. 24

Unfired finishes. SPECIAL SECTION contains a variety of projects and techniques using non-firing ceramic stains.
CERAMICS Feb 1990 (v.25#5) pg. 37

Faux tortoise shell finish is applied to a ceramic box, bowl, etc. Achieved using non-firing stains and a sponge.
CERAMICS Feb 1990 (v.25#5) pg. 44

Soft and lovely roses. Greenware vase (or other ceramic items) are decorated with translucent underglaze roses painted over a base coat of regular underglaze color.
CERAMICS Mar 1990 (v.25#6) pg. 14, 57

Giraffe head pattern is painted on a suitable piece of greenware with easy-to-use water-base overglazes.
CERAMICS Mar 1990 (v.25#6) pg. 16, 58

Era of elegance. Tips on painting greenware with underglaze to simulate the shiny black-and-white elegance of the Art Nouveau period.
CERAMICS May-Jun 1990 (v.25#8) pg. 28

Gold leaf. How to purchase and apply gold leaf to ceramic pieces.
CERAMICS May-Jun 1990 (v.25#8) pg. 48

Sheepherder portrait on ceramic plate using the majolica painting technique.
CERAMICS Jul 1990 (v.25#9) pg. 12, 55

Southwestern art. Ceramic buffalo skulls are decorated with Indian faces using print lifting techniques.
CERAMICS Jul 1990 (v.25#9) pg. 28

Lace draping. SPECIAL SECTION on applying slip-coated lace to a ceramic object. Projects include lace draping several ceramic dolls (figurines), a ceramic box, ceramic egg box, and ceramic mask.
CERAMICS Jul 1990 (v.25#9) pg. 37
Correction CERAMICS Oct 1990 (v.27#2) pg. 29

The art of wax resist and/or latex mask emulsion when painting or glazing greenware or bisque. SPECIAL SECTION includes several projects using these techniques.
CERAMICS Aug 1990 (v.25#10) pg. 37

Old world wares. How to achieve strikingly different effects by using the same pattern and similiar colors (of underglaze, translucent underglaze and glazes) on unrelated greenware shapes. Projects show a flower pattern applied to a kerosene lamp (ceramic base & shade) and a ceramic bottle or jug.
CERAMICS Aug 1990 (v.25#10) pg. 60, 33

SPECIAL SECTION on airbrushing ceramics. Introduction to equipment, pigments, and technique. Includes five projects.
CERAMICS Nov-Dec 1990 (v.27#3) pg. 30

Rice paper is used to decorate ceramic ware. It can be cut in small sections, applied in strips to match patterns, or it can be applied with a stiff brush to form texture. Three applications shown.
CERAMICS Feb 1994 (v.30#6) pg. 22

Ceramic stains. Part 2. A collection of answers to inquiries concerning the use of ceramic stains.
CERAMICS Feb 1994 (v.30#6) pg. 32

Country French trio. A pitcher and two vases are decorated by layering decals of flowers and butterflies in various sizes.
CERAMICS Mar 1994 (v.30#7) pg. 22

Folk art series. A six-part series focusing on the creation of coordinating dishes. Part 1. What is folk art? Includes instructions for painting a simple floral "folk art" motif on a ceramic plate.
CERAMICS Mar 1994 (v.30#7) pg. 36, 82

Airbrushing. Replies to inquiries about airbrushing ceramics.
CERAMICS Apr 1994 (v.30#8) pg. 19

Folk art series. Part 2. Just a matter of brushstrokes. Folk art brushes and the strokes they can make.
CERAMICS May 1994 (v.30#9) pg. 5, 80

The human hue. Using stains to achieve natural skin tones and true eye colors when painting ceramics.
CERAMICS May 1994 (v.30#9) pg. 72

Slip sculpturing. Introduction to a surface alteration technique that involves applying thickened slip to the outside of leather-hard greenware.
CERAMICS Jun 1994 (v.30#10) pg. 30

Ceramic base for a table lamp combines the detailed look of fired decals with the soft watercolor effect of chalks. The technique can be adapted to other ceramic pieces.
CERAMICS Jun 1994 (v.30#10) pg. 60

Folk art series. Part 3. Adding ingredients (fruit and vegetable motifs) to the basic floral patterns.
CERAMICS Jul 1994 (v.30#11) pg. 52

Applying translucent underglaze colors on wet bisque. This finishing technique gives the appearance of china painting if a glaze is applied, or the softness of chalks if left unglazed.
CERAMICS Aug 1994 (v.30#12) pg. 14

Lace draping. An introduction to the process of using cottom material to make a dress for a doll figurine. The cotton is coated with porcelain slip and burns away when fired, leaving just the porcelain reproduction of the lace.
CERAMICS Sep 1994 (v.31#1) pg. 52

Folk art series. Part 4. Adding animal designs to folk art.
CERAMICS Oct 1994 (v.31#2) pg. 28, 54

Folk art series. Part 5. Applying plate painting techniques to other ceramic shapes (bowls, pitcher, platter, etc.).
CERAMICS Dec 1994 (v.31#4) pg. 14, 47

Easy enameling. Permanent acrylic enamels are used to paint a ceramic mug with an overall floral pattern .
CRAFTS Oct 1991 (v.14#10) pg. 26, 62

A look at the folk painting of Betty Phillips and Alice Smith. Patterns and instructions for painting two crockery pieces, a crock and a pitcher. Patterns are morning glories and a Pennsylvania Dutch design.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS May 1974 (v.4#7) pg. 54

How to prepare, paint and finish a ceramic surface. Includes full-sized pattern and steps for painting an apple motif.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1995 (v.22#4) pg. 24, 33

Column, arch and large urn greenware are painted with white and black glazes to simulate marble.
POPULAR CERAMICS #487 Feb 1990 (v.40#7) pg. 34

From the Marc Bellaire notebooks. Ceramic painting and "round form" design lessons. Looks at color preparation, printing ovals and dots, and brush-handle dots. Includes simple designs for frog, owl, raccoon, duck and rabbit.
POPULAR CERAMICS #487 Feb 1990 (v.40#7) pg. 68

What brush to use when painting ceramics. Part 1. Basic glaze brush and care of brushes.
POPULAR CERAMICS #487 Feb 1990 (v.40#7) pg. 76

From the Marc Bellaire notebooks. Simple designs for birds, rooster, hen, pig, pine cone, road runner, cactus, and Pedro (a Mexican).
POPULAR CERAMICS #488 Mar 1990 (v.40#8) pg. 68

What brush to use when painting ceramics. Part 2. Uses of the shader brush.
POPULAR CERAMICS #488 Mar 1990 (v.40#8) pg. 74

Ceramic tray features a border of painted green leaves. Achieving the correct "tone value" of green in order to achieve the correct balance between light and shadow is the subject of this article. Design pattern is included.
POPULAR CERAMICS #488 Mar 1990 (v.40#8) pg. 90

From the Marc Bellaire notebooks. Combining the small finger imprint designs to form a scene or composite design.
POPULAR CERAMICS #489 Apr 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 37

From the Marc Bellaire notebooks. Creating Southwestern designs from simple elements.
POPULAR CERAMICS #490 May 1990 (v.40#10) pg. 27

What brush to use when painting ceramics. Part 3. Practice strokes when using the round brush.
POPULAR CERAMICS #490 May 1990 (v.40#10) pg. 84

From the Marc Bellaire notebooks. Moving beyond simplified fingerprint designs. Drawing a thistle flower and a ball flower.
POPULAR CERAMICS #491 Jun 1990 (v.40#11) pg. 28

What brush to use when painting ceramics. Part 4. The liner brush.
POPULAR CERAMICS #491 Jun 1990 (v.40#11) pg. 38

4th of July design ideas for decorating ceramic table accessories with red, white and blue glazes.
POPULAR CERAMICS #492 Jul 1990 (v.40#12) pg. 12

From the Marc Bellaire notebooks. More "country" or "tole" designs. (1) Heart scroll. (2) Early American bird.
POPULAR CERAMICS #492 Jul 1990 (v.40#12) pg. 28

Abstract representation of Jesus Christ and the twelve disciples is painted on a suitable greenware object using glazes.
POPULAR CERAMICS #492 Jul 1990 (v.40#12) pg. 41

Using the fan brush when painting ceramics.
POPULAR CERAMICS #492 Jul 1990 (v.40#12) pg. 74

From the Marc Bellaire notebooks. Designs for sunflower, watermelon, strawberry, cantaloupe and pomegranate.
POPULAR CERAMICS #493 Aug 1990 (v.41#1) pg. 36

Jammie kids. Decorate china blanks or glazed earthenware with decals of a little boy or girl in their sleeper pajamas. Requires some china painting.
POPULAR CERAMICS #493 Aug 1990 (v.41#1) pg. 42

What brush do I use? Using the detail brush when painting ceramics.
POPULAR CERAMICS #493 Aug 1990 (v.41#1) pg. 74

From the Marc Bellaire notebooks. Designs incorporating oak leaves, acorns, chrysanthemums, and wheat.
POPULAR CERAMICS #494 Sep 1990 (v.41#2) pg. 74

Faux marbleizing of large ceramic pieces using underglazes.
POPULAR CERAMICS #494 Sep 1990 (v.41#2) pg. 90

From the Marc Bellaire notebooks. Southwestern patterns. (1) Ears of corn. (2) Two desert scenes. (3) Cider jug and apple pattern.
POPULAR CERAMICS #495 Oct 1990 (v.41#3) pg. 28

Fired ceramic photo decoration. How to transfer a high-contrast photographic image to a ceramic object using "Thermal Screen" screen-printing material.
POPULAR CERAMICS #495 Oct 1990 (v.41#3) pg. 80

From the Mark Bellaire notebooks. Christmas designs. (1) Santa. (2) Snowman.
POPULAR CERAMICS #496 Nov 1990 (v.41#4) pg. 28

Sumi-e in tile painting. Using the Japanese art form of one stroke painting (Sumi-e) to create ceramic tile murals for bathrooms, kitchens, etc.
POPULAR CERAMICS #497 Dec 1990 (v.41#5) pg. 62

From the Marc Bellaire notebooks. Holiday designs. (1) Snowflake. (2) Candle lantern with holly leaves. (3) Partridge in a pear tree.
POPULAR CERAMICS #497 Dec 1990 (v.41#5) pg. 76

Slip trailing. Decorative technique in which thick slip is used to form a raised line on a clay surface. Can be used to simulate enamel cloisonne.
POPULAR CERAMICS #497 Dec 1990 (v.41#5) pg. 90

Tip on using plastic wrap and underglaze to create a multi-colored marbleized design on greenware or bisque.
POPULAR CERAMICS #533 Jan 1994 (v.44#6) pg. 22

Enhancement vase. Tips on applying leafing film enhancement.
POPULAR CERAMICS #533 Jan 1994 (v.44#6) pg. 70

Ceramic dishes are glazed using "splatter" painting techniques. Some tips.
POPULAR CERAMICS #535 Mar 1994 (v.44#8) pg. 69

Two tips on dealing with "hard spots" when finishing greenware.
POPULAR CERAMICS #536 Apr 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 14

Opaque stains for ceramics. Tips on their use and possible problems.
POPULAR CERAMICS #538 Jun 1994 (v.44#11) pg. 18

Tips on using up leftover ceramic paints and glazes rather than letting them harden in the jar.
POPULAR CERAMICS #538 Jun 1994 (v.44#11) pg. 38

Marbleizing ceramics. A technique for using up odd and ends of underglaze colors.
POPULAR CERAMICS #538 Jun 1994 (v.44#11) pg. 68

Translucent ceramic stains. Tips on selection and use.
POPULAR CERAMICS #539 Jul 1994 (v.44#12) pg. 18

Application and possible problems when using pearlescent and metallic non-firing ceramic stains.
POPULAR CERAMICS #540 Aug 1994 (v.45#1) pg. 12

Non-fired textural and decorating mediums.
POPULAR CERAMICS #541 Sep 1994 (v.45#2) pg. 14

Simulating salt glazing on ceramic milk bottles.
POPULAR CERAMICS #541 Sep 1994 (v.45#2) pg. 62

Speciality products for ceramic finishing. Application and possible problems when using menders, thickeners, and resists.
POPULAR CERAMICS #542 Oct 1994 (v.45#3) pg. 14

Speciality products for finishing ceramics. Glaze media, clay carve, magic crystals, thicker, volcano fire, tint-a-glaze, etching liquid and silica sand.
POPULAR CERAMICS #543 Nov 1994 (v.45#4) pg. 14

How to pose people for photos destined to be converted into black-and-white silhouettes. The silhouettes form the artwork to be printed on ceramic mugs for use as prizes, fund raiser, gifts, etc.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 1991 (v.98#5) pg. 52

A technique for carving and painting ceramic greenware. Pattern is furnished for an Indian in a feathered headdress. Intermediate to advanced skill level.
TOLE WORLD #108 Jan-Feb 1991 (v.15#1) pg. 26, 33

Tip on sealing painted ceramics so the piece is safe for use with food.
TOLE WORLD #111 Jul-Aug 1991 (v.15#4) pg. 25

Carved floral plate. Instructions for carving and painting a greenware plate with a large chrysanthemum-like cluster of flowers. Intermediate to advanced skill level.
TOLE WORLD #112 Sep-Oct 1991 (v.15#5) pg. 50

How to prepare an old crockery pot before painting.
TOLE WORLD #124 Sep-Oct 1993 (v.17#5) pg. 59