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Maryan Pelland
Mentor, muse, and resource for authors, writers, non-writers, and ghostwriters
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When Adelaide Robineau's Scarab Vase came out of the kiln, there were several multiple fractures in the work. Taxile Doat, who Adelaide was studying under, told her to pitch the thing and start again. Stubbornly, Adelaide spent hours pounding bisque scraps into a paste. She mixed that with powdered glaze, making an approximation of one kind of magic water, and puttied the cracks. Old Addy reglazed and refired the piece. The results spawned what is now called one of the most influential pottery pieces of the past two centuries. Adelaide is hailed as one of the first and finest independent women potters of America. So, potters, tenacity can prevail. Read about magic water in our free blog at handbuildersmonthly.com

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Hey happy March—spring is almost here. In the mean time, learn slip transfer and download a Cubistic design ready for your own project. All instructions included. Don't miss this versatile technique! http://handbuildersmonthly.com/march-2017/
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Once a Buddhist monk meditated in a cave for a long time. He ended up losing all his limbs and his shadow. Find out how this relates to tea, chawans, and ceramics. Read the tea bowl article at HandbuildersMonthly. http://handbuildersmonthly.com/february-2017/
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We're back after a winter hiatus for retooling. HandbuildersMonthly.com has a new format and exciting new premium and free content. Drop in, browse. Subscribe!

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If you love to draw or paint on clay surfaces, research tattoo history and art. Perfect translation to clay. If you live in Chicago, Field Museum has an ongoing exhibit about tattoo art history
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Well, if you work with clay or ceramics, making pottery or other art, HandbuildersMonthly.com has some great discount offers for you on surface decorating materials. When you have a moment today, check out our latest offer for a healthy discount on fireable waterslide decals! Use this link! http://handbuildersmonthly.com/handbuilding-resources-treasures/

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We discovered an incredible blue grass musician who is equally as talented when making sculptures in his ceramics studio. Meet Tony Furtado, unbelieveable Rennaisance guy. In our Sept issue. http://handbuildersmonthly.com/september-2016/

We're putting together the Sept issue of HandbuildersMonthly.com for you. You'll get a perfect recipe for a perfect process that makes repeating a vessel you like very easy. We have an interview with a well-known music star who is also a ceramic sculptor. Learn how to create a beautiful goblet. Soda fire special! Subscribe right now and don't miss a word! Or a picture.

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Happy August, #pottery fans! We just published our latest issue packed full of everything from jobs in the field of ceramics to an explanation of to wedge or not to wedge. Join us! You'll learn more about handbuilding pots than you can shake a stick at! http://handbuildersmonthly.com/august-2016/

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Here's a pretty good recipe for clay slip—with a secret ingredient.
https://ravenhillpottery.com/2014/03/06/making-slip/
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