Bill Strickland's Vision

"As an inner city kid in Pittsburgh during the decline of the steel industry, Bill Strickland’s future was turned around by the mentorship of potter and teacher, Frank Ross.  The story of Mr. Strickland’s life from the moment he saw Frank Ross turning a pot on the potter’s wheel is one of hope, change and human decency.  With the start of a new year, what better time than to share the thoughts of a MacArthur “Genius Fellow”, a true visionary, someone I deeply admire and respect."

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How To: Terra Sigillata with Kip O'Krongly

"In this blog installment, OC artist, Kip O'Krongly, gives some insight into how to make a fool-proof earthenware terra sigillata (aka sig).  One of the most tedious aspects of using sig is the need to burnish after applying to get that lovely satiny finish.  In this 4 and 1/2 minute silent video Kip shows you all you need to know in order to achieve a shiny sig with NO burnishing.  Hurrah!"

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