How to Carve Custom Pottery Stamps That Last

There are a ton of commercial stamps on the market, but your work becomes more personal if you make your own. Making your own stamps can be a little frustrating if you don’t know what you’re doing. Paul explains his straightforward process of stamp making, starting with that old bag of clay that got a little too hard (we all have that bag of clay laying around)! He explains how he prints images from the web and traces the elements he finds interesting to transfer onto the stamp. After the stamps are made Paul demonstrates how he “draws” his interesting compositions with the stamps.

This clip is an excerpt from Paddled, Stamped & Glazed: Dynamic Pots from Start to Finish, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Network Shop.

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