As much as we learn about the art of pottery, the more we realize we can learn. We bring the experts together for masterclasses on ceramics techniques.

Make a clay hand turkey!

Looking for a fun project to keep those little hands busy this Thanksgiving season? We've re-interpreted the classic child's craft into a hands-on (see what we did there?) clay project. Even better, those hand turkeys can be saved for posterity and used as trivets on your Thanksgiving table!

How to make a pottery pumpkin

Want to make a jack-o'-lantern that doesn't turn to moldy mush? Or what about creating gorgeous, long-lasting decor for Thanksgiving? Let's make a pottery pumpkin!

How to trim a bowl with a giffin grip

A giffin grip is a super useful tool when working with clay on a wheel. Giffin grips attach to your wheel to hold your piece in place while trimming, glazing, and more.

How to dip-glaze pottery

Dipping is a common technique for glazing large numbers of pieces, or when you want a solid coating of glaze for your work. In this video, our own Sean Tessandori shows us how to dip-glaze a cup. 

How to use wax resist to protect the foot of a vessel

Wax resist is an excellent way to keep glaze off of the parts of your work that you want to keep clear.

How to Attach Mug Handles

In this video, SPS team pottery Sean Tessandori shows us how to make and attach handles to a mug.

How to Trim a Vase

Trimming helps a pot, bowl, mug, or vase sit better on the table by leveling and defining the pot. It also removes excess clay at the bottom so the pot will dry evenly and be less prone to cracking.

How to rewet old clay

Just because that old bag of clay has been hanging out in the back of your closet and is now a little dried out doesn't mean you have to toss it. In this (short) video, our resident clay expert shows how to rewet old clay so it's as good as new!

How do you mix your own pottery glaze?

Want to mix your own glaze? Our resident clay expert, Tyler Didier, shows us how to prepare dry glaze in this quick video.

How do you add mason stain to a glaze?

Want to add mason stain to a glaze to add color? In this video, SPS clay expert Tyler Didier takes us through the steps.

How to Throw a Dreidel Out of Clay

In celebration of the season, Seattle Pottery Supply team potter Frank Jacques shows us how to throw our very own dreidel!

Make a Mug for Dia de los Muertos

SPS team potter Frank Jacques shows us the steps to make a unique and beautiful Dia de los Muertos mug!

Beginner's Guide to Throwing

Start here so you don't miss the important first step in getting started with throwing.

How to Throw a Teapot on a Pottery Wheel

There's nothing like a pot of tea... and it's even more satisfying if you made the teapot yourself!

How To Throw A Snowman

Even if the weather hasn't gotten all holiday-sparkly in your neck of the woods, you can still build a snowman! Watch as our Christmas aficionado/clay technician, Tyler Didier, demonstrates how to build your very own clay snowman. Complete with absolutely adorable top-hat.

How to Throw a Clay Christmas Ornament

Have you ever wondered how to throw clay holiday ornaments on the wheel? Our clay tech, Tyler Didier loves doing just that... and in this video he shows you how to make your own!

How to Make a Donut Vase

Join SPS's Tyler Didier as he takes us through the steps to throwing a donut vase. This is a technique that requires intermediate throwing skills, but if you can throw a teapot you'll be fine!

Choosing the Right Pottery Wheel

Whether you want to take your budding pottery skills to the next level or give it a shot for the first time, a pottery wheel is a great addition to any home studio.

Kiln Tutorial Videos

Ready to use your new kiln? Here you'll find our library of videos to help you get up and running!

How to Make Nerikomi Pottery

Nerikomi—also known as neriage—was first created in Japan, and it involves stacking and cutting colored pieces of clay to form different patterns.

Make Your Own Glaze

Whether you are looking to save money by making your own glaze at home, or simply want to create a unique glaze, making your own pottery glaze has many benefits!

How to Set Up Your Pottery Wheel

To help you get your new pottery wheel set up as soon as possible, we’ve put together a quick video showing tips on how to get started with two of our top-selling potter's wheels.