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How to Make a Pot Like Grayson Perry

Follow our step-by-step guide to building a coil pot with ceramicist Freya Bramble-Carter

A bit of background

Turner Prize-winning artist, Grayson Perry is known for his ceramic vases and tapestries. Perry’s coil pots have complex surfaces which use a range of techniques. For this pot we’re going to follow a process of sgraffito, inlay of underglaze and oxide, and a single bisque fire and glaze fire approach.

The whole process can take up to a couple of weeks, depending on the speed in which you wish to work and drying times, and is suitable for anyone who is new to pottery.

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