Artist uses tape to transform pottery

  • Maximilian Rauber is a ceramic artist who creates bold designs on pottery using tape.
  • He creates a piece of pottery by applying tape freehand to make a design that best suits the shape of the piece, then paints over the tape.
  • After he fires the piece, he peels off the tape to reveal the pattern.
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Following is a transcript of the video.

Narrator: This artist peels tape off of pottery to reveal patterns. Maximilian Rauber is an artist based in Los Angeles. He creates bold designs on pottery using tape. Maximilian throws and trims clay by hand on a pottery wheel, then he marks out a pattern freehand using tape. An underglaze color goes over the pattern. He peels the tape after firing the piece. The results are beautiful.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This video was originally published in March 2020.