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Emerging Ceramic Artist to Watch: Joanna Powell, Dallas, Texas

Posted On April 22, 2009 1 Comment

The focus of my work has been the creation of objects that are beautiful and fun, with an informal use of material, pattern and color. I am a collector of objects and ideas that manifest themselves in a need to create pieces which are treasured by others in the same way I treasure them.

Emerging Ceramic Artist to Watch: Jeremy Randall, Tully, New York

Posted On April 17, 2009 3 Comments

Familiarity evokes memory and I look to this association to present nostalgia through form. My reference to rural American architecture and antique rural implements places the viewer in a familiar setting that is layered with time, function and history while color creates celebration in these iconic objects.


Emerging Ceramic Artist to Watch: Clay Leonard, Bowling Green, Ohio

Posted On April 17, 2009 1 Comment

We live in an era where indirect forms of communication have become standard. Cell phones, internet messaging and e-mail have made face-to-face conversation seem like a distant memory. Through my ceramic vessels, I investigate the important ritual of sharing a meal.


Emerging Ceramic Artist to Watch: Brenda Lichman, Denton, Texas

Posted On April 17, 2009 1 Comment

The physicality of the ceramic medium is an integral part of my
everyday liveliness and identity. As a result, it is imperative that my
work reflect this synergy. I define myself as an energetic, passionate
person, striving for balance and harmony in my life and in my creative

Emerging Ceramic Artist to Watch: Andréa Keys, Athens, Ohio

Posted On April 17, 2009 0 Comments

The sculptures that I make are driven by a desire to investigate how an
individual’s personal history affects their identity, behaviors and
actions. I am especially interested in inter-generational trauma and
how a person’s past—particularly a past that has been interrupted by a
traumatic event such as war—can influence patterned behaviors that are
passed through the family.


Ceramics Monthly, May 2009

Posted On April 14, 2009 Comments Off

Focus: Emerging Artists

Sixteen artists working in all manner of studio ceramic practice put their best foot forward. The results show that clay continues to be used in incredibly innovative and exciting ways!
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Ceramics Monthly, April 2009

Posted On April 2, 2009 Comments Off

Focus: Summer Workshops 2009

Our comprehensive listing of summer workshops in ceramics provides all manner of educational opportunities, vocational training and informational overload. Whether you’re looking for figurative or functional, high-fire or low-fire, you will find it here.
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Ceramics Monthly March 2009

Posted On March 1, 2009 Comments Off

Focus: Community Education

Don’t miss the results from our ongoing survey of those involved in teaching the community. We asked about classes, facilities, challenges, events, demographics, equipment, and several other factors affecting small community clay organizations.We also report on how a small organization can have an impact beyond their own physical reach.

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Ceramics Monthly’s Community Education Survey

Posted On March 1, 2009 0 Comments

Results from our ongoing survey of those involved in
“spreading the word”—that word being clay.

Response to Talc and Asbestos: What We Know and What We Don’t

Posted On February 19, 2009 0 Comments
Editor’s Note: It has come to our attention that Jeff Zamek, author of “Talc and Asbestos: What we Know and What We Don’t”, published in our February 2008 issue, was a paid consultant to R.T. Vanderbilt Co., Inc., during the litigation referred to in the article. We intended to present a balanced report about potential health effects of New York talc and we believe we accomplished that. However, the writer’s relationship with the company, which has mined New York talc, should have been disclosed with the article. We regret that omission. As always, we feel that it is in our readers’ best interests to hear all possible perspectives on any topic involving health and safety. To that end, we present here a response to the talc article by a paid expert witness who testified on the opposite side of the lawsuit mentioned in the story.