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Ceramics Monthly May 2012

Ceramics Monthly, May 2012

Posted On May 6, 2012 0 Comments

We are all unsung in some way, just as we are lauded in others. And we will likely never be able to properly thank those who have been instrumental in guiding us, supporting us, and helping us realize our true potential. But remember, that’s not why they helped us in the first place, and the best way to acknowledge that assistance is to internalize that lesson of support and realize that you have tools that others need, whether it’s time, experience and expertise, advice, money, space, or perhaps just the acknowledgement of someone’s struggle along their own creative path. We work in studios, not in vacuums. —Sherman Hall, Editor

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April 2012 Ceramics Monthly

Ceramics Monthly, April 2012

Posted On March 15, 2012 0 Comments

We need passionate newbies; we do, in fact, want them to be fired up about clay. But once they are interested, and we have them in our clutches, and they have learned a subtle thing or two about the wonders of clay, then I think it is reasonable to expect that their vocabulary and manner of dialog reflect their level of knowledge—which is to say that they move from being fired up to becoming stoked, or centered (well, maybe not centered—that takes quite a while). —Sherman Hall, Editor

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Ceramics Monthly, March 2012

Posted On March 7, 2012 0 Comments

Many artists find themselves overcoming issues far more complex than sagging plates, and the creative process that is wrapped up in material, form, and technique is at the center of this kind of problem solving. —Sherman Hall, Editor

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Ceramics Monthly, February 2012

Posted On March 7, 2012 0 Comments

Throughout the process of trying to make something new in the studio (a new rim on a plate in hopes that it will catch a runny glaze just right, a new foot on the bowls so they lift up rather than sit down), I cannot help but compare it to the development of ideas for a new column in the magazine. —Sherman Hall, Editor

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Ceramics Monthly, January 2012

Posted On March 7, 2012 0 Comments

As we head into the 60th volume year of Ceramics Monthly, we look back at what was, realize how far we have traveled, and look forward to what will undoubtedly be an exciting year in studio ceramics. —Sherman Hall, Editor

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Why Didn’t I Think of That? Pottery Tips, Tools, and Techniques from Ceramic Arts Daily Readers

Posted On November 30, 2011 22 Comments

Clay people have some darn impressive ingenuity when it comes to improving the efficiency of their processes. We get a lot of great studio tips sent to us from readers, and every month Ceramics Monthly publishes some of them in their Tips and Tools section. Since these tips were well received the last time I posted some, I thought I would share a few more. In fact, I think I will make these a semi regular feature. 

December 2011 Ceramics Monthly

Ceramics Monthly, December 2011

Posted On November 11, 2011 0 Comments

Has anyone ever said to you, “I’m not artistic; I can’t even draw a straight line,” and you look at them a bit sideways because first of all that’s what rulers are for and second, being artistic is like everything else: effort, sweat, and practice are what produce good results, not talent. —Sherman Hall, Editor
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November 2011 Ceramics Monthly

Ceramics Monthly, November 2011

Posted On October 17, 2011 0 Comments

There are so many new things like that happening all the time in ceramics, and we try to keep up on as many as we can, but there is only so much we can put in this magazine. —Sherman Hall, Editor
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October 2011 Ceramics Monthly

Ceramics Monthly, October 2011

Posted On September 14, 2011 0 Comments

Ceramics will not cure the world of its many ills, but its the hammer I have, so I’ll go looking for nails to pound with it. —Sherman Hall, Editor
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Ryan Fletcher’s Tapas Micros Project

Posted On August 12, 2011 1 Comment

Kansas City artist Ryan Fletcher collaborates with chefs and caterers to explore the use of ceramics in supporting the visual and functional aspects of serving food.