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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.

Ceramics Monthly September 2011

Ceramics Monthly, September 2011

Posted On August 10, 2011 0 Comments

Routines can be tools of self-preservation in the studio, but it’s important to shake them up sometimes as it forces you to apply your knowledge and problem solving skills in a different way. —Sherman Hall, Editor
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Ceramics Monthly June/July/August 2011

Ceramics Monthly, June/July/August 2011

Posted On May 16, 2011 0 Comments

We do a lot of thinking about and talking about the romantic side of being a potter—even those of us who are professional potters must reflect from time to time on how their days just don’t seem to reflect that same rosy story that was the original motivation for working in clay. —Sherman Hall, Editor
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Ceramics Monthly May 2011

Ceramics Monthly, May 2011

Posted On April 12, 2011 0 Comments

If you look closely at this year’s Emerging Artists, you’ll see the creative successes first, and even though the artists themselves intend this, I challenge you to look further than that and look for the hard work. —Sherman Hall, Editor
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Dot Dot Dash Dinner Plate, 11 in. (28 cm) in diameter, porcelain with iron oxide decals, 2010.

Meredith Host, Emerging Artist 2011

Posted On April 11, 2011 3 Comments

Meredith Host, Kansas City, Missouri