The Ceramics Monthly Working Potters issue is out! I always love this issue because I enjoy hearing other potters talk about how they got to wherever they happen to be in their careers. In this excerpt from not of the working potter articles, Nan Coffin tells about her journey, from her first hand built kick wheels and kilns, to the lovely San Diego studio where she works today. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.
Kenji Uranishi left the countryside of Japan in 2004 to set up shop in Brisbane, Australia and be with his Aussie girlfriend (now wife). His studio is small and sometimes it is necessary to spill over into the rest of the house – a challenge with two young boys! But he still manages to make his gorgeous delicate work. In today’s post, Kenji explains how he makes his small studio work for him.
It has been nearly two years since a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit northern Japan. After the disaster, we posted an entry from potter Euan Craig’s blog (Euan the Potter) documenting how his family and his pottery were impacted. Euan and his family made the difficult decision to relocate and start over. In today’s post, an excerpt from his Studio Visit article in the March 2013 issue of Ceramics Monthly, Euan gives us an update from his new studio in Minakami, Japan. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.
The Working Potters issue is back. In it, eight fulltime potters share their trials, tribulations and triumphs working for a living in this field. Today, we’ll present an excerpt from that article.
In a world that seems to favor the fast and the cheap, it can be difficult to sustain a career as a maker of handmade objects. In fact, I think artists work harder than anyone I know to sustain their careers. Even with a successful exhibition career, a teaching gig, and selling her pots, Molly Hatch struggled with these very issues. Then she got a very intriguing email. The major retailer Anthropologie was interested in partnering with her to produce a line of dinnerware for the store. In today’s post, Molly explains how this turn of events came about and gives advice for other potters hoping to receive similar emails!
As a child I always enjoyed making things. It’s been part of my trajectory from the very beginning; I loved to draw, paint, sew, and create doodads with whatever was around. My family has a history of women artists, though it has only been my generation who has worked professionally at it.
In today’s post, an excerpt from a full profile in the June/July/August issue of Ceramics Monthly, Molly Hatch discusses Stephanie’s work and influences. Plus, Stephanie takes us through the process of slab building her letterforms.
It’s that time of year again. Ceramics Monthly has chosen the winners of its popular Undergraduate Showcase competition. This competition highlights impressive work by artists who are still in the very beginning stages of their explorations with clay. The artists chosen are featured in the September 2011 issue of Ceramics Monthly. Today, I thought I would give these artists a little CAD love and share their work with you. Let’s all give them a virtual round of applause!
Today, in an excerpt from our latest free download Contemporary Clay Sculpture: Modern Ceramic Sculpture as Narrative, Object, and Decor, we learn a little about Joseph and his work. Plus, he talks about the process behind his rough-hewn, handbuilt pottery, and more.
In today’s post I wanted to highlight an upcoming exhibition that
features pottery that narrowly escaped the devastating March earthquakes
in Japan. In addition to getting the word out about this exhibition, I wanted
to send an update about the potteries of Japan. In this excerpt from the
June/July/August issue of Ceramics Monthly, Naomi Tsukamoto explains how the potters of Mashiko are slowly rebuilding their lives.