Ceramic Arts Daily: How do you make a living as a ceramic artist? What is the best advice you have for someone just starting their ceramic business? Kathi LeSueur: I’ve made my living as a potter for 40 years. It is far harder now than in the past because the associated expenses of art fairs are… Read More »
See how today's ceramic artists are taking the lessons from old traditions and shaping their work for the future. Meet emerging and established ceramic artists and find out what influences their work. Learn more about the issues affecting contemporary studio ceramic artists and potters. In these articles, you'll find out how working artists make it work. You'll learn about their inspirations, methods, challenges and see examples of some of the best ceramic art being made today. And don't forget to download your free copy of Emerging Ceramic Artists: New Pottery and Ceramic Sculpture. You won't want to miss these up-and-coming ceramic artists who are sure to make a mark on the ceramic art world!
The insights that self-employed studio potters share about the decisions that made their careers possible are always informative. That is why Ceramics Monthly focuses on working studio potters in the June/July/August issue every year. That is also why I excerpted snippets from the issue on Ceramic Arts Daily! In today’s post, an excerpt from this year’s edition… Read More »
Ceramics Monthly: What do you think it takes to make a living as a potter? Robert Briscoe: Obviously, to make a living as a potter, you must first care passionately about making good pots. Developing the skills to make good pots is the prerequisite to making a living. Once you have that, you need the… Read More »
Pop-up shows can, well, pop up anywhere, and create a sense of fun and immediacy for visitors. They also let artists combine the best of both online marketing and traditional physical shows of their work. Ceramics Monthly: How are pop-up shows in the Helsinki area organized, and what are the benefits of marketing your work… Read More »
Many many moons ago, when I started out my career here as assistant editor to our magazines Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated, there was one rule of pottery photography that would show your work in the best way possible: Photograph your pots on a neutral gradated background with a wide depth of field. Nothing… Read More »
Thought we’d share this beautiful video shot by Sam Giffin of Giffin Grip. Enjoy! Would you like to make pottery in Bali? Don’t miss your chance with Potters Council!
Ceramics Monthly: Do your surroundings in Kentucky and the hard physical labor of wood firing influence the work you make?Photo: Azucena Trejo Williams.Davie Reneau: Those two things are primary influences for me. I live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth; visually there is nothing but inspiration. Voluptuous rolling hills, textures of plowed… Read More »
Ceramics Monthly: What sparks your creativity? Giselle Hicks: A visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, passages from Virginia Woolf or John Steinbeck novels, or an essay on still life might spark an idea. I look at design magazines, historical ceramics, textiles, architecture, and also try to keep my eye on… Read More »
Q: Was there a class, workshop, or teacher that was a game changer for you and your ceramic work? Was there a particular experience that helped you to change your work for the better and build a more successful career? What advice do you have for others based on this experience?Donna: The conversation below was the start… Read More »
Ceramics Monthly: When you were teaching at Juniata College, was there a time when learning and teaching interfaced so you couldn’t tell one from the other?Jack Troy: Many beginning assignments aren’t pottery-related and call on the students to use the material to explore personal experience. One such project calls for making a clay model of… Read More »