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Call for Entries! Ceramics Monthly to Feature Outstanding Ceramics Undergraduate Students in September 2009 Issue

Posted On June 15, 2009 3 Comments

It’s summer time and that means the deadline (June 30 – write it down!) is fast approaching for Ceramics Monthly’s Annual Undergraduate Showcase competition. So as a reminder for that deadline, and simply to show you some great work, I thought I would feature the showcased artists from last year’s inaugural competition in today’s post.

Working Backwards: Liz Zlot Summerfield

Posted On May 22, 2009 1 Comment
with Cut Paper Templates by Liz Zlot Summerfield Avocado Floral and Striped Butter Dish, 6 in. (15 cm) in length, handbuilt earthenware, terra sigillata, glaze, fired to cone 04 in oxidation, luster, 2008.   Cream, Sugar and Milk Set with Brick, 12 in. (30 cm) in length.   Floral and White Striped Box, 3 ½… Read More »

Striving for Perfection: Energy Efficiency and Combustion

Posted On May 20, 2009 0 Comments

To achieve complete combustion, the exact proportions of fuel and oxygen are required with nothing remaining. In a gas kiln firing this is often difficult to attain because of the many variables in fuel and oxygen (which is derived from the air) and the equipment used to mix the two.


Ceramics Monthly, June/July/August 2009

Posted On May 19, 2009 Comments Off on Ceramics Monthly, June/July/August 2009

Focus: Working Potters

Eight full-time working potters share their insights on making it in the pottery world, in the studio and in life.
Buy this back issue – $4.99 (PDF only)

Panama Red Glaze, Cone 6 reduction

Mid-Range Reduction Firing: It’s Not Just Cooler, It’s Cool!

Posted On May 13, 2009 20 Comments

As John Britt points out in today’s post, firing to cone 6 reduction is cheaper, faster, and the results can be almost indistinguishable from high fire.

Mark Hewitt: Working Potter

Posted On May 1, 2009 1 Comment

As part of our Working Potter series, successful potter Mark Hewitt shares his approach to the handmade pottery business.

La Meridiana

Posted On April 29, 2009 0 Comments
LA MERIDIANA International School of Ceramics in Tuscany. Italian culture, Mediterranean flair and a facility dedicated to the continual education in Ceramic Art. Programme 2015 at

Ceramics Consulting Services

Posted On April 29, 2009 0 Comments
Ceramics Consulting Services offers technical information and practical advice on clay/glaze/kiln faults and corrections, slip casting, clay body/glaze formulas, salt glazing, product design. Call or write for details. Jeff Zamek, 6 Glendale Woods Dr., Southampton, MA 01073; (413) 527-7337; e-mail; or  

Petro Mold

Posted On April 29, 2009 0 Comments
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Emerging Ceramic Artist to Watch: Stephanie Craig, Strongsville, Ohio

Posted On April 27, 2009 0 Comments

In my current studio work, the Factory Work Series, I am equally
interested in formal design considerations and conceptual concerns.
Each piece is carefully crafted with emphasis on elements in contrast;
most notably the delicate white figures juxtaposing the crusty
industrial machinery.