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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!


Travis Winters, Buffalo State College: CM 2009 Undergraduate Showcase

Posted On August 12, 2009 0 Comments
Nebula, 10 in. (25 cm) in height, raku fired, 2009. Cinched, 14 in. (33 cm) in height, wood-fired stoneware, 2009. As a child I spent a lot of my time exploring the woods that were right in my backyard, which is why I have always been drawn to the organic beauty of nature. By looking… Read More »

Timo Fahler, Kansas City Art Institute: CM 2009 Undergraduate Showcase

Posted On August 12, 2009 2 Comments
Layered Archetype B, 17 in. (43 cm) in height, slip cast and thrown porcelain, stoneware, black underglaze, fired to cone 10 in reduction. Porcelain Archetype, 35 in. (89 cm) in height, slip cast, press molded porcelain, fired to cone 10 in reduction. My recent work investigates the interplay between the interior architecture of an object… Read More »

Mai Maruo, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University: CM 2009 Undergraduate Showcase

Posted On August 12, 2009 0 Comments
Jewelry box, 4.5 in. (11 cm) in height, soda-fired porcelain. Bowl, 11 in. (28 cm) in diameter, soda-fired porcelain. Over time, traditions adjust to people and their lifestyles. The rate of this change may vary within different cultures. In contrast, nature tends to change slowly and universally. Both of these types of change are meaningful… Read More »

Melanie Blood, Massachusetts College of Art and Design: CM 2009 Undergraduate Showcase

Posted On August 12, 2009 0 Comments
Draped Series Arches, 22 in. (56 cm) in height, low-fire slip, soda fired,2009. Draped Series, Untitled #2, 2 ft. (1.2 m) in length, low-fire slipand cotton batting, 2009. A moment in time can be captured; however, what remains most important is the memory and existence of that instant. My inspirations have been my grandparents, the… Read More »

Matthew Bright, Minnesota State University-Mankato: CM 2009 Undergraduate Showcase

Posted On August 12, 2009 0 Comments
Failure to Function, 18 in. (46 cm) in height, earthenware, metallic paints, 2009. Transfuse Me, 25 in. (64 cm) in height, stoneware, glaze, glass, metal, fired to cone 05, 2008. As an artist, it is my responsibility to influence the viewer to see not just an object, but an expression of myself when looking at… Read More »

Julie Malen, Kansas City Art Institute: CM 2009 Undergraduate Showcase

Posted On August 12, 2009 0 Comments
Bull in a China Shop, 75 in. (1.9 m) in length, stoneware, commercial dishes, ceramic decals, found objects, 2009. My interest in ceramics draws me to analyze the life and character of objects-the idea that possessions can retain the story of human existence. As a result, the scenarios I create in clay combine objects, plants,… Read More »

Deborah Freeman, Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning: CM 2009 Undergraduate Showcase

Posted On August 12, 2009 0 Comments
Momoyama Liquor Set, 10 in. (25 cm) in width, thrown, altered, and assembled stoneware (with cellulose fiber, nut shells, feldspar chips, and grog) and porcelain, soda-fired, 2008. Double Condiment, 12 ½ in. (32 cm) in length, thrown, altered, and assembled stoneware (with cellulose fiber, nut shells, feldspar chips and grog) and porcelain, soda-fired, 2009. I… Read More »

Brenda Danbrook, The Australian National University: CM 2009 Undergraduate Showcase

Posted On August 12, 2009 3 Comments
Composition of Eight, 16 in. (41 cm) in height (tallest), wheel-thrown stoneware, iron glaze, soda fired to cone 10. Composition of Fourteen, 16 in. (14 cm) in height (tallest), wheel-thrown stoneware and porcelain, wax resist glaze and soda glaze, fired to cone 10. Finding art within functional pottery has become my passion. I begin a… Read More »

Barbara Banfield, Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning: CM 2009 Undergraduate Showcase

Posted On August 12, 2009 0 Comments
Ice bucket, 16 in. (41 cm) in height, soda-fired porcelain, 2009. Serving bowl, 14 in. (36 cm) in diameter, soda-fired porcelain, 2008. While at Sheridan College my focus has been to explore as much technique and process as possible. The challenging method of soda firing has captured my attention. The random atmosphere and the dynamic… Read More »

Angee Verzani-Dorcey, University of South Dakota: CM 2009 Undergraduate Showcase

Posted On August 12, 2009 3 Comments
3-Tier Cake, 15 in. (38 cm) in height, stoneware with slips and glaze, fired to cone 10, 2009. Bread tray, 18 in. (46 cm) in length, stoneware with slips and glaze, fired to cone 10, 2009. Conceptually, it is my intention to physically preserve a celebration, capture a moment, and honor the functional form. The… Read More »