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Ceramic Artists

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!

Emerging Ceramic Artist to Watch: Brenda Lichman, Denton, Texas

Posted On April 17, 2009 1 Comment

The physicality of the ceramic medium is an integral part of my
everyday liveliness and identity. As a result, it is imperative that my
work reflect this synergy. I define myself as an energetic, passionate
person, striving for balance and harmony in my life and in my creative

Emerging Ceramic Artist to Watch: Andréa Keys, Athens, Ohio

Posted On April 17, 2009 0 Comments

The sculptures that I make are driven by a desire to investigate how an
individual’s personal history affects their identity, behaviors and
actions. I am especially interested in inter-generational trauma and
how a person’s past—particularly a past that has been interrupted by a
traumatic event such as war—can influence patterned behaviors that are
passed through the family.

Reflections on Accumulation

Posted On April 8, 2009 0 Comments

Canadian artist, Wendy Walgate comments on a culture of acquisition with brightly colored, slip-cast, and assembled sculptures

Just What the Doctor Ordered: A New Health Insurance Plan Helps Keep Potters and Ceramic Artists Healthy

Posted On February 11, 2009 1 Comment

The Potters Council recently established a new health insurance benefit for members that can help make affordable insurance available to ceramic artists and potters. So I am spreading the word to Ceramic Arts Daily readers today!

Emerging Ceramic Artists to Watch: New Pottery and Ceramic Sculpture

Posted On October 6, 2008 0 Comments

With so much incredible ceramic art being created today, it becomes difficult to know where to look for new up-and-coming ceramic artists—there are just so many! To help you begin sorting through all the great ceramic artists at the beginning of their careers, we’ve put together Emerging Ceramic Artists to Watch: New Pottery and Ceramic Sculpture as a free gift to Ceramic Arts Daily subscribers. The fourteen featured ceramic artists are making exciting new work that we think you shouldn’t miss. Inside, you will find images of their work, statements in their own words about their motivations and inspirations for their ceramic art, as well as their career plans and insights about becoming professional ceramic artists.

Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your own ceramic art or if you’re a collector, Emerging Ceramic Artists to Watch: New Pottery and Ceramic Sculpture includes something for everyone involved in ceramics. Enjoy!

Jeremy Brooks of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, one of this year's Emerging Artists, created "The White Rabbit," shown above.

Rising Ceramics Stars Chosen as Ceramics Monthly’s 2008 Emerging Artists. Vote for Your Favorite!

Posted On April 21, 2008 0 Comments

Before I became the editor of Ceramic Arts Daily, I was associate editor of Ceramics Monthly magazine. The May issue of the magazine was always an issue that I looked forward to because the May issue housed the results of Ceramics Monthly’s annual Emerging Artist contest. The competition is open to ceramic artists who have actively been pursuing a career in ceramics for less than ten years. Each year towards the tail end of winter, the entries would start rolling in the door for the contest. This was exciting, not only because it meant that Spring was right around the corner, but also because it gave us the opportunity to see a large sampling of what was new and exciting in ceramic arts and often exposed us to some new faces we hadn’t previously known.