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Text and Context: Stephanie DeArmond’s Slab-Built Porcelain Letterforms

Posted On March 5, 2012 3 Comments

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.

Margeaux Claude is one of the Ceramics Monthly Undergraduate Showcase artists for this 2011.

Announcing the Ceramics Monthly Undergraduate Showcase Artists

Posted On August 17, 2011 11 Comments

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!

Nesting bowls, to 12½ in. (32 cm) in diameter, handbuilt earthenware, fired to cone 02 in an electric kiln, 2008.

Down to Earth: Joseph Pintz’s Hand-Hewn Ceramic Sculpture

Posted On July 11, 2011 3 Comments

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.


Pottery Exhibition to Feature 120 Ken Matsuzaki Pots That Narrowly Escaped Japan Earthquake

Posted On May 25, 2011 7 Comments

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.

Dot Dot Dash Dinner Plate, 11 in. (28 cm) in diameter, porcelain with iron oxide decals, 2010.

Meredith Host, Emerging Artist 2011

Posted On April 11, 2011 3 Comments

Meredith Host, Kansas City, Missouri

Triple Promenade (2 units), 12 in. (30 cm) in height, slip cast with variable mold system, fired to cone 4, 2011.

Kala Stein, Emerging Artist 2011

Posted On April 11, 2011 1 Comment

Kala Stein, Alfred, New York

Layered, 15 in. (38 cm) in height, porcelain, China paint, string, acrylic, Plexiglas, 2011.

Darien Johnson, Emerging Artist 2011

Posted On April 11, 2011 1 Comment

Darien Johnson, Buffalo, New York

Martha’s 12 and the Compliments, 74 in. (1.9 m) in width, bricks, wood, and paint, 2010.

Adam Welch, Emerging Artist 2011

Posted On April 11, 2011 0 Comments

Adam Welch, New York, New York

I Am Really Just the Surface of a Grand Ocean, 25 in. (64 cm) in height, porcelain with glaze and stains, fired to cone 6, acrylic and oil paint, 2010.

Cary Weigand, Emerging Artist 2011

Posted On April 11, 2011 7 Comments

Cary Weigand, Jacksonville, Oregon

Turbine #1 (Construction Series), 21 in. (53 cm) in diameter, white earthenware, 2010.

Peter Christian Johnson, Emerging Artist 2011

Posted On April 11, 2011 1 Comment

Peter Christian Johnson, La Grande, Oregon