Angelique Tassistro, Asheville, North Carolina
Mike Jabbur, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Douglas Peltzman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aaron Tennessee Benson, Helena, Montana
The news out of Japan seems to grow more heartbreaking by the day, and like many all over the world, we have been trying to determine the best way to help. Over the past 10 days, we have been gathering information on options for helping from a variety of sources and we’ll share what we’ve found today. We are also sharing a harrowing firsthand account of the earthquake from our friend Euan Craig (blogger Euan the Potter), who lives in Mashiko, a historical pottery town hit hard by the earthquake.
I enjoyed solving the problems of making double-walled vessels. The technical challenges made the process of invention fun. Brainstorming several possible ways to create a thermos, and the consequential failures and learning curve kept me actively involved in the process. In the end, though, with the technical problems resolved, I am much more interested in the aesthetic issues and the roles such pots play in our lives.
Ceramics Monthly’s Working Sculptors issue is coming up in January, so today I thought I would give you a sneak peek at one of the sculptors in the issue. In this excerpt, sculptor Paul Day shares the path he took to a successful art career.
Artist, educator, and author Glenn C. Nelson died on Saturday, April 17, 2010, in Naples, Florida, six weeks shy of his 97th birthday. Nelson was born May 30, 1913 in Racine, Wisconsin. He was the only child of Nels and Bertha Nelson.
Trade of goods between the East and the West dates back to the early days of the Silk Routes, but it wasn’t until the period of early modern colonization that Eastern motifs, styles, and subject matter became vogue in the art of the West. At the same time, Europeanizing trends appeared in the art of the East: a cross-cultural hybridization had
Potter and traditional arts advocate Nancy Sweezy will be fondly remembered for reviving the fortunes of Jugtown Pottery at a time when the continued vitality of North Carolina’s remarkable pottery tradition seemed uncertain. Nancy’s interest in pottery had begun in the 1950s when she lived in New Hampshire and studied at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and with Isobel Karl.