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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!

Hanging Dead Project II, 18 in. (46 cm) in height, slip-cast porcelain, fired to cone 6, with China paint and lusters fired to cone 018, branches fired to cone 10 in oxidation, and tails made of cut paper, 2010.

Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker, Emerging Artist 2011

Posted On April 11, 2011 0 Comments

Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker, Cincinnati, Ohio

The Three Spinners, largest is 11 in. (28 cm) in diameter, white earthenware with underglazes, underglaze pencil, and clear glaze. Photo: Tipton Gentry.

Angelique Tassistro, Emerging Artist 2011

Posted On April 11, 2011 2 Comments

Angelique Tassistro, Asheville, North Carolina

Teapot, 10 in. (25 cm) in height, porcelain, fired to cone 10 in reduction, 2010.

Mike Jabbur, Emerging Artist 2011

Posted On April 11, 2011 1 Comment

Mike Jabbur, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Dinner and lunch plates, to 9¾ in. (25 cm) in width, high-fire porcelain with glaze and inlaid underglaze, 2011.

Douglas Peltzman, Emerging Artist 2011

Posted On April 11, 2011 1 Comment

Douglas Peltzman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A Man-made Sanctuary (Green), 24 in. (61 cm) in height, porcelain, wood, concrete, and steel, 2010.

Aaron Tennessee Benson, Emerging Artist 2011

Posted On April 11, 2011 0 Comments

Aaron Tennessee Benson, Helena, Montana

Damaged kiln in Mashiko.

Global Ceramics Community Comes Together for Japan

Posted On March 23, 2011 7 Comments

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.

Kenyon Hansen

Kenyon Hansen: Hot Coffee and Tea

Posted On December 9, 2010 2 Comments

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.

The Battle of Britain London Monument in progress, with a suspended wooden armature that was built as the figures were constructed.

The Story of a Successful Ceramic Sculptor: Paul Day Talks About Life In and Out of the Studio

Posted On December 1, 2010 19 Comments

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.


Glen C. Nelson, 1913–2010

Posted On October 15, 2010 5 Comments

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.

Blue and White Jar, 23 in. (58 cm) in height, porcelain with inlaid cobalt pigments.

From West to East and Back Again: The Ceramics of Steven Young Lee

Posted On October 15, 2010 0 Comments

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