As part of our Working Potter series, successful potter Kathryn Finnerty shares her approach to the handmade pottery business.
If you are a functional potter, you've come to the right place. Here, you'll find loads of articles on making functional pottery. Whether you enjoy coil building, slab work or throwing on the potter's wheel, you'll find a wealth of information on pottery techniques; from forming to finishing. And, if you haven't already, be sure to click on over to the Free Gifts section of the site to download your free copy of Contemporary Functional Pottery: A Discussion of Handmade Pottery by 11 Working Potters. It is a great learning tool for those interested in functional pottery. The projects are presented in an easy-to-understand, step-by-step format. The photos pretty much duplicate what you'd expect to see at a pottery workshop or a demonstration -- all the key steps are included. And if you're serious about functional pottery, don't miss Robin Hopper's seminal book Functional Pottery.
Two potters with well-established careers and reputations have been collaborating for almost three decades. An exhibition, book and DVD celebrate this partnership.
As part of our Working Potter series, successful potter Simon Levin shares his approach to the handmade pottery business.
Oval bowl, 23 in. (58 cm) in length, porcelain with glaze and terra sigillata, fired in oxidation, 2008. Wall plates, 24 in. (61 cm) in length, porcelain with glaze and terra sigillata, fired in oxidation, 2009. My last teaching job ended in 2002 and I consider myself to have been a full-time studio ceramic… Read More »
Choosing Solitude Jeff Oestreich, Taylors Falls, Minnesota; Deeply Invested Silvie Granatelli, Floyd, Virginia; Small Rewards, But Who’s Counting?, Blair Meerfeld, Saguache, Colorado; Hard Work, Soft Clay, Mark Shapiro, Worthington, Massachusetts; Foundation Stones John Glick, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Pots in the Real World Ayumi Horie, Cottekill, New York
When throwing pots for long hours at a time became too much for ceramic artist Marlene Jack’s wrists, she altered the way she worked, putting more emphasis on handbuilding and looking at the wheel as just one of the many tools in her arsenal – not the primary one. As you can see in the… Read More »
The people have spoken. The votes are in. We have a Ceramic Arts Daily People’s Choice Emerging Artist. And the winner is Jeremy Brooks! Congratulations Jeremy and thanks to everyone who voted! To see Jeremy’s work and the work of the other Emerging Artists, click here. As the winner, Jeremy will receive a complimentary listing in… Read More »