Focus: The Potter’s Life
Our annual feature with advice, reflection and insights by working potters on how they balance life, work, studio, art, tough choices, easy choices, and how others might do the same.
Emerging Artist Issue
Even if it weren’t spring, we would be celebrating new growth and possibilities. This year’s group of emerging artists work in all manner of established ceramic processes, while expanding what it means to be working in clay in the twenty-first century.
“Oval Window Vine,” 17 inches in height, thrown and altered stoneware with iron slip over alberta and white slip, wax resist, wood fired with salt and soda ash; by Sam Taylor.
“Oscillation #3,” 29 inches in height, press-molded terra cotta, slip, glaze, by Jason Green.
“Creep,” 19 inches in height, slip-cast ceramic with acrylic paints by Tyler Lotz.
“Large Jar,” 18 inches in height, Pink Shino glaze with crawl pattern, fired to Cone 9, by Lisa Hammond.
“Octopus Plate,” 10.5 inches in diameter, stoneware with wax-resist glaze decoration, wood fired, by Ken Sedberry.
“Window of Opportunity,” 28 inches in height, thrown stoneware with brushed-on English porcelain slip, gloss white glaze, fired to Cone 10 in reduction, by Kevin Nguyen.
“Fruit Basket” and “Flower Basket,” to 12 inches in height, thrown, altered and fluted porcelain, with flashing slip (fruit basket) and Willie Hillix glaze (flower basket), single fired to Cone 10 in a soda kiln, by Gay Smith.