In putting our last issue together, focused on Masters in Clay, and receiving great feedback and suggestions from you about your influences and those who you feel deserve coverage of a similar type, I began reflecting more intentionally on what really influences me in the studio. What came from that was an understanding that it’s individuals as much as their work that provide inspiration, information, and understanding. Some of those represented here occupy a place in my life only through their work; others have had direct personal impact (and honestly, their work means more to me because of it). Regardless of that, all 10 of these cups play some significant part in my daily life. So this little game is meant to be interesting and fun, but it’s also intended as a way to connect my influences to you, through me and my work. Plus, I need a reason to get back in the studio and make some cups! And I hope that, as you sit in your studio making cups (or whatever you’re making), you create some mental space to focus on your own influences and those individuals who helped bring you to where you are now. Enjoy! —Sherman Hall, editor.
You guess who made each of these cups, and I’ll send you a cup made by yours truly. I’m not about to claim that it will be as good as any of the cups you see here—but I think it’s pretty good. To enter, and to get a better look at all of the cups, go to www.ceramicsmonthly.org and click the Cup Contest link. —Sherman Hall, Editor.
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Venco super twin, stainless steel pugmill and extruder. Comes with two accessories and stand. Look online to see picture. Retail price online is $4,600. Sell for $3,300. Please e-mail Jon at email@example.com.
Visiting Artist Workshops in Putnam, CT: Crystalline Glazes with Lindsey Epstein, March 29-30; Potheads with Rachel Lewis, April 26; Sculptural Mosaics with Peter Geisser and Mika Seeger, May 24-25; Doug Peltzman, September 27-28; Monica Ripley, October 25-26. For more information: www.sawmillpottery.com. Sawmill Pottery was voted best Pottery Studio in CT for 2013.
Santa Fe Pottery Studio with space for rent. Our 2600 sq.ft. professional pottery is looking for one or two artists. 80 cu.ft. gas kiln, raku and micaceous firing. Starting at $300 per month. Contact (505) 614-5215.
Frank Massarella Workshop, Function & Art Fusion; June 17-22 in Ojai, CA. Throwing, altering, slipping, and glazing. Fee: $600. Ojai Pottery & Clay School, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.