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Open Studios

Welcome to the Open Studios section of Ceramic Arts Daily! If you enjoy visiting other ceramic artists' studios or going on open studio tours, you've come to the right place. The posts in this section take you inside the garages, barns, basements, lofts, closets, warehouses, and porches that serve as studios for potters and ceramic sculptors of all stripes. Think of them as open studio tours on the web! And, be sure to download your free copy of the 2012 Ceramic Arts Buyers Guide: A Ceramic Studio Supply Resource so you can find out where to get all the things you need in your studio!


Studio Visit: Matthew Harris, Boulder, Colorado

Posted On April 19, 2010 2 Comments

In this latest installment of our Studio Visit department, Matthew Harris shares his personal practice and insight into her career as a working ceramic artist. 

Studio Visit: Erin Furimsky, Bloomington, Illinois

Posted On March 26, 2010 0 Comments

In this latest installment of our Studio Visit department, Erin Furimsky shares her personal practice and
insight into her career as a working ceramic artist.

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Pottery Studio Tour: Get to Know the Folks at Natchez Clay

Posted On February 12, 2010 43 Comments

By popular demand, today we are presenting one of our runners up in our recent Studio Tour Video Contest. This one is a tour of Natchez Clay, a teaching studio located in Natchez, Mississippi. It is full of great ideas for the studio, such as a terrific way to quickly turn a work space into a gallery space. Watch the video!

Studio Tour Contest Winners!

Posted On February 3, 2010 63 Comments

The votes are in and I’m pleased to announce that Jeri Lake and Kate Nicol-Smith are the winners
in our Studio Tour Video Contest!  In today’s post, Jeri and Kate tell
us a bit more about themselves and explain what this wheel will mean to
them.

Studio Tour Video Contest Finalists

Posted On January 29, 2010 16 Comments

Watch our three Studio Tour Video Finalists and then vote for your favorite!

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Studio Tour Video Contest: Finalist #3 – Ann Suchecki

Posted On January 29, 2010 57 Comments

Today, we are happy to present the third and last finalist in our Studio Tour Video Contest: Ann Suchecki of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. Also, the voting for the grand prize winner begins today and continues through midnight (Eastern Standard Time) Monday, February 1. Watch the video and then follow the links to the voting page.

Studio Tour Video Contest: Finalist #2 – The Cracked Potters

Posted On January 27, 2010 78 Comments

Today, we are happy to present the next finalists in our Studio Tour Video Contest: The Cracked Potters, a.k.a. Jeri Lake and Kate Nicol-Smith. We’ll present the next finalist Friday, January 29.  A link to the voting page for the grand prize winner will be posted on Friday the 29th, and voting will continue through midnight (Eastern Standard Time) Monday, February 1. We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we have! Watch Finalist 2!

Studio Tour Video Contest: Finalist #1 – Breakaway Pottery

Posted On January 25, 2010 25 Comments

After much difficult
deliberation, we think we chose three very deserving finalists. We will
present them today, Wednesday, January 27, and Friday, January 29. The
voting for the grand prize winner will begin Friday the 29th and
continue through midnight (
Eastern Standard Time) Monday, February 1. We hope you enjoy them! Watch Finalist 1! – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

A Look Into the Studio of Ceramic Sculptor Erin Furimsky, Plus a Reminder About Our Studio Tour Video Contest!

Posted On November 30, 2009 15 Comments

Today, I thought I would send another shout-out about our Studio Tour Video Contest. In case you missed the first announcement, Skutt is providing a brand-new potters wheel as a prize for the potter/sculptor/amateur filmmaker who submits the most creative, fun, and informative video tour of his or her studio space. And to get you in the mood, in today’s post, Erin Furimsky tells us a little about her productive basement studio.

Studio Tour Video Contest Prospectus

Posted On November 16, 2009 Comments Off

After we posted our recent “Studio Visit” post with Jeff Campana and Patsy Cox, we received a lot of feedback asking for video tours of artists’ studios.
We think this is a terrific idea and to make it even more interesting,
we decided to have a contest to find the best studio visit videos out
there.