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Ceramic Arts 2014 Yearbook

Posted On October 22, 2013 0 Comments

We hope that Ceramic Arts 2014 serves as a resource you’ll want to read right away and also keep on hand both for its timeliness and its timelessness. Be sure to drop us a line and tell us what you think—we’d love to hear.

—Sherman Hall, Editor, Ceramics Monthly, and Bill Jones, Editor, Pottery Making Illustrated.

 

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Ceramics Monthly November 2013

Posted On October 18, 2013 0 Comments

The best possible outcome in seeing these half-finished projects is that we rediscover something we could not understand at the time, but now have the necessary tools or insight to complete, and so a reinvigorating adventure begins. Of course, you or I may not have those insights or tools, but hopefully in these cases we’re wise enough to think hard before just disregarding something that was previously discounted or relegated to the status of one-time diversion.—Sherman Hall, editor.

 

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From the Editor November 2013

Posted On October 15, 2013 0 Comments

The best possible outcome in seeing these half-finished projects is that we rediscover something we could not understand at the time, but now have the necessary tools or insight to complete, and so a reinvigorating adventure begins. Of course, you or I may not have those insights or tools, but hopefully in these cases we’re wise enough to think hard before just disregarding something that was previously discounted or relegated to the status of one-time diversion. -Sherman Hall, editor.

Freehand Gallery

Posted On September 30, 2013 0 Comments

Los Angeles, California

www.freehand.com

Craft in America Center

Posted On September 30, 2013 0 Comments

Los Angeles, California

www.craftinamerica.org

From the Editor October 2013

Posted On September 10, 2013 0 Comments

Now, I’m not trying to start a discussion on the relative merits and comparisons between wheel throwing and handbuilding, or recommend against using tools, or suggest that those of us who have more of our actual hands in the clay are better or more informed or more satisfied in some way than others, but I do think there is something nice about being reminded after several years in clay of the reason I first got into it—the amazement at the things one can do with just hands and clay. -Sherman Hall, editor.

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Ceramics Monthly October 2013

Posted On September 10, 2013 0 Comments

Now, I’m not trying to start a discussion on the relative merits and comparisons between wheel throwing and handbuilding, or recommend against using tools, or suggest that those of us who have more of our actual hands in the clay are better or more informed or more satisfied in some way than others, but I do think there is something nice about being reminded after several years in clay of the reason I first got into it—the amazement at the things one can do with just hands and clay.—Sherman Hall, Editor

 

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Jennifer Allen Shares her Insights on Making a Living as A Potter

Posted On September 9, 2013 11 Comments

As part of our Working Potter series, successful potter Jennifer Allen shares her approach to the handmade pottery business.

From the Editor September 2013

Posted On August 12, 2013 0 Comments
As I hauled the big box out of the basement and loaded it into my car to take to the UPS store, I had a hard time remembering what specific pots I had packed into it. It had been months since I packed it, right after I found out my youngest sister was getting married…. Read More »
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Ceramics Monthly September 2013

Posted On August 12, 2013 0 Comments

So this is our “back to work” issue. For many, it’s the “back to school” issue, and for that reason, we use it to showcase undergraduate work, as well as review the NCECA “National Student Juried Exhibition.” And in the spirit of traditional as well as nontraditional education, we posed a question to Mark Shapiro, one of our editorial advisory board members: “What is one of the things (advice, technique, philosophy) you’ve learned from a mentor or instructor that has been surprisingly invaluable?” You can check out his answer on the last page of this issue.—Sherman Hall, Editor

Read the full Letter From the Editor.

 

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