Sign up for your FREE subscription to the Ceramic Arts Daily Newsletter and we will give you Underglaze Users Guide Free!

Ceramics Monthly




From the Editor, October 2012

Posted On September 10, 2012 0 Comments
 So I just made a bunch of bats out of scrap laminate counter top I had left over from putting my studio together (yes, that was about six years ago; and yes, that scrap has been in my garage since then). It’s perhaps not quite as satisfying as making a bunch of new work, but… Read More »
Ceramics Monthly, October 2012

Ceramics Monthly, October 2012

Posted On September 10, 2012 0 Comments

So, whether your baby step is taken with a circle-cutting band-saw jig and some scrap counter top, or it’s an actual step through a gallery door, take it with confidence—with the knowledge that it only feels awkward because it’s your first, and that it will teach you something, and that it will get easier very soon. Bigger steps are right around the corner. —Sherman Hall, Editor

Read the full Letter From the Editor.

Subscribers can view this issue online!
Buy this back issue – $4.99 (PDF only)

Ceramics Monthly September 2012

Ceramics Monthly, September 2012

Posted On August 13, 2012 0 Comments

If you told someone it took you months to get that mug right, they may look at you as if they thought you were inept, and they might wonder why you would waste so much time at something you are clearly not very good at. Except that’s exactly how we get good, isn’t it? —Sherman Hall, Editor

Read the full Letter From the Editor.

Subscribers can view this issue online!
Buy this back issue – $4.99 (PDF only)

As promised in my last letter, here are the initial results from my summer bottle-glass glaze test. 1 Procure several empty green bottles through whatever means seems best to you (I suggest enlisting the help of several friends). 2 Crush said bottles using a very heavy object (I used a sledge hammer in a bucket). 3 Screen the result through an 80-mesh sieve, mix that screened cullet (60%) with spodumene (20%) and EPK kaolin (20%), and fire to cone 6.

From the Editor, September 2012

Posted On August 10, 2012 0 Comments

text text. —Sherman Hall, Editor

arleo620

Ceramic Sculptor Adrian Arleo Shares How She Made a Life in Clay

Posted On July 30, 2012 6 Comments

As a child I always enjoyed making things. It’s been part of my trajectory from the very beginning; I loved to draw, paint, sew, and create doodads with whatever was around. My family has a history of women artists, though it has only been my generation who has worked professionally at it.

lornameaden620

More is More: The Elegant Yet Convivial Pottery of Lorna Meaden

Posted On July 4, 2012 6 Comments

A couple of months ago, potter Lorna Meaden came to to town to film a DVD. Post production is in full swing on that DVD now, and it’s looking like it will make its debut towards the end of July. To help whet your appetite, I thought I would share this article from Ceramics Monthly a couple years back. Lorna’s pots have a lovely combination of elegant ornamentation with more jovial elements such as the harlequin-esque decoration or her chop mark – a casual “Lorn.” Read one to learn more about Lorna’s motivations and influences! 

flameware620

Cooking with Clay for Slow Food and a Healthy World

Posted On June 27, 2012 13 Comments

A potter establishes a line of ware to reflect her social values regarding how food is produced and consumed.

June/July/August 2012 Ceramics Monthly

Ceramics Monthly, June/July/August 2012

Posted On May 16, 2012 0 Comments

Mostly, it’s because I think it’s just so satisfying to make use of what is at hand. I enjoy the labor of it; the physical effort required to change one object into raw material for the creation of another object is transformative not only for the material, but for my understanding of how the world fits together, of how many things we take for granted. —Sherman Hall, Editor

Read the full Letter From the Editor.

Buy this back issue – $4.99 (PDF only)

From the Editor, June/July/August 2012

Posted On May 16, 2012 0 Comments

Mostly, it’s because I think it’s just so satisfying to make use of what is at hand. I enjoy the labor of it; the physical effort required to change one object into raw material for the creation of another object is transformative not only for the material, but for my understanding of how the world fits together, of how many things we take for granted. —Sherman Hall, Editor

Ceramics Monthly May 2012

Ceramics Monthly, May 2012

Posted On May 6, 2012 0 Comments

We are all unsung in some way, just as we are lauded in others. And we will likely never be able to properly thank those who have been instrumental in guiding us, supporting us, and helping us realize our true potential. But remember, that’s not why they helped us in the first place, and the best way to acknowledge that assistance is to internalize that lesson of support and realize that you have tools that others need, whether it’s time, experience and expertise, advice, money, space, or perhaps just the acknowledgement of someone’s struggle along their own creative path. We work in studios, not in vacuums. —Sherman Hall, Editor

Read the full Letter From the Editor.

Buy this back issue – $4.99 (PDF only)