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Ceramics Monthly


Ceramics Monthly, April 2009

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Focus: Summer Workshops 2009

Our comprehensive listing of summer workshops in ceramics provides all manner of educational opportunities, vocational training and informational overload. Whether you’re looking for figurative or functional, high-fire or low-fire, you will find it here.
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Paul Eshelman: Working Potter

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As part of our Working Potter series, successful potter Paul Eshelman shares his approach to the handmade pottery business.

Kathryn Finnerty: Working Potter

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

Barbro Åberg: Lightweight Sculpture

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Barbro Åberg’s abstract paper clay sculptures hint at ancient language, astronomy, and biology.


Ceramics Monthly March 2009

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Focus: Community Education

Don’t miss the results from our ongoing survey of those involved in teaching the community. We asked about classes, facilities, challenges, events, demographics, equipment, and several other factors affecting small community clay organizations.We also report on how a small organization can have an impact beyond their own physical reach.

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Ceramics Monthly’s Community Education Survey

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Results from our ongoing survey of those involved in
“spreading the word”—that word being clay.

On the River Through the Valley of Fire: The Collaborative Ceramics of Frank Boyden and Tom Coleman

Posted On March 1, 2009 0 Comments

Two potters with well-established careers and reputations have been collaborating for almost three decades. An exhibition, book and DVD celebrate this partnership.

Small Organization, Big Idea

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How does a small nonprofit ceramic art center make a large impact on its field and its community? Collaboration.

Response to Talc and Asbestos: What We Know and What We Don’t

Posted On February 19, 2009 0 Comments
Editor’s Note: It has come to our attention that Jeff Zamek, author of “Talc and Asbestos: What we Know and What We Don’t”, published in our February 2008 issue, was a paid consultant to R.T. Vanderbilt Co., Inc., during the litigation referred to in the article. We intended to present a balanced report about potential health effects of New York talc and we believe we accomplished that. However, the writer’s relationship with the company, which has mined New York talc, should have been disclosed with the article. We regret that omission. As always, we feel that it is in our readers’ best interests to hear all possible perspectives on any topic involving health and safety. To that end, we present here a response to the talc article by a paid expert witness who testified on the opposite side of the lawsuit mentioned in the story.

Using Studio Space to Increase Profits

Posted On February 18, 2009 1 Comment

The old adage that time equals money is especially true in any labor-intensive activity. Making pottery is certainly an endeavor that requires direct labor to produce pottery for sale. Handmade pottery by definition requires physical attention from the potter during many stages of the operation.