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Pottery West

Posted On March 17, 2015 0 Comments
Pottery West will host Tom Coleman’s 2015 Workshops at Mission Hills Pottery in Henderson, NV. August 10-16th will focus on Micro-Crystal Glazes for Cone 10 Reduction and Cone 10 Oxidation. Bring bisqueware with you for our first of 3 firings. Mission Hills Pottery is located just around the corner from Tom and Elaine’s home and studio. For the best… Read More »

Letter from the Editor April 2015

Posted On March 9, 2015 0 Comments

We all have clay in common. We find it at different times, sometimes early on, sometimes as a second career, and sometimes as our retirement gig. I have found that artists whose work most intrigues me often have very focused interests outside of the clay world, and sometimes outside of the world of visual art all together, whether it’s birdwatching, botany, machines, gourmet cooking, physics, or the science of nostalgia.

Ceramics Monthly April 2015

Posted On March 9, 2015 0 Comments

We all have clay in common. We find it at different times, sometimes early on, sometimes as a second career, and sometimes as our retirement gig. I have found that artists whose work most intrigues me often have very focused interests outside of the clay world, and sometimes outside of the world of visual art all together, whether it’s birdwatching, botany, machines, gourmet cooking, physics, or the science of nostalgia. The artists in this issue all have different reasons for making a career switch at some point in their lives, and deciding to leave one field, follow their curiosity, and pick up a ball of clay to start their new career. We talk to them about their choices, and how their former careers have influenced their studio work. After all, while we all research personal interest areas and bring these influences to the studio when making work, when you’ve been immersed in a particular field or subject area through study, training, and work experience, it tends to not only form your knowledge base, but also to have a profound effect on who you are and the way you think.

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Discovery Art Travel

Posted On March 8, 2015 0 Comments
MYANMAR (BURMA) 2016 Ceramics Excursion, January 20-February 4. Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake, Yangon. Go back in time…folk potteries, ancient temples, traditional city and village life. Denys James, Discovery Art Travel. Small group specialty travel. www.denysjames.com; denys@discoveryarttravel.com; (250) 537-4906.      

Edgar Williams

Posted On March 4, 2015 0 Comments
3+ acre Shenandoah Vally homestead with two large free-standing artist studios. Year-round creek, small waterfall.  800 sq.ft. fenced garden. Move-in condition. $149,900. http://www.landsofvirginia.com/listing/2328539.

Access Arts

Posted On February 18, 2015 0 Comments
Access Arts in Columbia, MO, seeks Ceramics Artist in Residence.  Living quarters and studio space provided in return for teaching classes and community outreach. For more info: http://www.schoolofservice.org/air.html. 
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Creating Interesting Patterns with Underglazes, Sgraffito Techniques, and a Rolling Pin

Posted On February 16, 2015 3 Comments

Workshops and conferences are such fantastic ways to enrich your art making. You leave brimming with new ideas to try, and these ideas can then morph with your own way of working and take you in a whole new direction.

In today’s post, Tracy Gamble explains how after a week-long surface symposium, she blended two artists’ techniques to take her own work in a new direction.

For a printer-friendly version of this article, be sure to download your free copy of Five Great Pottery Decorating Techniques: A How-to Guide for Decorating Ceramic Surfaces!- Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

Ceramics Monthly March 2015

Posted On February 10, 2015 0 Comments

At one end of the spectrum, design is a process that is part of what we all do in the studio when planning to make new work. We think up ideas, define the concepts that are important, sketch pieces (in our heads, out of clay on paper, on a computer) that fit our chosen criteria, then refine the forms. During this process, in addition to considering form, we consider use, context, and audience, as well as the right tools (whether familiar or new) for the job.–Jessica Knapp, editor.

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Letter from the Editor March 2015

Posted On February 10, 2015 0 Comments

At one end of the spectrum, design is a process that is part of what we all do in the studio when planning to make new work. We think up ideas, define the concepts that are important, sketch pieces (in our heads, out of clay on paper, on a computer) that fit our chosen criteria, then refine the forms. During this process, in addition to considering form, we consider use, context, and audience, as well as the right tools (whether familiar or new) for the job.

Potter’s Fire

Posted On February 6, 2015 0 Comments
Potter’s Fire, LLC, a fun, fast-paced, professional production studio in Herndon, Virginia has immediate openings for full-time and part-time production hand-builders. Email Elizabeth Payne at info@pottersfire.com.com.