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From the Editor, January 2012

Posted On March 6, 2012 0 Comments
    As we head into the 60th volume year of Ceramics Monthly, we look back at what was, realize how far we have traveled, and look forward to what will undoubtedly be an exciting year in studio ceramics. I have not been with the magazine for most of its history, in fact I was… Read More »

From the Editor, February 2012

Posted On January 31, 2012 0 Comments
At the risk of lapsing into writing about writing right out of the gate (which I try to avoid, as it’s almost always a bad idea and is often a device writers use as an easy way out), I do feel like I should share with you that writing this column can sometimes feel like… Read More »
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The Pots Behind the Mask: Using Vinyl Masking and Sandblasting to Create Textured and Patterned Wood-Fired Pottery

Posted On November 14, 2011 24 Comments

David Bolton uses vinyl sign masking that he cuts with a (surprisingly affordable) sign cutter (a device that hooks up to a computer just like a printer – instead of printing it cuts the image). To ad some depth and texture, David applies the masking, sandblasts the surface, and then applies the underglaze. And he finishes it all off with the unpredictable surface that only an atmospheric firing can create.

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From the Editor, December 2011

Posted On November 11, 2011 0 Comments

Has anyone ever said to you, “I’m not artistic; I can’t even draw a
straight line,” and you look at them a bit sideways because first of
all that’s what rulers are for and second, being artistic is like
everything else: effort, sweat, and practice are what produce good
results, not talent. —Sherman Hall, Editor

December 2011 Ceramics Monthly

Ceramics Monthly, December 2011

Posted On November 11, 2011 0 Comments

Has anyone ever said to you, “I’m not artistic; I can’t even draw a straight line,” and you look at them a bit sideways because first of all that’s what rulers are for and second, being artistic is like everything else: effort, sweat, and practice are what produce good results, not talent. —Sherman Hall, Editor
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Dorothy Biddle Service

Posted On November 11, 2011 0 Comments
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November 2011 Ceramics Monthly

Ceramics Monthly, November 2011

Posted On October 17, 2011 0 Comments

There are so many new things like that happening all the time in ceramics, and we try to keep up on as many as we can, but there is only so much we can put in this magazine. —Sherman Hall, Editor
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From the Editor, November 2011

Posted On October 17, 2011 0 Comments

There are so many new things like that happening all the time in ceramics, and we try to keep up on as many as we can, but there is only so much we can put in this magazine. —Sherman Hall, Editor

Red Lodge Clay Center

Posted On September 30, 2011 Comments Off

Red Lodge, Montana
www.redlodgeclaycenter.com

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A Visit to Lisa Orr’s Austin Texas Pottery Studio

Posted On September 26, 2011 13 Comments

I am a big fan of Ceramics Monthly’s Studio Visit series. Today’s post is the Studio Visit from the October 2011 issue of Ceramics Monthly. Lisa Orr tells us all about her Austin, Texas, studio and the successful business she runs out of it.