As part of our Working Potter series, successful potter Diana Fayt shares her approach to the handmade pottery business.
Familiarity evokes memory and I look to this association to present nostalgia through form. My reference to rural American architecture and antique rural implements places the viewer in a familiar setting that is layered with time, function and history while color creates celebration in these iconic objects.
We live in an era where indirect forms of communication have become standard. Cell phones, internet messaging and e-mail have made face-to-face conversation seem like a distant memory. Through my ceramic vessels, I investigate the important ritual of sharing a meal.
The physicality of the ceramic medium is an integral part of my
everyday liveliness and identity. As a result, it is imperative that my
work reflect this synergy. I define myself as an energetic, passionate
person, striving for balance and harmony in my life and in my creative
Focus: Emerging Artists
Sixteen artists working in all manner of studio ceramic practice put their best foot forward. The results show that clay continues to be used in incredibly innovative and exciting ways!
Canadian artist, Wendy Walgate comments on a culture of acquisition with brightly colored, slip-cast, and assembled sculptures
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.
As part of our Working Potter series, successful potter Paul Eshelman shares his approach to the handmade pottery business.
As part of our Working Potter series, successful potter Kathryn Finnerty shares her approach to the handmade pottery business.
Barbro Åberg’s abstract paper clay sculptures hint at ancient language, astronomy, and biology.