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Sherman Hall flowerbrick

From the Editor, November 2012

Posted On October 8, 2012 0 Comments

Whether you’re already thinking about 2013 and are busy making plans, or you’re comfortable cruising along in 2012, content to deal with the next year when it gets here, my suggestion is that you take some time to assess and plan and refine what you want at this wonderful point where things are still malleable and full of possibilities. These cycles tend to fly by without notice if we are not attentive and careful to notice their various parts. I’m going to try to notice when life is leather hard and enjoy it! 

—Sherman Hall

Lighthouse Art Center

Posted On September 28, 2012 0 Comments

Tequesta, Florida

Art League of Hilton Head – Walter Greer Gallery

Posted On September 28, 2012 0 Comments

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

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

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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

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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

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

Posted On July 30, 2012 7 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.


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! 


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.