Working full time as a potter is a dream for a lot of people, and a reality for only some. It’s not an easy career path, even if it is a rewarding and creative one. Working artists in general were on my mind when I traveled to the Republic of Korea last week to attend the opening for the Gyeonggi International Ceramics Biennale (GICB). I was a member of the biennale’s International Committee, and in addition to the advisory work, and seeing the finalized exhibitions, I took part in a ceramics-focused tour. This gave me the opportunity to meet a few working potters in different parts of the country. We visited potters as they fired their wood kilns in Oegosan Onggi Village. We also had the chance to watch Heongyu Kim, who has made a living as a potter in Gyeongju for over 30 years, demonstrate how he uses traditional Onggi tools and techniques in his studio to make a variety of forms using earthenware clay. During our tour of Yido Ceramics in Yeoju, we met some of the many potters who worked in the small dinnerware factory and showroom. The six artists who are a part of this issue’s working potters focus write about how they have combined their studio know-how with business and marketing skills (learned from mentors or on the job) and personal strengths.
Northern Arizona ranch property of the late ceramic master Don Reitz. 13.5 Acres on the Verde River in Clarkdale, AZ. Ranch home, studio and gallery. Extensive 11 kiln compound 20 miles from Sedona. $895,000. Contact Donna Chesler at (928)301-3004 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. Visit Reitzranchnearsedona.com.
TOOLS THAT WORK! For throwing & hand building; hole cutters, wiggle wires, 6-blade trimming tools, large and small foam trimming bats, edge rounding tool sets and much more at www.vangilderpottery.com.
Craftsman House Gallery, Café & Studio, St. Petersburg, Florida is seeking artist-in-residence. Benefits include 24-hour studio space, use of electric & gas kilns, studio equipment, and gallery representation in a vibrant arts community. Responsibilities include working in the gallery, studio & café. Opportunity for paid employment for hours exceeding trade agreement. For information contact Jeff at (727)… Read More »
CERAMICS BUSINESS FOR SALE. Retiring! Rycraft cookie stamps est’d 1968. Equipment and inventory. Trademark, trade dress rights and hundreds of copyrighted designs. Website and production training available; email@example.com; (530)258-1955; www.cookiestamp.com.
The former home and studio of Jerry Rothman is available for sale or lease. 3,000 square foot studio fully equipped for large-scale architectural or sculptural work including: two large kilns, a test kiln, three bedroom/three bath artist-built home on eight gorgeous acres, shared with former ceramic artist Mayer Shacter, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico…. Read More »
Historic VT Barn in Weston Village for Sale. Turn-key established gallery with adjacent, large ceramic studio and lovely Apt. on 3rd level! Can view on Realtor.com; Lease w/option to purchase considered. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Four lots for sale, each approximately one-half acre. Be part of a vibrant, developing artist community in Tiverton, Rhode Island. More info call Mika Seeger (401)297-9311.
Business for sale: Santa Fe Clay, leading Ceramic Art Center in the Southwest. This business has operated for 40+ years in the heart of the Railyard Arts District in Santa Fe, NM. It occupies an 11,600-sf building with an excellent long-term lease, and includes a comprehensive retail ceramic supply store, elegant 1,100-sf gallery, 11 resident… Read More »
Come to visit 1001 Pots, the ceramic event in Val-David, Quebec, Canada. From July 10 to August 16, 2015, this exhibition presents masterpieces from Quebec and Canadian ceramic production. Nearly 100 potters and ceramicists will have work on display. In addition, each artist will have their own outdoor exhibition area. A separate exhibition space will… Read More »