Do you choose a specific handmade bowl from the cupboard based on what you’re going to put in it? I do. I bring up bowls specifically as they get used the most out of any dishes at my home. There are bowls that are good for cereal (a narrower, steep-sided, thin-walled form with a well-defined… Read More »
I started to think about why I select specific pots from my kitchen cabinets, and how these same types of experiences inform artists’ decisions as they design, revise, and refine various functional forms as we worked with the artists who contributed articles for the Functional Discussions focus in this issue. Many of the featured potters talk about their own experiences using handmade pots in their daily lives, and how this carries over into their studio practice. They also use their own work, and write about the ways that these experiences help them improve on form design.–Jessica Knapp, editor.
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Lauren Gallaspy’s Thin-Skinned, 21 in. (53 cm) in height, porcelain, underglaze, glaze, 2015. Kevin Snipes’ Speed Demons, 14 in. (36 cm) in height, porcelain, underglaze, glaze, oxide wash, 2015. Valerie Zimany’s The Tinker, 14 in. (36 cm) in diameter, porcelain, hand-drawn and raised Kutani enamels, gold, 2015. “CeamicATTACK,” at… Read More »
North Carolina Pottery Center: Seagrove, NC: Accepting applications for clay residency positions of varying lengths, typically of one to six months duration. Available dates start August 1, 2016, perhaps earlier. Fully equipped studio space, electric kilns, two wood-burning kilns, stipend, subsidized housing, etc. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Details and online application available at… Read More »
BILL VAN GILDER WORKSHOPS 2016 – Jan. 15th-17th, Demo Workshop at the Lovett School, Atlanta, GA., January 29th – 31st, Demo Workshop at the Foosaner Art Museum, Melbourne, FL, March 18th – 20th, Demo Workshop hosted by the Clay Alliance of Greater Cincinnati at North Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY. March 30th– April 1st. Demo… Read More »
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