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Attention Ceramic Sculpture Fans: New Download on Contemporary Clay Sculpture Available!
Posted By Doug Herren On October 12, 2009 @ 10:10 am In Ceramic Sculpture,Ceramics Monthly,Daily,Features | 6 Comments
If you’re a fan of contemporary ceramic sculpture, then you know that there is no shortage of innovative, expressive work going on in the field. And to provide a snapshot of this diverse work, we decided to gather a few of our favorite articles on contemporary clay sculpture into a free download for our subscribers.
Today I am presenting an excerpt from this new download. In it, clay sculptor Doug Herren candidly discusses his approach to making art, surviving as an artist and his best advice for those wishing to do the same. Have a look and then download your free copy of Contemporary Clay Sculpture: A Collection of Four of Our Favorite Articles on Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.
I knew from very early on that I wanted to work in the arts. I don’t
expect to make much money from my work, just enough to have a studio
space and time to make the art first and foremost. If my day job can be
related to this work, so much the better. I do my best to teach
students in basic handbuilding and throwing techniques and to encourage
them as much as I can. I know how much things can stack against them.
It is their own continuing interest that they will have to rely on to
keep making art.
Working in ceramics was something I discovered in college. Watching
How I’ve managed to sell work over the years has been more
As much as I enjoy working in the studio, I often have side
Being a potter for so long, it’s been a challenge to shake using
When it comes to marketing my work, I have to admit I am my own
I do photograph my own work. I have been doing this for over 20
I regularly apply for the PCA and PEW grants offered here in
At present, I am the studio technician at Swarthmore College, where I teach occasionally and receive health insurance benefits.
My wife and I are both committed studio artists. Most of our free
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