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.
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Focus: Community Education
Don’t miss the results from our ongoing survey of those involved in teaching the community. We asked about classes, facilities, challenges, events, demographics, equipment, and several other factors affecting small community clay organizations.We also report on how a small organization can have an impact beyond their own physical reach.
Focus: Work and Play: The Sculptor’s Life
There are about as many ways to make a living as a ceramic sculptor as there are people attempting it. In this issue, three sculptors making very different work share their advice and experience on balancing life and work, promoting and selling, as well as their aesthetic perspectives.
Focus: Food and Pots
There is fancy food and there are fancy pots, just like there is plain food and plain pots, and they don’t necessarily need to go together in that order. I’m sure you’ll agree that whether it’s roast veggies on the back patio or citrus sorbet in a French restaurant in Tokyo, the most important thing is quality-for the pot as well as the food.
Focus: College Clay
Our annual Undergraduate Showcase kicks off this issue, followed by the Regional Student Juried Exhibition (RSJE) from the National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts conference. The RSJE is always one of the highlights of the conference; the work is impressive in scope and accomplishment.
Emerging Artist Issue
Even if it weren’t spring, we would be celebrating new growth and possibilities. This year’s group of emerging artists work in all manner of established ceramic processes, while expanding what it means to be working in clay in the twenty-first century.