Who are your favorite pottery artists?
Posted 26 July 2012 - 04:00 PM
"But it does move," said Galileo under his breath.
Posted 26 July 2012 - 07:25 PM
I love Jennifer McCurdy too. Jake Allee, Sue Tirrel, and loads more. I guess it depends on your tastes and aspirations.
Historically here are my answers from an earlier thread.
Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:52 AM
They do some great Raku work and I have some of there pieces
check out this video!
Not "good" but I try
Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:18 AM
I find teh Google a great place to browse. In "images" try (for example) 'wood fired pots' or 'hand built tumblers'. Let your imagination enter the search words. With my MAC I can drag them onto the desk top, then put them in a folder for later "theft"
Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:08 AM
Tácito Fernandes Ceramista,
Linda and Charlie Riggs
I find very beautiful work on Facebook on International Ceramics collections, groups like Ceramica del Mundo and more.
Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:40 PM
Betty Feves - an Oregon artist who really pushed the envelope longbefore Voulkos and Soldner.
Marguerite Wildenhain - inspiring work, wonderful teacher and she leftbehind several books that are still very relevant and well worth reading.
Michael Cardew - he not only made fantastic work but "lived thelife" by going to Africa for a number of years to help them develop thrivingbusinesses as well as left behind several books that are still well worth ourtime.
Fred Olson - a wonderful artist but is really known for helping severalgenerations learn how to build and fire better kilns through books, articlesand workshops.
John Glick - A magnificent potter who has tirelessly shared what he haslearned over the years about numerous topics including: running a studio as abusiness, ensuring you don't lose your creative juices, marketing and refiningproduction techniques.
All are obviously old school but I believe still highly relevant today andworth the time for anyone who has not read of them, seen their work or for mostof us read their books and writings. They are all inspiring without a doubt!
Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:46 PM
I really like Todd Nelson's artistic grasp. He can put a pot in its place with just a few moves.
Frank Neef does some amazing work.
I'm a form guy so I like much of what Robbin Hopper does. I know several potters who don't agree with me, but IMO Hopper has the best understanding of pottery form out there, at least from what I've seen. I think that if there is a thing that most potters skip and never go back and get, it is form.
I like Stephan Hill's spouts, I hope to be able to do those one day.
I like Amy Higgason's work too, it has a lot of depth and I really like it when someone has control of surface.
I like a lot of people's stuff. I work with a couple of great potters who have their good stuff too. These days though if I have a 'favorite' anything it probably won't be my favorite tomorrow.
Oh, I almost forgot, Svetlozar Parmakove is the best glaze guy I've ever seen. He is a very strong artist.
Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:38 PM
Great site. Thanks for the tip, I really enjoyed looking at it.
Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:43 PM
Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:21 AM
What a fabulous resource - I've just spent a brilliant afternoon exploring and following links to other wonders
Thank you so much
Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:54 PM