In today’s clip, Mark Peters shares a new twist that he came up with for faceting pots. By making the cuts while the pot is still cylindrical and adjusting the way the wire moves through the clay, Mark creates an interesting alternative to the typical faceted surface. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor. Having… Read More »
New! Potters Council Studio Reference
As a member of Potters Council you now have exclusive access to information that you can utilize in your studio. Our Guide to Successful Glazing and Firing is full of information to help you continue to be successful in the studio. This studio reference will help you select, process, and test materials for great results.
See the Winning Entries
We are pleased to announce the winners for our fifth annual members juried competition. The exhibition will be concurrently shown during National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference in Milwaukee 2014, and will showcase the quality work made by the members of the Potters Council, an international organization with members all over the world.
Purple is one of my favorite colors. From pale lavender to deep eggplant there are so many gorgeous purple hues. Yet, browsing through the Ceramic Arts Daily archives, I noticed that we don’t have a whole lot of purple glaze recipes posted. Well, today I am going to remedy that situation.In today’s post, an excerpt… Read More »
In putting our last issue together, focused on Masters in Clay, and receiving great feedback and suggestions from you about your influences and those who you feel deserve coverage of a similar type, I began reflecting more intentionally on what really influences me in the studio. What came from that was an understanding that it’s individuals as much as their work that provide inspiration, information, and understanding. Some of those represented here occupy a place in my life only through their work; others have had direct personal impact (and honestly, their work means more to me because of it). Regardless of that, all 10 of these cups play some significant part in my daily life. So this little game is meant to be interesting and fun, but it’s also intended as a way to connect my influences to you, through me and my work. Plus, I need a reason to get back in the studio and make some cups! And I hope that, as you sit in your studio making cups (or whatever you’re making), you create some mental space to focus on your own influences and those individuals who helped bring you to where you are now. Enjoy! —Sherman Hall, editor.
In putting our last issue together, focused on Masters in Clay, and receiving great feedback and suggestions from you about your influences and those who you feel deserve coverage of a similar type, I began reflecting more intentionally on what really influences me in the studio. What came from that was an understanding that it’s individuals as much as their work that provide inspiration, information, and understanding.—Sherman Hall, Editor.
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Not sure what to use all those social-media platforms for? They’re great for finding ways to connect, share ideas, and build community. Adam Field has found ways to do all of this by organizing a ceramics scavenger hunt in conjunction with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) annual conference. In… Read More »
Potters Council Advisory Board member Lyndsay Meiklem, shares her fourth installment, Look Into Linked In, of how she uses social media to further her ceramic business. We encourage you to read her article and challenge yourself to try one of her recommendations.
Potters Council is proud to be a sponsor of “From the Ground Up” conference and Zanesville Prize. Be sure to read more about both events on page seven.
I know I say it a lot here on Ceramic Arts Daily: “consider every detail when making your work!” I’m sorry to be a nag, but it’s very important! It’s what separates a good pot from a super fantastic objet d’art. Tom Turner considers every detail on his pots, even the underside of lids…. Read More »
Those who know me know I have a thing for the pale blues and blue-greens. Actually you don’t even have to know me…just look at the CAD color scheme. So it is no surprise that Chun glazes are some of my favorites. In today’s post, an excerpt from his book The Ceramic Spectrum, Robin… Read More »