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 »
While in graduate school, Elizabeth Sparks became interested in traditional slipware pottery. So she tore through books and magazines to learn about the technique. She combined that research with an interest in using local raw materials. In today’s post, an excerpt from the March 2014 issue of Ceramics Monthly, she shares her slip dotting and… Read More »
Egyptian paste or faience is a low-fire mixture of ceramic materials containing clay, sand, colorants, frits, and soluble salts. These salts effervesce to the surface along with water as the paste slowly dries, forming crystals, which create a self-glazing clay-glaze hybrid once fired. Deborah Sigel was intrigued by the properties of Egyptian paste and the… Read More »
When it comes to setting fire to your creativity, nothing works better than breaking a few rules. Why settle for repeating a tried-and-true technique when you can try something new that pushes you out of your comfort zone? Since Pottery Making Illustrated prides itself in uncovering the offbeat and unusual, you’ll enjoy some of the techniques in store with this issue.—Bill Jones, Editor.
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Featuring: Ben Carter, Erin Furimsky, Lorna Meaden, and Amy Sanders
Karen Swyler does not rely on flashy glaze surfaces or intricate decoration to create an impact with her work. Instead she takes a much more subtle approach, juxtaposing raw white porcelain surfaces with ribbons of shiny clear-glazed lines or small accents of color. Her vessels are typically presented as groupings, relating to one another in… Read More »
I often joke about the lovely views in my studio: the washer and dryer and ever present pile of laundry, the only slightly private basement toilet, you get the idea. So I like to post excerpts from Ceramics Monthly’s Studio Visit department from time to time so I can daydream about the day my studio… Read More »