I first saw (and held) Birdie Boone’s belly-bottomed pots at an NCECA exhibition a couple of years ago, and I absolutely fell in love with them. Not only were the soft subtle colors contrasting with red clay body beautifully, but the pots felt so good in my hand because of the rounded bottom. In today’s… Read More »
Potters Council Advisory Board member Lyndsay Meiklem, shares her third installment, Tap into Twitter, Ben Carter shows us how he elevates earthenware with our In the Studio section, and the Potters Council Board Member Candidates are revealed. Voting starts now!
I love the versatility of the ceramic surface. Treat it one way and it can look shiny and new, and treat it another way, aged and weathered. Ceramic artist Lisa Pedolsky prefers the latter look. In today’s post, Jonathan Kaplan explains how Lisa works in layers and stages to create her distressed surfaces. Lisa… Read More »
VOTE for 2014 Board Member
As of March 2014, one board member term will be expiring; Shirley Potter. We as members of the board and members of Potters Council would like to thank Shirley for her excellent service in building Potters Council into the remarkable organization it is today. From now and until March 3, 2014, you (PC members) will be asked to vote for a new Member of the Advisory Board of the Potters Council.
I typically think of trimming chucks as nuclear-cooling-tank-shaped cylinders that vases or teapots are put into for trimming. But Mike Jabbur’s chucks are a bit different. Mike makes tall, narrow chucks that actually fit inside the pots that are being trimmed, thus protecting the active walls of his vessels. Have a look at this excerpt… Read More »
Making impressions in clay is a ton of fun. Making your own stamps makes it even more fun because it allows you to really personalize your work. There are a wide variety of ways to make stamps, and today I am sharing one I thought was pretty nifty. In this post, Daryl Baird shows… Read More »
I grew up in Western Pennsylvania (coal country), and I can remember an orange-tinged stream close to my grandmother’s house. The cause was Acid Mine Drainage, which contaminates waterways near coal mines with iron, creating biological dead zones. So I was particularly interested in an article in the February 2014 issue of Ceramics Monthly…. Read More »
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