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Ceramics Monthly May 2011

Ceramics Monthly, May 2011

Posted On April 12, 2011 0 Comments

If you look closely at this year’s Emerging Artists, you’ll see the creative successes first, and even though the artists themselves intend this, I challenge you to look further than that and look for the hard work. —Sherman Hall, Editor
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Ceramics Monthly, February 2010

Posted On January 20, 2010 0 Comments

Focus: Pottery and Industry

Most of us in studio ceramics see ourselves as separate from industrial ceramics. The differences are clear; “we” make things by hand and “they” don’t; we make one-of-a-kind objects and they don’t; we make limited, short-run lines of work for a relatively small audience, and they make large production runs for mass consumption. However, I would argue that there are more similarities than differences, and there is a whole lot of middle ground where industry and the studio overlap.
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Going Industrial: One Potter Shares his Experience with the Mass Production of his Pottery

Posted On December 28, 2009 34 Comments

Why would someone who has spent most of his adult life pursuing excellence in handmade pottery enthusiastically pursue mass production? That’s the question David Pier asked himself when he faced the conflict of wanting to meet high levels of craftmanship and design, but still keep the pricing on his pots affordable. In today’s post, David tells us all about his forays into mass production.