Ceramic sculptor Adrian Arleo always knew she would be an artist. In fact, her career of making and selling art began at the age of seven or eight with a roadside stand she set up in the summer to sell beaded necklaces and other crafty items she created. When she got older she… Read More »
Last Friday, I posted a video filmed at a Potters Council conference earlier this year. In the video, Tammy Marinuzzi demonstrated her handbuilding techniques for her figurative functional pottery. I couldn’t quite condense it down to one video, so I had to split it up into two parts. Today, I am sharing part two…. Read More »
Clay reigns as the oldest and most natural medium for sculpture. From the dawn of human history, people of every culture have taken clay and molded it into objects. You can coil monumental forms, build with slabs, make totems, or even use computers to generate sculptures. For thousands of years, clay’s versatility and universal accessibility have made it the most popular medium for creating three dimensional work.
It is always a treat to watch Philippe Faraut in action sculpting a figure. He makes it look so easy that it’s hard not to feel like racing down to the studio to give it a try. Of course, we all know it isn’t as easy as it looks. But Philippe is a great teacher,… Read More »
An installation of busts pays homage to an artist’s classmates of 40 years ago, blending personal reminiscence with historical and cultural reflection.
Roswell, Georgia, ceramic artist Debra Fritts is on board to present her figurative ceramic sculpture techniques at the upcoming Potters Council workshop “Surface, Form and Substance,” which takes place September 19-20 in Indianapolis, Indiana. At the workshop, Debra will demonstrate her handbuilding technique, which combines modeling, pinching and coiling for small figurative ceramic sculptures. After… Read More »
At the workshop, Debra demonstrated her handbuilding technique, which combines modeling, pinching and coiling for small figurative ceramic sculptures. After small sculptures are constructed, surface decoration was discussed and attendees had the hands-on opportunity to experiment with slips, underglazes, impressions and mark-making to start a surface on wet clay. Today, Debra has offered a glimpse into the surface decoration techniques she went go over at the workshop.
Focus: College Clay
Our annual Undergraduate Showcase kicks off this issue, followed by the Regional Student Juried Exhibition (RSJE) from the National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts conference. The RSJE is always one of the highlights of the conference; the work is impressive in scope and accomplishment.
Focus: The Potter’s Life
Our annual feature with advice, reflection and insights by working potters on how they balance life, work, studio, art, tough choices, easy choices, and how others might do the same.