This is it! The last Clay Blog Review of 2017. It has been a great year. And be on the lookout for a list of the top blogs of the year in the next few days.
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The Can’t Miss
What were the “must read” pottery blog posts during the past month?
- Pottery Making Blog: Clay Blog Review: November 2017
- Pots and pieces: Mark Hewitt Pottery. Firing 98 and Kiln Opening. Winter 2017.
- Rachel Dorn: Building Solid for Video
- Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast: 202: Clay, Community, and Faith among Goshen’s Mennonite Potters
- Kristen Kieffer: Studio Cycles Pictorial 2017
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Process and Technique
What do pots look like during the process and how are they made?
- Rachel Dorn: Waiting
- Linda Starr: Revised Butter Dish
- Musing About Mud: movie day: hybrids from Tal Batit
- Jenni Ward: Video: Stretching out Clay!
- Acorn Pottery: Toad houses…with toads
- Jenni Ward: Work in Progress: New Series!
- Linda Starr: Rectangular Butter Dish and Butter Knives
- Sparano Arts » Feed: Where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing
- Linda Starr: The American Beech
- Barb Rogers: Moon Dancer Three
- Linda Starr: Mugs and More Birds
- Tony Clennell: Pokes, scars and mistakes
Tips and Technical
How can I become a more efficient or knowledgeable potter?
- Gary Jackson: The Coolest Carving Tools
- Gary Jackson: See?… This Still Doesn’t Work…
- Gary Jackson: Merry Christmas to Me!!!
- Mea Rhee: A New Peanut Strategy
- Lori Watts: Fire Down Below
Where can I see inspiring pottery?
- Tony Clennell: You’re wrong!
- Céramique d’art – RSS: Bol poterie d’art fait main
- Whynot Pottery: Just a quick view in the kiln
- Gary Jackson: St. Nick’s Sneak Peek
- Gillian McMillan — Rara Avis: “Flower Vases with Flowers in a Vase” Paul Mathieu
- andy priestman: Photo
- Céramique d’art – RSS: Elise Poivet / La maladresse créative
- Whynot Pottery: Quick shots
- Gary Jackson: St. Nick’s Day Online Mug Sale : This Wednesday
- Catherine White: #5 decembrance 2017
- Barb Rogers: More Holly Jolly pottery
- Jenny Mendes: HOLIDAY online SALE DEC 7-11
- Barb Rogers: Pottery Market in Marion NC
- Mea Rhee: New Pots for the Open Studio 2017
- Jenny Mendes:
- WALLYWARE: Wally’s Holiday Shopping Guide
- Gillian McMillan — Rara Avis: Another successful firing
- Barb Rogers: Turquoise glaze
- ANN TUBBS POTTERY STUDIO: An Idea for a New Glaze Pattern–the Oak Leaf
- Courtney Martin: I made a few serving dishes when we were in Goshen as @
- Nell Hazinski Ceramics: Holiday Sale 2018, online
- Arryn Vogan: Advent Candle Pot
- Courtney Martin: I took advantage of the snowy moody light, photographed
- Anna’s Ceramics: Off to Ireland without me
- Peter Gregory: A Good Firing of the Wood Fired Kiln!
- Gary Jackson: Not Mere Mud Masks
- BHClaysmith – Atom: The Perfect Begging Bowl…
- Shaun Hall’s Raku Ceramics Blogspot: Winter Chawans at Studiopottery.co.uk
- New Day Pottery: Last minute gift ideas
- Catherine White: #10 decembrance 2017
- At the water’s edge! Beachfront Pottery blog: Ceramic art pieces in the 2017 St Louis Community College faculty art exhibit
- Blog – Clay By Laura: Shiny Objects
- Kyle Carpenter: Last striped daisy cup. Direct Message me if you’d like it. . . #????? #studiopottery #saltfired #828isgreat #asheville #handmade #pottery
- Clay and Ginger: Iris floral plate in sgraffito pottery. Sort of van Gogh, no?…
- Kristen Kieffer: New Work Online!
- Courtney Martin: ?Lunch plate with stars!? For sale online, link in
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Exhibition | Vases + Vessels, Chance Encounters + Material: Earth, Three British Ceramics Exhibitions
- Marshall Colman: LONDON POTTERS EXHIBITION AT MORLEY COLLEGE
- Gary Jackson: Plenty of Plates
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Exhibition | Yale Center for British Art: Things of Beauty Growing is a Sparkling Gem
- Courtney Martin: Everyday bowl with circles. Available in our e-shop. Li
- Il Vasaio A5f11: CHAWAN “Yin e Yang”
- Il Vasaio A5f11: Possibili combinazioni con tazze “Chawan” e Teiera da 300ML…
- Kim Murton: Little Things Show-Guardino Gallery Portland, OR
- Linda Starr: Flowers in December
- Céramique d’art – RSS: Ulis Ceramics
- Shaun Hall’s Raku Ceramics Blogspot: New work for Rippingham Art
- Catherine White: #16 decembrance 2017
- Rachel Dorn: Flipped Class Format & Results
- Barb Rogers: Cauldrons or big bowls
- Whynot Pottery: Salt
- Musing About Mud: monday morning eye candy: Ruta Bartkeviciute
- Gary Jackson: Mud & Metal : A Huge Thank You
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Exhibition | “Long Overdue” 2017 Turner Prize Goes to Lubaina Himid
- andy priestman: Photo
- Il Vasaio A5f11: Vaso per Bonsai “Serie TOP”
- Rae Dunn … clay » clay.: cheers.
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Design | Heath Clay Studio’s Ceramic Creatures Bring Fables to Life
- Rae Dunn … clay » clay.: stem print.
- Catherine White: # 20 decembrance 2017
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Exhibition | Foto File Inside: Regarding George Ohr at Boca Raton Museum of Art
- BHClaysmith – Atom: The Many Faces of ALFREDO
- Rachel Dorn: Making Gifts
- groszceramika: Nowe naczynia/New pots.
- Marshall Colman: TONDINO
- Tony Clennell: The Ghosts of Christmas Past
- Rachel Dorn: Nesting Cats, Done
- At the water’s edge! Beachfront Pottery blog: 20th Century American Ceramics Exhibit; Part 1: Vessels with lids
- Barb Rogers: 2017 Review some clay creations
- Jenny Mendes: Cats, Lovers, Warriors, & Happiness
- Linda Starr: 2017 Looking Back
What can I ponder while making pottery and ceramic art?
- Blog – objective clay: Deb Schwartzkopf’s Thoughts on Making
- Blog – objective clay: Kip O’Kronglys Thoughts on Making
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Commentary | Paul Mathieu: Reflections on Edmund De Waal’s Phaidon Monograph
- Blog – objective clay: gwendolyn yoppolo’s Thoughts on Making
- Tony Clennell: Taking Orders
- Blog – objective clay: Lindsay Oesterritter’s Thoughts on Making
Interviews and Podcasts
What do potters have to say?
- The Potters Cast: A Unique Style | Larissa Warren | Episode 376
- Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast: 199: Miniaturist Brooke Rothshank on her small-scale watercolor painting
- The Potters Cast: Courage to be a Creator and to Sell | Olivia Walker | Episode 377
- Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast: 200: Justin Rothshank on running a successful online business from a rural location
- The Potters Cast: Why Grad School | Naomi Clement | Episode 378
- Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast: 201: Bill Kremer and Zach Tate on the history of Notre Dame University Ceramics
- The Potters Cast: Pursuing the Business of Clay | Tabbatha Henry | Episode 379
- The Potters Cast: The Wondering Stage | Molly McGuire | Episode 380
- The Potters Cast: An Honest Discussion About Making it as a Potter | Ben Jordan | Episode 381
- The Potters Cast: An Eighth-Grader Making Pottery | Fin Barnes-Long | Episode 382
- The Potters Cast: A Brick & Mortar Business | Tiffany Thomas | Episode 383
What’s out there for potters?
- John Britt Pottery: John Britt Cone 6 Glaze Discussion Workshop -Village Potter’s in Asheville NC-
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Sponsored | Apply for an MFA in Ceramics at Cranbrook Academy of Art
- Musing About Mud: residency opportunity: The Pottery Workshop Jingdezhen
- Musing About Mud: call for entry: 6th Central Time Ceramics Juried Exhibition
- Musing About Mud: call for entry: Growlerfest 2018
- Musing About Mud: workshop opportunities @ Medalta
- Emily Schroeder Willis: Arrowmont workshop catalogue is live!
What else do potters blog about?
- Blog – Clay By Laura: Finding Community
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: NewsFile | Opening Night, Voulkos + Fontana in Upcoming Auctions, NYU Job Alert + more!
- Tony Clennell: M- with thanks
- Ayumi Horie Pottery: Who is Menbachi Bozu?
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Art | Roberto Lugo, Cfile.org’s Top Artist Pick from Art Miami
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Video | Artist Transforms Ceramic Rejects into Eerie Music
- Tony Clennell: Where the big money lies.
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Commentary | Hachi Machi: Voulkos Sculpture Sells for Record Breaking Figure
- Clay Club: Recap: December Clay Club at Odyssey Clayworks in Asheville
- Fetishghost Studios: Cut cut Slice slice
- Lori Watts: Potters’ Holiday
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Featured | 2017 Year-in-Review: Cfile’s Top 5 Articles
- Lori Watts: ACC: Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off
- Musing About Mud: movie day: The Teabowl: East and West
- paul the potter: This Year I’m going to confront all of my Inner Demons and actually Make Stuff.
- Peter Gregory: Christmas and in between. Firing the wood fired kiln on New Year’s Eve. Happy New Year!
Thanks for reading!
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