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The Can’t Miss
What were the “must read” pottery blog posts during the past month?
- John Bauman: Steamin’
- fetishghost: Stepping Stones
- fetishghost: BangCock
- Marshall Colman: ATTACHING HANDLES TO MUGS
- Marshall Colman: HOW TO TURN A FOOT-RING ON A BOWL
- Sparano Arts » Feed: If one wall is good, 2 are better?
- Gary Jackson: Bowls On Purpose… With a Decorative Flair
- Pottery Making Blog: 12 Tips for Making Pots
- Rachel Dorn: Recycling a Large Batch of Clay without a Pugmill
- Sparano Arts » Feed: How to close a shape, but more importantly why!
- Glynnis Lessing: Wedging: it’s not about air bubbles!
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Process and Technique
What do pots look like during the process and how are they made?
- Gary Jackson: Textured Tiles
- Linda Starr: Replenishing Pendant Supplies
- John Bauman: Living Still
- Courtney Martin: New platter, work in progress. #courtneymartinpottery #
- Tony Clennell: Man Talk
- Gary Jackson: Accents
- Gary Jackson: Mugs : Another Batch
- Kim Murton: Painting lips, beards and eyes
- Rachel Dorn: Patriot Bulbs in Progress
- Tony Clennell: Born to be Wild
- Tony Clennell: Easy Money
- Marshall Colman: THE RIGHT METHOD FOR POTTERY MAKING
- Jenni Ward: Catching Up with Multiple Works in Progress
- Big Ceramic Store: Upright Pottery Spoon Rest Project
- Rachel Dorn: Texturing Pods
- Gary Jackson: Even Less Than “Basic” Bowls
- Tony Clennell: Coffee Culture
- Claying Thoughts: Clay Pyramid Lamp
- Tony Clennell: All Gawds Little Creatures
- Kim Murton: In the studio today
- Whynot Pottery: Last week it was
- Big Ceramic Store: Barn Swallows For The Wall
- Gary Jackson: Mugshot Monday
Tips and Technical
How can I become a more efficient or knowledgeable potter?
- Rachel Dorn: Text on Bulbs and Mugs
- Sparano Arts » Feed: Plates, done quickly and simply
- fetishghost: SAG Cone 6-7 Shino
- Liz Crain Ceramics: An E-Mail With Everything I Know About Cold Finishes
- Sparano Arts » Feed: Everyone loves a chip n’dip
- Handbuilder’s Magazine » Free Blog Category Feed: Clay Tools Storage DIY Solution
- Porcelain By Antoinette Badenhorst – Blog Details: Differences between various kinds of porcelain.
Where can I see inspiring pottery?
- Linda Starr: Leaf Pendant Tic Tac Toe
- meesh’s pottery: Seeing Stars
- Shaun Hall’s Raku Ceramics Blogspot: More Chawans
- Barb Rogers: The Monarchs were hiding
- andy priestman: Photo
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Exhibition | Paola Paronetto’s ‘Cartocci’ Sculptures of Paper + Clay
- Nell Hazinski Ceramics: June Nerikomi Workshop Pots
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Spotted | Drunken Cannonball! Tricky Ceramics, Spiral Vessels and more!
- Tony Clennell: Free Hot Dog
- Earth Work: Further developments with texture
- fetishghost: Before and After
- Rachel Dorn: Fun with Decals
- Blog – Clay By Laura: RFP = Request For Pottery!
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Design | Hella Jongerius Exhibition ‘Breathing Colour’ Explores ‘Unstable’ Color
- Barb Rogers: Stained bust of Kali
- Barb Rogers: Tiny Vases
- Courtney Martin: Place setting. #courtneymartinpottery #placesetting #pl
- Emily Schroeder Willis: Show is up!
- BHClaysmith – Atom: Finished Frustum Cups
- John Bauman: First Firing For Minnesota
- Whynot Pottery: Just a few tiles
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Auction | Featured Item! Daniel Johnston’s Stunning Large Lidded Vessel
- John Bauman: Getting Ready
- Gary Jackson: Stamped Porcelain Vases : ArtReach Fundraiser
- HaldeBlog: Five HaldeCraft Yarn Bowl styles
- Céramique d’art – RSS: Saladier et pichet, tournés, fait main
- Dawn Whitehand: Come See What I Have Been Up To In The Studio!
- Fetishghost Studios: Sunday Weekly Ketchup
- Barb Rogers: Pale flowers and leaves
- Blog – Clay By Laura: Lagniappe – A Little Something Goes A Long Way
- Shaun Hall’s Raku Ceramics Blogspot: Flawed gems
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Exhibition | A Psychoanalysis, Brad Miller’s ‘Stones & Object Relations Theory’
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Pop-Up Shop | Arnie Zimmerman on Being the Artist in the Factory
- Naomi Linehan: Personalisation (Ceramic clouds)
- (title unknown): And the most current firing…
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Exhibition | Universal and Sublime: The Vessels of Magdalene Odundo
- HaldeBlog: Five current HaldeCraft mugs
- Céramique d’art – RSS: Poterie d’art
- Barb Rogers: Summertime joy
- Whynot Pottery: Firing in July
- Lori Buff: Chun Blue Mug
What can I ponder while making pottery and ceramic art?
Interviews and Podcasts
What do potters have to say?
- The Potters Cast: A Lovely Story of Life with Clay | Pippin Drysdale | Episode 332
- Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast: 186: Jessica Brandl on the influence of Gothic novels and dark humor
- The Potters Cast: Frank is a Man I Need to Thank | Frank James Fisher | Episode 333
- Handbuilder’s Magazine » Free Blog Category Feed: Developing Fresh Pottery Ideas Is Part of Your Ceramics Work
- The Potters Cast: Saying “I Belong” as an Artist | Lisa McGrath | Episode 334
- Blog – objective clay: A conversation between Emily Schroeder Willis & Shawn Spangler
- The Potters Cast: “Live With Your Work” | Marina Temkin | Episode 335
- Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast: 187: Red Star Resident panel extravaganza with Olsen, Daniels, Iyoda, Connell and Lin
- The Potters Cast: “Follow That Lead” | Betsy Williams | Episode 336
- Bella Joy Pottery: Kalamazoo Lively Arts-Bella Joy Pottery
- Bella Joy Pottery: CraftSanity Podcast-Bella Joy Pottery
- The Potters Cast: Old Dog Learning New Tricks | Brad Miller | Episode 337
- Kristen Kieffer: Potter of the Month
- The Potters Cast: Pivoting to Clay | Courtney Murphy | Episode 338
- The Potters Cast: Firefighter Turns Potter | Frank Nemick | Episode 339
- Blog – objective clay: A conversation between Jen Allen & Emily Schroeder Willis
What’s out there for potters?
- Handbuilder’s Magazine » Free Blog Category Feed: Incredible Pottery Seminar, Cheap!
- Clay Club: Call for artists for “Cups in Common” exhibition at Clayworks in Charlotte
- Bungart Studios: Brush Making Workshop
What else do potters blog about?
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Exhibition | The Berlin Painter Lands First Solo Show – Thousands of Years Later
- Handbuilder’s Magazine » Free Blog Category Feed: Finding Pottery Ideas and Inspiration
- Whynot Pottery: July 2017
- Jose Maria Mariscal: Shoji Hamada- Shinsaku Hamada- Tomoo Hamada
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: The WHY Question | Delving into the Disappearance of the UK’s Ceramics Ed Programs
- Tony Clennell: 3 certain ways to lose money
Until today the 3 sure ways to lose money were-1. Gambling is probably the quickest.2. Women probably the most pleasurable.3. Wood firing pottery probably the most certain.
- Gary Jackson: Handmade Pottery Aprons
- Clay Club: Recap: July Clay Club at Andy Palmer’s studio in Bakersville
- Carol Clarkson: Taking Inventory of Your Artwork
- Carol Clarkson: Get Busy, Start Creating
- Tony Clennell: Hand Job
- Tony Clennell: Going out on a limb
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: NewsFile | Crusty Protestors, NEA Moolah, Subversive Ceramics and more!
- zephyrvalleypottery: I’m down with O.P.P!