It’s beginning to look a lot like… sales season? Is anyone else feeling the end of year crunch time? Judging by the amount of great work linked below and less process shots, most of us have stocked up to be ready for the holiday gift buyers. Enjoy viewing the great work and other great pottery blogging from the past month.
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Now, let’s get to the pottery blogs!
The Can’t Miss
What were the “must read” pottery blog posts during the past month?
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- Rachel Dorn: 3D Clay Printer: First Weeks
- John Bauman: Tales From The Future
- Mea Rhee: Pricing Work, in Pottery Making Illustrated
- Pottery Making Blog: 18 (More) Pottery Tips
- Gary Jackson: Stamping Vases : Before & After
Process and Technique
What do pots look like during the process and how are they made?
- Patricia Griffin Ceramics: It’s mug-making mania!
- Kim Murton: Studio table shots-lots of work going to different shows
- Kim Murton: Last batch before Holiday deliveries-works in progress
- meesh’s pottery: Collaborations for Celebration
- Mom Cave Pottery: From Start to Finish
- Tony Clennell: Dance like nobodies watchin’
- ANN TUBBS POTTERY STUDIO: glaze firings for the next studio sale:
Tips and Technical
How can I become a more efficient or knowledgeable potter?
- Fetishghost Studios: Wadding
- Pic Works Pottery: Making Apple bakers for a Winter dessert!
- Lori Watts: Hand & Wrist Stretches
- Musing About Mud: technical tuesdays: process with Jennifer Allen
- Linda Starr: Firing a Kiln with an Automatic Controller
- Handbuilder’s Magazine » Free Blog Category Feed: Packing Ceramics Safely for Transport
Where can I see inspiring pottery?
- Lucien M. Koonce: Best In Show
- Linda Starr: Small Pots
- Jenny Mendes: Twin Souls
- Fetishghost Studios: Craft is Prayer
- Lucien M. Koonce: Spectra
- Rachel Dorn: Come See My Work
- Kyle Carpenter: New pots! #saltfired #studiopottery
- Courtney Martin: Square tray. White on white hex. #courtneymartinpottery
- Love Sown: New Pots
- At the water’s edge! Beachfront Pottery blog: “Tea Time: An Exploration of Contemporary Teapots” exhibit at Edwardsville Art Center, Part 3
- Courtney Martin: Quadruple tray in grey. #courtneymartinpottery #contemp
- Tony Clennell: Pink is the new orange
- Jose Maria Mariscal: Nuevo esmalte
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Spotted | An Imperial Teapot, Lumpy Vases, BUMP-y Glassware + more!
- Jenni Ward: Art Hearts for the Holidays!
- Shaun Hall’s Raku Ceramics Blogspot: Pots for Art in the Heart
- Courtney Martin: Another oval server. Triangles and squares. #courtneyma
- Rae Dunn … clay » clay.:
- Courtney Martin: Plate in grey. #courtneymartinpottery #plate #contempor
- Céramique d’art – RSS: Susanne Jensen céramiste
- WALLYWARE: My new online store is finally ready!!!
- Kyle Carpenter: ?? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #pottery #studiopottery #saltglazed #828isgreat #asheville #riverartsdistrict #cup #mug #pottery#ceramics
- HaldeBlog: Five recent new and restocked things at HaldeCraft
- Lori Watts: The Fattie of the Firing
- Nell Hazinski Ceramics: Black Friday Preview
- Musing About Mud: emerging artist: Jacklyn Scott
- Musing About Mud: monday morning eye candy: Derek Au
- Céramique d’art – RSS: Artisanat d’art
- Blog – Clay By Laura: Creative Frenzy
- Gillian McMillan — Rara Avis: Circle Craft Christmas Market
- Céramique d’art – RSS: Benoit Pouplard céramiste
- Gary Jackson: Matched Sets
- meesh’s pottery: Details
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Design | Faux-licious! Decadent Porcelain Desserts by Shayna Leib
- Gary Jackson: Concentric & Stamped
- Courtney Martin: Dessert plate. #courtneymartinpottery #dessertplate #wh
- John Britt Pottery: Is the last one of Lisa’s work from our independent study workshop and it’s an oil spot glaze.
- andy priestman: Photo
- Gary Jackson: Christmas Ornaments
- Musing About Mud: emerging artist: Hannah Pierce
- Barb Rogers: So what’s a cauldron really for?
- Peter Gregory: Open Studio, Fish, Firings, Flops and Fun!
- Musing About Mud: monday morning eye candy: James and Tilla Waters
- Courtney Martin: Squares and triangles. #courtneymartinpottery #woodfire
- andy priestman: Photo
- ang design blog: Raku Tuesday…
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Market | Move Aside for Seth Payne’s Colorful Cup Bus + more!
- Musing About Mud: emerging artist: Yoonjee Kwak
- Kim Murton: Lots of work all over – here’s a list
- Barb Rogers: Vampires beware!
- Blog – Clay By Laura: Naughty Or Nice?
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Exhibition | HotSpots, Brian Rochefort’s Earthy, Gloopy Craters
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Pop-Up Shop | Ten Potters You Gotta Know + Shop Now!
- Shaun Hall’s Raku Ceramics Blogspot: Pre Xmas Winter Sale
- Lucien M. Koonce: Anagama Firing
- andy priestman: sip
- Gillian McMillan — Rara Avis: Plates and Platters
- Kyle Carpenter: Flask with wax resist and Jet Black Amaco Velvet Underglaze. #howiamaco #howimakealiving #howisipbourbon
- Courtney Martin: Dinner plate. #courtneymartinpottery #contemporaryceram
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Design | Sensuous Ceramic Toys Spice up Dining Experience
- Linda Starr: Luncheon Plates and Vases
- Patricia Griffin Ceramics: “Natural Beauty” revealed!
- Jenni Ward: New Work from the Bone Series is up in the Shop!!!
What can I ponder while making pottery and ceramic art?
- Musing About Mud: movie day: The value of handmade pieces with Rosa Cortiella
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- Tony Clennell: Gone fishing.
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I just realized something. Something that probably shouldn’t have taken 46 years, 5 months, and most of 16 days to figure out. Something that maybe I used to know, once, in the shining moment of youth, and then forgot, along the hard way.
You have to be chasing something.
- Blog – objective clay: Emily Schroeder Willis – Thoughts on Making
- Blog – objective clay: Shawn Spanglers Thoughts on Making
- Blog – objective clay: Jennifer Allen’s Thoughts on Making
- Blog – objective clay: Doug Peltzmans Thoughts on Making
- Blog – objective clay: Bryan Hopkins Thoughts on Making
Interviews and Podcasts
What do potters have to say?
- The Potters Cast: A Few Good Points on Growing a Business | Adam Buick | Episode 367
- NCECA Blog: A Conversation with Jessica Brandl, 2017 NCECA Emerging Artist
- The Potters Cast: Using Your Story | Melanie Sherman | Episode 368
- Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast: 195: Matt Fiske on making glaze from hand collected raw materials
- The Potters Cast: Sales & Shows | Adam & Sarah Spector | Episode 369
- The Potters Cast: An Experimental Ceramicist | Sean Roberts | Episode 370
- Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast: 196: Behind the scenes at Red Clay Rambler central
- The Potters Cast: Collaboration to Have a Store Front | Deidra Krois | Episode 371
- Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast: 197: Gail Kendall and the ASPN residency
- The Potters Cast: The Power of Periscope | Victoria Pamlenyi | Episode 372
- The Potters Cast: The ALL Right Potter | Ross Estep | Episode 373
- Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast: 198: Jeff Chown on advances in fiber kiln technology
- The Potters Cast: Finding a Theme | Samantha McInnis | Episode 374
- The Potters Cast: Working to be a Professor | Coleton Lunt | Episode 375
What’s out there for potters?
- Musing About Mud: call for artists: IV. International Ceramics Triennial UNICUM 2018
- Musing About Mud: call for artists: Manifest
What else do potters blog about?
- Tony Clennell: Sooooooo special
- Lori Watts: A Peek Thru the Spyhole
- Musing About Mud: technical tuesday: Glazy by Derek Au
- Musing About Mud: movie day: Jenni Ward
- Clay Club: Recap: November Clay Club at Mars Hill University
- NCECA Blog: Global Day of Clay in review…
- Arryn Vogan: Sunapee Craft Fair 2017
- Blog – Clay By Laura: The Company You Keep
- Tony Clennell: The Mississauga Flamers
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- Lori Watts: Welcome, 2018!….oh wait
- Tony Clennell: Getting Unmarried
- Tony Clennell: Rust never sleeps
- Whynot Pottery: Ms. B
- Musing About Mud: technical tuesday: Silent Voice of an Artist
- Gillian McMillan — Rara Avis: True Nordic: How Scandinavia Influenced Design in Canada
- Musing About Mud: movie day: 360 degree Projection Mapping – Exploring Pueblo Pottery
- bridges pottery blog: Pottery is my Yoga
Thanks for reading!