Welcome to the Clay Blog Review! Here you will find the best pottery blogging from the past month.
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How was your May? I hope your ideas were fresh, your kilns were hot and your clay was just the right consistency. I can tell you that the clay blogs were active! Hopefully you didn’t miss anything from your favorite pottery blogs but if you did, you can probably find a link below. Of course, if you missed anything from previous months, you can see the preceding Clay Blog Reviews.
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The best of show for pottery blogging in the past month. Most of these are posted on the Pottery Making Facebook Page.
Another great month for pottery blogs! Clay bloggers have shared a lot of good information in May. See some of it below.
What we really need is to approach other people’s creative expression as though we were xenoarcheologists of the planet Jargon rather than narcisscientists of the planet Solipsis. We need to approach it with the open minded curiosity of explorers, not the confession seeking ministrations of inquisitors. And as artists putting things out in the public sphere we need to consider what things are simply our personal expression and what things are purposely designed to communicate. The two may not always be the same thing…
Not only does pottery take time, but time is the essence of anything that is good. Especially something handmade. Think about touching clay, even in the most minor and inconsequential way. Touching the object over and over again to smooth an edge, to attach a handle, feeling its weight, these actions represent caring. Caring takes time. Caring makes stuff good.
Some new blogs were added to the list this month. And the qualifying criteria have also become a little more strict. But if you know of a great pottery blog post in the past month let me know!
Thanks for reading!