Top Pottery Blogs of 2012

Another year, another list of the best pottery blogs on the web! (Previously - 2011, 2010.) This year, even more objective… sort of. The only criterion for making the list was how often the blog was mentioned in the Clay Blog Review.

The CBR is a monthly list of the most informative and interesting blog posts by potters and clay artists. (If you missed any: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec.)

Thanks for checking this list and feel free to share your opinion or favorite clay blog.

Here we go… the 10 best clay blogs (and some honorable mentions) of 2012:

10. Tales of a Red Clay Rambler

Tales of a Red Clay Rambler

Tales of a Red Clay Rambler

The New Perspective Blogger

Total 2012 posts: 78

Mentions in the Clay Blog Review: 33

Blogger Ben Carter (Copenhagen, Denmark) has some really interesting posts with interviews, stories of travel, and his own work as well.

If you like this blog, check out honorable mention: Future Relics Gallery.

9. Musing About Mud

Musing About Mud

Musing About Mud

The Potter Service Announcement

Total 2012 posts: 600(!)

Mentions in the Clay Blog Review: 38

Blogger Carole Epp (Saskatoon, Canada) provides a great blog for potters which offers information about current events, call for entries, and other ceramics-related news.

If you like this blog, check out honorable mention: Good Elephant Pottery.

8. Tracey Broome… Clay

Tracey Broome Clay

Tracey Broome Clay

The Personal Pottery Blogger

Total 2012 posts: 278

Mentions in the Clay Blog Review: 39

Blogger Tracey Broome (North Carolina) gives us insight into her personal struggles and success with clay.

If you like this blog, check out honorable mention: A Love Affair With Clay.

7. A Devonshire Pottery

A Devonshire Pottery

A Devonshire Pottery

The Documentarian

Total 2012 posts: 104

Mentions in the Clay Blog Review: 43

Blogger Doug Fitch (Devon, England) documents his daily work with clay and slip in short video clips and images.

If you like this blog, check out honorable mention: MudStuffing Sketchbook.

6. Ron Philbeck Pottery

Ron Philbeck Pottery

Ron Philbeck Pottery

It’s All About the Pots

Total 2012 posts: 146

Mentions in the Clay Blog Review: 45

Blogger Ron Philbeck (Shelby, North Carolina) shares images, videos, and thoughts about his process and finished pots. *Technical Note: He recently launched a new website so the links from the Clay Blog Review to his old content might not work.*

If you like this blog, check out honorable mentions: Ang Design Blog, Hannah McAndrew.

5. Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready

Fire When Ready Pottery

Fire When Ready Pottery

The Sun Rises Daily

Total 2012 posts: approximately 529(!)

Mentions in the Clay Blog Review: 47

Blogger Gary Jackson (Chicago, Illinois) shares a lot of images of his pots, the fantastic textures he applies and a sunrise for almost every day of the year.

If you like this blog, check out honorable mentions: Karatsupots Blog, Tony Clennell, Luke Langholz.

4. Clay Club

Clay Club

Clay Club

The Guru and Friends

Total 2012 posts: 502

Mentions in the Clay Blog Review: 50

Blogger John Britt and other members of the Clay Club (North Carolina) share some great technical information about making pottery.

If you like this blog, check out honorable mentions: Phoenix Robin Hopper, Glaze Recipe Sharing.

3. Blue Starr Gallery

Blue Starr Gallery

Blue Starr Gallery

The Eclectic Mix

Total 2012 posts: 369

Mentions in the Clay Blog Review: 50

Blogger Linda Starr (Lecanto, Florida) shares her finished work, work in progress, inspiration and even food.

If you like this blog, check out honorable mention: Alchemy of Clay.

2. Carter Gillies Pottery

Carter Gillies Pottery

Carter Gillies Pottery

The Philosopher

Total 2012 posts: 69

Mentions in the Clay Blog Review: 51

Carter Gillies (Athens, Georgia) was once a philosophy major. And it is quite evident as you read his thoughtful blog about pottery, creativity and more.

If you like this blog, check out honorable mentions: This Week @ St. Earth, Welcome to the Yard.

drumroll please…

1. Fine Mess Pottery

Fine Mess Pottery

Fine Mess Pottery

The All Around Champ

Total 2012 posts: 195

Mentions in the Clay Blog Review: 57

Blogger Lori Watts (Augusta, Maine) shares a variety of updates on her blog including information about her process, technical information, and other pottery related news.

If you like this blog, check out the honorable mentions: DirtKicker Pottery, FetishGhost.

Honorable Mention

The rest of the highly recommended blogs that didn’t make the top 10 list:

Special thanks to all the pottery bloggers for putting in the time and effort to share their secrets, thoughts and knowledge about pottery.

If you found yourself mentioned on this list feel free to copy one of the images below to your blog so you can show all your friends and readers that your blog really is awesome.

2012 top blog rectangle

2012 top blog rectangle

2012 Top Blog square

2012 Top Blog square

Also, feel free to re-size, edit, or change it however you like before adding it to your blog. Or if you would like a specific size email me.

Here’s to another year of learning, growing, making pots and blogging!

Thanks for reading!

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