Another review of the finest clay blogs and the great stuff they posted in February. I’m still devoting most of my time to Expert Clay so this is a minimalist review.
Let’s get right to the blogs!
The Can’t Miss
What were the “must read” pottery blog posts during the past month?
- Expert Clay: Expert Clay: An Introduction
- Gary Jackson: Bunches Of Bowls
- Gary Jackson: A Little Carving Through Colored Slip
- Gary Jackson: Stamping Bowls
- Pinchpots: Pots from the latest firing
- Pottery Making Blog: Clay Blog Review: January 2018
- Jenni Ward: Getting (and keeping) my sh*t together…
Process and Technique
What do pots look like during the process and how are they made?
- Whynot Pottery: where are the salt jars?
- Gary Jackson: Throwdown Challenge : The Four Seasons
- Gary Jackson: Throwdown Challenge : Clay Coils
- Lucy Fagella Pottery: Making Large Urns: Concentration and Contentment
- The Smart Cat: Tp Market, To Market
- Kim Murton: Studio table- making progress
- Jenny Mendes: untitled
- andy priestman: Photo
- Gillian McMillan — Rara Avis: A ParRaid of Painters!
- Gary Jackson: Multiple Mugshot Monday
- Tony Clennell: Evolution
- Courtney Martin: Plates. Work in progress. #courtneymartinpottery #conte
- Lucy Fagella Pottery: Making Large and Medium Size Urns
- Jenni Ward: Video: Work in Progress | New Bone Series
- Tony Clennell: So you want to be loose?
- Musing About Mud: technical tuesday: Working with Slabs by Lincoln Square Pottery Studio – Learning Center
- Gary Jackson: Pre-Throwdown Challenge : Sgraffito Surprise
- Barb Rogers: White on white decorative pitcher designs
- Gary Jackson: Throwdown Challenge : Sgraffito Surprise
- Whynot Pottery: Tiles and more
- Shaun Hall’s Raku Ceramics Blogspot: Testing new surfaces
Tips and Technical
How can I become a more efficient or knowledgeable potter?
- RSS Feed: Jason Burnett Soda Ash Wash
- Gary Jackson: Re-Claim… And Re-Re-Claim Again
- Porcelain By Antoinette – Blog Details: Making good choices with glazes
- Clay Club: Lithium Carbonate and Cobalt carbonate Prices
- Blog – objective clay: In Search of Purity (ongoing saga)
- Lori Watts: New Toy….er, Tool!
- Gary Jackson: Berry Bowls With Power Tools
- Gary Jackson: New Stamps. New Patterns!
- At the water’s edge! Beachfront Pottery blog: Using crushed bisque in Beachfront Pottery still life ceramic pieces: “Beached Seastar”
- meesh’s pottery: Pumping it Up
Where can I see inspiring pottery?
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Exhibition | Part 2: Ai Weiwei on Porcelain, The Artist’s First Exhibition in Istanbul
- Courtney Martin: Some slab plates with their glaze on. Work in progress.
- Lori Buff: More Elephant Mugs
- Il Vasaio A5f11: Mini vasi per piante 🙂
- Liz Crain Ceramics: “Games People Play,” Intro and First Game
- meesh’s pottery: Good-Bye to January
- Kristen Kieffer: Valenspringtine 2018
- Musing About Mud: emerging artist: Kaleb Romano
- andy priestman: Photo
- Rachel Dorn: Grappling with Politics in Art
- Céramique d’art – RSS: Plat poule
- Arryn Vogan: A Seat at the Table
- Céramique d’art – RSS: Sculpture de Jean Couturier
- The Smart Cat: Catching Up
- Ceramic Artists Now: See Sarah Pschorn’s Ceramic Art Running From Expectations
- Céramique d’art – RSS: Bol de l’atelier Ulis Ceramics
- Il Vasaio A5f11: Centro tavola alternativo … Porta bacchette
- Liz Crain Ceramics: Games People Play: Color Theory
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Exhibition | Artsy Editorial, more from ‘Regarding George Ohr’ at Boca Raton Museum of Art
- Ceramic Artists Now: A Modern Tea Set Design Reimagining Korean Tea Ceremony Rituals
- Musing About Mud: emerging artist: Margaret Haden
- Whynot Pottery: The salt jars are out
- Blog – Clay By Laura: Where Is The Love?
- Kyle Carpenter: Salty goodness. . . . . . #studiopottery #saltfired #ncclay #828isgreat #asheville #pottery #ceramics #?????? #?? #?????????? #céramique #poterie #cerámica #?? #??? #?? #keramikk #krukmakeri #handmade #craft #contemporarycraft
- Barb Rogers: Women’s March pottery
- Gillian McMillan — Rara Avis: Practical Plates
- Arryn Vogan: Tea Time
- Gillian McMillan — Rara Avis: My Playtime
- Ceramic Artists Now: Seohee Park’s Contemporary Pottery Inspired by Joseon Dynasty Porcelain
- Liz Crain Ceramics: Gummo
- Céramique d’art – RSS: “Vase pincé” de Jean Couturier
- Creative with clay: Another one of a kind platter.. #creativewithclay
- Creative with clay: Last two Lace mugs left after Madrona. I will have only 14 more lace mugs for Stitches West Booth 743. So stop by Thursday! #stitcheswest #knittedpottery #creativewithclay
- andy priestman: Photo
- Céramique d’art – RSS: Bol de Ulis Ceramics
- Musing About Mud: monday morning eye candy: Michelle Erickson
- Kim Murton: Some finished work. Boats are going to Astoria in March!
- Céramique d’art – RSS: Bol émaux cristallisants
- Creative with clay: Lace Yarn bowl platter. Coming to Stitches West. Booth 743 #stitcheswest #stitcheswest2018 #creativewithclay #knittedpottery #laceknitting
- Lori Buff: Small Sgraffito Elephant Tray
- andy priestman: two sides of one wood fired tea bowl
- Jenni Ward: NEW: Relic Series is Up on the Website!
- Liz Crain Ceramics: Games People Play: Toss It Off and Gear Train
- Courtney Martin: Carved basket. #courtneymartinpottery #basket #carved #
- Rachel Dorn: Commission Pods for Planter
- At the water’s edge! Beachfront Pottery blog: Ceramic art pieces in the Lewis and Clark Community College faculty art exhibit
- Tony Clennell: Potter’s Tears
- Barb Rogers: Hummingbird vase
- Musing About Mud: monday morning eye candy: Marianne Chénard
- Lori Buff: Owl Mug
- Barb Rogers: Moon dancer 4
- Courtney Martin: Small square server. This one is headed to @penlandgall
- Céramique d’art – RSS: Steen Kepp céramiste
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Design | 3D Experiments in ‘Table of Contents 101’ by Wang + Söderström
- Il Vasaio A5f11: untitled
- Ceramic Artists Now: Jessika Edgar’s Ceramic Art Puts Threatening Feelings in Protective Bubbles at Santa Fe Clay
- Liz Crain Ceramics: Games People Play: Glyph Con and Packrat
- Shaun Hall’s Raku Ceramics Blogspot: Photographing some new work….
What can I ponder while making pottery and ceramic art?
- Tony Clennell: Confession – I’m not a potter
- this artist’s life: short takes
- Tony Clennell: Good art doesn’t have to match the sofa
- John Bauman: Unconscious Competence — The Invisible Man
- Anna’s Ceramics: Patience of the Potter
Interviews and Podcasts
What do potters have to say?
- The Potters Cast: Kiln to Kitchen | Paul Blais, Brett Binford, Tim Kowalczyk | Episode 393
- MudTalk Podcast: 001 Why Clay? – MudTalk Podcast
- MudTalk Podcast: 002 Describe Your Work – MudTalk Podcast
- The Potters Cast: Finding a New Voice | Eric Beavers | Episode 394
- Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast: 206: Green entrepreneurship with potter and farmer Dawn Soltysiak
- The Potters Cast: The Emerging Studio Culture in India | Shilpy Gupta | Episode 395
- The Potters Cast: Judge From The Great Pottery Throw Down Talks Clay | Kate Malone | Episode 396
- The Potters Cast: Logos, Branding, & Business | Erin & Jason Hall | Episode 397
- MudTalk Podcast: 003 Pottery Goals – MudTalk Podcast
- Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast: 207: Live storytelling from the Michigan Mud conference
- The Potters Cast: Going Full Time and What It Takes | Tim Kowalczyck | Episode 398
- The Potters Cast: Industrial Designer Doing Clay | Adam Chau | Episode 399
- MudTalk Podcast: 004 Thoughts While Starting A Pot – MudTalk Podcast
- The Potters Cast: Another Seattle Artist | Katie Marks | Episode 400
What’s out there for potters?
- Musing About Mud: Gardiner Museum is Hiring!
- Musing About Mud: Blumhardt Foundation Funding opportunities for the Craft/Object Sector
- Musing About Mud: travel and ceramic research opportunity in Japan
- Musing About Mud: residency opportunity – Archie Bray
- Nell Hazinski Ceramics: Nerikomi Workshop
- Musing About Mud: call for emerging artists: The Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant
- Musing About Mud: call for entry: The Hopper Prize—grants for artists
- Musing About Mud: job posting: Executive Director @ Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery
- Musing About Mud: call for artists: Banff Clay Revival
- Musing About Mud: residency opportunity @ Red Star Studios
- Musing About Mud: call for artists: European Prize for Applied Arts 2018
- RSS Feed: Call For Entries Ennis Montana
- Clay Club: Call to artists for the North Carolina Ceramic Arts Festival
- Clay Club: untitled
- Kyle Carpenter: Upcoming workshop in Asheville at @thevillagepotters —> April 7th.
- Lucien M. Koonce: Workshop
- Tony Clennell: What’s going’ on?
- Musing About Mud: residency opportunity: Salt Spring Arts Council
- RSS Feed: Three Potter’s Symposium
- John Britt Pottery: Ceramic Materials and Process Workshop
What else do potters blog about?
- Tony Clennell: Renaissance Men
- Expert Clay: Welcome to Expert Clay!
- Gillian McMillan — Rara Avis: Ceramics News
- Blog – Clay By Laura: What’s Your Influence?
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Sponsored | The Clay Studio in Philadelphia is Shaping a Movement
- Musing About Mud: technical tuesday: Glazing e-course with Antoinette Badenhorst
- Tony Clennell: Belles Yawl
- Musing About Mud: movie day: Paul Melser Pottery
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Video | Yacht Makes A Pot in Their New Music Video
- Tony Clennell: Another reason I’m not a potter!
- Rachel Dorn: Updates on Various Winter Projects and Shows
- Expert Clay: Announcing: The MudTalk Podcast
- Tony Clennell: Financing for Muggs
- Musing About Mud: technical tuesday: Mastering Hand Building by Sunshine Cobb
- Marshall Colman: ART ECONOMY WORTH £84 BILLIONS
- Tony Clennell: Lord I have failed you
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: History File | From Chinese Craft to Fine Art, a History of Ceramics
- Tony Clennell: When did fun stop?
- Marshall Colman: ROSEMARY WREN AND THE KNOX GUILD
- Tony Clennell: Wall Art
- Gillian McMillan — Rara Avis: Thomas Kakinuma
- Gary Jackson: Throwdown Challenge : Pottery Olympics
- Rachel Dorn: Preparing for NCECA
- Gary Jackson: Handmade Pottery Aprons… New Colors
- Tony Clennell: Groundhog Day in Seagrove
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: NewsFile | Terracotta Thumb Thief Causes International Uproar
- Ceramic Artists Now: Lindsay Rogers Negotiates a Profound Collaboration Between Meals and Pots
- Pinchpots: Firing the Train kiln “Skælskør Express”
- NCECA Blog: 2018 NCECA Emerging Artists
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: NewsFile | Ceramist-Designed Kicks, America’s First Teapot + more!
- Tony Clennell: Hangin’ with the cool kids
- John Bauman: Boulder To Birmingham
- Barb Rogers: Water Vessel
Thanks for reading!