Packing ceramic work safely for shipment is something every potter should learn to do. If you don’t take the time … Read More
Ceramic Art and Artists
If you’re looking for the best information about ceramic art and contemporary ceramic artists, you’ve come to the right place! The ceramics field is thriving and Ceramic Arts Network brings you the highlights from the field.
Selected by the editors of Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated, and Ceramic Arts Daily, these posts feature some of the most talented contemporary ceramic artists working today. Learn about their methods and inspirations, as well as the challenges affecting contemporary ceramic sculptors and pottery artists. You’ll also enjoy poring over some of the best examples of ceramic sculpture and functional pottery being made today!
The world of contemporary ceramic sculpture is virtually limitless in scope. In these pages, you’ll be introduced to the clay sculpture artists who bring clay to life in ways you may never have imagined. You’ll learn that there are endless possibilities for expressing oneself through this medium. From the diminutive to the monumental, the figurative to the abstract, clay sculpture has it all.
Possibly because it has been used for expression for so long, contemporary ceramic sculpture is the most diverse range of sculpture in existence. In our archives, you’ll see images of work by talented contemporary ceramic artists ranging from stunningly beautiful to rather unsettling. You can learn more about their clay sculpting techniques and their motivations.
If sculpture is not your thing, and you are an aspiring or experienced studio potter, or even just a huge fan of handmade pottery, you’ll find loads of articles on contemporary pottery—there’s tons of how to information, but we also cover the “why to.”
Whether you enjoy throwing on the potter’s wheel or handbuilding with molds or coils, you’ll find a treasure-trove of information on pottery techniques! Everything from the forming stage through the final glaze firing is covered. If you’re looking for easy-to-understand, step-by-step projects to give you both technical knowledge and inspiration, you’ll find it on Ceramic Arts Network! It’s like going to a pottery class or a workshop–we don’t miss any key steps!
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