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In these articles, selected by the editors of Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated, and Ceramic Arts Daily, you’ll meet some of the most talented and famous ceramic artists working today. You’ll find out about their inspirations, methods, as well as the challenges affecting contemporary clay artists and potters and see examples of some of the best ceramic art being made today. You’ll also pick up valuable advice on how to run your pottery business from working clay artists who have made it work.
Get to know famous ceramic artists like Erin Furimsky with a glimpse inside her ceramic art studio. Learn how Molly Hatch launched a successful design career with a major upscale retailer. Get insights into finding the ideal ceramic arts job or tips on how to start a pottery business from ceramic artists who have figured it out. In these archives, you’ll learn from both ceramic sculpture artists and contemporary pottery artists, so no matter where your interests lie, we’ve got you covered!
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In my current studio work, the Factory Work Series, I am equally
interested in formal design considerations and conceptual concerns.
Each piece … Read More
I believe in the natural cycles of the earth. I often find truth within
these patterns of life and death. While … Read More
The surrealistic nature of dreams and childhood memories motivate the
manifestation of the drawn, sculpted and painted images of my forms. … Read More
I am investigating how we experience what we are attracted to. This
experience is multifaceted, involving an awareness of nature, various
cultures … Read More
My art explores the overlap and interrelation between child play, adult
play, desire and sensuality. Many of our toys were handed … Read More
Through the act of arranging, stacking, balancing, and connecting
porous ceramic units, I invite the viewer to experience how a wall … Read More
Ceramic sculptures of the figure have historically been used to comment on culture, from Japanese Haniwa to Tang dynasty splash … Read More
Vulture’s Dinner Plate, 11 in.
(28 cm) in diameter, earthenware, 2008.
Chicken Tray Set, 12 in. (30 cm)
in length, earthenware, 2008.
My work … Read More