Pursuing pottery as a career (or any art career for that matter) isn’t always easy. As potter Matt Krousey explains in this interview, he received some pushback from his high school guidance counselors when he stated he was interested in a pottery career. Luckily, he followed his gut and took an interesting route to get where he is today. Learn all about his road to becoming a full-time potter, and it just might inspire you to take the plunge and pursue a career in pottery too! —Jennifer Poellot Harnetty, editor.
Stay tuned for Matt’s how-to instructional video, Capturing Nature in Clay, which will be available later this week. In this video, Matt covers how to make an oval vase and a square platter. He also demonstrates how he decorates and glazes his work!
Advice for Those Seeking Pottery Careers
For many of us in the Ceramic Arts Network community, making pottery is something we wished we were doing more often. We work hard to squeeze studio time in each week while juggling full time jobs, family, housework, sleep. We probably all fantasize at one time or another about opening developing successful pottery careers. In this post, ceramic artist Diana Fayt shares her trials, tribulations and triumphs of making a living as a potter. In this post, potter Sue Scobie discloses how she found her way into a career in clay. In this post, Carolanne Currier explains how she came to clay from a career as an investigator for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and how her previous career informs her work.
Did you struggle to pursue pottery as a career? Tell us about your journey and any tips you have for those wanting to have a ceramic career.