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  • Photography Basics: Easy, Fool-proof considerations for making the most of your photos

    Photography Basics: Easy, Fool-proof considerations for making the most of your photos

    I’m thrilled that Design Sponge published my article on photo tips for small businesses and everyday photographers. Originally it was written for followers of my Instagram feed, Pots In Action, to help potters and lovers of pots up their game in p…
    - 1 Jul 15, 7:08am -
  • I’m Hiring an Intern!

    I’m Hiring an Intern!

    What I’m Looking For I’m seeking an intern who’s passionate about being a professional studio potter. The applicant should be a hard worker, direct communicator, self-motivated, respectful, and be able to hustle, as well as be detail oriented…
    - 11 May 15, 3:06pm -
  • Slow Pots

    Slow Pots

    I made some slow cups. They’re objects that are impossible to understand without being held and turned. From a distance, the white image on the white background is invisible and will barely give up a hint or a glint. Even in a photograph, only one…
    - 1 Jan 15, 10:03am -
  • Tomodachi Totes- Doubt, Quality, and Making Something Not Ceramic

    Tomodachi Totes- Doubt, Quality, and Making Something Not Ceramic

    Doubt From time to time, I struggle philosophically with making more material objects for a world that’s saturated with them. Doubt is part of my life as a maker. When I see so many things made of cheap materials, with bad craftsmanship, or with li…
    - 12 Nov 14, 11:46am -
  • A guide to using Instagram for studio artists

    A guide to using Instagram for studio artists

    “Who cares?”  This is the question I ask myself all the time. Who cares about the work I do or anybody does? How do we as a craft community share and grow as a field? How do we get others to care about the things we care about? As social media b…
    - 31 Mar 14, 1:37pm -
  • Raffle for Christa Assad

    Raffle for Christa Assad

    A month ago, Christa Assad, a fellow potter, broke her back when she jumped off of the second story porch of her house that was on fire. She lost all her possessions; she lost her clothes, documents, family heirlooms, everything. For the next three m…
    - 5 Mar 14, 11:56am -
  • The Humbling Art of Practice

    The Humbling Art of Practice

    Here I am again at the family cottage where I first landed a year ago last June. The cottage is an old friend with its distinct, musty smokiness, with its little spit of rock that juts into a little cove. There is a constancy here that’s a kind of…
    - 2 Jul 13, 11:22am -
  • Cup Auction for Two Year Anniversary of Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    Cup Auction for Two Year Anniversary of Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    Thanks to GlobalGiving, our charity for Handmade For Japan, you’ll be able to triple the impact your money has when you win this cup of mine in an eBay auction slated to end on Monday, March 11th at 9pm est. If you donate before midnight, March 11t…
    - 10 Mar 13, 3:53pm -
  • On Making Pots for Valentine’s Day

    On Making Pots for Valentine’s Day

    Traditionally I’ve had a Valentine’s Day sale, giving it little thought since the content of my work is so much about the sentiments of love. This year, with all the changes in my life and the quiet insulation that winter brings, I’ve been refl…
    - 30 Jan 13, 7:11am -
  • Salt of the Earth

    Salt of the Earth

    SEEN THROUGH MY HALF-JAPANESE LENSE At first glance, a kinship between the cultures of Maine and Japan may seem improbable and farfetched. After all, there are still relatively few Japanese in Maine and in the 70’s when I was growing up here, they…
    - 12 Oct 12, 9:22am -

Ceramic Arts Daily

  • newThree Tips for Throwing Smarter and Stronger

    Three Tips for Throwing Smarter and Stronger

    There have been many times in my wheel throwing career that I have thought, “I just can’t throw large pots. I am not strong enough.” But I have learned over  …The post Three Tips for Throwing Smarter and Stronger appeared first on Ceramic A…
    - 20 mins ago, 23 Nov 17, 2:00am -
  • newHow to Make Great Slump-Molded Plates with A Cheap Craft Store Tool

    How to Make Great Slump-Molded Plates with A Cheap Craft Store Tool

    Want to make quick work of multiple, handbuilt plate forms? Try Styrofoam rings found in most craft supply stores (for wreath making), They’re inexpensive, lightweight, and easy to store.In this  …The post How to Make Great Slump-Molded Plates…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Nov 17, 1:00am -
  • Baltimore Clayworks Reopens Doors After Tumultuous Year

    Baltimore Clayworks Reopens Doors After Tumultuous Year

    Just under 3 years ago, the stakeholder community of artists, staff, adult students and trustees at Baltimore Clayworks began to notice some turbulence and disharmony. There were rumors of bank  …The post Baltimore Clayworks Reopens Doors After T…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 1:07pm -
  • A Simple, Durable, and Cheap Shelving Solution for the Pottery Studio

    A Simple, Durable, and Cheap Shelving Solution for the Pottery Studio

    As any busy potter or ceramic artist knows, shelf space in the studio can be a scarce commodity–especially in a busy community pottery studio or cooperative. But store-bought shelving units  …The post A Simple, Durable, and Cheap Shelving Solut…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 2:00am -
  • How to Make a Recessed Foot with Two Clay Slabs

    How to Make a Recessed Foot with Two Clay Slabs

    I was blown away by the way Katrina Chaytor makes a recessed foot on her salt and pepper caddies in the November/December 2017 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated. It just  …The post How to Make a Recessed Foot with Two Clay Slabs appeared first…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 3:00am -
  • Great Advice on Starting a Pottery Business

    Great Advice on Starting a Pottery Business

    Probably every artist who has fallen in love with clay has thought the following at one time or another: How do I open a pottery business? There are many things  …The post Great Advice on Starting a Pottery Business appeared first on Ceramic Arts…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 2:00am -
  • An Experienced Wood Firer Shares Kiln Plans for a Small Instructional Wood Kiln

    An Experienced Wood Firer Shares Kiln Plans for a Small Instructional Wood Kiln

    John Thies has been building, firing and maintaining large wood kilns for more than thirty years. For more than ten years he has been teaching group workshops with his 300-cubic-foot  …The post An Experienced Wood Firer Shares Kiln Plans for a Sm…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 1:00am -
  • Four Potters Share Advice on Making Teapots

    Four Potters Share Advice on Making Teapots

    Teapots are one of the most challenging forms to tackle when you are starting off in pottery making and teapots continue to be a challenge even after you’ve developed a  …The post Four Potters Share Advice on Making Teapots appeared first on Ce…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 3:00am -
  • Magnificent Marbling: Using Colored Slips to Create Marbled Patterning on Pottery

    Magnificent Marbling: Using Colored Slips to Create Marbled Patterning on Pottery

    Slip, glorious slip. This versatile liquid form of clay can be used in a multitude of different ways to create and embellish ceramic art.One such method involves using colored slips  …The post Magnificent Marbling: Using Colored Slips to Create…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 2:00am -
  • Video: Make Surfaces that Pop!
    Screen printing on clay is one of my favorite ceramic decorating techniques. And using paper stencils and underglaze is right up there with it. Both are fantastic ways to transfer  …The post Video: Make Surfaces that Pop! appeared first on Cerami…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 1:00am -

Ceramic Thought

    Ceramic Vision

    • Make Use of Simcity Buildit Hacks And Cheats In Gaming

      Make Use of Simcity Buildit Hacks And Cheats In Gaming

      Be The Best Builder By Simcity Buildit Hack Are you a gamer? If yes then you must be playing Simcity Buildit hack; a game full of fun and simulation. When you download this game and play it then you know the tasks you have to do. The first thing whic…
      - 20 Jul 17, 2:05am -
    • Roblox Hack Makes Robux Generation Simple

      Roblox Hack Makes Robux Generation Simple

      Knowing All About Sets Hacks In Finding Favorite Roblox Models I found some great models and decals when I played the Roblox game. I wanted to use those in my game to make it all the more unique and awesome. But for that, I had to know about it well…
      - 5 Jul 17, 4:28am -
    • Must Have Animal Jam Hacks For Better Gameplay

      Must Have Animal Jam Hacks For Better Gameplay

      Excellent Gameplay Information In The Animal Jam Game Animal jam is one of the most popular games in online and it is consisting of the amazing style of animal characters. In a game player can design with their den based on their desire and you might…
      - 16 Jun 17, 3:47am -
    • Nba Live Mobile Hack To Earn Coins Effortlessly

      Nba Live Mobile Hack To Earn Coins Effortlessly

      Nba live mobile – learn defense and win coins Many years ago we could hardly imagine about the mobile gaming concept which is now very common.  People of the all the age group love to play mobile games at present.  With the advancement of technol…
      - 14 Jun 17, 12:22pm -

    Christa Assad

    • What an Honor

      What an Honor

      It’s been four weeks since my (former) home caught fire and I was forced to drop from my second-story balcony to escape, fracturing my L2 in seven places. My recovery from back surgery — two titanium rods and four screws now buttress the healing…
      - 9 Mar 14, 3:55pm -
    • The New York Ceramics Fair, Jan. 22-26, 2014

      The New York Ceramics Fair, Jan. 22-26, 2014

      Excited to be a part of this, thanks to Ferrin Contemporary! New Yorkers and ceramic enthusiasts, print this invitation and present at entrance for one free admission…here is a link if this page doesn’t print for you: http://ferrincontemporary.c…
      - 16 Jan 14, 1:09pm -
    • Christa Assad Solo Exhibition to open at Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, Dec. 5

      Christa Assad Solo Exhibition to open at Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, Dec. 5

      I am very excited to share my newest works focusing on the Syrian Civil War. Please join me in Seattle on Thursday, Dec. 5, at Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art for the opening of Proceed With Caution. Exhibition may be extended through mid-January, 2014, so d…
      - 25 Nov 13, 3:24pm -
    • Announcing: JAMAICA 2014!

      Announcing:  JAMAICA 2014!

        …start saving now (you have 8 months to feed that piggy bank!), this is going to be my most exciting workshop yet! !  
      - 12 Aug 13, 11:07am -
    • Aug. 5-9 at Santa Fe Clay!

      Aug. 5-9 at Santa Fe Clay!

      Christa Assad Five Days of Unadulterated Prototype ConstructionAugust 5 – 9, 2013 Tuition $525  Lab Fee $50  This hands-on workshop will focus on creating prototype models and generating ideas for experimentation to enliven any studio practice. G…
      - 16 Jul 13, 11:21am -
    • The Can CAN

      The Can CAN

      Happy summer to all of you. I head to Idyllwild Arts in SoCal in a week to teach my “Pottery Component Mash-Up” course (space still available, you last minute types!), followed by a week at Santa Fe Clay in August. In between, I will be working a…
      - 5 Jun 13, 2:34pm -
    • Hess/Assad at artMRKT San Francisco Opening this THURS night

      Hess/Assad at artMRKT San Francisco Opening this THURS night

      Streetwise 2013, a Collaboration Jessica Hess (hand painted acrylic) and Christa Assad (wheel-thrown porcelain) Represented by: Abmeyer + Wood , artMRKT booth #623 First trained as a studio potter, Assad currently uses the wheel to generate “blank…
      - 16 May 13, 1:43am -
    • Cup Show & sale this Saturday & Sunday at Fourth & Clay

      Cup Show & sale this Saturday & Sunday at Fourth & Clay


      - 28 Apr 13, 4:04pm -
    • Art Auction to Benefit the Artists – Friday, April 19, 2013

      Art Auction to Benefit the Artists – Friday, April 19, 2013

      Please join us this Friday, April 19, at Incline Gallery, 766 Valencia St, San Francisco, from 6-9pm (or by phone!) for a rare opportunity to:   1) snatch up great works of art by your favorite Bay Area artist at (potentially) half-price! 2) meet…
      - 15 Apr 13, 1:33pm -
    • HOT CLAY at Idyllwild Arts, CA, this summer!

      HOT CLAY at Idyllwild Arts, CA, this summer!

      Spaces are still available in my week-long, hands-on course, “Pottery Component Mash-Up”, this June 16-22, 2013, at Idyllwild Arts, in glorious SoCal. It promises to be as kooky (yet informative) as the name implies: we will experiment, reinterpr…
      - 8 Apr 13, 5:34pm -

    NICA Ceramic Art

    • Gem of a show in Sunriver, OR

      Gem of a show in Sunriver, OR

        We didn’t know what to expect when we arrived to the Sunriver Art Faire just outside Bend, OR.  We had been at the Anacortes art fair in Washington State the weekend before and would be participating   in the Jackson Hole, WY Art Fair the foll…
      - 12 Aug 13, 1:10am -
    • NICA Ceramic Art End of Year Report

      NICA Ceramic Art End of Year Report

      2012 was a challenging but successful year for NICA Ceramic Art and the master artisans of San Juan de Oriente, Nicaragua.  We participated in over 30 events around the country in 2012.  Both Luis Enrique Gutierrez and Santiago Gutierrez made trips…
      - 26 Dec 12, 11:55am -
    • Santiago Gutierrez – Master in Clay

      Santiago Gutierrez – Master in Clay

      Master artisan Santiago Gutierrez is visiting the NICA Ceramic Art studio in North Carolina for a series of events from September to December 2012.  Santiago has emerged as one of the most exciting ceramic artisans of the Nicaraguan pottery pueblo S…
      - 18 Sep 12, 11:21pm -
    • Survived 4 Days Filming The Fiestas of San Juan

      Survived 4 Days Filming The Fiestas of San Juan

      Myself and a fearless crew of two eager, daring young film artists survived the filming of The Fiestas of San Juan.  The crowds were massive and the bombs, music and bull penis fighting drunks were is in full effect. Day 1 San Juan leaves the Church…
      - 30 Jun 12, 10:47pm -
    • Why I used Kickstarter to Promote Fiestas of San Juan
      I was turned on the project promotion website Kickstarter.com while I was planning the documentary film “Fiestas of San Juan”.  Kickstarter is a platform to promote worthy projects in a wide range of artistic and creative categories.  The uniqu…
      - 10 Jun 12, 9:42am -
    • The NICA House RDU Airport display

      The NICA House RDU Airport display

      The NICA House has just installed a wonderful display at the RDU airport.  The display features NICA Ceramic Lamps, Nicoyan Indian sculptures and contemporary stone polished ceramics by young master artisans. People interested in visiting The NICA H…
      - 31 May 12, 11:19pm -
    • The NICA House

      The NICA House

      The NICA House is an appointment gallery located in Wake Forest, NC.  To make an appointment to visit The NICA House call or text Paul or Robin at (919) 264-3660.  You can also e-mail a request to thenicahouse@yahoo.com. Here is a map for The NICA…
      - 12 May 12, 12:22am -
    • Luis Enrique Gutierrez – New Sculptures for 2012

      Luis Enrique Gutierrez – New Sculptures for 2012

      Luis Enrique Gutierrez is presenting an exciting group of new one of a kind sculptures in his 2012 events.  Every season Luis reaches a new level of creativity in his artestry.  Come enjoy Luis’s sculptures in one of his 2012 events.        …
      - 24 Mar 12, 11:27pm -
    • NICA Ceramic Lamps is born

      NICA Ceramic Lamps is born

        NICA Ceramic Art introduces a line of fine, stone polished ceramic lamps.  The ceramic art work is pared with turned, rare Central American hardwood beses.  The combination of the cermaic art and wood accents make for a stunning combination. The…
      - 24 Mar 12, 12:42am -
    • 9 Days left at Grand Central Holiday Market
      Only 9 days left at the Holiday Market in Grand Central New York City.  The 40 day event is a long haul……many sculptures have been sold and it is great to hear how people have enjoyed their purchases over the years. For those looking for the Tha…
      - 15 Dec 11, 11:13pm -
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    Kristen Kieffer

    • Holiday & Seconds Sale!

      Holiday & Seconds Sale!

      My annual Holiday and Seconds Sale is here! Fellow New Englanders can snag a second (or several!) for yourselves and firsts to gift friends and family. You will be treated to local cheeses, an energetic doxie, and a crazy selection of discounted dis…
      - 32 days ago, 22 Oct 17, 7:02am -
    • Flower City Pottery Invitational 2017

      Flower City Pottery Invitational 2017

      I’m delighted to be back participating in the third annual Flower City Pottery Invitational happening this Friday eve – Sunday, October 13th – 15th at the Flower City Arts Center in Rochester, NY. The show and sale, curated by fellow potters Ma…
      - 44 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 3:16pm -
    • Brooklyn Pottery Invitational

      Brooklyn Pottery Invitational

      I’m delighted to be on of 10 studio potters participating in this new 3 day event of sales, demos, and lectures! Important details below with the full schedule of demos to be announced, so please share and follow the event on Instagram and Facebook…
      - 95 days ago, 20 Aug 17, 9:34am -
    • Potter of the Month

      Potter of the Month

        Below is an interview I did with fellow potter Jen Allen in June of 2014 that is no longer available elsewhere, so thought I’d post here because they are frequently asked questions and while slightly dated, are very comprehensive and certainly t…
      - 24 Jul 17, 9:22am -
    • Fresh Pots!

      Fresh Pots!

           . I’ve loaded up my online shop with a bounty of new work that’s fresh and colorful. Orders coming in by tomorrow (Tues, 5/9) at 3 PM can ship in time for Mother’s Day. As always, I’ve been working on new forms and playing with new d…
      - 8 May 17, 2:52pm -
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