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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

  • newUsing Colored Clay and Etching Techniques to Explore Patterns and Textures on Functional Pottery

    Using Colored Clay and Etching Techniques to Explore Patterns and Textures on Functional Pottery

    Debra Oliva uses different colored clays and etches surface designs to add depth to her pots. The results look like a Samurai warrior's suit of armor.  …The post Using Colored Clay and Etching Techniques to Explore Patterns and Textures on Functi…
    - 14 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 1:00am -
  • Matte Cone 6 Glazing Techniques and Recipes

    Matte Cone 6 Glazing Techniques and Recipes

    Donna Polseno creates beautiful buttery matte surfaces with a lot of beautiful depth, but it took a lot of experimentation to get those surfaces just right. The glaze has to  …The post Matte Cone 6 Glazing Techniques and Recipes appeared first on…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 1:00am -
  • Tips for Centering and Preventing S-Cracks in Dinner Plates

    Tips for Centering and Preventing S-Cracks in Dinner Plates

    Throwing large plate forms is tricky because it can be hard to master centering and spreading the clay out wide enough without either knocking it off center, or getting water  …The post Tips for Centering and Preventing S-Cracks in Dinner Plates…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 1:00am -
  • Image Transfer with Pyrofoto: Another Cool Way to Put Images on Pottery

    Image Transfer with Pyrofoto: Another Cool Way to Put Images on Pottery

    There are various processes for transferring images to clay, from photocopy transfers, silkscreening and stencils, to laser transfer decals and commercially made decals. There is also a process that’s designed  …The post Image Transfer with Pyr…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 1:00am -
  • Artist Q&A: Meet Kathi LeSueur

    Artist Q&A: Meet Kathi LeSueur

    Ceramic Arts Daily: How do you make a living as a ceramic artist? What is the best advice you have for someone just starting their ceramic business?Kathi LeSueur: I’ve made my  …The post Artist Q&A: Meet Kathi LeSueur appeared first on Cerami…
    - 9 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 8:35am -
  • Making a Large Sectional Vase with a Twist

    Making a Large Sectional Vase with a Twist

    Throwing in sections is a fantastic way to make large work. Rather than trying to muscle a lot of clay into center and pull a tall form, you can divide  …The post Making a Large Sectional Vase with a Twist appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.
    - 10 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 1:00am -
  • Pottery Video of the Week: Creating Layers of Surface Detail with Texture Stenciling

    Pottery Video of the Week: Creating Layers of Surface Detail with Texture Stenciling

    When most of us think of stenciling on pottery, we probably think of laying down a stencil and painting over it with an underglaze or a glaze. But since clay  …The post Pottery Video of the Week: Creating Layers of Surface Detail with Texture Ste…
    - 13 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 1:00am -
  • 3 Professional Studio Potters Share Advice For Aspiring Ceramic Artists

    3 Professional Studio Potters Share Advice For Aspiring Ceramic Artists

    The insights that self-employed studio potters share about the decisions that made their careers possible are always informative. That is why Ceramics Monthly focuses on working studio potters in the June/July/August issue  …The post 3 Professi…
    - 15 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 1:00am -
  • How to Create Agateware Pottery Using Colored Clays and a Plaster Press Mold

    How to Create Agateware Pottery Using Colored Clays and a Plaster Press Mold

    Agateware pottery features swirling marbleized colors and was probably first developed to imitate the qualities of agate, a semiprecious stone with striated patterning. These swirling effects can be created either  …The post How to Create Agatewa…
    - 17 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 1:00am -
  • How to make a salt and pepper cellar from one wheel-thrown cylinder

    How to make a salt and pepper cellar from one wheel-thrown cylinder

    Salt and pepper shakers are a popular project for ceramic artists and they can be a lot of fun too because of the challenge of making the two pieces relate  …The post How to make a salt and pepper cellar from one wheel-thrown cylinder appeared fi…
    - 20 days ago, 7 Jul 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…
      - 7 days ago, 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…
      - 21 days ago, 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…
      - 40 days ago, 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…
      - 42 days ago, 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 -
    In The Lights PR
    In The Lights PR
    In The Lights PR
    In The Lights PR

    Kristen Kieffer

    • 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…
      - 2 days ago, 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…
      - 79 days ago, 8 May 17, 2:52pm -
    • Studio Tour in Philly

      Studio Tour in Philly

      I’m delighted to be one of the participating potters for The Philadelphia Potters 1st Annual Urban Studio Tour this coming weekend! As you can see in the image above, the event is comprised of 18 fantastic potters at 3 nearby studio locations in…
      - 94 days ago, 23 Apr 17, 5:23pm -
    • Remembering A Mentor: John Glick

      Remembering A Mentor: John Glick

      It was two weeks ago that I learned of the unexpected passing of one of the biggest mentors of my career, John Glick. I had just spent time with him, his wife Susie Symons, and several other of his past assistants last June for his retrospective …
      - 95 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 6:45am -
    • NCECA Portland

      NCECA Portland

      If you live in or are headed to Portland, OR for the annual NCECA conference next week, I wanted to let you know where you can find my work throughout the city. Just my pots will be there this year, but I do plan to attend next year in Pittsburgh. I…
      - 14 Mar 17, 2:38pm -
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