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  • Who is Menbachi Bozu?

    Who is Menbachi Bozu?

    In the grand tradition Japanese yōkai, or monster/supernatural creature, I created Menbachi Bozu (Noodle Bowl Boy) to explain how warpage and breakage happens in the pottery studio. After all, mistakes couldn’t possibly be the fault of the artist!…
    - 6 Dec 17, 11:42am -
  • 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 -

Ceramic Arts Daily

  • newThe Clay Drying Process: Hints for Drying Pottery Evenly

    The Clay Drying Process: Hints for Drying Pottery Evenly

    Clay is a touchy material and it is important that potters understand the clay drying process to avoid problems. You can hardly blame clay for being fussy. It undergoes a  …The post The Clay Drying Process: Hints for Drying Pottery Evenly appeare…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 1:02am -
  • newHow to Make a Coil Pot: Using Flat Coils to Construct Large Jars

    How to Make a Coil Pot: Using Flat Coils to Construct Large Jars

    Until several years ago, I hadn’t had much interest in making coil pots. I preferred the speed of the potters wheel. But after seeing the ceramic coil building methods of  …The post How to Make a Coil Pot: Using Flat Coils to Construct Large Ja…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 1:01am -
  • newCarbon Copy: Transfer Paper Makes it Easy to Transfer Customized Underglaze Images

    Carbon Copy: Transfer Paper Makes it Easy to Transfer Customized Underglaze Images

    From screenprinting to decals, there are many ways to transfer imagery onto pottery. There’s a nifty commercial product out now, which acts kind of like a rice paper decal, only  …The post Carbon Copy: Transfer Paper Makes it Easy to Transfer C…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 1:00am -
  • newRelief Carving Techniques for Expressive Functional Pottery

    Relief Carving Techniques for Expressive Functional Pottery

    Relief carving techniques do not have to be reserved for ceramic sculpture to ceramic tile. Many ceramic artists create highly decorative surfaces on their functional pottery with relief carving techniques.Julie  …The post Relief Carving Techniq…
    - 22 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 9:57am -
  • Artist Q&A: The Ash Street Project

    Artist Q&A: The Ash Street Project

    While filming our first edition of Sights & Ceramics: Portland, Oregon, we stopped by the Ash Street Project and immediately felt an overwhelming sense of community throughout the organization. We  …The post Artist Q&A: The Ash Street Project app…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Apr 18, 1:00am -
  • How to Fire A Gas Kiln Efficiently

    How to Fire A Gas Kiln Efficiently

    How to fire a gas kiln efficiently is a burning question many potters want to know the answer to. Though gas kilns are not as ubiquitous as electric kilns these  …The post How to Fire A Gas Kiln Efficiently appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 1:02am -
  • How to Use a Clay Ribbon Tool and a Slip Trailer for a New Twist on Inlay Ceramics

    How to Use a Clay Ribbon Tool and a Slip Trailer for a New Twist on Inlay Ceramics

    We’ve done a lot of articles on slip inlay—often called Mishima—here on Ceramic Arts Network. Here’s a good introduction to Mishima pottery if you’re unfamiliar. Typically Mishima is used to  …The post How to Use a Clay Ribbon Tool and…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 1:01am -
  • Feldspars Used in Ceramic Glazes and Clay Making

    Feldspars Used in Ceramic Glazes and Clay Making

    Feldspars are important ingredients in clay bodies and glazes. In both applications, their primary function is to supply fluxes to the formulations, but they also provide additional alumina (Al2O3) and  …The post Feldspars Used in Ceramic Glazes…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 1:00am -
  • How to Use Latex Resist to Create Glaze Patterns

    How to Use Latex Resist to Create Glaze Patterns

     I just added latex resist to my ever expanding studio supplies shopping list. What is latex resist, you ask? Liquid latex resist is a cousin to our friend wax resist  …The post How to Use Latex Resist to Create Glaze Patterns appeared first on…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 1:02am -
  • How to Make Cane Handles for Pottery

    How to Make Cane Handles for Pottery

    If you are looking for a different and interesting way to make handles for your pots, you might want to investigate how to make cane handles. Sure, you can buy  …The post How to Make Cane Handles for Pottery appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 1:01am -

Ceramic Thought

    Ceramic Vision

    • How To Get Amazon Gift Card Codes?

      How To Get Amazon Gift Card Codes?

      Amazon is most used ecommerce website serving in many countries with a great variety of product costing $1 to $1000 and more. Amazon is called as the leading website due to so many options provided like you can get products with the use gift card and…
      - 75 days ago, 9 Feb 18, 8:32am -
    • Design Home Cheats Tips Tricks All Methods Explained

      Design Home Cheats Tips Tricks All Methods Explained

      Countless individuals worldwide love to play with designs and try to decorate their home with perfection. Yes, home decoration is an entertaining activity but an expensive one too. If you are the one looking to enhance your decorating skills without…
      - 91 days ago, 24 Jan 18, 9:47am -
    • 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 HackAre 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 whi…
      - 20 Jul 17, 2:05am -
    • Roblox Hack Makes Robux Generation Simple
      Knowing All About Sets Hacks In Finding Favorite Roblox ModelsI 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 GameAnimal 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 migh…
      - 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 coinsMany 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 technology…
      - 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 -
    Dosha Pops
    Dosha Pops
    Dosha Pops
    Dosha Pops

    Kristen Kieffer

    • 2nd Annual Studio Tour in Philly

      2nd Annual Studio Tour in Philly

      I’m delighted to be returning as one of the participating potters for The Philadelphia Potters 2nd Annual Urban Studio Tour coming up soon! As you can see in the image above, the event is comprised of 15 fantastic potters at 3 nearby studio loca…
      - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 8:05am -
    • @NonClayPots

      @NonClayPots

      This past week I decided to start a new Instagram feed to share wonderful examples of past and present pottery that aren’t, well, actually pottery: @nonclaypots. It’s based on a board I started years ago on Pinterest with the same title because o…
      - 31 days ago, 25 Mar 18, 9:59am -
    • Valenspringtine 2018

      Valenspringtine 2018

      For the past three winters, I’ve given myself 4 – 6 weeks to delve into reds & pinks to pointedly escape the greys & whites of Dec/Jan in boonies, MA and leading towards a shop update with the mash up word I concocted combining Springtime & Valen…
      - 82 days ago, 2 Feb 18, 2:20pm -
    • Workshops 2018

      Workshops 2018

      Below is what I currently have booked for teaching this year, so get your playtime scheduled! There’s potential for another venue to be added, so you can sign up for my enewsletter to be notified. I’m pretty excited to be heading to Pomona, CA to…
      - 13 Jan 18, 8:27am -
    • PSA: Standing to Throw & Potter Ergonomics

      PSA: Standing to Throw & Potter Ergonomics

      Below are excerpts and additions to an interview I did with Wellness for Makers in early 2016. Because standing to throw and potter ergonomics are among the most frequently asked questions I receive, I wanted to have my answers in one place for eas…
      - 1 Jan 18, 8:44am -
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