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Aymui Horie Pottery

  • Ayumi Horie Seeks New Pottery/Ceramics Assistant
    UPDATE: THE POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED! Who Should Apply I’m seeking an assistant who cares about quality in all aspects and forms. The applicant should be curious, a hard worker, direct communicator, self-motivated, respectful, be able to hustle, an…
    - 54 days ago, 22 May 18, 7:40pm -
  • 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 -
  • 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

  • newTesting Commercial Ceramic Glazes Over Texture in Electric Kilns

    Testing Commercial Ceramic Glazes Over Texture in Electric Kilns

    To get the most out of commercial ceramic glazes in your electric kiln, you need to understand the product descriptions on the package. What do the manufacturers mean when they  …The post Testing Commercial Ceramic Glazes Over Texture in Electric…
    - 4 hours ago, 16 Jul 18, 1:02am -
  • newHow to Make Vibrant Bursts of Color on Pottery Using Clay Slip and Ceramic Colorants

    How to Make Vibrant Bursts of Color on Pottery Using Clay Slip and Ceramic Colorants

    Lana Wilson uses texture and clay slip to decorate much of her work. It’s a a lot of fun to do washes of color on textured surfaces, leaving concentrations of  …The post How to Make Vibrant Bursts of Color on Pottery Using Clay Slip and Ceramic…
    - 4 hours ago, 16 Jul 18, 1:01am -
  • newTips for Throwing a Perfect Tall Cylinder

    Tips for Throwing a Perfect Tall Cylinder

    Not only does Adam Field go over his meticulous carving techniques on his DVD, Precision Throwing and Intricate Carving, but he also demonstrates his throwing chops on some fantastic forms. But before  …The post Tips for Throwing a Perfect Tal…
    - 4 hours ago, 16 Jul 18, 1:00am -
  • Two Creative Pottery Handle Ideas That Will Spruce Up Your Pots

    Two Creative Pottery Handle Ideas That Will Spruce Up Your Pots

    Pottery handles are sometimes overlooked in terms of design, but they are a great way to add interesting visual features to you pots. However, it is also important to know  …The post Two Creative Pottery Handle Ideas That Will Spruce Up Your Pots…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 1:02am -
  • Packaging Ceramics for Shipping: Make Sure Your Pots Survive Shipping

    Packaging Ceramics for Shipping: Make Sure Your Pots Survive Shipping

    Hopefully you haven’t already learned this the hard way, but you can’t afford to do a shoddy job on packaging ceramics for shipping. Early on in his career, Charlie Cummings,  …The post Packaging Ceramics for Shipping: Make Sure Your Pots Sur…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 1:01am -
  • How to Make a Clay Ocarina

    How to Make a Clay Ocarina

    All kinds of musical instruments can be fashioned from clay, with one of the simplest being the clay ocarina. If you’ve ever wondered how to make a clay ocarina, you’ve  …The post How to Make a Clay Ocarina appeared first on Ceramic Arts Netw…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 1:00am -
  • A Bisque Firing Schedule to Help Prevent Glaze Faults

    A Bisque Firing Schedule to Help Prevent Glaze Faults

    When you pull a piece out of the kiln and there is a glaze defect on it, you might think there is something wrong with your glaze. But this is not  …The post A Bisque Firing Schedule to Help Prevent Glaze Faults appeared first on Ceramic Arts Ne…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 1:02am -
  • The Beautiful Variations of Chun Glaze

    The Beautiful Variations of Chun Glaze

    Glazes in the Chun glaze family are lovely light blue high fire glazes that feature opalescence caused by micro bubbles that refract light. Interestingly, Chun glaze is very similar chemically  …The post The Beautiful Variations of Chun Glaze app…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 1:01am -
  • How to Slab Build a Simple Darted Cup with Soft Slabs

    How to Slab Build a Simple Darted Cup with Soft Slabs

    After many years of just throwing, I have been doing more and more handbuilding. Part of the reason for this is that we made a video with Liz Zlot Summerfield.  …The post How to Slab Build a Simple Darted Cup with Soft Slabs appeared first on Cer…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 1:00am -
  • How to Make Custom Clay Extruder Dies with Old Credit Cards

    How to Make Custom Clay Extruder Dies with Old Credit Cards

    Chances are, if you have a mailbox, it is filled to the brim every day with direct mail credit card offers. Or maybe you have a few expired gift cards  …The post How to Make Custom Clay Extruder Dies with Old Credit Cards appeared first on Cerami…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Jul 18, 1:00am -

Ceramic Thought

    Ceramic Vision

    • How To Have A Job Application Form For Your Small Business

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    • How Create A Covering Letter For The Switzerland Job
      It pays to also let your personality reflect in your sample cover letter. You have recently submitted a job application for a position lowering the love to have. I’m a specialist in pedicure, manicure and facials. You have increased skills […]Th…
      - 4 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 3:52am -
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      - 4 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 3:49am -
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      - 4 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 3:47am -
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      - 5 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 11:36am -
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      - 5 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 11:35am -
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      - 5 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 11:31am -

    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 -
    Janine Just, Inc.
    Janine Just, Inc.
    Janine Just, Inc.
    Janine Just, Inc.

    Kristen Kieffer

    • Pots for Spring

      Pots for Spring

      It seems spring may have finally sprung, inside AND outside my studio, and I have two springtime updates for you: Shop Online I’ve updated my online shop with dozens of new lovelies for buying and gifting. Shop for Mom’s Day thru noon, 5/7 to ins…
      - 74 days ago, 3 May 18, 10:04am -
    • 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…
      - 88 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…
      - 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…
      - 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 -
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