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  1. This week is ad interesting question that I posted into the question bank recently. However it is not mine, as Lou sent it to me in a PM when the forum ICAN network was locked. So he asks Aside from a nearby sign, hangtag, or stuck-on label, how do you determine whether a specific pot was handmade or not? ( or substitute for "handmade": wood fired, soda fired, Raku, ...) I will rephrase his question to read: When looking at pottery, how do your determine or identify whether the pot was handmade, and what type of construction and firing was used to create it? I have often had problems identifying pottery that is thrown or slab, poured or otherwise. I find that often I feel the inside of the form to see if there are throwing ridges, or look at the bottom to see how the trimming was done, but often get thrown off. My main way of finding a "tell" is to talk to the potter if he is available, or the clerk if in a gallery. With a matter of a few questions, discussions of firing temperature, differences in slab rollers, and wheels, throwing speeds, clay weights. . . . . . all of my questions are answered with certainty. Some of them do leave me lacking as the persons level of expertise does not match that of the pot, this when talking to the potter. Sometimes I have to further research the potter, to understand more of what I would wish to know, especially when my original queries were with a clerk, not the potter. I used to have high respect for a local potter and professor in our area. This gentleman did very large. . 24-36" platters in redware, slip decorated in traditional decoration. I always admired his ability to throw these platters with throwing marks and nice transparent glazes, even though I was not into redware. We had discussed the ability to center and throw larger amounts of clay for the platters, and he always would carry a good conversation. Later on in my career, I attended a workshop where he demonstrated making the large platters. He placed a large plaster form on the wheel using bat pins, rolled out a large slab using a slab roller, and then proceeded to fit the slab to the form, using his fingers to run throwing marks into the slab and to firm the shape up to the form. Threw a foot ring on the bottom, and then set it aside to stiffen up while he proceeded to demonstrate slip trail design using a template for division marks. I guess I am a purist, and felt I had been deceived. In the end, looking at a piece How do you really identify it? best, Pres
  2. Maria Longworth Storer: 1849-1932 * founded The Cincinnati May Festival in 1871, which continues today. The first woman in US history to start an annual music festival. * one of the first women to exhibit their pottery at the first US held World Fair in 1876. * founded the Rookwood Pottery in 1879 with fellow female artist Mary Louise McLaughlin. * one of the first American potters to incorporate Japanese cultural art into their work. Mary Louise McLaughlin 1847-1939 *co-founder of the Rookwood Pottery in 1879 * in 1876, she became the first US potter to use the "underglaze" technique in pottery. She actually developed the technique that was a closely guarded secret of the Haviland Pottery in Europe. * wrote one of the first books on China Painting: China Painting: A Practical Manual for the Use of Amateurs in the Decoration of Hard Porcelain). * in 1880 she wrote the first book on "underglazing": Pottery Decoration under the Glaze * in the 1890's, she began producing porcelain fired pieces in her backyard: making her the first studio potter in the United States. The work of both of these women can be found at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Feel free to add your favorite artist/potter from our history, but please use the format shown. Nerd
  3. Join the Art Students League of Denver for the fourth installment of our biennial national juried exhibition of ceramic works from artists across the United States chosen to represent the best in contemporary tabletop clay. Also featuring work from our esteemed ASLD ceramic faculty and 'cuisine themed' two dimensional artwork by select artists. Juror: Marty Fielding Eligibility: Open to US ceramic artists over age 18. Apply at www.CallforEntry.org between October 2, 2017 and January 22, 2018. Exhibit: April 6 - May 18, 2018 Visiting Artist Workshop with Marty Fielding: April 28-29, 2018 For further info contact s.schreiber@asld.org More info to follow in the next few months....
  4. June 3rd and 4th we are organising the big 2 day Craft in Focus festival in Industry City in Brooklyn. This event will host inspiring workshops, masterclasses, lectures and documentary films from master craftsmen and -women from around the world. Our festival is entirely about experience: we invite the audience to try out different crafts to inspire them to learn and explore further. We still have room for a workshop on Ceramics! Are you experienced with workshop teaching and interested in teaching a workshop at the festival? Please contact me at: film@craftinfocusnewyork.com More info on the festival: http://craftinfocusnewyork.com/
  5. The Question of the Week this week comes from yappystudent, a newer member of the forum who hails from Idaho. The question comes from the pinned strand, participants pool, in the Potters Council Operations and Benefits section. . . Please participate in this pool. Her question is: Do you tend to end up using the same general color schemes in your glaze work intentionally or unintentionally? (I do. It's various whites over dark clays, usually with the speckles coming through.) I have a tendency to work with earth tones-Cream, white, browns, blues and greens. I admire Copper Reds, and have experimented with local reduction, but not the same. I also like purples, and have some recipes that will go in that direction. As I have been working on a medium dark clay body(hazelnut) of late, the purple looks too dirty on it without a white slip or glaze underneath it. I will be working on a white stoneware soon, and hope that this will shake up the glazes once more, as the change to hazelnut did. best, Pres
  6. From our UK friends at the BBC, a new series is beginning this fall that follows the baking competition that is also produced by the same team. The link below has the story. YouTube has a promotional video. Search the title of this post. http://realscreen.com/2015/09/17/sky-vision-love-shape-pottery-format-for-mipcom/ For us outside the U.S. we will need to wait next year to catch it.
  7. I am new in the pottery. I try to make glaze from raw material. It has so many recipes, which one should I start with? Please give to me some advice.
  8. Hi, I am new to ceramic glazing. Are there any methods that can duplicate fire-based glazing on ceramics? I work at home, so i do not have access to kiln. I have read there are oven-based glazes and non-fire based glaze. How effective are they in terms of the glaze (will it be similar to fire glazed plate)? Thank You.
  9. I am pretty much a self taught potter and have never had any formal training on mixing glazes so I buy all of my glazes. Some from a local studio that they mix and some that I get online. I am still in search of a bright medium blue that I like. And a medium blue that isn't so bright. Does anyone have any suggestions on a specific glaze? or you can just share what glazes you like to use. Oh and I fire to cone 6.
  10. finished wave teapot

    From the album Favorites

    I don't make many teapots, but I had the idea for this teapot with a hollow wave cut out of the body. It was an experiment, and it's not perfect but I still really like this piece. Wheel thrown and hand built with applied engobe and underglaze, sgraffito and hand painted waves. Fired to ^6 electric.

    © Firenflux

  11. Big circles vase (1)

    From the album Favorites

    This is my favorite piece I have made to date. I sold it about a year ago but haven't made another one yet. It's wheel thrown with applied colored engobes. It's hand carved and textured with pulled handles and commercial glazes. Fired to ^6 electric.

    © Firenflux

  12. Online Workshops At Teaching Art.com

    Hi guys, TeachinArt.com Online School of Art is pushing forward this year and is offering more and more opportunities to learn at your own convenient time, in the comfort of your own studio. The first batch of classes are posted here: http://teachinart.com/index.html and the schedule for more and completely new classes will be posted soon. You can view our first instructors here: http://teachinart.com/our-art-instructors.html. We are in the process to add instructors Nan Rothwell, Marie Gibbons and Paul Lewing among others to the group. We are bringing a variety of workshops to you. If you know of someone that is successful and may be interested to join our team of skilled instructors, please inform them about our workshops. We strive to bring opportunities to educators and students in a way it has never been done before.
  13. Here it is all loaded

    From the album Gas Kiln

    Well thanks to the community here I loaded this kiln and I believe I solved my problem of not having enough air flow in-between the shelves. Thanks everyone who helped, the kiln is firing right now so hopefully it turns out perfectly.
  14. Check My Work

    Hi to everyone. Please check my YT channel and let me know:-) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqGNbVXdITzcuqsUJaaP-mw
  15. Bowl with liquid effect

    From the album My work - Lucy POTTERY

    Bowl with liquid effect made from glass. You can see instruction video here: https://youtu.be/9uFZ1OxogDo

    © Lucy POTTERY

  16. Forest Guardian

    From the album My work - Lucy POTTERY

    Guardian of forest. For more visite me: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqGNbVXdITzcuqsUJaaP-mw

    © Lucy POTTERY

  17. Hi, my name is Celinda and I'm new to this forum. My dad is having a rough time financially right now so he's having me sell some of his items on eBay. One of the items is a beautiful native american vase by Robin Sanchez Aragon. I was hoping some of you nice people Ceramic Arts Daily could tell me if I have it priced correctly or if I'm way off. I read the FAQ & it says I can't put a link to my eBay listing, so instead I'm posting a picture of the piece & the description. I've priced it at $345.00 based on another piece by her that is going for 429 Euros ($455) elsewhere on the internet. I'll thank you in advance for any help. Here's the description: Thank you!!
  18. You may be interested to see a new video on top Danish potter, Anne Mette Hjortshøj here Anne Mette Hjortshøj | Ceramics 19 November 2016 - 18 December 2016 Major Exhibition Her pottery combines beautiful aesthetics with a function befitting the hardiest domestic ware.… We are delighted to announce our second major UK exhibition of ceramics by top Danish potter, Anne Mette Hjortshøj. Anne Mette has been putting aside her very best pots for 4 years in preparation for this show. Anne Mette Hjortshøj began her career in ceramics with a student apprenticeship to fellow potter Phil Rogers in 1998. Rogers has said that he was apprehensive before he met her; with her arrival, however, he knew instinctively that Anne Mette was not only humble and attentive but greatly talented, displaying inner strength and determination that will ensure a long and creative career. Anne Mette has built three large kilns in her native Denmark, the latest a two chamber wood firing kiln built in September 2011 at her ramshackle farmhouse on the west coast of Bornholm. Though all her pots exhibit her desire to challenge herself in glaze and form, her slab bottles are certainly Anne Mette’s tour de force. Her pottery combines beautiful aesthetics with a function befitting the hardiest domestic ware.. I enjoy to see a potter working at the edge of things rather than playing safe. I see that sense of adventure in Anne Mette's pots. She comes from a long line of potters from Denmark, often female, who make or have made strong, gutsy pots with little thought to compromise. - Phil Rogers http://www.goldmarkart.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=65&Itemid=769
  19. Let me know what works for you as far as prioritizing gifts that need to be thrown or hand built for the holiday season. This will be my first season making gifts for friends and family and I have a long list so far (at least 20 to start with). Any tips on making it a stress-free endeavor? Signed, The Newbie
  20. We are hoping to start an Indiegogo campaign soon and are looking for some advice. We would like to start in the next month (although not ideal). Our goal is around $10,000. We are raising funds because we recently expanded and also because we are looking to give our students and teachers new equipment, a ceramic gallery, and also starting our non-profit classes for under-served families. Any tips and tricks you guys have found? Things to think about: -Rewards for supporters -Non-profit involvement (we are currently a non-profit whose goal is to give free pottery classes to families in the area) -Marketing and Social Media plans -Any other monitoring or tips specific to Indiegogo Let us know! We love your knowledge. Also if you want to check out our website to get a better idea of our studio click HERE Thank you! -District Clay Peeps
  21. I have been thinking about making my own kiln stilts on a large scale for low fired ware. Roselli uses molds and slip casts their stilts, I am fairly sure. Is there a benefit to this method? I was thinking about extruding mine and cutting them down to size. I cant see a downside; faster turnaround time, less initial time spent in preparation, no need to keep large quantities of slip or molds laying around, etc.. Am I missing something though? I've never made my own stilts or even used them, though I understand the premise. Any insight is much appreciated.
  22. Actually what she said was;"Your mugs are TOO BIG.'She said it about three times. She said;"You can't even see the bottom of them." I ignored her. The mugs were walking off the shelves. People requested a bigger size mug. They are one pound. A regular size, not too huge. Why do people come into my studio and feel that it is O.K. to complain, to criticize, to find fault? Why didn't she say;"Your eyes are too blue? Or your hair is too wavy?" I am not going to change my work for her. Why say anything if you can't be positive? Do you have a sales experience where the person felt it was O.K to find fault? Let's here your stories. Try to err on the positive side if possible. TJR.
  23. Hello, I'm Sarah and this is my first post. I hope I am posting correctly. I graduated from university in the UK two years ago from a mixed media degree where I specialised in Ceramics. Since graduation I have worked with a local potter as an apprentice and volunteered to wood fire with some potters. I have also been having one to one throwing tuition for over a year and getting to the stage of starting my own business and I have just purchased my first gas kiln. My website and blog are www.sarahgeeceramics.co.uk I am particularly looking for an apprenticeship or support somewhere to work in a ceramic community or directly with a potter that wood fires. I am very interested in learning these processes and would love the opportunity to develop. Does anyone know of any potters in Europe or places in Europe that wood fire and or gas fire ? And use throwing as their main production of ceramics? I would like to stay somewhere for a month or two ideally. Thanks so much for any help you can offer. Sarah
  24. butterfly Mug

    From the album Favorites

    This one is fresh from my latest firing. I'm in love with this one. It's wheel thrown with a pulled handle, underglaze decoration, and hand carved texture. It's glazed in 3 different commercial glazes and fired in my electric kiln.
  25. Ware by student @ practise session

    From the album Kindles pottery classes-come join the fun:-)))

    © Kindles pottery classes

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