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Reading the thread in History of Ceramics, I came across someone's comment (was it John?) mentioning Ron Nagle (who I didn't know but his work is amazing, thank you).

 

It made me think that we often talk about ceramists from the 20th century or earlier, but I thought it'd be nice to know what kind of contemporary ceramics all of you are into?

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I lucked upon this fantastic Facebook page to follow. Multiple daily posts and images of the work of talented ceramic artists from all over the world ... the most beautiful work out there.

 

Follow them and enjoy the fruits of their searches : JT-McMaster Artisanal Ceramics

 

https://www.facebook.com/JT-McMaster-Artisanal-ceramics-Custom-and-opensource-ceramic-transfers-290062267336/?hc_ref=ARR2gcp4HZqZn_rih0C0seIwUTnf2I7Z9dhLwdzmWIGBJeQUBkjlVgyL0urtPpg8Skw

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Jun Kaneko's work is beautiful; thank you for sharing!

 

A while ago I remember stumbling across Bente Skjottgaard's work and was very impressed by her use of the glazes on this very organic shapes.

Adam Buick's was also very interesting: he doesn't fire his pots but let them disintegrate under the rain in the nature which I found highly poetic

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Peter Issley 1932-2014

Studio pottery.co.uk. Absolutely stunning crystal work, and Derek Clarkson is right there with him.

 

Wrote " Macrocrystalline Glazes" in 1999. First pottery book I bought: in hardcover for $80. I have seen this book online for as high as $1200.

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Some of my faves:

 

Sang Joon Park, http://www.sangjoonpark.com/gallery.php

 

Jennifer McCurdy, http://jennifermccurdy.com

 

Paul Eshelman, http://www.eshelmanpottery.com/products

 

Lana Heckendorn, http://lanaheckendorn.com/home.html

 

Kurt Brantner, http://kurtbrantnerpottery.com

 

Fong Choo, http://www.fongchoo.com

 

 

I could probably think of more, but need to leave hotel now. Show day!

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Here's  some 

Lots of technological advances being made by young people plus interesting alternative firing work.

 

Jennifer McCurdy, http://jennifermccurdy.com    US

Wally Assenburgh                                 recently moved to US

Jane Jermyn  http://www.janejermynceramics.com   Ireland 

Ester Beck http://www.esterbeckceramics.com     Israel

Russel Fouts http://users.skynet.be/russel.fouts/    Belgium

Shamai Sam Gibsh   https://www.facebook.com/shamai.gibsh?pnref=lhc.friends   Israel

Marta Matray  https://www.facebook.com/marta.matray?fref=ufi    Hungarian in US

Chris Willis Î‘μεÏικανική ΓεωÏγική Σχολή    in Greece

Evelyne  http://www.schoenmann-ceramics.ch/evelyne_schoenmann Switzerland

Richard Notkin http://artaxis.org/richard-notkin/  US

Perry Haas http://www.perryhaasceramics.com  US

Corrie Bains https://www.facebook.com/corriebainceramics/ Greek in Barcelona

Matt Fiske https://www.facebook.com/corriebainceramics/  US

Jessica Putnam-Phillips http://www.jessicaputnamphillips.com  US  saw her work at NCECA 2017

Jose Ramos   Spain

Miguel Molet   http://www.miguelmolet.com/en/home/ Spain 

Jasmine Deluca 

  Argentina

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Judith I am just the opposite of you. I feel the magazines give me lots of contemporary potters to look at - names and works. they are in present conversations and places like pinterest, podcasts and blogs.

 

i always miss those that have gone and don't get talked in media so much. i like off beat potters more - not so much just about their pottery but their life. For instance the New Zealand Potter Barry Brickell. https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/barry-brickell-potter-1970/overview

 

i really like potters who are involved in social justice issues. plus just their attitude towards pottery - like ayumi horie.

 

i like to keep my eyes open and look for more international potters. i love quite a few danish potters. vietnamese. africa. 

 

two of my very favorite potters are those who really challenged form and found different ways to express. they are giants in their fields. Hans Coper and Magdalene Odundo (who now does more glass than clay)

 

if i had to choose and say who my favorite contemporary potters are - they are Shigemasa Higashida, Sung Jae Choi, Lee Kang Hyo, Phil Rogers, Lisa Hammond, Jean Nicolas Gerard, Anne Mette (actually all the Goldmark potters), Akira Satake, Sunshine Cobb, Tom and Maggie Jaszczak.... and many whose works i can identify but can't remember their names. there is a potter in britain who died relatively young. she (i think) used different temperature clays fired in her electric kiln to create a surface i found fascinating. alas i don't remember her name. 

 

and of course some who are members here  :D

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Pretta,

I agree, magazines are a great source for contemporary ceramics, I read the CRAFTS magazine occasionally and it is a huge source of inspiration.

Ayumi Horie is amazing, I too love her political stance.

Thank you for sharing so many names, will check those out :)

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Two others i like whom i forgot to add to the list - Grayson Perry (UK) and our own Robert Lugo - both breaking boundaries and esp. Lugo helping communities directly. i like who they are and what they stand for and how that translates into the pot.

 

to be honest there are too many i like. there are some whose pots i love (they cut, put it back together with different pieces and then add some handbuilt pieces to them too). but it takes so much time and work that i would never be inspired to make my take on theirs.  

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Jose Mariscal from France is on top of my list. Great guy, and loves to share his knowledge in crystalline. He will be at a workshop in Florida this spring...Dresdin, Fla. by the way.

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TOM, the workshop mentioned above is at the DUNEDIN  (done eatin') FINE ARTS CENTER.  the place where other crystalline workshops will also be given and the place where Glenn Woods teaches a class in throwing and crystalline glazes.  and is about 20 miles north of my florida studio.

 

by the way, the photo that DFAC uses for the workshop is stunning.  is that a result of what the potter is doing with the pen in the video?

 

you can check the schedule by entering no more than DFAC in that top line of your computer.  whatever it is called.

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Two others i like whom i forgot to add to the list - Grayson Perry (UK)...........

 

Just saw the Grayson Perry exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park in London a couple weeks ago.  Obviously.... a lot of media other than clay along with his clay.  Pretty good content.  I'll see if I can get a picture or two up here.

 

best,

 

.................john

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Ty Lady for that correction. Jose is just using the pen as a pointer, although sometimes they do use markers to touch up voids. Yes, I have received a request to deliver 500 pounds of cone 11, crystalline friendly pure porcelain to that event. Always did like a challenge.

 

Nerd

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It looks to me like he might be using the pen to add nucleation sites onto the pot.  This is where a crystal's center will develop and spread outward.

 

Or yes he could just be using it as a pointer LOL

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aah john. NICE!!! lucky you. it is one of my dreams to see a grayson perry exhibition on opening day and meet him there too in all his glory. 

 

more than peter voulkos it was Perry who made me think of pottery in a different light and the ability to see pottery as a canvas and journal. just thinking out of the box.  so i was delighted to discover Lugo on our side of the pond. 

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In the video that Tom posted about Jose Mariscal, how do they get the drip tray to stick to the bottom of the pot without it fusing to the form?

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