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Chris Campbell

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Pottery Holiday Gifts Wish List

30 October 2014 - 12:27 PM

I saw the email today and had to post a high recommend for this book.

It's a solid reference work for any potter's book shelf.

Any time I have a pottery question ... materials, methods, techniques ... this is where I go first.


Clay: A Studio Handbook By Vince Pitelka


On sale now in paper or download at the Ceramics Art Bookstore.



I invite you all to post your recommendations / ideas for a Pottery Holiday Gifts Wish List.

:D :P :rolleyes:





Copying ... Myself!

27 August 2014 - 11:11 AM

Lately I have had a vague feeling of unease while doing my work ... a feeling that I had seen the work before or perhaps even that I was copying someone ... just a kind of deja-vu to it that I did not like.


Then it hit me ... I went back to my photo files of old work ... and there it was on slides from 1997 ... I was doing the same thing then! Granted I was doing the work in Raku, not high firing colored porcelain ... using leaves instead of fish ...but still the exact same idea.

Should my journey be a circle?? UGH ... NO!!


The idea of repeating is not attractive to me. I know some artists spend their whole careers exploring much the same ideas, but I've always wanted to push myself to new places ... apparently, not always successfully.


I will stop following this fork in the road ...  I think I lapsed back into safe territory because my new ideas were proving to be very difficult to execute.

Weird how the mind works sometimes. :unsure:


Another Sales Technique ... Maybe?

15 August 2014 - 10:16 AM

I just read this in a book ....don't know if it works but it sounds good.

Whenever a client asks about a piece, you find some way to get it and hold it ... Don't pass it back to them. According to the book, this increases their need to have it because they think you don't want to let it go.

Somebody's gotta try this and see!

Poppies In London

06 August 2014 - 10:04 AM

What do you all think of that amazing installation of ... CERAMIC ... hand made by humans ... Poppies around the Tower of London?


Isn't it wonderful that potters making them are the center of attention.


Facebook Page For Colored Clay

27 July 2014 - 03:48 PM

I hope this is an appropriate posting as there is no commercial value ....


At the request of former students I have created a color in clay page of facebook.

I really dislike it when people add me to a group or page without my permission, so I thought I would invite all of you ...

'in person' ... sort of ... :P :D :lol:


I hope this page will become a resource for all who work with color in earthen clays and slips as well as those who want to learn more.
It will be a workspace/lounge where we can share information, provide critiques in a constructive manner so we all learn and hopefully widen the field of people involved.


See you there