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Most of us here could start naming a couple of dozen favorite ceramic artists, but may I suggest a different approach--check out galleries. For instance if you click on http://schallergallery.com/artists.php you will immediately see a page of great-looking pots by some very good potters. Then maybe check out http://thegrandhand.com/category/artists-by-media/clay/ and http://www.redlodgeclaycenter.com/artists.php?type=artist and go across the pond to http://www.swissceramics.ch/member/galerieMitglieder_fr.htm. That's just for starters. I could just as easily have listed 15 or 20 other galleries and shows like Strictly Functional.

 

Jim

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This was discussed before but there are so many great young people out there doing fantastic work.

I love Jennifer McCurdy too. Jake Allee, Sue Tirrel, and loads more. I guess it depends on your tastes and aspirations.

 

Historically here are my answers from an earlier thread.

http://ceramicartsdaily.org/community/topic/748-your-top-five-potters/

 

Marcia

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I'm looking to get into some new artists for inspiration. Any recommendations?

 

 

I find teh Google a great place to browse. In "images" try (for example) 'wood fired pots' or 'hand built tumblers'. Let your imagination enter the search words. With my MAC I can drag them onto the desk top, then put them in a folder for later "theft" :)

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Here are some more of my favorites

Ukeseki Toshiyuki,

Tácito Fernandes Ceramista,

Silvia Barrios,

Chen Ching

Nina Hole

Orniath Ross

Marta Matray

Russel Fouts

Wouter

Linda and Charlie Riggs

Christina Cordova

Ah Leon

Richard Notkin

Patti Warashina

I find very beautiful work on Facebook on International Ceramics collections, groups like Ceramica del Mundo and more.

Marcia

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I went back and read the original posts on "yourtop five potter" as well as the posts on this thread. I am compelled to goback to my roots and say to the newbie - take a look at these wonderfulartists, who not only created masterful work but articulated an innerphilosophy about why they choose to be ceramicists."

 

Betty Feves - an Oregon artist who really pushed the envelope longbefore Voulkos and Soldner.

 

Marguerite Wildenhain - inspiring work, wonderful teacher and she leftbehind several books that are still very relevant and well worth reading.

 

Michael Cardew - he not only made fantastic work but "lived thelife" by going to Africa for a number of years to help them develop thrivingbusinesses as well as left behind several books that are still well worth ourtime.

 

Fred Olson - a wonderful artist but is really known for helping severalgenerations learn how to build and fire better kilns through books, articlesand workshops.

 

John Glick - A magnificent potter who has tirelessly shared what he haslearned over the years about numerous topics including: running a studio as abusiness, ensuring you don't lose your creative juices, marketing and refiningproduction techniques.

 

All are obviously old school but I believe still highly relevant today andworth the time for anyone who has not read of them, seen their work or for mostof us read their books and writings. They are all inspiring without a doubt!

 

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Brian Kealand makes pots that really speak to me. His control of form is about as good as it gets. Zoe Kealand, Brian's wife, is also a very good artist.

 

I really like Todd Nelson's artistic grasp. He can put a pot in its place with just a few moves.

 

Frank Neef does some amazing work.

 

I'm a form guy so I like much of what Robbin Hopper does. I know several potters who don't agree with me, but IMO Hopper has the best understanding of pottery form out there, at least from what I've seen. I think that if there is a thing that most potters skip and never go back and get, it is form.

 

I like Stephan Hill's spouts, I hope to be able to do those one day.

 

I like Amy Higgason's work too, it has a lot of depth and I really like it when someone has control of surface.

 

I like a lot of people's stuff. I work with a couple of great potters who have their good stuff too. These days though if I have a 'favorite' anything it probably won't be my favorite tomorrow.

 

Oh, I almost forgot, Svetlozar Parmakove is the best glaze guy I've ever seen. He is a very strong artist.

 

Joel.

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The Sackler/Freer gallery website (Smithsonian) has almost all of my favorite pots available to just browse through in their collections. They are the exact opposite of new artists, since almost all of the work is over a 100 years old, but there are some extraordinary Japanese and Korean pots in the Freer collection. http://www.asia.si.edu/collections/

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The Sackler/Freer gallery website (Smithsonian) has almost all of my favorite pots available to just browse through in their collections. They are the exact opposite of new artists, since almost all of the work is over a 100 years old, but there are some extraordinary Japanese and Korean pots in the Freer collection. http://www.asia.si.edu/collections/

 

 

 

What a fabulous resource - I've just spent a brilliant afternoon exploring and following links to other wonders

 

Thank you so much

Christine

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One more point on Betty Feves. There was a comprehensive retro exhibition of her work in Portland this spring. They published a wonderful book about her as a result, called "Betty Feves - Generations" - it is well worth reading. She was a true pioneer.

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Thank you all so much for sharing your favorite artists, I was impressed with a lot of them - especially Jennifer McCurdy! Wow, her work really blew my mind. So beautiful.

 

Thanks, and keep sharing!

 

-Alison

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