Joy Tanner Pottery →
I saw this work in the artists district when i was in asheville and recently stumbled across the blog page. I really like the surface and designs.
The NCECA home page has a lot of information for potters of all size shape and experience level. If you are interested in ceramics you should check it out. I am going to the conference this march in Philadelphia and i’m super excited.
I just wanted to take a chance to thank everyone who went to my show and/or purchased work over the christmas season. I basically sold out of everything i had in stock which is amazing and never happened to me before. I am hoping to start up an etsy page soon, so you will be able to see (and purchase if you like) more recent work there. As many of you know all of the money i raised from selling...
5 min. Ceramics Blog. Jan 29th 2010
Back to Ceramics Blogging. Sorry i have been missing for so long. My classes started at Ball State three weeks ago and i am taking teaching classes. THis has meant more book work, less studio time, and no free time so far. I have managed to still get some work done and i am planning on uploading images of it sooner than later. I will be shooting slides on monday, so look for em. We did have a wood...
Five Min. Ceramics Blog Jan 19
In my ceramics handbuilding class i am continuing my exploration of ceramic chain mail. This semester i am planning to do some pieces that are atmospherically fired, Some that incorperate metal and other media, and some that use colored clays. I don’t know why, but for some reason the majority of the content i have come up with for these pieces are politically charged. I feel that it could...
Slipcast- The Ceramcis Blog →
This blog isn’t too crazy by itself, but it seems to have a link to every other ceramics blog in the universe.
Charlie Cummings Gallery →
Outside of the awesome ceramics on this website, Charlie Cummings has managed to make one of the best websites i have seen from a ceramics artist. Although i have know charlie for a while now and seen his website tons of times, i still get excited every time i get to check out this website. All i have to say is good form.
This website is where i got many of the designs and motifs i incorporated into my senior show. I love the lines of the art nouveau movement.
Lorna Meden →
Lorna Meaden makes some amazing artwork but unfortunately her website isn’t the most amazing. Definitely check her out. Just googling her brings up a lot of stuff. She is an amazing person and seeing her work has greatly influenced my work.
Unica Home Furnishings →
This amazing collection of kitch is actually where i go for ideas. I feel like looking at hundreds of benches or chairs in all the different styles posted here somehow help me to narrow down what i do and don’t like. I know it sounds lame, but i find it helps.
This all inclusive ceramics gallery is my favorite place to look at what the pros are up to and get new ideas. Check it out. Who is your favorite artist?
Julia Galloway →
This artist is one of three who i was able to see work in person, and directly influenced much of the work in my senior show. She is an amazing artist and an extremely interesting person.
It’s not the work that’s hard, it’s the discipline.– Anonymous: This pretty much describes my day
five Min Ceramics Blog Jan 7th
Even with ceramics being my life, its amazing how un-motivated i can be sometimes. Here i have a perfect opportunity to spend hours in studio and get tons of work done, and for some reason i can get my butt at the wheel. Needless to say, today has not been very productive day. Oh well, there is always tomorrow right?
Five Min Ceramics Blog Jan 6th
Not in Ceramics yet today and i was shut out yesterday. That means very little work actually being made, but I’m not too upset about it. I am at home getting some much needed work done around the house. I also happen to be eating some delicious oatmeal (part of my new years resolution to find some really good healthy recipes so i can eat well and like it). I also happen to be listening to...
Style Guide to Rococo →
This gives the basic characteristics to the rococo movement in art. I am trying to learn about the movement with the thoughts that I may be incorporating it into my ceramics. I feel that i am starting to like the movement more with the more i learn, I no longer think its just a gaudy use of gold.
Well sulk about it for five min. and then it looks like you need to get back to...– Ted Neal: after seeing that the bisque kiln had misfired and blew up the plates for my senior show.
Acanthus Leaf →
The Acanthus Leaf is a central motif in Rococo art. This link has several stylized versions of the leaf. Its these simple, stylized versions that are most helpful for me when designing styles for ceramics.
Linda Christianson →
This was the first visiting artist i helped get to Ball State. She had a great personality and pumped out work. Seeing her helped me get motivated to work day in and day out on ceramics.
Hide Sadohara →
This artist does amazing thrown and altered pieces. Because I try to push clay a lot in my work I am always looking for people who do the same in their work. Hide’s work is simple, elegant, and expertly executed. Its safe to say I am jealous.
A great source for basic information on Rococo Art →
So all i knew about Rococo was that it was gaudy, and way over the top. After scanning this website I was able to develop a different understanding of the work from that period.
five Min Ceramics Blog Jan. 3
Finally got ceramics going this break. I had been driving so much this christmas break that i wasn’t able to get my hands dirty, but all that changed yesterday when i spent 8 hours throwing. Because I have not been able to work in studio i have spent a lot of time working on research. I have been trying to move past my senior show and the style i had adopted. To keep on line with that show...