(This is old news! For a current list, see the Top Pottery Blogs of 2015.)
It has been a great year for pottery and blogs… and pottery blogs! The following is an attempt to recognize some of the great blogs about pottery and ceramic art. Instead of just picking 10 blogs subjectively, categories were created with a winner and several runners up for each. There is plenty of overlap between categories so the winner of one category could also fit well in a number of other categories. But all are worth reading.
All blogs are part of the Artist and Potter Feed and were judged only on 2010 content.
10. New Blogs
Some of the blogs that began in 2010.
9. Other Artists Work
These are collections of work by other potters and ceramic artists.
8. Professional Blogger
These blogs produced so many entries/posts that you might think they have full time blog writers.
7. Behind the Scenes
Not just forming clay and decorating it. There are a lot of other things to be done as well. Building kilns, selling things, taking photos, etc.
6. Blog as a Gallery
Mostly images of finished work, usually few words.
How to do certain things. Recipes, DIY equipment and tools, special techniques, etc.
4. Eye Candy
Probably the most subjective of all the categories, especially when the look of a blog can often change with a click of a mouse button. These are the blogs that stand out for a unique and fantastic look.
You’ll find a good description (and images!) of the steps from preparing a lump of clay to pulling something out of the kiln.
2. For the Masses
(Most Popular) Not exactly the scientific method here, just a combination of recent Alexa rankings and Google Subscribers.
The following blogs offer a good combination of most of the other categories. Since they are all fantastic (and I haven’t received any bribe money)… it’s a tie. Go read them all!
Of course, a list like this is partially (mostly?) subjective. It’s not an exact science (or easy) to judge a blog on a years worth of content. If you think you know a clay blog that should have made the list state your case below.
Here’s to another great year of working with clay… and blogging about it!