The last CBR to cap off 2012! Thanks for reading and/or contributing over the past year. Be on the lookout for the Top Pottery Blogs of the Year… coming soon.
Process and Technique
- Tony Clennell makes some jars, yunomis and Leaves the art alone.
- Michael Mahan shares a bit about Making Colanders:
- Patty works on Dessert Plates.
- The Hopeful Potter makes handles with a wire.
- Liberty Stoneware has been busy in the studio.
- Angela Walford is cooking up some new tiles and loads the kiln.
- Melinda Marie Alexander has some ornaments and bowls.
- Lori Watts outlines a productive day and is in no hurry to finish Baskets and Butterdishes. She also couldn’t wait to try Brush Embroidery and then tried it.
- Christine finishes all her slip decorating.
- The Whynot Pottery Blog has carved lamps.
- Karatsu Pots has been busy Of late with a variety of pots.
- Linda Starr creates a Pleasingly Plump Rabbit and Christmas Fern Plates and goes on a Sgraffito Jaunt.
- Paul Jessop: “$*&#@!” (a shame because it was fantastic until the end)
- Liz Crain becomes infatuated with new slab work.
- Jeff Campana explains his Foot Fetish.
- Marian Williams sends her totem through a bisque fire.
- Michael Kline shows All The Trimmings.
Tips and Technical
- Lori Watts explores How to Decrease Tension and shares some info about Tension, Compression, and Thermal Expansion. She also shares a few glazing tips and a Slip Tip.
- Ivan Wozniak shares information about terra sigillata.
- Bulldog Pottery uses a homemade hot box to speed drying.
- Carole Epp shares a link to Make your own clay-sculpting loop tools and a video tip from Walter Keeler:
- Liberty Stoneware shares Lessons from the fourth firing.
- Joel Cherrico shares information about ash/nuka glazes.
- Robin Hopper shares brush information part 3.
- Charles Hughes explains how he can tell if his kiln is Overloaded or not.
- The Clay Club words of the day are penetrometer and shelling.
- John Britt shares a video about Deflocculated and Flocculated Glazes:
- Linda Starr works with Overlapping Layers, Ferns and Butterflies and has an Ornament Sale.
- Barbara Rogers makes a few different things.
- Bfree Pottery has tiles for the wall and work in the show Carved.
- Round Rabbit shares some colorful, holiday themed work and more.
- Kristen Kieffer incorporates the Polka Dot and shows off her Wall Candy.
- PinkKiss Pottery has Lots of Pots.
- Catherine White has a number of winter solstice posts.
- Mea Rhee has new designs for the Open House.
- Ron Philbeck has a Sale Preview Video:
- JMN Pottery creates a Large Spiked Grouchy Pot.
- Hollis Engley Opened the kiln.
- WallyWare has items for the dogs.
- Jim Gottuso has the Kiln Blues (but some nice pots).
- Tracey Broome shares some Winter Work.
- Angela Walford goes 2 for 2 on good glaze firings.
- Lori Watts takes a few snapshots of Pots from the Firing.
- Mom Cave Pottery gets Dangerously Drippy.
- DirtKicker Pottery finishes new Honey Pots.
- Bulldog Pottery pulls some Pottery out of the kiln.
- Nell Hazinski shows three Plate and mug sets.
- Molly Hatch has a few items for her Shop Re-Opening.
- Patty has some nice Salt Fired Plates.
- Rachel Dorn installs new work for the show Yakima River Diaries.
- Carole Epp shares the Megan Mitchell interview from Studio Break.
- Ben Carter interviews Dryden Wells and Nina Hole.
- Liz Crain shares her feelings about mugs: Six Ways to Hate Mugs and One Way to Love Them.
- Aaron Sober does some virtual Kiln Design and shares a lesson from Joe Hutto and his turkeys:
So many of us live either in the past or the future and betray the moment. And in some sense we forget to live our lives. … And wild turkeys don’t do that. They are convinced that everything they need, that all their needs will be met only in the present moment and in this space and the world is not better a half mile through the woods, it’s not better an hour from now, and its not better tomorrow.
- Carter Gillies learns A Little Pottery Sale Lesson and shares some stats on The blog year that was.
- Mariko Brown also shares some stats with a 2012 in review.
- Rae Dunn chalks up a cool idea for the new studio.
- Lori Watts gives a lesson about Packing Plates and hopes to be Fabulous for 2013.
- Joel Cherrico shares his Grant Proposal for Handmade Pottery in Local Coffee Shops:
- Scott Cooper reflects on a recent sale and reconsiders the meaning of success.
- Tony Clennell teaches us How to Lose Money in Pottery and loves Page 236 of Pioneer Pottery.
- The Hopeful Potter shares some thoughts on A Theory of Craft by Howard Risatti.
- The Modern Pottery Studio likes a TED talk by Julie Burstein.
- John Britt gives us a video about Making a One-Piece Plaster Mold:
- Tracey Broome says Thank you Etsy Shoppers by giving them the fancy wrapping.
- Hollis Engley gives a little history of the Kiln-opening and open studio and works with a virtual Zen Brush.
- The NCECA Blog helps with Planning for your Houston NCECA Adventure!
- Glynnis Lessing shares a great Brush Making Tutorial.
- Kristen Kieffer posts her 2012 Studio Cycles Pictorial.
- Mea Rhee gives us some insight into her new wholesaling plan.
- Gary Jackson (and others) share a Porcelain Christmas Tree Made of 5000 Plates.
- Diving into the Clay shares some free online textbooks from the MET.
- FetishGhost shares a video by Chris Staley – A Search for Meaning:
- Lori Langford shares Lessons Learned from the past year.
- Angela Walford has begun the cleanup and shows the studio makeunder.
So, there it is, the last Review of the year. It has been a blast reading all the pottery blogs. Thanks to those that have enjoyed reading or left some feedback.
Here’s to some great pottery blogging in 2013!