A monthly recap of the best pottery blogs on the ‘net. Now with more imagery!
Process and Technique
- Michael Mahan has pieces for the next firing and makes (not) a sink.
- Tony Clennell gets a handle on it and is slipping (literally and figuratively?)
- Doug Fitch makes pots and makes videos of making pots: two, six, three, three.
- Kelly Lynn Daniels shows how she used an EZ Screen for image creation.
- Kourtney Stone works with fabric dipped in slip.
- Hollis Engley pieces together the shards.
- Kristen Kieffer gets time to play and goes retro:
- Amy Huacani shows how to write on bowls.
- Lori Watts shows how she made the pot “of her dreams“
- Modern Pottery Studio shares a video of the Manos Pottery Studio.
- Jemerick Art gets ready for the big trip.
- Karatsu Pots works on a big pot and shares images from a workshop.
- Melissa at the Ceramic Shop makes napkin rings and a ladle.
- Whynot Pottery is working on the wheel.
- Rachel Dorn tells of her buffer week.
- Luke Langholz shows some pots in progress and some bowls.
- Ben Carter decorates some fence jars:
- Rae Dunn has an army of work in progress.
- Lucy Fagella takes a break and works on her biodegradable urns.
- Ron Philbeck is getting in the groove.
- Mariko A. Brown has new works in process.
- FetishGhost tries some new knobs.
- Michael Kline keeps the brushes limber on some paper plates and shares a very short video.
- Hobby Potter is glazing.
- John Britt shares a video demo by Phil Rogers:
Phil Rogers ‘Throwing Demonstration’ from goldmarkart.com
- Barbara Rogers turns a failed bowl into a fluted bowl.
- King’s Creek Pottery has a brain fart and considers re-firing.
- Gerry Wedd has pieces ready to glaze.
Tips and Technical
- Meagan Chaney shares a low fire Lizard Skin recipe.
- Whynot Pottery offers some tips about materials going wrong.
- Glaze Recipe Sharing: ^6 Frog Pond Green, ^6 Satin Cream/Rust, Sybil’s Black Stain.
- Jake Johnson shares two ways to make holes and shows how to bisque “the big ones“.
- Marian Williams suggests a chamois tip.
(Also seem to work: cork, empty film canisters, anything small that floats.)
- Lori Watts offers a solution to foaming kiln shelves.
- Kings Creek Pottery has a hot mess of high iron. (They’re not that bad)
- The Hopeful Potter solves a glaze problem.
- FetishGhost finds sprig stars on the ground. (No snickering here!)
- Dahlhaus has some bluetiful work:
- Jeanette Manchester Harris shows salt and pepper pieces.
- Barnbarroch has new pots for spring fling.
- Sue Pariseau has mostly bowls and bottles.
- Wild Iris has stackable mugs.
- Daria Claiborne has a variety of new work.
- Linda Starr finished some woven baskets (but they’re made of clay!)
- Barbara Rogers has a variety of work ready for market.
- Catherine White has a series of summer solstice posts. Here’s another. (Nice pottery, photos and words).
- Hollis Engley shows off some cups and bowls.
- Round Rabbit always has colorful jewelry.
- Jemerick Art finishes most of the landscape pots.
- Angela Walford shows some gnarly marbling.
- Michael Mahan shows results from a successful firing.
- Whynot Pottery has a few teapots.
- Art by Fuzzy finally has results from a ^6 glaze firing.
- Clementina Ceramics goes all white over charcoal clay.
- Rae Dunn has some nice black bouteilles.
- FetishGhost collaborates with Jessica Fong.
- Sequoia Miller previews the Etsy shop.
- Lori Watts is relieved after a successful firing.
- Carter Gillies (Maybe this section should just be called “What has Carter Been Thinking?”)
- Scott Cooper gets in on the Dreams discussion.
- The Hopeful Potter considers the book Thinking Through Craft and ponders some more.
- Sophie Milne over thinks making pots similar to other people’s pots.
- Joel Cherico has Laura Fuller guest post about abstract expressionism.
- Ron Philbeck gets tired of pots, draws on T-shirts. (Okay, he still works on pots too.)
- Lori Watts digs up some treatment for sore wrists.
- D. Michael Coffee offers a close up of an artist scam.
- Liberty Stoneware goes on a pug mill adventure.
- Brian Jones presents Jonescast #20 with Lisa Conway.
- Ben Carter has podcasts of his own, this one with Janet DeBoos, another with Shon Klose and Svetlana Bunic.
- Jesse Lu Bain shares an interview with Linda Fahey.
- Pottery by Lisa shares 10 surprises/lessons about studio potter life.
- Bella Joy Pottery shows the number one reason to insure your wares.
- FetishGhost shows the mudheads while firing the kiln and sets up a dungeon photo booth.
- DirtKicker Pottery adds some nature to the pottery photos.
- Mea Rhee shares a secret to selling pottery.
- Lori Buff has guest author Denise Gabbard share 15 marketing tips for artists and starts discussions about bookkeeping and card readers.
- Liz Crain looks at money and venues.
- Aaron Sober talks about healthcare.
- Woodfirer has images of kiln building and more kiln building. (Check the blog for more.)
- Liberty Stoneware shares photos of old kiln site artifacts.
- Dan Finnegan’s studio is under attack! (Raccoons AND clay eating mice?!?)
- Gary Jackson tells of his TV experience and explains how Facebook is getting greedy and what you can do about it.
- Tracey Broome: down with Facebook, stick with the blog (agreed!) and she shares the pottery of her Maine trip.
- Sophie Milne goes through a range of emotions after discovering her creative path has crossed another’s.
- Marian Williams shows how to make a banding wheel from a bike tire and shares an article about developing your style by Lana Wilson. Also, is not a terrorist but wears undies on her head.
- Scott Cooper shares a handful of interesting items including a NYT article.
- John Britt shares an article about pricing craft and a link to a 3D printing blog.
- Brandon Phillips shares a film about MN Potters.
- Carole Epp shares a movie about slip casting at the Emma Bridgewater Factory.
- The NCECA blog tells of a trip to China.
- Karen Mahoney has an interesting floor for the new studio and a way to keep it clean.
- DirtKicker Pottery has an interesting kiln monitor.
- Rachel Dorn learns about fused glass.
Thanks to all the bloggers for all their hard work and willingness to share. If you know of a great blog or post from the past month that should be added leave a comment.
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