More great pottery blogging this month. I’m always impressed with the amount of information shared. Thanks for all your hard work pottery bloggers!
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Now, on with the blogging!
The Can’t Miss
What were the “must read” pottery blog posts during the past month?
- Blog – objective clay: Making a Six Sided Bowl
- Pottery Making Info » News: Clay Blog Review: April 2015
- Claying Thoughts: Journey of a Coil Pot
- Blue Starr Gallery: Sheetrock equals Pottery Drying Boards
- Matthew Blakely: Shrinking and vitrification
- Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery: Temoku Glaze Inlay
- DirtKicker PoTTerY: I’ll start with throwing a few mugs
- Blog – objective clay: Slip-Slab Construction: Bone Dry Building
Process and Technique
What do pots look like during the process and how are they made?
- Blue Starr Gallery: City of Rocks
- Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery: Fifty Pounds Of Fun
- Jenny Mendes: We are all one
- CARTER GILLIES POTTERY: Bird of Prey, Stooping, Child of Mountain, Nesting
- NCECA Blog: Robert Lawarre in the Process Room
- Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery: Stamping Vases
- musing about mud: movie day: Mari Ogihara
- Claying Thoughts: Terracotta Sun Planter
- Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery: Stamped Bowls
- Hughes Pottery: Frenetic, Frantic and other big F words
- Sawdust & Dirt: Focus
- Hobby Potter – Ceramic Artist Tammy Jo Schoppet Official Blog: Ep 13 HOBBY POTTER WEEKLY – Mosaic Guestbook Pt.1
- musing about mud: technical tuesday: Grayson Perry makes a pot on twitter
- ang design blog: more news soon…
- Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery: A Return To Glazing
- Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery: Bisque Kiln Load
- Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery: Tiny Touches
- Barnbarroch Pottery: Lots to do and not everyone is helping
- Blue Starr Gallery: Firing Bells & Bell Parts
- Kim Murton: first couple of days to be cont’d
- Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery: Let The Glazing Begin…
- Hobby Potter – Ceramic Artist Tammy Jo Schoppet Official Blog: Making Mosaic Guestbook – Clay – Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour
- Sawdust & Dirt: What’s Next?
- Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery: Stacked & Packed
- Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery: Spoons : Glazed & Prepped
- Blog – Clay By Laura: Made From Scratch
- New Day Pottery: Ciel Collaboration and Pottery Classes
- meesh’s pottery: We Still Make Pots
- Tony Clennell: Small feet
- Claying Thoughts: Video: How to make a Clay Rose
- Kim Murton: Ready to slip paint-process photo’s
- musing about mud: 3D printing @ Northcote Pottery Supplies with Alterfact
- The Cloud Pottery: Crack on
- Tony Clennell: No mistaken!
- Hobby Potter – Ceramic Artist Tammy Jo Schoppet Official Blog: Making Teabowls – A Practice – Ep 15 Hobby Potter Weekly
- part time pottery: when it rains….
- Tony Clennell: Brother where art thou?
- groszceramika: Czas leci.
- Blog – Clay By Laura: Spontaneous
- Rachel Dorn Ceramic Sculpture: Making Work in CORE Gallery
- Anna’s Ceramics by Anna Ryland: New Fruit Bowl
- musing about mud: movie day: Art of Craft | Jinny Whitehead
- Dawn Whitehand: Visual Artist: Exploring New Sculptural Forms
- Claying Thoughts: Handmade Ganesha Sculpture
- Tony Clennell: The Supervisor
- Pixels And Pencils and a lot of clay!: Big girl panties….
- Rachel Dorn Ceramic Sculpture: Last Raku at Palmer Hall
- Kim Murton: Painted w/Slip not fired yet
- weddwould: A long time between drinks…..
Tips and Technical
How can I become a more efficient or knowledgeable potter?
- Clay Club: Rice Hull Ash
- Clay Club: Grinding your Bottoms
- Clay Club: Reglazing Pots
- Marian Williams Pottery: Tips For Mixing Glazes In A Bucket – Without The Mess!
- Alchemy of Clay: Safety in firing kilns for clay and glazing
- Diving into the clay: brooklynmuseum: In addition to working directly on objects,…
- Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery: Spoon Supports
- Clay Club: Refiring on the side or side firing
- Clay Club: Barium copper blues
- DirtKicker PoTTerY: Getting the rehydrated clay workable
Where can I see inspiring pottery?
- Whynot Pottery Blog: May Tiles
- Gary’s third pottery blog: blossoms
- Learning to be Fearless: Family Collaboration Time (Again)
- Alchemy of Clay: To cradle the light
- Zygote Blum: Capital Clay Invitational 2015
- Zygote Blum: Akar 2015
- Peter’s Pottery: Wood Fired Kiln Revisited… Becky’s first Firing. The Road of Life has “bumps”, “potholes”, and other unpleasant things!
- Arryn Vogan Pottery: Spring Trunk Show
- part time pottery: Mom’s Matte Red
- flyeschool.com: May 6th 2015
- Alchemy of Clay: Celebrating abundance
- The Rabbit Muse: Shop update TOMORROW, Friday May 8th!
- Fine Mess Pottery: $1 Shipping Sale
- Jenny Mendes: Show time!
- Clay and Ginger: Some new dishes with cats. Some are going into my etsy shop and…
- Gaea Ceramic Bead and Art Studio Blog: Playing…
- Karatsupots Blog: Karatsu Yakimon Matsuri
- Gary’s third pottery blog: a tale of two types of vases…
- Liberty Stoneware: On the Farm, New Pots, and Motherhood
- Around and About with Bulldog Pottery: AKAR Yunomi Invitational – opens May 15, 2015
- paul the potter: So whats been going on @ Barrington Pottery
- Daria Claiborne Pottery: May 2015 firing
- Future Relics Pottery Blog: Squaring Pots
- Gary’s third pottery blog: pretty flowers and nightmares….
- Blue Starr Gallery: Always Room for Improvement
- WILLOW AVENUE POTTERY: One big project done….
- Clay and Ginger: Kiln opening day…top shelf for now. Its gardening time so…
- Gaea Ceramic Bead and Art Studio Blog: Every Time a Bell Rings….
- Alchemy of Clay: Archaic or Neuvo-Primitive
- Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery: ‘Tis The Season For Berry Bowls
- Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery: Here’s The Scoop… Quite Literally…
- GretaMichelle Joachim: Pieces Of My World: Friday Up!
- Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery: New : The Quite White Collection
- Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery: A Couple Colors Too
- meesh’s pottery: It’s always something
- Blue Starr Gallery: Multicolored Experimental Results
- Down to the Earth Pottery: Results and Friends the Final Four Weeks
- Sue Pariseau Pottery: So…I’ve Been Thinking
- The Rabbit Muse: Shop update TOMORROW, TUESDAY May 26th!
- Rae Dunn … clay » clay.: black and white . . .
- Gary’s third pottery blog: if it is Wednesday, it is BOWL DAY
- Jose Maria Mariscal – Ceramicas Mariscal: Reducción de dioxido de titanio hierro rojo y dioxido de manganeso
- Clay Club: Side Fired Pieces (from Youtube video)
- Alchemy of Clay: More pottery and some magic afoot
- Blue Starr Gallery: Garden Bells or Wind Chimes
- meesh’s pottery: Luminaries
- Tony Clennell: Teach to learn
- andrewwiddis: Simple black bowl.
- Whynot Pottery Blog: Saturday at the end of May
- Hints and Tips for the Potter: 46. OPEN STUDIO
- andrewwiddis: Mug.
- andrewwiddis: Mugs.
- Jenny Mendes: Pottery for Nepal
What can I ponder while making pottery and ceramic art?
- MARSHALL COLMAN FIRED UP: BUT IS IT ART? BUT IS IT COPYRIGHT?
- CARTER GILLIES POTTERY: BREAKING NEWS: Scientists confirm Objective Quality in Art
- Diving into the clay: Does craftsmanship matter anymore? – Burnaway
- CARTER GILLIES POTTERY: Why craftsmanship is like grammar
- CARTER GILLIES POTTERY: Lift a finger in support of artists
- CARTER GILLIES POTTERY: Cinderella artists
- this artist’s life: beautiful mistakes
- CARTER GILLIES POTTERY: “Less theory, more work”
- CARTER GILLIES POTTERY: Teach like a bandit
- MARSHALL COLMAN FIRED UP: THE UNITY OF THE ARTS
- DirtKicker PoTTerY: Saying “sorry no” to custom orders
Interviews and Podcasts
What do potters have to say?
- The Potters Cast: A Passion for Clay | Susan Halls | Episode 107
- Tales of a Red Clay Rambler: Jim Skutt on the history of Skutt Kilns and the development of internet-based kiln monitoring
- The Potters Cast: Social Media for Art | Guy Mitchell | Episode 108
- The Potters Cast: Pushing the Limits | Larry Elardo | Episode 109
- The Potters Cast: A Fermenting Artist | Jeremy Ogusky | Episode 110
- Tales of a Red Clay Rambler: Cheyenne and Nigel Rudolph on archeology, pottery, and performance art
- The Potters Cast: Setting Intentions | Sunshine Cobb | Episode 111
- Tales of a Red Clay Rambler: Paul Blais on working through illness and podcasting
- The Potters Cast: Risk Taking | Ted Secombe | Episode 113
What do potters blog about other than pottery?
- Tony Clennell: Mind Blowing
- Joel Cherrico Pottery: Cosmic Mug Giveaway, Laughing Squid Feature, and Mainstream Art Ambitions
- Pic Works Pottery: Recent work & Packing and Mailing Communion Sets
- Tony Clennell: How many masters does it take to glaze a jar?
- Whistle Creek: Spring Fair
- Blog – Clay By Laura: Every Pot Tells A Story
- HaldeBlog: Studio update
- Fine Mess Pottery: Also, Water is Wet!
- Fine Mess Pottery: Adding Promo Codes to Paypal Buttons
- Tony Clennell: Universal language
- Fine Mess Pottery: Lazy Evening
- Tony Clennell: My mouth’s a jar
- Anna’s Ceramics by Anna Ryland: April Autumn Holiday
- Down to the Earth Pottery: Penland Highlights the First Four Weeks
- Tony Clennell: Pottery High Fashion
- Tony Clennell: Over the moon
- Alchemy of Clay: Tiny pots estimated cost
- Future Relics Pottery Blog:
- Blog – objective clay: What Lies Around the Bend
- Jenni Ward: Inspiration: 5 Ways to Kill Your Dreams
- Tracey Broome: Emotional roller coaster for sale
- NCECA Blog: Creating Community Among Residents
- Marian Williams Pottery: Follow The Clay-A Clay Addiction: Camaraderie Amongst Potters/Sculptors
- Tony Clennell: Antonio Whassa matta for you?
- Dawn Whitehand: Visual Artist: Sunday Studio Visit – Workshopping Mosaics
- Around and About with Bulldog Pottery: Introducing the Cousins!
- Liz Crain Ceramics: Desperately Seeking These 53 People!
- musing about mud: movie day: Kintsugi: The Art of Broken Pieces
- Kristen Kieffer: Standing to Throw & CM Spotlight
- CARTER GILLIES POTTERY: Golden Ratio in Art, or Bogus Bias in Brains?
- MARSHALL COLMAN FIRED UP: POTTERY THROWERS OF STOKE-ON-TRENT
- Leslie Farin: Who Else Wants to Sell Their Artwork?
- Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery: Minnesota Pottery Tour : Fun As Always
- The Potters Cast: Build the List | Paul Blais | Episode 112
- Pottery by Lisa: Pain, Pregnancy and Pottery
- Marian Williams Pottery: Setting Up A Great Pottery Studio!
- pots and pieces: NCECA in Review (Providence 2015). Friday 26th March.
- NCECA Blog: Throwback Thursday: 2010 Conference Closing Lecture, Malcolm Davis
- Learning to be Fearless: A Visit to the Heath Ceramics Factory
That’s a wrap. Don’t forget to visit some of the fine bloggers above and leave them a comment. Or share their blogs on social media. Or buy their pots!
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Thanks for reading.
Linda Starr says
thanks for including my blog in your report
Dawn Whitehand says
Another great collection – thanks for including me 🙂
Lori Buff says
This is a lot of reading. I know what I’ll be doing for the rest of the month.
Thanks for including my blog.