Welcome to the Clay Blog Review! Here you will find the best pottery blogging from the past month.
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The Can’t Miss
What were the “must read” pottery blog posts during the past month?
- Pottery Making Blog: Clay Blog Review: April 2017
- John Bauman: Some pots from recent firings
- Contemporary Ceramics: May at the Contemporary Ceramics Centre
- Marian Williams: Wow! What A Successful Workshop! Malcolm Greenwood’s Workshop Extraordinaire!
- Gary Jackson: Class Demo: Carving & Slip Inlay
- Lucy Fagella Pottery: Making a Ceramic Teapot… Parts that Make a Whole
Process and Technique
What do pots look like during the process and how are they made?
- Peter Gregory: Firing a reconstructed wood fired kiln.
- (title unknown): Raku
- Linda Starr: Big Leaves & Drying on Open Grid Shelves
- Linda Starr: Big and Little
- Gary Jackson: Pulling Handles. Making Mugs.
- Gary Jackson: Tackling A Totem
- Courtney Martin: Glazing and thinking about pattern. I used my little de
- Courtney Martin: The inspiration for this pattern comes from the bottom
- Dawn Whitehand: Sunday Studio Visit – Mothers day
- Rachel Dorn: Protest Bulbs in Progress
- Blog – Clay By Laura: Something Old, Something New…
- Barnbarroch Pottery: Glazing and Glazed
- Gary Jackson: “Finishing” Flower Pots
- Peter Gregory: Second firing of the Redesigned Wood Fired Kiln.
- ang design blog: Ang Walford Ceramics_Pit Firing videos…
- Courtney Martin: Getting closer to completing glazing! I can really comp
- Ariel Bowman Ceramics: Animal Attitude
- Whynot Pottery: A day for planning
- Rachel Dorn: More Protest Bulbs
- John Bauman: We Are Family
- Arryn Vogan: Studio Production & The Fair
Tips and Technical
How can I become a more efficient or knowledgeable potter?
- Jenny Mendes: A reminder to slow down
- Big Ceramic Store: How To Safely Transport Greenware
- Barb Rogers: Tips for glaze painting butterflies again
- Bloomer Pottery Blog: Cobb Mountain Clays
- Big Ceramic Store: Pottery Studio Hazards
- The Smart Cat: Mug Feet
- meesh’s pottery: The Almost Famous Cheese Stone
- Carol Clarkson: Booth Display and Marketing
- Carol Clarkson: Creating a Ramp Schedule on Your Kiln
- Lori Buff: Why Soda Firing
- meesh’s pottery: New Letter Stamps
- bridges pottery blog: Demo Pieces for Classes
- Big Ceramic Store: Making Clay Logo Templates
Where can I see inspiring pottery?
- andy priestman: image by Shannon Tofts
- Kyle Carpenter: A selection of pots headed to Minnesota! #stcroixpotterytour #stcroixpotterytour2017 #saltfired
- Blog – Clay By Laura: Busy Work
- Tony Clennell: Potter’s Crack
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: NewsFile | A Farewell to Geert Lap and Rebecca Warren’s Inaugural Exhibition
- ANN TUBBS POTTERY STUDIO: and my most favorite one, from the just-unloaded kiln?
- Anna’s Ceramics: Art Show this weekend
- Céramique d’art – RSS: Bols céladon / Celadon bowl
- Dawn Whitehand: The End of the Pumpkin Season
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Exhibition | Virgil Ortiz’s ‘Taboo,’ Bound + Gagged with Ceramic Edgeplay
- Kyle Carpenter: More pots for the #stcroixpotterytour ! #piaonthemove #stcroixpotterytour2017 #studiopottery #828isgreat #prius
- Peter Gregory: Unloading the wood fired kiln.
- Rachel Dorn: DoVA Student and Faculty Exhibition 2017
- Jose Maria Mariscal: ULTIMAS HORNADAS
- Kyle Carpenter: This one is a favorite. One of the many, many pots I’m bringing to Minnesota, Mother’s Day weekend. #stcroixpotterytour #saltfired
- Bloomer Pottery Blog: New Work
- andy priestman: porcelain lidded jar from the recent firingceladon glaze on…
- Dawn Whitehand: Busy Afternoon in the Studio!
- Kristen Kieffer: Fresh Pots!
- paul the potter: Time to start planning for the show season.
- Peter Gregory: One or two favourites from the recent wood firing
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Spotted | Coca-Cola + Sunkist Ceramics, Furries, Ruffles and more!
- Céramique d’art – RSS: Artisanat d’art, Raku
- Barb Rogers: Test glaze vases
- Rae Dunn … clay » clay.: porcelain jewelry.
- Céramique d’art – RSS: Sylvestre Rivière artisan d’art
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Video | A Burst of Contemporary Ceramics Heading into the Weekend
- Linda Starr: Spring Fling Saturday
- Lori Watts: New Pots!
- Tony Clennell: Your cold cold heart
- Barb Rogers: Some of my work on display
- Kim Murton: A few photos from the last few weeks
- Shaun Hall’s Raku Ceramics Blogspot: New Raku
- Lori Watts: Blue and Russet Vase with Flowers
- Gillian McMillan — Rara Avis: From Ashes to Art
- Gillian McMillan — Rara Avis: More BC Pottery
- Jose Maria Mariscal: post-reduction and acid muriatic
- meesh’s pottery: New Pigs On The Block
- Dirty Girl Clayworks: what i have been working on
- Jenni Ward: New Work Up!
- Gillian McMillan — Rara Avis: New Jugbirds
- Tony Clennell: The Magna Carter
- Tony Clennell: Beautiful Scars
- Matthew Blakely: Drips and blushes
- Lori Buff: Mugshot Monday
- Blog – Clay By Laura: Pushing Limits
- Tony Clennell: The Potter’s Porsche
- Gary Jackson: Soda-Fired Pottery
- Peter Gregory: Blessings from the Kiln!
- Linda Starr: Tribal Inspired Pendants
- andy priestman: Photo
- meesh’s pottery: Making Sets
- Tony Clennell: Giving it all away!
- Lori Buff: Owl Jar
- Caroline in clay: Lots out of the kiln
- Gillian McMillan — Rara Avis: Spoils from ‘Raids’
- Courtney Martin: I unloaded my kiln today. I think it’s good. Yes, it’s
- Courtney Martin: These guys were on the fire face and got blasted by ash
- Blog – Clay By Laura: Red, White, and Blues
- Tony Clennell: The Second Mouse
- Courtney Martin: Finished platter. I love this one. #courtneymartinpotte
- CARTER GILLIES POTTERY: Pottery sale this weekend (!)
- Lori Watts: Matching Plates Are So Over
- Kim Murton: New batch going to Boulder, CO – Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery
- Courtney Martin: Sectioned tray. #woodkiln #pottery #courtneymartinpotte
- Barb Rogers: Happy cups/tea bowls
What can I ponder while making pottery and ceramic art?
- NCECA Blog: The Art of Curiosity
- Whynot Pottery: Living with Mr. Doubt
- Tony Clennell: Learn to fail, it ain’t so bad!
- Tony Clennell: Expectations spell failure
- CARTER GILLIES POTTERY: failure
- Tony Clennell: You’re full of it, so is your house!
- Tony Clennell: Blame it on Mac
- CARTER GILLIES POTTERY: Being There for the arts
- Lori Watts: Challenging Aesthetics, Or, The Last Juicy Mug from The Juicy Firing
Interviews and Podcasts
What do potters have to say?
- The Potters Cast: A Ceramicist Changes Countries | Daisy Cooper | Episode 314
- The Potters Cast: A Niche Clay Story- Vantiki | Henrik Van Ryzin | Episode 315
- Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast: 180: Thor Thoreson on Marguerite Widenhain’s Pond Farm School
- The Potters Cast: Pottery, Pets, and People | Hadley Sedgwick | Episode 316
- The Potters Cast: Branding for the Small Business | Lainey Fink Scott | Episode 317
- Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast: 181: Vicki Grima and Stephen Creech on increasing ceramic outreach through national open studio events
- The Potters Cast: Having a Message | Isaac Scott | Episode 318
- The Potters Cast: From a Garage to a Barn… A Potter’s Story | Ulrika Weijmer | Episode 319
- The Potters Cast: The Student Became The Teacher | Molly Sanyour | Episode 320
- The Potters Cast: Launched and Looking | Liana Agnew | Episode 320
- The Potters Cast: Planning Events for Potters | Catie Miller | Episode 322
- The Potters Cast: Honoring a Fallen Brother | William Moon | Episode 323
What’s out there for potters?
- NCECA Blog: Students: Your Voice, Your Chance.
What else do potters blog about?
- John Bauman: The Un-Instructible
- April Noble Studio: Keep Pushing
- Tony Clennell: Rocks in my head.
- Rae Dunn … clay » clay.: my book has launched!
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- John Bauman: W/Apologies To Cindy Walker
- Arryn Vogan: Home Studio Reveal
- Lori Watts: POP Goes the Cone Pack
- April Noble Studio: Becoming…
- Lori Watts: Who’s Afraid of a Little Rain?
- John Bauman: Keeping Real
- meesh’s pottery: New Photography Trends
- Tony Clennell: Advice from Big Bobby Clobber
- Tony Clennell: Emma my love
- Tony Clennell: You shoulda’ been a dentist- signed mum
- shin shin: studio story 2
- John Bauman: Surviving Butterfly Wings
- Ariel Bowman Ceramics: Setting the Scene: Graduate Research on the Picturesque Aesthetic
- Barb Rogers: What did and didn’t sell!
- Tony Clennell: The Road Not Taken
- this artist’s life: do the work
- Lori Watts: The Glaze Challenge
- DirtKicker PoTTerY: creating a working cycle that says that I give a damn about my future self
- Mea Rhee: Another Sneak Preview / Instructional Videos
- Lori Watts: Notes of a Mundane Nature
- Carol Clarkson: Setting Up Pro Panels for Art Shows
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