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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: August 2017
- Handbuilder’s Magazine » Free Blog Category Feed: How to Make Photo Ceramic Gum Prints
- paul the potter: Free Pottery Lessons! Roll up Roll up.
- Linda Starr: Brushing Glazes Tutorial
- Rachel Dorn: Ball Opener
- Handbuilder’s Magazine » Free Blog Category Feed: How to Make Chainmail from Clay
- Peter Gregory: Making a Paperweight on the Potter’s Wheel.
- Sparano Arts » Feed: An interesting detour
Process and Technique
What do pots look like during the process and how are they made?
- Gary Jackson: Platter Restraint
- Rachel Dorn: Finishing Sculpture from Last Summer
- Gary Jackson: Trimed & Signed
- Fetishghost Studios: Studio Notes
- Gary Jackson: Crisp & Clean Carving
- Sparano Arts » Feed: Its not a goblet, till you’ve connected the stem
- Gary Jackson: Another Bisque : Just Under The Wire
- Rachel Dorn: Small Sculpture and Cracking Glaze
- meesh’s pottery: Ginkgo Leaves, Snakes, and Pizza…
- Clay and Ginger: Challenging and fun to make a video of throwing a yarn bowl….
- Tony Clennell: I have weakened yet again!
- Tony Clennell: The Dumb Actor Reads His Lines
- Shaun Hall’s Raku Ceramics Blogspot: Wobbly bowls
- Gillian McMillan — Rara Avis: Culture Days
- Tony Clennell: My better half
- Kim Murton: 3 cats for Sitka -progress shots
- Peter Gregory: Glazing and Firing Paperweights
- Courtney Martin: Big quadruple tray! This guy is about 22? long. #courtn
- Gary Jackson: More Mugs : Stamping Cylinders
Tips and Technical
How can I become a more efficient or knowledgeable potter?
- Mea Rhee: Cheapskate Happiness
- Fetishghost Studios: Willie’s 6 Tile Slip
- Gary Jackson: Under-Reduced
- Carol Clarkson: Accenting With Duncan Gold Overglaze
- Big Ceramic Store: Using Styrofoam Floral Rings As A Slump Mold
- Fetishghost Studios: Studio Notes 9-6-17
- John Britt Pottery: Substituting Whiting and Silica for Wollastonite
- meesh’s pottery: Glaze Tricks
- Sparano Arts » Feed: Lets talk about lids
- RSS Feed: Learning About Glaze!
- meesh’s pottery: Innovative Raku Kiln Design
Where can I see inspiring pottery?
- Courtney Martin: Carved basket fired in the train kiln at @penlandschool
- Patricia Griffin Ceramics: Lady Grace Vase and her help for Houston
- Whynot Pottery: Hi!
- Tony Clennell: You’re damn right I got the blues
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Spotted | UPDATED Trump-y Transferware, Ceramic Fortresses, Sexy Travel Mugs + more!
- Fetishghost Studios: GhostBloom Revisited
- Marian Williams: Rustic Rainbow Drip Tumblers
- Nan Rothwell Pottery: Third firing in the new Bailey kiln
- Barb Rogers: The cup-bowl
- Céramique d’art – RSS: Bol artisanat d’art
- Marian Williams: I Need Colour!
- Linda Starr: Lots of Colorful Leaves Blew In
- Barb Rogers: Cheerful Sunflowers on turquoise
- Marian Williams: Cobalt Cascade Tumblers!
- Linda Starr: Small Dishes, Big Winds, No Electricity
- Jenni Ward: Finished Umbel Flower
- meesh’s pottery: Late Summer Firing
- Céramique d’art – RSS: Bol artisan d’art
- WALLYWARE: Here’s my free trip to Gitmo!
- BHClaysmith – Atom: Earthenware Wall Pockets
- Whynot Pottery: something we are working on
- Blog – Clay By Laura: Playing Favorites
- Courtney Martin: Soda fired bowl. @klinola was kind to put a few of my p
- Gary Jackson: The Pumpkin Patch
- Gary Jackson: The Ghouls Collection
- Barb Rogers: Cookie Jars – two.
- Barnbarroch Pottery: A run of tricky Commissions
- Céramique d’art – RSS: Poterie d’art
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Exhibition | Mitsukini Misaki’s ‘Earth from Sky’ Evanescent Vessels
- Rachel Dorn: Finished Sculpture, Two Years in the Making
- Gillian McMillan — Rara Avis: Bird Vessels, a Conure and Culture Days
- Céramique d’art – RSS: Plat “Poule”, pièce unique faite à la main
- andy priestman: Photo
- meesh’s pottery: One Hit Wonder
- Whynot Pottery: Working on the details
What can I ponder while making pottery and ceramic art?
- Tony Clennell: Rusty Cage
- Marshall Colman: FUNCTIONAL TEAPOTS
- John Bauman: Out On A Limb
- Tony Clennell: Are those my shoes?
Interviews and Podcasts
What do potters have to say?
- The Potters Cast: “Something like this doesn’t happen by magic!” | Josephine Heilpern | Episode 350
- The Potters Cast: Why Carve the Clay | Kyle Guymon | Episode 351
- The Potters Cast: A Chinese Artist in America | Shiyuan Xu | Episode 352
- The Potters Cast: Medicinal Chemist Becomes a Potter | Pierre Bounaud | Episode 353
- Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast: 191: Sue Tirrell on developing narrative imagery on clay
- The Potters Cast: He Makes Kinetic Sculpture | Austin Wieland | Episode 354
- The Potters Cast: Learning the Game Rules of Business | Jonathan Martin | Episode 355
- The Potters Cast: “The Plate’s Not Done Until The Food Is On It” | Malcolm Greenwood | Episode 356
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Podcast | Casita Confessions with Garth Clark + Gustavo Perez
- The Potters Cast: A Maker In The Community | Lauren Karle | Episode 357
What’s out there for potters?
- Carol Clarkson: Wildacres Retreat Residency Applications On Line Now
- Handbuilder’s Magazine » Free Blog Category Feed: Learn Pottery Glazing Science Online. Easy!
- Musing About Mud: Call For Entry: Sip
What else do potters blog about?
- Catherine White: odd things of summer
- shin shin: Northern Ireland part 1: collecting a hot pot by Adam Frew
- Tony Clennell: Little pricks
- Marshall Colman: ENGLISH POTTERY OLD AND NEW
- Gary Jackson: The Great Pottery Throw Down : Season Two
- Jenni Ward: September Studio News
- Shaun Hall’s Raku Ceramics Blogspot: One year on in association with Curocarte
- Marshall Colman: TORQUAY WARE TEAPOTS
- Cynthia Cusick: Tea Horse Studio 2017 recap
- CFile – Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design: Video | Celebrating Labor Day inside Abandoned Ceramics Factories
- Blog – objective clay: Rat City Living – Vanessa Norris
- Blog – objective clay: Rat City Living – Jordan Jones
- John Bauman: Storming The Gates
- Tony Clennell: You’re not a potter, if
- Blog – objective clay: Rat City Living – Canne Holladay
- Blog – objective clay: Rat City Living – Thorly James
- Blog – objective clay: Rat City Living – Richard Burkett
- Blog – objective clay: Rat City Living – Nan Coffin
- Blog – objective clay: Rat City Living – Tilly Troelstrup
- Blog – Clay By Laura: Motivation
- Blog – objective clay: Rat City Living – Jake Fetterman
- Blog – objective clay: Rat City Living – Eliane Medina
- Blog – objective clay: Rat City Living – Stephen Ruby
- Blog – objective clay: Rat City Living – Jonathan Steele
- Marshall Colman: GORDON FORSYTH “20th CENTURY CERAMICS”:
- Blog – objective clay: Rat City Living – Angie Cunningham
- Blog – objective clay: Rat City Living – Zak Helenske
- Clay Club: Recap: September Clay Club at Mudhoneyz Studio
- Marshall Colman: GORDON BALDWIN IN STOKE-ON-TRENT
- Blog – objective clay: Rat City Living – Rickie Barnett
- Blog – objective clay: Rat City Living – Jon Johnson
- Carol Clarkson: Zebra Tools
- John Bauman: Double Your Pleasure-Double Your Fun
- Tony Clennell: An insincere apology
Thanks for reading!
Linda Starr says
thanks for the shout out, looking forward to my monthly clay readings.