Pandemic Pills, 2021, Singapore Ceramics Now, Gillman Barracks, Singapore
May 1, 2024
Reflecting on her practice, which has now spanned over two decades, Madhvi questions the foundational concepts that define her artistic endeavors. We explore the cornerstones of her ceramic practice that are inseparable from the radical histories of craft and the geographies that bind us to the clay medium.
May 1, 2024
"I started thinking, you know, do I want this to be my legacy? Do I want my work to be about being a victim? I started thinking about conversations that I had with Mr. Gilliard (my first pottery instructor) and conversations that I had with Professor Stull about my African heritage. With Mr. Gilliard, we would talk about all the great things that African Americans have done for this culture and how they brought their African heritage to this country and made this culture what it is. And so, I started thinking about how it would be interesting for me to tap into that lineage of artistic tradition that I'm an heir to." This month's FREE article.
May 1, 2024
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 "Eleven Montana Potters," published in the June 1979, featuring Frances Senska.
March 1, 2024
"I'm not wildly in favor of teaching methods or educational philosophy - if you've got something that you want to do, and you know how to do it well, and love it, then you can get that across."
Local New York trout salted and packed with herbs on a clay slab. The trout is wrapped in the wet clay and baked in the oven. Chef Maricela Vega at Hartwick College Fall 2022.  Image Credit Stephanie A. Rozene
December 1, 2023
The morning of our last day at Hambidge was an exhausting one, given that feeding almost 100 the night before had been no easy feat. We gathered for breakfast not only to replenish our bodies but also to discuss our success of the past weeks together. As we sat on the front porch of Lucinda’s Rockhouse, we reveled in the memories of the delicious meal we’d created and served, a meal that was both hard-won and beautiful.
June 1, 2023
"I consider design an approach that needs and includes art. Many of my projects started as works of art that evoked the dynamism of African narratives. My creative process and the development of the projects have made me answer people's needs, such as tableware that tells their stories." – Faty Ly
Magdalena Suarez Frimkess and Michael Frimkess, Untitled, 1989.
March 1, 2023
We are also past the arbitrary distaste for the decorative, the feminine, humor, and cuteness (among other aesthetic categories), which allows narrative content to flourish in the work of artists like Lindsey Lou Howard, Jennifer Rochlin, Roberto Lugo, Woody De Othello, Emily Yong Beck, Ruby Neri, and so many others. This month's FREE article.
Jacqueline Bishop, The Market Woman's Story, 2022
February 1, 2023
This month's FREE article. It's a good place for artists to explore – those tender, unsure, and vulnerable places within ourselves. For one thing, it keeps us all humble. One thing I’ve noticed in these explorations [is that] we get universal. I often say to my students, "Your very individual story is what’s going to become your universal story."
Seven Artists - Vol. 26 No. 1, p. 40-47.
We asked Winnie Owens-Hart to recommend several ceramic artists to accompany her forgoing interview "Inside the Pink House – A Conversation with Winnie Owens-Hart." She chose the following seven ceramic artists: Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Sana Musasama, Yvonne Edwards-Tucker, Janathel Shaw, Syd Carpenter, Teresa A. Williams, and Barbara Madden-Swain.
December 1, 2022
On the eve of Studio Potter's fiftieth birthday, I arrived in Shelburne Falls, and Mary Barringer walked me through the idyllic downtown of the former "world headquarters." From here, we sat together, and she shared her reflections on her editorship, on the journal, and on life after Studio Potter.
December 1, 2022
Recently, the vines have begun to seep their way over the edge of Shoko's pots. Crawling under feet and over rims into the interior of the spaces, they suggest a feeling of endlessness – something that cannot nor should not be contained.
November 1, 2022
This is a protest against the mindset of “It’s only them, and not us.” Because it can be everybody and because it needs to be all of us. The contemporary silent witness sees all of our communal experience and will tell our stories, transforming one of the darkest times of human history into something galvanizing.
May 1, 2022
"My artwork is a record of my experiences as an Afro-Latina American, I embrace my naturally curly hair, heritage, womanhood, and at times current worldly struggles." - Michelle Ettrick FREE ARTICLE!
March 1, 2022
"Even though you may not be doing traditional stone or wood carving, you still love the land and the community. You carry those inspirations that you learn from your mother and grandmother, and I think we have to keep educating people about their stereotyping of what Native peoples make and what they do. Like Lillian says, we have to keep doing it and keep educating those folks out there that have this cultural idea that we only make art this certain way." - Richard Rowland
January 3, 2022
This is what I do. This is what I make. FREE ARTICLE!
January 3, 2022
With the time-honored traditions of ceramics and tattooing we continue reinterpreting imagery and objects from the past.
December 1, 2021
I see all of Seisler’s works (whether it's her artwork or the programming she creates for A-B Projects) as a way of exploring the language of clay, investigating our personal relationship to this material, and its ability to connect us to others in the community.
November 1, 2021
FREE ARTICLE "I have never tired of it. There's always something more to explore in the world of clay and glazes and atmospheric firings. We're dealing with essential materials of earth and fire and water and air, and we're playing, but playing with a purpose – seeking more information," Daphne Roehr Hatcher.
August 1, 2021
Success is the mindset that the things you would like for yourself are coming to you. Failure is just a test to see how much you wanted something in the first place.
July 1, 2021
Welcome to the vibrantly intentional world of Brian Vu.
May 1, 2021
Deeper inside the tree, a wine-dark sea of grain fading to a gentle indigo, lavender, and deep green make up the heartwood. The wide range of color in melted ash surfaces that can be seen at the unloading of a wood kiln are continually surprising. I’ve found myself thinking, “How can such color come from simple wood ash?” Well, it seems it had been in there all along.
February 1, 2021
"You have to be mindful. You have to be cautious, but it doesn't always have to be a hard no," Tish Agoyo.
February 1, 2021
"As an artist trying to work with galleries, you should never feel like you have no power," Donté K. Hayes.
February 1, 2021
"I think it's really helpful if you can have an idea of what you want your life to look like, day-to-day, and also a year from now," Sue Tirrell
November 1, 2020
Studio Potter's Jill Foote-Hutton sat down with Sunshine Cobb and discussed the changing marketplace for studio artists.
September 1, 2020
Rather than lean in to an oppositional response, the administrators who chose to be interviewed by Studio Potter here, have allowed themselves to be vulnerable by sharing their honest struggles as they grapple with systemic racism.
September 1, 2020
It all has to do with who the person is. It’s about you. It doesn't deal with the school. It doesn’t matter if it’s the pedigree or the bucket. If you don’t know why you’re there... there ain’t nothing I can say.
September 1, 2020
There was an old index card box labeled “Deaccessioned, Missing, or Stolen Works” sitting on the top of a filing cabinet. I loved everything about that blend of categories...
July 1, 2020
An excerpt from a collaborative letter, "I refuse to sign any contracts to teach from this day forward without holding the institutions accountable for how they are actively pursuing/enacting an antiracist agenda."
June 1, 2020
It’s kind of an old-fashioned dream. Not obsolete, but grounded in tradition and backed by a love of labor that comes from knowing you hold the ability to make something from nothing.
June 1, 2020
The Im-ple-ment Archive is simultaneously a collection of objects to be used, a collaborative method of making, an interrogation of craft practices and intersections, and an ongoing contemporary artwork.
Signs and accessories in Jason Hartsoe in his Penland studio, January 2020. Photo Credit: Madalyn Wofford.
February 24, 2020
"Just when it seems the incline and hairpin turns won’t end, deep forest opens up to a passenger-side view of Horner Hall, the recently renovated home to the Penland gallery and visitors center." Join Sarah Kelly in conversation with Penland Resident Jason Hartsoe; captured last fall. A grateful recollection of deliberate advancement toward a goal.
Porcelain Extension Lighting Collection by Nick Moen and the Bright Angle
January 27, 2020
Nick Moen is discovering and designing bridges between materials, craft and design, and communities at The Bright Angle in Asheville, North Carolina.
November 27, 2019
We decided our first trip to the UK would be to St. Ives and Leach Pottery. This started our love affair with British studio ceramics
The illusion is that with plastic 3-D printers and how you have this tool, it can potentially fabricate anything in the world that you could possibly imagine.
Ahrong Kim. “Kimcheese,” 2017. Porcelain, stoneware, luster, stone. 7.5 x 8 x 19 in.
September 20, 2019
People read a visual artwork through many different things: a title, prominent color or patterns, etc., but they react quickly to something that’s more familiar to them.
Santiago Isaza working in his home studio. January, 2019. Photo by author.
July 20, 2019
On a research trip to Medellín, Colombia, I met a thirty-five-year-old anthropologist and ceramist who enlightened me to the role of indigenous ceramics in contemporary culture.