2020 has compressed us. The forces of history and nature confronted us like the chaotically arranged molecules we tend to be and exerted their force, descending with unprejudiced pressure on multiple planes.
Instead of thinking about the year as a series of... Read More
There is a book I used when I was teaching foundations of art called A Whack on the Side of the Head by Roger von Oech. It’s a book full of exercises to unlock creativity, to help you get out of your own way and quiet your brain while achieving flow in your process. One of my favorite exercises... Read More
Our final Studio Potter Author Chat for September was with Erin L. Shafkind, Courtney M. Leonard, and Paul S. Briggs. We zoomed in to talk in depth about topics surrounding the content of Shafkind's article, "Reclaiming the Potter." Enjoy this thoughtful, open, flowing, and in depth... Read More
Welcome to September everyone.
We’ve made it this far through 2020 – not unscathed, but we can see the year’s terminating horizon with a strange combination of trepidation and hope. I can’t imagine anyone would hazard a guess at this point about what lies around the corner, but we have... Read More
Before COVID-19 shuttered us all away, before “social distancing” became embedded in our daily conversations, I was crafting plans to travel to exhibitions around the country and to visit artists in their studios on short tours of various regions. My vision was inspired by our founder, Gerry... Read More
Studio Potter is pleased to announce the 2020 winners of the Studio Potter Merit Award from the NCECA Juried Student Exhibition. This year the show was very strong, and we applaud the awardees for their excellent work. The awardees are invited to write for Studio Potter, so keep an eye... Read More
Seven months ago I was driving to Minneapolis to work at Northern Clay Center one last time. On the drive from Kansas City a friend tipped me off that a call had gone out from Studio Potter.
They were looking for a new editor.
I had a plan in place for my post-arts-administration... Read More