Aug 1, 2021

One of the first times lecturing in a room with stadium seating, I was so nervous my voice shook while speaking on the confidence-giving power an avatar can provide. Specifically making a point about the history of puppetry, I cited examples of how puppets were able to speak truth to power... Read More

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Jul 1, 2021

The Wyoming landscape is not what you could call subtle. Invariably, when driving across the high plains, along with my marvel at the great expansiveness and the magnitude of the confrontational geologic display (Sometimes I imagine the mountains are hankering for a fight. They challenge... Read More

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Jun 4, 2021
  To celebrate summer and all its joys, Studio Potter is launching a Summer Sketch Contest. Make a fun, summer and ceramic themed "sketch," post it on Instagram, and tag us to enter! What is a Sketch?

A rough... Read More

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Jun 1, 2021

Before Mr. Fishburn’s eighth grade earth science class, I’m not sure how much attention I paid to the rising and the setting of the sun. Somehow this ball of fire had circled the earth, bringing a seemingly never-ending supply of new days filled with adventures and possibilities, without... Read More

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May 1, 2021

While the May issue of Studio Potter was taking shape, one idea continually broke through to the surface: the importance of hope amidst of struggle. By contrast, we must also appreciate the importance of struggling.

Last week I was breaking up the soil around a few seedlings and my sister... Read More

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Apr 28, 2021

Dennis William Parks passed away on March 28, 2021 in Reno, Nevada. He was eighty-four years old.

He was born in Berea, Kentucky, on December 31, 1936, to Elisha Taylor and Lois Ferry Parks. He lived most of his early years in Arlington, Virginia. His father worked as a specialist on ... Read More

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Apr 28, 2021

 

In the April 2021 issue of Studio Potter, Russell Wrankle wrote Taking Action Against Hypocrisy, a story of how and why he created ShapeTheoryCollective along with a handful of other... Read More

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Apr 17, 2021

In the April 2021 issue of Studio Potter, Stephen Mullins wrote Paying the Bills. Editor Jill Foote-Hutton sat down with him to find out more about this enterprising potter working to put hand made objects in the hands of as many people... Read More

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Apr 1, 2021

If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done. Words spuriously attributed to Thomas Jefferson, the sentiment seems to have started showing up in our collective consciousness around 2004. Even though the origin is unclear, the sentiment... Read More

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Mar 2, 2021

We are grateful for the opportunity to engage with our community, to answer questions, and receive feedback from the people we are most directly accountable to: you. We are entering into this conversation with an open heart, receptive to and appreciative of the critiques and challenges... Read More

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