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Merran Esson – A Life in Clay

Last week the international ceramics community lost an absolutely inspiring, gifted and generous artist; Merran Esson. Based out of Australia, Merran’s work is recognized the world over for it’s luscious abstract representations of the natural world combined with the geometry and the sometimes organized chaos of the man made city.

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Introducing mixed media artist Jiha Moon.

Mixed media artist Jiha Moon has had a busy 2022 so far; with exhibitions at the Derek Eller Gallery in New York, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington DC, and Unit London in the UK. She’s garnering a bunch of attention with her work, in particular her ceramics which play out like beautiful yet distorted mash ups of old and new, familiar and magical.

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Meet the Maker: Audronė Dačkutė

Up next up in our series of Meet the Maker posts is Lithuania artist, Audronė Dačkutė. She is the creator behind all the whimsical pottery you’ll find at phOceramics on Etsy, and recently had work in the Cat Exhibition that The Ceramic School hosted as part of this May’s Ceramics Congress.

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Movie day with our upcoming Ceramics Congress presenter, Malene Hartmann Rasmussen.

Want to get to know our upcoming Ceramics Congress presenter Malene Hartmann Rasmussen? This great video by Duncan Wright shows some inspiring behind the scenes views in her studio. We can’t wait to see what she’ll be presenting in May!

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The Etsy Dilemma: Why maybe it’s time we found better ways of selling online.

Selling online, social media algorithms, website template builders, photo editing apps; keeping up is enough to make your head spin. No matter which online tools we are using as artists to be a part of the online maker community to…

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New works by Past Congress Presenter Brenda Quinn

Brenda does not disappoint with her latest exhibition at Charlie Cummings Gallery. Symmetry and a beautiful selective colour palette make this new series of cups, bowls, plates and vases a perfect addition to your spring table setting.

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Meet the Maker: Asma Waheed

It’s a pleasure to introduce our next Meet the Maker artist Asma Waheed! A current Master’s student, Asma has been working in clay since she took a local community studio class in 2012. As with so many of us, she…

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Instagram reels: Tips for the reluctant artist.

You finally set up social media accounts for your business and think you’ve got it all sorted out, branding, photography on point,…and then the algorithm changes and it seems that the world is asking you to sing and dance to get attention for your online small business. We always knew as artists we had to wear a lot of hats professionally; we’re little managers, accountants, photographers, marketing departments, shipping and receiving all rolled up into one. And now we must make reels or remixes on social media for the algorithm to be our friends. Things are not getting easier folks! So, we’ve put together a few fun tips to help you adapt to the new social media demands.

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Celebrating 19 Contemporary Ukrainian Ceramic Artists.

When times are difficult we can always support each other by building a stronger international community of makers. The Ceramic School’s vision for the community is shaped by the individuals that are a part of it. Here are a number…

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Meet the Maker: Avesha DeWolfe

For today’s Meet the Maker we’re checking out Avesha Dewolfe (She/Her) of Spiral Tide Pottery. Based out of East Lothian, Scotland, Avesha has been working in ceramics since she was ten years old when her mother surprised her with a…

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New year equals new resolutions right?

New year equals new resolutions right? I often wonder why it is that we all put so much pressure on ourselves at the beginning of each year? We tell ourselves to relax over the holidays, to enjoy the simpler things…

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Traditional Acoma Horsehair Pottery

Traditional Acoma pottery has been made in the Acoma Pueblo area of New Mexico for centuries. The pottery is easily recognized due to its thin walls and the intricate geometric designs painted on the exteriors. Eric Louis grew up in…

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