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Haunting Halloween Themed Pottery to inspire you!

Tis the season of warm drinks, pumpkins and ghostly delights, and we’re going to take you a on a little tour of some artists that dive right in to all the spookiness of October and Halloween in their studios! Enjoy…

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What’s on your podcast playlist?

New clay related podcasts are popping up everywhere, and there are also some long term favourites out there that have withstood the test of time and have hundreds of episodes for you to binge listen to. So which are your favourites? Here’s our list of ones to check out below, but please jump into the comments and help us compile a more inclusive list, in particular of non-english podcasts from around the world!

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Beate Kuhn’s Ever Changing Practice.

So down the internet rabbit hole I went looking into the life and work of Beate Kuhn, and found far more then I was expecting. Her long and prolific career spans numerous reinventions, approaches to work and stylistic renderings that while still maintaining a lineage in the timeline of her work, also shows the diversity of tangents artists explore throughout decades of making. Take for example the animal depictions she created.

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Introducing artist Eloisa Gobbo

A bit more about Eloisa from their website: “Eloisa Gobbo is an Italian artist currently based in Padua, Italy. In recent years, she has expressed her creativity using different media such as painting, sculpture and digital graphic artworks. Her main…

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Film – Tony Natsoulas at Sonoma Vallery Museum of Art

Tony Natsoulas at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art from Sonoma Valley Museum of Art on Vimeo. Check out this video about how Tony Natsoulas honoured his friend and fellow ceramic artist Clayton Bailey (1939-2020) in a one of a kind…

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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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