History & Culture

Learn about the rich history and cultural tapestries that adorn the world of ceramics!

Artist Spotlight
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Celebrating Black Ceramic Artists

This week marks the beginning of Black History Month, and we think it’s the perfect time to showcase some talented Black ceramists from the US and abroad. For Part 1 of this 2 part series, we’re looking at four artists from the past whose art and efforts continue to influence the ceramics community today. 

Clay Types
The Ceramic School

Eric Louis: 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 Acoma Pueblo learning how to make this type of pottery.

The Big Pottery Book List
Advanced Ceramics
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The Big Pottery Book List

When you have the right pottery book, creating with clay can be freeing and amazing. You can create anything that you can imagine. However, it can be hard to understand how to do certain techniques correctly when you are first starting out. If you are learning at home or seeking

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History & Culture
The Ceramic School

Handmade: By Royal Appointment Wedgwood BBC Documentary

The Making of the Wedgewood Vase https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnfQabxrEWU The film which follows the making of a Wedgwood vase. The culmination of over 250 years of expertise and heritage, the panther vase is handcrafted by artisan potters using the same techniques pioneered by Josiah Wedgwood in the 18th century. But the Wedgwood

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Today's Inspiration : Mathew Chambers

Matthew Chambers & His  Circular Ceramic Sculptures Matthew Chambers created wonderful concentrically layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels. These hand-built ceramic vessels and sculptures are containing dozens

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