Candice Methe – Artist Profile

Candice is a ceramic artist on her way to a long-term residency at the Archie Bray Center next month. Her work is outstanding. She has a great sense of humor. Her experiences have been amazing. I’ll let her introduce herself and tell her story. JW: Can you tell me a little more about your backgroundContinue reading “Candice Methe – Artist Profile”

American Southwest Virtual Museum

Northern Arizona State University, the US Parks Service, and the Museum of Northern Arizona have collaborated to put together the American Southwest Virtual Museum (ASVM).  The ASVM is a “digital repository of photographs, maps, information and virtual tours of National Park Service units and museums across the [American] Southwest.” Of particular interest to readers ofContinue reading “American Southwest Virtual Museum”

Google Arts and Culture: Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche

I found this virtual exhibit entitled “Italian Ceramics from the Middle Ages to the Present” featuring ceramics held by the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy. Beautiful. Worth some browsing time. I’m not familiar with this Google “Arts & Culture” resource but, based on this particular virtual exhibition, it looks worthwhile. I did noticeContinue reading “Google Arts and Culture: Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche”

Naomi Clement – Artist Profile

Naomi Clement is a Canadian ceramic artist I met virtually during a Harvard Ceramics virtual studio tour. I was very interested in several things she mentioned during the tour, including a project she did to gather feedback from recipients of her pots on how those people used her work in their lives. I reached outContinue reading “Naomi Clement – Artist Profile”

delecTABLE 2020 Exhibition

delecTABLE 2020, a national juried biennial exhibition with pieces centered around the fine art of dining begins on July 28, 2020. The exhibit includes a display of selected 2D artists with food-themed works, and the work of ceramics faculty and staff of the sponsoring arts organization, the Art Students League of Denver. Unfortunately, like soContinue reading “delecTABLE 2020 Exhibition”

Mining Glaze Materials in Colorado

Carl Judson runs Judson Pottery, a commercial ceramic studio located on the Phantom Canyon Ranch 20 miles north of Ft. Collins, Colorado. Carl mines his own glaze materials from mineral deposits on ranch property. He offered to show me where he found his materials and how he prepares them for glazing. “It’s not difficult toContinue reading “Mining Glaze Materials in Colorado”

Juan Barroso – Artist Profile

I ran into Juan Barroso’s ceramic art in a recent copy of Ceramics Monthly. I reached out to him and asked if he would be interested in a discussion about his work and influences. Juan was gracious enough to spend some time answering my questions. Juan’s labor-intensive artwork is intertwined with his family story andContinue reading “Juan Barroso – Artist Profile”

Clay Tokens and The Origin of Writing

Disclaimer: this post is definitely high on the nerd-ometer scale. In an earlier post, I described how clay tokens found in ancient Mesopotamia were used as religious souvenirs. I got interested in these early tokens and did some research, ultimately stumbling into a book entitled, “How Writing Came About” by Denise Schmandt-Besserat. The thesis ofContinue reading “Clay Tokens and The Origin of Writing”

Anna-Marie Magson – Artist Profile

Anna-Marie Magson is a ceramic artist living and working in York, England. Originally trained as a painter, Anna-Marie has over the years moved a lot of her creative focus to ceramics. You will see, however, that her ceramics retain a lot of painterly qualities. Anna-Marie also continues to paint and to work with collage. IContinue reading “Anna-Marie Magson – Artist Profile”