Ancient city of Uruk In the world of archaeology and paleontology, clay has played a significant role in preserving numerous discoveries that provide insights into our past. Over the years, various fascinating artifacts and fossils have been unearthed from within layers of clay, shedding light on ancient civilizations, extinct creatures, and even prehistoric environments. One [...]
Rochefort Mabry Lauren Mabry and Brian Rochefort are two prominent ceramic artists whose works have gained recognition and acclaim in the contemporary art world. Although they have distinct styles and techniques, there are some parallels and similarities that can be drawn between their works. Both Mabry and Rochefort are known for their experimental and innovative [...]
Peter Voulkos was a renowned American ceramist who played a significant role in revolutionizing the field of ceramics. Born to Greek immigrant parents in 1924, he grew up in the United States and served as an airplane gunner in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, he attended Montana State College, where he [...]
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Slipcasting is a popular technique for creating ceramic objects. (Here are some examples of my work, which was all done in slipcast). The process involves pouring a liquid clay mixture, called slip, into a plaster mold. As the plaster absorbs the water from the slip, a solid layer of clay forms on the interior of [...]
Jo Mon pottery is a type of Japanese pottery that originated in the early 17th century in the town of Seto in Aichi prefecture. It was named after its creator, Jo-an (also known as Jo Mon), who was a Zen monk and a potter. Jo Mon pottery is known for its simple and rustic style, [...]
Controlling your outcome As an artist who loves creating ceramic sculpture, firing my pieces in a kiln is a crucial step in the process. I have access to three types of kilns: an electric kiln, a gas kiln, and a wood kiln. Each kiln produces a unique effect on my pottery, and the firing process [...]