Category Archives: Ceramics

Six Friends show at AKAR

If you know me you know that I don’t do a lot of self promotion here on the blog (This is a guy who as a kid used to hide under the table as his friends sang Happy Birthday to … Continue reading

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“What gets you up in the morning?” and other wisdom from the Linda Christianson workshop, acts one and two

A few weekends ago I had the good fortune to attend a workshop offered by Linda Christianson. She is not a stranger to me. She was, in fact, my teacher back in the day. Could that really have been almost … Continue reading

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Is this an artist’s statement I should give to the folks at AKAR?

Hello virtual brain trust! I need your opinion. I need to give an artist’s statement and in the state I’m in I don’t really want to talk about my own work. I don’t want to make it personal until I … Continue reading

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The Completionist

I had a realization last week: I am a completionist. What I mean by that is that its not in my nature to get much satisfaction by leaving things half done. Sometimes its unavoidable, but when I have a choice … Continue reading

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Don’t be a tool

Just some things to consider: A friend picked up one of those fancy Sherrill Do-All trimming tools for me and the different design made using it as if I were almost a novice potter again. I have been so familiar … Continue reading

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Why art needs stories

If you go back and read what I’ve blogged the last several months you may see the signs of a story being told. Several stories, perhaps, and that in itself is a story. At least, I have attempted to describe … Continue reading

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Repost: Defensive potting

Defensive Potting: The story of Michael Simon’s evolution out of the round Posted on July 31, 2013 by Carter Gillies So I just got back From the Michael Simon gallery talk at the exhibition of his work, “Pick of the Kiln’, at … Continue reading

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