Introducing the newest video to our Bailey Kiln Maintenance Series, Changing Relays in a Bailey Top-Loading Electric Kiln.
"I am inspired by the thought of someone using my pottery. That makes me excited to work." These motivations are from South Carolina based artist, Darin R. Gehrke. Darin makes pottery forms that are both soft and bold, architectural and natural. We especially love how Darin adds dimension to his pottery through speckled clay, faceted surfaces, slip brushwork, and lively glazes.
Mother's Day is coming up! We've got everything the potter mother could possibly want from cool tools to starter dream studios put together by our expert team at Bailey.
Thomas Hoadley, creator of the "Brown Florentine Bowl" in the Bailey Collection of Contemporary Ceramics, is a master of the Japanese art of Nerikomi. In 1979 when our Mystery Pot 34 was made, Thomas Hoadley had completed a degree in Studio Art from Amherst College, traveled extensively in Europe, apprenticed with Karatsu style wood fired potter Malcolm Wright, and completed a Masters degree in Ceramics from Illinois State University. The young family moved to the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts after graduate school and Thomas set up his own pottery studio.
We recently returned from the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference. As we reflect on the events of this inspiring conference we thought we would share some of the standout moments with you.