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Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years

Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years

At the Museum of Art & Design in NYC

Jim and I visited the Museum of Art and Design last week to see the exhibition Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years. Although Peter Voulkos died in 2002, he left a lasting impression on all who knew him.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017/Author: Anne Bailey/Number of views (6)/Comments (0)/
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Bailey Top-Loading Electric Kiln Disassembly

Bailey Top-Loading Electric Kiln Disassembly

Introducing the First Video in the New Bailey Kiln Maintenance Series

This first video illustrates disassembling a Bailey top-loading electric kiln. The sectional design of the Bailey top-loading electric kilns allows you to disassemble the kiln for transport or repair.

 

Monday, February 6, 2017/Author: Lyla Arenfeld/Number of views (766)/Comments (0)/
Studying Staley

Studying Staley

The Perfect Jar by Potter Chris Staley

"To create compelling pots one has to dig deep within yourself. You have to notice what you notice in the world around you. Notice what moves you. It's a question of making your thoughts and feelings real. It can be so easy to fall back on some conventional tropes.  In the end, as clich√© as it may sound, the artist has to follow their muses..."

Monday, January 30, 2017/Author: Susan Whelan/Number of views (30)/Comments (0)/
John Maltby

John Maltby

The Artist and his Work

John Maltby, one of Britain's most respected and versatile artists, has been working in clay for over 50 years. Born in 1936 in Lincolnshire, UK, he studied sculpture at the Leicester College of Art and at Goldsmith’s College in London. For two years afterward, he taught painting at a small private boys school where he met his future wife, Heather.

Monday, January 23, 2017/Author: Susan Whelan/Number of views (160)/Comments (0)/
Centering to Trim

Centering to Trim

The Bailey Quick-Trim II

You might find it relatively easy to center a round, symmetrical form on the potter's wheel for trimming just by placing coils of clay around the rim of the pot. But once you start to throw and alter forms many of them don't end up symmetrical. When it comes time to trim a foot on plates that have been squared off, pitchers with spouts and three sided cups, centering for trimming can get a bit more complicated.

Friday, January 13, 2017/Author: Lyla Arenfeld/Number of views (850)/Comments (0)/
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