Fifteen years after graduating from High School, Tom Guell returned to the pottery wheel that he had loved so much during a senior year Independent Study in Pottery. He tells us about his journey juggling a full-time job as a union ironworker, a young family, and aspiring potter in rural Wisconsin.
Thomas TC Staton's photos on Instagram capture the sheer beauty of crystalline glazes. Starbursts of indigo, violet and pink are perfectly frozen in time. His glazes, developed by Matt Katz of Ceramic Materials Workshop are created with the help of a handful of Bailey Equipment items. We caught up with TC to find out more about his ceramic process after he tagged his work #MadewithaBailey.
A Guest Blog Post by Vanessa Mattsson-Boze. My love of clay started on the wheel, but since my time in the studio is so often piecemeal, I have found myself hand building more and more. These heart dishes started as a playful attempt at using up some random clay scraps, and have evolved over time as I have refined the form. They are relatively quick and uncomplicated, and a fitting Valentine’s Day project.
We're celebrating the Holiday Season with a Great Mug Giveaway! One lucky person will receive this cup made by Minnesota based ceramic artist Kip O'Krongly. Kip O'Krongly was featured on the cover of February 2017's Ceramics Monthly magazine. Kip is also a member of the collaborative cooperative Objective Clay.
Roberto Lugo arrived in Kingston last Friday evening. After being introduced by Mayor Steve Noble and Anne Bailey, he gave a dynamic presentation to a standing room only audience at Kingston’s beautiful City Hall.
Barry Rhodes is a North Carolina based ceramic artist who has been working in clay for over 30 years. His thrown and hand-built forms combine beautiful patterning and organic glazing. The results are a dynamic combination of form and surface reminiscent of Japanese Oribe ware with a modern sensibility.
Jessica Putnam-Phillips from the online ceramic learning center Clay Share features her Bailey Standard 4 Extruder in these two videos. In the first video, watch as Jessica reviews the Standard 4 Extruder, explaining the instructions for operating one and discussing the things to consider when purchasing one. In the second video, learn how to create adorable and easy succulent planters using the Standard 4 Extruder.