“That was the nice thing about clay,” he said. “If you didn’t like the way something really was, you could always fix it up,”
The exuberant, playful work of David James Gilhooly made him an international sensation in the late 60s through the early 80s. His whimsical ceramic creations began with animals, including zebras and anteaters, and then there were frogs, lots and lots of frogs.
"I find the frustrating part with ceramics is also the exhilarating part. All could be lost in the kiln if a glaze doesn’t work out, or if something was too wet or too dry. It doesn’t happen often but it is also the addicting part — that moment of opening the kiln is like Christmas morning! Did all my hard work pay off? Did something exciting happen that I wasn’t expecting?
Bringing movement to the traditional forms of pottery has always been on James Lawton’s mind. Early work has floating furniture, falling pots, and clothing flying by as if inhabited by the Invisible Man. In many pieces, there are several constructed forms coming together to make a flowing, cohesive statement, while always maintaining the utilitarian functionality of his vessels, teapots, vases, and flasks.
Tania Rustage's photos on Instagram @taniarustageceramics capture the charm of her whimsical ceramics with attitude. Tania uses commercial glazes, underglazes, and stains; sponging, brushing, dipping or spraying them to get the effects she wants. She generously shares before and after pictures of the glazing process on Instagram.
Kiki Smith Visits Bailey Pottery and Kingston's Midtown Arts District with Her Columbia University Graduate Students
On Friday, March 8, 2019, artist Kiki Smith and her Columbia University graduate students toured four arts-related businesses in the Kingston Midtown Arts District.
I first met Betty Woodman in 1971 in Antella, Italy. Betty and her husband George had just recently bought a small, stone house perched on a hillside overlooking olive groves with dreamlike Florence in the distance. Betty's studio was under the house. It was very simple and small with a treadle wheel and basic shelving.
Watch the video and discover how to use the Standard Extruder
The Bailey Standard Extruder allows you to create uniform clay forms in a wide variety of shapes. So whether you are working to produce multiples, on one-of-a-kind assemblages, or leading a class of students in a hand-building project, this tool will help you produce an assortment of shapes to build with.
This past weekend Bailey hosted 2 one-day workshops at the Bailey Pottery Equipment Studio. Both sold-out days were packed with enthusiastic participants from as far away as Canada. Jen, in her usual fashion, wowed our guests with her unique throwing and carving skills. For the first time ever we live streamed a small part of her demonstration and even took a few questions from the Facebook audience.