Guest Blogger Intro: Ceramic Artists Now

For most people at this time of year there’s not a lot more exciting then the annual NCECA conference, but let me tell you that in this magnificent world of ceramics there is always inspiring and wonderful things happening.

One of the perks of our community is that there are so many generous people that are willing to jump in and do incredibly charitable things for other artists. There was a great quote recently by Molly Hatch as part of the Think Big series where in she referred to the idea of “a rising tide lifting all the boats”. I adore this quote. I’m a strong believer in the need for us to work together to strengthen the community; whether through education and exposure, creation of opportunities, sharing of resources and knowledge.

It seems that every chance we get to explore new social media platforms (check out all of the stuff happening over on Periscope as a prime example) we jump on board wholeheartedly with generosity and willingness to give back.

When I recently stumbled upon Ceramic Artists Now and was thrilled to see this new website up and running. What a wonderful resource and addition to our community. The folks behind the website are Rachel Donner, Agnes Z Blume, and Jeremiah Butters. I really encourage you to head over and have a look around. Read the contributors bios, and get to know some of the incredible artists they are showing.

I’m eager to be working with them over the next few weeks having them select monday morning eye candy for us to enjoy. So go check out their website, sign up for their newsletter so you don’t miss a thing, and come back to musing after to enjoy the work of

 Candice Methe. 

Happy Monday Everyone!

See you at NCECA this week,


a site 2 see friday: Field Guide for Ceramic Artisans

“The “Field Guide for Ceramic Artisans” is a website of information and resources developed to help and support students when they are finishing school.”

Thanks to Julia Galloway you can now find out all the dirt on pre graduation, post graduation, studio, kilns, exhibitions, documentation references, shipping work, and interviews. I wish this had been around when i graduated, heck I can still make use of it now!

Thanks Julia Galloway – we love you!

Workshops @ VanPrice Art

Arizona, Prescott
September 11 to September 12
“Cynthia Bringle,” with Cynthia Bringle.
May 25 to May 26
“What’s all the Fuss about Reduction, Anyway? ,” with Steven Hill.

May 22 to May 23
“What’s all the Fuss about Reduction, Anyway? ,” with Steven Hill.
vanPrice Fine Art
2057 Heavenly Pl.
928-443-9723 | |

2010 Steven Hill Workshops

Steven Hill at Center Street Clay
Sign up online“ Electric vs. Gas Firing: What’s All The Fuss About Reduction, Anyway?”
May 12-16, July 21-25, Aug. 25-29, 2010“Journey Workshop”
April 17-25, 2010

“Dinnerware & Serving Pieces / Electric vs Gas Workshop”
June 12-19, 2010

Workshops at Other Venues

The Ceramic Shop, Philadelphia, PA
March 29-30 & April 3, 2010
Pre/post NCECA Workshop
Van Price Fine Art Studio, Prescott, AZ
May 22-23 or May 25-26, 2010
Bullseye Studio, Grand Junction, CO
May 28-31, 2010
Arrowmont School of Arts And Crafts,
Gattlinburg, TN
August 16-20, 2010