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

┬áCandice Methe. 

Happy Monday Everyone!

See you at NCECA this week,


monday morning eye candy is being taken over….

I’m super excited to announce that starting NEXT WEEK monday morning eye candy is going to be handed over for a few weeks to the lovely folks at:
What’s CAN you ask?
Well it’s only one of the best new blogs out there for Ceramic Art.  
CAN stands for Ceramic Artists Now and they are building what is sure to quickly become one of your top go to spots online for gorgeous eye candy and writing about the movers and shakers in our clay community. 


So go check them out this week and make sure to come back next monday to musing 
for an intro of the talent behind CAN and for their first takeover guest post!

emerging artist: Rachel Donner

me there is a vital want to constantly use my hands. The most
appropriate way I have found to do this is through the creation of
functional ceramic objects. I strive to make work that is lighthearted
in appearance while relatively simple in form and function. Through use
of multiple surface decoration techniques, I depict simple patterns and
shapes inorder to create intrigue through variation in depth and
texture. I aim to create clean surfaces and forms by practicing a mildly
meditative style of working in order to maintain handmade sensibility. I
find with each object I make and decorate that I am struck by new ideas
for design and form, never quite feeling satisfied and always expanding
upon my ideas. Creating functional items is something that I find
compelling and humbling. With my pots I intend to create a space that
someone can momentarily find solace in while using. “
– Rachel Donner