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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Other People's Pots

The folks at Slipcast-The Ceramics Blog added me to their database a week or so ago, and if you're interested in all varieties of ceramic arts, and you don't hang around Luke Langholz Pottery solely because I'm just that awesome, then you may be interested in checking Slipcast out.

(How's that for a run-on sentence?)

First of all, Slipcast is itself an interesting blog to peruse.  It does seem to focus more on cast pottery found around the web, as opposed to thrown or handbuilt, but there is definitely plenty of interesting (and diverse) stuff to look at. 

Second, blogger Matthew Katz seems to enjoy the English language as much as I do, and has been known to feud with other artists over such issues as "ceramicist" vs. "ceramist" - I much prefer ceramicist myself.  No matter how proper it may be, I maintain that ceramist is, and always has been, a Pepsi product

Third, and I think most interesting, Mr. Katz has taken it upon himself to compile a comprehensive list of pottery blogs on the web.  His list recently reached 500 in number.  I most certainly have not had time to visit each of the blogs listed, but I think it is a truly great resource for connecting the online ceramic arts community.

Which brings me back to my opening statement:  if you're not here because I am just that awesome, but you're here for the pottery, and you're interested in finding more pottery, check out the list at Slipcast.  Seriously.  There's like 500.  Click randomly.  Go alphabetically.  Or reverse alphabetically.  Or use a random-integer-generating-algorithm to select your potters at random.  But check out some of the other potters.

Because even though I am just that awesome, there's some other really sweet potters out there as well.  Here's a couple that I read regularly:

Sofia's Dad's Pots: Jim Gottuso is a potter who lives and works in Kentucky and blogs about pottery, fatherhood, and little floods in his basement.  Periodically he posts the outcome of a Scrabble game as well.  Fascinating pots, and a genuinely engaging writer. 

Hannah McAndrew - Slipware Potter:  This artist lives and works across the pond, and does some fascinating work with sliptrailing.  Fun to see another example of an artist who uses slip.  I've tried sliptrailing before, and my results were rather disastrous.  She does a very good job, and posts similar topics as I do - photos of work in progress, good and bad days in the studio, events, and even pictures from vacation.

So, those are the other potters I read regularly, and they are both listed in the 500-potter list.  Check them out, and let me know if you find anything exciting on the big list!

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