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Clay Club August 19th, 10am-2pm!!

DROP-IN ART PROJECTS FOOD BY HENDU’S SANDWICHES, THE MILL & HIBINO LIC FAMILY-FRIENDLY, FREE, AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC SculptureCenter 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 718.361.1750...
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The Marks Project Documents American Ceramic Artists

More than a few decades into the digital revolution, the expectation for instant information is pervasive.  At workplace water coolers, dinner tables, and social gatherings, cell phones and tablets are called into service to provide answers to questions ranging from the mundane to the obscure.  The 21st–century native wants answers now and answers fast. The availability and accessibility of all these answers depends on extensive and accurate databases.  Scientific fields have relied on data for centuries; the arts are newcomers to the party.  A Connecticut collector of ceramics is working toward changing that, at least regarding American ceramic artists.   Martha Vida, with a small team headed by Donald Clark as Research Coordinator launched www.themarksproject.org in 2015.   The Marks Project is an online research hub and compendium of ceramic artists – sculptors, conceptual artists, and studio potters – working in the United States from 1946 to the present and into the future.   A book designer-turned interior designer, Ms. Vida began to expand her own collection of ceramic art when she and her husband traveled in the United Kingdom during the 1980s and 1990s.  She was self-ta...
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Akron Artists Part of Neighborhood Revitalization

Zeber-Martell Gallery & Clay Studio Claudia Zeber-Martell Michael Martell   There likely is no independent artist who at one time or another hasn't longed for the age of patronage, imagining the luxury of creative freedom without the practical worries of paying the bills.  The challenge for artists today is finding an income stream that will support their art without cutting too deeply into time in the studio.  Teaching and the festival circuit are common solutions.  Akron, Ohio clay artists Michael Martell and Claudia Zeber-Martell operated a small sales room out of their Northside District studio for many years before economic development in the neighborhood presented an opportunity to expand into a full-scale gallery and shop.  This collaborative duo is learning ways to integrate a successful and growing retail operation into their lives as artists. Claudia and Michael met in the 1970s, when Michael was studying art in college and Claudia was developing as a painter.  They became friends and decided to share a studio together.  Michael was working on functional
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New York Potter Doug Peltzman Guest Presenter at CSI’s Annual Open House

Upstate New York Potter Doug Peltzman will present free demonstrations at Ceramic Supply Inc.’s Annual Open House on Saturday, November 12.  The Open House will run from 10:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. at Ceramic Supply Inc.’s Lodi location.  The event will feature discounts, refreshments, and raffles throughout the day. Doug Peltzman is a studio potter and educator whose studio located in the Catskill Mountains of New York state.  He works in porcelain and earthenware, creating functional pottery and decorative objects.  Peltzman describes a creative process that has its origin in the ordinary: "I have always let my daily observations find their way into my work. I break things down to their essence (line) and make abstract references of things that inspire me."  His work is respected as highly crafted and has been featured in many publications.  He has been called upon to serve as juror and curator of several national exhibitions.  A founding member of Objective Clay, Peltzman sees the importance of collaboration with other clay artists.  Objective Clay maintains an online platform that allows members to establish relationships, market their work, and share ideas.
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Clay Club August 19th, 10am-2pm!!

Clay Club August 19th, 10am-2pm!!
DROP-IN ART PROJECTS FOOD BY HENDU’S SANDWICHES, THE MILL & HIBINO LIC FAMILY-FRIENDLY, FREE, AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC SculptureCenter 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 718.361.1750...
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Crafting Resistance: Ceramics Sale to Benefit ACLU

Crafting Resistance: Ceramics Sale to Benefit ACLU
Crafting Resistance: CERAMICS SALE TO BENEFIT THE ACLU APRIL 2, 2017 | NOON TO 4PM CASH ONLY SALE, PRICES SET AT $20, $60 & $100 GREENWICH HOUSE POTTERY 16 JONES ST. NY NY 10014 CRAFTINGRESISTANCE@GMAIL.COM Crafting Resistance is a group of artists and craftspeople who support organizat...
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First Annual Brooklyn Pottery Invitational

First Annual Brooklyn Pottery Invitational
First Annual Brooklyn Pottery Invitational   Friday, September 8 through Sunday September 10   Brooklyn Pottery Invitational is a collection of ten artists - five Brooklyn based and five invited - coming toget...
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$5000 Prize DEADLINE JUNE 9!

$5000 Prize DEADLINE JUNE 9!
Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize In 1997, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Contemporary Craft, a $5,000 prize for excellence in the field of contemporary craft was established. The biennial award is given in conjunction with a catalogue, juried exhibition in the gal...
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The Drawn Surface: Underglaze Pencil and Washes on Clay with CJ Niehaus

The Drawn Surface: Underglaze Pencil and Washes on Clay with CJ Niehaus
Upcoming at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh       The Drawn Surface: Underglaze Pencil and Washes on Clay with CJ Niehaus Saturday, June 3 10 am - 4 pm
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