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Artist of the Day / Eva Hild / Sweden

As someone who had enough difficulty firing flat 12″ clay slabs without breaking or distorting them, Eva’s work is truly amazing. “My sculptures are bodies, exposed to pressure and movements.   On one hand, it is the mass in thin layers, … Continue reading

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Artist of the Day / Mort Cohn / Berkeley, CA

Mort Cohn is a wonderful artist and person.  He and his wife, Yuko, also have a beautiful, peaceful cottage for rent on their property in Berkeley.                             … Continue reading

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Artists of the Day / John Martelle and Liz Vercruysse / Herman, Nebraska

Ceramics is one of my favorite art forms, and one of the oldest in human history.  I particularly like wood fired work, the most primitive of firing methods.  It feels that one can see and touch all of humanity’s past … Continue reading

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Artist of the Day / Tom Jaszczak / Montana

“I am currently working in Montana, balancing two bodies of work.  All the work in my shop is either fired in a kiln fueled by wood, which results in a very unique surface. Or it is fired in a soda … Continue reading

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Making It / Ceramic Wood Fired Kiln Firing / Ike Vega

Ike Vega (Artist of the Day Apr. 16) sent me these great photos of the firing of the Anagama wood fired kiln.  The entire firing and cooling process takes almost three weeks!  I really appreciate him taking the time to … Continue reading

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Artist of the Day / Isaac Vega / Sacramento, California

I like ‘real’ earthy pottery.  Things that I could imagine were made a thousand years ago.  I’m not ‘into’ pretty or cute in any sort of art, actually.  These pieces, mostly, were fired in wood fired kilns over periods of … Continue reading

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Artist of the Day / Raea Zani

Sometimes I come across an artist whose work is so unique that I am just mesmerized.  Raea’s clay ‘dolls’, specifically ‘merrymaker’,  just transfix me!                                 … Continue reading

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