Daily Clay

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Critique | 1 comment

There is a new app for pottery enthusiasts.  It is called ‘Daily Clay‘.  Everyday, you get a new image of a pot with information about the potter, ceramic composition, and firing methods.  The seven most recent images are available for viewing and the app also offers the option of collecting a gallery of up to 20 favorites.  I have been using it for about a week.  It is nice to get daily inspiration and since the number of images is limited, I have found myself considering the pots more closely than if I were inundated with images.  The app is free so if you have and IPad or...

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A Potter’s Most Valuable Skill

Posted by on Apr 22, 2011 in Carving, Creamer and Sugar Set, Critique, Glazes, How-to, Plates, Slip Trailing, Surface Decoration | 0 comments

The most beneficial thing that I have gained by attending workshops is participating in critiques.  And, although subjecting my pots to open opinion was uncomfortable, I have had really positive experiences and gained a lot of insight. Self-critiquing is a powerful skill that is worth incorporating.  Since I have been conducting self-critiques and critiques with Julie, I am more cognizant and focused about what I want to make.  I have begun to balance awareness of my weaknesses with recognition of my strengths.  And, I know what I want to do and what I want to try which makes me feel more...

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