Archive for the Ceramics Category

Rick Epstein: Forests of Clay

Rick Epstein: Forests of Clay > Issue Home For Rick Epstein, ceramic tile is his canvas. Unlike a painting on canvas, Epstein’s clay landscapes have tangible depth and texture that play with light and create shadows that shift around on the tile throughout the day. They are often of a scale that makes you feel as if you are about

Alan & Rosemary Bennett: Their Undersea World

Alan & Rosemary Bennett: Their Undersea World > Issue Home Alan and Rosemary Bennett’s home would be the envy of any fish enthusiast. Their walls are adorned with trophy specimens of Puffer and Boxfish, Hammerhead Shark, Red Drum and Striper. There are undulating dorsal fins, brightly colored tails and faces that radiate a panoply of emotions. It’s a remarkable habitat

Constance Talbot: My Life in Clay

Constance Talbot: My Life in Clay > Issue Home My father had boxes of Plasticine lying around. My sister and I would use it to make figures, flower pots and plates for our dolls house. Later in high school I took a pottery class, which was where I first understood that clay was going to be my life’s center. Clay

Alexandra Geller: Setting a Splendid Table

Alexandra Geller: Setting a Splendid Table > Issue Home It was in fifth grade that Alexandra Geller made her first clay pot. “It was really fun – I just loved it!” she exclaimed. “I learned how to use a potter’s wheel and I hand-built pieces with coils of clay. And it’s so crazy, I actually still have those pots.” Geller

James Guggina: It’s Not Just Black and White

James Guggina: It's Not Just Black and White

James Guggina: It’s Not Just Black and White > Issue Home James Guggina makes dinnerware that is playfully conceived, masterfully executed and finished with elaborate and colorful designs. His vivid glazes set against graphic black and white borders are elegant, yet his porcelain platters, mugs, bowls and serving pieces are all durable and functional. Guggina stresses this functionality, saying “I

Lloyd Hamovit: The Village Potter

Lloyd Hamovit: The Village Potter

For 30 years, Lloyd Hamovit has been working with ceramics, but it wasn’t the artistic media he thought he’d end up dedicating his life to. He grew up in DC drawing and painting, and as a teenager worked for various artists in their studios, “doing odd jobs and stuff just to be around them. The painters of the Washington Color School, like Bill Christianberry, showed me what it was to live a creative life,” Lloyd says. “It was the seventies.”

Maya Machin: Marrying Form & Function

To say that potter Maya Machin has studied her craft extensively is an understatement. She began working with clay as a high school senior during a mini-apprenticeship with well-known ceramists Izuki Teraki and Jeanne Bisson, where she first learned to throw on a wheel….