Archive: Featured Profiles

Potter Brett Kern Plans Move to Pittsburgh

At the age of two and a half, on the occasion of his sister’s birth, potter Brett Kern was given a gift that would foreshadow his ultimate life ethos: an inflatable, vinyl dinosaur.  His utter fascination with the toy is one of his earliest memories.   Today, the thirty-something artist has a ...

Pittsburgh Potter Jeff Guerrero Explores Japanese Tea Ceremony

jeff guerreroJeff Guerrero is a graphic-designer-turned-potter who fell under the magical influence of the creative atmosphere of Pittsburgh’s Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild. Founded by the iconic Bill Strickland in 1968, MCG offers after-school art instruction in ceramics, design arts, digital arts, and photography for local youth. About...

Shop Local Artists This Holiday Season

Start early and visit many of the local studios, centers, and museums for your holiday shopping this year.  Find unique, hand-crafted items and support the local art community. Read more to see what is happening at Union Project, Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Artsmiths of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art, and The Frick.  

Judith Schwartz, Ceramics Scholar

nice IMG_0210“Scholar” is not a term often associated with ceramic artists, not even with those who have spent a lifetime expressing through clay.  We tend to think of artists as doers, not thinkers, or perhaps as people who do their thinking with their hands.  For Dr. Judith Schwartz, of New York University, humankind’s most elemental making mat...

Creative Evolution: Tom Radca, Ceramic Artist

With more than four decades of working with clay, Tom Radca has made a lot of pots. This 65-year old ceramic artist virtually buzzes with enthusiasm about his work. The history of his years as a potter is a virtual creative evolution, as he continues to transform his inspiration and techniques. There are no signs of complacency or burnout in this man who is opening a new door with the founding of his Radca Ranch School of Ceramics on the family farm outside ...

Objective Clay to Give Demonstration at ClayPlace@Standard

Objective Clay is a group of eleven artists who share a vision to create an online space established and maintained by artists. The space functions as a gallery to view the artists’ latest work as well as a window into their current thoughts in process. By sharing ideas and opening their studios, they invite artists, non-artists, educators, and students to actively engage in their artistic practices. In this virtual studio, the people who love pots can form direct relationships with the artist...

Mud Flat Studios

Mud Flat Studio, of Somerville, Massachusetts, celebrates its 40th anniversary of serving the greater Boston metropolitan area with the opening of its new facility, a 3.8-million dollar renovation of the Old Broadway Theatre just down the road from its original home. Mud Flats offers the community a unique opportunity for clay work and play since 1971. As both an exciting, professionally run ceramics school and home to 18 clay artists, Mudflat follows its mission to promote and expand...

Pennsylvania Potters Respond to Humanitarian Crises

Mud and Fire Potters, Little Meadows, Pennsylvania

Greenwich House Pottery, Adam Welch, Director

Ceramic Supply Inc. Welcomes New Repair Technician, Ryan Soper

Walter O’Neill, Educational Alliance

Surendra Rose Horn (Civic Leadership Academy)

Judith Weber

Peters Valley Craft Center

La Mano Potter

The Art School at Old Church

Lee Brozgol: Teaching Artist for the Visually Impaired

Manhattan’s Small Pottery Studios: Chambers Pottery, Mud Sweat and Tears, Supermud Pottery Studio

Clay Art Center: Lee Taylor Mickelson, Executive Director

Michigan Potter Fires with Green Energy: Khnemu Clay Studio on Fernwood Farm

Lakeside Pottery Ceramic School and Studio Morty Bachar and Patty Storms, Proprietors

Transformation 9: Contemporary Craft Raphael Prize Exhibit