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Chapter 11: Resources: Ceramics Online

These websites have very helpful and various resources. Ayumi Horie’s webpage has an inspiring list of resources and a comprehensive list of artists working with ceramics.

Artists Websites

These websites have a service component that provides resources for other artists.
Ayumi Horie
Fantastic list of artists, organizations, blogs, schools, galleries, and videos.

Ben Carter
Ben Carter runs a rather delightful blog with interesting and thoughtful podcast interviews with artists at Tales of a Red Clay Rambler

Harriette Estel Berman
Harriette has an amazingly helpful website full of suggestions and guidelines for professional activities.


Ceramics Arts Network
Many features of Ceramics Today that may be familiar to you – links, the gallery, and the newsletter. There are also many new features – the Pot of the Week, Website of the Week, and the Odd Spot.

The Color Network
The Color Network’s mission is to aid in the advancement of people of color in the ceramic arts. We aim to assist artists to develop, network, and create dialogue while maintaining a place for a database, resources, and mentorship. We hope to foster a community of artists of all professional and skill levels that help each other grow.

Critical Craft Forum
Critical Craft Forum is a place for makers, curators, theorists, historians, collectors, writers, critics, and more to explore and discuss research, exhibitions, ideas, and publications that span the terrain of craft.

Society for Contemporary Craft
Presenting contemporary art in craft media by international, national, and regional artists since 1971, the Society for Contemporary Craft offers cutting-edge exhibitions focused on multicultural diversity and non-mainstream art, as well as a range of classes, community outreach programs, and a fantastic retail store. The Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC) remains one of the nation’s only non-profit institutions focused on contemporary craft.

Digitalfire: Reference Database
This website has extensive information about clay and glazes chemicals, processes, glazing, firing, glaze leaching, well, just about everything.

Alfred Ceramics
The Alfred Ceramics website is full of excellent information, links, and images of student work. The Grinding Room is your stop for technical details.

An evolving independent network of artists, including artist portfolios, employment, and residencies
. A fantastic nonprofit rather “hip” website, great place to see work.

Resources and information from the National Council on the Education of Ceramics Art.

Access Ceramics
Wonderful website of images of contemporary ceramics

La Meridiana
A wonderful and extensive collection of ceramic images.

A worldwide network of artist residencies.

Clay Art
An extensive web page of conversations and suggestions between ceramics folks.

Ceramics Now
Ceramics Now is a non-profit organization created by a team of artists and students in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. It’s a GREAT website with information about artists, Interviews, Exhibition Reviews, Jobs and Magazines.

This is a website full of great information – links to Ceramics Monthly, the potter’s council, pottery making illustrated, a great book store, and education links, listing artists in residence, workshops, and colleges. It is comprehensive and excellent. It helps if you subscribe.

American Crafts Council
The American Craft Council (ACC) is a national, nonprofit educational organization with a mission to promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft, it celebrates the remarkable achievements of the many gifted artists today who are working with a variety of materials.

Montana Clay
This website is a gathering of information about ceramics in Montana. It features active makers, artists, craftsmen, schools, art centers, and galleries that are invested in the preservation, promotion, and advancement of the ceramic arts in Montana through shared resources, networking, open dialogue, and advocacy.

Studio Potter
There are links to sample articles from Studio Potter – wonderful, intelligent provocative reading for a periodical that has all of our best interests at heart.

The Center for Crafts, Creativity & Design
The mission of the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is to advance the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, scholarship, and professional development. The Center’s programs strive to support the best examples of research and practice in the field.

The International Academy of Ceramics
The IAC is a non-profit organization with its headquarters and secretariat located at the Ariana Museum in Geneva. Its purpose is to encourage co-operation among ceramicists throughout the world and to facilitate communication between ceramicists and museum and gallery curators, collectors, writers, and appropriate associations and cultural institutions committed to the promotion of ceramics, particularly contemporary ceramic art and craft.

Crafthaus is a membership-based (fee-based) and JURIED-IN online community which showcases personal opinions as well as publicly available content. Opinions expressed may occasionally be directly or indirectly slightly critical in content or tone, though the main intent of the site is to educate, inform, and connect artists in a positive and friendly manner, never to criticize or slander.

Adopt a Potter
Founded in 2009, the original idea for the Trust came from an experienced potter – Lisa Hammond – who has a tradition of taking apprentices at her studio in London. Some of these apprentices have become well-recognized potters in their own right. It takes years to train a studio potter. Unfortunately, many art colleges are finding it difficult to offer pottery making in any meaningful way, so it is more important than ever for a student wishing to make functional and studio-pots to have the opportunity of an apprenticeship with an experienced professional potter. Adopt a Potter has a simple aim: to help in securing the future of studio potters.

Ceramics in the Expanded Field
Ceramics is broadening out its dialogues with other fields through experimental practice and developments in critical theory. The relationship between ceramic artists and museum collections forms a key part of this development. This 3-year project will produce the first critical overview of the relationship between contemporary ceramics and curatorial practice in museum culture through artistic collaboration with specific collections and the publication of critical writing. – Virtual Clay
NEW online courses from 92Y’s renowned Ceramics Center. Join artists, designers, and art historians in real-time as they help you grow your craft, inspire and excite! Enjoy in the comfort of your own home, classroom or studio! Individual courses are affordably priced at $25, or get an even better value and don’t miss a thing with a series package for $140.”

Pot Bank Dictionary
A POTTERY GLOSSARY – the terms used in the pottery industry of North Staffordshire can be utterly confusing! This Potbank Dictionary helps explain them.  It also lists some Potteries dialect words.

This Day In Pottery History
A potter’s journey down the byways of pottery history.

Pots in Action

Archival Instagram
Real World Shots of Handmade Pots Est. 2005 by @ayumihorie

British Ceramics Biennial
The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) launched in 2009 with a festival celebrating and showcasing contemporary ceramics from across the world.

Objective Clay
Objective Clay is a collective of twelve ceramic artists that developed out of the Utilitarian Clay Symposium at Arrowmont back in the fall of 2012. “Our continued aim is to provide connection and encouragement between our members and our supporters while banding together for events to support OC artists engage the broader clay community.” Ceramic Art + Design
CFile is a global community of cutting-edge educators, ceramics creatives, critics, curators, collectors, dealers, and brilliant young techies. “Our online campus distributes free groundbreaking lectures, classroom material, edgy videos, recent exhibition catalogs, monographs, textbooks—and soon, Critical, a scholarly journal.”

Dedicated to empowering and educating artists so that they can develop sustainable and successful careers on their own terms.

Ceramic Artists Now
“Ceramic Artists Now is an online contemporary ceramics magazine featuring the latest handmade pottery designs and international ceramic art. We comb the globe for remarkable modern pottery and feature stunning examples of ceramics to inspire you. Our goal is to foster a digital community of ceramic artists and enthusiasts who can help each other grow by learning from each other’s experiences.”


Mudshark Studios
Mudshark Studios LLC. is dedicated to the development and success of our client’s ideas. We strive to manufacture the highest quality product in a timely fashion. By informing our clients of the various processes used, we can assess and implement the most effective methods to fit their production needs. We take pride in working with a wide variety of artists ranging from newly established designers as well as accomplished producers and designers. Aid in Production, Portland, OR.

Shapeways is the world’s leading 3D Printing. Ceramics is the first 3D printed food-safe material available on Shapeways. The material is produced with fine ceramic powder, which is bound together with a binder, fired, and glazed with a lead-free, non-toxic finish. In addition to being food safe, the material is both recyclable and heat resistant. This material is perfect for cups, saucers, plates, and even statues and figurines. New York
ResistanceWire.Com was created to provide an easy and affordable way for manufacturers, hobbyists, and engineers to purchase resistance wire products in the form and package they need. We have hundreds of spools in stock and ready to ship in a variety of alloys, gauges, and lengths. Fort Wayne, IN.

“Losantiville is a design collective, a place where a diverse group of people shares space, tools, and a storefront showroom. As individuals, we have different interests but we coalesce around commercializing unique and creative ideas in Cincinnati. Our workspace allows us to share creative energy as well as collaborate on larger projects.”

Such + Such
“Such + Such approaches object making from a holistic perspective, internalizing all phases of experimentation, development, and production. Paired with a commitment to digital manufacturing, this methodology allows us to produce highly refined and precisely crafted objects regardless of quantity.”

Archie Bray Foundation
The Archie Bray Foundation will print decals for a modest fee. Please contact via email or call for more information.

Little Chair Printing
Will print one color decal for an affordable price, please contact Hope Rovelto at

Videos and Lectures

Ceramics Arts DailyClay Flicks

Ceramics CongressOnline Pottery Conference 

National Clay WeekA yearly amassing of many videos and links

Larry Shiner – The dichotomy between craft and art.

Beatrice Wood – Her life through clay

Isaac Button – The Last Country Potter

Craft in America – The Intersections of craft, culture, and technology

Betty Woodman – American Craft Council


Technical Support

A community-based, user-friendly glaze database. Share or search for glazes added by the community. The site also features many tools for glaze calculation and beautiful graphs to help you understand your glaze’s performance.

HyperGlaze X(tm) is easy-to-use glaze software designed for artists who use ceramic materials, it can be used as a database to store clay and glaze recipes and to list raw materials and their analyses. It also has many powerful tools for glaze calculation.

Glaze Teach
Glaze Teach is a self-paced, instructional resource that aims to help you to come to grips with the basic principles of ceramic glaze technology.

Digital Fire is an excellent online ceramic database, from chemistry to physical properties of clay and everything in between.

Ceramics Materials Workshop
​​Ceramic Materials ​Workshop is a place online to understand and explore how and why our Clay and Glazes work (and don’t work). They offer classes and present workshops that will help you decode your materials.

Alfred Grinding Room
Collection of resources on material research conducted at Alfred University. Newly added is the visual companion to the cushing handbook.

AMACO Brent Support
A variety of resources including clay and equipment how-tos.

Brackers Resources
A compendium of resources on clay, glaze, equipment, and even lesson plans.

Ceramics Handouts from Schools and Art Centers– Links to various handouts from glazes to critiquing