Pottery News Round-up, Week of April 3rd

Extra, extra, read all about it:

Local Artist Returns Home Safe from Japan, by Kathleen Reilly, April 3, 2011, Pleasantville-Briarcliff Manor Patch — Mother and daughter return home after their trip to Japan, where they were staying in Mashiko.

The Empty Bowl Project this weekend, Apr 06, 2011, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner — It’s not a big article…only a news brief but, being a social action kind of gal, I thought it was quite touching. The Fairbanks Potters Guild is sponsoring a benefit for the local Food Bank.

Art thief gets long stretch, April 5, 2011, Wakefield Express — We’ve heard it a million times. Crime doesn’t pay. An art thief from the UK learned his lesson the hard way and earned some hard time.

Ceramics student brews unusual piece: a 9-foot-tall teapot, by  Tory Barringer, April 4, 2011, The Shorthorn — University of Texas student plans to serve tea after she finishes her project, her largest piece, to date.

Designer creates alternative Royal Wedding mug, by Luke Powell, April 5, 2011, StaffsLive — You don’t have to be anti-royalist to get tired of paparazzi pap about the upcoming Royal Wedding. I’ve been hearing quite a bit about commemorative pieces lately, but this particular one has a bit of a twist!

CCISD seeks to renew Native American studies grant, by Elaine Marsilio, April 7, 2011, Corpus Christi Caller Times — Native American students will be able to learn more about their heritage and the role pottery plays in their lives, historically and culturally, thanks to grant monies.

Pottery dating back to Metal Age found in Cebu town, April 5, 2011, Cebu Daily News, Expedition led by archaeologists and students unearths ancient pottery at Philippine site.

Nethaat.com Wants To Become India’s Etsy For Handicrafts, by Preethi J, April 4, 2011, Tech Circle India — South Asian e-commerce site to feature traditional pottery.

My time at YOC (Year of Ceramics), by Sureeratana Bubpha, April 4, 2011, Penn Museum Blog — Interesting post about a an archaeological ceramics class at the University of Pennsylvania.

How a ‘Jester god’ revealed oldest Mayan royal tomb, by Dan Vergano, USA TODAY — Ceramic vessels found among remains at a site in Guatemala dating back to 850 C.E.


About Jan

I have a background in ceramics, graphic design and journalism.
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