Monthly Archives: July 2011

Ceramics News Briefs International

The ‘Cucuteni 5000’ ceramics fair in Iasi, Romania, Digital Journal — Oh, my, this work is so beautiful! Traditional designs, styles and glazes, as seen in the pic… This is the 28th year the festival has taken place, but it … Continue reading

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Open Directory ceramic blogs: Western to Eastern U.S.

From East to West; Go West young man; the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, the adages are many… Ancestors on my maternal grandfather’s side, people of Alsatian stock, journeyed west in a wagon train accompanied … Continue reading

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Open Directory ceramics blogs: Southern United States

The South has many connotations and distinctions, geographically, economically, historically, and culturally. While a number of states listed below are part of the Deep South, I am using the U.S. Census Bureau definition of ‘South.’  It can be confusing. More … Continue reading

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Open Directory ceramics blogs: Commonwealth countries

While getting ready to add my blog to the Open Directory Project site, I started looking around and was thrilled to see that 38 ceramics blogs were listed. Most of the descriptions mention the blogger’s location, so, over time, I’m … Continue reading

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The beauty of restaurant ware

We loved a tiny antique store just off Higgins Avenue in Missoula, Montana and bought a few things there during our salad days. I found a 1920s bathing costume for Mark, which he still wears today. It was then that … Continue reading

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Robin Hopper: Three decorative techniques for ceramics

Otto showed me a book he bought when he was at his annual ceramics retreat at Metchosin. Robin Hopper’s Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface is one of the most beautiful and exciting books I’ve seen in some time. Joan … Continue reading

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Goblets just asking to be filled on a hot summer day

It happened all at once: Hot Summer Nights, Dog Days of Summer, A Real Scorcher. Humid heat breaking through a La Niña July. Market umbrellas open, barbecues sizzle, and we work up a massive thirst. What we need are mondo … Continue reading

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