Tag Archives: video

Korean celadon on porcelain from the Koryo Dynasty

My husband, Mark, and I were talking about celadon glaze last night. He made the point that it was the perfect ceramic glaze for Arts and Crafts-style decor. Fumed quarter-sawn oak and orange shellac contrast well with its cool tones. … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Articles and Interviews, Featured Artists, Video/Photos/Slide Show | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Surrealist Ceramics: Joan Miró

When I was at the Vancouver Art Gallery‘s Surrealist exhibition yesterday, I noticed the sculptures. Most were Giacometti’s …some quite large. Because many Surrealists were affected and inspired by aboriginal art, there is much made of wood, too. Aboriginal masks, … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Articles and Interviews, Current Events, Featured Artists, Video/Photos/Slide Show | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Good Impressions Part 4: Saggar firing with Terry Shepherd

Terry Shepherd is an expert in saggar firing and the videos we’re seeing today are from a workshop he taught. His site, Shepherd Clay Works, shows his range of work. Shepherd is the artist-in-residence and director of the ceramics program … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Articles and Interviews, Featured Artists, How-to-do-it, Video/Photos/Slide Show | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A closer look at ceramic Penjing figurines

When I reported on bonsai or penjing figurines, I was very curious about the production end. Were they all slipcast? Is anyone creating handmade ones, as they were surely made in early days? Most of these figures today are mass-made … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Articles and Interviews, Featured Artists, Home and Garden, How-to-do-it, Video/Photos/Slide Show | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gold and silver leaf on ceramics, Part 1

The first time I saw gold and silver leaf was in the mid-1970s, as the guest-of-honor at a dinner held in the home of a South Asian gem stone dealer and archaeologist. When the dinner was served, it took my … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Articles and Interviews, Fun, Home and Garden, How-to-do-it | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Videos: UK pottery specialist recreates medieval vessels

Fascinating, high-quality videos of Andrew MacDonald,  pottery specialist. In these videos, the Lincolnshire potter is working from the Luttrell Psalter, a British sacred text. The videos show MacDonald creating some of the vessels shown in the psalter artwork. Click here … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Featured Artists, How-to-do-it, Video/Photos/Slide Show | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

12th Annual Port Moody ArtWalk, April 16-17

The weather report predicts sun, sun, sun for Metro Vancouver this weekend. For Lower Mainlanders, sun equals outdoors and in an especially sunny little corner you’ll find Port Moody. Our little town is so lovely in the spring. Flowering cherry … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Articles and Interviews, Current Events, Featured Artists, Fun, Video/Photos/Slide Show | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment