ceramics Archive

Bowled Over: A Blogger Tries Pottery

Have you watched the Ice Cream Bowl Throwdown video we posted yesterday? They make it look easy, don’t they? Don’t make me laugh. My name is George. I do the blogging here at The Art League. Blogging, while requiring a certain amount of creative output, isn’t really a “fine art.” So we thought it Read more →

The Ice Cream Bowl Throwdown

With the ceramics department’s annual Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser just around the corner, three potters gathered in The Art League’s ceramics studio last Friday for a throwdown. The contestants were Tiffany, Jack, and Blair, who have been churning out hundreds of bowls over the past few weeks along with other ceramics artists. Their challenge: Read more →

Free Ceramics Demo and Lecture This Sunday!

FREE Demo/Slideshow/Discussion with Lindsay Oesterritter Sunday July 29, 10:00 am in the Ceramics Studio at The Art League’s Madison Annex Lindsay Oesterritter is a functional potter who teaches at Western Kentucky University. She attended grad school at one of the nation’s premier schools for ceramics, Utah State University. Her work has been exhibited internationally Read more →

“Tea” Ceramics Exhibit Awards

Thursday’s opening reception for the Ikebana show and “Tea” included a visit from John Neely, who flew in from Utah to see the international ceramics show he juried digitally. John wanted to see the pieces — ceramic teapots, cups, bowls, and other wares associated with drinking tea — in person before selecting the award Read more →

Raku Firing Video

Ceramics students from The Art League School joined ceramics chair Blair Meerfeld on a Saturday morning this month to fire their work using the raku process. After the raku ware is heated in a kiln until red-hot, the pieces are placed in metal cans filled with combustible material, like newspaper. The paper ignites and Read more →

Ceramics Artists: Enter “Tea” by April 17

  A friendly reminder: time is running out to enter artwork for the Tea – Ceramics Exhibit at The Art League! Entry is open to all artists, everywhere. Digital submissions are due by April 17 at 6:00 pm. Artists are asked to celebrate the organic diversity of ceramic form while exploring “tea” as the Read more →