Thursday, April 16, 2009

ASU Ceramics Research Center

While attending NCECA my friends and I took a side trip to the Ceramics Research Center at ASU. It is probably the most complete collection of Studio Pottery and I was overwhelmed by the vast collection. Works on display in the permanent collection included the best of the best; Voulkos, Autio, Soldner, Heino's, Natzler's, Takaezu, the list goes on and on. Also on display were the award winners from NCECA and I was quite taken with this piece from Susan Dewsnap. What do you think?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Just back from a fantastic week at NCECA. What an amazing gathering of potters. Did anyone else attend NCECA? What were your impressions? Any favorite demo's or lectures/discussions? I attended a fantastic "roundtable" discussion on Soda/Salt firings and am now so jazzed about doing a soda firing at my studio. I don't know what re-energized me more, the warm weather and sunshine or the creative energy and buzz throughout the conference. Now it is time to get back in the studio and get ready for Ceramic Showcase. So much to finish, so little time!