Category: Inspiration

Expressive Ceramic Sculptures

Expressive Ceramic Sculptures

I like to use different materials in my art, metal mostly. Right now I’m focusing my attention on sculpting the human figure in clay and I thought of using metal and other found objects in my pieces, of course after they are fired. I tested copper once during a cone 04 bisque firing. It just …

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Mugs to Inspire

Mugs to Inspire

Need some inspiration, check out Jena M. Sorapuru-Karras mugs and whiskey jugs at Mud Dog Pottery. I love her Whiskey Jugs! They are so cute! These are a couple of my favorites: Louisiana Iris Coffee Mug Jester King Whiskey Jug I hope they inspire you!

Pottery Methods

Pottery Methods

This history of pottery goes way back, around 24,000 B.C. I can’t tell you any more about the history of pottery that hasn’t already been researched or written about on the number of sites online that have done all the work, so why re-invent the wheel? If you want to learn more about the history, Google …

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What Are Your Habits?

What Are Your Habits?

I took a workshop on the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. Here is a take on the habits of highly effective artists. The 12 habits are from this article, 12 Habits of Highly Effective Artists, that I came across today. Live in Airplane Mode – in other words, turn off the computer and your cell …

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Quotes

“Never never never give up.” — Winston Churchill
“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit” — Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) Greek Philosopher