In a Time of Conflict, Ukraine Entrepreneurs Make War Their Business

From costume makers to consultants, fashion brands to uniform manufacturers, Ukrainian ventures have switched to producing goods to help wage war.

#armor, #bullet-proof-clothing, #ceramics-and-pottery, #entrepreneurship, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #uniforms

Kahlil Robert Irving Roves Across Millenniums at MoMA

The artist presents a vision of the contemporary in clay as a present-day Pompeii buried under an explosion of too much information.

#art, #ceramics-and-pottery, #irving-kahlil-robert, #museum-of-modern-art, #sculpture

Are You an Astier de Villatte Person?

Over two decades, Astier de Villatte’s ceramics have quietly come to define a certain kind of taste.

#astier-de-villatte, #ceramics-and-pottery, #shopping-and-retail, #tableware

The Ceramists Ushering in a New Era of Surrealism

These makers are finding beauty and strangeness in the everyday, producing winking renderings of prawns, ashtrays and more.

#art, #belanger-genesis, #berrow-alma, #ceramics-and-pottery, #eken-rose, #stubbs-katy-1992

How a Pandemic Is Inspiring the Use of Fine China Everyday

More dining at home has led some people to seek out fancier tableware that makes everyday meals feel far more celebratory.

#ceramics-and-pottery, #tableware

For This ‘Great Pottery Throw Down’ Judge, It’s All About the Clay

Keith Brymer Jones has judged amateur ceramic makers’ work on “The Great Pottery Throw Down” since 2015. When it’s good, it still moves him.

#brymer-jones-keith, #ceramics-and-pottery, #clay, #content-type-personal-profile, #dyslexia, #great-britain, #reality-television, #the-great-pottery-throw-down-tv-program

On Japan’s Pacific Coast, an Artist Communes With Nature

At his retreat near Isumi, Kazunori Hamana creates humble yet imposing ceramic vessels that evoke the world around him.

#art, #blumpoe-los-angeles-calif, #ceramics-and-pottery, #content-type-personal-profile, #hamana-kazunori, #holiday-issue-2021, #japan, #murakami-takashi

A Transporting and Cozy Biography of a Pottery Pioneer

In “The Radical Potter,” Tristram Hunt writes about the life and times of Josiah Wedgwood, the man behind the brand once synonymous with fine china.

#books-and-literature, #ceramics-and-pottery, #hunt-tristram, #the-radical-potter-josiah-wedgwood-and-the-transformation-of-britain-book, #wedgwood-josiah-1730-95

His First Art Was Graffiti. Now His Pottery Is in the Met.

With his ceramics, Roberto Lugo tries to reach out to people who often feel ignored by museums.

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A Ceramist Inspired by Folklore and the British Countryside

In Somerset, the artist Prue Piper has spent decades forging connections between her pottery, her garden and the myths entwined with the landscape.

#art, #ceramics-and-pottery, #content-type-personal-profile, #gardens-and-gardening, #great-britain, #piper-prue, #somerset-england, #t-design-and-luxury

On a 19th-Century Farm, an Otherworldly Creative Retreat

The French artist Agnès Debizet populates every nook of her rustic estate outside of Paris with her fantastical forms.

#ceramics-and-pottery, #content-type-personal-profile, #debizet-agnes, #france, #marais-paris-france, #saint-maurice-aux-riches-hommes-france, #sculpture, #t-design-and-luxury

A Designer Who Starts By Building Dollhouse-Like Maquettes

In his studio in Manhattan’s Chinatown, Giancarlo Valle dreams up furniture and rooms with a palpable sense of playfulness.

#ceramics-and-pottery, #content-type-personal-profile, #furniture, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #valle-giancarlo

A New Way to Look at Furniture in Milan

A special edition of the Milan Furniture Fair, called Supersalone, turns pandemic constraints into a chance for innovation and anchors a five-day design celebration throughout the city.

#art, #ceramics-and-pottery, #conventions-fairs-and-trade-shows, #design, #furniture, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lighting, #mirrors

A Ceramist Who Draws on His Craft’s Ancient Global Traditions

Matthias Kaiser’s extensive travels, and apprenticeships in Japan, continue to inform his nuanced, stylistically wide-ranging vessels.

#austria, #ceramics-and-pottery, #clay, #content-type-personal-profile, #handicrafts, #japan, #kaiser-matthias-artist

The Ceramists Crafting Miniature Menageries

Inspired by ancient animal figurines, contemporary potters are making creatures that reflect the irregular beauty and magic of the natural world.

#animals, #art, #ceramics-and-pottery, #clay, #handicrafts

How to Style a Table for a Laid-Back Summer Meal

A trio of consummate hosts — a curator, a chef and a florist — share their tips about lighting, dinnerware, decoration and more.

#2021-t-summer-entertain, #ceramics-and-pottery, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #design, #flowers-and-plants, #parties-social, #summer-season, #tables, #tableware, #utensils-and-cutlery

The Enslaved Artist Whose Pottery Was an Act of Resistance

Poetic jars by David Drake are setting records at auction and starring in art museums, showcasing the artistry of enslaved African Americans.

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The Met Museum Sees More Clay in Its Future

An abstract painter found his place as a great collector of American ceramics. His latest gift ushers the Metropolitan Museum of Art into the 21st century.

#art, #benglis-lynda, #ceramics-and-pottery, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #price-ken, #voulkos-peter, #woodman-betty

Archaeologists vs. Computer: New Study Fuels Sorting Competition

When it came to the tedious task of categorizing pottery fragments, a deep-learning model was found to be just as accurate, and far more efficient, as four human experts.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #ceramics-and-pottery, #computers-and-the-internet, #journal-of-archaeological-science, #northern-arizona-university, #tusayan-ariz

What We Learned From a Year of Crafting

Making things — masks, quilts, ceramics, mandalas — was a practical and sometimes political response to the moment.

#art, #ceramics-and-pottery, #do-it-yourself, #handicrafts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quilts, #sculpture, #sewing, #your-feed-selfcare

When Dropping Ceramics is a Good Idea

Ceramics collection releases — or “dirt drops,” as one artist calls them — are getting more popular.

#ceramics-and-pottery, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media

6 Design Books That Celebrate a World of Artifacts

New titles offer insight into some often-overlooked creators and creations in England, Austria, Japan and the United States.

#architecture, #art, #books-and-literature, #ceramics-and-pottery, #design

Looking for a Weekend Excursion? Try Craft Shop Hopping

A wealth of stores and studios in Connecticut and upstate New York offer lovely handmade wares that you’ll have forever.

#art, #ceramics-and-pottery, #connecticut, #handicrafts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #small-business

M. Wells Offers Its Cassoulet Bowls

The blue and white dishes are made by Janet Belden, a potter in Long Island City, Queens.

#ceramics-and-pottery, #long-island-city-queens-ny

Christine Nofchissey McHorse, Navajo Ceramist, Dies at 72

Ms. McHorse used micaceous clay, a tensile material flecked with mica, to make sensual, mysterious work that called to mind the shapes of Brancusi. She died of the coronavirus.

#ceramics-and-pottery, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #mchorse-christine-nofchissey-1948-2021, #navajo-indians, #new-mexico, #santa-fe-nm

The Black Potters Giving New Life to British Ceramics

A growing community of makers are creating work that reflects their identities and challenges the history of their art form in the U.K.

#black-people, #ceramics-and-pottery, #london-england

Seth Rogen on Pot, Pottery and Ted Cruz

We already knew about the weed and the tweeting, but when did Hollywood’s most affable schlub get so into ceramics?

#ceramics-and-pottery, #content-type-personal-profile, #houseplant, #marijuana, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rogen-seth

In a Tough Year, a Nativity Scene ‘That Has Had Problems’

The Vatican’s Nativity scene this year has prompted much criticism — and some head-scratching.

#ceramics-and-pottery, #christmas, #francis, #italy, #nativity-scene, #roman-catholic-church, #rome-italy, #vatican-city

Danish Hygge Is So Last Year. Say Hello to Swedish Mys.

The essence of mys is the feeling of warmth. And the best city to stock up on mys-making supplies is Stockholm.

#candles, #ceramics-and-pottery, #design, #shopping-and-retail, #sodermalm-stockholm-sweden, #stockholm-sweden, #tables

Copenhagen Offers Ceramics That Are as Appealing as Its Cuisine

Shoppers will find pieces suited to every purpose and style, whether it’s a sculptural statement vase or an everyday coffee mug to brighten dark winter mornings.

#ceramics-and-pottery, #copenhagen-denmark, #kaluzna-wlodarek-magdalena, #keramiker-inge-vincents-copenhagen-denmark-retailer, #mk-studio-copenhagen-denmark-retailer, #shopping-and-retail, #tina-marie-copenhagen-denmark-retailer, #wauw-design-copenhagen-denmark-retailer, #yonobi-copenhagen-denmark-retailer

How Archaeologists Are Using Deep Learning to Dig Deeper

Trawling ancient history with neural nets.

#artificial-intelligence, #ceramics-and-pottery, #computers-and-the-internet, #italy, #malta, #tombs-and-tombstones, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-science

An Elegant Bowl Handmade in Maine

Campfire Pottery, in Portland, makes these serving dishes in an old mill factory.

#campfire-studio-llc, #ceramics-and-pottery, #portland-me, #tableware

Adding a New Name to the Canon in Clay: Doyle Lane

The underrecognized Black ceramist made tiny “weed pots” in the 1960s and ’70s that are seen today on a fresh pedestal.

#art, #black-people, #ceramics-and-pottery, #david-kordansky-gallery, #huntington-library-art-museum-and-botanical-gardens, #lane-doyle, #los-angeles-calif, #sculpture, #white-charles-1918-79