- NCECA - The National
Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts is a professional association
of individuals and organizations whose interests, talents and
careers are focused on the ceramic arts. NCECA also annually hosts
what is indisputably the world's largest ceramics conference.
- The Banff Centre
is Canada's only learning Center dedicated to the arts, leadership
development, and 'mountain culture'. The Ceramics Studios support
artists with a Visual Arts Creative Residencies program.
- The Dubhe Carreño
Gallery of Contemporary Ceramic Art is located in Chicago,
Illinois. Represented artists include Tanya Batura, Michael Geertsen,
Sadashi Inuzuka, Noemí Márquez, Scott Rench and
many others. Each artist is represented with images of works,
artist's statement and bio.
- American ceramist and printmaker Barbara
Sorensen initially made works inspired by geological formations.
Her curent small to large-scale free-standing sculptures and wall-based
works reference goddesses and geology.
Thomas is an American studio potter making wheel-thrown
functional stoneware. Her carved and painted designs of flora
and fauna owe an obvious debt to the work of pioneer British potter
Michael Cardew. Thomas shares her studio with her husband, furniture
maker Charles Shackleton.
- Enter the world of US studio potter Richard
Milgrim's Japanese Tea Wares. Milgrim has been active
in Japan and the USA. In 1984 his kiln in Yotsuya (near Kyoto)
was named Richado-Gama by Dr. Sen Genshitsu, the former
Grand Master of the Urasenke Tea Tradition. Bilingual Japanese/English.
Pottery - The small village of Andretta, in the Kangra
valley, near the abode of the Dalai Lama, offers a fascinating
cultural heritage and magnificent surroundings, and an opportunity
to study pottery with the renown Indian studio potter Mansimran
- Elina Brandt-Hansen,
member of the International Academy of Ceramics, is a Norwegian
ceramist making intricate, hand-built stoneware and porcelain
sculpture inspired by natural forms and fractal geometry.
From Zen: The 3rd World Ceramics Biennale - ceramist Zen
Parry describes her experiences at the 3rd World Ceramics Biennale
in Ichon, Korea earlier this year. Hosted by criticalceramics.org.
Oyekan is a British ceramist whose abstract sculptures
show the influence of his Nigerian roots. Oyekan won the Grand
Prix Award at the 1st World Ceramic Biennale in Icheon, Korea
- The Cleveland
Museum of Art has an extensive collection of ceramics
from all ages. These can be found in the Decorative Arts, Chinese,
Korean, Japanese, Islamic, Greek and Roman Arts sections.
- Martine Polisset
is a ceramist living and working in the small village of Biot
in the south of France, where she makes large-scale biomorphic,
organic sculpture inspired by nature.
- Markus Rusch
is a German wood-firer making wheel-thrown functional ware. He
built his own anagama kiln in Koralden in 2000. Bilingual German/English.
- The Global Arts
Village is a non-profit residential art center in New
Delhi, India, offering artist in residence programs, classes,
retreats and frequent special events and workshops. The Village
enables creative people to experience cultural interaction in
a natural, eco-friendly environment. It includes a 967 square
foot ceramics studio.
- Charles Bound
is a wood-firing studio potter based in Otley, Yorkshire, whose
rugged, expressive work can be favorably compared to that of Peter
Voulkos and Paul Soldner.
- Josie Walter
is British studio potter making tableware and cooking pots in
earthenware clay and decorated with slips and coloured glazes.
- The Mingei International
Museum in San Diego was incorporated in 1974 as a nonprofit,
public foundation dedicated to furthering the understanding of
art of all cultures of the world.
Greek Vase Database - this site by the Perseus Digital
Library is a bit 'clunky', i.e. not much consideration has gone
into design or useability, but if you persist, you will find an
amazing database of Greek vases in the collections of universities
from around the world.
- Garth Johnson's weblog 'Extreme
Craft' is perhaps not to everyone's taste. While Johnson
has a background in ceramics, the site covers a whole range of
critical art, craft and design issues.
- British-born American potter Mark
Hewitt was initially inspired to take up ceramics by Bernard
Leach's A Potter's Book and was then apprenticed with Michael
Cardew. He now lives in Pittsboro North Carolina, where he makes
tableware, large-scale jars and other vessels.
Porcelain is a website by Belgian ceramist Urbain Crapé.
The site traces his evolution from making figurative sculpture
to his white-on-white porcelain wall 'collages' of today.
- Frances Priest
is a young Scottish ceramist making elegant abstract sculpture.
In 2002 she received a Major Award for Individual Development
from the Scottish Arts Council which allowed her to develop her
first major body of work for the solo exhibition Line &
Form held at The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh in May 2003.
- The Australian
Woodfire Survey 2005 is an exhibition of woodfired ceramics
by 40 leading Australian potters in Canberra from 24 March until
- The National
Electronic and Video Archive of the Crafts - NEVAC is
a collection of digital video and sound recordings of people who
have been intimately associated with the development of the crafts
in Britain. Various video clips, audio and articles are available
free for download.
- Christa Assad
is an American studio potter making wheel-thrown functional ware,
including a signature iron-shaped teapot.
- Val Lyle is an
American ceramist making expressive figurative sculpture in paperclay.
Her work is influenced by "Carl Jung’s ideas of archetypes
and the subconscious".
Serra is the website of the Spanish potter 'dynasty' Serra,
which began with Antoni Serra (1869–1932) and continues
to this day with Jordi Serra (b. 1942). It includes biographies,
a museum and examples of work. Also available in Spanish and Catalan.
- Neue Keramik
is one of Germany's leading international ceramics magazines.
Since January of this year, it is bi-lingual, offering its articles
in German and English. The magazine's website, while not offering
full articles, still has a wealth of information worth exploring.
- The University
of Wales Aberystwyth Ceramic Collection and Archive has
a wealth of information on potters from the UK and elsewhere.
Take some time to explore!
- American ceramist yosoh,
aka Scott Rench, creates computer generated images that are printed
with a ceramic glaze onto a large canvas of clay. HB
- British ceramist Julian
Stair has made a name for himself designing elegant functional
ceramics, most recently in porcelain, red stoneware and black
basalt. Site requires Flash 6 plug-in (but it's worth it!).
- Jan Kollwitz
is a German studio potter making wheel-thrown, wood-fired stoneware
vessels in the Japanese Echizen tradition. Bilingual German/English
- Simone Fraser
is an Australian ceramist making wheel thrown and altered sculptural
vessels. Her corrugated, layered surfaces are enhanced with slips,
oxide washes, and finally a dry glaze.
- MAK Online
is the Museum of Applied Modern Art in Vienna, Austria. An intuitive
site with a good display from the museum's various collections,
ranging from Far Eastern pottery to Wiener Werkstätte to
Setabandhu is a Thai-born ceramist and teacher resident
in the USA. Her current works are experiments in the integration
of various disciplines including ceramics, sculpture, film/video,
sound, animation and interactive applications.
- The National Museum of Women
in the Arts is probably the only museum in the world dedicated
exclusively to recognizing the contributions of women artists.
The museum has over 250 works by women artists from around the
world in the museum's permanent collection and is currently highlighting
- The Gardner Museum
of Ceramic Art is the only museum in Canada devoted entirely
to ceramics. It was founded in 1984 by Toronto philanthropists
George and Helen Gardiner to house their outstanding ceramics
collection and has often been described as a "jewel box"
of ceramic treasures. HB
- Jerry Bennett,
currently artist-in-residence at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia,
makes intricate sculptures using paperclay and terra sigillata.
- Tavs Jorgensen
is a ceramist with a difference. From 'binary pottery' and 'digital
drawing' to rapid prototyping and hotelware - this is one cool
- Peter Hayes
is a British potter making raku-fired work using textured clays
combined with burnishing. Requires Flash 7, otherwise skip
intro page. HB
Connections was founded in 1998 by Birthe Fraser to promote
Danish and Nordic Applied Art in the UK. The site covers various
media and has a nice selection of Danish ceramists. HB
- Kerameiki Techni
is a high-quality Greek magazine that deals with Greek and international
ceramics. The website offers a good insight into the contents
of the magazine with images and excerpts from the articles.
- The Digital Museum
of Cornish Ceramics has an extensive A-Z database of potteries
in Cornwall, UK, as well as makers' marks, galleries and other
pottery related information from the region. HB
- AKAR is an art
gallery located in downtown Iowa City focusing on contemporary
ceramics of various styles. Recent shows included works by Blair
Meerfeld, Diane Kenney, Robert Archambeau, Dan Anderson and Michael
- The Zsolnay Porcelain Manufactory,
established in in 1853, is one of Hungary's largest and best known
- Clay at Caecarrog
features the work of Meri Wells and Steve Mattison. Meri makes
figurative sculpture and Steve makes figurative sculpture and
raku pieces. HB
- Nina Hole
is a Danish artist known for her spectacular firings of 'kiln-sculptures'
at ceramic events. Her site reveals she has much more to offer
- Teabowls, teabowls, teabowls. The Oakwood Gallery (Edwinstowe,
Nottinghamshire, UK) presents TOTALLY
Teabowls a wonderful display or works by artists ranging
from Amanda Brier to Edmund de Waal. HB
- Christos Tsimpourlas
is a Greek ceramist making domestic ware, sculptural works and
architectural ceramics. Bilingual Greek/English. HB
- The St.
Earth Pottery features handmade stoneware and porcelain
by American studio potter Scott Cooper. Also includes articles
on processes, theory and other stuff. HB
- The Museo Richard-Ginori
della Manifattura di Doccia holds a remarkable collection
(more than 8.000 pieces) of porcelain and tin-glazed earthenware,
dating form 1737 to 1990.
+ Earth is an excellent site that includes over 350 pieces
of ceramic art by 57 Canadian artists. Requires Flash, otherwise
go for the text
- The New York State College
of Ceramics at Alfred University was established April
11, 1900 as 'The New York State School of Clay-working and Ceramics'.
Today, it is one of the most respected ceramic educational institutions
in the USA.
- Annette Defoort
is a Belgian ceramist making slab-built figurative sculptures.
Flemish language only, but worth checking out anyway!
Ceramics is hosted by the Minneapolis Institute of the
Arts. This site takes you on a grand tour of the history of world
- The International
Museum of Print and Clay is sponsored by Professor Les
Lawrence of Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA, and intended as a
resource for people interested in clay art using print and clay
- The Leach Pottery
website has extensive information on Bernard Leach, his family
and students and related artists such as Shoji Hamada.
- The Islamic Ceramic
a multilingual site featuring masterpieces of Islamic ceramics
from throughout the centuries. The museum itself is located in
is one of the most extensive sites dedicated solely to wood-firing.
It is maintained by Australian potter Arthur Rosser.
- The Potters Council
is a non-profit subsidiary of The American Ceramic Society. It
was founded in 2001 to serve the needs of potters and ceramic
artists by providing forums for knowledge exchange and professional
enhancement. It is entirely governed by volunteer members.
European Ceramic Work Centre - is an international
workshop, where participants explore the art and techniques of
ceramics. The studio offers working and living space, as well
as a team of specialized professionals.
- may be one of the smaller German porcelain copmpanies, but it
is one with a distinct sense of design class! The company caters
mainly to the hotel and rstaurant industry.
- World Crafts Council
- is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization. Its purpose
is to strengthen the status of crafts, to promote fellowship among
the craftspeople of the world and to foster economic development
through income generating activities.
- Keramion -
German language website on the 'Keramion' ceramics museum
in Frechen, Germany. Check out 'Ausstellungen' (Exhibitions) and
- John Dix - is an
American potter living in Japan. He draws on influences from the
East and West, combining traditional Japanese wood-firing with
Western style salt-glazing.
- Dorothy Hafner
is no stranger to most of us - her successful ceramics and glass
wares have been around since the mid 1970s.
Craft Centre - it's got the lot - a collection of British
studio pottery, a research facility, a library and a studio complete
with a residency program.
Ceramic Arts Studio - a residency-retreat which provides
artists from across the country and abroad with time and space
to create in clay. Located in Maine, USA.
- The Clay Studio
is a non-profit educational arts organization dedicated to the
promotion and development of the ceramic arts and the work of
new clay artists.
- Dick Lehman
is a well known American studio potter making wood-fired stoneware
and porcelain pottery in an anagama-style kiln.
- Ulla Viotti -
this Swedish landscape artist makes amazing public structures
using bricks. Website is in Swedish and English. Click on the
images for enlargements!
Ceramics - brainfood for the potter! An international,
refereed, electronic journal committed to research into ceramics.
An initiative of the 'Interpreting Ceramics: Research Collaboration'
- American Craft Council
- A national, non-profit educational organization dedicated to
promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary American
- here you will find information on ceramic sculptors from around
the world, from Champy to Voulkos, and lots of other stuff!
- Pottery Making Illustrated
is a practically oriented publication for amateurs and professionals
alike. Published by the American Ceramic Society, articles cover
throwing, glazing and firing and all sorts of other clay related
- Yakimono is Japanese for 'things that are fired'. Robert Yellin's
comprehensive site is dedicated to Japanese ceramics past and
present. A must for lovers of the ceramic art!
- The Schein-Joseph
International Museum of Ceramic Art at Alfred houses nearly
8,000 ceramic and glass objects, ranging from small pottery shards
recovered from ancient civilizations to contemporary sculpture
and installation pieces to advanced ceramics reflecting the cutting
edge of ceramic technology.
- means Fujisawa's work. The soul of zen, becomes apparent in
Fujisawa's ceramic installations and photography of the Japanese
Galeria Azul - website of the Spanish potter José
Antonio Sarmiento, who makes large scale, Japanese-inspired woodfired
work in an Anagama kiln, as well as wheel-thrown tableware. English
Tea Bowl Masterworks Exhibition - possibly one
of the most eminent collections of Japanese tea bowls ever shown
in America. Hosted by Touching Stone Gallery, Sante Fe, New Mexico.
- Archie Bray Foundation
Founded in 1951, the Bray is a non-profit, educational institution
dedicated to the enrichment of the ceramic arts, offering residencies
and specialized workshops to ceramic artists from around the world.
Catanes' Clay Whistle Site - a wonderful site on historical
and contemporary clay whistles from around the world. Even features
a 'Monthly Whistle'. French & English.
Arneson Tribute Site - The name says it all. Lots of stuff
on Robert Arneson including clay work, drawings, articles interviews
and lots more. This has got to be the best resource on the fun
west coast artist.
- Tiles On The Web
- this is the definitive web site for tiles, be it historical,
contemporary, technical info and heaps of other resources. Hosted
by Tom Colson and going strong since 1995!
- The International Ceramics
Studio (ICS) - is a ceramic art center located eighty
kilometres south of the Hungarian capital, Budapest. The mission
of the studio is to promote the formal, aesthetic and technical
development of ceramics and to help foster creative skills.
- The Pottery Studio
- a knowledge base for collectors, students and lovers of all
kinds of pottery with the aim to include examples of work from
all the major and minor potters and potteries.
Swindell - British porcelain artist making unique wheel-thrown,
glazed and lustered miniature vessel forms.
International Academy of Ceramics is a world body representing
the interests of ceramists worldwide. Its membership consists
primarily of individual makers, supported by writers and critics,
museum and gallery curators and private collectors. A membership
list is available for 56 countries around the globe.
- Regina Heinz -
Taking inspiration from the mountainous landscapes of her home
country Austria, Regina Heinz creates hand built sculptural ceramics,
ceramic reliefs and wall pieces.
- Marie e.v.b. Gibbons
- Marie is a ceramic artist from Denver, Colorado, making fantastic
sculptures and vessels, reminiscent of Sergei Isupov.
Norris - has held a life long interest in information,
chiefly how it is organized and communicated. Another interest
of his is what he calls the imaginative object. These are those
things that show a creative mind at work. His site combines these
two interests by looking at information about ceramic art.
White House Collection of American Crafts - Assembled
in 1993, the White House collection of American crafts features
seventy-two works by seventy-seven of America's leading craft
artists of today.
Uludag - Kemal is an award winning ceramic sculptor from
Turkey. Works shown date back to 1985, but the more recent ones
are the most stylish.
Vessels, Women And Ceramics - From humble cooking pot
to postmodern vessel, women have had a special relationship with
fired clay. This site from the Ceramic Collection and Archive
of the University of Wales Aberystwyth, explores that relationship
from past to present.
Pottery Workshop - the German design school of the 1920's
and 1930's had a rough, short-lived history, but its influence
on design was huge. No discussion of ceramic design is complete
without a review of the Bauhaus' achievements.
- Dakan Arts -
Hawaiian ceramic artist David "Dakan" Allison's passion
is making native masks and other ceramic art influenced by Hawaiian
and Japanese culture.
- Museu del Cantir d'Argentona
- The Argentona Pottery Water Vessels Museum, located in Argentona,
near Barcelona (Spain) is the first and foremost in its specialty,
has as its primary objective the collection, conservation, study
and propagation of all vessels related to the use of water, irrelevant
of their geographic origin, period of production, material or
typology. English, Spanish & Catalan.
- this highly professional site is dedicated to promoting
studio ceramics worldwide, but has British studio ceramics at
its heart. It boasts the most extensive list of British potters
I have ever come across.
- Brenda B. Townsend
- a cool web site and Raku with style. Brenda makes Raku
tiles and jars and has some pointers on the firing process too.
- Ferrin Gallery
- a gallery in Massachusetts that specializes in Teapots.
Current online exhibitions feature work by Chris Berti, Chris
Antemann and Kerry Jameson.
- Potters for Peace
- seek to build an independent, non-profit, international network
of potters concerned with peace and justice issues, principally
through interchanges involving potters of the (overdeveloped)
North and (underdeveloped) South.
- Jean-Louis Frenk
- a Swiss artist who has been working in the USA since 1998. His
work ranges from simple high fired vessels to quirky sculptural
teapots and full on ceramic sculpture.
Ceremony - A comprehensive site on the Japanese Tea Ceremony
with listings of Japanese Tea Masters, Raku bowl makers. With
images. Bilingual - Japanese/English.
- Chris Gusten
has a beautifully designed site that does justice to his wonderful
sculptural ceramics and tiles. Chris is interested in pottery
that makes connections to the human figure.
Ceramics is a site that deals with critical theory within
ceramics. Here you will find a number of articles on issues dealing
with ceramics, ranging from discussions on Bernard Leach to exhibition
reviews to reports from NCECA.