- These master artists create incredible ceramic pieces.
- Some take inspiration from ancient pottery techniques and others come up with new techniques of their own.
- They work with materials like bubbles, leaves, feathers, and more to sculpt unique pieces.
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30 artists taking pottery to the next level
- Jon Almeda specialises in extremely tiny pottery. His work requires intense precision and attention to detail. He even built a miniature wheel to throw his miniature pots.
- Judi Tavill makes pieces that look like coral. No two pots are the same.
- Adrien Miller sculpts faces into his dinnerware. Each face is formed by hand. Some of them are modelled after real people.
- Adam Field makes large onggis. They are large versions of traditional Korean onggis. Each pot uses about 350 pounds of clay.
- Dean McRaine works with coloured clay. He uses it to create these intricate pottery designs. Each block of clay takes about two to three months to create. He can build up to 500 pieces with one block!
- Cammie Meerdink uses leaves to sculpt her pottery. She shapes the pieces around the foliage. The results are unbelievable.
- Eric Stearns creates perfectly symmetrical pierced pots. The pieces require extreme precision and they can take seven hours to complete.
- Judith Ernst puts faces onto her pottery. She forms 3D-patterned ceramics and then adds portraits of anonymous volunteers.
- These unique ceramics are the work of Paul and Tracy Lyon. The couple designs all of their work by hand. Together, they create one-of-a-kind pieces.
- Hedy Yang glazes her pottery with bubbles. They create marbled designs on the pieces.
- Kevin Kowalski uses small drops of paint to create his pieces. The technique is called mocha diffusion.
- Vicente Garcia smokes feathers onto his pottery. He’s been working with ceramics for 38 years. His techniques are similar to Native American horsehair pottery.
- Evan Cornish-Keefe creates giant faces in his pottery. He forms the vessels on a pottery wheel and sculpts faces right into them.
- It takes several people to sculpt this giant pot. This piece is made in Jingdezhen, China, the porcelain capital of the world. It requires the strength of three people to manipulate the clay.
- Hugh Hope uses wax resist to create his pieces. He paints over his invisible designs with red iron oxide.
- José Domingo Prado specialises in spiral ceramics. He starts out with normal clay, then he creates the spiral shapes with his fist.
- Matt Horne uses crystalline glazes on his ceramics. His designs appear after the pieces are fired and cooled.
- Ayumi Horie makes perfect ramen bowls. She believes the bowl you use is just as important as the ramen you’re eating. It takes several weeks to create one set.
- Katie Marks sculpts these geological mugs. She takes inspiration from nature and creates these pieces with shimmering crystals.
- Sean Forest Roberts starts his pieces by layering liquid porcelain. Then he carves it away to reveal these colourful patterns.
- Royce Hilderbrand makes dimpled pottery. He uses stamps to create the unique designs.
- Tom Kemp practices unique painting methods in his work. He often paints one long stroke with a square-edged brush.
- Risa Nishimori uses the nerikomi technique to make functional pottery. It’s a Japanese form of clay marbling.
- Adam Russel is the creator behind these fun pieces. He was a painter before he started working with ceramics. Now he combines his love for both art forms by painting his own pottery.
- Eric Landon has been mastering his craft for over 25 years. He makes unique vessels at his studio in Copenhagen and holds workshops to teach others.
- Julia Sverchuk uses vivid colours and shapes to make her pieces stand out. Sometimes she attaches extra clay to add dynamic dimensions.
- Ryan Dolan practices the Japanese raku technique. Glazed and fired pots go from the kiln to trash cans lined with paper. The process creates these designs.
- Chris Casey uses unconventional tools to carve his pots. He challenges himself to experiment with everyday objects.
- Lori Phillips creates Hobbit-inspired woodland mugs. She uses a sink strainer to create organic textures like moss.
- Leili Towfigh creates beautiful patterns in her pottery. Her process is intentionally meditative and repetitive.
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