Welcome - This is a Social Enterprise Business It aims to help potters and ceramic artists to become better known, to sell their work, to fill their courses and to provide a window into this fantastic world of 3D art!
Cardiff has a great range of ceramics this year – They say, with justification ”2010 showcases a vibrant mix of ceramic work from 32 graduating students. We are proud to have been a part of one the sole ceramic courses left in the UK, this show aims to highlight the diversity of ceramics and work ranges from product design, domestic ware, time-based practice and figurative sculpture. This online catalogue provides a key to each student’s work and contact details for your convenience. We hope you will be able to join us and we look forward to seeing you.”
Show opening times: Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th June 12.00-18.00; Monday 7th –Thursday 10th June 10.00-18.00; Friday 11th June 10.00-12.00
If you miss it have a look at some of their work:
This is an interesting website: www.glazesimulator.com which is free. It helps to combine glaze analysis software with an empirical approach for both glaze properties and color effects.
Developed by Fraser Forsythe he comments “About 10 years ago I wrote software called glazesimulator and sold it for about three years. It was profiled in Ceramics Monthly along with Insight and Matrix. I found that most people really don’t like calculation or chemistry in the same sentence as creative or art. I thought, fair enough. There is a more empirical approach to making and testing glazes exemplified in a book like the Ceramic Spectrum. The website is an attempt to combine the two approaches.
My goal for the next year or so is to get the site out there and people going to it regularly. I would like to develop the site in conjunction with feedback I receive. The suggestions links on the site do not generate revenue. They are intended to send users to resources that would help in the learning and research process. It is worth a look I suggest and i am sure Fraser would welcome any feedback.
More than once members have expressed concern about shipping pieces of their work, both within Britain and Internationally because they have been told that there is no way of insuring them.
Is this something that others have encountered and overcome?
I would welcome any thoughts/advice on this issue.