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« on: July 25, 2005 11:20:18 AM »

I am a potter and i know that there are some potters and sculptors out there so can we please have a pottery sculpture board. It can even be like a 3D board. 
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2006 10:35:57 AM »

I'm sure there must be Craftster potters out there, but where are all the pottery posts?

I've seen some in Mort Art, Less Craft and I've considered posting in Crafty Housewares, but maybe pottery should have its own board.

Anyone else with me on this?
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2006 03:21:09 PM »

I posted in here about starting a pottery board way back in May, but got no response.  None, what so ever.

Where are all the potters?

Surely we aren't the only 2 on craftster...

I would prefer a general Pottery or Ceramics board, rather than specifically sculpture. 

Most of what I make could be placed in the housewares section, but I still think pottery deserves its own space here.

Perhaps the Polymer Clay board could be generalized into simply "Clay", with subdivisions for polymer clay and techniques?
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2006 11:48:18 AM »

If you have some pottery you'd like to post, theyd be best placed in the housewares board. Afterall, that's what its for Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2006 12:00:13 PM »

Yah, there just really aren't enough potters on Craftster posting pottery-related topics to justify a whole board for them.  I've seen 2 or 3 pottery posts total.  Maybe I'll start posting pottery too so you don't feel alone *k*   Wink
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2006 12:14:15 PM »

I think its an awesome idea.  I really want to get into pottery.  I did some in high school.  But at the Univ. of Eau Claire you have to be an art major to take ceramics.  I 've searched for local pottery classes with no luck.  Any ideas for someone with a little experience who wants to learn?
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2006 12:19:50 PM »

As someone who is about to take her sixth pottery lesson in about two hours (I'm just a beginner, I guess), I would LOVE to see a pottery board.  Actually, I'm quite surprised that there isn't one already.  I'm really curious about what others are doing out there.

Perhaps starting one will encourage the potters on Craftster to post their work or talk about techniques and in the process it might inspire others to learn how to work on a wheel, etc.

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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2006 12:51:44 PM »

T-Sam, have you heard of the Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour?

http://www.mrpots.net/index.cfm?module=info&id=24

This is a great way to get out and about and see some potters and their work and studios.  Jay is a former instructor of mine.  Mark Pharis teaches at my school and Margaret Bohls is showing at someone's studio (forget whose though, maybe Randy Johnson's?) and she's my current instructor.  It's a great opportunity to ask questions and see the range of work up here.  Minnesota and Western Wisconsin has LOADS of potters and ceramicists.
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2006 02:05:14 PM »

Perhaps starting one will encourage the potters on Craftster to post their work or talk about techniques and in the process it might inspire others to learn how to work on a wheel, etc.

I agree.

There are a few other crafts that I had never known about until I saw posts on Craftster (felting, for instance).  Maybe others would start looking into it once they see others posting.  I think beginners' work could even be more inspiring than seasoned veterans, because others could see that anyone can start working with clay and that it's not exclusively for "artists" who live and work in super top-secret pottery societies). 

I must admit, I've never actually made a pottery post (unless you count a set of bowls I sent for a swap).  But I'm working diligently on getting back into wheelthrowing after a bit of a hiatus, and would love some inspiration.  A place for discussion and questions would be helpful, as well, since I still consider myself a beginner.

And this weekend I vow to take some pictures of my pieces.  Maybe if I post enough (and recruit some more potters), a pottery section will someday be added to Craftster.
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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2006 02:15:36 PM »

I almost forgot...

T-Sam:  check out local park districts and community colleges for pottery/ceramics classes.  If you're near a large city, you might be able to find some private studios offering classes, as well.  I found a studio by searching the internet, but it was pretty difficult to sort through the findings for actual classes offered.
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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2006 08:17:22 AM »

Thanks for the advice guys.  I will check out the pottery tour because that is pretty close to me!  I will keep looking for classes and such.  I hope you guys do start posting more of your pottery work I would love to see it!  We do need a pottery board.
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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2006 07:34:39 AM »

I'm a potter and ceramics gal!!!!!!  I want a ceramics board!!! That would be fantastic!  and we could share ideas, glaze mixes.. firing ideas... omg omg omg... pleeeease!
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« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2006 08:38:30 AM »

Hi I have 2 cents to add.  Not all people who work with clay are potters.  I say we have a ceramics board (I know that is high faluten, and not all potters call themselves ceramicists and vice versa, but clay is a medium in it's own right).  Not all who work with clay choose to make "house wares".  Thanks...
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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2006 07:19:54 PM »

Hi I have 2 cents to add.  Not all people who work with clay are potters.  I say we have a ceramics board (I know that is high faluten, and not all potters call themselves ceramicists and vice versa, but clay is a medium in it's own right).  Not all who work with clay choose to make "house wares".  Thanks...

that's true..   but I don't think that all things thrown on a wheel are neccessarily "house wares"... I throw things and alter them all of the time for sculptural pieces..  as well as jewelry and knobs for things and what not... 
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« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2007 11:04:45 AM »

Hi I have 2 cents to add.  Not all people who work with clay are potters.  I say we have a ceramics board (I know that is high faluten, and not all potters call themselves ceramicists and vice versa, but clay is a medium in it's own right).  Not all who work with clay choose to make "house wares".  Thanks...

Ceramics board would be grreat - I do classes and am always looking for ideas for stuff to make (little imagination, sadly...).

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« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2007 03:04:16 PM »

Yes Please! I'd love a pottery board! I do try searching through the boards for pottery but not everyone labels their work as such. IE: A recent post was written as "Raku Bowl" or I've done one with "Ceramics". It would make things way easier to be able ot view it all on one place.  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2007 01:34:57 AM »

I think it would be great! I also made some ceramics - cannot anymore, but I loved it. I posted something in Miscellaneous and it got totally buried. (No wonder, nothing special, but still - in ceramics board it might have got some responses... Roll Eyes) And I love looking at such objects! Grin
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« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2007 08:37:42 AM »

I would totally support a Ceramics board!  I used to throw right after I graduated college, and would love some inspiration to get me going again.  I bet there are more than a few potters/ceramicists around here who are puzzled by the lack of a board...it made me wonder when I first joined Craftster.
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« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2008 05:15:41 PM »

Yes!! I would love to see a pottery/ceramics board as well. I thought I posted my 2 cents but maybe that was on the other thread I saw. So please count this as  my vote for a pottery board!
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« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2008 04:37:39 PM »

This thread is pretty old - There is a bigger ceramics board request thread here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=170834.0

Maybe the two threads could be merged?

There are a ton of ceramics threads scattered all around craftster. It'd be nice to have them all in one spot. For instance, searching "ceramics" brings up almost 500 posts. Searching "pottery -"pottery barn" -harry" Wink brings up around 600. I don't really get why there isn't a forum.  Huh

I'll volunteer to moderate, if that's what you need! I'll move all the threads in, too.  Grin please oh please oh please A ceramics forum at craftster would be so rockin'!!
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« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2008 01:33:10 PM »

Hi everyone! Check out the newly expanded pottery, clay, ceramics board:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=359.0

If you have posted pottery projects in other boards on Craftster or know of other pottery projects that should be moved into these new boards, you can help out and let us know by hitting the Report to Moderator button. Thanks!
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« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2008 10:36:30 PM »

I'll try to find some. Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2009 07:42:18 PM »

Hi. I'm new to pottery too. I've taken 3 classes through the city arts center (oklahoma city). I'm the newbie to pottery/clay in the class. It is both inspiring and frusteating to be the newbie.  Postings for clay (hand building) etc. Would be very helpful.
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