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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?
« 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?


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.
« 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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