Ceramic maker Laima Grigone shares her passion for making functional tableware and the philosophy of the handmade movement.
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Life after Ceramics
BY JILL ROUNDS
@ VOL 9
ON APR 04, 2013
Jill Rounds talks about her life after ceramics, and the various mediums she has explored since she left her ceramic tile business. She focuses mainly on painting and book arts, and shows several of her personal projects, many of which focus on themes of peace and spirituality.
BY KARISSA CHASE
@ VOL 5
ON JUN 05, 2014
Karissa Chase is a Townsville girl who fled the city after graduating from high school, moved to Brisbane to study ceramics and hasn't looked back. After deciding to be a potter at the young age of 16, Karissa pursued her dream to do so. After graduating art college in Australia, America gave her the opportunity for love and the chance to introduce her ceramic work. Working with either the wheel or a rolling pin, each piece is not only cute, but how fortunate Karissa is to do what she loves.
Fire and Life
BY JON VONGVICHAI
@ VOL 22
ON DEC 12, 2014
Upon completion of Jon’s BFA in Ceramics he came to work here at the Art School as an instructor and eventually become part of the full-time staff as the Ceramics Program Manager. Jon continues to create his ceramic works and is featured in exhibitions throughout the island.
Glass and Ceramics Come to Life
BY LOUISE IRVINE
@ VOL 31
ON AUG 26, 2015
Louise Irvine, Executive Director of the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA), talks about the new museum in the heart of Dania Beach, Florida. The museum's Staffordshire collection includes Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Moorcroft and tells the artisan's stories of George Tinworth, Daisy Makeig-Jones and the Martin Brothers who brought the British ceramics to life. Dale Chihuly and Ardmore Ceramic Art are also well represented at the musuem.
BY LIMINAL PROJECTS (OMAR KAHN AND LAURA GARÓFALO)
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 15, 2016
"Ask a ceramicist and they will insist that the material lives."
In Ceramic Assemblies from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Laura Garófalo and Omar Kahn of Liminal Projects discuss their prototypes for ceramic building systems that were developed at the European Ceramics Workcentre (ekwc), in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands. They are designs that explore ways that architecture can mediate heat, water and nature. Ceramics, which are fired clay, are one of the oldest building materials. But they defy easy categorization because their behavior and properties are so diverse. Ceramics were used to build the Roman aqueducts and also used for the heat shield on the Space Shuttle. Ask a ceramicist and they will insist that the material lives. It is this quality that Garófalo and Kahn want to capture and perpetuate in their work.
Form has a character and clay has a will
BY PÄIVI RINTANIEMI
@ VOL 7
ON AUG 17, 2017
”Muodolla on luonne ja savella tahto - toista tavoitan toista valjasta.” Päivi Rintaniemi on toteuttanut ajatuksiaan sekä muotoilijana että kuvanveistäjänä yli kolmenkymmenen vuoden ajan. Rakkaus työhön mahdollistaa keinot sen toteuttamiseen.
A Vietnamese ceramic artist
BY QUOC DAT NGUYEN
@ VOL 10
ON DEC 11, 2016
Dat Nguyen has involved in a few different jobs before, until ceramics found him. He has been traveling back and forth between Saigon and Bien Hoa to learn the craft of making Bien Hoa ceramics - an art that is disappearing due to modernization. Now he’s running Dat Pottery - a studio that teaches pottery workshops. If you love art and culture, Dat Nguyen’s talk is for you!
You can follow him at: www.facebook.com/datpottery
The Art of Kintsugi for the Least Among Us
BY JASON GOODIN
@ VOL 6
ON OCT 25, 2018
Jason Goodin talks about Kintsugi, an art form where broken pottery or ceramics is bonded back together, but gold or silver powder is mixed into the resin. When repaired, the piece takes on a new form of life; its fracture becomes its beauty. Rather than hiding the fracture, it can tell a new story that it couldn’t previously tell.