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Dryden Wells

in Shanghai

The Pottery Workshop

PRESENTED ON APR 11, 2013
IN SHANGHAI @ VOL 21

"Our cornerstone workshop is located in a place called Jingdezhen, which is known as the place where porcelain was invented during the Song Dynasty."

In "The Pottery Workshop" from PechaKucha Night Shanghai Vol. 21, Dryden Wells talks about The Pottery Workshop -- a ceramics-making community and business located in Jingdezhen. Dryden goes over the history of the work space, and the vast array of programs it runs. The studio offers a variety of ceramics classes, and regularly hosts arts events for the local populace.

 
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Let's Make a Pot

BY JESS ELOFSON
IN SIOUX FALLS

How do you produce a pot? Let Jess Elofson guide you through the process, start to finish, in her presentation. (in English)

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Building a Kiln

BY GREGORY MILLER
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 22, 2012

Gregory Miller decided to build a kiln -- to cook pizza -- for his uncle, and he uses his presentation to describe all the steps that were required for the construction. (in English)

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Spraying Oxydes

BY MICHAEL MAGUIRE
IN HJØRRING

In his presentation, artist Michael Maguire walks us through his works, talking about the process required to produce each, and how they all tie into his vision. (in English)

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Earthenware's Mark

BY CLIVE BOWEN
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 22, 2012

Potter Clive Bowen recounts his journey from his years at Cardiff College of Art, where he pursued painting and etching. He held several positions after school which led to his focus of earthenware pottery. He shows slides of his work, and explains why he loves the forms and techniques which appear most frequently in his craftwork.

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Chihei - Playful Porcelain

BY ANITA WING YI CHU
@ VOL 16 ON MAY 25, 2013

Chihei is a community arts project combining the traditional art of handpainted porcelain with new and playful visuals. Anita Wing Yi Chu and Carman Ka Man Ching, 2 of the company's members, share some of their products and the themes behind them, as well as their community events. 

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David Taylor Pottery

BY DAVID TAYLOR
IN NASHVILLE

Potter, David Taylor, from Nashville shows his work and discusses his creative process. He first started pottery at Vanderbilt community classes and Mid-South Ceramics. He continues this hobby now as a student of Vince Pitelka at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN.

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The Vegetable Store

BY ERICA EYRES
@ VOL 27 ON APR 12, 2016

Erica Eyres lives and works in Glasgow.
Eyres graduated with a MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2004. She has had solo exhibitions at CCA, Glasgow and the Kunsthaus, Erfurt, with selected group exhibitions including PS1, New York; Plug In ICA, Winnipeg; and The Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland. 

In this presentation Erica speaks about her project The Vegetable Store at Fireworks Studio, a pottery shop that was turned into a ceramic fruit and vegetable store.

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The Mystery of Mimbres Pottery

BY ROSLYN FASSETT
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 25, 2017

While traveling through the Gila Wilderness area in New Mexico, Roslyn Fassett  drove into the valley of the Mimbres people. Always having been attracted by tribal art, she focused on Mimbres pottery. Their polychrome clay bowls are greatly valued today. Rediscovered in the last century, valued and looted, the designs illustrate aspects of their everyday lives, ritual and otherworldly beliefs.

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A Passion and a Process

BY PHILLIP JOHN ROMERO
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 28, 2018

Phillip John Romero’s work examines the relationship between functional ceramic artwork and human interaction. Phillip loves to talk about the process involved in ceramics, which include an individual's successes as well as their failures. Phillip’s idea is that when we come together to share a meal, we need to put away technology and social media.