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Ceramic resources Majolica artists and info Study Programs/centers
Ceramic tools and tech links Museums Teaching/Education
China paint, luster, decals    
Color Resources online Opportunities listiings Time management
Contemporary ceramic online Professional practices resources Web site resources
Die-cutter info Residencies Writings online about...
Galleries Scholarship resources Geek Stuff
The links presented below do not represent any endorsement of the sites or their contents, but are offered as potential resources for people interested in art, Ceramics, and related things
Arbuckle CERAMICS Links
  Arbuckle links
Arbuckle blog of topical information
demo clip of Arbuckle Majolica Decorating Techinque and Design Considerations - ewer
demo clip of Arbuckle Design Considerations and Tips for Majolica
Arbuckle faculty page
Arbuckle flocculation-deflocculation demo video
Linda Arbuckle Ceramics Facebook

John K Cartoon College
Metropolitan Museum Collections Online

Alan Caiger-Smith brushwork demo video on YouTube (from the Craft of the Potter series)
George McCauley fingerpainting majolica color
Michael Kline video clip on brushwork practice on paper objects

Ceramics technical information resource links
American Ceramics Society
Calculating Unity Molecular Formula - free how-to YouTube video with Matt Katz
Ceramic Industry materials handbook for sale
Ceramics Today
Cones -Why are Cone Temperatures Random - Matt Katz YouTube video
Digital Fire
Glaze images and recipes for c6 from Rat City Studios
How bone china is made at Lenox
HyperGlaze glaze indexing and calculation program for the MAC or PC
Watch NCECA YouTube channel -some great demos!
Orton Foundation - see resources for cones and firing

Ceramic tools and technical services
Chinese Clay Art - inexpensive tools, brushes, overglaze and underglaze decals
Mudtools - ribs in many varieties, among other things.

China paint, decals, and luster resources
Chinese Clay Art - underglaze and China paint overglaze decals, as well as solid color sheets in basic colors. Probably not food safe. Bugs, florals, carp, et al.
Gold luster- its ceramic uses and application
Held Holland - England. Porcelain and china decorating supplies (China paint, luster, medium, etc.). Solid sheets of overglaze decal color, borders, sheets of luster, sheets of leopard print, luster bling for handles,et al. Probably not food safe.
National Artcraft - printed decals and borders in classic images - roses, kittens, etc. NOT food safe. Decorative only.

Color Resources online
Adobe Color - oline color wheel for making palettes
Behr Paint "Pins to Palettes" - select your favorite Pintrest boards, then your favorite images (up to six) and Pins to Palettes will create a custom color palette based on your pins.
Color Marketing Group - Not-for-profit color forecasting group. Expensive to join, but has some free resources. Color of the month and free e-news letter.
Color Matters - the psychology of color symbolism. Online learning resources.
Color Scheme Designer
John K Color Theory - guy who does Ren and Stimpy cartoons
Colormind - AI color tool. You can upload a photo, and it will give you a color palette for it.
Pantone - color standardizing service. Look up their color of the year and palettes to check out how they talk about color and link emotion and attitude and color.
PPG paint color trends and color info explains emotional associations of various color palettes.
Sherwin Williams color resources for home owners.

Contemporary ceramic art online
Art Axis - juried ceramic artist site
AccessCeramics - collection of contemporary ceramic images you may download

Repeat Pattern Repeat - Molly Hatch explains how to design repeat patterns

Die-cutter Info
A Basic Guide to Transfer Tape or Application Tape
Garth Johnson demo using cutter for gold luster decals
Kip O'Krongly frisket demo with underglaze
Klick-N-Cut has gone out of business, but Plotter Geeks seems to have picked up some of the slack for mid-price professional cutters.
KNK videos on Vimeo. LOTS of info here.
New Tools New Possibilities in Ceramics Studio - article from Ceramics Monthly that I authored about using a die cutter. Includes process sequences from Chris Pickett on low relief and Kip O'Krongly on surface decoration with friskettes.
Reviews: 10 Best Die Cut Machines 2023 - The Spruce
Reviews: Best Die Cutting Machines 2023 - Best Reviews
SVG thumbnail viewer. Free. Lets you see thumbnails for SVG files (used with vector files) in Windows Explorer. Available in 32 or 64 bit.
Zing videos from Sandy Mcauley. She has a wealth of info.

  Die Cutter Supply Resources
Held-Holland - England. Porcelain and china decorating supplies (China paint, luster, medium, etc.). Solid sheets of overglaze decal color, borders, sheets of luster, sheets of leopard print, luster bling for handles,et al. Probably not food safe.
Material Concepts: source of different kinds of Tyvek by the roll.
Signwarehouse - supplies and sign shop cutters
US Cutter: wholesale prices on all sorts of cutter materials and supplies.

Galleries that feature functional clay art
Akar Design, Iowa City, IA
Archie Bray Foundation Gallery, Helena, MT
Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL
Northern Clay Center Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
Schaller Gallery, St Joseph MI

Historic ceramics
Tour of Italian majolica from the National Gallery
Islamic Ceramics trail: from the Ashmolean Museum

Majolica artists and info
Stanley Andersen
Scott Barnim demos Persian luster methods
Shane Blitch - find him on Facebook
Bill Brouillard - video on Vimeo
Alan Caiger-Smith brushwork demo video on YouTube (from the Craft of the Potter series)
Color on Majolica article by David Gamble lists companies making commercial decorating colors for majolica. NOTE: AMACO has discontinued their line of GDCs.
Alan Caiger-Smith - article from the Reading Museum about his life and work
Daphne Carnegy
David Gamble's article on majolica decorating colors from C.A.D.
Karin Kramer, studio majolica potter. Look for her on YouTube as well.
George McCauley expressionist majolica
Courtney Murphy article from Ceramic Arts Daily about her majolica process.
Liz Quackenbush
Matthias Ostermann, 1951-2009. Wrote several good books.
Terry Siebert

Museums with substantial ceramic arts collections
British Museum, London
Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art
Metropolitan Museum, NYC
Mint Museum of Craft & Design
Smithsonian Freer and Sackler Galleries, Washington, DC
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Opportunities - links to sites listing opps of interest
Ceramics Monthly - call for entries
Ceramic Arts Daily- residency listings
Ceramic Arts Daily - Residencies
Creative Resources, Job Opportunities, and Networking - Facebook group
NCECA Artist Opportunites/Residencies

Professional Practices Resources - search online for more
Applying to MFA Programs - tip sheet from MICA
Artschools.com career pages, artist's job-search info
Career Lab cover letter and other job help
College Art Association career, art resume info

C.E.R.F.-Craft Emergency Relief Fund: web site with business, legal, insurance info and other prof practices advice for artists.

Craft Emergency Relief Fund report: Sustaining Careers

Field Guide for Ceramic Artisans - Julia Galloway's excellent pro-practices helps..
Quintessential Careers cover letter dos and don'ts
Making It As An Artist - Rat City Studios prof practices info
Microsoft templates online - includes resume templates
Monster.com resume center

Publications of interest to fans of ceramic art
Ceramic Arts Daily: publishers of Pottery Making Illustrated, Ceramics Monthly, and host of a web site full of great videos, information, and resources for artists and teachers.

Ceramic Review - UK. International coverage of ceramic art.

Ceramics Art and Perception
Fusion Canadian clay and glass
Pottery Making Illustrated Tech articles at a wide variety of levels.
Studio Potter

NCECA Artist Opportunites/Residencies

  Scholarship Resources
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for college scholarships

Study programs and arts centers for ceramics
Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO
Appalachian Center, Smithville, TN
Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN
Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Haystack Mountain School, Deer Isle, ME
Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE
Morean Center for Clay St. Petersburg, FL
Mudflat Studios, Somerville, MA
Penland School, Penland, NC
Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
Sanctuary Pottery Studio, Casper, WY
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
The Pottery Workshop, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Jingdezehn

National Education Association has K-12, and higher education teacher resources.
Integrative Teaching International - creative practice on teaching art in higher ed

Time management
Getting Things Done by David Allen - book.
ToDoist online list app. Free version does most things.

Web site resources
Dreamhost they host this site. Bargain hosting. Green host.
Filezilla - free FTP client program recommended by UF Computing Help for moving files to and from web sites
The Non-Designer's Web Book, 3rd ed. Robin Williams. A GREAT help for people who want to make their own web site. Very readable, invaluable information.
Mozilla Composer. Free program for making web pages.

Writings about art, craft, design, ceramics, online
Metcalf, Bruce, jeweler and writer

Geek Stuff - favorite computer-related items
Dropbox free online file storage so you can access your info from anywhere. Basic plan free. Very handy,
Filezilla Free FTP client.Manages log-ons and makes it easy to upload files to web sites. Recommended by UF computing.
Mail Chimp service that allows you to send e-mail newletters to a mailing list. Free version should work for most people. Good marketiing advice. Start a studio newletter.

updated: April 28, 2024