My name is Karen Hoffman and I am a ceramics major at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky. You can expect to find much pottery on this blog; a little bit of my own work and whole lot of current work from other artists that are catching my eye.

It is a most joyous day, dear followers! I have officially turned 21 and am having my first beer! Crabbie’s Spiced Orange Ginger beer :D The place where my parents took me has over 700 kinds I beer!

You know what else this means?? I can drink at NCECA next year! Score! ‘Tis truly a great day to celebrate!

downbythereservoir:

hitomi hosono carves porcelain sculptures to resemble tropical flowers 

dave-the-ceramists asked:

Hi I'm Dave and I'm and a junior in high school and absolutely in love with ceramics. Hoping to both spread my work and be inspired here on tumblr. If u could possibly help with tips or publicity I would greatly appreciate it.

Hello, Dave! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I would love to help you out with some tips about running a ceramics blog :D

I took a look at your blog and the first thing I noticed was that you have a lot of posts of your personal work. Step one completed! Continue with those kinds of updates. It lets people see the improvement you’re making and it provides you with a method to get feedback. In your captions, ask your followers questions. If you were making a piece with a theme or a message, see if they can figure it out; or maybe see if they have any suggestions on how you can improve. As for publicity and inspiration, I think you’re making a good start by following other ceramics blogs and posting about your personal work. If you’re not already, follow the ceramics/pottery/clay tags and see if there are any artists who are piquing your interest. If you already have a favorite artist but don’t see any posts about them, let everyone else know about them by making your own informational posts. Their work might be just what another artist needs for inspiration!

I’m really bad with answering open ended questions like these, so I hope I helped you out even if just a little! Stop by again if you have any other questions :D

thecrimsonalchemist:

I know everyone is really sad right now so have a video of my three legged dog trying to catch water

stormphyre:

Matt Kelleher  on AKAR
Friggin love this pitcher. It has so much swoosh to it. And kind of sassy. And it kind of looks like a bird with a giant crest. Or a pelican, depending on which way you look at it. 

stormphyre:

Matt Kelleher  on AKAR

Friggin love this pitcher. It has so much swoosh to it. And kind of sassy. And it kind of looks like a bird with a giant crest. Or a pelican, depending on which way you look at it. 

Yet another summer project!

Yet another summer project!

Made this on my visit home! Sorry about the lighting D:

Made this on my visit home! Sorry about the lighting D:

smsofthisearth:

Hoarding What You Have 11.25”Wx5.25”D Earthenware, Ink, Glaze

smsofthisearth:

Hoarding What You Have
11.25”Wx5.25”D
Earthenware, Ink, Glaze

littlelimpstiff14u2:

Anne Agee

Ann Agee is an American visual artist who works mainly in ceramics, often reappropriating traditional designs such as blue-and-white patterns. Her works include ceramic murals, an entire ceramic bathroom, and ceramic sex toys. She was a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow.

She gained a BFA at Cooper Union School of Art in 1981 and an MFA from Yale University in 1986. She first came to fame in the Bad Girls show at the New Museum, New York in 1994.

Her work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Rhode Island School of Design Museum; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Sooo update on my african flower blanket. I’m gonna need about 4x as many motifs as this if I want it to be large enough to be useful D: There is much crocheting ahead! 

Sooo update on my african flower blanket. I’m gonna need about 4x as many motifs as this if I want it to be large enough to be useful D: There is much crocheting ahead! 

So ever since my roommates moved out and left me with an apartment all to myself, I’ve been a little (SO VERY) lonely, especially on the weekend when I have nothing planned and lots of hours in a day to waste. SO I was really excited when my phone rang because MAYBE, JUST MAYBE someone wanted to come see me but NO! IT WAS JUST AT&T REMINDING ME THAT I’VE PAID MY PHONE BILL. 

So here is the other drop in the pond blanket that I was talking about a few weeks ago when I posted pictures of the pink, blue, and yellow one I did. I like this one better than the other one. I altered the pattern because I sort of made a mistake early on and didn’t feel like going back to fix it lol.