The Potters Cast | Pottery | Ceramics | Art | Craft

Jack Welbourne is a ceramics graduate currently working in a plant pot factory in South Wales. Jack's work has focused on hand thrown functional wares but Jack is starting to explore more sculptural ideas informed by the industrial nature of his job.

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Bede Clarke has been a Professor of Art at the University of Missouri since 1992.  He received his Master of Fine Arts from The University of Iowa (1990) and a BFA from Eckerd College (1982).  Bedes work is found in public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad.

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Penni Stoddart has been a potter for more than 20 years and specializes in 1800's period historical pottery. Penni has done research into the history of local potteries as well as pioneer pottery in Ontario, Canada. She attends 1812 living history events and sells her pottery in merchant's row at the events and to historical sites.

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A graduate of the Sheridan College and Fleming College ceramics programs, Emma Smith creates humble artwork for everyday use. Her objects encourage the gathering of peoples and the sharing of a meal, by providing delight in the ordinary and unnecessary.

Emma's work has exhibited in galleries across North America including The Gardiner Museum (Toronto, ON), The Clay Studio (Philadelphia, PA), and The Carnegie Gallery (Dundas, ON).

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Specializing in gas fired glazed ware to cone 10 and one of a kind wood fired vessels, Mark Goertzen has worked as a professional potter since 1989. He started in clay at Bethel College, Kansas in the mid 1980's, and has been happily learning more about it ever since.

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Dear Human is the creative studio founded by Jasna Sokolovic and Noel O’Connell in 2009. After meeting at a residency in Denmark, Jasna and Noel immediately began working on ideas together and haven’t stopped since. The studio works in various artistic domains that include public space projects, product design, and applied arts. Their collaboration is rooted in common beliefs and ideas and supported by the strengths that each bring to the table—Noel’s material expertise and attention to detail and Jasna’s improvisational sensibility and explorative nature.
Their work draws inspiration from working in new environments, experimenting with materials and collaborating with other designers, architects, and artists Dear Human projects offer an alternative perception to overlooked everyday landscapes by revealing the hidden potential of places and objects, hoping to inspire consciousness and curiosity.

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Pepijn van den Nieuwendijk studied Graphic and Typographic design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague, The Netherlands (Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag).

After graduation Pepijn focused more on illustrating and painting. This was the beginning of Cirque dextraordinaire or what later became his alias and studio name Cirque de Pepin.

Pepijns circus, as a metaphor for a place where anything can happen.

Around 2002 Pepijn came into contact with ceramics. A world of possibilities revealed itself. Nowadays Pepijn works explicitly in these various disciplines. With an emphasis on craftsmanship and detail.

Van den Nieuwendijk has exhibited his intricate ceramic sculptures and paintings in solo exhibitions in The Netherlands and abroad, most recently 'The Greatest Show on Earth' at the Koornmarktspoort, city Museum Kampen (2014) He has participated in many group shows in The Netherlands and abroad. Recently Pepijn co-curated and designed the travelling exhibition The Blue Revolution, 400 years exchange Delft-Jingdezhen with ceramic artists from both The Netherlands and China.

Public commissions include a bas-relief for the Feijenoord Soccer Club (2009) in Rotterdam, and a monument in honor of the Dutch comic author Maarten Toonder Rotterdam (2002). Van den Nieuwendijks work is in the collection of Museum Prinsenhof Delft and in many private collections. Van den Nieuwendijk is represented by Gallery Nasty Alice, Eindhoven, Kochxbos gallery, Amsterdam and Mothership (art agency), Rotterdam

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Debra Sloan did a self-directed apprenticeship  from 1973-79. Later she attended Vancouver Art School 1979-82. Debra has taught, adjudicated, and presented at many symposiums, most recently in Romania.  Now she serves on arts Boards, is represented in 6 LARK publications, she exhibits nationally, internationally, attended 3 international residencies, and most recently at the Leach Pottery, UK. Debra works mainly as a figurative artist, but started as a potter.

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Jennica Kruse is a ceramic artist living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her BFA from the University of Minnesota and graduated Summa cum Laude in 2011. She also studied ceramics in Cortona, Italy in 2010. She is a Resident Artist at the Northern Clay Center where she teaches and works as the Materials Technician.

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