The Potters Cast | Pottery | Ceramics | Art | Craft

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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Born and raised in Illinois, Ryan Archibald received his BFA from Southern Illinois University in 2013 and continued his ceramic education in Minnesota as the Northern Clay Center Anonymous Potter Studio Fellow.   Ryan now resides in Minneapolis where he maintains a studio, teaches beginner wheel-throwing classes, and works for a production pottery.

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As a commercial artist, Kathy Pallie worked with many different materials creating 3-dimensional objects.  When Kathy retired, she put her hands into clay and has been exploring this exciting, tactile medium ever since.  

Kathy's artwork is inspired by Nature, by the unlimited variety of textures, patterns and energy she finds in her natural surroundings.

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Ginny Sims is interested in objects and the surrounding sensations in a home that trigger memory and emotion. Exploring homes and observing family patterns has been a fascination of Ginny since childhood. She finds a lot of inspiration for the work that she makes in the relationships between objects and their owners, and the somewhat overlooked power of the presence of certain objects and how they made their way into our lives.  Ginny creates objects that echo a sense of history and thoughtfulness, but also that of loss and abandonment.

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John Shirley works in bone-china. Most of John's work is decorated with soluble salts which have a tendency to permeate the surface of the work adding subtle watercolor effects and creating an ethereal quality. John is a fellow of Ceramics Southern Africa and a member of the International Academy of Ceramics.

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Tony Clennell- 2nd generation potter, educator and author of "Stuck in the Mud". Workshop presenter in Japan, Italy, USA, Canada, Wales, Korea and China.

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Brett Binford and Chris Lyon met while working in a studio in Colorado. They stayed friends over the years and eventually started a major production studio called MudShark Studio. Their company makes ceramics for large companies and individual artists. MudShark Studio is located in Portland Oregon.

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David Schlapobersky and Felicity Potter, - studio potters in high temperature, reduction fired stoneware and porcelain - a working partnership since 1973.

They live and work in Swellendam, a small rural town in the Western Cape Province of South Africa where they have the heritage house "Bukkenburg".

Their work is mostly wheel thrown with some slab work and is hand made using their own blends and mixes of clay, glazes, slips and oxides.

Their output is diverse and prolific, producing a range of work from tableware and decorative pieces to pots of monumental size, garden and indoor containers, decorative urns, washbasins, water features and wine jars etc..

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A Thai born, Melbourne-based artist, curator and arts activist, Vipoo Srivilasa works predominantly in ceramics, exploring culture shifts and migration experiences. His work is a playful blend of historical Figurative and Decorative art practices with a healthy dose of Contemporary Culture.

Using blue and white colour, he creates complex narratives through highly decorated images applied to the surfaces of ceramic forms. His work requires an intimacy in which the key elements of the drama are often found in unusual places within the forms themselves.

Vipoo has exhibited internationally and loves creating opportunities for artists to collaborate through community based art projects. His work is held in various public art collections including The National Gallery of Australia.

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