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Die-cutter info Publications Geek Stuff
Galleries Residencies  
Historic Ceramics Scholarship resources  
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

 
Art
John K Cartoon College
Metropolitan Museum Collections Online

 
Brushwork
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 - YouTube video with Matt Katz
Ceramic Industry materials handbook
Ceramics Today
CeramicsWeb

ClayArt archives
Clayart archives by subject

Cones -Why are Cone Temperatures Random - Matt Katz YouTube video
Decal (Chinapaint) troubleshooting guide
Digital Fire
GlazChem glaze indexing and calculation program for the PC. Shareware.
Windows help file add-on for Win 7/10 - to read GlazChem help files on Windows 7
Gold - its ceramic uses and application
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, overglaze and underglaze decals
Mudtools - ribs in many varieties, among other things.

 
Color Resources online
Color Scheme Designer
John K Color Theory - guy who does Ren and Stimpy cartoons

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

 
Decals- Ceramic
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.
Held of Harrowgate - England. Solid sheets of overglaze decal color, borders, sheets of luster, sheets of leopard print, luster bling for handles,et al. More modulated colors than Chinese Clay Art offerings. Probably not food safe.
National Artcraft - printed decals and borders in classic images - roses, kittens, etc. NOT food safe. Decorative only.

 
Die-cutter Info
A Basic Guide to Transfer Tape or Application Tape
Garth Johnson demo using cutter for gold luster decals
Klick-N-Kut die cutter info. I have a Zing and and Make the Cut software and am pleased
KNK user forum. Good help and info. Please note they moved the forum to a new URL: http://forum.make-the-cut.com/
KNK videos on Vimeo. LOTS of info here.
Make the Cut software for die cutting. Works with Zing and other cutters as listed. Free to download and try. Trial version has a line through the image, so you can't cut with it, but can see how the software works.

Make the Cut download page for MTC file format viewer and plug-in for the die cutter.

Reviews: Top 10 Reviews 2015 Best Die Cutters
SVG thumbnail viewer. Free. Lets you see thumbnails for SVG files (used with vector files) in Windows Explorer. Available in 32 or 64 bit.
Yahoo user group for Make the Cut software
Zing suggested settings for various materials
Zing videos from Sandy Mcauley. She has a wealth of info.

 
Die Cutter Supply Resources
Held of Harrowgate - sheets of solid decal color, leopard print, or luster - they call them transfers
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
Northern Clay Center Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
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.
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.

Walter Ostrom

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 - International residencies
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.
http://craftemergency.org/

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
Microsoft templates online - includes resume templates
Monster.com resume center
Virginia Tech Careers cover letter samples

 
Publications of interest to fans of ceramic art

Americancraft.com Wendy Rosen's site, including links to her Arts Business Institute

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
Ceramics Today online publication
Clay Times
Crafts Report business info for craftspeople
Critical Ceramics online publication
Fusion
Interpreting Ceramics online refereed publication
Pottery Making Illustrated Tech articles at a wide variety of levels.
Redefining Craft Dennis Steven's provocative blog. Must read
Studio Potter

 
Residencies
Ceramic Arts Daily list of residencies
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
Odyssey Center,Asheville, NC
Penland School, Penland, NC
Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
St. Petersburg Clay, St. Petersburg, FL
The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
The Pottery Workshop, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Jingdezehn

 
Teaching/Education
National Education Association has K-12, and higher education teacher resources.
Oh Happy Clay - K-12 teacher resource site for clay in the classroom
Think Tank - yearly forum on foundation art programs.

 
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
Adamson, Glenn, blog from the V & A listing: From Sketchbook to Product
Chandra Debuse has a list of craft theory sites in her blog links
Metcalf, Bruce, jeweler and writer
Stevens, Dennis, Redefining Craft
Victoria and Albert Museum page including blog list of interesting blogs by curators and educators

 
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.
OneDrive - Microsoft's cloud service that offers cloud use of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, as well as personal or shared file storage. 7 gig of space free.
Toodledo - my current favorite online TO DO list manager. Many great features in the free version.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
updated: February 16, 2017