- Beate Kuhn is one
of Germany's most important potters. She pioneered the technique
of making sculpture from wheel-thrown multiples.
- Khaled Ben Slimane
is Tunisia's most foremost studio potter. His work draws on Andalusian
themes and the Berber traditions of Sejenane and Jerba.
- Heo Jin Kyu is an
onggi potter and is a member the Ulsan Onggi Association. His
works are fired in gas, oil, or “noboragama” kiln
to 1260°C (cone 8) with an ash glaze.
- Yon Shik Bae is
a traditional potter from Maseok, South Korea. His pottery is
from the Northern region of Korea. All of his works are either
unglazed or only have applied slip and are fired to 1300°C.
- Finnish studio potter Erna Aaltonen
makes elegant, hand-built vessels, which embody the Finnish design
- American ceramist Kathy Butterly
has been making a name for herself with her softly folded, twisted
and distorted porcelain vessels.
- Vipoo Srivilasa is
a Thai ceramist resident in Australia. Stephen Benwell's article
reviews work exhibited in Bangkok, Thailand in 2005.
- Janis Mars Wunderlich's
surreal sculptures capture "the exhaustion and exhilaration
of life as both a creative artist and busy parent".
- Dutch ceramists Johnny Rolf and
Jan de Rooden have been working together since 1959. Despite
this, they both developed their own unique style.
- American ceramist Karen
Swyler makes pairs of wheel-thrown, functional porcelain
vessels, which reference body language and gesture.
- Danish studio potter Peder
Rasmussen's whimsical sphere-shaped vases will be show-cased
at the museum KERAMION in Frechen, Germany from May 7 –
July 30, 2006
- Wilhelm Kagel (1867–1935)
and his son Wilhelm Kagel II ran one of the most important pottery
studios in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, where they made Art
Nouveau style ceramics.
- New Hampshire studio potter John
Baymore has been wood-firing since 1969. His wheel-thrown
pottery is influenced by the Oriental aesthetic.
- Award-winning Irish ceramist Deirdre
McLoughlin makes high-fired biomorphic sculpture, which
is polished with diamond pads.
- Zen Parry’s signature
triangular form is a metaphor for the dark corners of the human
psyche, i.e. those thoughts that you would rather not confront.
- Singapore-born American studio potter Fong
Choo makes miniature sculptural teapots of great skill
- Halima Cassell's deeply
carved, large-scale, contoured sculptural vessels are made from
a heavily grogged, unglazed clay and are inspired by Islamic and
African art and architectural geometry.
- German ceramists Rita Ternes
and Thomas Naethe have shared a studio since 1982 and
have both developed a unique style of their own - Thomas Naethe
with his sleek, wheel-thrown vessels and Rita Ternes, with her
folded, 'geometric plane' sculptures.
- German ceramist Antonia Schulze
is a little-known in the world of global ceramic arts. Schulze,
who makes trompe l'oeil sculpture, was born in 1909, didn't start
her career as an artist until she was nearly 60 years old
- Japanese studio potter Furutani
Kazuya has followed in the footsteps of his famous father,
Shigaraki potter Furutani Michio (1946-2000), leading to the son
being celebrated as a master of the anagama and 'heir to the throne'.
- Bill Abright's sculptures
focus on animal forms, fish, insects and the human figure, often
morphing species or combining elements from different biological
- British ceramist Peter Beard
is known for his wheel-thrown vessels and hand-built biomorphic
stoneware sculpture with layered shiny, matt and semi-matt glazes.
- Gundi Dietz is an Austrian
ceramist creating figurative sculpture, mainly of the female nude.
Each work is a sensitive character study.
- Susana Beibe is an Argentine
ceramist creating monumental sculptural works with cubist influences.
- Lithuanian-American ceramist Rimas
VisGirda creates vessels with humourous, socio-critical
- Jamaican sculptor Gene Pearson
creates unglazed earthenware heads and vessels with faces in carved
relief, as well as bronze sculptures.
- American ceramist Allan Rosenbaum
makes whimsical figurative sculpture influenced by West Coast
Funk and Surrealism.
- David Furman is known for his
whimsical porcelain trompe l’oeil stacked fruit and vegetable
tea pots, which reference pre-Colombian and Peruvian Moche erotic
- Itsue ITO is a Japanese ceramist
resident in Japan and the USA, making abstract sculpture.
- Australian studio potter and teacher Moon
Milton is well known for his large wheel-thrown stoneware
platters and vessels inspired by the Australian landscape.
- Sally Resnik Rockriver generates
chemical reactions in blown glass and ceramics, creating 'geochemical
formations' through high temperature crystal growth.
- Lynn Duryea is an American ceramist
known for her abstract sculpture, as well as for being a founder
of the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts.
- American ceramist Richard Notkin
is well known for his socio-critical re-interpretations of the
Yixing teapot as well as other works, e.g. his monumental tile
mural 'The Gift'.
- The 'Keramikgruppe
Grenzhausen' - is a German ceramics co-operative seated
in the old German pottery center of Höhr-Grenzhausen. Their
ceramics range from functional wares to sculptural work.
- Florida based ceramist Brian Hively
makes organic, abstract and semi-abstract sculpture inspired by
nature and environmental concerns and suggestive of ‘universal’
- Tarik Ibrahim, Waleed Qaisi and Sa'ad
Shakir are three Iraqi ceramists. All three make their
own unique style of ceramic sculpture.
- Husband-wife pair Melody Ellis &
Matt Wilt both make their own individual, extraordinary
- Justin Novak's incredible
raku sculptures are not for the faint at heart. Their angst-ridden
themes probe deep into our hearts...
- Stan Welsh makes large,
stylized, narrative, often enigmatic terracotta head forms with
heavy incising and carving filled with brightly colored glazes.
- American ceramic sculptor Jeff
Schmuki makes hand-built, laminated and compressed sculptural
objects, site responsive installations and clay drawings, which
represent the Mississippi landscape.
- Indian studio potter Madhvi
Subrahmanian lives in the USA, where she makes characteristic
coil-built sculptural vessels referencing forms representing fertility
and abundance, seeds, shells and pods.
- Taiwanese ceramist Shao Ting-Ju
makes narrative mixed-media installations, incorporating comical,
hand-built multiples of the human figure and birds.
- US studio potter Kristen Kieffer
makes wheel-thrown, altered and soda-fired sculptural vessels
inspired by Elizabethan to couture clothing, 18th century American
silver and Islamic patterning and metal-working.
- American ceramist Beth Cavener
Stichter uses animal body language as a metaphor for human
psychology, e.g. aggression, fear, apathy, violence and powerlessness,
transforming animal subjects into human psychological portraits.
- American studio potter Warren MacKenzie
celebrated his 80th birthday this year. he continues to make affordable
pots inspired by Yanagi's 'mingei' philosophy.
- Jun Kaneko is an internationally
recognized American sculptor. He has become well known for his
large-scale, stylized ceramic heads and 'dangos'.
- Robert Harrison has become
known for his site-specific sculptures and museum installations
of ‘stacks’, gateways referencing architectural forms.
- Neil Tetkowski creates environmentally
inspired large-scale clay mandala discs and performances involving
clay installations of various kinds.
- American studio potter and teacher Richard
Fairbanks was an atypical American potter, drawing inspiration
from his travels and research in Finland and Eastern Europe.
- Nesta Nala and Clive Sithole are
two contemporary South African Zulu potters who have gained recognition
beyond the borders of their home country.
- Three Greek artists, who are at the forefront of contemporary
Greek ceramics: Stella Bakatsi, Theodora
Chorafas and Nikos Sklavenitis.
Sures is a prominent Canadian ceramist making wheel-thrown,
vessel-based work as well as hand-built sculpture.
- Award winning Hungarian ceramist Maria
Geszler-Garzuly has become widely known for her humanoid
bottle shapes, onto which she transfers surface designs.
- Patrick Mateescu is a Romanian-American
ceramist making public and other large-scale sculpture in stoneware.
- Maija Grotell was an award-winning
American studio potter and teacher known for her brushed-on colored
slips and glazes.
- Adelaide Paul is known for her
exquisite animal sculptures, which sculptures are on display at
the Garth Clark Gallery in New York until June 26.
- Michael Moore is an Irish ceramist
making highly polished, abstract sculpture inspired by the Irish
- Gudrun Klix' sculptures are inspired
by the desert landscape around Alice Springs, Central Australia
and are are loosely based on land forms as viewed from the air.
- American studio potter Harding Black
led a distinguished career that spanned more than six decades.
- Regina Heinz is an Austrian ceramist
resident in Britain, who makes hand built, abstract ceramic sculpture.
- Uraguchi Masayuki has become
a rising star of Japanese celadon.
- Charlie Krafft - a look at a
controversial American ceramist from Seattle.
- Phil Rogers is a British studio
potter making salt-glazed vessels and reduction-fired stoneware
inspired by Korean and European Medieval ceramics.
- Eva Zeisel is a Hungarian-born
American studio potter and designer of ceramics. The influence
of the Bauhaus is evident in her elegant designs.
- Gurucharan and Mansimran Singh,
father and son, are two pioneer potters from Delhi, India.
- The eccentric Martin Brothers
became famous for their grotesquely modeled ‘Wally Birds’
and other works inspired by the pottery of the Middle Ages.
- Yanze Jiang is a progressive
Chinese ceramist and teacher working mainly in porcelain.
- Robert Compton -
a versatile American potter from Bristol, Vermont, where he makes
wheel-thrown, wood-fired and salt-glazed stoneware as well as
raku and pit-fired work.
- Olaf Stevens is a
Dutch ceramist, glass maker, designer and teacher based in the
historical town of Gorinchem.
- Kevin White was born in Britain,
trained in Japan and lives in Australia. This eclectic mix shines
through in his porcelain vessels.
- Ashraf Hanna is an
Egyptian potter living in Britain. His enigmatic vessels are burnished
- Leza Marie McVey was a pioneering
American potter, in many ways ahead of her time.
- Prue Venables is an australian
ceramist known for her minimalist, monochrome porcelain vessels.
- Jack Troy is an accomplished American
wood-firer and teacher. He is well known for his numerous lectures
and workshops, articles and two books. A widely accepted authority
- Carolinda Tolstoy is a flamboyant
British potter of Middle Eastern background making pottery inspired
by Iznik ware and other Islamic pottery.
- Maria Martinez, pueblo potter
of the Southwest lived in the San Ildefonso pueblo in northern
New Mexico, where she made traditional Native American wares.
- Barbara Nanning is well known
for her ceramic sculpture inspired by flowers and other objects
from the macro and microcosm.
- Gert Knäpper is a German
potter living in Japan. He stunned the Japanese ceramics community
by winning several prestigious Japanese awards.
- Piet Stockmans is a prominent
Belgian designer, who has concentrated on blue and white throughout
- Aline Favre is a Swiss ceramic
artist balancing black stoneware with white porcelain in her finely
- Linda Gunn-Russell is
a British ceramist making distinct sculptural pots with a twist.
- Giovanni Maria Vasaro - Truly
a master of Italian maiolica of the 16th century. Vasaro worked
in the istoriato and raphaelesque styles of maiolica painting.
- Raku Kichizaemon XV
- the son of the 14th Raku master Kakunyu. He became the 15th
Raku master in 1981.
- Victor Schreckengost
- the American designer made the world famous 'Jazz Bowls', one
of which was purchased by Eleanor Roosevelt.
- Marilyn Levine - I can't believe
it's not leather! Levine's dogged interpretation of that bovine
material reveals a skill with clay matched by few.
- Rimas Visgirda - Lithuanian-American
potter working with decals and onglazes.
- Anne Hirondelle
- Soda ash glazed sculptural stoneware vessels
- Vipoo Srivilasa
- Thai-Australia ceramic artist, making works reminiscent of West
- Adelaide Alsop Robineau
- An American art deco ceramist, famous for her 'Scarab Vase'.
- David Gilhooly
- talks about his first Frog Pot and the secret life of Frogs.
- Gary Wornell -
a diverse Canadian artist living in Finland
- Ursula Scheid -
a contemporary German artist potter working in stoneware.
- Vivienne Foley -
a successful studio potter based in London
- Pippin Drysdale
- stylish and colorful vessels by an Australian artist-potter.
- Early Japanese Pottery
- shards from the earliest pottery vessels known in the world,
about 16,000 years old, have been found at the Kamino site in
- Lucy Lewis - famous
Native American potter of the Acoma Pueblo, in America's southwest.
- Minerva Chango -
a Venezuelan potter making functional wood-fired work with a sculptural
- Portland Vase -
a famous 'Black Basalt' vase by English ceramic innovator Josiah
- Astrid Gerhartz
- German potter working in fine porcelain; also uses water-soluble
- Hans Coper - an influential
modernist ceramist with a 'continental' sensibility.
- Claude Champy -
a potter working in the best of French ceramic traditions.
- Ruth Duckworth
- well-known resident American artist with a distinct aesthetic.
- Rudi Staffel -
famous for his 'Light Gatherer' porcelain pieces, Staffel is an
accomplished American ceramist.
- Les Lawrence -
A master of screenprinting on clay and inventor of novel ways
of making decals.
- Peter Voulkos
- An American icon and father of expressionism in American ceramics.
- Yixing - the traditional
Chinese red stoneware teapot, now as sought after in the West
as in the East.
- Jeroen Bechtold
- a Dutch potter in the heart of Amsterdam
- Thomas Toft - The
Toft family is said to have made their distinctive slipwares in
17th C Staffordshire. But is there more to it than meets the eye?
- Peter Callas - an
American potter who has been influenced by the Japanese wood-firing
tradition, as well as the work of his friend and collaborator
- Joseph Ekberg -
Swedish Art Nouveau designer who worked for the Gustavsberg Porcelain
Factory from 1897 until 1945.
- Bernard Leach - the grand old
master of English pottery at his best - a beautifully shaped bottle
vase from with wavy lines that enhance the form.
- Tony Ferguson
- American potter, master in the art of Anagama firing, in his
- Dorothy Feibelman
- makes vessels of delicately patterned clay using a technique
known as neriage.
- Bodil Manz - Danish
- Ah Leon - Yixing
meets contemporary Illusionism.
- Xing Liangkun - a
prolific Chinese potter, who not only makes pottery, but collects,
writes and has developed many ceramics-related patents.
- Raymond Elozua -
is a contemporary American artist famous for his deconstructed
vessels and other ceramic sculpture.
- Gary Molitor -
is a California based artist working in clay, mixed media and
in 2D media.
- Ken Ferguson
- is a distinguished, innovative American studio potter, who taught
for many years at Kansas City Art Institute. His students include
many successful contemporary ceramicists.
- Fujisan - is one of Japans
most revered Raku Tea Bowls, made by Hon'ami Koetsu around 1600.
- Jean François Fouilhoux
- is a contemporary French studio potter melding the traditional
Chinese celadon glaze with a typically French free-form aesthetic.
- Grayson Perry - is a
British ceramist, visual artist & writer, who uses pottery
as a weapon for social criticism.
- Owen Rye - is a distinguished Australian
Anagama-firing studio potter.
- Matsui Kosei - the 'Living National
Treasure' is a master of Neriage, a time-consuming technique,
whereby different colored clays are mixed, rolled out, cut and
- Kurt Weiser - an American studio
potter who has become well know for his meticulously executed
allegorical imagery painted on porcelain with onglaze colors.
- Roseline Delisle - Canadian
studio potter now living in California. She makes work inspired
by Geometric Abstraction.
- Nabeshima Platter - Nabeshima
ware was a type of very rare and expensive Imari porcelain produced
in the kilns of the Nabeshima clan.
- Dan Dermer - an American
studio artist specializing in ash-type glazes.
- Rockwell Kent - American Art Deco
illustrator and printmaker, worked for Vermon Kilns, producing
classic American series in clay.
- Michael Lucero - American clay
sculptor. Surprisingly, his surrealistic work has been strongly
influenced by Native American Pueblo art.