American Craft Council, “A Potter’s Journey: The Local Blend Business Partnership”

This is the seventh post in a series entitled, “A Potter’s Journey” for American Craft Council’s website. This post tells the story of growing my pottery businesss with the help of a mutually beneficial partnership with a local coffee shop, the Local Blend: “A Potter’s Journey: The Local Blend Business Partnership”

Cosmic Pots: The “Goldilocks Glaze”

Thirty-four years ago, astronomer and Cosmos host Carl Sagan made his famous claim: “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” – Carl Sagan. “The Lives of the Stars.” Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. PBS. 1980. Sagan could have been talking about making anything from scratch. His goal was to convey that everything on earth, everything in the universe, is …

Shark Tank Pottery Giveaway – The Lucky Winners!

  Thanks so much to everyone who supported my mission to get on Shark Tank! The outpouring of support was amazing, and I feel honored to have so many people send positive vibes my way. Over 150 of you also sent those positive vibes to Hollywood, so cross your fingers, and I’ll keep you posted about their response! (TJ over at …

Finding a Balance in an Imbalanced Art World

Hannah Anderson worked as a “Pottery Marketing Intern” this semester. She is a senior Art major at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University. In this post, she describes our semester long task of trying to define the role of pottery in the contemporary art world.  Guest Posting by Hannah Anderson (view her Linkedin page here) Throughout my internship with Joel, …

Pottery Business Trip: Stamped Mugs for Duluth Coffee Company, Artist Dinnerware for Gallery Paige

“When asked about his chief concern as an artist and potter, he modestly replied, ‘I honestly do not know. I respond to something inside me and I do not know what I am doing until I have done it. The moment of completion is sharing with others. The work is from myself but not for myself.’” –       Jonathan L. Fairbanks, …