About three weeks ago, Joel traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to attend NCECA 2014. The national ceramics conference brought together potters and pottery enthusiasts from across the country to celebrate all things clay. One of the greatest takeaways from the conference for Joel was when he met Carole Epp, writer of the popular ceramics blog Musing About Mud. The two hit it off immediately, and Carol invited him to write an emerging artist’s post for her blog.
Here’s a link the article Joel wrote. The post describes what NCECA was like for Joel as an emerging potter and what he learned from the contemporary ceramics community.
This past weekend I set up over 100 pots to show at the 3rd annual Art Festival in Bayfront Park in Duluth, MN. My parents, a few of my aunts and uncles, and 4 good friends also joined me! Special thanks to everyone who helped make this a successful weekend.
I brought 100 pounds of clay and my pottery wheel for throwing demonstrations. 4 bricks, each 25 pounds of clay, were formed into about 300 shot glasses using my hump throwing process. Check out the photos below shot by my Aunt Dolly:
Also check out my store to see just a few that I have for sale online: