Category Archives: Noteworthy

The New Venture of the Founder of MakerBot, Bre Pettis


The Bre & Co. Spiral Vase combines advanced manufacturing and traditional ceramic techniques into one unique object. Each geometric vase is fabricated on a ceramic 3D printer. The vases are then fired in a large wood fire kiln, one of the oldest traditional methods of firing ceramics. Although every vase has the same glaze applied to it, the unpredictability of the kiln results in dramatic variations in color, ranging from an eggshell blush pink, to crystalized deep blue.

This is a limited edition range of 30 unique pieces, each coated in a nontoxic and lead-free glaze.

Each one is different so you will receive a unique piece.

If you have one of the color variants you prefer, write us an email at after you make your order and tell us what you like.

Bre and Co. is exploring the frontiers of craftspersonship, advanced manufacturing, and iterative design to create watches, pens, jewelry and ceramics. Our mission is to deepen relationships with heirloom-quality gifts.


High Fire Stoneware Clay



Printed on a Potterbot ceramic 3D printer. Because of the process with this printer, the first few layers of the vase are each unique.



Fired in a kiln heated with wood. Ash and flames lick the vases and make each one unique.

Source: Spiral Vase · Bre & Co.

The most pots thrown in one hour by an individual is 159, achieved by Joel Cherrico (USA), in Collegeville, Minnesota, USA, on 7 March 2016.

This record was attempted in order to inspire people around the world to attempt challenging and innovative feats. Joel Cherrico has spent over 10,000 hours developing his pottery skills and used a rare kickwheel for the attempt, which was inspired by historical Japanese pottery wheels. The event took place at his alma mater: St. John’s University.

Source: Most pots thrown in one hour by an individual | Guinness World Records



This is an interesting look at a curated, regional, contemporary makers exhibition. Check it out!



OCTOBER 10-11, 2014


SUNDAY 12:00PM-5:00PM



Third Biennial National Juried Exhibit of Functional Ceramics

National Juried Exhibition | Juror:  Peter Beasecker

Exhibition Dates: April 4 – May 13, 2016

Join us for the third installment of our biennial national juried exhibition of ceramic works from artists across the United States chosen to represent the best in contemporary tabletop clay. Featuring dining environments curated by local designers and ‘cuisine-themed’ two dimensional artwork by select artists.Call for Submissions:  Juror: Peter BeaseckerArtist submissions accepted via CallforEntry.orgSubmissions accepted: Sept 10, 2015 – Jan 23, 2016**P l e a s e  n o t e :  You DO NOT need to be a member of ASLD to submit work for delecTABLE.

Source: Calls for Entry | ASLD 2015


OCT. 5, 2015

POMPEII, Italy — It is no mystery that scores of people died at Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D., burying its victims under mounds of pumice and ash that hardened over them like a mold, freezing them in time.During more than two centuries of excavations, plaster casts were made of those long-ago victims, making them a famous and poignant reminder of the unpredictability of death and the boundless power of nature.But if the way Pompeii’s residents perished is well established, far less is known about how they lived. Now a team of scientists hopes to change that.

Source: Scientists Hope to Learn How Pompeians Lived, Before the Big Day – The New York Times


Clay Art Center is gathering a contemporary cross-section of emerging
artists within a 75 mile radius of its facility in Port Chester, NY. The
focus of this show is to visually represent the culture, trends, and
theories surrounding clay practice in the region. This inclusive
culmination will have a breadth of work ranging from academic,
alternative, traditional, and post-industrial objects; functional,
installation, and sculptural work will be represented. The 2016
exhibition cycle has an overarching theme focusing on New York ceramics.
Artists will be prompted a short survey as to why they work in the New
York area and where they see the field going.

Leslie Ferrin is the director of Ferrin Contemporary, specializing in ceramic art circa 1950 – present. Based in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, Ferrin Contemporary is located at Independent Art Projects on the MASS MoCA campus in North Adams, Mass. The exhibition space features artworks from current projects and artists engaged in our international program for visiting artists and professionals. Ferrin, along with a team of art professionals, provides services to private services to private collectors and project and career management to artists. In 2013, Ferrin’s Ceramic Top 40 curated an international survey exhibition that traveled to venues in the USA.

One artist from the list of final exhibitors will be selected to have a solo exhibition at Clay Art Center July 30 – September 16, 2016.  The winner will be chosen by a sub-committee of individuals highly invested in the future of crafts in New York City:
Glenn Adamson, Director of the MAD Museum
Jennifer Scanlan, Independent Curator
David McFadden, former Chief Curator at the MAD Museum
Barry Harwood, Curator at the Brooklyn Museum
The winner will be announced at the opening reception on January 30, 2016.

Priority is given to emerging artists and limited to people that have been in the ceramics field professionally for less than 10 years. No applicant can have had a solo exhibition in an established gallery before the application deadline. Artists considered must either work or live in a 75 mile radius of Port Chester, NY.  Artwork submitted must have been made in the last two years and be available for exhibition.  Proposals are not accepted. Submitted artworks can be mixed media, but must be primarily ceramic. By applying to this exhibition the applicant agrees to participate in a solo exhibition in July 2016 if chosen. Entry will be submitted electronically through Applicants are allowed to submit up to 3 works, with 2 views of each work (maximum of 6 images for 3 works). There is a $25 application fee.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2015
Notification: October 19, 2015
High-Resolution Images for Print: October 31, 2015
Work Received: January 25, 2016
Work Returned: Last week of March 2016
Awarded solo exhibition: July 30, 2016 – September 14, 2016

Application Link and more info here

Source: Tristate of Mind



Ghetto Garniture: Wu Tang Worcester

August 22 through October 12, 2015

Ferrin Contemporary at 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA

In this solo installation, Lugo explores eclecticism and culture by juxtaposing street graffiti, European decorative patterning, and rich symbolism drawn from his Puerto Rican heritage. He creates a hybrid of visual art traditions and stimulates new conversations around cultural tolerance. The show features Lugo’s work created during his artist residency at Project Art in Cummington, Massachusetts.


Saturday, August 22, 4–6 p.m.

Source: Roberto Lugo in Ghetto Garniture: Wu Tang Worcester | Ferrin Contemporary Ferrin Contemporary