Articles by Jonathan Kaplan

Thoughts to Ponder

Here are 15 thoughts to ponder as the 2012 New Year starts.
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Who's on First?

Who actually "owns" a glaze formula, clay body or ceramic process?
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The American Studio Pottery Movement

American studio pottery has replaced American pottery manufacturing.
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PPP: The Perils and Rewards of Glaze Testing

or How I Learned to Make Glaze Testing Work for Me
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Preaching to the Choir

More students, artists, and working potters are joining the ceramics community, but the marketplace of buyers and collectors does not seem to be growing at the same rate.
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Downsizing? Upsizing? Staying the Same?

The economic downturn has affected many individuals in the ceramics industry, but everyone has a different story to share.
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Some Interesting Parallels

Showing your work means taking a risk-but it also means better exposure to a wider audience.
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Lifestyle Choices

Many people espoused certain lifestyle choices when choosing to be potters, without knowing how taxing and hard it might be-especially on family life.
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Living on the Edge and Taking Risks

We have taken a big risk. We are self-employed; we make things of great beauty and utility that, really, most people don’t need. You can’t eat a pitcher or a mug.
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NCECA 2010: Some Afterthoughts

After returning home and having the exhilaration of being so immersed in clay-related activities for such an intense time, I have three questions.
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