Now Open: Handmade for your Valentine ☀️🍓❤️🍾 ClayAkar’s 3rd Annual Valentine’s Day show featuring handmade ceramic jewelry from selected artists. Jennifer Allen, Jeremy Brooks, Carole Epp, Autumn Higgins, MyungJin Kim, Lorna Meaden, Didem Mert, Richard Neal, Liz Pechacek, Melanie Sherman, and Michelle Summers [Images by Clay Akar]

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Shot glasses and sake cups [SHOP HERE] – These are now available ONLINE at Red Lodge Clay Center in Montana for their 2018 Holiday exhibition BLING – The walk-in opening  is on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 5-7 pm MT Exhibition Posted Online: Monday, November 5th, 2018 by 10 am MT Holiday Bling, our 2018 Holiday exhibition…

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In Kansas City, You’ll Soon Be Able to Sleep in a Former Brewery by ERIN FLORIOAugust 8, 2018 Original Article [Here] It doesn’t get much more ‘Heartland’ than that. Kansas City is so hot right now. On the heels of the Queer Eye news (the Fab Five will film season three there) and the 21C opening, Aparium, one of the boldest…

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Joplin, Missouri September 14 & 15, 2018 The Kiwanis Club of Joplin – in collaboration with Joplin Regional Artists Coalition, Connect2Culture, and Spiva Center for the Arts – will be hosting its fourth annual Joplin Arts Fest on Friday, September 14th (7:00–9:00pm) and Saturday, September 15th (9:00am–4:00pm) at Joplin’s beautiful Mercy Park. This festival –…

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I have been thinking about retiring this cup shape for a while now, but every time I get back to it the decorations get more elaborate and I get more inspired by its form. I adjusted this cup to have a “real” foot and a rim and decided to revamp it again and again and…

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Ceramic artist and china painter Melanie Sherman creates beautiful sterling silver jewelry pieces with porcelain stones. Decorated with vintage decals from Europe and Japan, these one-of-kind pieces tell the story of historic porcelain wares, used as dinnerware in 18th century Europe.

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Ceramic artist and china painter Melanie Sherman creates beautiful sterling silver jewelry pieces with porcelain stones. Decorated with vintage decals from Europe and Japan, these one-of-kind pieces tell the story of historic porcelain wares, used as dinnerware in 18th century Europe.

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We have some new beauties in our Web Shop: White Porcelain with original Vintage Decals from Stoke on Trent and other European Porcelain Manufacturers. We offer them in a variety of styles; Dangles, Studs, Pendant Necklaces and soon Rings! Stay tuned for our updates and check back often! Should you have any question, please contact…

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June 7, 2019  Yunomi Invitational opens online at 10:00 AM CST https://www.clayakar.com/collections/artist-melanie-sherman Definition of Yunomi (U-No-Me): A tea bowl, being taller than wide, with a trimmed or turned foot, without a handle. Unlike the more formal Chawan tea bowl, which is used during the Japanese tea ceremony, the Yunomi is made for daily (or informal) tea drinking. (images photographed…

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This is the wallpaper design, printed on a bunch of printer sheets and spread out on the floor. Can’t wait to see these on a wall!

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$39.00 Stained Porcelain Black & Gold 24k German Gold Luster 13mm Post Style Painted and Fabricated by Hand Pattern may vary slightly Gold-Plated Sterling Silver

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We are clearing out our online store and are offering 25% OFF ALL JEWELRY items on our website shop. For our new Newsletter Subscribers, we are offering an ADDITIONAL 15% OFF. Sign up for coupon code:https://www.melaniesherman.com/shop/jewelry_newsletter_signup/ Sale starts Friday, May 10, 2019, at 12 PM CST and ends at Midnight, May 13, 2019. 

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After a couple of months of wheel throwing and slip casting, I am back behind the wheel. China Painting is almost like riding a bike, but you have to find your way back to it every time you start again. Sometimes the pigments are grainy and don’t mix as well as the last time, the…

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I had such a great time with the students at FHSU in Hays, Kansas – it is so awesome to see where everybody goes with their creativity when you just “play” with a bunch of colors and some glitter… ok… china paint and gold luster, in this case. I had a blast with the students,…

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I have a wide variety of china paint supplies available here on my website. I will bring several items with me for purchase to my workshops as well: These luster brushes are perfect for working with lusters; the bristles will hold up to the luster and can be covered by the cap that also acts…

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Dear friends! I am super excited to tell you about some workshops that are scheduled for the next couple of months – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! I am so thrilled to be teaching you how to china paint, use lusters and decals, and learn different finishing techniques that I use on my own ceramics, such…

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ANNOUNCING THE PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2019: Source: https://www.pantone.com/color-intelligence/color-of-the-year/color-of-the-year-2019

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Melanie Sherman – 🔶🔸 Holiday Newsletter 2018 🔸🔶 Campaign URL Copy Facebook 0 likes Twitter 0 tweets Google +1 Subscribe Past Issues RSS Translate English العربية Afrikaans беларуская мова български català 中文(简体) 中文(繁體) Hrvatski Česky Dansk eesti keel Nederlands Suomi Français Deutsch Ελληνική हिन्दी Magyar Gaeilge Indonesia íslenska Italiano 日本語 ភាសាខ្មែរ 한국어 македонски јазик بهاس ملايو Malti…

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CERAMIC JEWELRY[SIGN UP HERE] The shop is filling up with more Ceramic Jewelry exclusively for all of my Newsletter subscribers, I am offering 15% off every purchase with(expires December 23, 2018) [SIGN UP HERE] Come to our gallery to view and try on these handmade porcelain jewelry pieces in person: Cerbera Gallery2011 Baltimore AvenueKansas City, Missouri 64108844-202-9303info@cerberagallery.comwww.cerberagallery.com

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September 28 @ 5:00 pm – October 27 @ 9:00 pm | FREE Artists in this group exhibition represent some of the best contemporary potters currently exploring technique, concepts, history, and innovation. The range of processes possible in the 21st century is unlike any other period in history. Building on the rich and long history of imagery on…

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Lincoln Arts Festival Weekend September 22-23, 2018 Shop the art, enjoy live performances! There is no better way to do the arts this autumn weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska! Lincoln Arts FestivalSaturday, September 22, 10am-6pmSunday, September 23, 10am-5pmSouthPointe Pavilions (27th & Pine Lake) 2018 Lincoln Arts Festival will begin at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 22and ends at 5:00 PM on…

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Cup: The Intimate Object XIV Charlie Cummings Gallery[SHOP HERE] 2040 NW 6th StGainesville, FL 32609352-514-8821 Friday, October 5: Opening reception (time TBA) Saturday, October 6: Show opens online at 12pm Eastern October 6-November 2: Cup: The Intimate Object XIV

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Kansas City, Missouri Friday, September 7 – Sunday, September 9, 2018 Friday, Sept. 7- 1 pm to 9 pm Saturday, Sept. 8- 10 am to 9 pm Sunday, Sept. 9- 11 am to 5 pm

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My favorite cocktails are made with gin. I am not a big drinker, but I think Gin has a refreshingly crisp taste. It has evolved from its original purpose as a medicinal drink to a selected choice of beverage for any connoisseur. It derives its main flavor from Juniper Berries, but there are many variations…

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Fri, Jul 6, 2018,  thru Fri, Aug 3, 2018 SANTA FE CLAY – La Mesa “Garden Party” [SHOP HERE] 545 Camino de la Familia Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 (505) 984-1122 sfc@santafeclay.com   Hours Monday through Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm Sunday, 12 pm – 5 pm   Santa Fe Clay presents La Mesa…

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Beautiful, simple design never goes out of fashion.     My jewelry is inspired by Porcelain wares from Asia and Europe. Delftware, Meissen’s Onion Pattern, Chinese Blue and White, Japanese Cobalt, etc. All earrings, necklaces, and bracelets are handmade from super white porcelain and finished by hand with a 12k high-quality gold or platinum luster from…

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       Our twelfth year featuring 5 Yunomi by 200 artists. A Richard Aerni, Jennifer Allen, Dan Anderson, Mindy Andrews, Mark Arnold, Derek Au B Posey Bacopoulos, Noel Bailey, Mary Barringer, Ben Bates, Hayne Bayless, Lisa Belsky, Molly Bishop, H.P. Bloomer, David Bolton, Eric Botbyl, Kalika Bowlby, Jessica Brandl, Wayne Branum, Nathan Bray, Jenna…

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My china-painting techniques allow me to paint the bottom of my pieces. I recently figured this out and have been painting avidly. Here are some examples of “feet” or “bottoms”:

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THIS SATURDAY – ONE DAY ONLY – WAHNSINN!! Charlotte Street’s Studio Residency welcomes the public to the annual Open Studios event at Town Pavilion this Saturday, April 21st, 2018.Visitors are free to come into our artists’ studios for a behind-the-scenes view of the Studio Residency Program. Town Pavilion is located in downtown KCMO at 1100…

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mo·dus op·e·ran·di ˌmōdəs ˌäpəˈrandē,ˌmōdəs ˌäpəˈrandī noun a particular way or method of doing something, especially one that is characteristic or well-established.     Cottey College P.E.O. Foundation Gallery 1000 W Austin Blvd, Nevada, MO 64772 Nevada, Missouri www.cottey.edu Cottey College, located in Nevada, Missouri is an independent, liberal arts and sciences college for women. It…

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Two curators from different mid-west cities will collaborate together on an exciting group exhibition of noted ceramic artists during NCECA. Jayson Lawfer of Chicago’s The Nevica Project and Philipp Eirich of Kansas City’s Cerbera Gallery have put together a show of works by living and deceased artists that they consider notable and of interest to…

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A chawan (茶碗; literally “tea bowl”) is a bowl used for preparing and drinking tea. There are many types of chawan used in East Asian tea ceremonies. The choice of their use depends upon many considerations. The chawan originated in China. The earliest chawan in Japan were imported from China between the 13th and the 16th century. The Jian chawan, a Chinese tea bowl known as Tenmoku chawan in…

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NCECA Exhibits: The Nevica Project and Cerbera Gallery Present “10”   Two curators from different mid-west cities will collaborate together on an exciting group exhibition of noted ceramic artists during NCECA.  Jayson Lawfer of Chicago’s The Nevica Project and Philipp Eirich of Kansas City’s Cerbera Gallery have put together a show of works by living and deceased artists that they consider notable and of interest to the…

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College of Lake County Ceramics Department 19351 W Washington St Grayslake, Illinois 60030         Please join us for a hands-on workshop with Melanie Sherman: Friday, April 13, 1-9pm & Saturday, April 14, 9am-4pm. Melanie will be demonstrating china paint, decals, lusters, Kintsugi, and gold leaf finishes. Participants will decorate commercial tile that…

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    LA ESQUINA Gallery La Esquina is a 2500 square foot, high-ceilinged, white box/black box, conducive to staged performances – dance, theater, music – as well as large-scale exhibitions and installations, video screenings, public programs and bigger events. The space is equipped with two 14-foot moveable walls, multiple floor and ceiling outlets, track lighting,…

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  Soon after World War I ended, a group of 40 prominent Kansas City residents formed the Liberty Memorial Association (LMA) to create a memorial to those who had served in the war. They chose lumber baron and philanthropist Robert A. Long, who had personally given a large sum of money, as president. Others included:…

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Our annual C Y B E R + M O N D A Y + S A L E is LIVE and we are selling all of our jewelry for a special discount through our website: www.melaniesherman.com. No need to enter any coupons or promo codes: every piece of handmade jewelry is $5 off! These Blue & White…

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Cerbera Gallery presents: “Winter Salon II” Dec ’17 – Feb ’18 “Winter Salon II” Opening Reception: FRI, December 1, 5-8pm This exhibition is curated by Cerbera Gallery     Enjoy an exciting line-up of emerging and renowned artists during Cerbera Gallery’s “Winter Salon II”. Original paintings & drawings, photography, prints & editions, ceramics and local…

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Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art is hosting a Holiday Hot Shop with 16 different artists. Come find a gift for family, friends, and yourself! Opening Friday, November 24, 11-5! Melanie Sherman, Beth Lo, Chris Gustin, Nora Othic, Anne Pearce, Nicole Aquillano, Larry Thomas, Candice Methe, Kevin Mullins, Arnie Zimmerman, Jennifer Wilkinson, Joey Watson, David Crane, Bobbi…

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2010 Gallery 9415 Nall Ave Prairie Village, Kansas 66207 http://www.2010gallerykc.com/ Opening: Thursday, November 16 at 5 AM – 8 AM

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DISH Medalta | Yuill Gallery 713 Medalta Ave. Medicine Hat, Alberta October 19, 2017 – January 30, 2018 Reception: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6 – 8 pm   The Medalta DISH exhibition will be held from October 19th –January 30th in Medalta’s Yuill Gallery as well as online. The reception will be held on Thursday…

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Kintsugi (金継ぎ, きんつぎ, “golden joinery”), also known as Kintsukuroi (金繕い, きんつくろい, “golden repair”), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object,…

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      Online Web Store +NOW OPEN+ +NEW+ Blue & White Marbled Porcelain Jewelry View this email in your browser   Get Ready: We launched our + N E W + J E W E L R Y + L I N E + It’s a Classic: The debut line features Blue & White Marbled…

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I added new items to my WebShop: Blue and White Marbled Porcelain for Necklaces, Ear Studs and dangle Earrings. Check it out H E R E :  

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I added new items to my WebShop: China Painted and Gold Lustered Cups, Bowls, Coasters and little Tea Bowls. Check it out H E R E :  

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Go to www.instagram.com/melanieshermanceramics   Instructions:1. follow @melanieshermanceramics +++ 2. like this post +++ 3. tag a friend in the comments below +++ 4. re-post this image +++ 5. make sure to include all captions +++ 6. tag me (@melanieshermanceramics) in the image +++ The winner will be announced on May 31st! Good luck!

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“Progressional Currents” Kansas City Artist Coalition Exhibition Opening: May 12, 2017 6-9pm 201 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, MO 64105 Progressional Currents is an exhibition highlighting ceramic artists that have traveled to Hungary in order to expand and challenge their studio practice at the International Ceramics Studio (ICS) in Kecskemét. These artists lived and worked together during…

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https://www.clayakar.com/collections/artist-melanie-sherman Our eleventh annual spring invitational show featuring five yunomi by over 150 artists. May 5: Invitational show opens online at 10 AM CST on www.clayakar.com ClayAkar 257 E. Iowa Ave Iowa City, IA 52240 T: 319 3511227

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Park Place: 11565 Ash Street, Leawood, Kansas 66211 The Foodie Chick Event is the latest concept brought to you by Chick Events. Guests will feast on top restaurant bites, local KC wine, craft beer and coffee and vote for their favorites. Enjoy tastings from KC restaurants, a dozen specialty drinks (wine, beer, coffee) in addition to…

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Spring Handmade Chick Event 910 NW Blue Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086-5718 4/21 – 10am-6pm 4/22 – 10am-6pm 4/23 – 12pm-4pm We are thrilled to return to Summit Fair Shopping Center to kick off the year with our Spring Handmade Chick Event for the second year. This indoor event will feature close to 60 handmade…

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Porcelain making in Japan began 400 years ago. It is said to have started in 1616 in Arita, a town on the southern island of Kyushu near Nagasaki. One of the most famous of Japanese porcelain styles is Kakiemon.

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At the Harvard Forbes Pigment Collection, many of the world’s rarest hues are preserved. Just don’t ask Narayan Khandekar, director of the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, what his favorite color is…

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For the past 10 weeks I was a Fall Resident at The Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado. Doug Casebeer, the Artistic Director of Ceramics, and Takashi Nakazato, Visiting Artist, were both strong influences during my time there and I am excited to see this video portraying their relationship, as well as Takashi’s connection to…

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Cerbera Gallery – 2011 Baltimore Ave – Kansas City, Missouri 64108 The festive season starts on Friday 12/2 at 4PM with a custom illuminated display idea showcasing handmade gift ideas, jewelry, painting, photography, limited edition prints as well as drawings, functional and sculptural ceramic. There are works by the artists that have been with us…

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Annual Holiday Sale Sunday, November 27 until Sunday, December 18, 2016 www.etsy.com/shop/melaniesherman Use Promocode LASTXMAS for 10% off

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Kolva-Sullivan Exhibition October 8-29, 2016 Jim Kolva KOLVA-SULLIVAN GALLERY 115 South Adams Street, Suite A Spokane, WA 99201 Office: 509-458-5517 Email: jim@kolva.comcastbiz.net

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The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center & Signature will welcome an outstanding group of the nation’s top ceramic artists to Atlanta this fall. It’s an excellent opportunity to view and to touch over 1500 pieces of new ceramic work and to talk with the artists while making your purchases. There will be some familiar faces from…

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Resident Artists Exhibition June 16–July 31, 2015 Reception: Thursday, June 16, from 6–8 pm Bray Warehouse Gallery Helena Montana Featuring work by resident artists: Eliza Au, Vancouver, BC, Canada Hannah Lee Cameron, North Carolina Lily Fein, Newton, Massachusetts Lauren Gallaspy, Athens, Georgia Perry Haas, Geneva, Illinois Claire Hedden, Normal, Illinois Qwist Joseph, Fort Collins, Colorado…

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Hungary has a long tradition of porcelain-making, which flourished during the mid-nineteenth century and continues to present day. Herend Porcelain The Herend Porcelain Manufactory (Hungarian: Herendi Porcelánmanufaktúra Zrt.) specializing in luxury hand painted and gilded porcelain, was founded in 1826 by Vince Stingl with a focus on earthenware pottery making. He went bankrupt later on and…

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I have recently moved to Kansas City, a place I love for its rich cultural life. Here is where I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute. As a ceramic artist, the institutes, schools, museums, galleries and exhibitions that take place all year long are constant stimuli…

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[see the original article here] Baroque is one of those words whose meaning changes slightly depending on context and perspective—it could refer to a specific or general time period or a style of art, architecture, music, or other creative endeavor. Possibly derived from a Portuguese word for a misshapen pearl, it has a history that…

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Racine Art Museum  |  441 Main Street, Racine, WI 53403  |  262.638.8300 Go for Baroque: Opulence and Excess in Contemporary Art May 22 – September 4, 2016 This summer, RAM goes “glam” with exhibitions featuring artists who explore the decorative and excessive as well as things that gleam and shine. Go for Baroque: Opulence and Excess in Contemporary…

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Saturday, April 30 – Sunday, May 1 10 am – 4pm Alexander Majors Barn & Grounds 8201 State Line Road, Kansas City, Missouri We are inside, booth #88 Full of creatives who are experts at their craft, this indie craft fair is the Midwest’s celebration of the handmade movement.  Founded in 2011, The Strawberry Swing has…

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We are currently prepping this space on 2011 Baltimore to be a pop-up shop and salon style gallery for contemporary ceramics (and other art forms) for March First Friday and NCECA 2016, partnering with Cerbera Gallery and The Nevica Project from Chicago. It will be exhibiting work from contemporary ceramic artists including: Mariko Brown, Jane Shallenbarger, Chandra…

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As part of her residence at the International Ceramics Studio (ICS) in Kecskemét, Hungary, Melanie Sherman had the unique opportunity of learning translucent porcelain techniques from George Timock. She worked with the most translucent Hungarian porcelain, used by the porcelain manufacturer Herend. At the ICS she also studied plaster models, mold making, casting, china-paints, and lusters with…

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Melanie Sherman will participate in Red-Hot Shop, a ceramic exhibition at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, as part of NCECA 2016 “CENTRAL SHUTTLE ROUTE” Red-Hot Shop will feature intimately scaled, affordable works by local and national artists. The semi-annual Hot Shop has inspired a broad audience of collectors and a new generation of buyers. Featuring pieces by Daniel…

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I had the pleasure to spend an afternoon with the ceramics students at Fort Hays State University and teach them some of my gold and decal application procedures. We got some great results with image transfers and line decorations in gold. At the end of the workshop we loaded two kilns with our gold luster…

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The ceramic exhibition at Belger Crane Yard can be visited from March 16th to March 19th.It is part of the NCECA “NORTH SHUTTLE ROUTE” (NCECA Exhibition: Across the Table, Across the Land) Home Base is an exhibition of Red Star Studios Members including Al King, Nancy Bean, Kelly Finn, Margi Posten, Beth Parker, Mary Kay…

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Masterclass with Susan Nemeth from Ceramic Review on Vimeo.   Inside Ceramic Review issue 276, in her ‘Masterclass’ feature, we learn how Susan clearly leaves her mark on the pieces she has become known for. Taking us, step by step, through the process of her making, she shares information on how she coils, builds, uses…

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Belger Craneyard (former Red Star Studios) celebrates eighteen years of its Studio Membership program, ranging from hobbyists to professional artists, that enriches the studio community by bringing a variety of life experiences together, through the Home Base ceramic exhibition, in the context of NCECA 2016. Beyond providing access to equipment and a place to work, Red…

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Today I started taking over the Kansas City Artist Coalition’s Instagram feed. Follow my journey through some cool galleries, artist studios, showing you some works in progress for NCECA 2016 and shows that will be up during the conference. Visit my Instagram account and click the FOLLOW button: https://www.instagram.com/melanieshermanceramics/ https://www.instagram.com/kcartistscoalition/ About the Kansas City Artist Coalition:…

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February 5 through February 28, 2016 Bonovitz Space What are sexy pots?  Voluptuous vessels, subtly suggestive curves, and sumptuous glazes make a viewer want to reach out and touch a beautiful work of ceramic art.  This exhibition will explore a range of vessels that evoke feelings of desire during the season of love and Valentine’s…

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Hilarious video where the History of Japan is condensed in a satirical 9 minute summary.

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