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surfing with helen bates - usa midwest #2 - august 5th., 2004

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Surfing with Helen Bates - USA Midwest #2 - August 5th., 2004

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Kenston High School Art Department, Ceramics (Chagrin Falls, OH, USA)

(Attractive Ceramics Showcase from 2003)
It's easy to navigate from the Kenston High School home page to the pKHS
Art Dept. page and find the relevant entries for ceramics:

Wilson, John D (Lakeside Studio and Gallery) (Owner and ceramist)
(Lakeside, MI, USA)

This company deals in ceramics and art prints. In the 1980's an artist
in residence program was started, and this was expanded to an
international AIR exchange program which in subsequent years grew to
include exchanges with Australia, Poland, China, India, Latvia,
Lithuania, Georgia, France, Holland and England. There are images from
a number of the artists represented. The image swap zoom utility does
not work at all in later versions of Netscape and works poorly in
earlier versions. It is fine in Opera and IE browsers.

An article on the history of the Ripley, Illinois clay industry

Found in Outdoor Illinois, March 2002:

About twenty-five or thirty years ago, Jack Cannon was teaching pottery
at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville when he and his wife
Hildegarde travelled to Ripley, Illinois to check out the
naturally-occurring stoneware clay the area was famous for. Stoneware
was manufactured there until 1910. Jack left academe and started making
pottery full time, using the Ripley clay. Not a young man when this
artlcle was written in 2002, it is uncertain whether he is still in
business. A extensive web search comes up with nothing definitive.
See also: White Hall Stoneware, Greene County, Illinois
The Collectors of Illinois Pottery and Stoneware has a reference to the
setting-up of the Ripley pottery here, and some historic Illinois pots:

Collectors of Illinois Pottery & Stoneware Home page:

Steve Hemingway (Hemingway Ceramics) (Minnetonka, MN, USA)

Steve makes carved, glazed, very decorative vessels using the Raku
technique. Many of his carved, often classical forms have been created
based upon nature or seasons, and show a painstaking attention to detail.

Joy Elaine Praznik Sweeney (Cleveland, OH, USA)

Some interesting majolica pieces here by painter Joy Sweeney.

Shakerag Workshops (Sewanee, TN, USA)

Shakerag holds clay and other art workshops each June at St. Andrew's
School, Sewanee.

Burts Cason Inc. (Baton Rouge, LA, USA)

The lamp bases, plates, and other decorative objects in the BCI
collection are wheel thrown or hand formed by Louisiana potters and
craftsmen. The site is somewhat incomplete in that the "Gallery" page
remains blank and the lamps and accessories pages do not indicate
prices. The general sales information given is crisp and to the point.


Et c'est tout!


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