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3-Month Necklace Club Subscription includes: – You will receive ONE necklace every month, for 3 months – Surprise colors & styles -OR- specify your preferences of metal colors: Choose between Silver and Gold – Max size: 26in | Min size: 18in (chain-length) – All pieces are handmade – Each pair has a retail value of…

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3-Month Dangle Club Subscription includes: – You will receive ONE pair of ear dangles every month, for 3 months – Surprise colors & styles -OR- specify your preferences of metal colors: Choose between Silver and Gold – Max size: 57mm | Min size: 35mm (drop-length) – All pieces are handmade – Each pair has a…

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3-Month Stud Club Subscription includes: – You will receive ONE pair of ear studs every month, for 3 months – Surprise colors & styles -OR- specify your preferences of metal colors: Choose between Silver and Gold – Clip-Ons available – Max size: 16mm | Min size: 10mm – All pieces are handmade – Each pair…

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Topics in Ceramics: History of Ceramics I Professor: Michele Fricke Ceramics production in France was rare prior to the 17th century. Although a thriving pottery community was established in Italy, and Italian potters came to France to visit and work, the French were not particularly interested in producing ceramic wares in their own country. [1]…

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Topics in Ceramics: History of Ceramics II Professor: Michele Fricke “While design is widespread, it has never been popular: it speaks only to an elite. Correspondingly, design is not concerned with the popular idea of beauty. In fact, it looks down on popular taste. My own definition of beauty includes popular taste… Beauty is not…

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Travel Report – Regina Brown Fellowship Award The Regina Brown Undergraduate Fellowship made it possible for me to travel to the German cities of Dresden and Meissen, where I visited the Zwinger Palace, the Historic Green Vault, the Meissen Porcelain Factory, and the Albrechtsburg Castle. I wanted to visit these places to study Meissen’s world-renowned…

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Location: The Drug Store – 3948 Main St, Kansas City, MO – thedrugstorekc.com SOUTH SHUTTLE ROUTE: Wednesday, March 16, 10:00am -5:00pm György’s Life Changing Hungarian Adventure: Special Artists Use a Special Material at ICS: Jennifer Astwood, Undine Brod, Sandra Ginter, Roberto Lugo, Kate Maury, Helen Otterson, Melanie Sherman, Joseph Wullner, Lisa York and more. Makers:…

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Red-Hot Shop Sherry Leedy, Contemporary Art Gallery – 2004 Baltimore Ave. – Kansas City, Missouri March 16 – 19, 2016  

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Sunday, December 6, 2015, 10 AM – 5 PM Featuring more than 40 local artists and makers. Live music all day by local favorites Alyssa Murray, Jessica Paige, Vi Tran, Victor & Penny — and more! One Day Only! Hotel Phillips 106 W. 12th St. Kansas City, Missouri Tom Styrkowicz – Don Gore – Tabbetha…

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Opening Reception: Friday November 20th 6pm to 9pm End of Run: Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 Artist/Curator Talk: Saturday November 28th or Saturday December 5th An exhibit at Reese Gallery curated by Dan Anderson Guest curator and professor emeritus at Southern Illinois University in ceramics, Dan Anderson, brings his vision to the upcoming exhibit “Decalcomania” at…

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October 2, 2015 through January 23, 2016 Belger Crane Yard || Red Star Studios 2011 Tracy Ave Kansas City, MO 64108 Contact Information: 816.474.7316 gallery@redstarstudios.org www.RedStarStudios.org

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November 14 + 15, 2015 at Belger Crane Yard Studios 2011 Tracy Ave Kansas City, Missouri 64108 Sign up: gallery@redstarstudios.org 816-474-7316     Learn techniques for this beautiful post-glaze firing decoration style. This workshop coincides with Sherman’s exhibition at Belger Crane Yard Gallery. Saturday will consist of different China-painting techniques on plates and tiles. Aspects…

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Originally published in November 2015 issue of Ceramics Monthly, page 16. http://www.ceramicsmonthly.org . Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission.

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My inspiration this week comes from a blog entry on The Royal Academy of Art’s website: My studio life: Edmund de Waal (by Harriet Baker) I love the story they tell about Edmund de Waal’s studio and practice. His workspace is very serene, beautifully minimal, clean and quiet. His work is just that. His surroundings…

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Published on Nov 28, 2013 An extraordinary documentary about internationally acclaimed potter Takeshi Yasuda. Filmed on location in China, this documentary follows Yasuda as he prepares for his 2013 ceramics exhibition at Goldmark Gallery, in celebration of his 70th birthday. The film shows Yasuda at work in his studio in Jingdezhen, porcelain capital of China.…

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Curated by DAN ANDERSON OPENING RECEPTION: Friday November 20th, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00pm REESEgallery 3410 Wisconsin Street Saint Louis, MO 63118 www.thereesegallery.com ruthannreese@gmail.com 314.954.7638                   Guest curator and professor emeritus at Southern Illinois University in ceramics, Dan Anderson, brings his vision to the upcoming exhibit DECALCOMANIA at Reese Gallery.  In this…

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I have been and will be adding new items to my etsy store as new work is coming out of the kiln: Go to my ETSY SHOP, enter promo code THANKS2015 and receive $10 off for every order over $100. [This promo expires 12/05//2015]              

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I had the extraordinary opportunity of having hands-on experience with Jingdezhen porcelain, taught by local craftsmen. In 2014, I was awarded the Windgate Fellowship Award. The $15,000 fellowships are annually given to 10 senior students, nationwide, working in the field of craft. The fellowship program is supported and administered by the Center for Creativity, Craft and…

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Over the past week I have been working on some new jewelry pieces. Check them all out in my SHOP!

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I am getting ready for a show in Philadelphia, first Friday in February, at The Clay Studio: “SEXY POTS” I china-painted my last big platter I brought back from Jingdezhen, China. What a great way to end this platter series; my corset series has been pretty popular! I love drawing them and adding patterns, decals,…

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Culture Mashup Contemporary China Painting by Melanie Sherman China painting allows Melanie Sherman to combine multiple images and detailed patterning from various cultures on her work. Edition: January/February 2016 | Page 39 – 42 | www.potterymaking.org China painting is an ancient technique for the ornamentation of ceramics. The Chinese started decorating their porcelain wares as…

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Every Semester: Collecting KCAI Ceramics 1995 – 2015 Belger Arts Center – 2100 Walnut St. – Kansas City, MO 64108 “Every Semester: Collecting KCAI Ceramics 1995 – 2015” celebrates two decades of the Kansas City Art Institute ceramics department as told by 14 regional collectors who acquired student works, often through the popular end-of-semester exhibitions.…

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Artist Nick Cave discusses the work in Nick Cave: Sojourn at the Denver Art Museum. From a childhood memory on his farm to finds at flea markets, Cave shares some of his inspirations from objects that he says provide an “impulse.” The exhibition features dozens of new artworks including 24 new Soundsuits. http://denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/nick-cave

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This is an example of gold luster application on porcelain. 2016-01-19 15.40.24 by Melanie Sherman on Vimeo.

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Mapping out the surface on a ceramic budvase from Melanie Sherman on Vimeo. This is part of a series of videos about including china paint techniques, applying gold luster and decals.

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Welcome to the new edition of Ogee Magazine Fashion, design, arts, hotels, restaurants, porcelain, perfumes; Pierre Cardin, more than any other designer, was an expert in linking his name and style to a legendary well-known brand which was applied to many items and many domains. Enjoy the winter exploring the splendour of futuristic and surprising…

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Embraced the Modernist principles of simplicity, truth to materials, form following function and the idea that less is more. The Moon Jar finally reveals its appearance after 18 century by a hand of ceramist Yang Gu and tells us a great lesson to our life. Tirana Documentary Film Fesitval 2015 Official Selection Moon Jar: The…

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I am re-visiting the cup again. It’s hard to transition from designing a flat surface to a round one. My budvases were designed to have as much surface as possible in order to decorate, so this form is a completely new challenge. I decided to take the ornamentation I use for the “Korsett” series and…

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After applying #gold #luster and #chinapaint the last step is to apply decals on ceramic. Here I am using a Vintage decal with #blue and gold #flowers from England. —-> @potsinaction has been taken over by @louieseven.0 hosting a week of #piadecals – be sure to follow along on INSTAGRAM and tag your pots in…

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An elegant way to wear porcelain! These porcelain “tokens” were decorated with a gold luster and then designed into rings, pendants, brooches, and earrings. I make these tokens on my travels around the globe, with local materials, and transform them into a wearable piece of art. These porcelain jewelry pieces are assembled by me here…

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Uncover the mystery of local clay with rural potter, John Larson (Pioneer Public Television)

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Photoshoot of my work from the ceramic exhibition SCHEMA (at Belger Craneyard Gallery and Studios) with EG Schempf

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Wrapping up the photoshoot of these lovely porcelain ‪platters‬ with Japanese decal (Irezume motif)‬  

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Applying some late night decals – one down, many more to go ‪#‎PIAdecals‬ ‪#‎porcelain‬ ‪#‎vintage‬ ‪#‎flowers‬ ‪#‎kccrossroads‬ ‪#‎kcartist‬ ‪#‎kcmo‬ ‪#‎kc‬ ‪#‎NCECA2016‬ ‪#‎gold‬ ‪#‎luster‬ Applying some late night decals – one down, many more to go from Melanie Sherman on Vimeo. Preparing for my next porcelain exhibitions in Kansas City, MO. I will be participating in several…

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Porcelain Salt & Pepper Shaker with Pink Himalayan Salt and White Peppercorn

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Working on some small and large ceramic budvases, salt & pepper shaker, applying decals and gold & platinum luster

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This is probably the nicest review I have gotten on Etsy. I enjoyed reading this detailed description on how this customer thinks about a wood fired porcelain cup he bought. Selling these cups is always a little bittersweet for me, because there are not many left and I haven’t fired in an atmospheric kiln in…

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Plenty of Jewelry Items in my porcelain jewelry shop – perfect for your Valentine’s Day gift!! My porcelain jewelry shop always has new pieces. Check back often or sign up for my newsletter at the bottom.

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Here’s the video that shows the whole stage of cameo carving. From the Conch Shell to a jewel, unique in its kind. Made by expert hands of great artists!!!

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I was lucky enough to visit this beautiful place 2 years ago – not a day goes by that I don’t think about my time in China. It’s been such an inspiration and I can’t wait to go back, hopefully soon! sanbao2 from Sanbaostudio on Vimeo. The video starts with the Chinese technique to obtain porcelain…

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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[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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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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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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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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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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September 16–November 9, 2016 Bray North Gallery Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts | 2915 Country Club Ave. | Helena, MT 59602 phone 406.443.3502 | fax 406.443.0934 | archiebray@archiebray.org

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Functional Canvas II, an exhibition exploring the vessel’s surface as a unique opportunity for drawing, illustration, and design in concert with form. www.charliecummingsgallery.com  

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http://archiebray.org/gallery_exhibitions/auction_16/how_the_auction_works.html I am donating 2 cups (Yunomi) to the 2017 Cup Auction; these are full donations to the Archie Bray Foundation. Yunomi I: Yunomi II:

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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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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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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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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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      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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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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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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Cup: The Intimate Object XIII Charlie Cummings Gallery | Online Only | October 7 – November 3, 2017                    

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2017 Americano Invitational AKAR GALLERY https://www.clayakar.com/collections/artist-melanie-sherman Opens: November 17th, 2017      

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I’m on the Potters Cast!! Listen to an hour of chatter between Paul Blais and me: “Using Your Story”

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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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Holiday Show at Lillstreet Opening: Friday, November 17th Closing: Sunday, December 31st 4401 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640 lillstreetgallery.com

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The Belger Holiday Book at Belger Craneyard Gallery Opening: Saturday, November 25th Closing: Sunday, December 31st 2011 Tracy Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64108 www.CraneYardStudios.org

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2nd Winter Salon at Cerbera Gallery Opening: Friday, December 1st Closing: Saturday, January 27th 2011 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, MO 64108 www.CerberaGallery.com

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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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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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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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  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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    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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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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by Jim Barcus | March 1, 2018 Behind the shiny corporate façade of Town Pavilion in downtown KC, a warren of former office spaces six floors above street level offers an around-the-clock creative home to 32 artists. Ranging in age from their 20s to their 60s, painters, poets, musicians, performance artists and dancers experiment, interact…

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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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  Background (left) Corey Antis: All Tomorrow’s Parties (2017-18) and (right) Will Henry: Broken Rainbow (2017)

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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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