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"I don’t believe in influence. I think that in order to be an artist, you have to move. When you stop moving, then you’re no longer an artist. And if you move from somebody else’s position, you simply cannot know the next step. I think that everyone is on his own line. I think that after you’ve made one step, the next step reveals itself."

— Agnes Martin (via artpropelled)

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fastcompany:

Steve Matteson has designed some of the most ubiquitous typefaces in the world, and engineered versions of Times New Roman, Arial, and Courier for Microsoft. Here, he reveals why every letter you see looks the way it does. 
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fastcompany:

Steve Matteson has designed some of the most ubiquitous typefaces in the world, and engineered versions of Times New Roman, Arial, and Courier for Microsoft. Here, he reveals why every letter you see looks the way it does. 

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Keeping my math skills sharp make these templates #templates #wip #math #clay (at The Ceramics Studio at AMOCA)

Keeping my math skills sharp make these templates #templates #wip #math #clay (at The Ceramics Studio at AMOCA)

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"Please keep demonstrating the courage that it takes to swim upstream in a world that prefers putting away for retirement to putting pen to paper, that chooses practicality over poetry, that values you more for going to the gym than going to the deepest places in your soul. Please keep making your art for people like me, people who need the magic and imagination and honesty of great art to make the day-to-day world a little more bearable."

— Shauna Niequist (via artpropelled)

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So proud of one of my beginning students - he made a great replacement lid for this store bought jar. The original lid he broke during a midnight cookie run!  #whyiteach #clay #cookies

So proud of one of my beginning students - he made a great replacement lid for this store bought jar. The original lid he broke during a midnight cookie run! #whyiteach #clay #cookies

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joelwillson:

One of my favorite pieces from my latest soda firing.

Grolleg Porcelain, soda-fired. 

By: Joel Willson

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(via ceramiccity)

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amocamuseum:

It’s time to think about how you will be spending your summer vacation! Sign up for one of AMOCA’s Clay Camp for an exciting opportunity to get muddy!

Clay Camp at AMOCA begins the week of June 16, 2014 and runs through July 11, 2014. Camps are available for ages 5–16, allowing kids of many ages to delve into the process of creativity with clay! AMOCA provides a high-quality enrichment experience in the visual arts for children and teens. Sessions are taught by professional artists who design fun, challenging and educational projects. Students will be encouraged to explore their own ideas while discovering the possibilities of clay.

During AMOCA’s camp, young artists examine ceramics by learning a new technique or begin a new project each day, dabbling in pinch pots, coils, and slabs. Participants have the option of registering for a half-day session or a full day session. The schedule of classes is designed around age groups and interests.

Clay sessions take place in the Clay Corner in the Ceramics Studio at AMOCA. All work is fired for permanence.

Check the link above for more information about scheduling, fees (including assistance with the fees!), program guidelines and you can meet our instructors! Spread the word!

I’m teaching handbuilding for teen week! Check it out.

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artpropelled:

Porcelain bowl (by woodfirer)

artpropelled:

Porcelain bowl (by woodfirer)

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fastcompany:

Look At The World’s Greatest Skylines Without Any Lights On

In Darkened Cities, the lights from these famous metropolises have been removed, giving you a glimpse at what a city would look like without the power of electricity.

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fastcompany:

Ignore Instagram at your peril: some employers say it’s crucial to their hiring process. Here’s the recipe for curating a career-boosting social-media portfolio. Read more>

fastcompany:

Ignore Instagram at your peril: some employers say it’s crucial to their hiring process. Here’s the recipe for curating a career-boosting social-media portfolio. Read more>