Crafts: Tools and Resources


All of the following tools and resources for various Crafts practices (Glass, Ceramics etc.) are available online, most of them for free – though sometimes with limitations (e.g. time, number of downloads etc.).


AccessCeramics (Ceramics)
AccessCeramics is a ceramics image database searchable artist, material, glazing/surface, object type, technique, temperature and more.

American Museum of Ceramic Art (Ceramics)
Much of the Museum’s permanent collection – mostly American studio pottery, but also some samples from other countries/cultures – may be viewed via their photostream on Flickr.

ArtAxis (Ceramics)
Artaxis provides peer-reviewed resources for ceramics and sculpture for instructors, students, gallerists, curators, the general public, and contemporary artists.

Ayumi Horie (Ceramics)
The Portland, MI based studio potter Ayumi Horie put together a very thorough, well organised and nice to look at Links page for ceramics resources.

Blown Away (Glass)
Blown Away is a Canadian reality television series on glassblowing that premiered 2019 on Netflix.

Bullseye Glass (Glass)
Bullseye Glass is commercial glass studio in Portland, OR with asection on “education” focused on kilnforming, kilncasting, flameworking, and coldworking methods. (More information)
Free (partially)

Ceramopolis (Ceramics)
Ceramopolis is an e-museum for ceramics exploring traditional pottery and ceramic art from European – especially Greek and Italian – and Islamic cultures. (Some texts in Greek language.)

Corning Museum of Glass (Glass)
Corning Museum of Glass is possibly the most prolific formal institution in the world dedicated to the research and presentation of contemporary art and design in glass. Broad online representation of their glass collection, also decent library of lectures and seminars. For video of more applied glass making demos etc. visit their Youtube channel.

Craft in America (Crafts)
Long-running series of TV documentaries on a broad variety of craft practices and artists.

Everson Museum of Art (Ceramics)
The Everson Museum in Syracuse, NY is home to the American Ceramics & Ceramic National Exhibition Archive with an extensive collection of imagery and information on ceramic art and artists mostly from the US.

Greenwich House (Ceramics)
The Greenwich House in New York City, an NGO offering community education programmes in the arts, put together a nicely comprehensive resource page for ceramics practices.

MudTalk (Ceramics)
MudTalk is podcast about pottery, ceramics and all things related to clay. (Available from different platforms.)

Revolutions of the Wheel (Ceramics)
Series of five documentaries tracing the evolution of American ceramics from 19th Century American potters with their industrial origins to contemporary American clay artists whose work now ranks as fine art.

The Great Pottery Throw Down (Ceramics)
The Great Pottery Throw Down is a British TV programme first broadcast on the BBC Two in 2015. It is a contest in the style of Masterchef but with the craft of pottery at its core.

More tools and resources of interest for this area may be found in the posts for Object Design, or Sculpture.

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