137º Ceramic Art Studio Blog

All the latest news about courses, events and ideas we come up with at 137º Ceramic Art Studio

 

This is a blog devoted to the ceramic art and craft community in Barcelona. We do our best to provide information about upcoming exhibitions and events; introductions to clay techniques; artist residency opportunities and basically everything we find interesting in the world of ceramics!

In our studio in Barcelona you can develop your art as a ceramicist and learn the techniques that you need to work with clay.

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The freedom of hand-building allows for versatility, spontaneity and flexibility throughout your ceramic practise. Hand-building is a process that many of us use in everyday life, without even knowing it, for example the process of making bread and pastry has similarities to clay building;...

Every artist, at some point, has to make decisions about the function vs aesthetic ratio of their ceramic project, the more we sketch, experiment and challenge ourselves, the quicker we find our unique recipe of function vs aesthetic. ...

The possibilities of mould making are extraordinary; moulds allow a ceramicist to achieve amazing results outside of their comfort zone and grow their practices and skills as a professional artist....

Ancient Mayan ceramics continue to fascinate and inspire potters today. The use of vivid colours, such as orange, along with the intricate and narrative designs makes their style and motifs recognisable across all over the world....

The art of glaze making feels very similar to the work of alchemy. Alchemy is a natural philosophy and ancient practise that still fascinates scientists today. Alchemists live in a world of elements, substances, metals, gases, liquids, and fire. They are searching for the elixir...

Making a living from ceramics is just as challenging, yet rewarding, as any other creative business. The idea of living from your art is one of the most exciting and liberating careers anyone could ask for....

Learn the ABC of creating and decorating a ceramic piece and discover a new language for your hands with our most beloved beginner workshops....