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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When we combine ceramics and the macabre, we are not only challenging the way we perceive the art of pottery, but also daring to oppose the role of ceramics for their beauty, elegance and delicate nature....

What is inspiration? When I search the word ‘inspire’ in the online dictionary, I am shown two results, one modern (a) and the other archaic (b): a. to 'fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.’...

Fashion and ceramics is an inspiring synergy of two different worlds. The contrast of flexible, flowing fabric with the toughness and strength of ceramics can create an intriguing harmony when it comes to what we wear....

Knowing how to photograph your ceramics effectively will make a huge impact on attracting your audience and developing the look and feel of your brand....

The symbolism of clay is full of vibrant references to mother nature; everything our body needs to survive comes from the minerals found on this planet, and each variety of clay contains different ratios of these vital minerals, supplying humankind with a natural medicine....

A creative intensive course can change your life dramatically, it has the power to enhance your personal and artistic path in multiple ways. Time away from our daily responsibilities and full time job can help us reconnect with our passions, interests and ultimately, achieve self-discovery....

The emotions of ceramics become obvious from the first touch as the tactile material of clay often speaks to us in many ways. Ceramics is an art that forms a relationship, one which is passionate, introducing feelings of calm and tranquility, frustration, confusion and joy....

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....