Soft celadon ceramics by Marcia Hudson, clay artist.
Iconic coastal patterns of gulls, sea stacks, clouds, and waves.
Vases, bowls, platters, and mugs.
Q: What is the difference between a ceramicist and a potter, you ask?
A: Both ceramicists and potters work with the same material: they go through the same process of wedging the clay, forming, firing, and glazing. So, it is a matter of preference how you want to call yourself if you work with clay. A ceramicist, a potter, a clay artist, a ceramic designer.
Q: What is a female potter called, you might ask?
A: A female pottery maker is called a potteress (plural potteresses)
Q: How did the name potter originate?
A: The name potter came from the Old French word of poterie.
Q: What is the favorite glaze in pottery?
A: Celadon is an all-time favorite glaze in pottery. It is a mint-gray-green color in ceramics, developed about the 2nd century C.E. Today, as it has done for thousands of years, celadon blends well in spaces with surrounding natural tones for a calming, earthy feel.
This color found in pottery and glaze typically appears gray-green in hue. The color of celadon owes much to the raw materials—specifically, the presence of iron in the clay and iron oxide, manganese oxide, and quartz particles in the glaze—as well as to the firing conditions inside the kiln.
Just in from Marica Husdon. Celadon ware. Functional and calming ceramics.
Sharing a favorite quote from the artist.
Life is precious, life is fragile, and life is short. Live each day with kindness and mindfulness.
Marica Hudson is a member of the Artists in the Clay Guild of the Cascades (CGC). The Guild shares a passion for clay with each other and the community. They aim to promote creative self-expression in clay, share knowledge and experience, and facilitate an appreciation of handmade pottery and ceramics.
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