This site provides information and resources for both the craft world and the general public in text and images. Visitors to the site will find information regarding the Council’s principal programs: American Craft magazine, a comprehensive library of 20th-century American craft, and a full schedule of juried retail and wholesale markets.
A national organization supporting arts and culture through resource and public policy development, information services, public awareness and education.
An online directory of artists, art groups, art galleries, co-ops, and museums.
The Craft Emergency Relief Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening and sustaining the careers of craft artists across the United States. CERF accomplishes its mission through direct financial and educational assistance to craft artists, including emergency relief assistance, business development support, and resources and referrals on topics such as health, safety, and insurance. CERF also advocates for the interests of craft artists.
The ceramic arts discussion list which allows you to exchange messages with fellow potters across the globe. Search this index for archived discussions on all aspects of pottery and claywork. Originally begun by Joe Molinaro at SDSU nearly 25 years ago, the listserv has been maintained by several hosts. At present, Arnold Howard and Paragon Kilns serves are moderator and host.
An online ceramic portal serving the clay art community since 2000, featuring more than 3,000 unique listings in 60+ clay-related categories.
The National Art Education Association is a creative community established exclusively for visual arts educators, university professors, researchers and scholars, teaching artists, administrators, and art museum educators. Visit their extensive website for helpful information, networking channels, and resources regarding all areas of art education.
The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts — A non-profit professional organization whose purpose is to stimulate, promote, and improve education in the ceramic arts. Be sure to visit their Website for a wide variety of helpful news, resources, information, and inspiration to help further the field of ceramic art. Don’t miss the details of NCECA’s annual conference: an event that will leave you energized and inspired after several days and nights of workshops, presentations, exhibitions, trade shows, and festivities to unite ceramic artists from across the globe. The 2016 event takes place in Kansas City, Missouri on March
Potters for Peace is an organization that seeks to build an independent, nonprofit, international network of potters concerned with peace and justice issues. This concern is maintained principally through interchanges involving potters of the (overdeveloped) North and (underdeveloped) South. PFP aims to provide socially responsible assistance to pottery groups and individuals in their search for stability and improvement of ceramic production, and in the preservation of their cultural inheritance.
If you’re looking for material safety data sheets, go here. There are important new laws taking effect by the end of 2015 that all ceramic artists, and especially ceramic educators, need to know about.