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Week 4 of Pandemic Survival Guide for the Clay Obsessed!

It's week four friends! Does anyone know what day it is? I sure don't! I can't say that these links will help you keep track of your days but at least they will help keep you entertained each day. 

Feel free to share these emails with your classes or communities.  We could all use a little creative pick-me-up right now.

So, without further ado, the links for the week!

Musing About Mud

Canadian ceramic artist Carole Epp is the wonder woman behind this AMAZING resource for all things clay.  She's got everything you could ask for on there! Looking for job postings, you got it!

Residency opportunities? All in one place.

Inspiring videos? You can find those there too! My personal favorite pages are "monday morning eye candy" and technical tuesday." Give her page a look, you never know what you might find.

American Craft Forum

American Craft Council is offering a free forum series, American Craft Forum: Innovation in the Face of Adversity.  ACC is hosting this forum through Zoom. Last week was the first part but you can still sign up for part 2 and part 3.  They will be hosted Fridays 4/10 and 4/17 at 2pm CDT (thats 3pm EDT for us east coast folks). 

"This FREE three-part online series is meant to be an inspiring, refreshing, pragmatic, and safe conversation space." What more can we ask for right now?

You do have to register for each forum so make sure you register for all of them!

Field Guide for Ceramic Artisans

This website is another great resource created by yet another incredible ceramic artist, Julia Galloway! (That's her over there on the left. If you don't already know of her, definitely look her up.) This site is broken down into chapters on anything you might need help in navigating your ceramic career. Whether you're trying to make a living with your ceramics or are just clay obsessed, there are resources for everyone here. 

Live Broadcast from the


I hope you all know of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts.  They are a ceramic arts nonprofit based in Helena, Montana and they are THE place to be if you're a clay artist. Each week they will be sharing different aspects of their organization. You can watch live on instagram or facebook. You can also view their annual Beyond the Brickyard show online on their website.

(Can you name any of the ceramic artists in their mural to the right?)

Online Classes for Kids

For all those parents out there that are trying to keep their kids out of their hair, I mean keep them busy, HuffPost has put together a list of websites offering classes for kids. "Fun Online Classes for Kids to Learn, Create, and Move At Home" can be found here. (Thank you Barbara for sharing this with me). I don't know, maybe I'll try out the kids yoga, that seems like my speed. 

Homeschool with Mural Arts

Mural Arts Philadelphia is an extraordinary organization to begin with, but they are really stepping up for the community now.  They are offering art lesson videos on their website and youtube channel every Monday and Wednesday at 1pm EDT lead by some of their own teaching artists. These lessons aren't just for kids, parents you can join in too! If you scroll all the way to the bottom of the page, you'll find two great downloadable pdfs too.

Artist Relief

Last but not least, "a group of small to mid-sized national arts grantmakers" have created an initiative to help artists. They will be distributing grants to "artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID19," as well as provide resources, and have launched a survey to gain an understanding of how best to "address the needs of artists going forward."  Please share this with any artists you know! And if you are a working artist, please take the survey. 

Here's to keeping ourselves busy and distracted! Be well everyone!


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