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Alyssa Ettinger, Potter

Noted potter Alyssa Ettinger works out of a studio in an old warehouse in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York. She makes porcelain serveware. She teaches classes and workshops in her private studio.

Archie Bray Foundation

The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts is a nonprofit school founded in 1951 by brickmaker Archie Bray. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the school is three miles from Helena, Montana. The website includes a photo gallery, a list of classes, a sales gallery, exhibitions, events calendar, and much more.

Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a nationally renowned center that teaches ceramics, fibers, metals/jewelry, painting, drawing, photography, warm glass, woodturning, woodworking, sculpture, and book and paper arts. You are welcome year-round to visit the school’s five galleries, resource center and book and supply store.

Bullseye Connection Gallery

Click "Artists" to see an extensive collection of glass art. These are some of the most beautiful pieces on the Internet.

Ceramics Made Easy

This website provides a growing collection of articles and projects on clay and fired arts. Post your comments or questions at the blog. Register for free email newsletters.

Contemporary Art Glass in Texas

Find Texas glass artists, glass classes, photo galleries of glass, and a calendar of events.

Creative Texture Tools, by Elaine Luther

Elaine shares silver clay pointers and recommends books and tools.

Diana Chase, Glass Artist

View a wide range of fused glass art pieces, from small garden butterflies to huge murals. Fired in Paragon kilns by Diana Chase, a well-known glass artist in Dallas, Texas.

Ed Fowler, Knifemaker

Visit the website of one of the most knowledgeable custom knifemakers in the world. Sign up for a knifemaking seminar held at Ed Fowler's Wyoming ranch. Learn more about his books and videos.

Eugene Glass School

Plan a unique vacation: Visit one of the world's premier glass schools in picturesque Eugene, Oregon. At the website, look up events, instructors, and register for classes. Eugene Glass School is a haven for glass artists where they can find the support needed to see through any project. The Eugene Glass School is a resource for all levels of glass artistry.

International Society of Glass Beadmakers

The ISGB publishes "The Glass Bead" magazine, holds the annual "Gathering" conference, maintains an instructors directory, and much more. Join ISGB at the website and find a local instructor.

Lakeside Pottery, Ceramic School & Studio

Lakeside Pottery teaches the potters wheel and ceramic sculpting in a spacious and well lit studio centrally located in Stamford, CT. The website contains a photo gallery.

Lisa G Westheimer

Lisa G Westheimer is an artist in West Orange, New Jersey. Study her videos to learn her unique alternative firing processes and glazing techniques. Her ceramic and glass work has been displayed in Art From the Ashes in Pasadena, California, With Friendship 2008 in Seoul, Korea, The NAWA Gallery, New York, New York, and Uncharted Territories, in Orange, New Jersey. She teaches in the ceramics studio at The Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, NJ and teaches alternative firing techniques for the Convent of the Sacred Heart School, New York, NY.

Penland School of Crafts

Penland School of Crafts is in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books & paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking, textiles, and wood. The school also sponsors artists' residencies, educational outreach programs, and a craft gallery.

Pilchuck Glass School

Founded in 1971, Pilchuck Glass School has become the largest educational center in the world for artists working in glass. The website includes news, events, programs, and a good selection of glass website links.

Steven Branfman, Raku Teacher

Steven Branfman, noted raku teacher and author, is raising money for cancer research in honor of his son Jared.

Tony Ferguson, Pottery and Photography Teacher

Tony Ferguson is a noted potter, teacher, and photographer. Visit his website to learn about his pottery and digital photography seminars. View his extensive gallery of inspiring pottery.

Forums & Directories

Clayart E-mail Discussion Forum

Clayart is an e-mail forum for potters. You can join at no charge. As a member, you will receive messages from potters all over the world, who answer questions and discuss topics related to ceramics. You can also search the Clayart archives for a wealth of information on pottery, kilns, low-fire ceramics, digital controllers, and even glass fusing.

Contemporary Ceramic Studio Locator Site

Visit this site to find a local contemporary ceramic studio. At these studios, you can purchase ceramic bisque ware, glaze it, and leave it for the studio to fire.

Glass Firing Schedules

Download firing schedules for glass fusing in 1 - 4 layers, freeze 'n fuse, kiln carving, and more. Schedules are designed by Paul Tarlow.

Metal Clay Academy

A beautifully designed site on metal clay that includes classes, suppliers, events, photo gallery, FAQs, business resources, and much more. Check back often to find out what's new in metal clay.

PPIO China Painting Forum

Come to this forum for advice on china painting and kilns. Learn mixing and firing techniques, find a class, share photos of your favorite china. The forum includes information on upcoming conventions.

Warm Glass Website & Bulletin Board

Visit Warm Glass and click on Bulletin Board. You will find a vast resource of information on glass fusing, slumping, and casting. This is a premier site for information on hot glass work.


Beads of Courage

Beads of Courage awards glass beads to children undergoing cancer treatment. The children find encouragement and strength from wearing their beads. Please visit the site to learn how you can donate beads.

Corning Museum of Glass

Take a virtual tour of the most famous glass museum in the U.S. View 2,000-year-old Roman glass fused bowls, mask and fish. Get directions and museum hours for the next time you are in New York.

Glaze Simulator

This is a glaze calculator that will help you analyze and formulate ceramic glazes. Learn to solve glaze problems. Predict melting temperatures, colors and other properties. There is no registration or fees.

Kay Bain Weiner Educational Foundation

Kay Bain Weiner, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award 2006 in the glass art industry, has formed a non-profit educational foundation. The mission of the Kay Bain Weiner Educational Foundation, known as the KBW Foundation, is to attract more people into the glass arena by providing scholarships, supplies and books to high schools, colleges and other educational venues.

Tile Council of North America

As one of the nation's leading ceramic tile and installation materials testing facilities, the Tile Council of North America, Inc. (TCNA) offers confidential product and performance testing.

Publications & Internet Radio

American Craft magazine

This well designed website will amaze artists. The site has book reviews, articles, news, a calendar of events, a list of blog sites, obituaries of famous artists, and more, all written for the artist.

Art Business

Read a large collection of business articles for artists. Learn about copyright, galleries, pricing your art, and much more.

Art Jewelry Magazine

Art Jewelry magazine features projects for all skill levels from great designers in wire, metal, metal clay, and other materials. The website includes a jewelry discussion forum.

Bead and Button magazine

Bead and Button is a leading jewelry craft magazine. Log in to access community forum discussions, galleries of beautiful jewelry, exclusive projects, and more.

Blade magazine

Custom knifemakers will find the latest information on new techniques, field tests, and news and features on knives and their makers. A great magazine for anyone who heat treats blades in Paragon kilns. Paragon has advertised in Blade since 1985.

Brynmorgen Press

Tim McCreight started Brynmorgen Press in 1985 to provide practical, high quality textbooks on metalworking and design. The site includes a list of books, free downloads, and contact information.

Ceramic Arts Network

Subscribe to an email newsletter, ask questions on the pottery discussion forum, and read many online articles.

Ceramic Industry Magazine

Read ceramic industry news. Click on "PPP Blog" to read "Pottery Production Practices" articles by well known authors.

Ceramics Monthly Magazine

Ceramics Monthly was founded in 1953 and has become a widely read magazine for potters. It is packed with color photos and interesting articles.

China Decorator Magazine

Learn how to paint china. The magazine features designs and articles on a variety of subjects. A teacher is featured in each issue, along with upcoming seminars, calendar of events, sources of supply, and more.

Clay Times Magazine

Clay Times magazine covers wheel throwing, handbuilding, decorating and firing, step-by-step pottery projects, glaze formulation and recipes, clay tools, supplies, studio health and safety, kilns, artist profiles, teaching techniques, ceramic world news and events, exhibits, educational programs in clay, and potters’ philosophies.

Craft Arts International Magazine

This Australian magazine covers ceramics, glass, wood, textile art, metal jewelery, painting, printmaking and sculpture. The magazine is a lively forum for ideas, for study and for the sheer enjoyment of beautiful handwork and contemporary design. In addition to publishing articles and photographs which reflect the work, lifestyles and philosophies of today's artists and craftspeople, Craft Arts International plays a vital role in the promotion and marketing of contemporary designer-made products.

Creative Fire (Formerly Metal Clay Artist Magazine)

Metal Clay Artist was the first print magazine devoted exclusively to the metal clay arts. The magazine, which is no longer in print, has evolved into Creative Fire, a website that features step-by-step projects, articles, how to's, tips, artist profiles, and information about PMC(R), Art Clay(TM) Silver, bronze clay, copper clay, and mixed media (including polymer clay and glass).

Davis Publications / School Arts Magazine

School Arts magazine publishes art projects for the art teacher. The authors themselves are teachers who write about ideas that have worked for them.

Fired Arts and Crafts

Fired Arts and Crafts covers all forms of fired arts. Projects and techniques are formatted as lesson plans, so they can be taught in schools and studio classes. The key to our success is to encourage everyone to teach others and share their enjoyment of this amazing art form! Fired Arts & Crafts is a teaching resource, providing the information and tools needed for anyone to teach others everything from the basics of kiln firing and maintenance to new decorative techniques to wheel throwing, and so much more!

Flow Magazine

Flow magazine is a premier publication devoted to lamp working and glass beads. The website includes downloadable articles and contact information.

Glashaus: The International Magazine for Studio Glass

Glashaus is published quarterly in German and English. The full-color magazine is lavishly illustrated with innovative glass art from around the world.

Glass Art Magazine

Glass Art magazine is written for artists of stained glass and hot glass. Issues include artist profiles, business articles for studio owners, and how-to articles. Lavishly illustrated in color.

Glass Line Magazine

The website for Glass Line magazine, which was founded in 1987. Read back issues, see beautiful glass art, and find answers to questions at their active forum.

Glass on Metal Magazine

This website is one of the best sources of enameling information. It includes past articles, news, a school and workshop listing, a gallery of exquisite enameling, and much more.

Glass Patterns Quarterly Magazine

A leading glass magazine. Web site includes free patterns. Over a dozen projects with instructions. They cover every level of expertise, from beginner to advanced.

Handmade Business Magazine

The Crafts Report, established in 1975 and later renamed Handmade Business, is a monthly business magazine for the crafts professional. Learn marketing, finance, business basics, and much more.

Jones Publishing, Inc.

Learn more about Handmade Business, Sunshine Artist, and other craft magazines.

Lapidary Journal Magazine

This website is packed with information for the jewelry maker. It includes a show calendar, news, listings for jewelry classes and clubs, mines, quarries, and more. Order article reprints from Lapidary Journal.

Metal Clay Today

Metal Clay Today is a free quarterly e-magazine published in March, June, September and December. The website includes the magazine plus blogs, back issues, a rising star column, a fashion forecast, and much more. Find a local metal clay group or teacher.

New Ceramics Magazine

Subscribe to read the printed edition and an online edition of the exciting European magazine New Ceramics.

Studio Potter Magazine

Studio Potter magazine focuses on aesthetic philosophy, an essential belief in functional pottery, a reverence for new talent and old masters, the encouragement of first-person writing, education as discovery of the self, service to the field, and an overriding commitment to humanitarian values.

Suppliers of Related Products

ABR Imagery Glass Products

Products for lampworking, glass fusing, and ceramics.

Art Clay World USA

Learn about Art Clay Silver, the clay that transforms into silver when fired in a kiln. The site includes a community forum, product news, teacher locator, FAQs, and much more.

Bullseye Glass

Bullseye manufactures stained glass and helped start the glass fusing revolution. Click "Education" for an extensive collection of pdf-format technical sheets and a link to Bulleye's Online Education Program. For a nominal annual fee, take online classes. From the home page, click "Artmakers" to view inspiring glass.

Bullseye Glass Blog Site

An informal behind-the-scenes look at the Bullseye Glass factory. Read about the company history and the people who work at Bullseye. Includes photos. This is the next best thing to visiting the factory.

Coatings by Sandberg, Inc. Dichroic Glass

This site includes photos, videos, and FAQs on dichroic glass. Learn how dichroic glass is manufactured.

Dick Blick Art Materials

Dick Blick, in business since 1911, offers an extensive selection of art supplies.

Dogwood Ceramic Supply, Inc.

The largest multi-line ceramic and pottery distributor in the Southern United States, with a tremendous selection of pottery and ceramic supplies that are in stock and ready for immediate sale. Dogwood Ceramic Supply is Paragon's largest stocking Distributor in North America, with a great selection of new Paragon ceramic and pottery kilns already in stock, crated and ready to ship.

Expressions Art Glass

Expressions Art Glass is Tucson, Arizona's stained glass paradise. They are a full-service stained glass retail shop, gift gallery, teaching facility, custom studio, and glass showroom, with over 1,200 kinds of glass, and a very large selection of glass beads and jewelry-making supplies.

Hobby Ceramicraft in the United Kingdom

Paragon-made kilns, spares and backup; training and all supplies for Ceramic cafes, Hobby Ceramists, Hobbyists. Colour by Mayco and Colorobbia, Colorobbia bisque, earthenware slip, moulds, brushes, indeed all a Ceramist needs! Award winning training and business courses designed to make your ceramic business, large or small, successful (and fun!).

Merry Go Round Stained Glass

Merry Go Round, located in Ft. Worth, Texas, offers classes, tools, books, and supplies on hot glass. They also do custom glass work.

Morton Glass Cutting Tools

Learn about a complete system of tools and accessories that will aid you in cutting glass. Learn to cut circles and other difficult shapes. Morton tools are legendary among glass teachers.

Rose's Glassworks in Portland, Oregon

Rose's Glassworks teaches classes on beginning fusing, dimensional flowers, bracelets, ornaments, and more. Private lessons are always available. Visit the site for a class schedule.

Thompson Enamel

Enameling on metal is the art of fusing powdered colored glass onto copper, glass, and other metals. Thompson Enamels is a leading manufacturer of lead-free enamels available in a variety of particle sizes.

Trade Organizations

American Ceramic Society

The American Ceramic Society in Westerville, Ohio publishes a bulletin on scientific and industrial ceramics.

Ceramic Tile Education Foundation

Ceramic Tile Education Foundation offers local, regional, and national training programs for consumers, installers, construction professionals, architects, designers, building inspectors and sales associates interested in the sales and installation of ceramic tile.

Contemporary Ceramic Studios Association

Find a contemporary studio near you. As a studio, join CCSA to enhance every area of your business. Well worth the annual membership fee.

Enamelist Society

The Enamelist Society, Inc. is a volunteer arts organization founded in 1987 to promote the art of enameling. Learn about this beautiful art from the experts.

Glass Art Association of Canada

The Glass Art Association of Canada is a volunteer, member-run organization. They publish "Contemporary Canadian Glass" four times a year. The website includes an artist directory and information on shows and scholarships.

Glass Art Society

The Glass Art Society (GAS) is an international nonprofit founded in 1971 whose purpose is to encourage excellence, to advance education, to promote the appreciation and development of the glass arts, and to support the worldwide community of artists who work with glass. GAS members are artists, students, educators, collectors, gallery and museum personnel, writers, and critics.

Glass Craft & Bead Expo

The annual 2011 Glass Craft & Bead Expo is held in Las Vegas, Nevada and filled with classes on the newest warm and stained glass techniques. The website lists classes, exhibitors, and instructors. Register for classes and the hotel.

International Guild of Glass Artists

The benefits of membership in the IGGA include local chapter meetings where you can exchange ideas with other glass enthusiasts. IGGA membership includes discounts from suppliers, free websites, free classified ads, and the opportunity to participate in the Rosen wholesale show.

National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition Foundation

The National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition Foundation honors the ceramics being made in K-12 in the United States. The best pieces are judged at NCECA each year.

NCECA: National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts

NCECA holds an annual conference for potters. Members from all over the world attend. Visit the site for membership information.

Orton Ceramic Foundation

Orton Ceramic Foundation manufactures pyrometric cones, digital controllers, and other instruments. Orton makes Paragon's Sentry and Sentry Xpress digital controllers—an important reason Paragon kilns are so reliable. Orton is over 100 years old and provides kiln firing guidance for a nominal annual membership fee. Disappointed with a defective ceramic piece? As a member, you can send it to Orton, and they will analyze it for you. You will also have firing experts only a phone call away. To download free firing tips, click on "Resources."

Stained Glass Association of America

The SGAA is a trade organization dedicated to advancing the craft of stained glass. The website includes the Annual Summer Conference; Stained Glass Quarterly, a magazine on architectural stained glass; and The Sourcebook, an annual directory to assist architects in locating and commissioning stained glass.

Texas Clay Arts Association

Join the Texas Clay Arts Association to find clay friends, participate in a discussion forum, attend the annual trade show, and much more.

TUV Product Testing

Some of Paragon's kiln models are listed to U.S. and Canadian safety standards through TUV. Find out more about TUV and their stringent testing standards.

World Organization of China Painters

Join the World Organization of China Painters to stay connected with china painters world-wide. Visit the site to find local WOCP chapters, a list of teachers, seminars, etc.

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