Magic Crystal Doorknob

This being "The Ceramics Blog" sometimes we have to talk about our ceramical brethren, such as glass.
This optical trick, ( I'm sorry, illusion; tricks are what prostitutes do for money) is a favorite of mine. In my house, I'm the TSA, I get to see what's going on inside.



He's got the body that rocks the party.

I hope all of the Americanos in the audience had a lovely holiday. Ours was exhaustive, with the Stray Katz in town for a visit. Food and fun for all in attendance.
For todays presentation, we have a turn for the Steam punk-ish.
A Terra cotta robot that doubles as a kickin sound system.
By Davis Todd Trost, this 'bot will keep you rocking till the oil runs out.



You owe me

This post is for my friend Corey. She is a non ceramical person, but she was perusing the pages of the Hammacher-Schelemmer catalog at our house this weekend and crossed this little item.
She noticed one feature that she thought all ceramics people should start to tout in their own wares.

The description from the site.
Unlike plastic pet fountains that develop cracks, this drinking fountain is made from durable, nonporous glazed ceramic that mitigates bacteria growth. Ceramic resists bacteria (commonly found on porous plastic surfaces) that cause acne on a pet's mouth and chin. The ceramic drinking fountain is dishwasher-safe, enabling simple, thorough cleaning (Play Video). The fountain has an integrated pump that draws water from the basin to the top of the dome where it pools and cascades back into the reservoir. The falling stream attracts pets with the sound of trickling water and entices them to drink more often--a practice that can reduce the pet's risk of kidney disease and urinary tract infection. A charcoal filter removes impurities responsible for unpleasant tastes and odors in water. The fountain has a 72-oz. capacity and the filter lasts up to 30 days. Plugs into AC. 14" L x 11" W x 5" H. (6 lbs.)

Preventing mouth Acne?. 
Ceramics, the material of the future!



A Manson Family Christmas

English Artist Jessica Harrison, is responsible for these anatomically unfortunate figurines. Your nightmares can take it up with her. 



Go Vote

Ok, All you American Ceramicists.
For today, you need to get out of your studio and head on down to your local polling place and vote.
You don't even have to change your clay covered clothes.
It is time to vote the bums in.
And remember, when that Ballot says "Tea Party", those assholes do not have a affinity for Porcelain.


Tied up in Knots

These knot vases are the creation of Judith van den Boom and Sharon Geschiere. if you will remember van der Boom was also the creator of the seats with porcelain pillows, recently.