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Achieve Amazing Feats of Clay With the Best Needle Tools for Ceramics

Necessary for etching, trimming, cutting, incising, scoring, and piercing clay, a needle tool is a must-have for any ceramicist—professional or recreational, beginner or advanced. Needle tools come in many forms. If you want to reduce hand strain, look for a product with a rubber grip, or if you want a more traditional model, go withContinue reading “Achieve Amazing Feats of Clay With the Best Needle Tools for Ceramics”

Required Reading

This survivor of the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School says his own father has been indoctrinated by QAnon conspiracies about the tragedy. David Gilbert corroborated the story, first posted on a Reddit channel for family members and friends of QAnon supporters. It’s heartbreaking: […] Bill also had to deal with his father’s dailyContinue reading “Required Reading”

Jon Pylypchuk’s Chorus of Loss

In 2020, as COVID-19 death tolls rose exponentially worldwide, Jon Pylypchuk faced a separate loss, the unexpected death of a close friend, unrelated to COVID. He responded by making ghosts. For several months Pylypchuk fashioned men’s briefs, ski masks, socks, and other clothing and fabric scraps into rudimentary faces (pareidolia, a recurring motif in hisContinue reading “Jon Pylypchuk’s Chorus of Loss”

A Photographer Captures the Collective Fatigue of the Welfare State

It has been well over 30 years since Margaret Thatcher declared that society does not exist; that in fact, only individuals and their families do. Thatcher’s words, spoken in 1987, have since taken on a definitive, almost epochal, place in recent history (and appropriately so), as they neatly sum up the rationality of neoliberal governanceContinue reading “A Photographer Captures the Collective Fatigue of the Welfare State”

“Every artist was first an amateur”

Ralph Waldo Emerson