@potsinaction was a curated Instagram feed that challenged the ceramic canon and covered a wide range of themes within ceramics: animals to architecture, tea to texture, cake to cultural context, stripes to social engagement. With over 70 global guesthosts and over 100 different themes over a five year span from 2014-2019,  the aim was to post educational,  high-quality content, as compelling aesthetically as it was in substance, to initiate conversation about the many different roles that clay plays in our world.

@potsinaction has run its course on Instagram and is now asking for support in order to create a website that will make the content more searchable and useful resource for students of ceramics.

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Ayumi Horie first created Pots In Action in 2005, when the project featured a map of images of her own pottery being used by others all over the world. She wanted to show pots in context, instead of on the ubiquitous gray background of the time. In 2015, Pots In Action evolved into a crowd-sourcing project and onto to the platform of Instagram, where it continues to cover global ceramics.

Guest Hosts
Tanya Agarwala
Dan Anderson
Natalia Arbelaez
Sarah Archer
Claire Atkins
William Baker
Belinda Blignaut
Bridget Bodenham
Birdie Boone
Helle Bovbjerg
Darrah Bowden
Kalika Bowlby
Heather Braun-Dahl
Ben Carter
Adam Chau
Adriana Christianson
Sunshine Cobb
Micheal Connelly
Emily Daley
Jennifer Ling Datchuk
East Fork Pottery
Habiba El-Sayed
Carole Epp
Adam Field
Teri Frame
Steve Fuller
Gaia Ceramics 
Lauren Gallaspy
Elisa Helland-Hansen
Ayumi Horie
James Klein
Kristen Kieffer
Michael Kline
Haakon Lenzi
Helen Levi
Simon Levin
Rebecca Manson
Tony Marsh
Courtney Martin
Tess Mattern
Ian McIntyre
Joanna McPherson
Nick Moen
Sophie Moran
Emily Murphy
Hanako Nakazato
Northern Clay Center
Jeremy Ogusky
Lisa Orr
Frances Palmer
Doug Peltzman
Carleigh Queenth
Ronald Rael
David Reed  
Justin Rothshank
Lauren Sandler
Gabrielle Schaffner
Erik Scollon
Max Seinfeld
Steve Sharafian
Vernon Smith
Socially Engaged Craft Collective
Katie Spragg
Vipoo Srivilasa
Michael Strand
Tap Twice Tea 
Sandra Torres
Melissa Weiss
Namita Wiggers
Betsy Williams
Prairie Stuart Wolff
Eva Zethraeus

Themes
Across the Table
Adopted Country
Animals   
Animation
Architecture
Archives
Badass Women
Best Thing I Saw
Bird
Birdseye View
Blue and White
Black and White
British Ceramics Biennial
Brush
Bud Vases
Cake
Camouflage
Celebrations
Collaboration
Color Network
Color Field
Color Spectrum
Composition
Conceptual
Coolest Cup
Cultural Context
Cut
Dawn and Dusk
Decals
Design
Display
Dots
Double Culture
Down Under
Drawing
Drinking vessels
Education
Fermentation
Figure
Fika
Fish
Flowers
Fluidity
Gathered
Gathering
Glaze
Gold
Goopy
Handheld
Handles
Heirloom
Hygge
India
In the Kitchen
Kids
Labor
Latin America
Layers
Lids
Listen
Love
Mexico
Morning
Movement
National Clay Week
NCECA
Negative Space
Not To Be
NYC
On the Move
Outdoors
Out of the Kitchen
Pattern
Performance
Picnic
Pink
Planters
Platters
Pots In Action
Pots on Pots
Potters In Action
Pourers
Precarious Pots
Raku
Red
Shadows
Shapes and forms
Shards
Socially Engaged
South Africa
Specific Function
Spring and Fall
Stripes
Sweets
Systems
Tea
Tech
Text
Texture
Translucent
Urban
Video
Warren Mackenzie
With a Friend
Woodfired

 

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