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Little Switzerland Outdoor Market

10 hours agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Looking for a place to sell your wares? Outdoor stalls in Little Switzerland (between the bookstore/cafe and Little Switzerland Glass Works) can be rented by the day ($10 for one day, $15 for two days with longer rentals available).Show More Summary


15 hours agoArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

I am glazing today!I have glazed and glazed and glazed this morning. I have used a bright marine blue under-glaze on these beads in the photo. Now I will have to glaze them with a clear gloss. As you can see I have applied some clear gloss on a few already. Show More Summary

Liz Kohler Brown Lecture at App. State

yesterdayArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Artist Talk by Liz Kohler BrownSEPTEMBER 22, 11:00 A.M.WEY HALL 208 Liz Brown is a multi-media artist and art instructor who currently lives and works in Raleigh, NC. She specializes in slip casting, plaster modeling, and image transfer...Show More Summary

Maybe you can live on the moon.....

Last week I got a fortune cookie and the paper inside said, "Maybe you can live on the moon in the next century."I tell you, the way this planet is going, we are going to have to find somewhere to live, we are rapidly depleting all chances of living here on Earth. Show More Summary

New Pots and Festivals

So the end of one cycle of pots finishes and yet the next is already underway. It’s been a very busy time, do I always say that? Anyway it has been very busy, we unpacked the kiln and had in … Continue reading ?

quit your day job? maybe not.

A couple of months ago I was asked for advice on quitting a day job as a teacher to become a full-time potter. I've been screwing around with a response, trying to couch my answer in such a way that I don't squash anyone's dream, or offer stupid pat answers that you can get anywhere. Show More Summary

Thursday Inspiration: Rena Hamilton

This work shares some qualities with my own: the decorated surfaces, the soda vapor softening the patterns. You can see lots more of Rena's work here.

Card not clay

Last Friday the workshop turned into a seagull making factory! What a great time you can have with cardboard, coat hangers and paint. All in aid of the ceilidh at the weekend. My friend Jolanda and I decided we should organise on a joint ceilidh to celebrate both our birthdays. Show More Summary

Our Friend Failure

I have a couple of student who need to see this! I told you guys: If you're not failing, you're not trying! Keep counting down: 999, 998, 997... From "Be Friends with Failure," by Stephen McCranie:

New Oil Spot Bowls

6 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Got some nice new oil spots that I am taking down to Clemson Art Center for the 20 x 20 Show this weekend! Hope to have some other new ones tomorrow.

Monster Spider

6 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Saw this monster spider in the yard yesterday! Yikes!

Do you need a Pottery Assistant in Asheville Nc?

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Looking for a potter's assistant position in or around Asheville, NC. I have six years of experience with clay and I am looking to work under an established Artist in order to increase my exposure to different ceramic styles and techniques. Show More Summary

lookin' for a "new to me" 10 x 10 tent

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

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20 x 20 Pottery Show at Clemson Art Center this weekend

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

September 12 - September 14Sep 12 at 6:00pm to Sep 14 at 3:00pmClemson Arts Center212 Butler St, Clemson, South Carolina 2963120 Artists from SC & NC bring 20 pieces each of their ceramic artwork for sale=400 pieces of ceramic work here for a weekend. Show More Summary

Finally Finished!

You've probably heard me say that pottery is artwork that is only really finished when it's in use. I love when people send me pictures of the ware, finally finished! My friend Ellen recently sent me this one: The colors look great together, and I am especially proud that the plate shrunk to exactly the diameter of a standard cake, U.S. Thanks Ellen!

Coffee Break vol. 35?

Did I hear someone say #MugshotMonday? Or is just an echo in my memory?Well neither, actually. It's just another volume in the undying series, Coffee Breaks™here at the Sawdust and Dirt BLOG, not to be confused with the podcast of the same name. Show More Summary

September Clay Club 9-10-2014 Wednesday from 6 - 8:30 p.m.

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Yo Clubbers, David Harold has offered to host the Clay Club this month. It is Wednesday September 10, 2014 from 6 - 8:30 p.m.He will demo some of his mugs and other stuff (to be determined) and he will show some of his recent testing processes and glazes. Show More Summary

Firing time again

Here is a part of the load sitting in the late afternoon sunshine a couple of days ago, glazed and ready to be packed into the wood kiln. The same pots in less sunlight but about to get a … Continue reading ?

Episode 2: Lindsay Rogers

In this episode I talk with Asheville artist-potter, Lindsay Rogers.We talk about moving to Asheville, NC, life after graduate school, and her work at Haywood Community College.For you inside pottery listeners we talk about working alone vs in a group situation, commuting and the transition from home to studio. Show More Summary


My blog has been a pitiful thing this past summer. I mean, just how many pictures can you post of nursing home rooms and doctor's offices before everyone runs screaming! I realize that if you don't do anything interesting with your life,...Show More Summary

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