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the big work

With my new work, I have a new desire to make big things. Big giant bowls, big wide plates, big tall vases. I've always tended to work small (figuratively, I mean that figuratively, really) and that's always worked for me. But my desire has suddenly changed. Show More Summary

Snow Day

21 hours agoArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

Today we had the most snow we've had in the past four years, that according to the local news, of course.In celebration, I built my first snowman that I've built in many many years. Say hello to Snowy. He'll only be around a short t...

Roger Jamison Reception and Workshop - Roswell, GA

21 hours agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

We’ll be hosting a closing reception for Roger tomorrow evening at Art Center West and a demonstration workshop throughout the weekend. lease feel free to send word to students and friends. I hope you enjoy the exhibition online or in person at 1355 Woodstock Rd, Roswell GA 30075. 770.641.3990.

Looking for a firing partner in Asheville Cone 6 reduction (My kiln)

21 hours agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

I'm looking for someone who would be interested in firing cone 6 reduction with me. I would like to fire about every 3-4 weeks. The kiln is located in West Asheville and is a 60 cubic foot gas car kiln. Please reply by email to westfirestudio@gmail.com.

Heat Gun and Lids

With all the pottery making I've been doing lately, I had forgotten all about the heat gun I have stored in my studio closet. I pulled it out today because I'm practicing making lids. I can quickly dry the lip and lid to fit them together using that heat gun.The idea is to make lids until I can make them easily. Show More Summary

March Clay Club: social media with Michael Kline at John Ferlazzo's

yesterdayArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

This is happening @UnionUniversity pic.twitter.com/tUhqghq47U — Michael Kline (@Klineola) February 26, 2015 March Clay Club will be at 6 pm on Wednesday, March 11, at John Ferlazzo's near Bakersville. Michael Kline will lead a demo and discussion on social media. Show More Summary

Jewelry Making Tips

2 days agoArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

I ran across this video today in my internet adventures and wanted to share it. Many average size beads can be turned into a stunning focal bead by making loops and adding beads to dangle from it. Here are 4 different techniques to making loops in jewelry making. Have fun!

The Current Rotation

cups in the rotation Here's the current cup shelf here at the pottery shoppery. Medicine on top shelf. These are NFS. Can you name the potters?- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone Location:Snow Creek Rd,Bakersville,United States

Ben Owen III - Lecture in Hickory NC

2 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

2015 Guest Lecture Series:"Turning with Tradition: Keeping the NC Pottery Tradition alive through Contemporary Works" Thursday, Mar. 19, 2015 at 7 p.m. : American studio potter Ben Owen III, who works in Seagrove, N.C., he will speak...Show More Summary

Bigger Pots Made Easy Weekend Workshop

2 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

With Gabriel Kline and Anja Bartels Click here to register. 2 ½ Day WorkshopMay 1-3Friday 6:30-9pmSaturday & Sunday 10am- 6pm Do you want to increase the scale of your work, but feel intimidated by large pieces of clay? The truth is,...Show More Summary

Pots in Action

Ayumi Horie has begun a Instagram Page, Pots in Action, based on her Pots-In-Action concept of a few years ago. If you are on IG check it out! Post by Ayumi Horie Pottery.

Burnishing a Pot

3 days agoArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

I am doing this today, burnishing my teapot that I worked so hard on last week. It's kinda boring, so I thought I'd share this video instead.

I've been buried....

“ Finding your passion isn’t just about careers and money. It’s about finding your authentic self. The one you’ve buried beneath other people’s needs. ”

NC Potters Conference March 6-8, 2015

3 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

http://www.randolphartsguild.com/events/potters-conference-2015/

For Sale: Craft Fair Display $400

3 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

For Sale: Craft Fair Display $400 Celo/ Burnsville NC area(13) Pro Panel Knockdown Booth Panels, Tops and Bottoms7 foot tall, light grey, includes hardware. They look like this.(2) Pro Panel Desk Unit 36" tall, dark grey. They look like this.Some small blemishes, overall good condition. Show More Summary

Some Results

Post by Michael Kline Pottery. Post by Michael Kline Pottery.

On Second Thought...

While scraping and grinding kiln shelves, I turned on a burner to melt the snow out of the kiln. I bricked up the door to hold the heat in a bit, so the burner could do its job; and in doing so I was reminded: my castable blocks areShow More Summary

Swirly Bowl

6 days agoArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

This is one of the handbuilt projects I've been focused lately. I arranged the stoneware clay in coils into this wooden bowl. I actually laid plastic in it before coiling the clay inside, this is because I wanted to be able to dump it out after a few days and smooth down the rim from the underside with a sponge. Show More Summary

Winter In the Rear View

Someday, I would like to post some pictures of stoneware instead of snow. To that end, I'm going to have to fire. And to do that, I had to clear the kiln of drifts that were shoulder-high in some places. (Of course, my shoulders areShow More Summary

Teapot (part four)

6 days agoArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

I started out placing the lid into a bowl...thought it might be nice to curve it, after looking at it on the pot I had other thoughts. I cut off about 1 1/2" off the middle part (It just made the teapot top heavy). And I decided to go with the same type of lid as the model. Show More Summary

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