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WNC Potter seeks 12x24 shelves for wood fire kiln

2 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

From Dian Magie:I'm looking for some 12x24 shelves for my wood fire kiln. Checked with Larkin and they want $75 for "slightly warped" shelves. Would like shelves without slits. Any ideas other than Minnesota?Have an idea? Email Dian at or leave a comment here.

Masters Of The Mountains Series At Odyssey ClayWorks

3 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The Spring Masters of the Mountain Series will feature 2-hour demonstrations by 12 of the area's finest clay artists. Students may customize their experience by attending any or all of the demos. The series includes use of the 7 days a week studio during open studio hours.1. Show More Summary

Essential Throwing & Altering Collection

 Throwing and altering is one of the most popular ways to add personality to pottery and there are a multitude of ways to approach this way of working. This collection of videos features three artists who are known for their unique wheel-thrown-and-altered work. Buy any 1 for $49.97 or Buy all 3 for $59.97! Purchase the DVD... Show More Summary

Curator's Talk with Garth Johnson at the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design on February 11

4 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

One more chance to hear Garth Johnson this week: he'll be speaking at the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) in downtown Asheville this Thursday, February 11th, at 6:30 pm.Garth curated the Recorded Matter: Ceramics in Motion exhibit, on display at CCCD until May 21, 2016. Show More Summary

Fire Monkey Shines

In the Chinese Lunar calendar, today is the first day of the year of the Fire Monkey!I'm not one for superstition; good thing, too, because the Fire Monkey sounds like a handful. The Monkey is always clever and adventurous; fire can make him irascible and unpredictable. Show More Summary

How to Use Cheap Craft Store Tools to Add Playful Details to a Wheel Thrown Cup

Ever since buying one of Chandra Debuse's yunomi's a couple of years ago, I wondered how she created the biomorphic volumes that give these forms their wonderful Seuss-like quality. Turns out, they are made with the aid of craft foam - that craft store staple that is ubiquitous in children's art projects.Chandra reveals the secrets... Read More »

February Clay Club: Linda Christianson and Garth Johnson in WNC

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

There will be no formal Clay Club in February. Instead I'd like to encourage everyone to attend one or more of these FREE events next week with Linda Christianson and Garth Johnson. Linda will be at Haywood Community College next Monday and Tuesday, February 8th and 9th. Show More Summary

Successful Tips and Techniques for Raku Firing: How to Select Raku Clays, Glazes, Kilns and Combustibles

Raku firing is expressive, exciting and fun. Whether you’re raku firing in your own studio or taking part in a group raku firing at a school, workshop or community center, raku offers many rewards. Raku firing is one of the most exciting processes in ceramics. Show More Summary

Yesterday In Bed I Lay

Yesterday I was stuck in bed with either a cold or the flu - I can never tell the difference. I'd have been kicking myself for declining the free flu shot because I hate shots, but I was too wrung out. It was the kind of illness where...Show More Summary

Altering Wheel Thrown Pottery to Integrate Form with Surface Illustration

I am always amazed that no matter how long I have been making ceramic videos for Ceramic Arts Daily, each and every one has something new to offer. Our latest release, Gestural Imagery and Form with Mel Griffin, has some wonderful pottery design ideas, and in today’s clip, I am sharing one of them.In this... Read More »

Gestural Imagery & Form with Mel Griffin

In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Mel Griffin presents her techniques for creating illustrated pottery that truly merges the surface and the form. A painter and illustrator at heart, but also in love with the ceramic process, Mel doesn’t simply draw on the surfaces of her work. Show More Summary

Keep looking.....

Our search continues. If the Universe is trying to teach me patience, I wish the lessons would end now, I got it, thanks! I have never been through such a futile process in all my life. We have been looking for a house for three years now. Show More Summary

First try this Saturday

I aways love how McGill Duncan Gallery manage to display their exhibitions so beautifully so I am looking forward to this coming Saturday when I am happy to be exhibiting work there alongside prints by Lisa Hooper and paintings by John Threlfall and Tracy Levine. Come along if you can, (drinks from 11.00 - 1.00pm), or call in over the next few weeks.

Valentine's Day Pottery For Couples

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Odyssey ClayWorks has a special treat in store for this Valentine's Day edition of Ready, Set, Throw. Come sip a glass of wine and nibble on chocolates while you and your partner explore the sensual aspects of clay. You can dig your hands in the clay, or work on a piece together. Show More Summary

The Market on Oak seeks WNC artists and craftspeople

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here's the announcement from The Market on Oak's Facebook page:Calling All Artists! The Market on Oak in Spruce Pine is accepting applications from artists and craftspeople for the 2016 year! Do you have a home based business where you...Show More Summary

be creative despite reality

I've been sharing my basic approach to managing my day as well as my philosophy around it which comes down to this: ritual and systems. I want to make my life as easy as possible so I can expend my energy into making art. So let's get down to the nitty gritty. Show More Summary

The Irresistible Surface: Layering Pottery Glazes and Trapping Carbon to Create Loosely Geometric Repeating Patterns

As we all know, in ceramics, trial and error is an integral part of the learning process - and often it can feel like mostly error. But it's the way it goes with this medium, and each little bit of wisdom these little failures yield, gets us closer to success.Peter Karner developed his surface decoration... Read More »

Shop Online

I have a lot of great new pots for sale in my online Etsy shop, There are honey jars, bowls, mugs, cups, plates and more. These were all soda fired in my gas kiln using mostly a porcelain-like stoneware clay. I hand carve or impress textures and patterns onto all the surfaces. Show More Summary

Strike Three

Loan origination fee $500Due Diligence $400Contractor $200Inspection $420We put a halt on the septic inspection and pumping, the pest inspection and water testing...Money spent so far just to get to the place where we have discovered there are more issues with this house than we care to take on, so we are withdrawing our offer. Show More Summary


Pasty, lutefisk-looking pots The Demon Crudebake has been at work.Ugh, it's been so long since I had a bad firing I forgot how much it sucks. I was prepared for this one to be less than stellar; I knew the kiln wasn't firing right: climbing very slowly, and unevenly. Show More Summary

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