All Blogs / Arts / Ceramics / Popular

4th Annual Odyssey Auction

11 hours agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Now accepting donations of all kinds for the Odyssey Auction. Click here for donation information. Thank you for your support! A limited number of tickets are available at no charge for this special event. Please click here to reserve your tickets.

Stay Put Glaze! A Great Tip for Transporting Glazed Pots

Because kilns can have a hefty price tag, many potters just starting out rely on others to fire their work. It can be tricky transporting greenware around and resourceful potters have come up with ingenious ways to protect their work (here are two great ideas from the archives). Show More Summary

FREE Workshop at Haywood Community College North Carolina

yesterdayArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

If you are in the area and want a stimulating and informative ceramic workshop this is your chance and to top it off it is FREE. Spread the word.Another way Haywood is making America Great Again!Artist StatementI suspect what keeps me engaged in the making of pots is the rich history and complex process of ceramics. Show More Summary

The Village Potters selling Laguna Clays!

2 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Purchase Laguna Clays today! Asheville, NC Click HERE for more info or call (828) 253-2424

The Beautiful Variations of Chun Glazes

Chun glazes are lovely light blue high fire glazes that feature opalescence caused by micro bubbles that refract light. Interestingly, Chun glazes are very similar chemically to the opal gemstone.In today’s post, an excerpt from his book The Ceramic Spectrum, Robin Hopper explains what makes Chun glazes so lovely. Show More Summary

Tutorial: Slab with Contrasting Clay Pattern

I had occasion recently to spend some time at the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts. If you ever get a chance to do a residency at Watershed, take it; it's a magical place. I was running a soda firing workshop - their soda kiln - not...Show More Summary

Electric front-loading kiln for sale in Leicester, North Carolina

3 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Bill Muerdter is selling an Olympic FL12E electric front-loading kiln in Leicester, North Carolina, near Asheville:New kiln - only bisque fired onceKiln with furniture & Orton Vent for sale - asking $5500Details in the flyerContact Bill at or 828-683-1515

My Soda Buddies

Last weekend I ran a soda firing workshop at the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts. We opened the kiln on Wednesday - I love that ta-da moment. Here are my Fab 5, minus one who couldn't be there for the unloading (missed you, Reen!)The results were good - dare I say, fabulous? But the firing was not without its adventures. Show More Summary

Update on Toe River Arts Council exhibit controversy

5 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

I've posted before about the controversy over an artwork being removed from an exhibit at the Spruce Pine Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) gallery. Denise Cook, Executive Director of TRAC, said that TRAC would hold a forum on the controversy and that they would everyone know when the forum was scheduled. Show More Summary

How to Design, Make, and Install Ceramic Tiles and Murals

Free PDF download!Handmade ceramic tiles take advantage of all the complex possibilities of the ceramic process. Add the graphic potential of a picture plane, multiply that over any area you want, and the possibilities for ceramic tile art become nearly limitless. Show More Summary

Greenpatch 421 for sale in Weaverville

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Nancy Nehls Nelson has one more item for sale from her husband's studio:GREENPATCH - 421 - Electric Kiln Repair/Patch, MORTAR... Kiln Repair, Refractory Cement kiln patch repair hole filler crack patcher...... After applying patch allow...Show More Summary

The Pounding Stone: A Handmade Pottery Tool That Will Help Save Your Wrists

This clip was excerpted from Part Sculpture - Part Function: Handbuilding Graceful Minimalist Forms, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! Easily Create New Forms from a Block of Clay with this Genius Ceramic ToolComing up with your own unique pottery forms is easier when you have the right clay tools for the job... Show More Summary

Western North Carolina Makers Survey

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design wants input from Western North Carolina makers and designers!From the email:In January 2016, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) and UNC Asheville partnered to launch the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship (CCE) in downtown Asheville. Show More Summary

Cynthia Bringle Demonstration Workshop at the North Carolina Pottery Center

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

A Day with Cynthia Bringle Demonstration Workshop at the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NCSaturday, October 29thExact time 10:30 am - 3:00 pmSpend some quality time with Cynthia Bringle and see how she makes her incredible...Show More Summary

A Great Example of How to Display a Pottery Collection

For years, I lamented that my collection of handmade mugs was hidden away behind cabinet doors. Until finally I asked my woodworker friend Adrian to make me a cup shelf and he made me a beautiful cup shelf (see photo below).Finding a way to properly display a pottery collection is a conundrum that many potters... Show More Summary

How to Make a Spouted Batter Bowl That Tells a Story

 It is a lot of fun to use pots to tell stories. It can be even more fun to not only tell a story on the form, but to work the form right into the narrative. That's just what Courtney Long does with her spouted batter bowls with a puffy cloud-shaped handle and playful slip... Show More Summary

Update: ceramics equipment for sale in Asheville

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

David Samuel Harold recently posted some ceramics equipment for sale in Asheville; the post has now been updated with photos. Check them out here:

Free/Cheap Pottery Studio Materials in Weaverville

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here are the details from Nancy Nehls Nelson:My husband, Curtis Nelson, died two weeks ago. I have many items from his clay studio to give away and sell. I need to remove stuff by Monday, October 17th. I don’t know what is in many of these buckets. Show More Summary

Studio fire at Reems Creek Pottery

2 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

From Rachel Smith (who hosted Clay Club in June):I had a small studio fire over the weekend that thank goodness the sprinkler put it out. Just want to put some things out there for everyone. Check your insurance policies. Make sure it will cover what you have. Show More Summary

doing the new work

I've been making some porcelain jewelry in the last month. It's something I have been thinking about for about 5 years. I was talking with a friend of mine about the difficulty of breaking out of our normal habits of making and trying something new. Show More Summary

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC