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New Marketing: Storytelling For Creative Entrepreneurs workshop in Asheville on October 29

9 hours agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

New Marketing: Storytelling For Creative Entrepreneurs w/ Karie Reinertson at the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in Asheville on October 29From the eventbrite page:In this 2 hour workshop participants will learn various methods for promoting their work online and in the real world. Show More Summary

Glazing Chowder Mugs

2 days agoArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

I had this fun project of making chowder mugs. I was going to make 6 mugs about 24 ounces each and these are the photos of that progress.First I had to figure out about how big to throw them. I had a couple of false starts but eventually got close. Show More Summary

Spruce Pine Potters Market October 10 and 11

3 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

This weekend! 30+ potters, mostly from Mitchell and Yancey Counties.From the Spruce Pine Potters Market website:The Spruce Pine Potters Market is a unique gathering of our region’s greatest potters and clay artists. Enjoy wonderful food and beautiful handmade pottery on a colorful autumn weekend. Show More Summary

Anita Funston wins gold at the North Carolina SilverArts competition in Raleigh

5 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

On September 25, 2015 Local artist, Anita Funston, was awarded the gold medal, in Sculpture, at the North Carolina Senior Games SilverArts competition, in Raleigh, NC.Anita Funston lives in Henderson County and has been recently creating art at the Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC. Show More Summary

More change coming

While Gerry has been chasing news stories in South Carolina all week, I have been signing papers and meeting with realtors and now our house is for sale.We don't ever seem to do anything the easy or normal way. Gerry is taking serious risks covering the floods in SC and I am selling our house. Show More Summary

Akira Satake Shamisen (Japanese banjo) Concert TONIGHT at Penland

6 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Sorry for the last minute notice but if you're near Penland you should go to this! (Thanks to Ron Greene for the reminder.) You might remember that Akira played for us when he hosted Clay Club a couple years ago.When: 8:15 tonight (Wednesday,...Show More Summary

Free Introduction to Canva workshop in Spruce Pine on Wednesday, October 7

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Free Introduction to Canva workshop:When: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMWhere: Toe River Arts Council Arts Resource Center (upstairs) in Spruce PineCanva is a free graphics program that is simple and easy to use. This seminar will show participants how to create flyers, business cards, web postings, and more. Show More Summary

Foot Note

Ugh, this GETTING OLD thing! Amirite? I'm on my feet a lot. Throwing days are mostly sit-down, of course, but decorating, glazing, loading, firing, packing, pricing, teaching classes - basically every work activity other than throwing (or blogging!) - is a standing one. Show More Summary


Yeah, so things have been quite a bit crazy around the studio, around the house, around my life.... So writing this blog has been WAY low on my list of priorities.I have huge amounts of work to make and just not enough time or will...Jon was out on a US tour for 32 days playing drums for 2 different bands. Show More Summary

Small Favors V.

Small Favors V is officially up and showing at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. It's such a cool show. All the work must fit into a 4" plexi cube. The are a TON of amazing pieces from pots to sculpture and all quite affordable.This is my piece...The entire show is up on The Clay Studio's website, so check it out. And if you are in Philly, the show is up until May 31.


Yes, I'm having a Mother's Day sale. 10% off all vases. AND, I can ship directly to mom. Free gift wrapping and I'll even include a note if you'd like. I'll be adding a few more vases today and tomorrow...that's all I seem to be making these days. I guess it's all those flowers popping up outside. Ah,, go check it out!


I was informed this morning that I got nominated for Poppytalk's "The Poppies" award for #1 Ceramics. Cool, huh? A pleasant surprise. So, please go and vote for me! There is some serious competition from some of my favorite ceramics friends.


Well, I got another lovely email informing me that one of my pieces was featured on a blog. So, thank you to April for featuring my mug on here lovely blog along with a bunch of my Etsy clay peeps. Check it out!Tomorrow morning I'm off to New Paltz to set up my show. Show More Summary


After MANY slow hours, I decided to shut my kiln off at 1647°. I think my elements are kaput. The thermocouples are all working, the relays are all just doesn't seem to have enough juice to get up to cone 10. So......there goes my day. Show More Summary


I've been making a lot of cups lately. Mostly because when I have a huge list of other work that needs to be made, I end up procrastinating and making the pieces that have only lived as drawings upon my studio walls. This giraffe mug is one of those pieces. Show More Summary

Studio loveliness.

Okay! Etsy featured my studio in their blog, The Storque. So check it out- Studio Envy

The Art of Spring.

Well, I survived another opening... The Art of Spring, a group show here in Kingston (look at me, FINALLY doing some LOCAL gallery shows), is up from April 10th through May 28th. I think there are around 45 artists in the show...insane! Cornell Street Studios is my new favorite place. Show More Summary

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