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Quartz Inversion and Other Important Stages of Firing Pottery

Clay undergoes a remarkable transformation when fired in a kiln, changing in molecular structure as the kiln heats up and cools down. Perhaps one of the most important stage is quartz inversion, which affects ware in the bisque and the glaze firings as the kiln temperature rises and cools back down.Obviously, these changes can be... Show More Summary

Liz Zlot Summerfield Workshop This Week

22 hours agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Hi Everyone! Just a quick reminder that the Liz Zlot Summerfield workshop at East Tennessee State University is this Wednesday, March 1st from 9AM - 4PM, with a public lecture to be held Weds evening at 5:00 PM. We are located on the Main Campus of ETSU in the Art Annex Building. Show More Summary

Call to artists for the 71st North Carolina Rhododendron Festival Arts and Craft Fair

yesterdayArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here’s the email from Dan Barron, Artist & Vendor Coordinator for the North Carolina Rhododendron Festival Arts and Craft Fair. Download the application here: invite all local & regional artists and craftspeople...Show More Summary

I Make Pots and I Know Things

Well...I know some things. I actually had in mind the delightful multitude of fellow potters who emailed me to help me out with my burner trouble last week when I designed this t-shirt: You get one for your very own, or for the potter or ceramics instructor in your life at this link.Game of Thrones fans will recognize the inspiration!

Love is a Clean Burner

Remember my funky burner thing from last week? This one:The consensus of my equipment-clever friends and readers was that the burner for some reason did not have enough gas pressure to create its Venturi effect. The burner was turned...Show More Summary

Woodfire NC 2017 in Star, NC with pre-conference events across North Carolina

3 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Woodfire NC 2017 will take place June 8—11, 2017 in Star, North Carolina. From the conference website:An International Woodfire Conference at STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise in Star, N.C. A collaboration between STARworks, the...Show More Summary

Independent Study At Odyssey ClayWorks

4 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Independent StudyWith Open Studio Hours Every DayMarch 20- April 27Click here to register online Back by popular demand! Odyssey ClayWorks is proud to offer this dynamic studio experience custom tailored to your needs: Self directed study, with studio representatives available for technical advice and support. Show More Summary

Will downtown Spruce Pine become a destination for artists?

4 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The Mitchell News-Journal has a front page story about last week’s tour of downtown Spruce Pine for artists and entrepreneurs. From the article:Nearly 50 artists and entrepreneurs attended a tour this past Friday of available buildings...Show More Summary

Clay & Community: Killing Hate Together

A mind is like a glaze reipe: you throw in ideas, give them some time and energy, and they blend to create something new.I've been cogitating on a handful of stories I encountered around the same time, and in my mind they are fitting together to form thoughts. Show More Summary

Using Slips, Sgraffito, and Inlay Techniques to Create a New Twist on Oribe

Oribe ware is a type of ceramics that originated in the 16th century and is known for its copper-green glaze and bold patterns. Ben Krupka is a fan of the experimental and playful feel of Oribe. In today's post, an excerpt from the Pottery Making Illustrated archives, Ben explains how he uses slips, wax resist, sgraffito and... Show More Summary

Roberto Lugo: This Machine Kills Hate - NCECA 2016

Oh man. I got weepy. Fellow potters, you want to watch this.

March Clay Club: Kazegama kiln firing and opening at The Village Potters in Asheville

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

March Clay Club will be at The Village Potters in Asheville from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, March 8th. Thanks to The Village Potters for hosting us!I’m posting this a little early since, as announced before, there will be a special Kazegama kiln opening during Clay Club and clubbers are invited to participate in the firing. Show More Summary

How to Get the Perfect Profile by Sledging Plaster

I have heard of sledging before and am sad to say that I've never tried it. Sledging is essentially extruding plaster to create finished objects or molds. Plaster is one of those things where you either love it or you hate it. I love it, but don't have a space in my studio to use... Show More Summary

Pics from the tour of properties available in downtown Spruce Pine

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Some pics from the tour for artists and entrepreneurs of properties available for rent or sale in downtown Spruce Pine. Contact Libby Phillips, Executive Director of Spruce Pine Main Street, at 828-765-3008 for more info. second floor...Show More Summary

Liz Zlot Summerfield Workshop at ETSU

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Hi Everyone! I am pleased to announce that the Student Ceramics Association of East Tennessee State University will be hosting a free demonstration workshop with Liz Zlot Summerfield on Wednesday March 1st from 9AM - 4PM, with a public lecture to be held Weds evening at 5:00 PM. Show More Summary

Flames Good, Flames Bad

A dramatization Ugh, there is SO much to learn, in clay, so many new things to go wrong! The best that we can hope for is for things to go wrong when they don't do any harm, and by that measure I am a winner today.I finally had a chance to fire the kiln I loaded last week. Show More Summary

Pinch, Pinch, Slab

One advantage of a Maine winter is the joy of watching birds at the feeder. Not only do we get a greater variety, but they are more clearly visible against to backdrop of the snow. My morning routine involves a stop at the picture window...Show More Summary

The end of the line for Appalachian Terroir

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

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Opening for Courtney Martin

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Opening for Courtney Martin Need a break from the winter weather (even though it's not so bad)? Looking for something to do after Valentines day? Hoping to see some fantastic pottery and hang out; eat some home made Italian snacks; drink...Show More Summary

Add Depth to Carved Surfaces with Wax Resist and Underglaze

This clip was excerpted from Forming, Finishing, & Firing: an Approach to the Wood Kiln, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! Wax Resist: Pottery’s Swiss Army KnifeThere are so many things you can do with wax resist in ceramics. Show More Summary

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