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The Good Making of Good Things at the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in Asheville

3 hours agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The Good Making of Good Things: Craft Horizons Magazine 1941-1979 will be on exhibit at the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) in downtown Asheville January 20th - May 20th, 2017. This Friday, January 20th, there will be an Opening Reception from 6:30 - 8:30 pm with a Curators' Tour at 7:30 pm. Show More Summary

15 Mugs, Plus a Few

It's early, but not too early, to be preparing for Mug Season. This, you may recall, is an April fundraiser by the Central Maine Clay Artists group, my muddy buddies. Coffee shops around central Maine carry our mugs for sale (at the low, low price of $18) and offer a free cup of coffee to patrons who purchase them. Show More Summary

Finally Finished!

I am just about breaking my arm patting myself on the back today for FINALLY getting the last course of brick on the stack. I stopped 2 courses short when I rebuilt last year, because previously the kiln drew a little too hard; but the new version drew not enough. Show More Summary

Owen Dearing’s plea to NCECA

4 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

This video by Owen Dearing is titled “My story about being an nceca presenter” and the description reads, “A plea to nceca from an outcast potter who cares deeply about the direction the organization is taking.”I’ve never been to NCECA but I am a member and I appreciate Owen Dearing sharing his side of this story. Show More Summary

Successful Tips for Buying and Using Pottery Clay: How to Select, Process, and Test Clay Bodies for Better Results

Free PDF download!Buying or making the right pottery clay is one of the keys to success in your studio. There are many variables that determine the right clay body for your needs including color, temperature range, the type of pottery you make, and what kind of forming methods you use, just to name a few.... Show More Summary

How to Create Tactile Decoration with Slip Trailing, Terra Sigillata, and Sgraffito

This clip was excerpted from Handbuilt Forms with Soft Slabs: Developing Ideas, Sketches,and Patterns into Functional Pottery, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! Create tactile decoration by combining slip trailing, terra...Show More Summary

Open shows at the Transylvania Community Arts Council

5 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, North Carolina is holding two open shows: “Folk Art” and “The Other Side.” It's up to the artist to interpret the themes. “Folk Art” is in February and “The Other Side” is in May. Visit the the Transylvania Community Arts Council website for more info and to request an application: http://tcarts.org

Color Clay and Make Incredible Patterns on Wheel Thrown Pots

Mixing ceramic stains into a clay body to color clay is an exciting way to create interesting surfaces on your pottery. Over the years on Ceramic Arts Daily, we’ve posted a number of articles on these colored clay techniques–sometimes called neriage, sometimes called agateware, sometimes called murrinis. Show More Summary

Using Clay Wax and Black Stain to Create a Weathered Look on Pottery

Scot Cameron-Bell has never been afraid of color. Living by the motto that “your art does not have to match your sofa,” she has been creating brightly colored pottery for years. When she found some old pottery shards washed up on a beach, she was inspired to add a weathered, crackle effect to her colorful... Show More Summary

Peter Pugger for sale in Evensville, Tennessee

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Update 1/8/17: sale pendingDawn Raburn is selling a Peter Pugger in Evensville, Tennessee. See the details and photos below:Peter Pugger VPM-20Purchased new in 2006Used in personal studioIncludes cartClean, in great working order, and ready for new owner$2950 firmContact Dawn at 423-775-2039 or daraburn@charter.net

Flexible Flyer Platter Molds

While visiting my friend, Malley Weber, at her new teaching studio, I saw the greatest idea! Check this out: That's plaster, in a Flexible Flyer! What a great way to make a large platter mold. Alternatively, if you aren't into plaster...Show More Summary

No Clay Club in January and update on 2017 meetings

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Happy New Year, Clay Clubbers! I have not been able to secure a host for January Clay Club and so I am canceling this month’s meeting. We have meetings confirmed for February, March, April and June and I will share information aboutShow More Summary

Epiphany

Deep and crisp and even...the snow has made it's way right up to the front wall of the house, despite the wide eaves, and it crunches beneath my feet as I open the storm shutters. The sun rising in the south east is like a thumb smudge of yellow ochre on the slate grey sky, and a dust of fine snow flakes wafts on the breeze. Show More Summary

ARTsCentered exhibit at the Spruce Pine Toe River Arts Council gallery

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Annie Thayer shared this information about the ARTsCentered exhibit at the Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) gallery in Spruce Pine, including an invitation to former and current ARTsCentered guest instructors and students to participate...Show More Summary

Wildacres residency opportunity

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Applications are now being accepted for the Wildacres Residency Program. The deadline is January 15th. Wildacres is a beautiful retreat and conference center located near Little Switzerland, North Carolina. The Wildacres pottery studio was designed by Norm Schulman. Show More Summary

Innovative Petal Kiln Expands the Possibilities of Firing Large Ceramic Sculpture

In 2016, the ceramic world lost Nina Hole, the pioneer of “fire sculpture” – large, outdoor ceramic sculpture that was fired in situ as performance pieces. These performances were quite dramatic as Hole removed the insulating fiber blanket that wrapped the pieces midway through the firing to reveal the glowing pieces within. Show More Summary

The Kiln Book

Fred Olsen is one of the leading pioneers in explaining everything about kilns to the studio potter and his book is one of the best selling references on the topic. This book covers it all from refractory materials and applications to design principles and construction techniques. Show More Summary

Sustainable Ceramics

• NEW RELEASE • More and more, artists are interested in producing work that’s not only beautifully designed and produced, but also environmentally friendly and socially responsible. In Sustainable Ceramics, pioneer Robert Harrison draws on more than forty years of working in clay to present practical possibilities for ceramic artists. Show More Summary

Masters: Porcelain

Pure white and wonderfully delicate, porcelain is a gorgeous and notoriously challenging clay body. In Masters: Porcelain, you'll see the incredible work of 40 artists who have mastered the material. Curated by Richard Burkett, this collection expands and challenges traditional perceptions of what the medium can — and should — do. Show More Summary

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