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FREE BRICK!!!!!!!! Burnsville NC

yesterdayArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

I have about 50 to 75 ea. - 3" 3000 degree Used insulating firebrick to give away to anyone who will come and get them. I will also throw in some half hd hardbricks for kiln furniture. Know anyone who would be interested? Call Michael Rutkowski 1-828-675-9745 Call now because they will be gone in about 1 hour!!!!!John Britt

Make or Break

There is a golden ring around the moon tonight, the thin whisps of cloud washing eastwards on the skirt tails of Typhoon number 8, while the full moon moves inexorable westward across the southern sky. Mika and the children have all gone inside now. Show More Summary

John Dix Workshop Sept. 8-14, 2014 Brevard NC

2 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

One spot available!!!!!!! This will be a week long workshop with John Dix, a fantastic potter that has lived and worked in Japan for 25 years. John held a very successful workshop here with me in 2010. During this workshop, we will fire both the Train and Anagama kilns. Show More Summary

Ceramic Quiz 11

2 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Name 5 sources of iron oxide used in glazes.1.__________________________2.__________________________3.__________________________4._________________________5._________________________

Ceramic Quiz 10

2 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

What is a good source of Phosphorus Oxide in glazes?1. __________________________________2. __________________________________

Granola, Watershed Style

I got this recipe from Hope Rovelto, a sculptor and then-kitchen manager at the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts. I did a work-week residency there years ago (I've done a couple, actually) and I was amazed at how much better Hope's granola tasted than any store-bought granola I'd ever had. Show More Summary

Fourth Year

Wesley and I spent the day in Winston Salem, house hunting, enjoying our last two weeks together before her internship with WGBH Boston begins. How is it possible that she will be a college graduate this time next year? Didn't I just...Show More Summary

Ceramic Quiz 9

3 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Name the two main sources of Boron in glazes:1.__________________________________2.________________________________

Ceramic Quiz 8

3 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Name the main source of Strontium oxide in glazes.1. ______________________________

Ceramic Quiz 7

3 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Name the main source of barium oxide in glazes.1.______________________________________

Ceramic Quiz 6

3 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Name three main sources of magnesium oxide in glazes.1_______________________________2.______________________________3._______________________________

new work this weekend

A little last minute self-promotion: this weekend (July 12 + 13) is the Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival. I will be there. Booth116. With a bunch of new work! And maybe a new dress if I can find some time to zip out somewhere and pick one up. I hope to see you there. Don't forget your sunblock.

NIXI Tibetan Potters from Shangri-la China in Bakersville NC

3 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Yo Potters:Lisa Clague will be hosting the Tibetan potters in Bakersville NC at her studio Tuesday July 15, 2014 from 7 - 9:00 p.m. It is FREE and open to the Public.

Clay Club Report

3 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Had a really great time at Clay Club last night!I want to thank Silvia and Andy for having us and showing us what they are doing with the Crimson Laurel Gallery and telling us about themselves.It was great to see all the potters. Here...Show More Summary

Two Buttons and Two Bars of Soap

That's what I sold at the Portland Farmer's Market today. All of which were to friends. Things that sucked about the Farmer's Market: POOR SALES. Obvs. I had to park my car more than a mile away to find a place to park. Fortunately I...Show More Summary

Clay club tonight

4 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Yo, Clay Club tonight! Crimson Laurel 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Who can you believe?!?

I have been reading a lot about different clays that are being used in soaps for beneficial skin treatments. I like the connection with soap and clay and I am experimenting with red and green clays, as well as kaolin and bentonite. Yesterday I made a batch with green clay, green tea, rosemary and lavender. Show More Summary

Kilns Shelves FREE (warped and used in salt kiln) Bakersville NC

5 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Free to a Good Home I have fourteen silicon carbide kiln shelves -- 14 inch x 20 inch. They are well worn and quite warped from many firings in my salt kiln.They are FREE to anyone who will also take a hefty pile of angle iron (enough...Show More Summary

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