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Free space for artists in downtown Spruce Pine, NC

11 hours agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here are the details from the Poppy's Wildcraft Facebook page:Free vendor artist space available! 297 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine, NC. We are offering free vendor and artist booths rain or shine on our covered porch on Monday's from 12 to 6 pm and Friday's from 10 am to 6 pm for a community market. Show More Summary

How to Make Great Slump-Molded Plates with A Cheap Craft Store Tool

Want to make quick work of multiple, handbuilt plate forms? Try Styrofoam rings found in most craft supply stores (for wreath making), They’re inexpensive, lightweight, and easy to store.In today's post, an excerpt from the February 2015 issue of Ceramics Monthly, Nancy Gallagher explains this great plate-making system. Show More Summary

North Carolina Ceramic Arts Festival Applications Close June 30

2 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The North Carolina Ceramic Arts Festival is accepting applications through June 30th! Check out their website,, or email for more into. And if you know a ceramic...Show More Summary

Pottery studio equipment for sale in Arden, North Carolina

3 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Hank Goodman is closing down his studio and has lots of equipment for sale. Contact to request the complete list.

The Poetry & Pottery of Dave Drake at The Bascom

3 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The Poetry & Pottery of Dave Drake June 23 - September 10The Loft Gallery at The Bascom in Highlands, North CarolinaFrom The Bascom website:Once in a generation, there are extraordinary exhibits that capture the mind and spirit and are of such significance that they are remembered forever.The Bascom is proud to present such an exhibit this summer. Show More Summary

10 Tips for Firing Clay in an Electric Kiln

Firing clay in an electric kiln is the most common firing method because electric kilns are readily available and relatively inexpensive. A search for “kiln” on sites like Craigslist typically yields multiple results. Often times, buyers of these kilns are given very little information on how the kiln works or how to fire it. Show More Summary

4 Ways to Spruce Up Wheel Thrown Plates

When you think of wheel-thrown plates, chances are you think of the round variety. But when you make them with a thrown ring and a slab bottom, the possibilities for more expressive forms open up. Amelia Stamps makes her wheel thrown platters for her tea sets in this way. Show More Summary

Artist Q&A: Meet Sarita Koivukoski

Pop-up shows can, well, pop up anywhere, and create a sense of fun and immediacy for visitors. They also let artists combine the best of both online marketing and traditional physical shows of their work. Ceramics Monthly: How are pop-up shows in the Helsinki area organized, and what are the benefits of marketing your work... Show More Summary

A Guide to Pottery Photography That Will Make Your Work Pop

Many many moons ago, when I started out my career here as assistant editor to our magazines Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated, there was one rule of pottery photography that would show your work in the best way possible: Photograph your pots on a neutral gradated background with a wide depth of field. Show More Summary

Kiln for sale in Weaverville, North Carolina

6 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here are the details from Trish Salmon:I have a kiln that is 20+ years old that has been so great through the years. It has been used for 04-03 firings with cone 6 maybe 6 times. It is in good condition. I am asking $850.00 for the kiln, kiln furniture, and vent system. Pick up in downtown Weaverville. Contact me at 828-246-1930 or

Call to artists for “Take a Walk on the Wild Side” pottery and ceramic sculpture show

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Take a Walk on the Wild SideAugust 4 – 20, 2017A pottery and ceramic sculpture show at Doe Ridge Pottery in Boone NC Sponsored by Potters of the Blue RidgeELIGIBILITY – Any potter living and working in the NC mountain counties of Ashe,...Show More Summary

As I Always Say...

Embrace the Wonk! This is something I tell students all the time: round is overrated. Some of the most beautiful pots in the world are asymmetrical; if ya like em perfectly round, they've got plenty of those all Walmart.Skill comes, with time and practice. Show More Summary


It's sort of a running joke in my family - my Dad and his tomato plants. There are reels and reels of home movie footage of beautiful green growing fruit. He was so proud of his garden.So, not for nothin', I grew up to be a gardener, and I sort of specialize in tomatoes. And this year I have blossoms already on some of my plants! In the middle of June.Dad would be proud.

RIP Paulus Berensohn

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Sad news: Paulus Berensohn died late last night. Paulus was a longtime and beloved member of the Penland community, and he was known to potters everywhere for his 1970s book, "Finding one's way with clay: pinched pottery and the color of clay." Paulus didn't limit his work to clay; he was also a dancer, poet and teacher. Show More Summary

New arrivals every day

Items have been coming in daily at the shop. Its like Christmas around there, opening packages and finding things I forgot I ordered. Why did I wait so long to open this place?! This weeks arrivals include cheese and yogurt making kits,...Show More Summary

Recap: June Clay Club at Doe Ridge Pottery Gallery and Studio in Boone

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Thanks to Bob Meier, Cindy Pacileo, and all of the Potters of the Blue Ridge for organizing and hosting Clay Club this month at Doe Ridge Pottery Gallery and Studio in Boone! It was great to get to meet potters who live a little too far away to attend our meetings.Bob is the owner of the Doe Ridge Pottery Gallery and Studio. Show More Summary

How to Throw a Curvy Cup and Finish it Without Trimming

Jennifer Allen's video, Fundamentals of Wheel Throwing, is the perfect foundation to her other video, Intermediate Wheel Throwing. Buy them individually or SAVE $10 when you buy both!Throwing cups and mugs is one of my favorite things to do on the wheel. Show More Summary

Garden Inspired

I loooove sliptrailing. Usually my sliptriailng is just dots or other patterns, but occasionally I get inspired to do some representational marks. Even the abstract marks are botanically inspired, and in June there is a lot of botanical inspiration to be had in my garden. Show More Summary

Yeah, That Was Me

...firing a raku on the hottest night of the year.At least I hope it will turn out that was the hottest night! I kind of feel cheated: May and June are two of the three nicest months in Maine - the third being September - with temperate days and cool nights. Show More Summary

Wall Flowers: Valeria Nascimento’s Porcelain Wall Sculptures

Flower (detail), by Valeria Nascimento, 2008. Size: 100 x 100 cm (391/2 x 391/2 in.). Royal porcelain fired to 1260ºC (2300°F), mounted on wooden backing. Photo by Christopher Pillitz.I love Brazilian ceramic artist Valeria Nascimento's work. Show More Summary

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