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Catch Up Post

Sorry it has been a while. Life has been very busy. We have been the following: Guests at a wonderful wedding of lovely friends. Throwing pots. Slip trailing pots. Glazing and firing pots. Decorating complicated pots (and cursing when they … Continue reading ?

Karen's Clear

Karen's Clear ^10 (Reduction or Oxidation)Custer Spar 2700Whiting 2000EPK 2000 Silica 3300 Bentonite 200Good to go in soda. Dove gray over iron bearing claybodies, cool white to pale gray over white claybodies. Photos to come!

Jim Kransberger Show in Mobile Alabama

yesterdayArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here is an image from Phillip Counselman, the curator of the "Visiting Artist" Exhibition, at the University of Mobile in their Marilyn Foley Art Gallery. This show opened this Monday and runs through September. Article: More Summary

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Yesterday was a busy day! In the morning I sorted, priced, and delivered pots for Quench, a new store in Belfast, Maine. The owner, jeweler Jennifer Lisa, got in touch with me last month. We met in December, during the Holiday Pottery Shop open house and were a Mutual Admiration Society from the start. Show More Summary

Whistles Ceramic Whistles

One good thing about having my own domain and storage space is that I can put small audio files of my whistles online. Here is a whistle and its audio file. This whistle has an added bonus that if it blown into really hard, it just fizzes...Show More Summary

Time for a Face Lift

3 days agoArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

It's been a wonderful summer so far and it isn't over yet. I have traveled a lot and had a lovely time away from home. Once I returned I took a look at my website and decided it was badly in need of a face lift. I want to be able to offer items on my website that are easy to put into a shopping cart and pay for. Show More Summary

New Pigs 2014

6 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Finally got some new Pigs with a nice glaze combo!

Free Fire Brick Micaville NC

6 days agoArts / 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 hardbricks for kiln furniture. Know anyone who would be interested? Call Michael Rutkowski 1-828-675-9745

Hard Brick for sale (Auction)

6 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

New Hard Brick on Auction! Haywood Community Professional Crafts is auctioning off 2+ pallets of unused hard brick -- 2.5 in x 9 inch DP Jet straights plus approx. 100 #1 arch DP Jet hard brick (#1's not pictured) Perfect for building...Show More Summary

Mold Situation

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Slip casting friends,One of my former co-worker friends sent me an e-mail last week about plaster molds for sale. Here is her message: "Friends of mine Tom and Augusta Saucer are in Johnson City, TN. They bought a lot of ceramic molds, and some ceramic equipment. Show More Summary


last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Looking for some help uploading Ceramic Monthly videos to my iPad. I opened the iZip app and I get the message to open in iZip but nothing happens when I press the icon. Does anyone know what else I have to do?Nelle

Leicester Pottery Studio Tour this weekend!

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The Come to Leicester Studio Tour is this Saturday and Sunday, August 16 & 17, from 10-6 each day. This year the free self-guided tour will feature the work of twenty potters. Local and invited potters will open their studios located throughout scenic Leicester, North Carolina, just outside Asheville. Show More Summary

New Book!

Glaze: The Unltimate Ceramic Artists Guide to Glaze and ColorKate Doody & Brian TaylorI know Kate Doody and Brian Taylor from my Watershed days; Brian was a resident and Kate, summer staff. They were kids then (or seemed so to me...) but now they've gone and written a book! Can't wait to check it out.. Show More Summary

Clay club August 2014 Review

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Had a great time at Clay Club last night. Lots of folks came out from all over, Asheville, Black mountain, Old Fort, Bakersville, Spruce Pine, etc. It was good to see everyone and catch up on things. And nice to share glaze information!...Show More Summary

Happy in his new home

I love Chiu-i Wu's ceramics and lusted over this little creature at Potfest in the Park. When I went back to have another look at her stand he had gone. Well he jumped out of a bag here on my birthday yesterday, and was very happy saying hello to a another of Chiu-i Wu's creations from another time. Thank you to both maker and giver!

Getting set-up For Clay Club

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Getting set-up for tonight! Not sure if it will be more confusing......I got tired so I stopped!

Raku and Results

I had some newbies, so I did a little blah-blah about what to expect let's see what we've got! Dousing Tuckered out and feeling a little non-verbal today, but here are some images from yesterday's raku firing. All the ware is student work. Show More Summary

Leicester Tour Maps

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

If anyone coming to Clay Club Wednesday night has the Leicester Tour brochures with a map, please bring some. The online version of the map is too small to read, at least for my old eyes.

FREE Shelf

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Beefy Shelf 6' tall x 38" wide x 25" deep FREE to the first person who comes to pick it up! It's big, bring a truck?It's located in the lower, left hallway of Marshall High Studios which is usually open during the day time. I'm not there, so email & I will try to confirm whether or not it's still available ( Otherwise, just go get you a shelf!

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