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Potter new to Western North Carolina seeks apprenticeship/work and kiln space

3 hours agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here are the details from potter Tyler Anderson:Hello all my name is Tyler Anderson, I am a potter and musician from California. I am recently relocated to the asheville area and wanted to contact some of the local artists to introduce myself. Show More Summary

Pinched Pitchers: A Fundamental Pottery Technique with Gorgeous Results

When you first decide you want to create your own pottery, it’s likely your first class will involve making pinch pots. Pinch pots are usually the first thing taught in a beginning pottery class because they require very few tools and are a great way to get familiar with the properties of clay and the... Show More Summary

Did you throw up a little bit?

I adore Michele Obama. Did you see her carpool karaoke singing Single Ladies? Can she please be president? Did you watch the convention speeches this week? Are you scared like me? Did you throw up a little bit? Does Ted Cruz remind you of the munckins in Wizard of Oz? Can North Carolin please stop trying to win the award for most idiotic state? Gov. Show More Summary

Ribbing and Stretching Lively Marks into Thrown and Altered Pottery

This clip was excerpted from Gesture and Form: Throwing and Handbuilding, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! Activate your work with gestural marks from simple toolsby Nick Joerling    Nick Joerling likes to make pots...Show More Summary

Update on the experimental fast fire wood-salt kiln firing

5 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Joey Sheehan sent the following update on the fast fire wood-salt kiln firing that partly took place during July Clay Club. If you had work in the firing, see below for how to pick it up. Thanks again to Joey for hosting Clay Club!The experimental kiln was great this time. Show More Summary

Tenth Annual International Texas Teapot Tournament

January 6-28, 2017. $1,000 Best of Show; $500 Second Place. Tea+Art Gallery, Houston. Entries Deadline: December 5, 2016. 832-955-1767. For full prospectus: The post Tenth Annual International Texas Teapot Tournament appeared first on Ceramic Arts Daily.

A Couple of Cool Clay Sculpture Techniques

The malleability of clay makes it possible to bend and shape it into any shape imaginable. From figure sculpting, to abstract ceramic sculpture, clay sculptors are making incredible ceramic sculpture. But as we all know, the malleability...Show More Summary

Video release

The music video Wesley and Lazarus have been working on in California was released today. It has taken them months to get this shot, edited, produced and then finally getting the record company to release it. It was shot around Santa Rosa and San Francisco, really beautifulI am proud.....Here's a link

Tips for Successful Raku Firing: A Look at Raku Clay Bodies and Kilns

Over the past couple of decades, raku pottery has become very popular. The unpredictability of the process keeps potters and ceramic artists coming back to the technique again and again. When potter John Ramer Sherrill first started out using the raku technique, he was frustrated by the lack of technical information on raku in books.... Show More Summary

Recap: July Clay Club at the Melting Mountain Pottery "kiln zone" in Marshall

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Thanks to Joey Sheehan for hosting Clay Club at his Melting Mountain Pottery "kiln zone" in Marshall! Joey showed us his Bourry box kiln, which was cooling from its third firing while we were there. He talked about building the kiln and how it fires, and what he had learned from the first two firings. Show More Summary

More on the Estate Sale

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

These are most of the pottery studio items. Would love for someone to come early (8:00am, Saturday - JULY 16TH) with a large truck and some friend, to take the whole studio for $4995.00. The only thing missing is a wedging table. My address is 11 Killian Road, Asheville 28804 Take Beaverdam Rd. Show More Summary

How to Print on Clay Using a Photocopied Pattern

This clip was excerpted from Sewing Clay: Slab Building and Slip-Transferred Patterns, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! Image Transfer on Clay TechniqueWhen I first started learning about image transfer on clay a few years back, I knew I found something I could keep playing with for years and years. Show More Summary

Sewing Clay: Slab Building & Slip Transferred Patterns with Lauren Karle

Introductory Offer! Save $10 Off List Price!If you ever find yourself in a rut in the studio, making the same forms over and over again and you are not sure how to get out, we have your antidote right here! In this video, Lauren Karle will help you discover new forms and ways to decorate them... Show More Summary

Toe River Studio Tour meeting in Spruce Pine on July 19

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) is holding a studio tour meeting next Tuesday, July 19, at 3 pm at TRAC in Spruce Pine. All are welcome to attend, regardless of whether you've participated in studio tours in the past. The decision to extend the Friday studio tour hours was made based on discussion during the last studio tour meeting. Show More Summary

How to Add Color to Your Ceramic Art: A Guide to Using Ceramic Colorants, Ceramic Stains, and Ceramic Oxides

Adding color to your ceramic art can be a tricky proposition. Unlike working with paints, what you put on your prize pot or sculpture can be very different from how it looks before and after firing. As a general rule, ceramic stainsShow More Summary

Plaster Mixing 101: How to Mix Plaster for Ceramic Molds

Whether you need a drying bat, a simple hump mold, or you're making a complex mold for slipcasting, you'll need to mix plaster. Getting the plaster right can be a little challenging if you are new to it. So today we are hoping to give you all the resources to help you better understand and... Show More Summary

Clay Club this Wednesday in Marshall!

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Clay Club is tomorrow!Details:When: 6 pm Wednesday, July 13thWhere: Joey Sheehan's Melting Mountain Pottery "kiln zone" in Marshall (see link below for directions).What: Joey will host an outdoor potluck in his pottery "kiln zone" at his house in Marshall. Show More Summary

Muse is Snoozin' (Or on Strike Due to General Awfulness)

A slump is like a soft bed: easy to get into, hard to get out of. Unlike a soft bed, a big push never seems to break me free of a slump. Sometimes I give in to it for a while, and let it break on its own. Other times I need to get myself over it, and what works for that is baby steps. Show More Summary

Terra Sigillata 101: How to Make, Apply, and Troubleshoot Terra Sig

Terra sigillata is an ultrarefined clay slip that can give a soft sheen when applied to bone-dry wares and, if polished or burnished while still damp, may give a high gloss. The ancient Greeks and Romans used this technique in lieu of glaze. Show More Summary

Photo Lithography on Clay: A Surprisingly Simple Way to Print Images On Clay

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of watching Kristina Bogdanov demonstrate a really cool way to transfer photographic images onto clay surfaces. And, don't worry! We captured the whole thing on video to share with you, my faithful readers!Though the name sounds a bit intimidating, photo lithography image transfer onto clay, is... Show More Summary

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