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Uh-oh

Wouldn't you just know it? I feel like after 7 years together, this kiln & have have just hit out groove - I was getting good firings (almost) every time, coming in under 11 hours, good color, even soda...but when I went to unload this...Show More Summary

South Carolina Clay Conference February 23-25 in Newberry, South Carolina

yesterdayArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

South Carolina Clay Conference 2018February 23-25, 2018Moving Clay Forward: Transformations of Surface & FormTICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!Purchase by 1/31/18 at regular priceCONFERENCE PRESENTERS: Michael Kline, Lisa Orr, & Shadow MayThe Newberry Arts Center is pleased to announce the date for the 4th annual South Carolina Clay Conference. Show More Summary

Silicon carbide kiln shelves for sale in Bakersville, North Carolina

yesterdayArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Silicon Carbide Kiln Shelves for sale - $35.00 eachI have thirty Silicon Carbide shelves for sale - 15" x 16" x 5/8th thick (they are all slightly trapezoidal)Used but not warped or cracked - pick through and choose.New shelves = $68.00...Show More Summary

Scale Up: 10 Years, 10 Fellows, 10 Projects opens today at the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in Asheville without Josh Copus installation

4 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Josh Copus is one of the 10 artists in this exhibit and his work is featured in the photographs accompanying today’s Asheville Citizen-Times article about the exhibit. You might remember that Josh brought his brick factory to our November Clay Club meeting at Mars Hill University. Show More Summary

Look What We Did, Together!

Last night's fundraising sale of cat dishes drew an overwhelming response! In just 4 hours I sold out of cat dishes and raised enough to fully sponsor the adoption of one cat and partially sponsor another.Meet the beneficiaries: Sylvester is an 8-year-old short haired grey & white neutered male cat who has been at the shelter since November. Show More Summary

“Movies at the Museum: MC Richards: The Fire Within” POSTPONED

5 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Tonight’s event at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, “Movies at the Museum: MC Richards: The Fire Within,” has been postponed due to the inclement weather. It will be rescheduled. The event has been scheduled for February 8th at the same time, 6-8 pm. Thanks to Cynthia Bringle for sharing this update, and stay safe out there!

Because I Can't Adopt The All

Why is cat lady an insult? I've never understood this. I can testify: being a cat lady, or a cat person of any kind, is truly delightful. If people wish to live happy, fulfilled lives, they should aspire to be cat ladies. (Likewise SJW: Social Justice Warrior. Show More Summary

Work by Paul Silverman

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Paul Silverman shared these photos of his work, all interpreted in clay: Antique irons Oil cans Industrial “impeller”, mechanical device Flyfishing feel Paul is currently taking a class at Odyssey. Thanks for sharing, Paul!

The Value of Repetition

It wasn't that long ago - maybe five years, maybe eight, I forget - that I still had this idea that I ought to decorate every item that I made differently from everything else. I didn't have any qualms about throwing the same forms,Show More Summary

"MC Richards: The Fire Within" film showing and discussion in Blowing Rock on January 18th

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum is showing the film MC Richards: The Fire Within, followed by a discussion led by Cynthia Bringle. From the museum website:Movies at the Museum: MC Richards: The Fire WithinThursday, January 18,Show More Summary

Tryon Arts & Crafts School Annual Meeting

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Tryon Arts & Crafts School is holding its annual meeting from 6-8 pm on January 23rd. All are welcome; RSVP requested. Details in the flyer.www.tryonartsandcrafts.org

Toe River Studio Tour meeting

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

All area artists are invited, even if you didn’t participate in the most recent tour. Here’s the information from the Toe River Arts Council:Post Studio Tour MeetingTuesday, January 16, 20184 to 5 pmDottie Owen Room, Arts Resource CenterSecond...Show More Summary

Call for artists for “CLAY: A SOUTHERN CENSUS”

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

From the Clay Center of New Orleans website:"Clay: A Southern Census"Juried by Jan KatzMarch 2 - 31, 2018The Clay Center of New Orleans seeks applicants for “Clay: A Southern Census,” a juried exhibition devoted to ceramic work made by artists residing in any of the states that make up the U.S. Show More Summary

Recap: January Clay Club at John Britt Pottery

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Thanks to John Britt for hosting our first Clay Club of 2018! Several people participated in glazing their pieces for the oil spot firing, which John will do in the next few days. In addition, a number of folks came just to enjoy getting...Show More Summary

Cut Paper Slip Resist

Another demo post I've had in the hopper for a while!I like the look of a checkerboard pattern, but it can be a little too tight for my liking...and also (truth now!) a lot of work, to brush slip on each individual square. For a checkerboard...Show More Summary

Odyssey Co-op Gallery Seconds Sale this weekend

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The Odyssey Co-op Gallery in the River Arts District in Asheville is holding their Seconds Sale this Saturday and Sunday, 11am-5pm both days. From their Facebook page:Come on out to our Seconds Sale next weekend!! Our artists will be selling their seconds at discounted prices. Show More Summary

moving studio

The idea of giving up my Oakland studio to move everything to Vallejo has been a difficult decision for me. For one, my studio rent is incredibly cheap, way below market. My landlords have essentially been subsidizing my business for many years. Show More Summary

Fun with Marketing

One upside to my decision to keep soap in the realm of "hobby" is that, while I still sell soap, marketing for it has become far less consequential. I can have more fun with it and not worry whether I sound professional or just perplexing. Show More Summary

Clay Club on Wednesday! (with oil spot glazing, wood-fired pizza, and carpooling updates)

2 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Clay Club is this Wednesday at John Britt Pottery! Thanks again to John for hosting us.Details:When: 6-8 pm on Wednesday, January 10thWhat: oil spot glazing session for the upcoming oil spot firing. If you’re participating in the glazing, John has brushes, but you might want to bring your own. Show More Summary

Studio space for rent in Asheville

2 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Maria Andrade Troya? has studio space for rent in the River Arts District in Asheville:Studio for Rent $410 I have a great studio space available at 12 Riverside in the River Arts District, Asheville. This is a retail space shared with two jewelers and one potter. For more information, please contact Maria 828-280-2962.

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