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Call for artists for "Cups in Common" exhibition at Clayworks in Charlotte

yesterdayArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Clayworks in Charlotte, North Carolina, the fourth largest non-profit ceramic teaching facility in the country, seeks applicants for Cups in Common, an exhibition celebrating the ceramic mug. Selected applicants will have the opportunity...Show More Summary

Using Colored Clay and Etching Techniques to Explore Patterns and Textures on Functional Pottery

Debra Oliva uses different colored clays and etches surface designs to add depth to her pots. The results look like a Samurai warrior's suit of armor.  … The post Using Colored Clay and Etching Techniques to Explore Patterns and Textures on Functional Pottery appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

"Take a Walk on the Wild Side" Pottery and Ceramics Sculpture show at Doe Ridge Pottery Gallery in Boone

2 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

“Take a Walk on the Wild Side” the 2nd Annual Pottery and Ceramics Sculpture show sponsored by Potters of the Blue Ridge, will once again be hosted by Doe Ridge Pottery Gallery located in the Historic Downtown Boone.Potters of the Blue...Show More Summary

Tips for Centering and Preventing S-Cracks in Dinner Plates

Throwing large plate forms is tricky because it can be hard to master centering and spreading the clay out wide enough without either knocking it off center, or getting water  … The post Tips for Centering and Preventing S-Cracks in Dinner Plates appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Image Transfer with Pyrofoto: Another Cool Way to Put Images on Pottery

There are various processes for transferring images to clay, from photocopy transfers, silkscreening and stencils, to laser transfer decals and commercially made decals. There is also a process that’s designed  … The post Image Transfer with Pyrofoto: Another Cool Way to Put Images on Pottery appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

How to Create Agateware Pottery Using Colored Clays and a Plaster Press Mold

Agateware pottery features swirling marbleized colors and was probably first developed to imitate the qualities of agate, a semiprecious stone with striated patterning. These swirling effects can be created either  … The post How to Create Agateware Pottery Using Colored Clays and a Plaster Press Mold appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

How to make a salt and pepper cellar from one wheel-thrown cylinder

Salt and pepper shakers are a popular project for ceramic artists and they can be a lot of fun too because of the challenge of making the two pieces relate  … The post How to make a salt and pepper cellar from one wheel-thrown cylinder appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Mid-Range Reduction Firing: It’s Not Just Cooler, It’s Cool!

As I have mentioned before on CAD, ceramics is not the greenest of art forms, but it is nice to know that, with a little effort, potters can reduce their  … The post Mid-Range Reduction Firing: It’s Not Just Cooler, It’s Cool! appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Man Gave Names to all the Animals at The Pottery in Saluda

2 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

"He saw an animal that liked to growlBig furry paws and he liked to howlGreat big furry back and furry hairAh, think I'll call him a bear" - Bob Dylan"Man Gave Names to all the Animals", an exhibit and sale of twenty six animal sculptures...Show More Summary

Open studio event at The Bright Angle in Asheville

3 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here are the details from The Bright Angle (located at 207 Coxe Ave Studio 15 in Asheville):Join us for an open studio event! We are celebrating alongside the Asheville Area Arts Council for first Friday in the Refinery Creator Space on Friday, August 4 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. Show More Summary

Matte Cone 6 Glazing Techniques and Recipes

Donna Polseno creates beautiful buttery matte surfaces with a lot of beautiful depth, but it took a lot of experimentation to get those surfaces just right. The glaze has to melt enough to move the glazes slightly and add depth to the imagery, but not too much! In today’s post, an excerpt from the Ceramics... Show More Summary

Paulus Berensohn Memorial Celebration

6 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

From the Penland website:Paulus Berensohn Memorial CelebrationJuly 22, 2017Penland School of CraftsPenland, North Carolina Come one, come all!It is time to celebrate the life of Paulus Berensohn by circling together with joy and gratitude. Show More Summary

Tips for Centering and Preventing S-Cracks in Platters

This clip was excerpted from Platters: Four Approaches to Making and Decorating Plates, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! Throwing large plate forms is tricky because it can be hard to master centering and spreading the clay out wide enough without either knocking it off center, or getting water trapped underneath. Show More Summary

The Village Potters Independent Study & Mentoring Program in CLAY, Now Accepting Applications for November 1 Entry!

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Our Independent Study & Mentoring Program (ISM) is a directed mentorship program for both the developing potters, as well as, serious hobby artists who want to refine his or her skills. The ISM Program is specifically designed to offer...Show More Summary

Artist Q&A: Meet Kathi LeSueur

Ceramic Arts Daily: How do you make a living as a ceramic artist? What is the best advice you have for someone just starting their ceramic business? Kathi LeSueur: I’ve made my living as a potter for 40 years. It is far harder now than in the past because the associated expenses of art fairs are... Show More Summary

Seconds for Scholarships sale at Odyssey ClayWorks!

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Odyssey ClayWorks in Asheville will be holding their big pottery sale this month! Odyssey Clayworks will be raising money for our scholarship fund with a big markdown on handmade ceramics. Work donated by participating artists will be 50-75% off. Show More Summary

Donna is moving to the Bakersville/Spruce Pine area and she's looking for a job

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Donna is moving to the Bakersville/Spruce Pine area and she's looking for a job. " Hi, My name is Donna Trueblood. I have recently moved into the Spruce Pine area and am looking for work with a potter or pottery. I am a self taught potter amd have been learning and selling for about 3 years and had my own shop for 2 years. Show More Summary

Tips, Techniques, and Tools for Getting the Most Out of Your Pottery Wheel – From Buying to Trimming – Tips for the Pottery Wheel

Free PDF download!Throwing on the pottery wheel is exciting and fun. Once you can center, you’ll never get tired of the many things you can create with the potters wheel. Here we’ve gathered some tips and techniques that will show you how to use a pottery wheel in the most efficient and effective ways. Show More Summary

Ceramic materials and equipment for sale in Bakersville, North Carolina

2 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Andy Palmer has a variety of ceramic material and equipment available for sale in Bakersville, North Carolina. These are items he purchased when Appalachian Terroir/Crimson Laurel Gallery went out of business. Click on the image to enlarge it or download a PDF here: http://goo.gl/KKrPH8Contact Andy at ajpalmer2121@gmail.com or 607-345-5461.

Flights of Fancy at Mica Gallery in Bakersville

2 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Mica, contemporary craft gallery in Bakersville, NC opens its newest mixed media exhibition of Flights of Fancy featuring artists Josh Cote (wire), Elizabeth Brim (iron), Shane Fero (glass) and Mary Webster (paintings), joining in a celebration of birds, on July 27th through October 15, 2017. Show More Summary

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