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How to Make Your Own Hand-Drawn Screens for Screen Printing on Clay

This clip was excerpted from Screen Printing on Clay with Paul Andrew Wandless which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop!     An Easy Way to Make Custom Screens in your Home Studio   Making custom screens for printing on clay can be a little daunting if you are new to the world... Show More Summary

North Carolina Pottery Center Directory of Potters and Ceramic Artists

19 hours agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The North Carolina Pottery Center has a new online directory of North Carolina potters and ceramic artists. It looks like even if you were included in their previous directory you will need to submit your information to be included in the new directory. Show More Summary

Two Days!

Two days until the pottery tour on Saturday! As usual I have a crazy lot to do, too much, actually, to get done. And my lawnmower broke. Repeating to myself: It'll be fine. This is not a crisis. I don't have Ebola, I'm not in Syria: those are crises. Show More Summary

Hitch a ride from Penland School to Asheville or Haywood and back?

yesterdayArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Hi-I'l trying to arrange a ride for a Penland School Spring Concentration clay student who does not drive. He wants to visit Haywood to check out our great pottery program. Anyone making a trip from Mitchell County in the next couple...Show More Summary

Final call for artists for the NC Rhododendron Festival

yesterdayArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Final call for artists and craftspeople for the NC Rhododendron Festival, which will be held in Bakersville, North Carolina, on Saturday, June 18, 2016. The application deadline is May 1, 2016.Here's the email:Greetings---We invite all...Show More Summary

23rd year

Yesterday was my beautiful daughter's 23rd birthday. The first one we have not celebrated together. I'm sure the first of many to come. Ironically I was in Greensboro working at one of our stores which just happens to be a few miles away from the hospital where Wesley was born.I was very busy yesterday and had little time to be melancholy or sad. Show More Summary

Tight Schedule, Loose Firing

Trying to squeeze out a firing before the Maine Pottery Tour, with not quite enough time and not quite enough pots means a loose stack and a tight schedule.I got the kiln loaded last night, but today and tomorrow are taken up with classes. Show More Summary

Power of Positive Thinking

The endless saga with our house continues. We are hopeful the demons that crawled out of hell and tried to buy our house are in our past. Friday, we put our house back on the market. I sat on the porch in my grandmother's swing Saturday...Show More Summary

Tom Turner Pottery, Art & Antiques Sale in Mars Hill April 30 and May 1

5 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Huge Pottery, Art & Antiques SaleApril 30 and May 1, 2016 9:00 to 5:00Tom Turner is offering buyers and collectors the opportunity to view and buy pots spanning his 50+ year career. He is also offering his lifelong collection of quality...Show More Summary

Textured Slab Template Does Double Duty in this Great Slab Clay Project

Many potters use templates for slab building so they can make a form consistently over and over. Nancy Zoller came up with a great idea that combines the texturing step of her process with the templating step in her slab construction process.In today’s post, Nancy demonstrates how her templates do double duty serving as a... Show More Summary

A Simple Test Determines the Best Firing Temperature for a Clay Body

Figure 2 These tests were all made from the same terra-cotta body and fired to increasingly higher temperatures. Note that the samples are at or very near full density at the two lowest firing temperatures. However, at 2057°F (1125°C) a very slight bloat is evident. Show More Summary

Textures, Slabs, and Wheel with Zan Barnes at The Village Potters in Asheville

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The Village Potters Master Series: Textures, Slabs, and Wheel with Zan BarnesSaturday, June 4 at The Village Potters in AshevilleThis workshop is for every potter who loves the functional pot and wants to make excellent, unique work....Show More Summary

Make Custom Decorating Wheels with Furniture Casters

Rolling stamps are a really fun way to add texture to a piece. There are lots of commercial clay rollers out there in a wide variety of patterns, but making your own clay rollers gives you the opportunity to make your own mark.In this post, an excerpt from our free download Ceramic Decorating Tool Techniques:... Show More Summary

Island of the Long Beards

The latest extruded frame pictures assembled. They are designed to be wall mounted, and are therefore theatre, as in seen from the front and the side. In order to really get into the feel of the piece have to work on the whole, including the back, but it might be a pity to have the bottoms to the wall. Show More Summary

Shawn Ireland Exhibit at Haywood!

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

HCC is honored to present an exhibition of North Carolina potter Shawn Ireland. Travel, Collect, Create: A Potter's Inspiration Shawn’s work & his collection of objects are both deeply influenced by his study and travels in many divergent cultures. Show More Summary

Four months.... two weeks

Its amazing what can happen in such a short period of time. I haven't seen Wesley in four months, seems like four lifetimes. But really a short time when you consider.... This photo might have been one of the last really happy days I have had in the past four months...... Show More Summary

Pottery Tour Giveaway

Trying a new incentive to bring visitors for the Maine Pottery Tour: all guests at my studio can enter to win this soda-fired lidded casserole dish. I'll have entry slip for people to fill out (suddenly realized: I can add them to my...Show More Summary

Bailey car kiln for sale in Pittsboro, North Carolina

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Jim Pringle has a kiln for sale in Pittsboro, North Carolina - here are the details from Jim:I have a 72 cu ft Bailey car kiln for sale. It was purchased around 1994 and used for about 12 years. Shelves and posts are included. There is rust on some of the sheet metal, but the fiber and fire bricks are in reasonably good shape. Show More Summary

Some Results From Firing No.3

Here is a video from a recent LIVE stream from the kiln shed! Firing No. 3 was a good one. Here is a snippet of some of that original Periscope streams. You can watch other stream in my archive on

Recap: April Clay Club at Odyssey ClayWorks

2 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

A big thank you to Gabriel Kline and the Odyssey All Stars Flying Circus for an amazing demo-filled Clay Club at Odyssey ClayWorks!Gabriel started things off with an overview of the clay recycling program at Odyssey. Then he and Anja Bartels started their team throwing demo by throwing 25 pounds for the base of the pot together. Show More Summary

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