I'm back from a great week at the beach. We had good luck finding sponsors for the monk tour, ate some great food, and now begins the planning for a Sacred Arts Tour in Myrtle Beach for 2015. I also started a new job on Friday. I had no jobs, couldn't find any part time work. Show More Summary
In Episode 4 of the podcast I have a rollicking talk with Penland potter, Nick Joerling. Nick has been a member of the community around the Penland School of Crafts for many years and his roadside studio is a favorite to visit. Find out more about Nick here. Show More Summary
Flippin Feldspar By: Jennifer Hoolihan So, the feldspar industry has been in a bit of a flux (ha!) over the past few years. Feldspar is an important melting agent, kinda like a natural frit, which promotes fusion and vitrification within a glaze and clay body. Show More Summary
The Dynamic Figure With Susannah Zucker Wednesdays 3- 5:30pm, October 29- December 17 Click Here To Register This class will cover hand-building techniques for creating figurative sculptural work with an emphasis on personal expression. Show More Summary
From Gloria, A celebration honoring Norm Schulman will be held at the TRAC Gallery (upstairs ) in Spruce Pine, NC 4-7 on Sunday November 2.. Bring a dish to share if you wish ….
This Saturday and Sunday I will be exhibiting for the first time at the Oxford Ceramics Fair, organised by the Craft Potters Association, held at St. Edwards School on Woodstock Road in Oxford. We have just unpacked the wood kiln … Continue reading ?
Saturday morning saw the opening of ‘Together’ at Designs Gallery in Castle Douglas. Lucy and her staff have done a great job at displaying the many many pots that we delivered to them last week. It’s lovely to have a … Continue reading ?
I am more or less of a recreational raku-er. Ceramics can be a solitary pursuit; raku - for me at least - is a team sport. I regularly offer raku workshops for Portland Pottery, and occasionally do a firing with my classes. In a communal studio like Portland Pottery, students have little exposure to the hot side of things. Show More Summary
Pottery in the wild.
You know the one. Maybe it's you. The student who struggles time after time, collapsing pots and making misshapen lumps. The student beside you seems to sail effortlessly forth, her very first efforts round and smooth. I've seen youShow More Summary
Being a potter sometimes means finding yourself in a tight situation, moneywise. (Oh, sure, I can think of potters who never have that trouble. I hate them, don't you? KIDDING. Really I want to BE one of them.) To stay afloat, we have to be resourceful. Show More Summary
Today is the 25 year anniversary of the 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake that was centered near Santa Cruz where I was living back in 1989. It's an event that was a major turning point in my life, and this week as the anniversary was approaching, I felt the need to write about it again. It's on site called Medium, and you can check it out here.
Tea Tour Around The World With Anja Bartels Mondays 10am- 12:30pm, October 20- December 8 Click Here To Register Tour around the world to tea cultures of different countries. We'll learn about each region's teas and the pottery that accompanies them. Show More Summary
Exotic Color Raku With Michael Parry 2-Day Workshop, October 25- 26 Saturday & Sunday 9:30am- 4:30pm At Odyssey ClayWorks Click here to register This workshop will focus on the magic and depth of color possible when using copper matte glazes in the raku kiln. Show More Summary
Just a note that we have over 519,000 views on the Youtube Channel and almost 4,000 subscribers.Thanks to everyone for you help and viewership!https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkzm7dzTmNY64cMjuFtAjGA
The last time Wesley was home, we went over to my pal Laura's to make prayer flags. Laura has been to India and had so much to share with Welsey about traveling there. She also gave her the most amazing gift, an outfit that was made for her while she was in India! It fit Wes perfectly and seemed to totally change her personality when she put it on. Show More Summary
Hey ya'll,Just trying to help Joey Sheehan get some bricks for a wood kiln he wants to build. He is looking for 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 9" hard or soft fire brick (could also use 3"). He can pick them up.As you know it takes several thousand...Show More Summary