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artist date

I have been holding myself accountable for making time for an artist date each month. The idea comes from Julia Cameron's The Artist Way, a book I've been using (and ignoring, and using again) since I was in my 20's. The idea is to get yourself out of your usual creative routine in the studio and go do something creatively fun, even indulgent. Show More Summary

2015 Windgate Museum Internship Host Institutions announced, applications now open for interns

18 hours agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/CCCD-March-News--Call-for-Windgate-Museum-Interns--Back-to-the-Drawing-Board-opportunities-announced--Sonya-Clark-to-speak-at-Be.html?soid=1101351684672&aid=yQgi8-OSL6YThe Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is pleased to announce the 10th Windgate Museum Internship call for applications. Show More Summary

Transformed Pennies

19 hours agoArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

SO here we are.... sanded and sealed.This has been quite the experiment for me and I've enjoyed the process. Hope you've enjoyed following it as well.If you are interested in purchasing these, I will begin adding them to my website as soon as possible.Thanks for stopping by. --Natalie

The Book of (Egyptian) Faience by John Goddard

yesterdayArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Through the magic of instagram, I've met John Goddard, who has done a ton of experimentation with Egyptian faience, aka Egyptian paste. If you're interested in working with Egyptian faience, check out his downloadable book, "The Book of Faience," on his website. Show More Summary

Liver of Sulfer Patina on Copper

I'm nearing the end of this project. Today I braved the LOS part of this project. It was not as smelly as I thought it was going to be.And it did not take as long as I thought it might.All that is left to do with these is to sand lightly to bring out the texture and seal with Renaissance Wax.

Haywood Clay Workshop with Susan Feagin! Monday 3/30!

2 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Professional Crafts - Clay Workshop with Susan Feagin! Monday, March 30, 2015 1pm - 4PM at HCC!Susan is the Clay Coordinator at Penland School. She'll be demonstrating her various approached to surface design treatment. Please join us! Call Terry Gess at 828 565 4159 or email tgess@haywood.edu for more info.

Stories Potters Tell: Clay and Community in the St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour

Here's a great new video by the American Craft Council about the St. Croix Potters Tour. There are so many family faces and pots!I'm very excited to announce that I will be showing my work at Guillermo Cuellar's studio in 2016, so let's get together next year in the St. Croix Valley!

Ceramic Art Bead Market series of GIVEWAYS

3 days agoArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

Dusky Seafoam Ceramic Sprig Beads Hello Everyone. It is my turn to contribute to the Facebook Group "Ceramic Art Bead Market series of GIVEWAYS" For a chance to win these DUSKY SEAFOAM CERAMIC SPRIG BEADS, please comment on THIS post IN the Facebook group of the same name. Show More Summary

Kiln Shelves for Sale

3 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Fourteen(14"x28") kiln shelves for sale. Fired to cone 05. No warpage, no kiln wash, only a few drips on one shelf. Selling for less than half new price. $350 for all 14 or sold individually. Tzadi Turrou828-675-4241.

Mad Dog Shino

Now you'll recognize me at NCECA One nice thing about working at Portland Pottery is I always get a handful of pots out of each kiln load. I don't fire all my demos - I'd be buried in a mountain of not-quite-polished pot - but every firing there are a few.This one is a trick I love to show students. Show More Summary

Is it Food Safe?

4 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

I have a new article entitled "Is it Food Safe?" which tries to address the many questions and confusions regarding ceramic glazes. I also include tips on studio safety.I am selling as a PDF (electronic file) on my site for $0.99 for 3 days and then for $1.99.CLICK HERE!

Mariah Blows the Stars Around

They may call the wind Maria; I call it a giant pain in the ass. Though it was slow to get rolling, I was very excited to finally be firing. The past winter had not been conducive (not that the so-called "spring" has been a hell of a lot better so far!) but I finally got the kiln loaded and candled overnight last night. Show More Summary

I'm very lucky

I love this photo Gerry put on his instagram today of my studio. I have not spent time in there in a year now, I miss it, but I/m having a lot of fun doing new things. I'll be back there one day...... This is my new place. I'm working 4-5 days a week now, learning more and more every day. Show More Summary

Maine Pottery Tour Update

This is the time of year that my life gets eaten by preparations for the Maine Pottery Tour, and that's doubly true this year, as the tour has doubled in size, plus some.The whole-tour map is finished, but I'm continually updating the website and still need to create flyers, posters, and postcards. Show More Summary

The Saga Continues ...

So here I am, days later, with beautifully (I think at least) etched metal componants.I've rolled the pennies. Sanded the pennies. Drawn on them. And now I have etched them.I did not show the pictures of my gloved hands after setting them in ammonia (to neutralize the ferric chloride bath). Show More Summary

AKAR Yunomi Preview

I wanted to follow up with a little critique of these yunomi that I have sent to AKAR which I will not do at this point, sorry. Such a tease! But I DID manage to shoot some individual shots of the cups! I wanted to get some nice pictures before I shipped them off, so here they are! The 2015 AKAR Design Yunomi Show preview

Mashiko Mingei

The sun rises golden over the horizon as I open the shutters at 6:00am this morning. Today is the vernal equinox and the seasons have finally begun to turn here in Minakami. Fukinoto are pushing their green buds out of the leaf mulch below the mulberry trees and the peaches and plums are threatening to blossom. Show More Summary

Odyssey Classes Enrolling Now

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

There are just a few days left to enroll in Odyssey's spring classes! I will be teaching an intro to surface design class this session. I only offer this class about once a year and it is always great fun. There are just a couple of spots left!Link to classes:http://www.odysseyceramicarts.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=151&Itemid=232Thanks,Lindsay

Miami University Young Sculptors Competition for the the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award | Opportunities | College Art Association | CAA | Advancing the history, interpretation, and practice of the visual arts for over a century

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Miami University Young Sculptors Competition for the the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award | Opportunities | College Art Association | CAA | Advancing the history, interpretation, and practice of the visual arts for over a cent...

Designs on Copper Ovals

Here is a sampling of the Sharpie decorated ovals that I've been working on. I actually have two of each of these (I plan on selling them in pairs).Today they get dipped in the etching solution (ferric chloride). These ovals are a thick gauge (I haven't measured other than by touch) so I plan to leave them in for 45 minutes to an hour. Show More Summary

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