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Using Vinyl Masking and Sandblasting to Create Textured and Patterned Wood-Fired Pottery

  In this article from the Ceramics Monthly archives, David Bolton explains and demonstrates his use of vinyl sign masking to add depth and texture to his work. He cuts the masking  … The post Using Vinyl Masking and Sandblasting to Create Textured and Patterned Wood-Fired Pottery appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Ceramic Stains: The Easy Way to Create All the Colors of the Rainbow on Your Pottery

Nowadays, ceramic artists are spoiled. It wasn’t that long ago that getting the colors and surfaces you wanted took a lifetime of experimentation. But because of developments in modern stain  … The post Ceramic Stains: The Easy Way to Create All the Colors of the Rainbow on Your Pottery appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

A Pottery Paycheck: Expert Insights into Making a Living as a Potter

For many of us in the Ceramic Arts Network community, making pottery is something we wished we were doing more often. We work hard to squeeze studio time in each  … The post A Pottery Paycheck: Expert Insights into Making a Living as a Potter appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Trimming is Child’s Play

This week’s Tip of the Week comes to us from James Rozzi of Stone Mountain, Georgia. Last week we saw a technique for trimming large platters with delicate rims. This  … The post Trimming is Child’s Play appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Message on a Bottle: How to Make an Ultra-Thin, Textured Slab Built Vase

I love using stamps to add texture and interest to my work and I always enjoy searching antique shops for old printing press stamps. Frank James Fisher has an incredible  … The post Message on a Bottle: How to Make an Ultra-Thin, Textured Slab Built Vase appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Glaze Recipes and Expert Tips for Great Pottery Glazing Results

In ceramics, finding the perfect glaze for your work is only part of the challenge. If the application is sloppy, it will show in the finished glazed piece! So in this post,  … The post Glaze Recipes and Expert Tips for Great Pottery Glazing Results appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Free Pop Up Canopy and Shelves

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10x10' pop up canopy, free to a good home. Good condition. Also a set of simple wooden display shelves which go on a long table. Located in Weaverville/ N AshevilleDiane Puckettdianepuckett@gmail.com

Upcoming Clay Club meetings: Mars Hill University, Odyssey Clayworks, oil spot firing with John Britt

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After talking with a number of you, I think we will again pass on holding a meeting in October. It is a busy month with the Spruce Pine Potters Market, Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, American Craft Week and other events. I’m excited...Show More Summary

Art on the Hill

A few weeks ago, after a long break from art fairs due to lack of an appropriate vehicle, I did a sidewalk show - the Portland Fine Craft Show. I worked like a mad bastard to get ready for the show, schlepped and hoisted and waited and...Show More Summary

Dissecting a Found Form to Come Up With Patterns for Handbuilding

If you love slab building, but have trouble figuring out how to turn a flat slab into a volumetric form, today's video clip from Liz Zlot Summerfield might help solve  … The post Dissecting a Found Form to Come Up With Patterns for Handbuilding appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Circular Logic: Using Balloons as Molds for Spherical Handbuilt Ceramic Sculpture

If you’ve ever wanted to build a round ceramic sculpture, but working on the potter’s wheel is not your cup of tea, the technique presented in today’s post might be  … The post Circular Logic: Using Balloons as Molds for Spherical Handbuilt Ceramic Sculpture appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Recap: September Clay Club at Mudhoneyz Studio

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A big thank you to Missy Batten, LeElaine Comer and Molly Walter - aka the Mudhoneyz - for hosting September Clay Club at their studio in Weaverville!Missy, LeElaine and Molly are all Haywood Community College Professional Crafts Program grads. Show More Summary

Ceramic Arts Network features Rachel Smith of Reems Creek Pottery!

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Terrific Ceramic Arts Network Q&A with Rachel Smith of Reems Creek Pottery in Weaverville! Read all of it here: https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/daily/ceramic-art-and-artists/ceramic-artists/artist-qa-meet-rachel-smith/

Alex Glover - Geology of the Toe River Valley

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The Toe River Valley exhibit presents two gallery talks on Saturday, September 16Location: Toe River Arts Spruce Pine Gallery 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Geology of the Toe by Alex Glover, retired professional geologistPresentation includes a powerpoint...Show More Summary

Ceramic Lab Equipment for sale

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https://www.mohrcorp.com/ceramic-lab-equipment-machine-tools-liquidation/

FREE!!! Old Industrial Kilns - 1 gas, 1 electric

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FREE - 1 gas kiln and 1 electric kiln. These were pulled out of a decommissioned factory in Mexico and were included in a truckload of equipment we recently purchased. The electric kiln comes with some manuals and the gas kiln has less information. Show More Summary

How to Make a Decorative Lid for a DIY Cupcake Stand!

In my opinion, everyone should celebrate the cupcake and what better way to do so than with a DIY cupcake stand? The September/October 2017 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated has  … The post How to Make a Decorative Lid for a DIY Cupcake Stand! appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Glazing and Firing Techniques Atmospheric-like Effects in an Electric Kiln

There is something magical about the unpredictable surface effects that result from atmospheric firing techniques. Unfortunately, these types of kilns aren’t accessible to many potters. But, as Steven Hill points out  … The post Glazing and Firing Techniques Atmospheric-like Effects in an Electric Kiln appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

The Mobile Anagama: A Wood Kiln on Wheels

Picture this: a mobile anagama; literally a wood-burning kiln specifically designed to fit into a custom trailer, allowing it to travel across the country teaching the wood-fired experience to new  … The post The Mobile Anagama: A Wood Kiln on Wheels appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

How and Why to Use a Kiln Vent

If you are looking to buy a kiln, you will need to consider a kiln vent too. Typically we think of kiln vents as primarily a health and studio safety  … The post How and Why to Use a Kiln Vent appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

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