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July 8 Clay Club

22 hours agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Anyone in Asheville want to host Clay Club July 8, 2015??We have had it in Mitchell County/Bakersville/Spruce Pine a lot but can't find any hosts in Asheville.Let me or Amy know.johnbrittpottery@gmail.comamywallerpottery@gmail.com

Pottery Studio Stuff FOR SALE Asheville NC

yesterdayArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Moving out of state sale!! Misc. tools?Shimpo adjustable stoolShimpo adjustable stool $3024" wonderbats24" wonder bats, $15 each or 2 for$25Extremely sturdy locally made worktable. 36" high by 72" long by 30" deep. Strong enough to throw slabs onHandmade work table, 36" high by 72" long by 30" deep. Show More Summary

Bye kiln.....

Bye my friend. What a ride you took me on for six years!If you want a good kiln, this one is up on Craiglist now.......so long palxo

200 Mug Challenge: Fire Your Mug in Our Kiln!!

yesterdayArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Have you heard that we're building a Kazegama Wind Kiln? We are, and we are in the final days of our Kickstarter to help fund it. Last week, we announced our 200 Mug Challenge - we're making 200 mugs for one of the first firings, and if we get 200 donations at the $60 mug level, we'll have the kiln built. Show More Summary

HandMade in America is closing

3 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Sad news: HandMade in America is closing its doors. Here's the press release:The Future of HandMade in AmericaHandMade in America (HIA) will be closing its doors on July 31, 2015 after 20 years of service. However, HIA’s programs may continue to grow through other nonprofit organizations that serve the Western North Carolina (WNC) region. Show More Summary

Run towards the unknown daylight

Clay....... what a mysterious thing it is. What an addiction......... Today I went into my studio and started packing it all up. Overwhelming sadness took hold of me.My studio is full of ten years........ glaze test tiles, some so pretty, I remember taking them from the kiln, excited at the prospect of applying a newly created glaze to my work. Show More Summary

New Kiln a Go-Go

I've launched an IndieGoGo campaign to fund the construction of a new soda kiln. Here's what I wrote to introduce the project: As a potter, the kiln is a critical tool, and an enormous investment and commitment. The wood kiln I built in 2002 has served me well, and will still be fired several times a year. Show More Summary

Part time postion available at Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

"The Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville is currently seeking a part time floor position. Must have good ceramic knowledge and social skills. Two days a week needed, commission paid on sales $10 / hr. - Contact Andy Palmer at apalmer@crimsonlaurelgallery.com"

Two Ways to Sculpt Eyes on a Ceramic Figure

When sculpting the human head, Melisa Cadell starts with a thick cylinder so she is able to add volume and life both from the inside and outside. In today’s post, an excerpt from her new video Figure Sculpting in Clay, Melisa demonstrates two ways to approach the eyes when sculpting in this manner. – Jennifer... Read More »

Stuff for Sale in Asheville NC

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

catharinehbrown@gmail.com828 713 3482Editor’s note: Catherine Brown used to live in Celo, but now lives in Asheville. I wouldn’t normally send a listing for stuff being sold in Asheville, but since this is glass and clay studio equipment,...Show More Summary

Glaze Workshop near Atlanta (Duluth GA) September 25-27, 2015

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

John Britt’s Cone 6 Ceramic Glaze Testing 3-Day Workshop This is a 3-day hands-on Cone 6 glaze testing workshop is designed to show students how to test a base recipe and get various colors. On Friday evening we will be preparing test tiles with a base glaze and ten colorant variations. Show More Summary

Magda Gluszek Figure Sculpture Workshop

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Figurative sculptor Magda Gluszek has emerged as a leading artist in conceptual ceramics. Gluszek's analytic mind meets her firm understanding of ceramic materials to create a profound array of sculptures responding to the human condition. Show More Summary

How to Combine Patterns for Beautiful All-Over Decoration

Inspired by cast glassware and vintage textiles, Colleen McCall decorates her stoneware pots from top to bottom using layers of porcelain slip, underglaze colors, and white, breaking tin glaze. She makes her patterns by taking motifs from various sources and combining them into her own unique designs.   In today’s post, an excerpt from the... Read More »

Ordering from USPigment ...soon anyone want in?

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Terry Gess and I are ordering some Mason Black Stain from US Pigment and wondered if anyone in the Penland/ Spruce Pine /Bakersville area wanted to get in on the order to save postage?They have good prices on oxides and stains !!httShow More Summary

Problems with Highwater clays!!??

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

I have been told that a bunch of potters are having trouble with Highwater Clay (Phoenix and Orangestone) dunting after firing. (Cynthia Bringle and the Penland class, Jon Ellenbogen, Leah Leitson, etc). Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing problems. Show More Summary

V.A.C.A.T.I.O.N.

This log cabin in the woods has been our home for the past week. We drove through the gate of this 100 acre mountain farm, locked it behind us, and put the cares of the world away for a solid week of seclusion..... Bliss. The place was beautiful and everything you could want from a mountain retreat. Show More Summary

USED Fire Bricks for sale Morganton NC

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

I have around 1400 soft bricks with I would say half broke in half but still kept together and 30 silicon carbide kiln shelfs ( 1/2x12x31) and about 100 hard brick and a hand full of angle brick and will throw in a door cart and angle...Show More Summary

How to Dress Up a Tray with Custom Extruded Trim

There's a lot more to the extruder than making strap handles. With a multitude of commercial dies or custom homemade dies, the only limit is the imagination. In today's post, an excerpt from his brand new DVD The Extruder Video: Making...Show More Summary

Gathering for Tracy Dotson at Penland on June 20

2 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

From Cynthia Bringle: There will be a gathering for Tracy Dotson at 4 pm on Saturday, June 20th, at the Penland Coffee House.

Storied Pots with Emily Reason, July

2 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Hey if anyone wants to take a class the week of July 20-24, 2015 Emily Reason is having on a the Bascom in Highlands NC. It is a great place to take a class and Emily is a fun and knowledgeable teacher....Sign up at the link below!! Storied Pots with Emily Reason, July

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