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General and Special: Designer Talk with Ole Jensen this Wednesday in Asheville

5 hours agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

General and Special: Designer Talk with Ole JensenWednesday, September 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in downtown AshevilleFrom The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design website:Copenhagen-based ceramist...Show More Summary

Video of the Week: A Genius Handmade Tool for Making Lines on Pottery

This clip was excerpted from Creative Forming with Custom Texture, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop!  How to Make Custom Rolling StampsAmy Sanders is a fan of texture on pots and has a bunch of great ideas for handmade texture tools. Show More Summary

Ceramics equipment and supplies for sale in Asheville

4 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

David Samuel Harold has the following items for sale in Asheville (check back for photos which will be added soon):Wheel: 500beam balance: 50banding wheel: 45angle grinder: 30spray glaze setup: 40compressor: 50^6 glazes in buckets, various chemistry: prices based on grouped itemsContact David at davidsamuelh@gmail.com

More bowls needed for Dig In! Community Garden's Empty Bowls

4 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here are the details, from Victoria Hicks:There's still time to help provide fresh produce to hungry people in our community. The Dig In! Community Garden's Empty Bowls event is Sept. 30, and they NEED MORE BOWLS!They'd like to receive...Show More Summary

5 Tips for Making Pottery Handles That Function Well

It’s one thing to learn how to make handles for pottery. It’s another thing all together to make pottery handles that both function well and look right on the pot. It can take quite a while to get the second part down. I have been making pots for longer than I care to admit, and... Show More Summary

How to Clean Kiln Shelves, Mix Kiln Wash, and Apply Kiln Wash

Kiln shelf maintenance is a much hated but very necessary part of having a kiln. Neglected kiln shelves can result in flakes of kiln wash landing smack dab in the middle of a beautiful glaze surface, or pots inadvertently sticking to shelves where a glaze drip once landed. Show More Summary

Fall Clay Classes At Odyssey ClayWorks

6 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

It's All In the Details: Enhancing Simple Forms with Laura Peery Beginner Wheel Throwing with Cayce Kolstad The Handbuilder's Hangout with Mac McCusker Terra Sigillata at Cone 6 with Cynthia Lee Intermediate Wheel Throwing with Julia...Show More Summary

more, better, faster

Potters are generally people who like to get things done. When you're on the wheel, you can whip off cup after cup, bowl after bowl in a matter of minutes. When you get good at making pottery, it's easy to be productive, and we like to be productive. Show More Summary

Puppy love and trying to work

We are in love with Shasta, all of us. How could you not be?! She has learned to sit, lay down, she stays for a minute, still working on that one, she sometimes stops when you say "NO" as she darts off for the chickens and chases them into the woods. Show More Summary

Recap: September Clay Club with Hitomi and Takuro Shibata at In Tandem Gallery

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Thanks to Hitomi and Takuro Shibata for a super interesting Clay Club program, and to Silvia Ferrari-Palmer for hosting us at In Tandem Gallery! Hitomi and Takuro shared a slide presentation and talked about their pottery and how they ended up in North Carolina. Show More Summary

Soldner clay mixer and fountain glazer for sale in Seagrove, North Carolina

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here are the details from Susan Walton:Soldner clay mixer (larger of the two sizes) good condition475.00fountain glazer50.00Located in Seagrove, NC336-879-2600 ask for DonEmail: ssw@rtmc.net

Using a Ladle to Glaze Pottery

This clip was excerpted from Layering Techniques for Sumptuous Surfaces, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! Why Having Different Glaze Application Techniques is a Good IdeaSometimes dipping your pots into a bucket of glaze isn’t an option, whether you are almost out of glaze, or you like to test a lot of pottery glazes... Show More Summary

Clay: A Studio Handbook

Expanded and Revised Second EditionOriginally published in 2001, Vince Pitelka’s Clay: A Studio Handbook has been an essential, all-inclusive studio text for students, studio artists, educators and all those interested in the art of clay for years. Show More Summary

Clay: A Studio Handbook

Drawing on more than 30 years of experience in ceramics, author Vince Pitelka has created the most practical, all-inclusive studio handbook for students, studio artists, educators and all those interested in the art of clay. The tenShow More Summary

FREE LECTURE THIS WEEKEND! Ben Richardson

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Ben Richardson Lecture Sunday, September 18th, 7-9pm. Odyssey ClayWorks Free and open to the public Come meet international wood-fire sensation Ben Richardson for a screening of his documentary Fire Works, followed by a panel discussion and reception. Show More Summary

Creating Cool Glaze Patterns with Vinyl Stencils

I use paper stencils with underglaze a lot in my work. With a little water, the stencils stick to greenware beautifully providing a nice resist. But it is a bit trickier on bisqueware. The paper doesn't stick to the dry surface very well.Jay Jensen has a great solution to this. Show More Summary

Clay Club this Wednesday in Bakersville!

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Clay Club is tomorrow (Wednesday, September 14th)!Details:When: Wednesday, September 14th, at 6 pmWhere: In Tandem Gallery in Bakersville (see link below for directions)What: Hitomi and Takuro Shibata will talk about their pottery and how they ended up in North Carolina. Show More Summary

COMING UP... The Village Potters Master Series Workshop with Angelique Tassistro!

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Master Series Workshop 1/2 Day Demonstration with ANGELIQUE TASSISTRO Making Your Work Your Own: using commercial glazes in low fire oxidation Join us for an afternoon with Angelique as she shows us how to make custom, one-of-a-kindShow More Summary

Stuff for sale

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Hello allI have more stuff that I'm wanting to get rid of in the studio.I have one and one half gallon jugs of porcelain slip: Free to anyone who wants it.Two boxes of Lymen Red clay: freeTwo jars of a high fire clear glazes, I think...Show More Summary

Hello Shasta

2 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Tracey Broome

Wesley got her puppy today. This little girl has stolen all of our hearts. Meet Shasta....bi color Australian Shepherd. Smartest puppy I have ever seen. We are all in puppy love

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