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Pots By the Pound, Part II: Valuable Input

I've had some feedback about the Pots By the Pound equation, and it illustrates the value of listening to people who know what they are talking about! (Listening is a skill I had to cultivate. I used to get defensive about my ideas and...Show More Summary

Workshop with Linda McFarling 2014 - Shakerag

yesterdayArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Many people are under the impression that Linda is deceased because they haven't seen her in while but....that is not true. Linda is alive and well - for now anyway- so sign up for her workshop. You don't want to miss out on experiencing Linda McFarling's being. Show More Summary

She's a Fellow

Ya'll know I love this child, right? So bear with me, here comes some mom bragging! I also love this photo, from a trip we took to Topsail Island a few years ago with my art pals. What a great time we had. I love that smile on her face. Show More Summary

Ceramics Monthly is hiring

2 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The Ceramic Publications Company is seeking an Assistant Editor to contribute to our content-acquisition and editing efforts for Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated, art books, and Ceramic Arts Daily. This is a full-time position located in our Westerville, Ohio, office. Show More Summary

Mouse houses

2 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

I don't know if you have seen the Mouse Houses on Woodfin in Asheville NC? They are great. And up the street are these. Now I am waiting for the No Parking signs to come up out front. They will tow!

Crispy Baked Asparagus Fries

2 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Made these last night and they are AWESOME! Crispy Baked Asparagus Fries Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 2 Asparagus coated in panko bread crumbs and parmesan and baked until golden brown and crispy. Show More Summary

Pots By the Pound

One of the things I spend a lot of time thinking about is business practices for artists. To my mind these are necessarily different from other sorts of businesses; every seminar and lecture on the topic I've attended - admittedly not that many - has started with the Make What People Want to Buy approach. Show More Summary

Follow Me!

I am grateful to Mr. Blogger for the free use of this enlightening media. But I'm moving on to WordPress as I unleash my new Social Media Center (glorified website). I will continue to write and I hope that you will reset your various...Show More Summary

Sunny Southern Slip Time

Here in the south west of England Spring has well and truly sprung. It was quite surprising traveling south last weekend and seeing how stark the difference is over those 400 miles. Up in Galloway the leaves on the Hawthorne … Continue reading ?

Naked Raku..... just jump right in

ME: "I have no idea what I'm doing...."Gerry: "Aren't those the really nice big bowls you just made?"ME: "Yep"Gerry: "Are you crazy?" There's nothing like throwing caution to the wind and just jumping right in. That's what I love about Raku. Show More Summary

Shortlisted

A little update on the Craft & Design Selected Awards that I was asking for you to vote in recently. I am pleased to tell you that I am one of six shortlisted craftspeople in the ceramics category for this … Continue reading ?

Simple....... Bowl.

I'm obsessed with making bowls right now. Bowls are so satisfying to make. I love the inner curve, I love to carve a foot ring. I took me forever and ever to make a bowl. First my friend Barbara McKenzie taught me how to make one,then Susan Wells, then Deborah Harris taught me how, the Ronan Peterson, then Susan Filley. Show More Summary

Thursday Inspiration: Jeff Oestreich

In some ways it feels like cheating to feature Jeff Oestreich; surely this is a potter who is already an inspiration to you! On the other hand, who doesn't want an excuse to look at some Jeff Oestreich pots? See lots more here.

Egyptian faience (Egyptian paste) recipe

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

I've had some requests for the Egyptian faience (Egyptian paste) recipe I was using in the Clay Club demo last month. Here it is, from a Jeff Zamek article in Issue 35 of Ceramics Technical. (Full credit: I adapted this from a recipe...Show More Summary

The Architectural Vessel Workshop With Andrew Avakian

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Interested in learning new techniques for designing and constructing forms from clay slabs? Check out our workshop "The Architectural Vessel" with Andrew Avakian at Odyssey ClayWorks. Demonstrations will include using paper templates and plaster molds f or building vessels and sandblasting to achieve a weathered surface. Show More Summary

Raku again.......

This is a photo of a wall in the convention center where Full Frame was held. I thought it would be good inspiration for carving clay. Can't you just see some nice white porcelain carved like this? Or some raku clay..... I am feeling the raku bug bad these days. Show More Summary

A New Look to Studio Pottery.co.uk

Stephen Dee, the brains behind the Studio Pottery website has been hard at work creating a new and more user friendly site. Aimed at all those who are passionate about contemporary ceramics, be you a maker, collector or student of … Continue reading ?

Clay Tools, Glazes, Supplies for sale!

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Value $250.00 - $300.00ish, selling for $200.00 firm. Selling as a lot; tile cutter, etc., ideal for re-sell if it's not their thing. Cash or check. Ideal for someone starting out who just needs some supplies to get going/augment what they have. Show More Summary

Liz Zlot Summerfield Workshop, Asheville NC May 23-25, 2014

last weekArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts will feature: 3-Day Workshop, May 23-25Friday 6-9 p.m.Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. This workshop will focus on handbuilt slab salt and pepper dispensers such as shakers and small lidded pots. Participants will be introduced to making and using basic paper patterns to create their pots. Show More Summary

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