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doing the new work

I've been making some porcelain jewelry in the last month. It's something I have been thinking about for about 5 years. I was talking with a friend of mine about the difficulty of breaking out of our normal habits of making and trying something new. Show More Summary

Large bats for sale in Linville, North Carolina

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

6 Large Bats For Sale. Fit Standard 10” Pins $50 for All• 1, 22” Wood-Like material, I’m not sure what it is, but it is about 3/4” thick• 1, 16” Plastic• 1, 20” Hydro-Bat, a proprietary hard plaster-like material ($48.95 new)8 3, 14” Hydro-BatsAvailable for pick-up near Linville Land Harbor (Pineola/Linville area)Kimbrell Frazier


2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Tracey Broome

Days are filled with puppy love and work and family. Could there be anything more? Maybe more time for friends or vacation, or quiet walks, but mostly life is good and I am blessed. I have very little time for my blog anymore and not much new to say anyway, just puppy puppy.... Show More Summary

Michael Rutkowsky on the Spruce Pine Potters Market

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

A photo posted by Spruce Pine Potters Market (@sprucepinepottersmarket) on Oct 6, 2016 at 5:24am PDT Michael Rutkowsky talked with WTOE's Bruce Ikard about the Spruce Pine Potters Market: More Summary

October Clay Club Canceled; November Clay Club at East Tennessee State University

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

We will not meet in October, but please make plans to attend November Clay Club at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) on Wednesday, November 9th. Thanks to Lindsay Rogers and the ETSU Student Ceramics Association for hosting us!Show More Summary

Part Sculpture – Part Function: Handbuilding Graceful Minimalist Forms

Want to make beautiful functional pots that could also be described as sculpture for the tabletop? In Part Sculpture - Part Function: Handbuilding Graceful Minimalist Forms, Jerilyn Virden shares her techniques for creating functional pots with a sculptural bent. Show More Summary

Functional Art: How to Make a Vase that is Like Sculpture for the Table Top

This clip was excerpted from Part Sculpture - Part Function: Handbuilding Graceful Minimalist Forms, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! A Great Functional Art Idea for the TabletopJerilyn Virden makes sculpture and functional pottery, but there is some crossover between the two. Show More Summary

4th Annual Highway 80 South Art Hop this Saturday and Sunday

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

A fall destination weekend tour of Open Studios and Galleries.Meet with over 15 artists along 7 miles of Highway 80 S following North Carolina’s Scenic South Toe River.Pottery- Fine Art- Glassworks- Jewelry- and more!

Looking for Tracy Dotson Pottery

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here are the details from Mindy Weck:I have been all over the internet searching for Tracy Dotson & read that he passed away. I am sorry to hear this. I did not know him, but I have enjoyed his beautiful pottery made by himself & Catherine (former spouse?) with fish scale blue glaze. Show More Summary

Select Series

Collect all four and save!Introducing the Ceramic Arts Select Series! Each edition of the Ceramic Arts Select Series focuses on specific related forms and presents some of the best examples of how contemporary artists are exploring, innovating, and celebrating those forms. Show More Summary

Select Series: Pitchers, Teapots, Cups & Mugs

Pouring and drinking vessels are some of the most commonly used items in any home. As such, they need to function well, be ready to work overtime, and be engaging objects to interact with. These parameters provide a creative challenge for the potter. Show More Summary

Select Series: Jars, Vases, Boxes, & Baskets

 Handmade pots find homes in various places around the house. From the vase in the living room that holds fresh-cut garden blooms, to canisters in the pantry, to the cookie jar on the kitchen counter, to the whiskey bottle or flask in the liquor cabinet, they add a personal touch to our environment. Show More Summary

Select Series: Kitchen Pots, Bakers, & Serving Vessels

 Every potter has certain common forms in their repertoire – think bowls and mugs. But the kitchen is home to various less-common pots - from muffin pans and juicers, to batter bowls and salt shakers – that are great fun for the potter to investigate. Show More Summary

Invitation to join Western North Carolina STARworks clay order

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

As discussed during September Clay Club, some Bakersville folks are organizing an order of STARworks clay to be delivered to Western North Carolina and they're inviting folks to join them. For more information or to get in on the order, contact Andy Palmer at Show More Summary

October Featured Artist at In Tandem Gallery - Carolanne Currier

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club Just wanted to let every one know that our good friend Carolanne Currier will be having a show at In Tandem Gallery Saturday, October 1st. Her work is the most dramatic and beautiful soda fired pieces I've ever seen; with purple halo's and intense orange flashing. Show More Summary

An Unconventional Way to Make a Handmade Pitcher Spout

I’ve seen a lot of different ways to make handmade pitcher spouts - from a traditional pulled spout to a slab spout. But I have to admit that Josh DeWeese’s method was all new to me. He starts with a thrown disc of clay and ends up with a unique and attractive attached spout.In today’s... Show More Summary

Dig In! Empty Bowls Dinner this Friday in Burnsville

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

From the Dig In! website:Join us for the 6th annual Dig In! Empty Bowls Dinner on September 30, 2016 from 4:30 – 7:30pm at Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church in Burnsville, NC. Proceeds raised benefit Dig In!’s work to grow and give vegetables so that everyone eats in Yancey County. Show More Summary

Display pedestals for sale in Linville, North Carolina

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here are the details from Kimbrell Frazier:MUST SELL! 18 EASY PEDESTALS for INDOOR SHOWSThey are lightweight, fold and pack down easily and make a beautiful display.I have at least $950 invested in them. Will sell for $200 cash.Pick up in Linville NC, near Pineola. Show More Summary

Spruce Pine Potters Market October 8-9, 2016

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Join us at the historic Cross Street Building in Spruce Pine, North Carolina October 8 and 9, 2016 10 am – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday The Spruce Pine Potters Market is a unique gathering of our region’s greatest potters and clay artists. Show More Summary

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