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Opening for Courtney Martin

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Opening for Courtney Martin Need a break from the winter weather (even though it's not so bad)? Looking for something to do after Valentines day? Hoping to see some fantastic pottery and hang out; eat some home made Italian snacks; drink...Show More Summary

Add Depth to Carved Surfaces with Wax Resist and Underglaze

This clip was excerpted from Forming, Finishing, & Firing: an Approach to the Wood Kiln, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! Wax Resist: Pottery’s Swiss Army KnifeThere are so many things you can do with wax resist in ceramics. Show More Summary

How to Throw a Bundt Cake Pan on the Pottery Wheel

I have to admit, I never knew why bundt cake pans have the tube in the middle of the pan until I read Sumi von Dassow’s article in the November/December 2015 issue. Bundt cakes are shaped this way because it helps the cake cook evenly throughout! In case you’ve ever wanted to make your own... Show More Summary

How to NOT Trim Through the Bottoms of Your Pots

  This clip was excerpted from Design for the Soft Surface, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! One of the most frustrating things you can experience as a potter is getting a bit overzealous with your trimming and trimming through a foot (face it, we've all done it!). Show More Summary

Well, the Damp Box Works

So, remember last year when I came back from NCECA & made myself a damp box? (Quick reminder: it's just a rubbermaid container with a lid, from the supermarket, with about an inch of plaster in the bottom.)I had mostly been using itShow More Summary

Guide Offers Business Advice for Artists

Ursula Hargens, Flowerbrick. So, you’ve done all the hard work building your skills and developing an impressive body of work, but knowing how to turn your beautiful creations into a sustainable business, is not a skill set that every artist is born with. Show More Summary

Summer Studio Assistant opportunity in Brevard, North Carolina

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Howe Pottery in Brevard, North Carolina seeks a Summer Studio Assistant (note: although the description mentions ceramic students, anyone is welcome to apply).Here are the details from Stuart Howe:DESCRIPTION OF OPPORTUNITY: Summer opportunity for ceramic students looking to get an idea about the life and work of a full-time studio potter. Show More Summary

During the Storm, After the Storm

During our most recent Snowpocalypse, I felt the sudden urge to make soap! Today was the big reveal: I was a little worried due to a mishap that occured in the making - I had gotten it all poured, wiht all the swirls and flourishes just how I wanted them, and then realized I'd forgotten to add the fragrance. Show More Summary

Kiln for sale in Asheville

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KILN FOR SALEKM-1222-3. SkuttProduction Quality Kiln with venting system (in Asheville)· It's interior dimensions are 28.13'' in diameter and 22'' tall· 4 years old (medium amount of use)· This includes all furniture (7 shelves, motorized...Show More Summary

Call to Artists for the Georgia JugFest

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The Georgia JugFest is seeking folk and studio potters to participate in the May 20th event in Knoxville, Georgia. Application deadline is March 17th.Details and application on the festival website:

Long Time No Soap

I've heard some people clean their homes, on a snow day. I take the opportunity to make an additional mess. Soap mess before I was thinking of firing today, but when it came time to candle I wasn't 100% sure that my Thursday class would be cancelled - which would mean I couldn't fire. Show More Summary

Valentine's Day Pottery For Couples at Odyssey ClayWorks

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THIS WEEKEND! Valentine's Day Pottery For Couples We have a special treat in store for this Valentine's Day edition of Ready, Set, Throw. Come sip a glass of wine and nibble on chocolates while you and your partner explore the sensual aspects of clay. Show More Summary

February Clay Club recap: Critiques at High Country Ceramic Arts

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What a great Clay Club! Thanks to Linda Powell for hosting us at High Country Ceramic Arts and to Garold Amsberry, Michael Rutkowsky and Yaffa Todd for leading the critiques and discussion. And special thanks to everyone who shared their...Show More Summary

Between the Storms

We got snow yesterday and last night, enough that I cancelled my Tuesday classes. We are forecast to get snow - big snow, actually - tomorrow. Today, though, it's in the mid-40s and sunny: perfect kiln loading weather.I had to dig out the kiln from yesterday's storm first, of course. Show More Summary

Five Great Pottery Decorating Techniques: A How-to Guide for Decorating Ceramic Surfaces

Free PDF download!Decorating ceramics is one of the most rewarding aspects of working in clay. It’s the time when you can add color and life to a bare clay surface that can show off your creative talents. There are scores of decorating techniques available and here are five successful techniques that are sure to add... Show More Summary

Heating and Stretching Slabs to Create Organic Texture

Most potters do their very best to avoid cracks in their work. But some deliberately try to create cracking, and the results can be gorgeous.In today's post, an excerpt from our Ceramic Arts Handbook Surface Decoration Techniques, Eric Seritella explains how he creates beautifully textured trays by heating and stretching rough slabs of clay. Show More Summary

Clay Club is on Wednesday in Burnsville! with an update on the “critiques” and how to participate

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Clay Club is tomorrow at High Country Ceramic Arts in Burnsville! Thanks again to Linda Powell for hosting us.Details:When: 6-8 pm on Wednesday, February 8What: We will be having critiques. Linda has lined up three fabulous artists to...Show More Summary

Art and S?l kiln and wheel repair

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My friend Pete is looking for a job and I thought I'd help if I could. He has been working in the Solar Panel industry for many years. Unfortunately, with the new administration and uncertainty in the renewable energy market, all projects were put on hold and so he no longer has work. Show More Summary

Downtown Spruce Pine, NC tour for artists and entrepreneurs

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Here are the details from Stacey Lane:Attention Artists and EntrepreneursThis is an invitation to a tour of available properties (for rent and sale) in downtown Spruce Pine. The tour will take place on Friday, February 17th, and will begin at the Main Street Pocket Park meeting room at 2pm. Show More Summary

House Numbers: Mission Accomplished!

A few weeks ago I started a project that has been on my list ofr over a decade: replacing the address numbers on my house. Finally, the finished result! I'm delighted with them, although if you look close at the photo you can see the top 1 is broken - I was careless in transporting them green, and that's what happens. Show More Summary

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