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New Items in the Pottery Shop!

I actually posted these a while ago but only just getting around to sharing.These were pots from my August firing, which would not be available for purchase from were it not for my less-than-stellar art fair. Glass half full, etc. Show More Summary

Glaze Workshop near Atlanta - a couple of cancellations-- slots open!!

3 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Glaze Workshop near Atlanta GA This workshop had a couple of cancellations so if you wanted to go but missed is the time to call! We are doing cone 6 glaze testing over a weekend and talking about glazes and firing. More Summary

Pottery studio space for rent in Weaverville

3 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

New pottery space for rent in Weaverville on Reems Creek Road. 1700 square feet total for either 4 or 5 potters total. We have a dedicated kiln area for electric kilns (bring your own kiln, although other arrangements may be possible), shared slab roller and extruder, and a small retail area. Show More Summary

September Clay Club at Haywood Community College on Wednesday, September 16

3 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

September Clay Club will take place Wednesday, September 16, at 6 pm at the new Creative Arts Building at Haywood Community College. Thanks to Terry Gess for hosting us!Jeff Chown, the North American representative for the Netherlands based kiln company, Blaauw Kilns, will present info about Blauuw's innovative high tech kilns. Show More Summary

John Britt's NEW Blog

3 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Yo clubbers,I have started my new blog at : have just posted my new DVD -Fundamentals of Wheel Throwing and hope you join me! I will still be working the Clay Club Blog with Amy but will post my personal stuff on my blog. Glaze on!

Last day to help fund a new local kiln!

3 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The Mudhoneyz potters located Weaverville, NC are in the final 24 hours of their campaign to help fund their new kiln! They are currently the MOST funded pottery kickstarter campaign. Since my last post they have posted stretch goals and excellent new rewards. Show More Summary

Custom Mug

3 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

It's super fun when someone messages and says, "Hey, I want a mug. I don't care what shape or color. I just want it to hold a certain amount of liquid....but I want it to have surface decoration like you do with your beads." (not an exact quote of course, but a fair simulation) I had my doubts about the design, about the color scheme. Show More Summary

Wildacres 2015

3 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Opening Sept 28-Oct 4 th. Class will focus on drinking and pouring vessels.. If interested or 828 765 0240 NC mountains at Wildacres


I was fortunate to have the opportunity to go France last week. The colours and patterns were a feast to the eye. Orange and Green, Pinks and Ochres. What a delight. While away I had left my Dalbeattie Hard Rock Challenge mugs drying out. Show More Summary

Down Comes the Stack

Play this 210 times, and that was my day yesterday.Notice I am wearing my bike helmet! I don't care for heights. Spent a couple of hours pulling down the stack. I had hoped I'd only have to take down the softbrick shell, but that didn't...Show More Summary


All of the sudden I am very burned out on social media. This came up for me because I've been working in some new mediums, and of course I feel the need to whip out my phone and document my process and some images. And then I think ought to share them, but I really don't feel like it.I know exactly why I don't feel like it. Show More Summary

Labor Day weekend in the Toe River Valley: Cousins in Clay, Digin' Pots and Soda Chicks & Chet

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Three clay events happening in the Toe River Valley near Bakersville and Burnsville this Labor Day weekend! Check out the links for all the details.Cousins in Clay at Michael Kline Pottery near BakersvilleWith Michael Kline, Bruce Gholson,...Show More Summary

Lion’s Mane/Yamabushitake (Hericium erinaceus),

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Found this guy on our tree with Kristen Flournoy this afternoon. Really cool. Looks like a sea anemone on land! Or a bunch of spaghetti someone threw out. "Hericium erinaceus (also called Lion's Mane Mushroom, Bearded Tooth Mushroom,...Show More Summary

Glaze Workshop near Atlanta GA

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

This workshop has 25 people in it but they have added 5 spots so if you want to be a part of it call now. We are doing cone 6 glaze testing over a weekend and talking about glazes and firing. More Summary

Back to life without child

Last weekend about this time, I was a hot mess. My girl was out there in the world without me, traveling west, the house was a filthy wreck, I was sad and lost.....and tired from cleaning and hauling crap to the recycling center. Gerry was working and dealing with his dad down in Charlotte who had surgery the day Wesley left. Show More Summary

Silver Lining

Yeah, so, that art fair? The one I was so excited about? Kind of stunk for me. And by "kind of" I mean I missed making the booth fee back by $1.I'm told this was a good fair, until this year. It's that Reverse Midas Touch thing again!Or...Show More Summary

Big Lava Breakout On Pu'u O'o (Aug. 27)

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Just reminder that we live on a giant bubble of glaze that occasionally spills on to the kiln shelf!

Need housing in Asheville NC

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Looking to rent a house in the Asheville area starting Oct. 1st. I just got a contract on the house I'm selling in Virginia and have not yet found a house to buy in Asheville so I'm going to need a place to live for a while. I would prefer a house with a garage to store my pottery equipment but will consider an apartment. Show More Summary

Bailey Gas Kiln for Sale

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

I've sold nearly everything from the studio, except this beauty.It's a Bailey 18C Studio Deluxe Downdraft Kiln. Includes: shelves, furniture, pyrometer, multimeter, and kiln manual. Kiln modifications done by Ian Craven: arch top and front extended 6". Show More Summary

Clay Club meeting time changes for September and November and a question about October Clay Club

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Heads up, Clay Clubbers! Here's some important info about the next few Clay Club meetings (apologies in advance for the length of this post - there's a short summary at the end):For September - we'll be meeting at new Creative Arts Building at Haywood Community College. Show More Summary

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