Scot Cameron-Bell has never been afraid of color. Living by the motto that “your art does not have to match your sofa,” she has been creating brightly colored pottery for years. When she found some old pottery shards washed up on a beach, she was inspired to add a weathered, crackle effect to her colorful... Show More Summary
Update 1/8/17: sale pendingDawn Raburn is selling a Peter Pugger in Evensville, Tennessee. See the details and photos below:Peter Pugger VPM-20Purchased new in 2006Used in personal studioIncludes cartClean, in great working order, and ready for new owner$2950 firmContact Dawn at 423-775-2039 or email@example.com
While visiting my friend, Malley Weber, at her new teaching studio, I saw the greatest idea! Check this out: That's plaster, in a Flexible Flyer! What a great way to make a large platter mold. Alternatively, if you aren't into plaster...Show More Summary
Happy New Year, Clay Clubbers! I have not been able to secure a host for January Clay Club and so I am canceling this month’s meeting. We have meetings confirmed for February, March, April and June and I will share information aboutShow More Summary
Deep and crisp and even...the snow has made it's way right up to the front wall of the house, despite the wide eaves, and it crunches beneath my feet as I open the storm shutters. The sun rising in the south east is like a thumb smudge of yellow ochre on the slate grey sky, and a dust of fine snow flakes wafts on the breeze. Show More Summary
Annie Thayer shared this information about the ARTsCentered exhibit at the Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) gallery in Spruce Pine, including an invitation to former and current ARTsCentered guest instructors and students to participate...Show More Summary
Applications are now being accepted for the Wildacres Residency Program. The deadline is January 15th. Wildacres is a beautiful retreat and conference center located near Little Switzerland, North Carolina. The Wildacres pottery studio was designed by Norm Schulman. Show More Summary
In 2016, the ceramic world lost Nina Hole, the pioneer of “fire sculpture” – large, outdoor ceramic sculpture that was fired in situ as performance pieces. These performances were quite dramatic as Hole removed the insulating fiber blanket that wrapped the pieces midway through the firing to reveal the glowing pieces within. Show More Summary
Fred Olsen is one of the leading pioneers in explaining everything about kilns to the studio potter and his book is one of the best selling references on the topic. This book covers it all from refractory materials and applications to design principles and construction techniques. Show More Summary
• NEW RELEASE • More and more, artists are interested in producing work that’s not only beautifully designed and produced, but also environmentally friendly and socially responsible. In Sustainable Ceramics, pioneer Robert Harrison draws on more than forty years of working in clay to present practical possibilities for ceramic artists. Show More Summary
Pure white and wonderfully delicate, porcelain is a gorgeous and notoriously challenging clay body. In Masters: Porcelain, you'll see the incredible work of 40 artists who have mastered the material. Curated by Richard Burkett, this collection expands and challenges traditional perceptions of what the medium can — and should — do. Show More Summary
Lee Wolfe of Lee Wolfe Pottery is looking for someone to hire for kiln repairs as needed. Here are the details from Lee:I have 2 Skutt kilns with Kilntronics. I need someone in or near the Asheville area. Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
The New Year is in full swing now: classes have begun at Portland Pottery! See all the busy bees in my Monday night beginners' group.The session that begins in January is usually the slowest of the year, but not this year. My classes are all full, with the exception of a couple of slots on Tuesday afternoon. Looking forward to a full, fun, creative year sharing my passion.
Ever since filming Andrew Gilliatt's DVD Layers of Color many moons ago, I have coveted a die cutter. They make short work of making custom stencils in the clay studio, and if you make complicated stencils, they are really a must. Plus, there are other uses for them besides stencils.In today's post, an excerpt from the Ceramics Monthly... Show More Summary
I had a weird 2016. Well: we all did. But my personal 2016 was a weirdly passive year for me. I found it hard to get into the studio, to make soap, to write this blog, to do anything creative, really. The push to be ready for my presentation at NCECA got me through March and then...I... Show More Summary
The Week of Reflection this year (or, wait: last year) took the form of elbow grease, as I labored to transform my front hall stairs from ugly to fabulous. I'm going to take a moment to reflect now, but only a moment, because the fun...Show More Summary
Ugly, right? I've been meaning to make numerals for my address for a while. I still have the crappy hardware store numbers that came with the house when I bought it. There is no excuse for this, since this is such a quick and easy project! Finally, I am getting a round tuit, a thing I have been needing for a while. Show More Summary
I am known as something of a holiday curmudgeon. This is not an entirely unfair characterization: New Year's Eve is Everyone is Having Fun Except You Night; Valentine's is Prove You Love Me Day. Independence Day is loud, and the people who most need a day off usually have to work Labor Day. Show More Summary
Happy Holidays from the House of Many Cats.Comfort & joy, indeed.