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A Great Idea for Creating Custom Stencils for Pottery

Looking for some awesome ceramic decoration ideas? Ceramic stencils are a great way to go and there are a lot of different ways to use them, such as this and this.In this post, an excerpt from the July/August Pottery Making Illustrated, Lindsay Rogers explains how she makes her stencils for pottery–or as she calls them... Show More Summary

Pots for Potfest in the Park

That’s the last glaze kiln, just unpacked this evening with pots for Potfest in the Park on Friday. What a manic few weeks it's been but I'm feeling good now.Mind you I wouldn’t mind waving a magic wand over the packing and setting up...Show More Summary

How to Make a Coil Pot: Using Flat Coils to Construct Large Jars

Until several years ago, I hadn’t had much interest in making coil pots. I preferred the speed of the potters wheel. But after seeing the ceramic coil building methods of artists like Gail Kendall and Kari Radasch, I became more and more intrigued by the the potential of coil pots.In today’s post, an excerpt from... Show More Summary

Potter new to Western North Carolina seeks apprenticeship/work and kiln space

4 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here are the details from potter Tyler Anderson:Hello all my name is Tyler Anderson, I am a potter and musician from California. I am recently relocated to the asheville area and wanted to contact some of the local artists to introduce myself. Show More Summary

Pinched Pitchers: A Fundamental Pottery Technique with Gorgeous Results

When you first decide you want to create your own pottery, it’s likely your first class will involve making pinch pots. Pinch pots are usually the first thing taught in a beginning pottery class because they require very few tools and are a great way to get familiar with the properties of clay and the... Show More Summary

Did you throw up a little bit?

I adore Michele Obama. Did you see her carpool karaoke singing Single Ladies? Can she please be president? Did you watch the convention speeches this week? Are you scared like me? Did you throw up a little bit? Does Ted Cruz remind you of the munckins in Wizard of Oz? Can North Carolin please stop trying to win the award for most idiotic state? Gov. Show More Summary

Ribbing and Stretching Lively Marks into Thrown and Altered Pottery

This clip was excerpted from Gesture and Form: Throwing and Handbuilding, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! Activate your work with gestural marks from simple toolsby Nick Joerling    Nick Joerling likes to make pots...Show More Summary

Update on the experimental fast fire wood-salt kiln firing

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Joey Sheehan sent the following update on the fast fire wood-salt kiln firing that partly took place during July Clay Club. If you had work in the firing, see below for how to pick it up. Thanks again to Joey for hosting Clay Club!The experimental kiln was great this time. Show More Summary

Tenth Annual International Texas Teapot Tournament

January 6-28, 2017. $1,000 Best of Show; $500 Second Place. Tea+Art Gallery, Houston. Entries Deadline: December 5, 2016. 832-955-1767. For full prospectus: http://teaplusart.com/ttt17_prospectus/ The post Tenth Annual International Texas Teapot Tournament appeared first on Ceramic Arts Daily.

A Couple of Cool Clay Sculpture Techniques

The malleability of clay makes it possible to bend and shape it into any shape imaginable. From figure sculpting, to abstract ceramic sculpture, clay sculptors are making incredible ceramic sculpture. But as we all know, the malleability...Show More Summary

Video release

The music video Wesley and Lazarus have been working on in California was released today. It has taken them months to get this shot, edited, produced and then finally getting the record company to release it. It was shot around Santa Rosa and San Francisco, really beautifulI am proud.....Here's a linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qjKtc5yD2w&list=UUXIyz409s7bNWVcM-vjfdVA

Tips for Successful Raku Firing: A Look at Raku Clay Bodies and Kilns

Over the past couple of decades, raku pottery has become very popular. The unpredictability of the process keeps potters and ceramic artists coming back to the technique again and again. When potter John Ramer Sherrill first started out using the raku technique, he was frustrated by the lack of technical information on raku in books.... Show More Summary

Recap: July Clay Club at the Melting Mountain Pottery "kiln zone" in Marshall

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Thanks to Joey Sheehan for hosting Clay Club at his Melting Mountain Pottery "kiln zone" in Marshall! Joey showed us his Bourry box kiln, which was cooling from its third firing while we were there. He talked about building the kiln and how it fires, and what he had learned from the first two firings. Show More Summary

More on the Estate Sale

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

These are most of the pottery studio items. Would love for someone to come early (8:00am, Saturday - JULY 16TH) with a large truck and some friend, to take the whole studio for $4995.00. The only thing missing is a wedging table. My address is 11 Killian Road, Asheville 28804 Take Beaverdam Rd. Show More Summary

How to Print on Clay Using a Photocopied Pattern

This clip was excerpted from Sewing Clay: Slab Building and Slip-Transferred Patterns, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! Image Transfer on Clay TechniqueWhen I first started learning about image transfer on clay a few years back, I knew I found something I could keep playing with for years and years. Show More Summary

Sewing Clay: Slab Building & Slip Transferred Patterns with Lauren Karle

Introductory Offer! Save $10 Off List Price!If you ever find yourself in a rut in the studio, making the same forms over and over again and you are not sure how to get out, we have your antidote right here! In this video, Lauren Karle will help you discover new forms and ways to decorate them... Show More Summary

Toe River Studio Tour meeting in Spruce Pine on July 19

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) is holding a studio tour meeting next Tuesday, July 19, at 3 pm at TRAC in Spruce Pine. All are welcome to attend, regardless of whether you've participated in studio tours in the past. The decision to extend the Friday studio tour hours was made based on discussion during the last studio tour meeting. Show More Summary

How to Add Color to Your Ceramic Art: A Guide to Using Ceramic Colorants, Ceramic Stains, and Ceramic Oxides

Adding color to your ceramic art can be a tricky proposition. Unlike working with paints, what you put on your prize pot or sculpture can be very different from how it looks before and after firing. As a general rule, ceramic stainsShow More Summary

Plaster Mixing 101: How to Mix Plaster for Ceramic Molds

Whether you need a drying bat, a simple hump mold, or you're making a complex mold for slipcasting, you'll need to mix plaster. Getting the plaster right can be a little challenging if you are new to it. So today we are hoping to give you all the resources to help you better understand and... Show More Summary

Clay Club this Wednesday in Marshall!

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Clay Club is tomorrow!Details:When: 6 pm Wednesday, July 13thWhere: Joey Sheehan's Melting Mountain Pottery "kiln zone" in Marshall (see link below for directions).What: Joey will host an outdoor potluck in his pottery "kiln zone" at his house in Marshall. Show More Summary

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