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3 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Tracey Broome

Wesley sent me this photo on her birthday. She has become fascinated with horses lately and for her birthday she wanted a horseback ride. We sent money for her birthday this year so she could have a nice weekend on the beach. She found a ranch at Bodega Bay, found a sweet AirB&B and had a festive 23rd birthday. Show More Summary

FREE Slide Lecture Tonight at Odyssey ClayWorks

4 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Melisa Cadell & Susannah Zucker will be giving a slide lecture TONIGHT at 7pm at Odyssey ClayWorks FREE and open to the public. Please join us!

Color Splash: How to Make Vibrant Bursts of Color on Pottery Using Ceramic Colorants and Slip

Impressing textures into soft clay and then playing with those textures in the glazing process is loads of fun (in my humble opinion). I often do washes of color on my textured surfaces, leaving concentrations of the glaze or colorant in the recesses. Show More Summary

Needed: mullite, kyanite, etc.

4 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Does anyone in the Bakersville, Spruce Pine or Burnsville NC area have some Mullite or Kyanite or Pyrax. I need a couple of pounds. 929-467-5020 John Britt

America's First Kaolin - The Wedgwood-Cherokee Connection tonight in Little Switzerland

4 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

If you missed Alex Glover's Clay Club presentation on the Wedgwood Cherokee Connection, he will be presenting an updated version of it at 5 pm today in Little Switzerland. Here are the details:Little Switzerland Books & Beans Presents!Alex...Show More Summary

Dissecting a Found Form to Come Up With Patterns for Handbuilding

This clip was excerpted from Handbuilt Forms with Soft Slabs, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop!  If you love slab building, but have trouble figuring out how to turn a flat slab into a volumetric form, today's video clip from Liz Zlot Summerfield might help solve the mystery. Show More Summary

June Clay Club: Social media and texture tools at Reems Creek Pottery in Weaverville

4 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

June Clay Club will be at Reems Creek Pottery in Weaverville at 6 pm on Wednesday, June 8th. Thanks to Rachel Smith and Reems Creek Pottery for hosting us! Reems Creek Pottery was founded in the fall of 2015 as a shared pottery studio...Show More Summary

This is my life now

One year ago my life was so different. Wesley was living with us, I was working at a beautiful garden store, a job I loved and did well. All was good, life was in balance. We rented a cabin in the mountains around this time and had a quiet vacation. Show More Summary

Gas kiln for sale and clay studio for rent in Ashe County, North Carolina

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Dottie Baker has a gas kiln for sale and a clay studio for rent in southern Ashe County, North Carolina (half an hour from Boone):GAS KILN FOR SALE30.38 cubic foot Minnesota Flat Top Car Kilnall soft brick rated to cone 10metal framework...Show More Summary

Electric Studio: Making & Firing

The relatively inexpensive electric kiln is probably the single most important reason that ceramics has become so popular today. With many improvements over the years, electric kilns are now safer, more efficient, and easier to use than ever before. Show More Summary

How to Make a Lid for a Jar on the Pottery Wheel

When you’ve gotten the hang of throwing mugs and bowls and are ready to branch out into some more challenging forms, making jars is a great step. Throwing the body of the jar isn’t too much different from throwing a cylinder, but you might wonder how to make a lid for a jar.In today’s post,... Show More Summary

Mega making - the run up to Spring Fling

The beast of an extruding machine saw some action recently with the birth of a new dish die. Although I had made this die sevaral weeks ago I have only now had a chance to try it out. First impression was: I wanted a big dish die, and well, it is BIG! Maybe too big in fact, this one would need a rather long kiln. Show More Summary

Misty Water-Colored Memories

This photo recently appeared in my Facebook feed. It's my graduate school cohort, in 1992 (I think?), at the Wagner Complex, which was where the art department of SIUE was housed back then.Wagner is where my passion for clay really took root. Show More Summary

ClaySpace Ceramic Arts Center:

Offering Workshops, Classes. 7,200 sf studio. Gallery, Slab Roller, Spray Booths, Wheels, Test, Multiple Electric, Gas Kilns. Near Lisle train, 20 min. Chicago. Also seeking Interns. Signup Now! 630-393-2529 www.clayspace.net   The post ClaySpace Ceramic Arts Center: appeared first on Ceramic Arts Daily.

Voice in Art - My Particular Style?

last monthArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

I have been so enthralled with watching Periscopes (if you don't have the app get it) in which potters talk about the behind the scenes ideas in how to develop as an artist. There have been so many I have watched, but in particular there are two I happened to watch about voice and style. Show More Summary

Happy New Year!

last monthArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

Ok, so it is May. Not January. What does that say about me? I've been busy in my new studio It is insulated and has a heating/cooling unit. There was electric out there and so hubby ran a few outlets for me so I could plug in the wheel or the pugmill as needed. Show More Summary

Spruce Pine Mining District presentation postponed

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Tonight's presentation by Alex Glover about the Spruce Pine Mining District has been postponed until next Monday, May 23rd. It will still take place at the Historic Courthouse in Bakersville at 7 pm.Here's the email from the Mitchell...Show More Summary

May Clay Club recap: Ikebana pots, functional and aesthetic requirements with Lynn Forbes

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Thanks to Dian Magie for coordinating an awesome Clay Club with Ikebana expert Lynn Forbes! Lynn is a certified Ikebana associate master in the Ichiyo School. She provided a terrific introduction to Ikebana pots with lots of examples of what Ikebana floral artists and teachers want in pots as well as what they don't want. Show More Summary

My Done List

I'm a big list maker. Without them I sort of flail around, starting things and then getting distracted. I keep my lists on paper - going to my phone or computer to check a list just gives me another opportunity to get distracted. Usually, I have one to-do list, divided into sections reflecting current goals and priorities. Show More Summary

Using Sgraffito and Slip to Make Abstract Nature Paintings on Clay

Figure 3Carolyn Genders sees her ceramic vessels as 3D canvasses and she covers them inside and out with abstract drawings of her natural surroundings. Using layered slip and sgraffito techniques, she creates ceramic surfaces interact...Show More Summary

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