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Grant awarded for the Blue Ridge Craft Trails

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina has awarded a grant to the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area to help launch the Blue Ridge Craft Trails. Here are the details from the Community Foundation of Western North CarolinaShow More Summary

December Clay Club at Cynthia Bringle’s studio on December 15th

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

December Clay Club will be at Cynthia Bringle’s studio on THURSDAY, December 15th, at 6 pm. (Note the change from our regular meeting day. Mitchell and Yancey folks - TRAC is holding its annual meeting on December 14th.) Thanks to Cynthia for hosting us! We will have our annual mug/cup/object exchange and celebrate the end of 2016. Show More Summary

Reems Creek Pottery seeks non-production potter

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here are the details from Rachel Smith:Reems Creek Pottery in Weaverville is looking for a non-production potter to join our studio beginning January 1. This person would get about 125 square feet of dedicated space along with shared slab roller, kilns, ware racks, sales area etc. Show More Summary

Sunday Basics

I've been noticing ceramic supply house selling "kiln wash" like it's some mystery material, like the secret sauce on Big Macs.Pretty sure the secret sauce is just thousand island dressing, and I'm positive that kiln wash is just this:50% Kaolin50% Alumina Hydrateby weight. Show More Summary

Toe River Studio Tour this weekend

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The Toe River Holiday Studio Tour is this weekend! Artist studios and galleries are open throughout Mitchell and Yancey counties. Download a tour guide and get all the details here:

Local Pottery and Local Food: Tips on Building Partnerships Between Studio Potters and Restaurants

Food and pottery are two of my favorite things. Perhaps I fell in love with pottery because it is so intertwined with one of my favorite activities: eating! Lately I have been hearing more and more about collaborations between people who create great pots and people who create great food. Show More Summary

3 Expert Tips for Throwing Large Pots

This clip was excerpted from Extreme Alterations: Deconstructing and Decorating the Thrown Form, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! Improve Your Wheel Throwing Skills and Make Bigger Pots For most people who are new to throwing clay, an early goal is throwing large pots (that don’t weigh 40 pounds!). Show More Summary

The icing on the pot! Pottery slip decoration that creates texture

There are so many methods for decorating pottery with slip - from slip trailing to mishima. Today, I am presenting another super fun slip decorating technique that reminds me of putting icing on a cake.Chris Lively applies thick slips to his leather-hard pots and then uses various tools to sculpt and shape it - much like a... Show More Summary

How to Use Thin Sprigs and Carving to Add Surface Texture

Carving into a form is a great way to add imagery and texture to pottery. But Michelle Swafford came up with a different twist on carved texture. She carves a design into a leather hard slab, then makes very thin sprigs from that carving, which she then adheres to the surface of her pots. Show More Summary

Decoration as Structure: Integrating Ornamentation into Form

When I first saw Blair Clemo's work, I figured the ornate surfaces were developed with sprigs that were attached after the pieces were thrown. In fact, the ornamental elements are a part of the structure of the pieces. In today's post, Blair explains how he handbuilds with decorative sprigs and forming molds, and then finishes... Show More Summary

Cyber Monday Sale Starts Now – Save 15% On All Purchases

We are pleased to announce our Cyber Monday Sale.  Save 15% on all purchases now through Monday.  We have recently added over 250 pieces of quality American art pottery to and placed over 100 items on sale.  Shop now for us best selection.  

Black Friday Sale

Be sure to check out our annual Black Friday Sale.  We have recently added several nice collections of Rookwood, Roseville and a very large collection of Van Briggle including many floor vases, limited edition Van Briggle Collector Society pieces, figural designs, as well as good, early 1920s arts and crafts examples.  The Rookwood pottery includes […]

Winter Classes At Odyssey ClayWorks

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Classes Begin January 9 Scratching The Surface: Texture, Color and Pattern in Clay with Laura PeeryPut A Lid On It with Cayce KolstadBeginner Wheel with Julia Claire WeberGarden Planters & Ornaments with Cynthia LeeTableware With Style...Show More Summary

How to Alter a Large Bowl for Graceful Movement

This clip was excerpted from Extreme Alterations: Deconstructing and Decorating the Thrown Form, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! A Fun Throwing and Altering Technique for Large BowlsIf you’ve been trying to learn how...Show More Summary

Extreme Alterations: Deconstructing & Decorating the Thrown Form with Martina Lantin

Are you interested in altering, but afraid to step out of your comfort zone? Do you struggle with throwing larger volumetric pots? In this video, Martina Lantin will teach you how to throw caution to the wind and push the boundaries of your clay body to create exciting new work.Altering thrown pots is an exciting... Show More Summary

Kathy King Presentation this Friday at Penland

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

From the email announcement:Friday, November 18, 8 PM in The PinesKathy King, Director of Education in Harvard's Ceramics Program and frequent Penland instructor, will be our guest presenter for the evening. She will discuss the integration of Harvard's clay program with other disciplines at the university, their engagement with 3D technology, and their exhibition program.

The Village Potters Fifth Anniversary Extravaganza!

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Celebrate 5 Years with Us! This Saturday, 4-8pm! The Village Potters are celebrating 5 years this Saturday, November 19th from 4-8pm. All are welcome to join in the fun. This intentional Collective of potters share a commitment to nurturing...Show More Summary

A different kind of recipe for Thanksgiving!

It’s Thanksgiving Day in America, and since Thanksgiving usually involves getting together with loved ones and eating yummy food, we have a tradition of posting a recipe (for food, not glaze!) on CAD.Today’s recipe is for Lemon Chess Pie and it comes from Tennessee potter Lindsay Rogers. Show More Summary

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design seeks input of Western North Carolina makers by November 17th

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

I posted back in October about the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design's Western North Carolina Makers Survey - if you haven't already completed it, CCCD encourages you to do so by November 17th for a chance to win:• $250 Visa Gift...Show More Summary

Penland Studio Sale today!

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

From the Penland Facebook page:Come join us Saturday, November 12 for a joint studio sale from 1-3 PM! Concentration students from our clay, glass, metals, wood, and print workshops are coming together in Northlight with a lot of the work they've made this session. Show More Summary

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