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Do you want to make better pots? Haywood Professional Crafts Progarm!

4 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Great Program - great price - great teacher! • 1-year & 2-year courses of study -- all skill levels welcome • Individual studio spaces -- one-on-one instruction • Affordable tuition -- scholarships & financial aid available • Soda, wood,...Show More Summary

Ultimate Image Transfer Collection

Longing for more interesting surfaces? Image transfer is the ticket! From screen printing to decals to stencils, our Ultimate Image Transfer Collection includes a variety of techniques guaranteed to spruce up your surfaces.For a limited...Show More Summary

Video: Make Surfaces that Pop!

This clip was excerpted from Form, Pattern and Underglaze: Wheel Throwing and Decoration, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop!  Screen printing on clay is one of my favorite ceramic decorating techniques. And using paper stencils and underglaze is right up there with it. Show More Summary

Bullies

4 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Tracey Broome

There is a possibility we could lose yet another house. Can you believe this? Our buyer's realtor has bullied us from the moment she stepped through our door, making demands and sending snarky emails and the buyers have nickeled and dimed us to death. Show More Summary

Artists and arts organizations respond to House Bill 2

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The North Carolina legislature passed House Bill 2 (HB2) and the governor signed it into law on March 23rd. This law was passed in response to the Charlotte City Council expanding the city's nondiscrimination policies to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Show More Summary

Business Class for Artists in Spruce Pine, NC at TRAC

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Jon Ellenbogen and Rebecca Plummer have been operating The Barking Spider Pottery in Penland for over 40 years. In this workshop, Jon will share his experience in running a small, successful business. The concepts and strategies he’ll...Show More Summary

May Clay Club: Special Ikebana program and critique opportunity

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

I wanted to post an advance notice about May Clay Club at Odyssey in Asheville. Dian Magie has coordinated with Lynn Forbes to provide a special presentation about Ikebana pots. The program is titled, "Ikebana pots, functional and aesthetic requirements." Lynn will also be providing an opportunity for a critique of Clay Clubbers' Ikebana pots. Show More Summary

Wolf in Sheep's clothing

It seems a while since I have made any totally new work but at last I feel I have cleared the decks enough to be allowed some proper creative play time. These are the first two of the new set of extruded frame pictures which I put together this week. Show More Summary

EZ Livin'

I used to have an EZ-Up. It was sort of my co-pilot, my sidekick, my compagnon de voyage. Together we traveled to art fairs in the Upper Midwest and around the country. It never had much to say, but it let me choose the music, and didn't shirk its job when the time came. Show More Summary

Sixth Annual Madison County Potters Market this Saturday

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The Sixth Annual Madison County Potters Market will be held this Saturday, April 2nd, from 9 am to 4 pm at historic Marshall High Studios. Visit www.pottersofmadisoncounty.com for more information.

How to Create Vibrant Surfaces with Layered Slips and Sgraffito

The clip below is excerpted from Handbuilding with Color and Texture, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore!  When you look at Lana Wilson’s layered slip and sgraffito surfaces for the first time, you probably find yourself...Show More Summary

Cutting and Layering Clay Slabs to Create Organic Texture

Jeremy Wallace used to throw and carve his textured pots, but he discovered that slab building them in layers gave him a more organic quality, which was the look he was after.In today’s post, an excerpt from the April 2016 Ceramics Monthly, Jeremy shares how he makes a textured slab-built cylinder. Show More Summary

Still on the road.....

I've been on the road nearly everyday since I got this job a month ago. It's fun, interesting, exhausting, challenging..... but I really need a few days at home to pack a house and move! Trying to buy a new house from the road has been to say the least, very stressful. Show More Summary

Pottery wheels for sale in Franklin, NC

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Cowee Pottery School in Franklin has wheels for sale. Here's the info from Maria Greene:Cowee Pottery School (CPS) has four old, working pottery wheels for sale "as is" for $100 a piece. We have two Shimpo's, one Skutt, and one Amaco. Show More Summary

Three Vases, Four Bottles

These are headed to the Center for Maine Craft, for a show in conjunction with Mug Season, a fundraiser for local arts programs put on by the Central Maine Clay Artists. The show will be up for the month of April; the opening is Saturday April 9th.I've been working non-stop all day and I still haven't gotten into the studio. Show More Summary

Less is More: Using Simple Pottery Forms as a Canvas for Playful Underglaze and Majolica Decoration

Courtney Murphy deftly combines two somewhat disparate influences in her work: simple, well-designed industrial objects, and folk art and children’s artwork. The result is forms that have a wonderful balance of playfulness and refinement.In...Show More Summary

K-12 Educator Workshop

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

We are looking forward to our annual K-12 Educator Workshop with Jennifer Hoolihan & Kelsey Sickmeyer. The workshop meets April 8-9, Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 9-4pm. Time to get creative and have fun while connecting and networking with other teaching professionals. Show More Summary

Masters Series Workshop with Shadow May at the Village Potters in Asheville this weekend

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The Village Potters has a great Master Series Workshop coming up this weekend with Shadow May. This is a great opportunity for all different types of potters at all different levels. There are some spaces still available for registrants - see the flyer and check the website: http://thevillagepotters.com/pottery-classes/masters-series/

Beyond the Basics: Tea bowls, cups and Yunomis (Promo)

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Hey potters, I have a new video on my website. It is the second introductory wheel throwing video! Thanks for sharing it for me!!

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