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Artist Q&A: Meet Jack Troy

Ceramics Monthly: When you were teaching at Juniata College, was there a time when learning and teaching interfaced so you couldn’t tell one from the other?Jack Troy: Many beginning assignments aren’t pottery-related and call on the students to use the material to explore personal experience. Show More Summary

Laguna B Mix Cone 10 Casting Slip

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I have an unused (although very dusty) 50 pound box of Laguna BMix casting slip (Cone 10, dry) available to anyone who would like it. Contact Pick up is in the River Arts District.

Tour d'Art in downtown Morganton on April 27th

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Thanks to our April Clay Club hosts at West Union Art Studios for the heads-up about this event! The Tour d'Art in downtown Morganton runs from 5-8 pm next Thursday, April 27th.Enjoy a creative stroll to explore downtown Morganton'sShow More Summary

Contemporary Clay: A Survey of Contemporary American Ceramics Symposium Rebroadcast

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The Contemporary Clay Symposium was held in October, 2016, at Western Carolina University. The live symposium rebroadcast is scheduled for Friday, April 28, 2017. Watch online or at any of a number of host sites, including Western Carolina...Show More Summary

Not Remotely Pottery Related, but

,,,I made a new t-shirt! I took the photo last summer while delivering ware to Handworks, a gallery in Blue Hill, Maine. Doug came with me and we decided to make a day of it.We visited Blue Hill Falls, which changes direction when the tide comes in or goes out. Show More Summary

How and Why to Use a Kiln Vent

A direct kiln vent that draws air out of the kiln itself is shown. Holes in the kiln lid let air in to replace than being withdrawn. Room air is also drawn into the vent duct. That air enters through holes in the cup under the kiln, and mixes with the kiln vapors, keeping the... Read More » The post How and Why to Use a Kiln Vent appeared first on Ceramic Arts Daily.

Pop Goes the Slip! Charlie and Linda Riggs’ Naked Raku Technique

Naked raku gets its racy name because during the process of firing, the outer shell of slip that was applied falls off revealing the “naked” surface of the pot underneath. Charlie and Linda Riggs get some beautiful results from this technique. Show More Summary

Professional Craft Artist Summit at Haywood Community College on April 26th

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Here are the details from the Haywood Community College website:Haywood Community College’s Small Business Center will hold a Professional Craft Artist Summit, “Crafting Your Success,” Wednesday, April 26, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in...Show More Summary

In the Potter’s Kitchen

NEW RELEASE! Do you even know any potters who don't cook? Wouldn't it be great if there were a pottery design, technique, and glaze recipe book put together with a food recipe book? Well now there is! Each chapter includes an overview...Show More Summary

Form, Pattern and Underglaze: Wheel Throwing and Decoration

In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Meredith Host shares her techniques for creating wheel-thrown pottery to which she adds colorful underglaze decoration. Meredith throws several of her forms, explaining tips for success with each one. Show More Summary

Design for the Soft Surface

In this edition of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Ben Carter shares his methods for integrating surface design with altered wheel-thrown and handbuilt pottery. Referencing pillows, tufted furniture, and quilts, CarterShow More Summary

Layers of Color

NEW RELEASE - Now Shipping! Or You Can Get the Downloadable Version Today! In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Andrew Gilliatt demonstrates his methods for creating awesome functional forms with molds and casting slips as he takes us off the beaten path of mainstream studio ceramics. Show More Summary

A New Squeeze: Old Glue Bottles Make Great Clay Studio Tools

I love when people come up with nifty new uses for things that might otherwise be throw-away items. Today we bring you a tip for just such a handmade gadget for slipping and scoring. Paveen Chunhaswasdikul of Gadsden, Alabama, repurposed an empty glue bottle to come up with this all-in-one tool to use when adjoining... Show More Summary

How to Make a Teapot With an Infuser for Loose Leaf Teas

Potter Clay Cunningham has become quite the tea connoisseur at a tea shop in his town. So he started to think about making teapots for loose leaf tea, as it is served at the tea shop. He spoke with the owner who then commissioned him to make teapots to use in the shop.In today's post,... Show More Summary

Blue Ridge Craft Trails of Western North Carolina project launched

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I posted back in December about the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina awarding a grant to the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area (BRNHA) to help launch the Blue Ridge Craft Trails. The trails will be a digital updating of the “Craft Heritage Trails of Western North Carolina” guidebooks published by Handmade in America. Show More Summary

Super Quick Terra Sigillata Plus Feather and Horsehair Raku Firing

This clip was excerpted from Raku Firing: Expanding the Potential of the Raku Kiln, which is 40% OFF in the Ceramic Arts Shop until April 21, 2017 at 7 am EDT! Using horsehair and feathers in raku firing yields incredible marks that can't be created in any other type of firing. Show More Summary

Recap: April Clay Club with Kim Ellington at West Union Art Studios in Morganton

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We had a great Clay Club in Morganton! Thanks to Briana Blackwelder for organizing it; to Adam and Molly Mackay and everyone at West Union Art Studios for hosting us; and to Kim Ellington for talking with us about Catawba Valley Pottery.West Union Art Studios is a terrific group studio in downtown Morganton. Show More Summary

Raku Firing — Expanding the Potential of the Raku Kiln

In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Marcia Selsor draws from her extensive experience with raku firing to show a variety of techniques that can easily be done in any raku kiln. She starts out with the basics of raku, covering equipment, safety, and suitable clays and glazes for the process.... Show More Summary

Emerging Ceramic Artists: Pottery and Ceramic Sculpture by Up-and-Coming Contemporary Ceramic Artists

Free PDF download!With so much incredible contemporary ceramic art being created today, it becomes difficult to keep up with new, up-and-coming ceramic artists. To help keep you abreast of all the great contemporary ceramic art being made by emerging artists, the editors of Ceramics Monthly have put together a juried collection of some of the... Show More Summary

Northern Clay Center artist opportunities

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John Britt shared this information about Northern Clay Center artist opportunities. NCC is located in Minneapolis, but these opportunities are open to artists outside of Minnesota. Deadline is this Friday, April 14th.-Four emerging artists positions, one year, firing/materials stipend, representation in newsletter/sales gallery/NCECA Expo. Show More Summary

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