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Bowl of Cuties

Though most of the pots out of my last firing had places to be before I could even get photos of them, I did score a bunch of minis that made me very happy. These tiny pots are what I make when I've been throwing off the hump, and the last bit of the hump isn't big enough to make one of whatever-I've-been-making. Show More Summary

Appalachian Terroir and Crimson Laurel Gallery signs taken down

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The Appalachian Terroir and Crimson Laurel signs are now gone from the businesses’ property in Micaville. You can see the empty wooden sign framework to the right of the building in this image: Here’s what the signs looked like (from...Show More Summary

Creative Idea Helps a Potter Get Through School and Start a Ceramic Business

Supporting oneself as an artist is not exactly easy. In fact, ceramic artists are the hardest working people I know. It takes a whole lot of motivation and sacrifice to get a ceramic business off the ground. Clever marketing strategies don’t hurt either!If you’ve been brainstorming ceramic business ideas or have been looking for advice... Show More Summary

Soap's Up!

Making soap is like making pots in a couple of ways. One, it feels like a marriage of science and art. And two, it involves a fair amount of patience.With clay, the wait involves drying and firing. With soap the wait is all about the lye and fats doing their chemical dance, sapoinfying their little hearts out. Show More Summary

Asheville Citizen-Times: How does an artist afford Asheville?

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

top photo: Sarah Wells Rolland doing a demo at The Village Potters Lori Theriault giving a tour of The Village Potters The front page story in Sunday’s Asheville Citizen-Times asks, “How does an artist afford Asheville?” The writer,Show More Summary

Spring Projects

Though the bitter cold is insisting that winter has much fight left in it, nevertheless it is time to be preparing for spring projects. In addition to orders, I'm getting the ball rolling on two big events: Mug Season, and the Maine Pottery Tour.Mug Season is coming up first: an annual fundraiser in conjunction with local coffee shops. Show More Summary

March Clay Club recap: Kazegama kiln opening at The Village Potters

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Thanks to The Village Potters for hosting Clay Club! It was really cool to be there for the opening of their Kazegama kiln.George Rolland built the kiln and told us about it. It's based on a design by Steve Davis (check out Steve’s website,, for lots of photos and info about the design, including building and firing it). Show More Summary

Sights & Ceramics: Portland

Download your copy of Sights & Ceramics Portland!As a companion to the 2017 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference in Portland, Oregon, the editors of Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated put together this 80-page guide that highlights all Portland has to offer from a ceramics perspective. Show More Summary

Elevating the Handmade with Julia Galloway

Sneak a peek!  In this video, Julia Galloway shares a wide variety of her inventive throwing and handbuilding techniques, her beautiful surface techniques, and so much more! Julia covers five of her signature forms from start to finish, plus several approaches to creating narrative surfaces with text, imagery, slip, and glaze. Show More Summary

How to make a salt and pepper cellar from one wheel-thrown cylinder

This clip was excerpted from Elevating the Handmade with Julia Galloway, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! Start with a wheel thrown base, end up with a two-chambered pot!Salt and pepper shakers are a popular project for ceramic artists and they can be a lot of fun too because of the challenge of making... Show More Summary

I'm teaching a class

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

There are only three spots left!!! Please sign up! We are pleased to announce a new class, with instructor, Tria Turrou: Discovering the clay surfaceMonday evenings 6-9 pm 3/20 - 4/24 In this class, we will explore the surface of the pot, and its potential. Show More Summary

Lockerbie kick wheel for sale in Brevard, North Carolina

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here are the details from Stuart Howe in Brevard, NC:It is a Lockerbie model K. It is super smooth and a great kick wheel, it just isn't getting enough use and am hoping to find it a better home! I am looking to sell it for $350. If folks want to get in touch or come take a look they can reach me at or 704-641-7936.

Gendered Clay Lecture & Potluck

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

With Mac McCusker, Taylor Robenalt and Nick Moen Come out to Odyssey Clayworks on Sunday evening and listen to three artists talk about how gender affects their lives and the work they create in the studio. Mac McCusker, Taylor Robenalt,...Show More Summary

Slab roller and clay mixer for sale in Waynesville, North Carolina

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

John Nickerson, a potter in Waynesville NC, has two items for sale:A Bailey slab roller, 30 inches wide by 8ft 4 " long. It is brand new, never been used. 800 dollars.A Soldner clay mixer that mixes 350 lbs of clay, has a 3 phase motor on it. It is brand new and never been used. 4 thousand dollars. Contact John at 828-550-6748.

Five Great Ceramic Glazing Techniques: From Crystals to Majolica (Maiolica), a Guide to Beautiful Glaze Surfaces

Free PDF download!Trying out new glazing techniques is always exciting because you don’t know quite where you’ll end up -- even a mistake could hold a pleasant surprise! If you’d like to try something new, then one or all of these great glazing techniques may be just what you need. Show More Summary

Artist Q & A: Meet Mariana Baquero

Editors: What made you switch from a career in law to working with clay?Mariana Baquero: I worked as a lawyer for almost six years at a couple of large law firms in New York City, and while the work was intellectually challenging and my colleagues were comfortably collegial, I felt something was missing in my... Show More Summary

Instant Damp Cabinets: An Easy Way to Dry Your Pottery Slowly

There is nothing worse than losing a bunch of work because it dried out too much before you could get back to work on the next step. I can't count high enough to tell you how many times this has happened to me! Plastic bags are great at slowing down the drying process, but they... Show More Summary

Clay Club on Wednesday in Asheville!

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Clay Club is tomorrow at The Village Potters in Asheville!Details:When: 6-8 pm on Wednesday, March 8What: Kazegama kiln opening!We will have the usual potluck, so bring food to share. Clay Club is BYOB, so bring drink, too.Mitchell/Yancey...Show More Summary

Using Ceramic Sculpture to Start a Dialog

Figures/busts from the “Color Theory” exhibition. From left to right: He’s cool but he doesn’t really act black; The Crossroads; The Blue Wall; I can’t let you in the club with that hat bro; How do I fit into this?; About the best we can do for ya; The Threat. Show More Summary

Dishes and Jars

Allie had been able to help out a couple of days lately. It's great to have two for the extruded ware, one to push and one to pull. The trouble with extruding is that it is always tempting to get a bigger batch of work started than is possible to work on in one go. Show More Summary

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