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Cousins in Clay this weekend

3 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

From the Cousins in Clay website:You are invited to visit with the "Cousins in Clay - Mountains" for their 7th annual Show and Sale of contemporary art pottery. The event takes place under the mighty oaks on the breezy ridge near the Kline Pottery in the mountain town of Bakersville, NC. Show More Summary

Throw, Cut, and Paste: Creating Distinctive Vibrant Forms

Potter Joan Bruneau wanted a little more lift from her thrown vase forms, but pesky old gravity was keeping the bottoms looking static. So she started to think of other  … The post Throw, Cut, and Paste: Creating Distinctive Vibrant Forms appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

How to Sculpt Mammal Heads in Clay

As both an animal lover and a clay lover (not to mention a big fan of the lovely Lisa Naples), I really enjoyed Lisa's Narrative Animal Sculpture video.  … The post How to Sculpt Mammal Heads in Clay appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Digin' Pots this weekend

3 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

LABOR DAY WEEKEND... Sept 2nd and 3rd Digin' Pots Home Sale 10:00AM - 5:00PMLinda McFarling - Shane Mickey - Courtney Martin - John Geci Enjoy the weekend in the mountains and discover pieces for everyday use or that special place in your home. Show More Summary

Artist Q&A: Meet Narumi Ii

Ceramic Arts Network: What is your pricing strategy with your work? Narumi Ii: I make very detailed Nerikomi porcelain pieces. Due to the nature of the technique I apply which takes such  … The post Artist Q&A: Meet Narumi Ii appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Western North Carolina potter seeks kiln lid

3 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Jim Mcdowell is looking for a 23 inch lid for an L & L kiln. Jim is located in Weaverville and is willing to drive an hour or more. Have a lid or ideas on how to find one? Contact Jim at jim@blackpotter.com.

Sweet ’n Salty Pots

4 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Gay Smith, Ronan Peterson, and Teresa PietschINVITE YOU TO JOIN USfor ourNew Pottery Sale!Sweet ’n Salty PotsLabor Day Weekend 2017Sat. Sept. 2: 10-6.Sun. Sept. 3: 10-5.on Penland CampusRidgway BuildingLucy Morgan LaneRight across from...Show More Summary

A Creative Oasis for Developmentally Disabled Adults

For more than 40 years, a community of developmentally disabled artists working together at a non-profit in Oakland, California, has been shattering stereotypes by creating in-demand artwork that helps them  … The post A Creative Oasis for Developmentally Disabled Adults appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Making Simple Molds for Slabware

  My son starts fourth grade this year (how could that possibly be?!), so the rapid pace at which this summer is flew by is on my mind quite a bit.  … The post Making Simple Molds for Slabware appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Experiments in Peach Bloom: Extensive Testing Reveals Secrets of an Elusive Ceramic Glaze

Peach Bloom glazes (aptly named since they look like ripening fruit) are some of the most delicate and beautiful glazes around, as you can see in the photo to the  … The post Experiments in Peach Bloom: Extensive Testing Reveals Secrets of an Elusive Ceramic Glaze appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

The Smell of the Crowd

The crowd actually smelled pretty good yesterday at the Portland Fine Craft Show. It was a hell of a long day - I had to get up around 4 in order to be in Portland in time to set up for the show. We got a great day though, low 70s & dry.The night before I remembered around 8 pm that we would be on asphalt - no way to stake the tent. Show More Summary

RAKU EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

4 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Used once, stored indoors $300 for all or items priced individually: 19 Soft fire brick $30 27 Hard fire brick $80 2 raku tongs, w/o teeth $50 1 pair Kevlar raku gloves $20 1 Ward single burner $120 1 Trash can kiln lined with Kaowool $10 2 small galvanized trash cans $5 Located in Weaverville/N Asheville Diane Puckett 828-713-4195 or dianepuckett@gmail.com

Final listening session for the Blue Ridge Craft Trails on August 31st in Asheville

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area has been holding listening sessions around Western North Carolina as part of the Blue Ridge Craft Trails project. This project is envisioned as an updating of HandMade in America’s Craft Heritage Trails of Western North Carolina guidebooks. Show More Summary

Super Quick Terra Sig Plus Horsehair and Feather Raku

Using horsehair and feathers in raku firing yields incredible marks that can't be created in any other type of firing. But for optimal results in horsehair and feather raku, you  … The post Super Quick Terra Sig Plus Horsehair and Feather Raku appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Laying a Foundation for Layered Surfaces with Ceramic Engobes and Etching

To create surfaces with depth, it can be helpful to start applying decoration in the greenware stage. Colleen Riley does this as much as possible because she likes to have  … The post Laying a Foundation for Layered Surfaces with Ceramic Engobes and Etching appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

How to Make a Stopperless Salt and Pepper Shaker on the Pottery Wheel

Most ceramic salt and pepper shakers require a stopper of some sort – usually cork – to keep the contents in. But there is a way to make them without stoppers.  … The post How to Make a Stopperless Salt and Pepper Shaker on the Pottery Wheel appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Applying Colored Slips to a Plaster Mold Before Slipcasting For Surface Pattern

I first saw the work of Peter Pincus when I juried the Potters Council Members Exhibition in 2012. This large bowl with a brightly colored striped surface fit the exhibition’s  … The post Applying Colored Slips to a Plaster Mold Before Slipcasting For Surface Pattern appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Carbon Copy: Transfer Paper Makes it Easy to Transfer Customized Underglaze Images

From screenprinting to decals, there are many ways to transfer imagery onto pottery. There’s a nifty commercial product out now, which acts kind of like a rice paper decal, only  … The post Carbon Copy: Transfer Paper Makes it Easy to Transfer Customized Underglaze Images appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Recycling Clay: Tips for Collecting, Storing, Reclaiming and Reprocessing Your Clay Scraps

We all end up with clay scraps when making pottery, and because this happens at various stages in the cycle, we need a way to bring all of that clay  … The post Recycling Clay: Tips for Collecting, Storing, Reclaiming and Reprocessing Your Clay Scraps appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Guide Offers Business Advice for Artists

So, you’ve done all the hard work building your skills and developing an impressive body of work, but knowing how to turn your beautiful creations into a sustainable business, is  … The post Guide Offers Business Advice for Artists appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

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