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Workshop Handbook: Knowledge and Techniques for the Pottery Studio

Welcome to your workshop! Whether you’re a wheel thrower, a handbuilder, a glaze-testing geek, or all of the above, we’ve pulled together several ceramic projects and references you can use in your own studio. The articles in Workshop...Show More Summary

How to Make an Ordinary Lid Extraordinary

This clip was excerpted from Precision Throwing and Intricate Carving, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop!  If there is one thing I have learned from making DVDs with uber-talented artists over the last couple of years, it's to pay attention to all the details. Show More Summary

Bailey wheel, ware cart and more pottery equipment for sale in Linville, North Carolina

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here's the info from Kimbrell Frazier:I am selling the last of my equipment and parting with my much-loved wheel. You can see more pictures on my website.• BAILEY PRO X wheel with all the bells and whistles• BAILEY WARE CART with 26Show More Summary

Potter moving to Western North Carolina seeks work in exchange for kiln space

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here are the details from potter Cindy Gibson:There will be a new potter moving to the Brevard, NC area in mid-July who is looking to help out with anything and everything clay related involving wood, salt, or soda firings in exchange for kiln space. Show More Summary

Controversy surrounds Toe River Arts Council's decision to remove sculpture from exhibit

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

A sculpture by Melisa Cadell was removed from the Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) Studio Tour exhibit at the Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery. Apparently TRAC considered the piece too controversial for display. (I say apparently because I do not...Show More Summary

M.C. Richards exhibit and events at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

M.C. Richards, Centering: Life + Art, 100 Years is currently on exhibit at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) in downtown Asheville. From the website:Mary Caroline (M.C.) Richards (1916 – 1999) was born in Weiser, Idaho and grew up in Portland, Oregon. Show More Summary

A Case of the Blues: All You Ever Wanted to Know About Cobalt But Were Afraid to Ask

“Does this come in blue?” Probably every potter who has worked an art fair or festival has been asked this question at one time or another. So, many potters keep a trusty cobalt blue in their glaze arsenals at all times. Cobalt is an extremely powerful colorant that almost always produces an intense blue, but that’s... Show More Summary

Turning an Everyday Throw-Away Item into a Great Pot

When WangLing Chou was an international student, she developed a habit of traveling light and repurposing and reusing objects out of necessity. This habit made its way into her clay work as well. In today's post, an excerpt from the March/April 2014 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated, she shares how she repurposed plastic soda bottles as... Show More Summary

Recap: June Clay Club at Reems Creek Pottery

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Thank you Rachel Smith, Jim McDowell and everyone at Reems Creek Pottery for hosting an awesome Clay Club! Rachel told us a little of the history of the location of Reems Creek Pottery. (The space was once a wood drying kiln for Lane...Show More Summary

How to Make a Teapot Spout Fit Perfectly

Learning how to make ceramic teapots is a big milestone in any potter’s ceramic development. From handles to spouts, teapots have multiple components and getting them all to work together successfully is an exciting challenge for the budding ceramic artist.Today’s post will focus on one component only: the teapot spout. Show More Summary

Coming up: Raku, Seconds Sale

Saturday, June 25th 1 - 5, Raku Workshop at Portland Pottery. We'll be doing the American version, in which we place the glowing hot pots into combustible materials, then smother the flames to create strong post-firing reduction atmospheres. Show More Summary

Shabby Chic Mug

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

This mug has been through many many firings since my last post! The first fire was to bisque fire. Next I coated with a clear glaze and fired again in my small test kiln. The clear glaze crawled horribly. I do not have the words for the sad emotions that went through me when I picked this up out of the kiln. Show More Summary

spring open studio

My friends, I'll be opening my studio this Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. I'll be clearing my studio, so u p to 70% off seconds, samples, randoms, orphans, and experiments. Plenty of first-rate work and one-of-a-kinds. Hope to see you this weekend! Here is more info on Facebook, and on my website. Mention you are a blog reader for 15% off full-priced work.

Adam Field Shows How to Make an Ordinary Lid Extraordinary

This clip was excerpted from Precision Throwing and Intricate Carving, which is part of the Advanced Throwing & Decorating Collection in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop!  If there is one thing I have learned from making DVDs with uber-talented artists over the last couple of years, it's to pay attention to all the details. Show More Summary

Advanced Throwing & Decorating Collection

Get throwing & decorating help from 3 top instructors at one incredible price!Once you have mastered the basics of throwing – cylinders, bowls, mugs – chances are you will be itching to move on to more complex forms like pitchers, jars, and platters. Show More Summary

Advanced Throwing Collection

Get throwing help from 3 top instructors at one incredible price!Once you have mastered the basics of throwing – cylinders, bowls, mugs – chances are you will be itching to move on to more complex forms like pitchers, jars, and platters. Show More Summary

Clay Club tomorrow (June 8th) in Weaverville!

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Clay Club is tomorrow!Details:When: 6 pm Wednesday, June 8thWhere: Reems Creek Pottery in Weaverville (see link below for directions). Weaverville is only a short drive from Asheville and is closer to Spruce Pine and Burnsville than Asheville.What: Rachel Smith will share some of the business decisions that were made to start the studio. Show More Summary

ProPanels for sale in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Rebecca Holbrook is selling her ProPanels. Here's the info, provided by Rebecca:Bought in 2013. Used very little. New condition. I've included photos of the actual panels in use, the order slip to show all pieces available and a photo from the website. Show More Summary

How to Handbuild Using Molded Sections

We’ve posted a lot of handbuilding techniques on CAD that utilize various types of slump molds or hump molds. From plaster, to plastic, to bisque fired clay molds, there are lots of options for what kind of mold to use. But no matter what kind of mold you use, there is no rule that says... Show More Summary

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 you can customize the image. Graffito Paper, as it's called, is kind of like the clay world's equivalent to carbon paper. Show More Summary

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