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Designs Gallery will be hosting the first joint exhibition north of the Border of work by slipware potters, Doug Fitch and myself starting Saturday 11th October. It is a collection of their best and most recent work on which they … Continue reading ?

Final Word (Aritist Run Amok) Carter Gillies

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

I think you nailed it when you described the differences between the small 'a' and capital 'A' artist, and I think that differentiation describes very much about what we are talking through. Your argument seems mostly directed against...Show More Summary

Artist Run Amok (final post)

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Obviously I haven’t communicated well so let me take another run at it. The question was Why can’t we just be called potters, painters, sculptors, etc.? Why does it seem everyone today want to be called an Artist? This was my contention. Show More Summary

Thanks Odyssey

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Team throwing by Gab and AnjaWanted to thank Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts for hosting the Clay Club last night. He had Demopalooza and a great pot luck!Thanks to Jillian Wolf for orchestrating everything and Gabriel Kline and his Residents for doing demos. Show More Summary

Small Reduction Kiln for Sale (Huntsville, AL)

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

For Sale Olympic Torchbearer Kiln model 2831G Portable gas updraft kiln, 11.67 cu.ft Never used, has 4 [propane] burners with ignition ring, safety shut offExcellent condition - good kiln for gas firing without expense of site built brick kiln. and manualList price $ 2750, selling for $ 1700 Location: Huntsville, ALFor more information contactursvan@comcast.net256-534-8281

Artist run amok (Response Carter Gilles)

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

I agree that some folks use the description 'artist' as a measure of prestige, but that usually has more to do with an art economy that thrives on the distinction between ordinary creativity and the 'special stuff' that apparently only 'real' artists produce. Show More Summary

Notes on Creativity

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Our conscious thoughts, wishes and fears are largely based upon what should have been; it seems to be the way we are conditioned. As a result we are mainly involved in a problem-solving cycle. Creativity in its core is not a problem solving driven attitude. Show More Summary

Artists run amok

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Have recently had web discussions on Art, artists and craft. I don't have time to really spend on this but is seems like an important topic that constantly goes astray.I always find that people want to call themselves "Artists". This is strange to me. Show More Summary

Soap, herbs, cheese, maters, chicks

Ok here we go. Thanks to Mercury my computer screen died and then flickered back to life. I'm going to get these pics up before it disappears again. I spent the morning putting all my pics on an external hard drive, just in case. Back...Show More Summary

A Review

I am honored by this fine review of my work.— Michael Kline (@Klineola) October 7, 2014

RIP Norm Schulman (Penland Tribute)

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The craft world, Penland School, and the Penland community lost a great artist, teacher, and friend with the passing of Norm Schulman on October 5, just a few weeks short of his ninetieth birthday. Norm began teaching at Penland in 1975, and he and his wife, Gloria, have lived near the school since 1984. Show More Summary

Technical difficulties

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Tracey Broome

I spent a good part of the day yesterday photographing my new soap batches to show you today. I was using a camera Gerry loaned me because my camera died. I don't know how to use that camera and every photo I shot looked like shite, so I won't be showing you because my soaps are beautiful and I love them and they deserve better. Show More Summary

Did I Mention Maine Craft Weekend?

This weekend, October 11th & 12th, is Maine Craft Weekend! Craft studios, galleries, and craft breweries are holding events for the public to visit, see what we do, and shop! My studio will be open Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 11-4, and,...Show More Summary

okay with okay

It's not a secret that I am prone to anxiety. This is how my anxiety works, and maybe yours too: Take something that is causing me discomfort or uneasiness, like slow sales or the California drought. Use that shred of doubt or uncertainty and spin out a scenario, usually a worst-case scenario, into the future. Show More Summary

Clay Club October 8, 2014 at Odyssey in Asheville NC

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The October Clay Club is going to be at Odyssey in Asheville NC on October 8 from 6- 8:30 p.m. and we are having about 8 demonstrators. Right now we have :Joey Sheehan,Terry Gess,Gabriel Kline, Anja Bartels, Nick Moen, Genevieve Van Zandt, Travis Winters,Lee Wolfe We will probably start the demos very close to 6 p.m. Show More Summary

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