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Extruded vases and a Long Lost tool

Two of the things I have been working on over the last weeks have been a extruded vases and long dishes.The most successful of these will be going to an exhibition at Leeds Craft and Design Gallery next week, entitled "Figure That'.Once I have made the die the initial extrusions are comparatively straightforward to make. Show More Summary

Might Take a Train, Might Take a Plane

...but if I have to walk, I'm gonna go there just the same. Just got some exciting news: I've been selected to be a demonstrator in the Process Room at the 2016 NCECA conference in Kansas City! The Process Room features artists doing...Show More Summary

HELP Support TRAC in Mitchell County by simply voting YES

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

We need your help! The Town of Spruce Pine recently voted to reduce our funding from $6,000 to $3,500. Denise gave a nice interview for an article published Monday, and the editorial staff added a "to the point" positive view of TRAC's worth in our community on the op ed page. Show More Summary

Clay FOR SALE - Near ASHEVILLE NC

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Lisa Claque clay for sale. Over 350lbs for just $100! (Cheaper than the ton price). It's a very white, groggy clay that is great for sculpting. Can go to cone 3.Call Tacy at 828-775-4624 In Weaverville, NC. Thanks!Thank you,!www.tacyapostolik.com828-775-4624

the cost, the price

I'm in recovery mode from the Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival. It's always a good show for me and this year was no exception, though Sunday was one of the worst days ever. So it was way out of balance-- Saturday was excellent, Sunday was not-excellent. Show More Summary

Brush Making Workshop With Joe Campbell

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Learn all about brush making and decorating the ceramic surface in this hands-on workshop. Join Joe Campbell as he shows you how to make and use beautiful brushes for underglaze, slips, and glazes. Workshop participants will create unique,...Show More Summary

Aging..... pain.....

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Tracey Broome

I have been feeling my age this past couple of months. I'm struggling with excruciating pain in my left arm, and being left handed, this has not been very pleasant. The pain started in my upper arm and I supposed it was bursitis or just one of the many joys of being over 50. Show More Summary

Peek At My Upcoming Auctions on Ceramic Art Bead Market

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

Here is a collage of some upcoming auctions I hope to make over at Ceramic Art Bead Market. I have the photos all done, I am just working on the descriptions at the moment. Tonight after 9 pm I am going to tally up all the entries for the bead giveaway and announce over there who is the winner. Show More Summary

New pots!

Sorry to go dark for so long - several of you have emailed me to see if I'm okay, since my last post was about depression, among other things. Thank you for your kindness. I am okay - wouldn't exactly say I've got my groove back, which...Show More Summary

Hot Damn!

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Tracey Broome

The rebel flag is coming down in South Carolina. Now we can breathe easy. There won't be any more senseless shootings, no more hatred, no more racism, no need for gun control, no need to give our kids psychotropic drugs, and we will now all live in peace with love in our hearts. Show More Summary

Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival-- this weekend!

The Palo Alto show is this weekend. Usually, I go into a fever about 6 weeks before the show. I stop taking care of myself, I cancel all social engagements, and I start drinking even more wine so I can focus on making stuff. It sounds like a mental illness, doesn't it?This year, I did a 3-day getaway to the mountains with a friend LAST WEEK. Show More Summary

Video from the July Clay Club live streaming experiment

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

If you missed last night's Clay Club in person and didn't catch the live stream either, Michael Kline used Katch to save some of the live streaming - check out the videos here:

Manna Empty Bowls - looking for donations

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

A few quick things about our organization; MANNA supplies food to well over 200 partner organizations such as shelters, schools, and food pantries throughout 16 counties of WNC. Every dollar raised from your donation can help create up to three meals for the hungry in our area. Show More Summary

Recap: July Clay Club at John Britt Pottery

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Super Clay Club demo-palooza at John Britt's studio last night! John demonstrated folded/cut bowls and several ways to make double-walled pots, and Michael Kline demonstrated swirl ware. We tried to live-stream the proceedings with Meerkat...Show More Summary

Cobalt Blue Delicate Scrolls

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

I have been attempting a glaze match for a couple of years for my Cobalt Blue Delicate Scroll beads that appeared in the book "Bohemian Inspired Jewelry". The bead that is the second from the left is the original. The third and fourth from the left are previous attempts. Show More Summary

We're livestreaming Clay Club tonight!

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

We're live-streaming Clay Club tonight -go to mrk.tv/1Cpu0M3 to join in! In 1 hour: NC Clay Club live demonstration #meerkat http://t.co/enKFjxpHIj — Michael Kline (@KLINEola) July 8, 2015

The Three Little Pigs

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

My granddaughter is somewhat obsessed with this story...so I am too. Here are the famous little ones along with the mama pig AND the Big Bad Wolf ! Mama Pig started the entire story by deciding it was time for her three piggy sons to move out...while she gave them good advice, only one followed it. Show More Summary

Clay Club tonight at John Britt Pottery near Penland

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Clay Club is tonight!Details:When: 6 pm tonightWhat: Demo-palooza!Where: John Britt Pottery near Penland (see link below for directions)We will have the usual potluck, so bring food to share. Clay Club is BYOB, so bring drink, too.Directions and more details here: http://ncclayclub.blogspot.com/2015/07/july-clay-club-at-john-britt-pottery.htmlSee you tonight!

Free display in Spruce Pine

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Free displayMust take allCall Jim Sockwell at 828-329-9807

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