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Textures, Slabs, and Wheel with Zan Barnes at The Village Potters in Asheville

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The Village Potters Master Series: Textures, Slabs, and Wheel with Zan BarnesSaturday, June 4 at The Village Potters in AshevilleThis workshop is for every potter who loves the functional pot and wants to make excellent, unique work....Show More Summary

Make Custom Decorating Wheels with Furniture Casters

Rolling stamps are a really fun way to add texture to a piece. There are lots of commercial clay rollers out there in a wide variety of patterns, but making your own clay rollers gives you the opportunity to make your own mark.In this post, an excerpt from our free download Ceramic Decorating Tool Techniques:... Show More Summary

Island of the Long Beards

The latest extruded frame pictures assembled. They are designed to be wall mounted, and are therefore theatre, as in seen from the front and the side. In order to really get into the feel of the piece have to work on the whole, including the back, but it might be a pity to have the bottoms to the wall. Show More Summary

Shawn Ireland Exhibit at Haywood!

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HCC is honored to present an exhibition of North Carolina potter Shawn Ireland. Travel, Collect, Create: A Potter's Inspiration Shawn’s work & his collection of objects are both deeply influenced by his study and travels in many divergent cultures. Show More Summary

Four months.... two weeks

Its amazing what can happen in such a short period of time. I haven't seen Wesley in four months, seems like four lifetimes. But really a short time when you consider.... This photo might have been one of the last really happy days I have had in the past four months...... Show More Summary

Pottery Tour Giveaway

Trying a new incentive to bring visitors for the Maine Pottery Tour: all guests at my studio can enter to win this soda-fired lidded casserole dish. I'll have entry slip for people to fill out (suddenly realized: I can add them to my...Show More Summary

Bailey car kiln for sale in Pittsboro, North Carolina

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Jim Pringle has a kiln for sale in Pittsboro, North Carolina - here are the details from Jim:I have a 72 cu ft Bailey car kiln for sale. It was purchased around 1994 and used for about 12 years. Shelves and posts are included. There is rust on some of the sheet metal, but the fiber and fire bricks are in reasonably good shape. Show More Summary

Some Results From Firing No.3

Here is a video from a recent LIVE stream from the kiln shed! Firing No. 3 was a good one. Here is a snippet of some of that original Periscope streams. You can watch other stream in my archive on

Recap: April Clay Club at Odyssey ClayWorks

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A big thank you to Gabriel Kline and the Odyssey All Stars Flying Circus for an amazing demo-filled Clay Club at Odyssey ClayWorks!Gabriel started things off with an overview of the clay recycling program at Odyssey. Then he and Anja Bartels started their team throwing demo by throwing 25 pounds for the base of the pot together. Show More Summary

Question on Conversion

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I found a glaze I want to test, but I'm not sure how to interpret it. Does this mean percentages or weight? How do I go about converting this recipe into grams? G200 0.381 Barium Carbonate 0.19 EPK 0.096 Flint 0.095 Gillespie Borate 0.095 Zinc Oxide 0.094 Copper Carbonate 0.049. Show More Summary

Clayworks 10th Year Anniversary Symposium

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Clayworks in Charlotte, North Carolina, is holding a 10th year anniversary symposium. From the Facebook event page:Clayworks is celebrating its 10th year anniversary as an independent non-profit organization. Please join us for a weekend...Show More Summary

Upcoming pottery workshops at Tryon Arts and Crafts School

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Tryon Arts and Crafts SchoolUpcoming Pottery WorkshopsObvara Firing - an ancient Russian technique April 23with Tom BanfieldWhat do you think would happen if you took a red hot piece of your pottery directly from the kiln and plunged...Show More Summary

Holding on ....

My blogger friend Hazel (Handstorie) posted this little boat on her blog the other day, and for some reason it just reached out to me, the way art does. I feel just like that little boat. I feel so all alone on a raging sea and no one is sending out a rescue. Show More Summary

Clay Club tonight at Odyssey ClayWorks in Asheville

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Clay Club is tonight!Details:When: 6 pm tonightWhere: Odyssey ClayWorks in Asheville (see link below for directions).What: A showcase of the Odyssey clay recycling program and production line, followed by the Odyssey All Stars Flying...Show More Summary

Uncommon Impressions: Making Your Mark with Handmade Tools

There is something really special about using a tool you made on your work. Even the simplest of tools made with your own hands make marks that are uniquely yours. Kyla Toomey found that making simple tools enabled her to create a distinctive body of work that is unmistakably hers.If you are interested in making... Show More Summary

Don't Miss it! Craft Summit at Haywood!

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One day Craft Summit at Haywood!Wednesday, April 27, 2016 9:00am - 4:45PMA one day conference specifically designed to address the needs and challenges faced by current and prospective business owners - giving you the skills need to move forward.Featuring Cathey Bolton, Owner of Art on Depot Clay Studio!$20.00 registration fee -- includes

Elisa Helland Hansen Opens the Doors to her Spectacular Clay Studio

One day I will have a studio with high ceilings and walls of windows next to a fjord in Norway. At least that’s what I will keep telling myself. Elisa Helland Hansen doesn’t have to keep telling herself that; she’s living this exact dream!In today’s post, an excerpt from the April 2016 issue of Ceramics... Show More Summary

Summer Workshops At Odyssey ClayWorks

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Clay Clubbers from Yancey and Mitchell Counties.

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If any of you are coming to Asheville this week, and could find it on your heart to collect a lift chair from Gloria Schulman and bring it to my house, you will have done a very good act of loving kindness. Please let me know if it can be done. Thank you, Nelle Fastman Pingree

Free Clay! Come and Get it!

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We have stopped using Phoenix from Highwater clay because we've moved onto other clays. But we have 200 lbs. of boxed Phoenix clay that is still soft and 7 full 5 gallon buckets of perfectly good recycled wet Phoenix clay that is ready right now to spread out and get ready for using. Show More Summary

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