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Tool and Surplus Craft Sale at Tryon Arts and Crafts School

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Tryon Arts and Crafts School is holding a tool and surplus craft sale on Saturday, April 30th. From the email sent by Tryon Arts and Crafts School (thanks to Anita Walling for sharing it):Save the DateHuge Tool and Surplus Craft SaleOn...Show More Summary

Prayers are answered in the strangest ways

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Tracey Broome

I took some stuff to Seagrove Sunday for my pal Meredith to share with her grandkids. Mostly Wesley's old Barbie stuff and a chair my daddy made when I was a little girl. It was a beautiful drive, gave me time to ponder the situation we find ourselves in.There is a Methodist chapel on the way to her house. Show More Summary

Five Low Fire Alkaline Glaze Recipes

Tiles from left to right: Matte Glaze, Bright Glaze I, Bright Glaze II, each with 3% copper carbonate.Alkaline glazes are popular low-fire ceramic glazes that can create bright beautiful colors without lead. As with a lot of low-firing glazes, they are a bit on the soft side, so testing must be done for food surfaces,... Show More Summary

Underglaze Users Guide: How to Use Ceramic Underglazes to Add Color and Graphic Interest in Your Pottery Projects

Underglazes are basically clay-based materials with ceramic stains and metallic oxides added to create a full spectrum of color in your work. They’re the fastest, easiest, and most dependable way for you to add pizzazz to your pottery or sculptures for just an accent or an entire surface treatment. Show More Summary

All is well..... Sort of

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Tracey Broome

My beautiful child sent me this photo yesterday. We had a long talk on the phone. It's been months since I have seen her, but her voice brightens my day. This little shrine she has created just tells me all is right with my world no matter what happens. Show More Summary

EZ Up Bait & Switch: A Mini Rant

SHIPPING METHOD FedEx Express Saver Delivers : 4/14/2016 $87.03 2nd Day Delivers : 4/13/2016 $115.43 Standard Overnight Delivers : 4/12/2016 $129.96 Priority Overnight Delivers : 4/12/2016 $132.42 First Overnight Delivers : 4/12/2016 $457.94 Do you see a "free shipping" option there? No, neither do I. Show More Summary

Goodbye house....

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Tracey Broome

The buyers terminated their contract on our house today, so we can't buy our dream house.....I knew if I got excited about this house I would lose it, and for just one day I let myself actually think we would move in, we started packing and then poof, Assholes destroyed our happiness.We are beyond devastated, I can hardly breathe I am so numb. Show More Summary

2016 Maine Pottery Tour

Three weeks, less a bit, until the 2016 Maine Pottery Tour! This year it's a bit early - April 30 - May 1 - to avoid conflict with Mother's Day weekend. I was actually fine with Mother's Day weekend, but then I am not a mother. My Mom is, though, and she has Opinions. Show More Summary

April Clay Club at Odyssey ClayWorks in Asheville

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

April Clay Club will be next Wednesday, April 13th, at 6 pm at Odyssey ClayWorks in Asheville. Thank you to Odyssey Director Gabriel Kline and everyone at Odyssey for hosting us! Here's what Gabriel says about the program:"We are going...Show More Summary

Low-Fire Glazes and Special Projects

High ExcitementLow Temperature!These days, a great number of creative and talented ceramic artists are pushing the limits of what is possible at the lower temperature ranges. They have tested extensively to find the right fluxes to get...Show More Summary

The Tidbits

Often, when you attend a workshop or lecture, the best thing you learn is not necessarily the topic of the presentation. I call these little gems "tidbits," and I learned a great one at NCECA.I was watching George Rodriguez in the Process Room - George makes these sculptural pieces that are just encrusted with springs. Show More Summary

Applications now being accepted for Potters of the Blue Ridge juried show

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Potters of the Blue Ridge is pleased to announce it's upcoming juried show, "Blue Ridge Plates and Platters." This show will be featured in the center of Doe Ridge Pottery in Boone, NC, from August 5th through August 14th, 2016.Applications will be accepted through May 13th, 2016. Show More Summary

Opening event at In Tandem Gallery in Bakersville this Saturday, April 9th

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

In Tandem Gallery in Bakersville is now open! The gallery carries a unique and beautiful selection of ceramics and jewelry from all over America.Gallery owner Silvia Ferrari-Palmer is holding a special opening event with refreshments this Saturday, April 9th, at 4 in the afternoon. Show More Summary

Odyssey Co-Op Gallery is taking applications for sculptors of Western North Carolina

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Odyssey Co-Op Gallery is taking applications for sculptors of Western North Carolina. Contact Di Gillispie for details.tilemaker_di@yahoo.com

Do you want to make better pots? Haywood Professional Crafts Progarm!

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Great Program - great price - great teacher! • 1-year & 2-year courses of study -- all skill levels welcome • Individual studio spaces -- one-on-one instruction • Affordable tuition -- scholarships & financial aid available • Soda, wood,...Show More Summary

Ultimate Image Transfer Collection

Longing for more interesting surfaces? Image transfer is the ticket! From screen printing to decals to stencils, our Ultimate Image Transfer Collection includes a variety of techniques guaranteed to spruce up your surfaces.For a limited...Show More Summary

Video: Make Surfaces that Pop!

This clip was excerpted from Form, Pattern and Underglaze: Wheel Throwing and Decoration, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop!  Screen printing on clay is one of my favorite ceramic decorating techniques. And using paper stencils and underglaze is right up there with it. Show More Summary

Bullies

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Tracey Broome

There is a possibility we could lose yet another house. Can you believe this? Our buyer's realtor has bullied us from the moment she stepped through our door, making demands and sending snarky emails and the buyers have nickeled and dimed us to death. Show More Summary

Artists and arts organizations respond to House Bill 2

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The North Carolina legislature passed House Bill 2 (HB2) and the governor signed it into law on March 23rd. This law was passed in response to the Charlotte City Council expanding the city's nondiscrimination policies to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Show More Summary

Business Class for Artists in Spruce Pine, NC at TRAC

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Jon Ellenbogen and Rebecca Plummer have been operating The Barking Spider Pottery in Penland for over 40 years. In this workshop, Jon will share his experience in running a small, successful business. The concepts and strategies he’ll...Show More Summary

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