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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

Last chance to register STORIED POTS with Emily Reason

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

July 20-24. At the Bascom in Highlands, NC In this workshop we’ll tap in to our personal stories to create engaging pots. Wheel throwing and hand building techniques as well as quality craftsmanship will be emphasized. Open to all skill levels. More info here

Come Celebrate With Me

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

I had a bit of a tease yesterday on my facebook page regarding these beads.They are especially chosen from the batch that came out of the kiln yesterday.Today, July 7th, marks 4 years since my very last radiation treatment.My cancer was removed by surgery and as a precaution, I had 25 radiation treatments and 2 rounds of chemotherapy. Show More Summary

Skutt Kiln Replacement Elements For Sale - Half Price

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

5 sets of BRAND NEW Skutt Elements - in original packaging Replacement elements for models: 1022, 231 or 235 240 volt single or 3 phase Center Elements Retail: $50.000 eachFor sale: $25.00 eachtgess@mitchell.main.nc.us828 467 0166

Bead Load in Big Kiln

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

These are all the beads which came out of my big kiln this morning. It took about an hour to remove them from the rods and sort them onto this tray. Beside the tray are the rods...lots and lots of rods!

Pottery Equipment for Sale

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Lapsed potter turned gallery owner needs to sell much-loved pottery equipment. Bailey 18C Studio Deluxe Downdraft Kiln $8000Includes, shelves, furniture, pyrometer and multimeter Kiln modifications done by Ian Craven: arch top and front extended 6". Show More Summary

July Clay Club at John Britt Pottery near Penland

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

July Clay Club will take place this Wednesday, July 8, at 6 pm at John Britt Pottery near Penland. (Thanks, John!) John will be holding a demo-palooza. If you have something you'd like to demo (we're talking a short 5-10 minute demo), let John know. Show More Summary

July 8 Clay Club

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Anyone in Asheville want to host Clay Club July 8, 2015??We have had it in Mitchell County/Bakersville/Spruce Pine a lot but can't find any hosts in Asheville.Let me or Amy know.johnbrittpottery@gmail.comamywallerpottery@gmail.com

Pottery Studio Stuff FOR SALE Asheville NC

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Moving out of state sale!! Misc. tools?Shimpo adjustable stoolShimpo adjustable stool $3024" wonderbats24" wonder bats, $15 each or 2 for$25Extremely sturdy locally made worktable. 36" high by 72" long by 30" deep. Strong enough to throw slabs onHandmade work table, 36" high by 72" long by 30" deep. Show More Summary

Bye kiln.....

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Tracey Broome

Bye my friend. What a ride you took me on for six years!If you want a good kiln, this one is up on Craiglist now.......so long palxo

200 Mug Challenge: Fire Your Mug in Our Kiln!!

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Have you heard that we're building a Kazegama Wind Kiln? We are, and we are in the final days of our Kickstarter to help fund it. Last week, we announced our 200 Mug Challenge - we're making 200 mugs for one of the first firings, and if we get 200 donations at the $60 mug level, we'll have the kiln built. Show More Summary

HandMade in America is closing

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Sad news: HandMade in America is closing its doors. Here's the press release:The Future of HandMade in AmericaHandMade in America (HIA) will be closing its doors on July 31, 2015 after 20 years of service. However, HIA’s programs may continue to grow through other nonprofit organizations that serve the Western North Carolina (WNC) region. Show More Summary

Run towards the unknown daylight

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Tracey Broome

Clay....... what a mysterious thing it is. What an addiction......... Today I went into my studio and started packing it all up. Overwhelming sadness took hold of me.My studio is full of ten years........ glaze test tiles, some so pretty, I remember taking them from the kiln, excited at the prospect of applying a newly created glaze to my work. Show More Summary

New Kiln a Go-Go

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Sawdust & Dirt

I've launched an IndieGoGo campaign to fund the construction of a new soda kiln. Here's what I wrote to introduce the project: As a potter, the kiln is a critical tool, and an enormous investment and commitment. The wood kiln I built in 2002 has served me well, and will still be fired several times a year. Show More Summary

Part time postion available at Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

"The Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville is currently seeking a part time floor position. Must have good ceramic knowledge and social skills. Two days a week needed, commission paid on sales $10 / hr. - Contact Andy Palmer at apalmer@crimsonlaurelgallery.com"

Two Ways to Sculpt Eyes on a Ceramic Figure

When sculpting the human head, Melisa Cadell starts with a thick cylinder so she is able to add volume and life both from the inside and outside. In today’s post, an excerpt from her new video Figure Sculpting in Clay, Melisa demonstrates two ways to approach the eyes when sculpting in this manner. – Jennifer... Read More »

Stuff for Sale in Asheville NC

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

catharinehbrown@gmail.com828 713 3482Editor’s note: Catherine Brown used to live in Celo, but now lives in Asheville. I wouldn’t normally send a listing for stuff being sold in Asheville, but since this is glass and clay studio equipment,...Show More Summary

Glaze Workshop near Atlanta (Duluth GA) September 25-27, 2015

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

John Britt’s Cone 6 Ceramic Glaze Testing 3-Day Workshop This is a 3-day hands-on Cone 6 glaze testing workshop is designed to show students how to test a base recipe and get various colors. On Friday evening we will be preparing test tiles with a base glaze and ten colorant variations. Show More Summary

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