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May Clay Club Recap: PechaKucha-inspired presentations at Sweet Betsy Farm

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Thanks to Karen Speer for hosting May Clay Club at the beautiful Sweet Betsy Farm! Karen and her husband Ed are beekeepers, and Karen gave a tour of the property, including the the chickens and bees, the Honey House, and Karen’s studio. Show More Summary

Works in Black and White at Mica Gallery in Bakersville

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Here are the details from Mica Gallery:We will keep our doors open until 8 pm, and offer light refreshments on the first evening of this exciting show, Saturday, May 27th. Please join us!

How to Make a Comfortable Slab-Built Handle

This clip was excerpted from Flat to Functional: Slab Building, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Shop! It's Mother's Day weekend so to kick it off, today I thought I would feature another one of my favorite clay mamas: Lisa Naples. Show More Summary

Clay Club on Wednesday in Marion!

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Clay Club is tomorrow at Sweet Betsy Farm in Marion!Details:When: 6-8 pm on Wednesday, May 10thWhat: PechaKucha-inspired presentationsWe will have the usual potluck, so bring food to share. Clay Club is BYOB, so bring drink, too.Special...Show More Summary

Artist Q&A: Meet Donna M. Ernst

Q: Was there a class, workshop, or teacher that was a game changer for you and your ceramic work? Was there a particular experience that helped you to change your work for the better and build a more successful career? What advice do you have for others based on this experience?Donna: The conversation below was the start... Show More Summary

Kiln and kiln vent for sale in Weaverville, NC

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here are the details from Michon Sentner:KILN FOR SALESkutt 1027 Kiln sitter. 3 rings tall. 24 inch diameterWorked great before I put it in storage 2 years ago. Holes have been drilled for use with Kiln vent. Top switch replaced about 4 years ago. Show More Summary

Who's Afraid of a Little Rain?

We aren't Wicked Witches! We won't melt!I actually already had my first three sales of the day - the first was at 10:01 am, before I had a chance to take down the tent walls. Promising!It's 12:35 now. I've already had 12 visitors, and group made a purchase! Maybe the rain is a blessing.2:30, still gangbusters!5 pm, Very tired but happy. Show More Summary

POP Goes the Cone Pack

My Friday night date It's been like 15 years since I had a cone pack explode. NO WAIT it's only been a few hours.I am squeezing in a firing so I can do a kiln opening during the Pottery Tour. I bricked up around midnight, candled the kiln for a couple of hours, and then started slowly turning up the burners. Show More Summary

May Clay Club at Sweet Betsy Farm in Marion

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Sweet Betsy Farm instagram photo May Clay Club will be at Sweet Betsy Farm in Marion from 6-8 pm next Wednesday, May 10th! Thanks to Karen Speer for hosting us.We will be having PechaKucha-inspired presentations. These are short 5-7 minute presentations, and we have room for more presenters. Show More Summary

How to make a mug that has personality

This clip was excerpted from Figure to Function: Altered Pots Inspired by the Human Form, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! Great tricks on how to make a make that stands outOnce you have learned how to throw a mug that doesn’t weigh too much and has a relatively graceful handle, chances are... Show More Summary

Join In Tandem Gallery for an Evening of Art and Music on May 6th

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Join Us for an Evening of Art and Music Shanna Fliegel'll be at In Tandem Gallery Saturday 6th, 5-8pm Shanna Fliegel's work is a study of excellent draftsmanship on touchable forms. Her animal drawings and color choices are a blend of realism, lyricism, fantasy, sensitivity, with a touch of psychedelic colorization. Show More Summary

Terry Gess announces retirement from Haywood Professional Crafts Program

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Terry Gess with first year Professional Crafts - Clay students and their fabulous pots! After 8 years of teaching, Terry Gess will retire this spring from teaching Clay in the Professional Crafts Program at Haywood Community College....Show More Summary

Pristine Porcelain Pros Workshop

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

5-Day Workshop with Taylor Robenalt & Kyungmin Park May 22-26Monday- Friday 9:30am- 4:30pm Get ready to sculpt with porcelain professionally! All skill levels are invited to make porcelain sculpture with ceramic artists Kyungmin Park and Taylor Robenalt in this weeklong workshop. Show More Summary

Summer Classes & Workshops At Odyssey ClayWorks

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Now enrolling summer workshops, summer night classes, one night pottery classes and kids clay camp. CLICK HERE to visit our NEW WEBSITE

Good News for Tour-ists

Have I mentioned the Maine Pottery Tour is this weekend? Oh. Have I mentioned you can register to win a hand-painted, thrown & altered vase here at Fine Mess Pottery? Oh. Well, have I mentioned that you can get 10% off your meal at the...Show More Summary

Making A Splash: Selective Glaze Pouring for Dramatic Results

The bold black and white patterns on Sam Scott's pots look so precise that you would think he spent hours masking off the surface. But it is really much simpler than that. In today's post, an excerpt from our free download Five Great Ceramic Glazing Techniques, Sam explains how he makes a splash with poured-on... Show More Summary

Call to artists for the North Carolina Ceramic Arts Festival

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here are the details from Tori Motyl:You are invited to apply for the first annual North Carolina Ceramic Arts Festival taking place September 23rd, 2017 at Carrier Park in Asheville! It is our mission to spread awareness of the diversity...Show More Summary

From the Laundry Room to the Clay Studio: Readers Share Clever Tips for Pottery Tools

A slightly modified clothespin is an excellent tool for making parallel lines on clay.Today we bring you a couple of great reader-submitted tips for ceramic tools. These tips involve items that you probably already own, but never thought to use for clay studio purposes. Show More Summary

Looking for a couple more presenters for Clay Club

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

I’m hoping to get a couple more presenters for our next Clay Club meeting on May 10th in Marion. These will be short 5-7 minute talks about any ceramics-related topic that interests you. There is a digital projector available if desired. Show More Summary

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