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Images from a busy Spring Fling

The garden all tidied up Ready to go, all clean and planted up. Wendy's display, looking good! The boards screening off a multitude of shed stuff whilst displaying pots. And then the visitors who kept coming and coming and talking and asking and being wonderfully interested in everything. Show More Summary

Live Taping Of The Red Clay Rambler At Odyssey ClayWorks

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Join us Saturday, June 6 at 7pm for a live taping of Ben Carter's Tales Of A Red Clay Rambler Podcast at Odyssey ClayWorks. The topic for this episode is 'Sustainable Practices In The Ceramic Arts" with panelists Kent McLaughlin, Erika Scheider and Gabriel Kline.This special event is FREE and open to the public.

3 Cone 6 Glaze Recipes for the Lichen Look

As we all know, glaze defects are not all bad. Ceramic artists can use them to great effect on both pots and sculptures. Most are not safe for surfaces that come in contact with food, but as long as food surfaces are avoided, these glazes can be quite beautiful on a pot.   In today’s... Read More »

Bluebird 440 De-airing pugmill.

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Barely used. Perfect condition. Probably turned on 6-8 times. $2200.00 does not include shipping.Pugmill is in Sarasota, Florida. It would be great if someone could pick it up here.Contact for more information:

Visiting Assistant Professor in Ceramics

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Institution: East Tennessee State UniversityLocation: Johnson City, TNCategory: Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - ArtPosted: 05/28/2015Application Due: 06/29/2015Type: Full Time Job Summary/Basic Function: The Department of Art and Design...Show More Summary

Gas Kilns For Sale

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Selling two gas kilns to finish up the estate of my friend Steve Roberts of Greeneville Tennessee. Bailey Shuttle 34/B A Bailey Shuttle 34/B with shelves (that fit a Bailey), stilts and an over sized sheet metal hood with flue, roof jack and cap. Show More Summary


2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Anyone who needs FREE peanuts for packing can get them at PRC in Spruce Pine.They are already in bags and all you need to do it pick them up!!Spread the word to your artist friends.165 Genesis WaySpruce Pine, NC 28777Contact Dan Frisbeedfrisbee@prcnd.com828-766-7216 ext, 7004@tone

Potter Equipment for sale Franklin NC

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

My wife and I were part time potters and recently had to get out of the business. I'm selling off my equipment and thought the NC clay club may want to know. I've posted the info at Please let folks know. THIS IS ALL LOCATED IN FRANKLIN, NC. CONTACT MIKE BARBER @ MIKE@CURIOUSLAYMAN.COM IF YOU'RE INTERESTED.

Cheapest it has ever been!! $19.90

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Side Fired Pieces (from Youtube video)

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

These are some of the pieces I side fired to cone 6 in cycle E1 from my book. I have a video showing more details on my Youtube channel:

Barium copper blues

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here are some tests I ran for the upcoming workshop June 5-7, 2015 in Greenwood SC which we can talk about. I found them interesting. On the left is Otto Heine Barium Blue page 120 in my Mid-Range book, the second tile is Otto HeinoShow More Summary

A Potter Shares the Lessons She has Learned from Tracking Her Hourly Earnings

Wondering how much money you actually make selling pots—after accounting for labor, materials, show fees, marketing, selling, packing, shipping, travel, general paperwork, etc? Mea Rhee tracked and figured out her hourly earnings in 2010, which she shared in Ceramics Monthly and on CAD a few years ago. Show More Summary

Birdie Mold

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

The last time I took my bisque beads out of the kiln, I discovered that I had forgotten to insert a stringing hole into a tiny bird I had formed. Today I took that bird and two pieces of clay and made a small mold from it.I also took 5 pattern greenware stamps that I created and tested them out. Show More Summary

beautiful mistakes

I was working on one of my new pieces a couple of weeks ago. It was a large platter-type thing. Wide and flat with 90 degree sides that were just over an inch high. I sketched in a lotus and lily pad motif on both sides over layers of green and blue underglaze, and I liked how it looked. Show More Summary

Dementors and Grindylows

Grindylow J.K. Rowling has said that when she wrote the dementors in the Harry Potter series, she meant for them to describe what depression feels like: the despair, the hopelessness, the replaying of bad memories. That all sounds about...Show More Summary

Glazing and Photo Taking

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

I spent much of the weekend glazing beads. I was going to fire the kiln today but other things are going to take up my time and I might not be able to remember to turn up the kiln at regular intervals.Earlier this morning I took 97 photos and three were worthy. Show More Summary

Lamp, Vase and Alter Forms Workshop in Chapel Hill May 30-31, 2015

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

There are still some spots available in the hands-on pottery workshop I'll be teaching at my friend Cely Chicurel's studio in Chapel Hill, NC this coming weekend. Please help spread the word to any potters you might know North Carolina. Show More Summary

Asian Pottery Exhibition in Brevard NC

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

David Voorhees writes............On Friday I was able to get by to see an amazing show that Judith is hosting at her pottery. I commented that more potters would love to see it while it is still here. Judith asked me to get you to post...Show More Summary

A Blessing for one who is Exhausted

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Tracey Broome

When the rhythm of the heart becomes hectic,Time takes on the strain until it breaks;Then all the unattended stress falls inOn the mind like an endless, increasing weight,The light in the mind becomes dim.Things you could take in your...Show More Summary

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