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Need help with EMPTY BOWLS event this Friday

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Hey Clubbers,I was wondering if anyone could help donate 2 -3 finished soup bowls for our Empty Bowl event this Friday? We are trying to make the deadline with a good variety of bowls but may need some help. If you can spare a couple for a good cause please drop them at one of the following locations by Wednesday September 24. Show More Summary

Ceramics In The City

  I am just finished at the lovely Geffrye Museum in Shoreditch, London at Ceramics in the City. It’s a lovely show to do and I very much enjoy being a part of it.This blog post is somewhat limited in … Continue reading ?

The beginning.....

Can I just say....... I am beyond proud of my girl! Her professors are helping her apply for a Fulbright grant for her to continue documenting the monks of the Drepung monastery and travel to India next year. She asked the monastery for a reference letter and this came.... Show More Summary

Abundance

God bless all the farmers out there! I got up early this morning and went to the Carrboro Farmers Market for some veggies. The air was crisp and cool, and apparently everyone slept in, because I got an easy parking spot and there were no lines at the stands. Show More Summary

Help Tracy Dotson

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Many of you know Tracy Dotson and he is now in Assisted Living in Mitchell County NC. His daughter, Day Dotson, is trying to get everyone to help Tracy keep connected with the world of potters and friends. Tracy was a great fun loving guy who would help out anyone and now it is time to give back a bit. Show More Summary

back to school

I've been trying to maintain a back-to-school vibe in the studio for the last couple of weeks. I went roaring in on September 2, with the idea of throwing off the remnants of summer vacation mode and kicking some ass. I threw a bunch of stuff, and got down to the work of it. Show More Summary

More? Yes! More!

last monthArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

With the help of PICMONKEY I was able to make this collage. The top two photos and the one on the bottom left hand side are all the items which still require firing. They did not fit in the first two loads. The items on the top right are not beads, but small alphabet blocks which I'm making for my sweet granddaughter. Show More Summary

Episode 3: Courtney Martin

In Episode 3 I begin a series of conversations with my good friend and neighbor Courtney Martin. Episode Highlights the economics of reclaiming clay scraps trying to keep up with popular culture while living in rural NC graffiti and 80's hip hop hoarding bisqueware living near in the Penland School community puttering vs. Show More Summary

Run before you walk

soap rocks: rosemary, lemon, peppermint, orange, poppy seed, flax seed, they look good enough to bite into! Run before I walk....... I do this with everything new. Before I could pull up a one pound cylinder on the wheel, I was trying to center 10 pounds of clay. Show More Summary

Butterflies like Honey

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

I was out on getting ready to ride my bike on the parkway and this butterfly showed up and so I had some honey and viola - he loved it. Cute little guy:

Squash Flowers

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Funny when these flowers bloom in Fall! some kind of squash i presume....better hurry!

Help needed glazing Empty Bowls

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Hey all you Clay Clubbers,Remember those 800 bowls we made this May for Dig In Garden/Empty Bowls? Well I am glazing them for a cone 6 reduction and oxidation firing in the next 4 days or so. Anyone want to help can just give ma a call or email. 828-467-5020 or johnbrittpottery@gmail.comI an do it but it might be nice to have some variety. Thanks John

Bakersvile Creek Walk This Weekend Sept 20

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Come see the Bakersville Creek Walk Saturday September 20 9 - 5 p.m.Here are the Exhibitors:http://www.creekwalkfestival.com/2014-exhibitorsMichael Hamlin-Smith

Bright Blue Beads, Part 3

last monthArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

It was a delight to open up the kiln this morning and see so many pretty blue beads, and the best part is that I did, in fact, choose the correct blue under-glaze that I was a tad bit worried about in my previous posting. Marine Blue under-glaze on Porcelain Clay (I'm putting it here so I can remember forever). Show More Summary

Test Kiln for Sale (near Asheville NC)

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Test Kiln for Sale -- EXCELLENT CONDITIONEvenheat Model #1210B with Dawson Kiln SitterCone 8 11.25" Dia. x 13.5" Deep -.86 cubic feet(28.6cm Dia. x 34.3cm Deep - 24.4L)Operating Voltage: 240VAmperage: 13AWatts: 3120WPower Cord Plug Style: NEMA 6-20PShip Weight: 70lb (32kg)$250.00Kari Rinnkrinn@haywood.edu804 514 4520

Last one, Next one

Last weekend we were in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside at the Wardlow Mires Pottery and Food Festival. It is a great event. It is lovely and refreshing to be in a tent surrounded by many and varied types of delicious … Continue reading ?

Yes We Can. But Should We? (REVISED-2014)

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Yes We Can. But Should We? (REVISED-2014) The unintended consequences of the MFA movement (satire -bitch) Last spring, I attended the Bloomberg BusinessWeek Design Conference in San Francisco. Ben Kaufman, the CEO of Quirky, was oneShow More Summary

Bright Blue Beads - Part Two

last monthArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

This is what a bit over 100 glazed beads look like. It took longer than I thought it would, but I just kept at it, and then they were done.I had to get away from them for a short while, so I went for a bike ride (I have a road bike,Show More Summary

Little Switzerland Outdoor Market

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Looking for a place to sell your wares? Outdoor stalls in Little Switzerland (between the bookstore/cafe and Little Switzerland Glass Works) can be rented by the day ($10 for one day, $15 for two days with longer rentals available).Show More Summary

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