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2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

These are most of the pottery studio items. Would love for someone to come early (8:00am, Saturday - JULY 16TH) with a large truck and some friend, to take the whole studio for $4995.00. The only thing missing is a wedging table. My address is 11 Killian Road, Asheville 28804 Take Beaverdam Rd. Show More Summary

How to Print on Clay Using a Photocopied Pattern

This clip was excerpted from Sewing Clay: Slab Building and Slip-Transferred Patterns, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! Image Transfer on Clay TechniqueWhen I first started learning about image transfer on clay a few years back, I knew I found something I could keep playing with for years and years. Show More Summary

Sewing Clay: Slab Building & Slip Transferred Patterns with Lauren Karle

Introductory Offer! Save $10 Off List Price!If you ever find yourself in a rut in the studio, making the same forms over and over again and you are not sure how to get out, we have your antidote right here! In this video, Lauren Karle will help you discover new forms and ways to decorate them... Show More Summary

Toe River Studio Tour meeting in Spruce Pine on July 19

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) is holding a studio tour meeting next Tuesday, July 19, at 3 pm at TRAC in Spruce Pine. All are welcome to attend, regardless of whether you've participated in studio tours in the past. The decision to extend the Friday studio tour hours was made based on discussion during the last studio tour meeting. Show More Summary

How to Add Color to Your Ceramic Art: A Guide to Using Ceramic Colorants, Ceramic Stains, and Ceramic Oxides

Adding color to your ceramic art can be a tricky proposition. Unlike working with paints, what you put on your prize pot or sculpture can be very different from how it looks before and after firing. As a general rule, ceramic stainsShow More Summary

Plaster Mixing 101: How to Mix Plaster for Ceramic Molds

Whether you need a drying bat, a simple hump mold, or you're making a complex mold for slipcasting, you'll need to mix plaster. Getting the plaster right can be a little challenging if you are new to it. So today we are hoping to give you all the resources to help you better understand and... Show More Summary

Clay Club this Wednesday in Marshall!

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Clay Club is tomorrow!Details:When: 6 pm Wednesday, July 13thWhere: Joey Sheehan's Melting Mountain Pottery "kiln zone" in Marshall (see link below for directions).What: Joey will host an outdoor potluck in his pottery "kiln zone" at his house in Marshall. Show More Summary

Muse is Snoozin' (Or on Strike Due to General Awfulness)

A slump is like a soft bed: easy to get into, hard to get out of. Unlike a soft bed, a big push never seems to break me free of a slump. Sometimes I give in to it for a while, and let it break on its own. Other times I need to get myself over it, and what works for that is baby steps. Show More Summary

Terra Sigillata 101: How to Make, Apply, and Troubleshoot Terra Sig

Terra sigillata is an ultrarefined clay slip that can give a soft sheen when applied to bone-dry wares and, if polished or burnished while still damp, may give a high gloss. The ancient Greeks and Romans used this technique in lieu of glaze. Show More Summary

Photo Lithography on Clay: A Surprisingly Simple Way to Print Images On Clay

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of watching Kristina Bogdanov demonstrate a really cool way to transfer photographic images onto clay surfaces. And, don't worry! We captured the whole thing on video to share with you, my faithful readers!Though the name sounds a bit intimidating, photo lithography image transfer onto clay, is... Show More Summary

Estate Sale! Includes Complete Home Pottery Studio

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club


There's not always a worm in the corn....

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Tracey Broome

I got my big bad company truck this week! It only took them four months to get it to me, but better late than never. Its really fun to drive, handles well and nobody rides up my ass anymore out on I-40. what a relief to be the ass rider...Show More Summary

5 Expert Tips for Working with Soft Slabs

This clip was excerpted from Flat to Functional: Handbuilding and Slip Decorating, which is ON SALE in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! Having trouble watching the video?Please see our Video FAQ to troubleshoot. Lisa Naples is a consummate...Show More Summary

"Luminous" at Mica Gallery in Bakersville - Artists Reception July 9

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Mica, cooperative gallery of fine contemporary crafts in downtown Bakersville, NCpresents "Luminous"July 1 - September 5th. Paintings by Tim TurnerGlass by Kenny Pieper, Pablo SotoArtists' Reception:Saturday, July 9th, 4PM 'til…swing...Show More Summary

Custom Dies for the Clay Extruder: Another Pottery Use for Old Credit Cards

Chances are, if you have a mailbox, it is filled to the brim every day with direct mail credit card offers. Many of these offers come with those plastic fake credit cards. You have probably heard that these and other retired credit cards can be put to use in the ceramics studio as throwing ribs.... Show More Summary


We live in a culture where it's very hard to ask for help. Maybe that's just a hard thing for people in general. I often wonder about why that is, since I personally like to be asked for help, and I also like to have the opportunity to help other people. Show More Summary

Wheel Throwing Stoppers for Bottles and Decanters

Throwing clay decanters and bottles can be a good way to challenge yourself when you become proficient at pottery wheel throwing. While some people may opt for a cork stopper, Tabitha Trolli-Diloreto prefers making her stoppers out of clay so that her bottles and stoppers hang together.In today’s post, an excerpt from the July/August issue... Show More Summary


2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Tracey Broome

Losing freedom more and more each day......Practicing touch and goes at Seymour Johnson Airforce base, pretty spectacular to sit and watch these guys. Happy Independence Day, lets hope it will mean something again one day.....

July Clay Club at Joey Sheehan's Melting Mountain Pottery "kiln zone" in Marshall on July 13

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

July Clay Club will be at Joey Sheehan's Melting Mountain Pottery "kiln zone" in Marshall at 6 pm on Wednesday, July 13th. Joey will host an outdoor potluck in his pottery "kiln zone" at his house in Marshall. He will have just completed firing his newer large wood kiln which will be cooling. Show More Summary

Ceramic Screen Printing and Mono Printing Techniques on a Slab

This clip was excerpted from The Graphic Pot: Handbuilding and Surface Decoration, which is ON SALE in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop!  Screen Printing Ceramics Made Easyby Jason Bige Burnett Screen printing on ceramics is definitely a trend these days and one of the main trend setters in this area is Jason Bige Burnett. Show More Summary

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