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Southern Girl

There is a gentle rain falling this morning, it's warm and muggy and there is a rumble of thunder in the distance. I can hear the rooster crowing next door, my mantle clock just chimed eight times. I'm having a pot of warm tea........ Show More Summary

Goodbye sweet friend

  Michael and Andrew of Northumbrian Craft Pottery, aka The Geordie Boys. I am going to use the words of Chris and Geoff Cox here as I am unable to express my sadness in words and they have done it … Continue reading ?

The Sawdust and Dirt Podcast, Finally!

Intro to the Sawdust and Dirt Podcast:Numero Uno! Sometimes we start projects without really knowing why. We have an impulse, or we like what someone else is doing and want to try it ourselves. I have always been fascinated with the web and the potential it had, especially for our generation of potters and the work we were making. Show More Summary

Out of this World at 'Potfest in the Park'

Where has time gone since I last wrote my pottery blog? It has been a glorious summer pandemonium mix of manic making, whilst also trying to fit in shopkeeping, sort out commissions, family matters, garden and house maintenance, make music occasionally, whilst all the time keeping one eye on Potfest in the Park which was looming. Show More Summary

Date Night at Portland Pottery

Seriously, you guys need to come to Date Night at Portland Pottery. This was the spread Manda put on. Oh, and there was a raku firing, too. I was holding the tongs, so not in a good spot to photograph that! I'll keep you posted when the next one is happening.

Slip and sunshine

Just a little post for you tonight as it is already knocking on and I have a long journey in the morning to get to the Barony Centre in West Kilbride where there is a lovely Scottish Potters Association exhibition. … Continue readin...

That One Image Transfer Technique

Every once in a while I read something about a technique to print a slip or underglaze design from a laser print. You know the one, where the toner behaves like a resist? Sorta looks impossible. Every once in a while I try to figure it out. Show More Summary

Come To Leicester 2014 Pottery Studio Tour August 16 & 17

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August 16 & 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The ninth annual "Come to Leicester" studio tour will be held from 10am to 6pm on Saturday August 16 and Sunday August 17. This year the free self-guided tour will feature the work of twenty potters....Show More Summary

Thursday Inspiration: David Bolton

I am enamored of patterns, as you may know, and especially partially-decomposed patterns, in which the flame has a say in the final outcome. I also appreciate the work on the bottoms of the pots - I am always telling student that "use" includes not just serving and eating, but washing up and putting away. Show More Summary

Bascom Center for Visual Arts Glaze Class 2014

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Here is a photo of our great class at the Bascom 2014. One day left!

Studio Furniture for Sale

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Beefy Shelf, 2"x4" & MDF construction6' tall x 38" wide x 25" deep$40 Ikea Desk 46"l x 23"d x 29"h $25 Located in Marshall email reasonpots@gmail.com

So Many Plates

Many years ago, someone asked me why so many potters hate to make plates. I couldn't answer for all potters; it wasn't even easy to answer for myself, though at the time I did, in fact, hate to make plates. It wasn't the skill involved - it's hardly more difficult to make a plate than a bowl. Show More Summary

It ain't cheap, it ain't easy

I remember the first time I saw someone throw a cylinder on a potter's wheel. I was smitten, right then and there. I was at the state fair in Raleigh in the yesteryear pavilion. That was 10 years ago. I took a class the next week with...Show More Summary

I Give You The Baluster Jug

  Baluster Jug. 1300 – 1400 AD. Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery Baluster Jug. 1270 – 1340 AD. British Museum Brill/Boarstall ware, Buckinghamshire. Early – mid 13th century AD. Ashmolean Museum Clive Bowen. Baluster Jugs. Doug Fitch Slipware Baluster Jug. … Continue reading ?

Just us chickens

I pulled this photo from my instagram, yikes! It got squished up, looks better over there :) Creativity is sitting in the backseat these days as I ride this summer wave of July. Mornings find us watching/listening to the Tour de France, which seems to be a bit lack luster this year. Show More Summary

Looking for Help with Studio Chores and Odd Jobs?

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I'm posting this for my incoming assistant, Sarah Holt. Jump on it now! Thanks from Gay. Hi! My name is Sarah Holt, and I will be moving to the Penland area at the end of August to assist with Gay Smith, and I am looking for work to support myself during that time. Show More Summary

Forty Years of the Scottish Potters Association

This Saturday a new exhibition opened at The Barony Centre in West Kilbride. It is to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the Scottish Potters Association. Forty years ago the Scottish Potters Association was born when a group of potters at … Continue reading ?

Clearance Sale

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Stop by Marshall High Studios #109, now thru July 26 for crazy good deals on handmade pottery by Emily Reason. Everything must GO!

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