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How to Clean Kiln Shelves, Mix Kiln Wash, and Apply Kiln Wash

Kiln shelf maintenance is a much hated but very necessary part of having a kiln. Neglected kiln shelves can result in flakes of kiln wash landing smack dab in the middle of a beautiful glaze surface, or pots inadvertently sticking to shelves where a glaze drip once landed. Show More Summary

Fall Clay Classes At Odyssey ClayWorks

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

It's All In the Details: Enhancing Simple Forms with Laura Peery Beginner Wheel Throwing with Cayce Kolstad The Handbuilder's Hangout with Mac McCusker Terra Sigillata at Cone 6 with Cynthia Lee Intermediate Wheel Throwing with Julia...Show More Summary

more, better, faster

Potters are generally people who like to get things done. When you're on the wheel, you can whip off cup after cup, bowl after bowl in a matter of minutes. When you get good at making pottery, it's easy to be productive, and we like to be productive. Show More Summary

Puppy love and trying to work

3 months agoArts / Ceramics : Tracey Broome

We are in love with Shasta, all of us. How could you not be?! She has learned to sit, lay down, she stays for a minute, still working on that one, she sometimes stops when you say "NO" as she darts off for the chickens and chases them into the woods. Show More Summary

Recap: September Clay Club with Hitomi and Takuro Shibata at In Tandem Gallery

3 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Thanks to Hitomi and Takuro Shibata for a super interesting Clay Club program, and to Silvia Ferrari-Palmer for hosting us at In Tandem Gallery! Hitomi and Takuro shared a slide presentation and talked about their pottery and how they ended up in North Carolina. Show More Summary

Soldner clay mixer and fountain glazer for sale in Seagrove, North Carolina

3 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here are the details from Susan Walton:Soldner clay mixer (larger of the two sizes) good condition475.00fountain glazer50.00Located in Seagrove, NC336-879-2600 ask for DonEmail: ssw@rtmc.net

Using a Ladle to Glaze Pottery

This clip was excerpted from Layering Techniques for Sumptuous Surfaces, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! Why Having Different Glaze Application Techniques is a Good IdeaSometimes dipping your pots into a bucket of glaze isn’t an option, whether you are almost out of glaze, or you like to test a lot of pottery glazes... Show More Summary

Clay: A Studio Handbook

Expanded and Revised Second EditionOriginally published in 2001, Vince Pitelka’s Clay: A Studio Handbook has been an essential, all-inclusive studio text for students, studio artists, educators and all those interested in the art of clay for years. Show More Summary

Clay: A Studio Handbook

Drawing on more than 30 years of experience in ceramics, author Vince Pitelka has created the most practical, all-inclusive studio handbook for students, studio artists, educators and all those interested in the art of clay. The tenShow More Summary

FREE LECTURE THIS WEEKEND! Ben Richardson

3 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Ben Richardson Lecture Sunday, September 18th, 7-9pm. Odyssey ClayWorks Free and open to the public Come meet international wood-fire sensation Ben Richardson for a screening of his documentary Fire Works, followed by a panel discussion and reception. Show More Summary

Creating Cool Glaze Patterns with Vinyl Stencils

I use paper stencils with underglaze a lot in my work. With a little water, the stencils stick to greenware beautifully providing a nice resist. But it is a bit trickier on bisqueware. The paper doesn't stick to the dry surface very well.Jay Jensen has a great solution to this. Show More Summary

Clay Club this Wednesday in Bakersville!

3 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Clay Club is tomorrow (Wednesday, September 14th)!Details:When: Wednesday, September 14th, at 6 pmWhere: In Tandem Gallery in Bakersville (see link below for directions)What: Hitomi and Takuro Shibata will talk about their pottery and how they ended up in North Carolina. Show More Summary

COMING UP... The Village Potters Master Series Workshop with Angelique Tassistro!

3 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Master Series Workshop 1/2 Day Demonstration with ANGELIQUE TASSISTRO Making Your Work Your Own: using commercial glazes in low fire oxidation Join us for an afternoon with Angelique as she shows us how to make custom, one-of-a-kindShow More Summary

Stuff for sale

3 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Hello allI have more stuff that I'm wanting to get rid of in the studio.I have one and one half gallon jugs of porcelain slip: Free to anyone who wants it.Two boxes of Lymen Red clay: freeTwo jars of a high fire clear glazes, I think...Show More Summary

Hello Shasta

3 months agoArts / Ceramics : Tracey Broome

Wesley got her puppy today. This little girl has stolen all of our hearts. Meet Shasta....bi color Australian Shepherd. Smartest puppy I have ever seen. We are all in puppy love

The Season of Abundance

It's fall. Okay, technically it's summer for another ten days, but, ya know...it's fall. Like every September, I am about buried in a mound of tomatoes right about now. I also have cilantro, garlic, and jalapeños. Now all I need are some limes, chili powder, and cumin, and I have the makings of fresh salsa. Show More Summary

Ceramic Art York

9th to 11th September sees the second coming of this lovely new show, Ceramic Art York,  held in the museum gardens in conjunction with York Art Gallery. The show has a great series of demonstrations and lectures during the event … Continue reading ?

Long Time No Blog

It’s been busy, so I am sorry for not having been a very active blogger of late. These things tend to go in phases I think and at the moment my phase is very much revolving around Pippin. It is … Continue reading ?

Spring Fling 2016

It’s nearly time for the annual extravaganza of art and craft that is Dumfries and Galloway’s Spring Fling Open Studios weekend. Each year for the past 14 years during the bank holiday weekend at the end of May the region’s … Continue reading ?

Spring Showcase for Spring Fling

9th April – 21st May Preview 6-8pm Friday 8th April Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries, DG1 1JQ This years flagship exhibition is at Gracefield Arts Centre. Many of the artists and makers taking part in the 2016 open studios event are exhibiting … Continue reading ?

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