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Where my egg go?

Finally! We have been waiting for days for these girls to lay an egg. I was hoping for my birthday, but not too far off. My sweet girl Etta laid her first egg today! I have never heard such carrying on, all three of them. Dora and Sybil...Show More Summary

The Party Of The Year Is Back!

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

On November 1st 2014, we are hosting the 2nd Annual Auction at Odyssey ClayWorks. The Auction will benefit the Veteran's Program and the Children's Program, including work with the Special Education Program at Asheville Middle School. Show More Summary

One of those perfect days......

I'm getting short, old and immature :) First of all, thanks to all of you for the birthday wishes, the emails and posts on my blog and instagram. So very nice to hear from all of you!! Made the day very special. xoWesley surprised me with a visit home yesterday. Show More Summary

Demopalozza- Demonstrators needed

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Hey Clubbers, The October Clay Club is going to be at Odyssey in Asheville NC on October 8 from 6- 8:30 p.m. and we are having about 10 demonstrators. Right now we have :Gabriel Kline, Anja Bartels, Nick Moen, Genevieve Van Zandt, Travis Wintersbut would like to have about 5 more people.We did this a few years ago then did videos that are on Youtube. Show More Summary

Dark Pink Lined Nuggets

last monthArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

Earlier this spring, I got a bit obsessed with lines and using the top of a water bottle to roll over my beads (go check out a water bottle lid and the lines on it). I rolled and rolled and rolled some more. It was a lot of fun. Then last week I was finally able to glaze and fire these. Show More Summary

Thanks for all the Bowls

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Just wanted to thank everyone who donated bowls for John Hartom and Linda McFarling's Dig In Garden Event this Friday at Higgins Church in Burnsville NC 5 - 7:30p.m.It means a lot to support these local gardens and food banks in this time of need. Show More Summary

Photo Essay

Way to go Gerry! Just a quick shout out to Gerry for a fantastic photo essay on the web today. If you look at online newspapers, you might have seen this. Gerry worked hard this summer on a special project with a local glass artist, Johnathan Davis and his efforts paid off. Show More Summary

In a perfect world

Budweiser, blue jeans, cowboy boots, the smell of hay, sitting in the backyard on a cool morning, driving through the country with the windows down and Waylon in the CD player, Gerry playing his guitar on the front porch, the sound of...Show More Summary


last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Used Propane Gas Kiln For Sale (Marshall, NC)Inside dimensions are 30" x 34" x 34", brick/insulation. All 6 burners work (though the kiln hasn't been fired in a few years) the door and insulation are both new and the shelves and kiln furniture are included. MAKE AN OFFER- Please call Korey at (828)273-5965.

More Blue Beads

last monthArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

Last week I put beads in the kiln most every day. Saturday I took this batch out of it. It is like a dark dusky blueberry. It's a glaze I've had forever and used a few times when I first started glazing beads and I have no idea why I shelved the glaze. Show More Summary

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


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

last monthArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

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

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