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Laying a Foundation for Layered Surfaces with Ceramic Engobes and Etching

This clip was excerpted from Layering Techniques for Sumptuous Surfaces, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop!  Decorating Pottery with Engobes and Etched LinesTo create surfaces with depth, it can be helpful to start applying decoration in the greenware stage. Show More Summary

Tips on How to Make Your Own Travel Mug!

 Every potter knows how to make clay mugs. But what about making your own travel mug out of clay? Most potters I know just grab a regular mug (handmade, of course) and repurpose it for travel. But that can be a little messy - no lids! If you are tired of spilling coffee in your car,... Show More Summary


2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Gabriel Kline and Anja Bartels are giving a free slide lecture today at 1pm, please join us!

The Quality of the Day

"To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts." - Henry David ThoreauThis - this right here - is the main reason I make pots. While I wouldn't describe what we do as "the highest of arts" - not sure that is a crown anyone...Show More Summary

Digin' Pots! Linda Mcfarling and Shane Mickey's home sale

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Join Linda Mcfarling and Shane Mickey for their annual Pottery sale!located at Linda's studio: 39 Pisgah mine road, Burnsville, nc 28714 Saturday Morning Mimosa's and Pomosa's! Joining us is Deana and Chuck from Selena Glass!! checkShow More Summary


2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Just Reduced! Now $232,800 11 Killian Road MLS# 3197358 Hidden Gem in North Asheville. This storybook bungalow is surrounded by pastoral beauty. Wrap around front porch made for relaxing! Kitchen has been updated, but still keeps it's 1929's charm. Show More Summary

How to Throw a Vase on the Pottery Wheel

This clip was excerpted from Fundamentals of Wheel Throwing, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! Great Instructions for Making Narrow-Necked Bottles on the WheelMaking clay vases or bottles on the pottery wheel is something...Show More Summary

Great Advice on Starting a Pottery Business

Probably every artist who has fallen in love with clay has thought the following at one time or another: How do I open a pottery business? There are many things to consider when pondering that question from whether you just want to make and sell your own pottery to whether it makes sense to teach... Show More Summary

Bowls wanted for Dig In! Empty Bowls in Yancey County

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here are the details, from Victoria Hicks:Dig In! is asking potters to donate bowls for its 6th annual Empty Bowls Dinner. Proceeds from the event, which will take place on September 30, will benefit Dig In!’s work to grow and distribute vegetables so that everyone eats in Yancey County. Show More Summary

Paragon Model A-66B kiln for sale in Fairview, North Carolina

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The kiln is in Fairview, North Carolina, near Asheville. Here are the details from Annie Clingenpeel:Paragon top loading electric kiln for saleModel A-66B1.40 cubic feet14.5” wide x 13.25” deepHas kiln sitterNo stand availableBricks in great conditionMax temperature 2300$350.00Email me at or call 828-231-3127.

Wood Kiln Construction Workshop with Bruce Dehnert

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

John Britt passed along this info:Wood Kiln Construction Workshop with Bruce Dehnert October 15-29, 2016 at Tabor Cottage, near Butler, OhioThis will be a hands-on experience, building a wood-fired kiln and (if possible) firing it for the first time. Show More Summary

The South I live and work in....

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Tracey Broome

I swaneyI swiggerI hope my neverI hope my dieGreat day in the morningWell, I swaney to my timeAwwww shawwwWell, he neverDad blameitDadgumAnd don't you know, Bless Pete she went and.....Gerry and I were naming all the things we heard our parents and grandparents say as we were growing up. Show More Summary

Pottery Showcase: “Soda Chicks and Chet” Home Sale

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Celebrating its fourteenth year, “Soda Chicks and Chet” Pottery Home Sale is a must stop on your Labor Day weekend calendar. Bakersville potters, Gay Smith, Suze Lindsay and Kent McLaughlin, and their special invited guests, Will Baker,...Show More Summary

Burners, kiln and wheel for sale in Sewanee, Tennessee

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here are the details from Claire Reishman:I would like to sell 2 unused Ransome B-4 Burners (EQ) Natural - bought for $190 each from Axner (Item #A257795 I have the sales slip.) I would happily send them for $150 each - and I will pay postage. Show More Summary

Memorial celebration for Jane Hatcher

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

There will be a memorial celebration for Jane Hatcher on Saturday, September 17th from 2-4 pm on the knoll at Penland School and then at the Pines (dining hall).A scholarship is being started in Jane’s name at the school. (Penland School,...Show More Summary

Behind the scenes…

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Pottery Blog

Just a reminder that my Etsy Holiday Sale is LIVE through Dec. 18th! Get 20% off your whole purchase by using coupon code JINGLE at checkout.  Plus, $5 shipping per address. Not including custom orders. I had a shop open on Etsy for years before really adding anything to it. (Sound familiar to anyone else?) I … Continue reading Behind the scenes… ?

Holiday Sale at Emily Murphy Pottery :: Dec. 5, 7-8 :: Minneapolis

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Pottery Blog

If you’re in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul area this week, I hope you’ll stop by my Holiday Studio Sale!  20% off everything, including Seconds, Samples and Discontinued Items that are already marked down 50-75%! (and if you’re not...Show More Summary

Gift Guide for Emily Murphy Pottery

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Pottery Blog

I love giving gifts! I love trying to figure out the perfect gift for someone.  It has to be unique, thoughtful and personal.  Sometimes I get a little stuck and I find that looking at online “gift guides” will help give me a spark of an idea! I’ve been doing most of my Christmas shopping … Continue reading Gift Guide for Emily Murphy Pottery ?

Happy Holidays!

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Pottery Blog

The business side of my holiday season is winding down now, and the personal side of the holiday season is revving up for me!  I’m giving my self a little more time this year to prepare for all of our family festivities. I really want to thank you all for your support this season! It’s … Continue reading Happy Holidays! ?

Jenni Sorkin lecture tonight at Penland

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The lecture is tonight, Sunday, August 21st, at 8:15pm in Northlight on the Penland campus. Free and open to all.From the Penland website:Jenni Sorkin, Penland's 2016 Andrew Glasgow Writer in Residence, will present a talk about her new book, Live Form: Women, Ceramics and Community. Show More Summary

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