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Episode 6 - Courtney Martin

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Sawdust & Dirt

In this episode I talk with my friend, neighbor, and fellow Snow Creek Rd potter, Courtney Martin. We talk about cooking and the pots we like to use serving meals to friends and family, as well as my recent trip to DC, Courtney’s beginnings as a potter, and some of Courtney’s thoughts on pattern. Show More Summary

The Sawdust and Dirt Podcast, Finally!

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Sawdust & Dirt

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

Some Painted Pots and The Village Potter

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Sawdust & Dirt

All the pots are bisquedand the glaze is stirred I picked up my brush... the last bisque with glaze test tiles for Courtney Martinnatures patterns are everywhere! even in a bisque firing! step by step vine instructions (clockwise) more...Show More Summary

What to keep, what to throw away......

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Tracey Broome

This little sugar and creamer set is one of my all time favorite Christmas gifts. Gerry's aunt Debbie, the aunt we buried at Thanksgiving, gave it to me years ago. The year she gave it to me, we were all together for Thanksgiving and complaining about the upcoming Christmas shopping we all had to do. Show More Summary

slow ceramics

It's been an unusual holiday season for me, in that it has been remarkably slow. This has been by design. Of course I love the holiday bump and the attendant swelling of my bank account. What I don't love is the pressure cooker of holiday...Show More Summary

Holiday Show! And a dumb story

Last night was Portland Pottery's big holiday party! Every year I tend the bar for this event, and I like to overdress for it, just for fun. This got a lot harder last year when I reached size 12, officially plus-sized. Here's me shopping in Goodwill for this year's dress:Me, flipping hangers: Ugly. Show More Summary

Cool Craft Market this weekend in Asheville

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

HandMade in America's Cool Craft Market starts today at 5 and continues Saturday and Sunday - come on by if you're in Asheville! Check out all the participants here:https://www.pinterest.com/handmade125/2014-cool-craft-market-vendors/ More info here: http://handmadeinamerica.org/ccm.html

Donations wanted for ArtSpace Charter School Silent Auction

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Clay Clubber Atcha Turner is looking for art donations for the ArtSpace Charter School Silent Auction in March. ArtSpace is a charter school in Swannanoa - from the auction donation request letter: "ArtSpace Charter School is a tuition-free public school and a 501 C-3 organization. Show More Summary

Clay Club at Cynthia Bringle's

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Awesome Clay Club last night! Thanks to Cynthia for hosting and to everyone who came from near and far with food and drink to share and cups and objects to exchange. And not to get too schmaltzy or anything, but special thanks againShow More Summary

Torch Bearer Kiln FOR SALE

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Olympic Torchbearer Updraft Gas Kiln 1827G for sale $700. This is the 37 x 40 inch (4 cubic feet) cone 10 updraft gas Torchbearer Kiln with two propane burners. Included with the kiln is the Furniture Kit and all the hoses and connectors and two 20 pound tanks. Show More Summary

Clay Club tonight at Cynthia Bringle's studio!

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Despite some area schools being delayed and closed today, Cynthia reports there is absolutely no snow at her place and so Clay Club is on! The details, in case you missed them before (and don't miss the addendum that Clay Club is BYOB!):When:...Show More Summary

Bonsai Potters of North America

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Did you know that there was a listing of Bonsai Potters of North America?not a very long list....might be a place to increase your business??http://www.gobbs.org/chops.htm

Busy Busy Busy

Good evening loyal bloggers and bloggettes, it’s been as I so often seem to say, a chaotic few weeks. This last weekend I was showing at the lovely Corsock Christmas Craft Fair, much fun was had by all, many beautiful … Continue reading ?

De clutter Christmas

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Tracey Broome

Here comes my least favorite time of year again. I am just not a fan of all the retail Christmas pushers and the demand to buy buy buy during this one month of the year. Why must we be encouraged to buy gifts for people we are supposed...Show More Summary

December 10 Clay Club details

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

As promised, here are the details about December Clay Club:We'll be meeting at 6 pm on Wednesday, December 10, at Cynthia Bringle's studio:160 Lucy Morgan LanePenland, NC 28765Directions available here: http://cynthiabringlepottery.com/contact.php?Bring food to share for the potluck. Show More Summary

Beginner's Play

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

I have made some videos on throwing on the potter's wheel. The videos are intended for beginners needing some guidance learning basic techniques. The production is rough and ready, very amateurish, made at a pottery coop in Southern California, for members' use. Show More Summary

Full Kiln, Full Day

Few things make me happier than a kiln filled right up to the arch. Sorta gives you that I-done-good feeling. I'll brick it up in the morning - I had to bring the doormud inside to thaw overnight! I'm working at the Holiday Pottery Shop from 10-6 tomorrow, so will candle this load from 6 - 10 pm, then fire it off overnight Sunday into Monday morning. Show More Summary

Rhonda Gouge and the Roan Mountain Rain FREE concert tonight

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Here is a personal invitation to everyone to come on out and celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with Rhonda Gouge and Roan Mountain Rain tonight at Bowman Middle School Auditorium at 7:30. It's FREE! It's FREE! We would be honored and happy to see you there!

Book Review - The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes - Suzy Staubach

2 months agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Suzy Staubach's Review and blogBook Review Wednesday December 3, 2014 You might be tempted to read through the glaze recipes in John Britt’s new book, The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes: Glazing & Firing at Cones 4 – 7, and skip the text. Show More Summary

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