Thursday, November 14, 2019

Center for Craft Public Grand Reopening this Saturday

Center for Craft Public Grand Reopening
Saturday, November 16th
67 Broadway Street in downtown Asheville

From the Facebook event page:

The Center for Craft will host a Public Grand Reopening in their newly renovated space in downtown Asheville to welcome the community and introduce them to the new National Craft Innovation Hub.

Please join us for the reopening of our space in a building-wide celebration of the future of craft, which includes:

>> Craft Futures 2099 exhibition: To celebrate the Grand Reopening, the Center for Craft has invited ten local and national artists to imagine and create a craft object of the future! Influenced by the 1939 New York Worlds Fair, the first fair of its kind to use to the "future" as an organizing theme, the reopening exhibition is an exploration of what’s been and what’s to come in the world of craft, and it sets the tone for the Center’s ambitious programming ahead.

>> First look at the new coworking, event and meeting spaces tailored to meet the needs of Asheville’s creative sector.

Premier of five new artists commissions and installations by Jamil D. Harrison, Harvey Littleton, Old Wood Company, Tanya Aguiñiga, Andrew Hayes, and Shelter Collective.

>> UNC Asheville’s inaugural exhibition: Making Meaning looks towards the spaces where artworks collide and converge, where the viewer is called to change their own perspective and embrace new material languages that create meaning and imagine futures.

>> Plus additional future-themed immersive installations, hands-on activities, music, food and more!

More info here:

Free tickets here:

(image from the Facebook event page)

Monday, November 11, 2019

Description of UMF (Unity Molecular Formula) Structure in Ceramic Glazes

December Clay Club at The Village Potters

Quick update: The Village Potters will host Clay Club on Wednesday, December 11th at 6:15pm (note that we'll start 15 minutes later than our usual time). I'll share more details closer to the date.

Remember there's no Clay Club this month. See you in December!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Dr. Margaret Carney lectures at Warren Wilson College and UNCA

Leah Leitson shared this info about two talks Dr. Margaret Carney, a specialist in world ceramics, will be giving:

• on November 19th, she will be speaking about the anomalies of dinnerware. I think you will find it both entertaining and informative.

• On November 20th, she will be speaking at UNCA on Ten Thousand Years of World Ceramics.

More info in the flyers above.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Price reduced: mixed glaze for sale in Asheville

The price is reduced to $50 per bucket.

Here's the original post from Squeaky Wheel member Patricia Robertson:

This is a glaze that was mixed for Squeaky Wheel members and was too close to our Spearmint to really serve the purpose of variety.

The Glaze is Sea Foam Green and here is the recipe:

Seafoam Green 10,000 Gram bucket (5 gallons)

F-4 Mini feldspar 3800 grams
Whiting 1400 grams
Zinc Oxide 1200 grams
Kentucky Ball Clay 600 grams
Flint Slicia 3000 grams
Copper Carbonate 500 grams
Titanium Dioxide 500 grams

We have two 5-gallon buckets of the glaze and it is $90.00now $50.00/bucket. It is cone 6. No photos of the fired glaze are currently available but may be possible upon request. If anyone is interested she/he can get in touch with me via email or phone ( 828-273-3645).

November and December Clay Club update

Hey Clubbers - we won't have Clay Club in November. I'm working on December Clay Club and will post those details soon.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Call for artists for the Cowee Valley Pottery Festival

Cowee Valley Pottery Festival
Franklin, North Carolina
May 22- May 24, 2020

The inaugural Cowee Valley Pottery Festival is a juried competition, exhibition and sale held at Cowee Pottery School in the beautiful Cowee valley of Franklin, NC.

Application Deadline: December 1

More info and link to application:

Friday, November 1, 2019

Copper in various cone 6 base glazes

Carolina Pottery Festival this Saturday in Shelby, NC

20th Annual Carolina Pottery Festival
November 2nd, 2019, 10am-4pm

-Over 100 Potters!
-Free, Convenient Parking
-All types of pottery
-Just in time for Holiday Shopping
-$5 Admission (under 12 free)

Festival Location:
LeGrand Center
1800 E. Marion Street, Shelby, NC 28152

Held in Shelby since 2001. One hundred of the finest potters and ceramic artists in a three state area convene at the LeGrand Center in Shelby, NC to show and sell their handmade pottery. The opportunity to meet and talk with the artists on site make this day special for all who attend. And just in time for holiday shopping!

Pottery...Functional, artistic, creative, handmade and fun. Items created from clay; jewelry, cooking dishes, Christmas ornaments, sculptures, piglets, angels, vases and more!!

Weaverville Art Safari this weekend

Weaverville Art Safari
Fall Studio Tour
Saturday and Sunday, November 2nd and 3rd
10 – 5 both days
Preview Party: Friday, November 1st, 6 – 8pm

The Weaverville Art Safari is one of the original studio tours in the Asheville Area. It is a self guided free event that offers a unique look at the artist’s work in their working environment, featuring artists who specialize in handmade pottery, glass, photography, sculpture, jewelry, furniture, painting, drawing, fiber art, wood art and more.

The Preview Party provides an opportunity to see all of the artists work together the Friday evening before the tour. There is a silent auction and raffle/door prizes of artists work as well as beer, wine and snacks.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Margaret Bohls Workshop Cancelled !!!!

Regretfully the Margaret Bohls workshop scheduled for tomorrow Friday Nov 1, at Haywood Community College is cancelled due to the cancellation of Margaret's flight :(
We are so sorry!

THE HEART & ART OF TWINS Reception with Cynthia and Edwina Bringle in Apex, NC


Friday, Nov 8th 5:30 – 9:00 pm

at Cocoon Gallery, 221 N Salem St, Downtown Apex NC

contact us at: 919-267-4321

Spend an evening with Author Marilyn Shannon & North Carolina treasures, the Bringle Sisters, from Penland. Ceramic Artist Cynthia Bringle and Textile Artist Edwina Bringle will share their creations and discuss their 50 years of professional crafting as well as how being twins influences their unique artistic perspectives. Marilyn will share the similarities and differences of their experiences to those of the twins presented in her book, Listening into the Hearts of Twins, from her ‘In Just One Afternoon’ book series.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Visiting Artist Night

Visiting Artist night is this coming Monday! Please help us spread the word. Here's all the pertinent information:

Visiting Artist Night
Monday, November 4, 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Featuring Royce Yoder and Tony Winchester

Hosted by the Nantahala School for the Arts and the SCC Ceramic Arts Club. Admission is $5 or FREE with covered dish, drinks, or desert. Each artist will have work for sale.
  • Potluck starting at 5:30 p.m.
  • Demonstration starting at 6:00 p.m.
Address for navigation: 60 Almond School Rd, Bryson City, NC 28713
Parking: Turn right into lot entrance after turning onto Almond School Road.  

If you are on social media, make a post and share our event. Here's the link to our Visiting Artist Night on Facebook:


Hope to see you there!

Potters of Madison County exhibit at Mars Hill University

Potters of Madison County
October 23rd-November 14th
Reception 6-9 pm on November 6th
Weizenblatt Gallery at Mars Hill University

From the gallery website:

Mars Hill University’s Weizenblatt Gallery will host an exhibition of works by the Potters of Madison County. The Potters, all living and/or working in Madison County, North Carolina, all have unique styles, all of which have been carefully developed and widely recognized for their exceptional beauty and quality.

In the last decade, the quiet mountain towns and townships of Madison County, North Carolina have attracted an ever growing community of artists and craftspeople. Madison County’s rich rural and agricultural history and its inhabitants’ collective respect for tradition and craft make a natural setting for the production of handmade functional and sculptural ceramics. The Potters of Madison County was created in order to unite, acknowledge and support the skilled and diverse group of men and women currently creating work in Madison County, North Carolina.

The Potters consists of Julie Covington, Josh Copus, Becky Lloyd, Jim and Shirl Parmentier, Rob Pulleyn, Barry Rhodes, Joey Sheehan, and Shane Mickey. Their styles, methods, and output are as varied as they are beautiful. Julie graduated with a degree in Fine Art from UNC Asheville and “aims to create simple, sturdy tableware that looks and feels pretty good and is equally at home on an intimate dinner table or on the floor of an old pickup truck”. Josh also has a fine arts degree from UNCA and co-founded Clayspace Co-Op to promote members’ artistic growth and success. Becky’s work features delicate and intricate black and white patterns called sgraffito. Jim and Shirl have been making decorative ceramics together for over 35 years. Rob creates works that are sculptural, often with a hidden functional ability. Barry’s small sculptural works are in many collections, including the Mint Museum in Charlotte. Joey’s decorative work can be functional, figurative, or both at the same time. Shane’s work is rooted in functional design while expressing ideas of spontaneity. All the Potters have had their work in galleries, museums, and exhibits around the country.

The exhibition will run from Wednesday, October 23rd, through Thursday, November 14th. There will be a reception on Wednesday, November 6, from 6-9 pm. Weizenblatt Gallery is in the Moore Fine Arts Building. It is open 10-4, Monday through Friday, and admission is always free. For more information, contact Skip Rohde, the gallery director, at 828.273.6476.

(image from the Weizenblatt Gallery facebook page)

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

FREE Workshop with Margaret Bohls

Friday November 1, 10am-4pm, Haywood Community College, Creative Arts Building 7000

The schedule for Friday is:
10am-12pm – Workshop in the Clay studio room 7220
12-1pm – Break for lunch. Feel free to pack a lunch of visit the Coffee Cup café (about 1 mile away)
1-2pm – Artist talk/ lecture room 7105
2-4pm – Workshop resumes in the Clay studio room 7220

Contact Emily with questions 828-627-4671,

Please excuse our mess! Our main campus entrance is currently undergoing construction. Follow the yellow arrows to the Creative Arts Building 7000. link to map

Monday, October 28, 2019

Join Mica Gallery for the Bakersville Galleries Art Walk this Friday

Join Mica Gallery on Friday, November 1, 2019 from 4 - 7 pm for the Bakersville Galleries Art Walk

Come to the Bakersville Art Walk on Friday November 1st, from 4 to 7 p.m. when the galleries and shops in beautiful downtown Bakersville open their doors to showcase more than 100 artists.

See new work by our 15 member artists, our consignment artists and our Guest Artist – Louise Grenell. Louise creates nature-inspired, soft sculptures which represent and interpret animal forms. Her work, shown in the flyer, will be on display until December 31st.

Wonderful refreshments prepared by our artists will be served. Spend this evening enjoying the galleries and engaging in wonderful conversations with artists and patrons.

Mica is located at 37 Mitchell Avenue, Bakersville, NC. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday and 12-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information visit or call 828.688.6422. Follow the gallery on Facebook at Mica Gallery NC, or on Instagram at micagallerync.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Used slab roller wanted

Barbara Gilson is looking for a used slab roller. Have one or a lead on one? Contact Barbara at or 828-448-0816.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Carolina Pottery Festival

Carolina Pottery Festival

November 2, 2019 • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Legrand Center

ShelbyNC 28152

• More than 100 Potters!
• Free, Convenient Parking
• All types of pottery
• Just in time for Holiday Shopping
• $5 Admission (under 12 free)
Tickets available in advance or at the door.


Beaverdam Studio Tour this weekend

Beaverdam Studio Tour
Saturday, October 26th 10am to 5pm
Sunday, October 27th noon to 5pm
All studios are off Beaverdam Road which is off Merrimon Avenue in North Asheville

From The Laurel of Asheville:

You’re invited to the 3rd Annual Beaverdam Studio Tour! 30+ artists will showcase ceramics, painting, jewelry, sculpture, glass, paper, and textile art. Join us for a self-guided driving tour of artists’ studios, Saturday, October 26, 10am-5pm, and Sunday, October 27, noon to 5pm. All studios are off Beaverdam Road, North Asheville. Find tour maps at, in our brochure, Facebook,, and Instagram,

Thursday, October 24, 2019

The Weave Pop-Up Market at Salvaterra Pottery In Weaverville on Saturday

The Weave Pop-Up Market at Salvaterra Pottery
Saturday, October 26th
Salvaterra Pottery
30 Cole Road, Weaverville

This Fall outdoor market will feature over 25 local artists and small businesses. Watercolor paintings, wire bonsai tree art, jewelry, organic clothing, natural home cleaning products, locally sourced seasonings and herbs, leather goods, home décor, Hemp/CBD Products and much more!

(image from the Facebook event page)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Bauhaus film showing in Asheville

Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus
Thursday, October 24
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
120 College Street in downtown Asheville

This film gives a fascinating look at how the Bauhaus ideas about art, theater, design, and architecture continue to shape our world today. The film celebrates the cultural history of modern spatial thinking against the background of the Bauhaus’ 100th anniversary.

Free for BMCM+AC members + students with ID; $8 for non-members

More info: