Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Slab roller for sale in High Point, NC

Bailey 22 inch Mini Might II Slab Roller with Legs (M-400-002).

Note: this roller uses masonite (or other material) sheets to control thickness.

Asking $100.

Please contact Bruce at

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Kiln for sale in Weaverville

Here are the details from Jim McDowell:

selling thermos lite two burner gas kiln. three sections good shape. thought I could fire this as a regular but could not control the temp. make a great raku kiln. 100.00 firm
call jim 828-989-8484

Wanted: tabletop slab roller

Asheville potter looking for a table top slab roller in good condition. Please contact me by email if you have a lead, thanks!

Laurie Caffery Harris

Friday, June 19, 2020

Sales booth available for free

Here are the details from Chris Chiwa Clark‎:

For Free - My loved sales booth -

This is a great sales booth for someone selling wall work. I have used it on the Concourse at the Cellular Center for years during the Guild Show (6’ x 15’), and downstairs at the Guild show before that as a 10X10, and outdoors as a booth under a tent as well. It is made of about 15 hollow core doors (2 are solid), put together with hinges. The doors are 80” tall and vary from 15” to 2 ‘. There are two wooden bars that go across the front for lights, that can be placed on a triangle of doors for more display and support. It can have two corners of 3 shelves.

You can see one corner of shelves in the picture below. The rug is available as well - a Pier One import of long ago - It is rattan and in 1 ft. squares - so it can be configured to your booth as well.

I have used it and loved it for over 30 years (it was made by a woodworker friend up in MA) I would love to see it have more years as a display booth.

It is being lovingly stored right now at a friends place in West Asheville. E-mail me if you are interested… Chiwa

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Wanted: kiln shelves for a reduction gas kiln

Here are the details from Joey Sheehan:

I am looking for some 12 x 24 clay shelves for a reduction gas kiln. Just wanted to put the call out to see if anybody had any to get rid of. They can email me at

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Mica Gallery re-opening July 1st

What: Opening the Gallery
When: July 1, 2020
Where: Downtown Bakersville, NC

Mica is pleased to announce that the gallery will be open once again!

On July 1st Mica, a cooperative gallery of fine contemporary craft will re-open its doors to friends and customers. July hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 5pm. And Mica will be open by appointment Sundays through Tuesdays. To make an appointment, please phone Terry Gess at 828-467-0166, the gallery at 828-688-6422, or email, a least a day ahead to be met at Mica for special showing by one of Mica’s artist members.
Mica is following CDC, state, and federal guidelines to keep our gallery healthy. Please be prepared to wear masks and practice social distancing when visiting.

Be assured that Mica will be sanitizing surfaces regularly throughout the day and between visitors. Hand sanitizer will be available upon arrival and paper masks are provided if you forgot to wear yours.

The gallery is brimming with fresh artwork, and Mica artists are excited to welcome our wonderful neighbors, collectors, and friends again. So, please visit us, or make an appointment, and see what’s new.

Mica artists are so grateful for your patience and continued support during this unprecedented time.

Mica is located at 37 Mitchell Ave, Bakersville, NC. Our hours of operation currently are Wed. - Sat. 10am – 5pm. For more information visit or call 828.688.6422. Follow us on Facebook at Mica Gallery NC, or on Instagram at micagallerync.

Friday, June 12, 2020

FOR SALE: Electric Kiln, Wheel, plus accessories: $1000

PACKAGE PRICE ONLY - no splitting - all questions and any inquiries to or 305-389-1189. Pick up from Chunns Cove, AVL (28805) area:

Manual electric kiln with stand, bottom shelf and four half shelves, plus posts.

Clay boss wheel with bats, giffin grip, assorted molds.


Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Penland School online slide nights

Penland is sharing slide presentations online starting tonight. From the email announcement:
We can't gather in Northlight right now, but that doesn't mean we can't still enjoy a slide night or two! Over the next few weeks, we'll be sharing a series of slide presentations by Penland staff. Each one will go live on the dates listed below—at 8:15 PM, of course! We encourage you to tune in then for maximum slide night nostalgia, but the videos will remain up afterwards so you can view them at your leisure.
  • June 3—Ian Henderson (tessellation and tiles) & Nancy Lowe (art, science, and stitching)
  • June 10—Sarah Parkinson (screen printing and natural dyes) & Lynne Hobaica (sculptural ceramics)
  • June 17—Tom Condon (photographs and chemigrams), Alena Applerose (illustration and metalsmithing), Wes Still (video paintings)
Note: These links will display "video unavailable" until 8:15 PM on the date listed

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Free Webinar: Mindset Reset for Creatives

Free Mountain BizWorks webinar: Mindset Reset for Creatives
Friday, June 5
2pm - 4pm

Creative mindset coaches Jen Aly and Johanna Hagarty will address their perspectives on mindset and how important it can be as we move through a time of crisis. Each will also lead us through a variety of exercises and how to cultivate a growth mindset in a time of a broken economy.

Link to registration here:

Wednesday, May 27, 2020


Is anyone familiar with Carotex clay mined in SC? Googling tells me its a kaolin marketed for masonry applications, but i'm wondering if anyone has used it for pottery making?
I've got access to a palette full if anyone is interested in picking some up from Haywood Community College. email Emily

Thursday, May 21, 2020

NCECA Virtual Cup Exhibition and Sale

(Apologies for the weird formatting. I copied and pasted this from an email announcement that was sent to me.)

virtual cup exhibition and sale 

NCECA's first monthly eBay Cup Exhibition and Sale opens for bidding on Thursday May 21st at 4pm MDT* and closes on May 31st. This inaugural auction is a wonderful opportunity to add to your cup collection or purchase beautiful gifts for those you care about while advancing the field of contemporary ceramic art and learning. Proceeds benefit NCECA’s Fund for Artistic Development which supports creative research and diversity fellowships, international residencies, and student scholarships. Visit this link on and after May 21st to see and bid on cups that are available for purchase at auction. If you are interested in bidding but not yet a user of the eBay platform, you may wish to review this brief instructional video and this page on the auction site.

Each year, NCECA provides more than $50,000 in direct support to artists and students. Beginning tomorrow, new cups will be featured each month on NCECA’s website and NCECA’s eBay Seller Page. Cup makers will retain possession of their works until a winning bid is determined at the close of each month’s auction. NCECA provides makers with a prepaid shipping label to transport the cup to its new owner. 

If you missed the deadline to have your cup featured in the first month of auction items, don’t despair. You can still contribute your work through the participation form at this link.



Amaco glazes for sale

Annie Clingenpeel has cone 05 glazes for sale; details in the flyer above. Annie is near Asheville in Fairview, but will be happy to meet folks.

Contact Annie at

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Large gas kiln for sale in Franklinton, NC

Here are the details from Leslie Martin:

The interior is 35 cubic feet. 47” in height from the floor to the bottom of the arch. The interior front to back and side to side are 34” X 34”. It’s a downdraft and the exit flue is 4.5” X 9” placed vertically. I use a 20” tall bag wall. I place the first shelf about 7” from the floor. The door is a soft brick stack door that needs to be redone. I bought it in July 2003 from Sure fire mfg. high fire kilns and paid $6000. Kiln is on skids and can be moved with a "roll back" tow truck. Chimney needs to be taken down and bricks are included if they are wanted. Will help with dismantling chimney but cost does not include moving.

The hot face lining is 2600* insulation fire brick, 4.5” thick. The sub-lining is 1900* block insulation , 2” thick.

The hearth is high duty firebrick. It is encased in metal and is on a metal skid for transport. The weight is 4000 to 5000 pounds. The kiln has a cone 10 (2381*) max capacity.

It’s fired with 4 raku burners.

I have fired it 90 times. The kiln reduces very well.

I’m asking $4000 and that includes an Axner oxy probe (paid $800 new) and about 13 advancer (lightweight) kiln shelves (paid $2000 new).

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Wanted: LOTS of tile setters

Here are the details from Lynda Evans:

I am shopping for a LOT of stackable tile setters, the triangular corner kind. I need to match a large tile order and don't have kiln furniture for this. They are 12" x 12" x 1" and I need to stack high, with air spaces of course. Flexible re solution, if anyone is retiring from tile stacking, maybe we can find each other.

Have some of these tile setters or any leads on some? Contact Lynda at or one of the phone numbers below:

Cell: 423-358-5645
Shop: 423-357-3669

Mica Gallery announces its 2020 season opening online

Mica, the fine contemporary crafts cooperative in downtown Bakersville, NC, showcases the work of its 15 artist-members including sculpture, glass, jewelry, fiber, wearables, painting, and functional pottery.

However, during this time of COVID-19 Mica’s doors are closed until it becomes safe to open them again.

Mica has great news though: you can now shop at Mica online.

Mica has established an online store for you to purchase the artists’ crafts.

Simply go to and you will be taken to a virtual gallery displaying a sampling of work by all of Mica’s artists.

For more information visit or call 828.688.6422. Follow us on Facebook at Mica Gallery NC, or on Instagram at micagallerync.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Updated list of Cady Clay Works studio supplies and equipment for sale

(Original posts here and here)

Custom-made Clay Cutters (photos below) - Drop a log of clay, up to 30" long, onto one of these wired cutters and Hey, Presto - you have multiple pieces of clay the same weight.  Using these will cut so much prep time from your production.  They are set up at 1.25", 2", 3.25" and 3.5".  If you use a 4" diameter log from a pugmill, 1" equals 1 lb.   $35 each or all 4 for $120.

55# Bucket of Refractory Cement, unopened:  Alsey Pilot Super Duty Mortar 2A2050 (up to 2600*)  $45

#8 Inswood-HP Ceramic Fiber Blanket 1" x 24"x 19ft (new in box) $40

1/2 Round High Alumina Kiln Shelves 26" x 13" x 1":  4 - good shape  $25 each/  14 - need grinding  $15 each

Rectangular High Alumina Kiln Shelves 28" x 14" x 1":  5 - never used $60 each

1 1/4" Top Diameter Corks - 83 rough, 36 smooth  $45 all

Beth Gore
336 588 0248 Text
910 464 5661 Landline
Located in Seagrove NC

photos of the custom-made clay cutters:

Free Webinar: Art Gallery Marketing Checklist

Art Gallery Marketing Checklist
Free Online Webinar
Thursday, May 14th

This workshop will focus on strategies to grow foot traffic and increase sales to local area art galleries. Instructor, Martin Brossman, will discuss the latest and most current marketing practices for art galleries. Don’t miss this special event!

Details and link to registration:

Offered via the Small Business Center Network,
North Carolina Community College System
(Facilitated by Mayland Community College Small Business Center)

Monday, May 11, 2020

Kiln for sale in Asheville

From Sandra Wright:


Gently Used Skutt 1018 (2-Ring) Kiln. Features: Easy Loading, Kiln Master Controller, EnviroVent, includes extra thermocouple, shelves, kiln furniture. (firing log available) $750 Call 828-712-8034

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Request: clay to-go kits and firing services in Asheville?

My name is Kayla Rakower, I am a New Yorker and a full-time UX Designer at IBM, staying with family in Asheville and looking for an opportunity to stay creative. Back home I am a member of a pottery studio and have been for about 3 years now. They are doing to-go kits where we can pick up clay and drop off work to be fired. I am really just looking to get my hands dirty and hand build, but with confidence that I will be able to have whatever I were to make bisque fired in a state that wont break when I eventually get to travel home. Alternatively, I would love to rent a wheel or a kiln. In exchange, I am happy to offer my UX Design services or pay a deposit.

Contact Kayla at if you are offering something like this or know of anyone/any place that is.

(note: I've shared with Kayla the info about Tryon Arts & Crafts School's new clay takeout and delivery services, but is anyone doing this in or closer to Asheville?)

Tryon Arts & Crafts School call for 2021 instructor proposals and clay takeout and delivery services

Two announcements from Tryon Arts and Craft School:

Tryon Arts & Crafts School is now accepting proposals for 2021 courses. More info and application here:


Tryon Arts & Crafts School announces their new clay takeout & delivery services, including raw clay purchases, kiln firing services and pick-up and delivery. More info here:

(Tryon Arts and Craft School is located in Tryon, NC, about 45 miles south of Asheville.)

Custom-made clay cutters for sale

Custom-made Clay Cutters For Sale:

Drop a log of clay, up to 30" long, onto one of these wired cutters and Hey, Presto - you have multiple pieces of clay the same weight. Using these will cut so much prep time from your production. They are set up at 1.25", 2", 3.25" and 3.5". If you use a 4" diameter log from a pugmill, 1" equals 1 lb.

$35 each or all 4 for $120.

Beth Gore
336 588 0248 Text
910 464 5661 Landline
Located in Seagrove NC

(note: these cutters are part of a larger list of items for sale:

Thursday, May 7, 2020

2020 Madison County Potters Market Show + Sale now online

Very cool: the 10th annual Madison County Potters Market Show + Sale, originally scheduled for April 18th and canceled due to COVID-19, is now online on the In Tandem Gallery website!

(image from the Potters of Madison County Facebook page)

Western North Carolina potter looking for used potters wheel

Western North Carolina potter looking for used potters wheel in good condition. Prefer Shimpo or Brent but would consider anything in good condition. I am willing to drive 2-1/2 hours from Asheville. Please contact me by phone or email.

Catherine Rael
828 595-6182

Ward burners for sale in Bakersville, NC

2 GACO MR 100 Venturi Burners for sale

$70 for the set including shut off valves (sell at $220.00+ new)
Used and a bit rusty but serviceable
Terry Gess Pottery, Bakersville, NC
(828) 467-0166

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Western NC potter looking for wheel and kiln

My name is Rachel Gunsch and I am a 2020 graduate and am building my own ceramics studio. I am looking to buy a used wheel and electric kiln that are in good condition. I am looking for a Shimpo or Brent wheel that is of standard classroom capabilities. I am also looking for a top loading skutt electric kiln. I am willing to travel anywhere in NC to pick it up. You can contact me by email at or by phone at 704-431-0456.