Friday, September 30, 2016

October Featured Artist at In Tandem Gallery - Carolanne Currier


Just wanted to let every one know that our good friend Carolanne Currier will be having a show at In Tandem Gallery Saturday, October 1st.  Her work is the most dramatic and beautiful soda fired pieces I've ever seen; with purple halo's and intense orange flashing.  By reducing with water on the cool down she achieves a gorgeous carbon black transition that pumps up the contrast.  It's all online as well if you're unable to stop by.  It certainly is something thats got to be seen though.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Dig In! Empty Bowls Dinner this Friday in Burnsville



From the Dig In! website:

Join us for the 6th annual Dig In! Empty Bowls Dinner on September 30, 2016 from 4:30 – 7:30pm at Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church in Burnsville, NC. Proceeds raised benefit Dig In!’s work to grow and give vegetables so that everyone eats in Yancey County.

Join your family and neighbors for a meal that celebrates our community’s ability to feed each other so that everyone eats. Tickets can be purchased at the door or the following venues: Appalachian Java, Burnsville Wine And …, Yancey Chamber of Commerce, OOAK Gallery, Pig & Grits, and Reconciliation House.

More here: https://diginyancey.org/2016/08/03/2016-dig-in-empty-bowls/

Display pedestals for sale in Linville, North Carolina



Here are the details from Kimbrell Frazier:

MUST SELL! 18 EASY PEDESTALS for INDOOR SHOWS

They are lightweight, fold and pack down easily and make a beautiful display.
I have at least $950 invested in them. Will sell for $200 cash.
Pick up in Linville NC, near Pineola.

12” square x 41” high - 2
12” square x 36” high - 2
12” square x 24” high - 3
16” square x 42” high - 3
16” square x 36” high - 3
16” square x 30” high - 5

Kimbrell Frazier
sks.frazier@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Spruce Pine Potters Market October 8-9, 2016



Join us at the historic Cross Street Building in Spruce Pine, North Carolina


October 8 and 9, 2016

10 am – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday




The Spruce Pine Potters Market is a unique gathering of our region’s greatest potters and clay artists. Enjoy wonderful food and beautiful handmade pottery on a colorful autumn weekend. Admission is free and lunches are available for purchase on site.


Visitors to the show can purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a beautiful

piece of art donated by four of our participating artists.

The winner does not need to be present at the time of the drawing.







Monday, September 26, 2016

General and Special: Designer Talk with Ole Jensen this Wednesday in Asheville


General and Special: Designer Talk with Ole Jensen
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in downtown Asheville

From The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design website:

Copenhagen-based ceramist and designer Ole Jensen will provide insights into his process transforming everyday materials into contemporary forms. Jensen will include examples of his own designs that contain both the special and the general.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Register at: generalandspecial.eventbrite.com

About Ole Jensen

Ole Jensen is a ceramist and designer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is educated from The Arts and Crafts College in Kolding and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Since 1985, Jensen has taught at several design schools, exhibited his works in museums including Designmuseum Denmark, Victoria and Albert Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, among others. He is the recipient of a number of design grants and awards including a Life-long Honorary Grant from the Danish Arts Foundation and has been involved in numerous product design collaborations, such as Royal Copenhagen, Normann Copenhagen and Muuto.

www.olejensendesign.com


This event is held in conjunction with The Future of Fixing, on view at Benchspace Gallery & Workshop September 2, 2016 – January 20, 2017.

More info here: http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/general-and-special/

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Ceramics equipment and supplies for sale in Asheville


David Samuel Harold has the following items for sale in Asheville (check back for photos which will be added soon):

Wheel: 500

beam balance: 50

banding wheel: 45

angle grinder: 30

spray glaze setup: 40

compressor: 50

^6 glazes in buckets, various chemistry: prices based on grouped items

Contact David at davidsamuelh@gmail.com

More bowls needed for Dig In! Community Garden's Empty Bowls


Here are the details, from Victoria Hicks:

There's still time to help provide fresh produce to hungry people in our community. The Dig In! Community Garden's Empty Bowls event is Sept. 30, and they NEED MORE BOWLS!

They'd like to receive bowls by this Saturday, September 24
Bowls can be dropped off at ANY of these participating locations:

Yancey County Farmers' Market on the Burnsville Town Square. Saturday mornings from 8:30-12:30 am with Jacquie Lopez, Market Manager
Creekside Cafe & Bakery, Burnsville
Yancey County Library 321 School Circle, Burnsville, NC 28714
The Ice Cream Deck, 621 Micaville Loop, Micaville 28755
AFTER RENOVATIONS/SEPT 22: OOAK gallery in Micaville (573 Micaville Loop, Micaville, NC 28755)
Spruce Pine Library 142 Walnut Ave, Spruce Pine, NC 28777, phone (828) 765-4673

Or, to coordinate a pick up, Please contact Jacquie Lopez
cell/txt 703-232-2145, jacquie@blackdogendeavors.net, in person at the Yancey County Farmers' Market Saturdays 8:30 - 12:30

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Please drop a business card in each of your donated bowls so that the recipient knows who to thank for their special treasure!
Bowls of any type are welcome: Ceramic, thrown, handbuilt, wood, etc!
ABOUT THE EMPTY BOWLS PROJECT

The Empty Bowls Project is an international grass roots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. It is a project of Imagine Render, a 501c3 non-profit organization. This year marks the 26th anniversary of Empty Bowls and the 6th annual Dig In! Empty Bowls Dinner. It will be held on Friday, September 30th from 4:30-7:30 pm at Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church in Burnsville. In years past, the DigIn! Empty Bowls event has seen over 600 attendees!


EMPTY BOWLS NEEDS YOU!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Recap: September Clay Club with Hitomi and Takuro Shibata at In Tandem Gallery



Thanks to Hitomi and Takuro Shibata for a super interesting Clay Club program, and to Silvia Ferrari-Palmer for hosting us at In Tandem Gallery!

Hitomi and Takuro shared a slide presentation and talked about their pottery and how they ended up in North Carolina. Hitomi and Takuro both established ceramic careers in Shigaraki, Japan before coming to the US in 2001. They came to ceramics through very different paths: Hitomi from a ceramic arts background and Takuro from a non-arts engineering background. Today they share a studio, Studio Touya, in Seagrove, North Carolina, focused on wood-firing. They told us "Touya" means "pottery house" in Japanese. Check out their work on their website, www.studiotouya.com.

Takuro is the director of STARworks Ceramics in Star, North Carolina, near Seagrove. STARworks is "an arts-centered work community that promotes community and economic development by providing outstanding artistic educational programs and business ventures." In addition to STARworks Ceramics, STARworks businesses include STARworks Glass, STARworks Clay Studio, and Wet Dog Glass. Wet Dog Glass has developed an electric reduction kiln - in the presentation, Takuro showed a similar kiln in Japan and the Wet Dog Glass version. (You can see the results of the first firing of the Wet Dog Glass electric reduction kiln here: https://www.facebook.com/STARworksNC/posts/10153567237809149)

Takuro gave us a video tour of STARworks Ceramics showing how the clay bodies are prepared. STARworks uses North Carolina clays to make clay bodies. Takuro brought samples of STARworks clay bodies for folks to try - a number of clubbers took advantage of this generous offer. I hope some of you will consider sharing your results!

Kent McLaughLin and Andy Palmer are talking about putting in a group order for STARworks clay - I'll post more details about this, but if you think you might be interested, let one of them or me know.

Thanks again to Hitomi, Takuro and Silvia, and to everyone - including those who ended up on the Shane Mickey overflow deck next door - who came!








Soldner clay mixer and fountain glazer for sale in Seagrove, North Carolina


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Update 9/23/16: the clay mix has SOLD, too!

Update 9/19/16: the fountain glazer has SOLD! The clay mixer is still available.

Here are the details from Susan Walton:

Soldner clay mixer (larger of the two sizes) good condition
475.00

fountain glazer SOLD SOLD SOLD
50.00

Located in Seagrove, NC
336-879-2600 ask for Don
Email:
ssw@rtmc.net




Wednesday, September 14, 2016

FREE LECTURE THIS WEEKEND! Ben Richardson



Ben Richardson Lecture
Sunday, September 18th, 7-9pm.
Odyssey ClayWorks
Free and open to the public

Come meet international wood-fire sensation Ben Richardson for a screening of his documentary Fire Works, followed by a panel discussion and reception. Topics will include his Tasmanian studio and kiln and recent commissions to produce work for 4 of the top 10 restaurants in Australia. Odyssey is honored to host this unique chance to spend an evening with a world class, ceramic artist.

Sponsored by the Odyssey Scholarship Fund

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Clay Club this Wednesday in Bakersville!


Clay Club is tomorrow tonight (Wednesday, September 14th)!

Details:

When: Wednesday, September 14th, at 6 pm

Where: In Tandem Gallery in Bakersville (see link below for directions)

What: Hitomi and Takuro Shibata will talk about their pottery and how they ended up in North Carolina. Hitomi and Takuro are originally from Japan, where they established ceramic careers in Shigaraki. Their main focus is wood firings. Takuro will also talk about STARworks Ceramics where he is the director. Takuro will bring samples of STARworks clay bodies for us to check out, and Silvia Ferrari-Palmer will also tell us about In Tandem Gallery, which she opened in April, 2016.

We'll have the usual potluck, so bring food to share. Clay Club is BYOB, so bring drink, too.

***Asheville area folks: Linda Falcone is hoping to connect with Asheville area folks to carpool to Bakersville for this Clay Club. Contact Linda at claymaster69@yahoo.com if you're interested!***

Questions? Contact Silvia at intandemgallery@gmail.com or at 828-688-6428. You can also contact me at amy@amywallerpottery.com or at 828-467-1183.

Directions and more details here: http://ncclayclub.blogspot.com/2016/09/september-clay-club-with-hitomi-and.html

COMING UP... The Village Potters Master Series Workshop with Angelique Tassistro!



 Master Series Workshop
1/2 Day Demonstration with ANGELIQUE TASSISTRO


Making Your Work Your Own: using commercial glazes in low fire oxidation

Join us for an afternoon with Angelique as she shows us how to make custom, one-of-a-kind underglaze colors and demonstrates layering those glazes in combination with underglaze pencils and commercial glazes to create truly unique and expressive functional work that is sure to inspire the creative spirit!
Angelique is focused on creating functional, whimsical pottery with a sculptural approach, always going to that “magic nation” for inspiration. Her work is shown in the permanent collection at New Orleans Museum of Modern Art in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2010 Angelique was selected to be one of The WNC Top 10 Emerging artist and in 2011 she was selected as one of Ceramic Monthly’s Top 15 National Emerging Clay Artist. Angelique has been featured in various prominent national publications, most recently featured in back to back issues of Clay Times for her unique glazing style. Angelique is the founder Fly Coop Studios, located in the Asheville’s River Arts District at Curve Studios and Garden.
Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Fee: $95 (TVP ongoing student discount $55)            
To register: call (828) 253-2424 or visit http://thevillagepotters.com/product/tvp-master-series-with-angelique-tassistro/



The Village Potters
191 Lyman Street #180
Asheville, NC 28801

Stuff for sale

Hello all

I have more stuff that I'm wanting to get rid of in the studio.

I have one and one half gallon jugs of porcelain slip: Free to anyone who wants it.

Two boxes of Lymen Red clay: GONE

Two jars of a high fire clear glazes, I think they fire to cone 9: GONE

I also have a half jar of a high fire clear satin, cone 9: free

A heavy duty ware cart with shelves! My mom had it, but it's too big for the studio! Asking $450 OBO. I can send pictures if anyone is interested in it. You can also come to my studio and check it out if you wanted. Cart has 33 shelves. The shelves are 32" X 16".

I also have a small Paragon test kiln. The control box isn't attached to the kiln, it would need to be attached. It needs some TLC. Kiln has no kiln sitter on it.  It has some kiln furniture and two small shelves. $50.

I can be reached via emial at triaturrougirl@gmail.com

thanks y'all


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Downtown Spruce Pine Entrepreneurial Assistance Program


Grants will be avail­able to qualifying new businesses (like, say, artists) in downtown Spruce Pine, North Carolina through the Downtown Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (DEAP). The program starts next Monday, September 12th. You can also take one or more of the classes even if you're not interested in applying for a grant. Here are some of the details from the Mayland Community College website:

Mayland Community College’s Small Business Center is offering a Small Business Center Entrepreneurship Certificate opportunity. In a six-class series, students will learn the basics of business. The SBC’s goal is to assist small business owners with building a functional and loan-ready business plan. Attend one or all six classes! Upon completion of all six classes, participants will receive a certificate from the MCC Small Business Center that can be included with business plans. Week one begins with how to start and finance a small business on September 12 at 5:30 PM at MCC’s Mitchell Campus. All classes in this series will be held on the Mitchell Campus and will begin at 5:30 PM.

As an extra incentive to attend the SBC Entrepreneurship Certificate opportunity, MCC has partnered with Spruce Pine Main Street, Mitchell County Economic Development, and the Town of Spruce Pine to offer start-up assistance to select new businesses via the Downtown Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (DEAP).

Start-up grants will be avail­able to qualifying new businesses that settle in the downtown section of Spruce Pine. In order for a prospective business to apply for the DEAP start-up grant, participants must complete the Mayland Small Business Center Entrepreneurship Certificate Course, provide a business plan, and formally present their business proposal to a review committee. Business proposals and plans will be reviewed by an outside panel who will recommend grant award winners. Grants will cover select start-up expenses for the win­ning business. For detailed requirements about DEAP, contact Spruce Pine Main Street Director Libby Phillips at aspms@downtownsprucepine.com or 828.765.3008.

To enroll in one or all six of the MCC Small Business Center Entrepreneurship Certificate classes visit www.mayland.edu and click on the Continuing Education link for the Small Business Center or call 828.766.1295.


Class descriptions and more info here: http://www.mayland.edu/news/sbc-offering-small-business-center-entrepreneurship-certificate-series

"From the Earth" at Mica Gallery in Bakersville



"From the Earth" at Mica Gallery in Bakersville

Exhibit opens this Friday, September 9th

Artist Reception 5-8 pm Saturday, September 17th

www.micagallerync.com

Mountain Xpress also has more info: http://mountainx.com/blogwire/fall-exhibition-at-mica-contemporary-craft-gallery-sept-9-nov-20/

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Seeking hard fire brick in Western North Carolina


Here are the details from Amanda Hollomon-Cook:

Looking for hard fire brick. Will pick up. Located in Marshall and could go to Penland, Black Mountain or Hendersonville to pick up. Please contact Amanda Hollomon-Cook at amandaholl138@gmail.com with rough amount and price. Thank you!

Looking for carpoolers from Asheville area for September Clay Club in Bakersville


Linda Falcone is hoping to connect with Asheville area folks to carpool to Clay Club in Bakersville on September 14th. Contact Linda at claymaster69@yahoo.com if you're interested!

Monday, September 5, 2016

FREE Kickwheel, Saluda, NC **SOLD TAKEN SOLD TAKEN**

My friend Chris Bueker has an older motorized kickwheel that he wants to pass on to another potter.
I did not see a manufacture plate but it appears to be well built, has a motor that did work at one time (might need some work), concrete flywheel, aluminum wheel head and plywood deck and seat.  You must load and haul (read: heavy). Chris has a bad back.  Contact him at 864-918-9882 or cbueker@gmail.com.  I will post SOLD when it is called for.

High Duty Castable for Sale


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Here are the details, from Terry Gess:

High Duty Castable for Sale
400 lbs Alsey High Duty "Hi-Cast 60" castable (50 lb bags) $100.00 for all

Kept in dry storage - good condition

tgess@mitchell.main.nc.us
828-467-0166

Friday, September 2, 2016

September Clay Club with Hitomi and Takuro Shibata at In Tandem Gallery in Bakersville





September Clay Club will take place Wednesday, September 14, at 6 pm at In Tandem Gallery in Bakersville. Thank you to Silvia Ferrari-Palmer for hosting us and organizing this Clay Club!

Hitomi and Takuro Shibata will talk about their pottery and how they ended up in North Carolina. Hitomi and Takuro are originally from Japan, where they established ceramic careers in Shigaraki. Their main focus is wood firings. See their work on their website, www.studiotouya.com. Takuro will also talk about STARworks Ceramics where he is the director. STARworks is located in Star, North Carolina. Here's a little about STARworks from their website:

STARworks is an arts-centered work community that promotes community and economic development by providing outstanding artistic educational programs and business ventures. We strive to engage the community with artwork and artists of the highest caliber.

STARworks Ceramics uses native NC wild clays to produce clay bodies that are manufactured with a filter press on site.


Takuro will bring samples of STARworks clay bodies for us to check out. Silvia will also tell us about her gallery which opened in April, 2016.

We'll have the usual potluck, so bring food to share. Clay Club is BYOB, so bring drink, too.

In Tandem Gallery is at 20 N. Mitchell Avenue in downtown Bakersville. Google Maps will get you there: https://goo.gl/maps/RbFWHNHhos42

Questions? Contact Silvia at intandemgallery@gmail.com or at 828-688-6428. You can also contact me at amy@amywallerpottery.com or at 828-467-1183.

See you September 14th!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

FREE LECTURE TODAY At Odyssey ClayWorks

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

Friday, August 26, 2016

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

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!!
check out our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/diginpots/

We hope to see you labor day weekend, Mike will be grilling up his famous wings and sausage and Chuck and Deana's food always delights!

Spread the word, share, enjoy!!!


POTTER'S BUNGALOW IN NORTH ASHEVILLE


Just Reduced!  Now $232,800

11 Killian Road

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.  Bathroom updates includes beautiful tile work and custom vanity. Beautiful hardwood floors and tile.  Private fenced backyard with patio. Detached garage.  The 132 Sq. ft. Sun room is perfect for a home studio, with plumbing for a utility sink and wiring on the adjacent covered patio for a kiln. See photos below.

2 Bedrooms 1 Bath 1048 sq ft  
Directions:  Merrimon Avenue North, Right to Beaverdam Road, left on Killian. Follow to right on gravel lane to yellow house on left. 

http://www.nataliekramer.com/-/listing/17790401/?controller=FeaturedListings&action=browse_extended_photos


Natalie Kramer
Asheville Realty Group
47 Patton Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
828.242.5360
Natalie@ashevillerealtygroup.com