SOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kiln and Pugmill -great condition
2007 Shimpo Stainless steel Pugmill $950 SOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! L and L Electric Kiln JD-2927-3, 240 Volts, single phase $1500
Certified to Cone 10, but been used mostly for bisque 05 firing. Total of 50 firings sinces new in 2007.
As many of you know, CNN sent a reporter and a cameraman to the Empty Bowls studio last month. They spent a day interviewing us and filming Empty Bowls friends and supporters Paulus Berensohn, Cynthia Bringle, John Britt and Claudia Dunaway. They then visited and filmed the Dig In! Yancey Community Garden in Burnsville and spent the evening at the Empty Bowls dinner held to raise money for the Dig In garden. The event was great and very successful. CNN has now put a short piece from that day on their website. The link is in the body of the email from the reporter, Julie Hays. Hope you enjoy it.
Shop CLG online for the holidays! Crimson Laurel Gallery has expanded "Shop CLG" online and opened for the first time "CLG The Ultimate Gift" with a huge selection of items perfect for the holiday gift giving season. We're featuring many unique items from area artisans including holiday ornaments, caps, scarves, honey, goat cheese, bath and beauty items, jewelry, books, and lots of really great pottery. "CLG The Ultimate Gift" features some of the finest ceramic pieces we exhibit at Crimson Laurel Gallery. Be sure and place your order early to make sure you receive your gifts for the holidays. Free gift wrapping is available for all online purchases. Crimson Laurel Gallery will be open daily through December 31. Be sure and make us one of your destinations for holiday shopping.
I am compiling information for a new book titled Wood Fired Ceramics: 100 Contemporary Artists, to be published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd. I am including with this letter a call for entries for the book.
Please post this call for entries on your website and distribute it to anyone who might be interested in submitting work for consideration. I will be happy to acknowledge your organization in the completed book if you are able to help attract talented artists.
Here is an example of the diet Cheryl and I have been on for about a year. Low carb, low sugar. It sounds horrible but it is amazing how easy and tasty it is! This doesn't look bad, does it? Chicken, mixed veggies and black beans. And it is easy to make and you don't get hungry after two hours. You feel good!
And the way it works is you get a splurge day once a week. You can eat anything, all day and so you don't feel deprived. You can always wait a couple of days for dessert!
This winter I plan to sell my complete waste oil burner set up, which
includes two burners, pumps, tanks, etc. Basically everything needed to
fire just about any size kiln to any temperature, with any kind of oil
including waste vegetable oil, motor oil, transmission fluid or even home
It can burn solidified vegetable oil on the coldest day in winter.
I did about 200 firings to cone 11 with it and my business simply out grew
the need for it so I am switching back to gas. I still have quite a bit of
oil to burn before I can sell this set up so I am just putting the word out
here on clayart now to see how many responses I get. This would give
someone chance to come see it firing if they are seriously considering it
but want to see how it works.
Please use the contact form on my website if interested. there are pictures
of the burners there as well.
This interactive Walters Museum website lets you "fire" a lustreware pot and lets you try again if you get it wrong. Nice explanation and animation of cones, too. To get to it, click on the bowl in the "science" section.
1. 30 cubic ft. stacking space gas car kiln for $3500 . This includes the forced-air burners, all bricks although some will be in pieces when the arch collapses but many will be fine and all the metal infrastructure. Also a digital pyrometer is included.
2. There are 11 x 18 silicon carbide shelves at $20 a piece.
3. Cone 10 Trina Buff clay at 0.20 a pound. (about 500# remains)
4. 50 lb. bags of Gerstley Borate at $40 each.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and my phone is 828.696.8121. Call for address and directions.
1 pound plain white bread crumbs
½ stick butter—melted
2 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
½ cup chopped fresh parsley
1 teasp. dried sage
1 teasp. dried thyme
¾ teasp. salt
½ teasp. pepper
¼ teasp ground nutmeg
½ cup chicken broth
1 pound pork sausage crumbled and cooked
2-3 gala apples chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Saute onion, celery and apples. Stir in spices. Stir in cubes of bread and butter. Add sausage. Bake in oven proof pan with lid or cover with aluminum foil at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Please join us for the Opening Reception of our Exhibition of the work of Anita Connelly and Joy Tanner, Painting and Clay, this Friday evening, November 18, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Although the show does not represent collaboration between the artists, Joy Tanner points to their comparable attention to detail, their similar palette of natural earth tones, and their mutual inspiration by nature. Two-dimensional art by Connelly will hangs on the walls while 3-D clay pieces by Tanner adorn the rest of the space.
For some twenty years now Anita Connelly has been painting landscapes and the local flora and fauna of the United States, Europe, Africa, and Central America. A member of numerous wildlife conservation and protection societies, her forte has been realistic depictions of wildlife. Recently she has moved to work in acrylics and taken an interest in 1930s-‘40s Bakersville architecture as a subject, painting from old black and white photographs of the town. Influenced in her work by Jane Wooster Scott, the famed California artist, and by Charles Wysocki, she maintains a gallery of her own, Anita’s Atelier in downtown Bakersville. Her work in a folk-art vein will be joined by her studies of flowers and birds. Other work may be viewed by visitingwww.anitasatelier.com.
Joy Tanner is currently pursuing a three-year Artist Residency at the Energy XChange, the clay and glass studio complex located at, and fueled by, a former landfill near Penland. Joy also runs her own clay studio near Penland and specializes in wood and soda-fired pottery. Her work is wheel-thrown and altered using porcelain and stoneware clays. This year has seen her bring a new exploration of detail in her work. She explains that “There are new carving patterns inspired by nature, new forms, and new subtle details. These components are carefully considered in order to enhance each form; the success for me lies all in the details.” For the TRAC exhibit she promises a variety of functional and decorative wood and soda-fired pottery that was thrown on the wheel and altered by carving and impressing patterns into the clay. Among these forms will be teapots, jars, bowls, vases, cups, plates, and baskets. Samples of Joy’s work may be seen at www.joytannerpottery.com.
For more information about the Anita Connelly and Joy Tanner TRAC exhibition please call (828) 682-7215 or visitwww.toeriverarts.org.
Just wanted to announce the CLAYMAKERS in Durham is going Not -for -Profit.
I really appreciate the wonderful environment that Catherine Lidov has fostered at Claymakers since taking the reins in 2008. They have a strong, stable pottery community and want to want to keep it strong as well as built on it. Catherine's goal from the start was for Claymakers to become a non-profit. So now is the time!
Claymakers currently earns 90% of it's expenses so they run lean. As a non-profit hey'll be able to seek grants and donations to guarantee Claymakers continued service to the pottery community.
Had a great time tonight at the Clay Club. We had about 25 freaks show up. We had a Chili cook off with 8 different pots of chili. As usual Kirk came in first but in a surprise showing Marian tied him!! And then she won the coin toss. But Emily got third and Sheilah and Jim Sockwell got fourth. Great showing and thanks to all who came. Also some good corn bread and desserts as well as some excellent Malbec.
Then, we retired to the theater area and Emily gave us a nice slide show of her amazing China travels. 7 weeks with the WVa Program.
Thanks Emily! (You can put Clay Club on your resume if you dare!!!)
Gluckin here. getting ready forPiedmont in Winston-Salem, November 18-20.
Oh so many questions/needs?
#1 anyone local (Bakersville, Spruce Pine, Burnsville) open to me borrowing their track lighting? YES, I know I just need to get to Loew's but I am looking to save $$ on my first "what I call" an expensive show and juggling all the tasks to be taken care of on my prep list.
#2 anyone doing Piedmont who would like to work swap? I help you set up, you help me set up? (YEP again, first time hanging track lighting and laying carpet) Concerned about executing it all "solo".
#3 IF there are no takers for #1 or #2, can anyone offer suggestions on the best track lighting to purchase and where?
or just tell me how easy everything will be? encourage me.
Whole-grain cornmeal has a fuller flavor than regular cornmeal milled from degerminated corn. To determine what kind of cornmeal a package contains, look closely at the label.
2 cups (10 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour 1 cup (4 1/2 ounces) fine-ground, whole grain yellow cornmeal 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 3/4 cup (5 1/4 ounces) sugar (I did 1/2 cup) 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted 3/4 cup sour cream 1/2 cup milk
Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a standard muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
Whisk the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl to combine; set aside. Whisk the eggs in a second medium bowl until well-combined and light-colored, about 20 seconds. Add the sugar to the eggs, whisk vigorously until thick and homogenous, about 30 seconds; add the melted butter in 3 additions, whisking to combine after each addition. Add half the sour cream and half the milk and whisk to combine; whisk in the remaining sour cream and milk until combined.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients; mix gently with a rubber spatula until the batter is just combined and evenly moistened. Do not over-mix. Using an ice cream scoop or large spoon, divide the batter evenly among muffin cups, dropping it to form mounds. Do not level or flatten the surface of the mounds.
Bake until the muffins are light golden brown and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean, about 18 minutes, rotating the muffin tin from front to back halfway through the baking time. Cool the muffins in the tin for 5 minutes; invert the muffins onto a wire rack, stand the muffins upright, cool 5 minutes longer, and serve warm.
Somebody abandoned this little guy in Bakersville and David Trophia from Crimsom Gallery has him and is looking for a home for him. He's a really cute dog and I'm posting this hoping someone will be willing to give him a loving home.
He was covered with burrs which David removed and this little guy sure deserves a good, loving, nurturing home. If you can take him, please call David at Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville. Thanks!
I've moved the Bailey into place and am building a roof. I need to build a exhaust port of some sort to go through the roof. I rejected the idea of purchasing $1000 of insulated pipe, flashing, etc from Burleson's, and John Britt suggested some sort of hood that doesn't touch the chimney, but can direct the heat through the roof. The kiln has an optional fume hood (top piece in picture with "Bailey" on both ends) which was probably necessary when it was inside, but probably not in the kiln's current location.
How about turning the hood around and raising it above the kiln with some sort of angle iron or something so that the exhaust hole is above the chimney? Since I have absolutely no idea what I am doing, this could be the stupidest idea ever or perhaps I have stumbled onto a clever solution. Any thoughts?
Clay Club meets at artist studios and other locations throughout Western North Carolina, usually on the second Wednesday of the month. All potters and ceramic artists are welcome! Look for details about the meetings here on the blog or contact Amy Waller at email@example.com for more info.