Sunday, January 30, 2011

Dallas,TX Feb 4 ,2011

Off to TX for this weekend . I judged the Univ . of Dallas regional show and will give out awards and do a lecture ..

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Coning and Centering - John Britt -2011

Here is a short demo of coning and centering. Enjoy.

Art history buffs?

Ahoy, Clay Clubbers!

I'm looking for some links or artist names or articles or art history books or chapters that have anything to do with incorporating pop art, icons, or decals into/onto clay. Or even mimicking this look. Anyone out there got any info?

Mucho thanks,
Katey

(And hello to NC from Oregon. It's a long ways away! Hope everyone is doing well.)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Tom Turner at Pottery West


I will be at Pottery West in Las Vegas to do a two day demo workshop on April 16th and 17th, 2011. Contact Amy Kline at Pottery West at 702-685-7573, or www.potterywest.

Tom Turner Two Day Demo Workshop Feb. 12th and 13th

I will be conducting a two day demo workshop for the 31st Potter's Gathering at the Cedar Lakes Craft Center in Ripley, WV on February 12th and 13th, 2011. In the two days I will cover throwing, trimming, and decorating porcelain with "Attention To Detail". Along with the two days of demonstration, there will be constant dialogue from lecturing and questions from the audience. Contact Gloria Gregorich at gloria-greg@hotmail.com, or call 304-372-7873

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Understanding Ceramic Glazes - Workshop


Time
Saturday, March 5 · 9:00am - 5:00pm

LocationThe Jacksonville Center for the Arts

Created By

More InfoCatch up on your glazing know-how! The Jacksonville Center welcomes John Britt, author of The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glaze; Glazing & Firing at Cone 10. This workshop will be a general overview of ceramic glazes designed for beginner to advanced potters.

Organized in a question-and-answer format, we will discuss cones, kilns, firing dynamics and principles as well as applying those principles to various firing cycles. It will be a relaxed atmosphere mixed with humor, where we will discuss the problems that perplex all potters and try to offer solutions to help participants achieve your goals.

Jax Member $81 / General Public $100
Deposit $20

Register by February 1st and receive an extra 10% off tuition! Pre-registration is required.

Register online at http://jacksonvillecenter.org/education/2010-classes/2011-scheduled-classes/by-media/ceramics1/ or stop by or call the center.

Space is limited, so register early!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hall China and Homer Laughlin

Here are some links for Homer Laughlin and Hall China.

They still produce and sell to restaurants across the country.  Sysco disturbutes.

http://www.hlchina.com/

http://www.hallchina.com/

HLCProductionVideo30s

Visit to Hall China Co.and Museum of Ceramics




Just got back for a great visit to the Hall China Company in East Liverpool Ohio.  It is on the boarder of Ohio/West Virginia/ Pennsylvania.  They were recently bought by Homer Laughlin China Co. and I was lucky enough to get a tour.  An amazing place.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Used Kiln for Sale

Meridith Heywood has a 2  kilns for sale:

http://whynotpotteryblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/uneedakiln.html

I have two kilns for sale could you pass this on- the two 10 cubic foot ones are the ones left.
The 7 foot one is gone.
Thanks!
Meredith



Meredith Heywood
Whynot Pottery
1013 Fork Creek Mill Rd
Seagrove, NC 27341
336-873-9276

Digital Demo: Square on the iPad

Friday, January 21, 2011

Thrown, cut and assembled baskets, - Kari Hopkins-2011

Here is a short video of Kari Hopkins showing how she cuts and assembles her ceramic baskets.  You can see her work at:   http://www.singingtreepottery.com/

Walker Pugmill for sale

Walker Pugmill for sale.  3/4hp, reversing 110V, stainless steel, good condition.  $950 OBO
I bought this from David Nelson (anyone remember him and his great pots?) 15 or so years ago and have used it for reclaiming and reconstituting porcelain, then moving onto stoneware.  This machine is a workhorse and could be used for mixing as well as reclaiming.  It does not produce wedge-free clay.  My mixing days are over!
 It must be partially dismantled to move; location-Henderson County.  I will deliver and set up for a reasonable fee.
David Voorhees, 828 698-8775, david@handinhandgallery.com



Thursday, January 20, 2011

Shellac Resist and water wash demo -Doc Welty -2011

Here is a short video of Doc Welty demonstration his use of the shellac method.

http://www.leicestervalleyclay.com/

Centering larger amounts of clay the easy way -Patty Bilbro-2011


Here is a short video of Patty Bilbro showing how to center larger amounts of clay the easy way.

Check out here webpage and blog below:

www.pattybilbrofoxfirepottery.com

 http://pattybilbro.blogspot.com/ 

Clay Club Ideas for 2011


Had a great Clay Club at Elizabeth's. Want to thank her for letting us invade and thank Doc, Kari and Patty for demoing. ( I will post the videos later.)

Here is a list we came up with for stuff to do this year:


Ideas for 2011 Clay Club
  • Name tags
  • Photos contest for the blog of the messiest studio
  •  Share one glaze recipe and have everyone fire it on a pot and then bring it for Clay Club.
  • Tour of Unimin (contact Elizabeth Westveer)
  •  Mug Making Party at Penland (March)
  • Alex Matisse Studio/kiln ((February)
  • Empty Bowls (John Hartom)
  • Tea Pot Party –everyone brings parts of the same claybody and assemble and fire
  • Marketing Meeting Lecture –email/blog/Facebook/Etsy/Twitter/etc. New media
  • Clay Olympics (Odyssey) bring own clay and coil build fastest, have teams, throwing, make the best kiln god, etc.
  •   Kiln maintenance night
  • Glaze exchange – bring tiles and swap recipes or combinations of glazes
  • Orton cone box type contest   
  • Doc Welty Studio (fall)
  •  Crimson Laurel
  • Energy Xchange
  • Apply for Trac Group Show 2012 -Deadline March 15, 2011
  • Karoke!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Clay Club Tonight, Wednesday January 19, 2011



Hey Clubbers,

Looks like we can do Clay Club tonight. the weather looks ok.  It will be Wednesday January 19, 2011 at Elizabeth Westveer's studio.  6:00 - 8:30 p.m. 


Silver Wings Studio
Elizabeth Westveer
599 Carters Ridge Rd
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(828) 766-0706
eowestveer@gmail.com

We will still have demos if they can come. 
( Doc, Patty, and Kari ---call me and let me know if you can 828-467-5020 or 828-688-6615 --- all others welcomed and encouraged  to demo !!  Even if you think it is simple....many people just like to see different people work....don't be shy.)  

Otherwise we will just meet and plan the next year's activities.


Liz Zlot Summerfield Workshop



Liz Zlot Summerfield is hosting a workshop this weekend in her home studio. There are a couple of spots open! Check it out:



“Soft Slabing It”

A Handbuilding Workshop

by Liz Zlot Summerfield


January 22, 2011

Bakersville, North Carolina

9:30am-5pm


Come enjoy a day of demonstrations at the studio of Liz Zlot Summerfield. This workshop will cover the use of paper patterns, the construction of pots, and the use of terra sigillata and underglaze in surface decoration-all the elements that Liz uses in her work. The day will begin with a light breakfast and beverages provided by Liz. As a participant in this intimate setting, you will be able to ask many questions, learn new techniques, and see works in progress. Liz also has an on site gallery that houses her husband’s blown glass and her pottery.

Pack a lunch and prepare for a day of fun and learning in the studio!

Workshop Fee

$95

Space limited to 8 people

To register contact Liz at:

liz@lzspottery.com

828 688-1590

828 467-1138

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Clay Studio Winter Clay Clearance Sale

Start the year off right with more clay! Penland’s clay studio has some useable clay left over from 2010’s workshops. Not much, but here’s what’s left:

Earthenware:
Standard Ceramics’ white earthenware #105 (cone 06-04): $16 for a 50 lb. box

Mid-range:
Highwater’s P-5 porcelain (cone 5-6): $16 for a 50 lb. box
Highwater’s raku clay (cone 06-6): $14 for a 50 lb. box

Stoneware:
B-Mix wood WC-899 (cone 10): $16 for a 50 lb. box
Highwater’s aurora (cone 7-10): $14 for a 50 lb. box
Highwater’s trina buff (cone 7-10): $14 for a 50 lb. box
Highwater’s phoenix (cone 7-10): $14 for a 50 lb. box

Porcelain:
Highwater’s helios (cone 6-10): $26 for a 50 lb. box

If you see something interesting, please call me, Susan Feagin, 828-765-2359, ext. 29, or e-mail me at clay@penland.org. I’ll help you load!

Slab Roller Wanted!

Hey Clubbers!
My old hand-me-down slab roller has finally bit the dust. Argh. I would love to buy your slab roller... Anyone have one for sale? Please let me know- courtneypots@gmail.com
Thanks!!
-Courtney Martin

Friday, January 14, 2011

Opening Reception Tonight!- Influential Design

Celebrating the influence of dedicated instructors & accomplished student nominees.
Cynthia Lee/ Stephen Biggerstaff
Linda McFarling/ Sheila Lambert
Gabriel Kilne/ JJ Jucick
Becca Floyd/ Barbara Gerber
Emily Reason/ Marissa Domanski
Opening Reception Friday January 14, 5-7pm
FEATURING HOMEMADE FOOD BY THE POTTERS!
Exhibition runs January 14- February 27, 2011
Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts
238 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC
828-285-0210

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pocosin Cabin Fever Reliever XI



I'll be leading a workshop on surface embellishment and mark making, particularly for (but not exclusive to) firing in electric kilns, at the Pocosin Cabin Fever Reliever XI Retreat in Columbia, NC, February 17-20. Check out http://www.pocosinarts.org/retreat.html for more details, and please pass the word along to anyone you think might be interested.

You can see images of my work at this link: Nine Toes Pottery Pics

Thanks and Happy 2011!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Glaze Workshop in Philadelphia PA. Jan. 14 - 16, 2011






The Magic of Glazes and Firing

This workshop will be a general overview of ceramic glazes and glaze materials as well as different firing methods. John will discuss oxides, cones, kilns, firing dynamics and various cycles and properties of ceramic materials. It will be done in a fun and relaxed atmosphere of question and answer as well as some more structured lecture periods. The content of the talk will be directed by the participants' interest. This class is structured for students of all levels.

Instructor: John Britt
Day/Time: Friday, January 14, 7 pm - 8 pm Free Slide Lecture
Saturday, January 15, 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, January 16, 9 am - 1 pm
Class#: W-18, Room to be determined
Tuition: $150 (Members $135)

Cheltenham Center for the Arts
439 Ashbourne Road
Cheltenham
Pennsylvania
19012

http://www.cheltenhamarts.org/node/799

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Reschedule Clay Club


Yo Clubbers,


We are rescheduling Clay Club until next week January 19th , 2011. It will be at Elizabeth Westveer's from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Her address is 599 Carters Ridge Rd, Spruce Pine NC 28777 and you can Map Quest it or call me if you have problems finding it: 828-467-5020


We will have demos which will hopefully include Doc Welty, Patty Bilbro, Cynthia Bringle, and Kari Hopkins.  I will send out a revision next Monday to make sure everyone can still make it.


John Britt

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Bird Tracks in the Snow

Snow can be nice.


Bear Tracks in the Snow


Encountered some bear tracks in the snow the other day up on Roan Mountain or they were one big ass dog!

Snow Plow in Mitchell County

Yo Clubbers,

If you need a snow plow in Mitchell County, and who doesn't ??   Contact Dennis @ 828-385-3528

Monday, January 10, 2011

Canine Snow Gauge


When the dog is half covered that means that it is snowing - pretty hard.

When he is totally covered that means it is snowing - really hard!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Penland class --colored clay

Study for 2 months with Jane Peiser and Janice Farley .. An opportunity to work with a master in colored clay . penland.org for info starts mid March ......

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Barking Spider .house sitter needed

Jon and Becky are looking for a house.studio sitter .. End of Feb (3 weeks ) contact Becky 828 765-2670

Friday, January 7, 2011

Neil Patterson and Sandy Pierantozzi Workshop

Carolina Clay Matters

Workshop February 19th and 20th, 2011 at Central Piedmont Community College. Contact Sylvia for more info. $65 for members/ $125 for non -members

sylviacoppola@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Slip Decorating with Alex Matisse 2010

Here is the last video we recorded at the December Clay Club.  It is Alex Matisse showing how he decorates a planter.

Check him out at:

www.eastforkpottery.com

Clay Club January 12, 2011

Yo Clubbers,

I am trying to think of a topic for January Clay Club?? I did like seeing the demos last time, and the short videos were a hit! They are on You Tube and I posted them on the blog.

http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?feature=mhum

So I thought we could do that again?!? ... Have it at my studio (unless someone else wants to do it at theirs?) and have some demos...what do you think?.

Anyone want to demo something to be taped and posted on You Tube?  I probably need about 5 - 7 people again.

Of course, I could demo how to recycle clay or how to clean a studio....

Let me know,

John Britt
www.johnbrittpottery.com

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

NC Potters Conference 2011

PotCon2011ad


http://www.randolphartsguild.com/events/potters-conference.html

Glaze Workshop in Philadelphia PA. Jan. 14 - 16, 2011





The Magic of Glazes and Firing

This workshop will be a general overview of ceramic glazes and glaze materials as well as different firing methods. John will discuss oxides, cones, kilns, firing dynamics and various cycles and properties of ceramic materials. It will be done in a fun and relaxed atmosphere of question and answer as well as some more structured lecture periods. The content of the talk will be directed by the participants' interest. This class is structured for students of all levels.

Instructor: John Britt
Day/Time: Friday, January 14, 7 pm - 8 pm Free Slide Lecture
Saturday, January 15, 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, January 16, 9 am - 1 pm
Class#: W-18, Room to be determined
Tuition: $150 (Members $135)

Cheltenham Center for the Arts
439 Ashbourne Road
Cheltenham
Pennsylvania
19012

http://www.cheltenhamarts.org/node/799

Monday, January 3, 2011

Clay for Sale contact info

Sorry about that! If you have questions about the clay for sale please email me at sanfordsgal at gmail . I am located in Raleigh. You can also call 395 3441.

CALL for Clay Club Host?

Anyone want to host Clay Club next Wednesday January 12, 2011???
Typically we use the first meeting of the year to brainstorm fascinating topics for the year.

Bricks for sale

Jack Troy has a whole passel (about 3,000) of new K-23 IFBs for sale , 9" x 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" in Huntingdon, PA. They're $1.50 apiece, are palletized, and can be fork-lifted onto a trailer or truck, or loaded by hand if the purchaser provides some bluegrass-in-the-background to set the tempo.

Please let me know if you are interested.

Jack Troy
jgaylordt@yahoo.com

Saturday, January 1, 2011

275 lb Lot of Highwater Clay For Sale - Helios and Raku

Hi Everybody!

I have Highwater Clay I need to sell. I just want to get a good offer to me with a good discount to the buyer. There is a total of 275 plus pounds of clay. Some boxes had never been opened, most loaves never opened. Some of the loaves actually weighed 26 pounds.

Heres what I have:

Unopened
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8 - Helios - 25 pound unopened loaves

2 - Raku - 25 pound unopened loaves

1 - Brownstone Speckled unopened loaf


Opened
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2 - Brownstone Speckled - Half Loaves opened - feels malleable

Happy New Year!

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