Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Snow on the Roan 2012


Yo, been snowed in on the Roan. We got from 12" - 15" but hard to tell with all the drifts. (3 1/2 Ft)

Anyway, we got out and will get back to posting soon.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

ware cart - where?

I need a used ware cart for my new studio. Anybody have an extra or know of any for sale?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

5 Ceramic Artists, one spot Rabbit Ridge Opens this weekend!

Stephen Foehner & Susan Clusener open Rabbit Ridge Studios for the first time at this weekend's Weaveville Art Safari.  Check them out and their 3 guest artists: Emily Reason, Kyle Carpenter & Alex Matisse.
Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm.  Map & info at: http://www.weavervilleartsafari.com/index.php




Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Source • Material: An Exhibition on Water and the Ceramic Cup-Curated by Lindsay Rogers

Josh Stover
On November 1, 2012, Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville, NC presents "Source Material: An Exhibition on Water and the Ceramic Cup". This is one of our most anticipated exhibitions of the year among collectors and potters alike. Lindsay Rogers, University of Florida,  has been selected to curate this year's event. Lindsay has selected 68 of her favorite ceramic artists from around the country for "Source Material" and they represent a broad range of unique styles and techniques.

Lindsay Roger's inspiration for the exhibition was water. According to Lindsay "Water is everywhere. As abundant as an ocean and as delicate as a drop, water is the source of all life. This eternally human need consistently shifts the way we build our tools, our cultures and our lives. Historically speaking, water has become a dictator of form, an aesthetic inspiration, a human habit and an honest informer of the ecological state of our world. In this exhibit, contemporary ceramic artists will address the theme of water through the form of the ceramic cup."

Artists to include:
Julia Galloway
Adam Field, Adam Posnak, Amy Smith, Andrew Avakian, Audrey Rosulek, Ben Krupka, Birdie Boone, Brett Freund, Brian Jones, Chandra DeBuse, Cheyenne Chapman Rudolph, Chris Pickett, Courtney Martin, Courtney Murphy, Dan Anderson, Dandee Pattee, Diana Fayt, Donna Flanery, Doug Peltzman, Emily Reason, gwendolyn yoppolo, Hayne Bayless, Hiroe Hanazono, Jana Evans, Jason Burnett, Jeff Kleckner, Jennifer Allen, Josh DeWeese, Joshua Stover, Julia Galloway, Kari Smith, Kathy King, Kelly O'Briant, Kristen Kieffer, KyoungHwa Oh, Leah Leitson & Martin Tatarka, Leanne McClurg Cambric, Linda Arbuckle, Liz Zlot Summerfield, Louise Harter, Mark Errol, Frank Martin, Martina Lantin, Mary Barringer, Michael Hunt, Michael Kline, Natalie Tornatore, Nicole Gugliotti, Nicole Aquillano, Nigel Rudolph, Ronan Kyle Peterson, Sanam Emami, Sean O'Connell, Shadow May, Shane Mickey, Shawn Spangler, Shoko Teruyama, Simon Levin, Steven M. Godfrey, Steven Roberts, Sue Tirrell, Sunshine Cobb, Susan Feagin, Tara Wilson, Tina Gebhart and Victoria Christen.

The exhibition will open on November 1 and remain through December 31. Please join us for an artist reception Saturday, November 3 at 6pm. The exhibition can be seen and purchased online beginning November 1 at 12:00am. For more information call 828-688-3599 or online at www.crimsonlaurelgallery.com

Working


Yo, haven't been posting on pottery lately since I have been working on the house. Seemed better to do it myself (with Cheryl's help) rather than pay someone $3,000.  And the weather has been cooperating beautifully!

So another two days of this and then back to pottery. 

If anyone has any shows to advertise??

Monday, October 22, 2012

Clay Clubbers on stage in "8" the Play


John Britt in a suit and tie, giving a great performance as lawyer Charles Cooper (opposing lawyers David Boies and Ted Olson) in the "8" the Play staged reading in Bakersville on Saturday night. More photos from the performance here. And Equality NC has a nice post on the significance of performing this play about the Prop 8 marriage equality trial in tiny, rural Bakersville here.

Thanks to John and fellow potters Pat Benard and Ken Sedberry who also acted in it, and to everyone who made this evening such a great success.

Friday, October 19, 2012

OOAK Gallery Celebration

Photo: Women glass artists of the valley is looking good in the sunlite windows of the OOAK gallery, Micaville.

Our Second Annual Fall Celebration starts Friday, October 19, 2012 and continues through Saturday with food, music and artist demonstrations. 

We are also part of the Highway 80 South Art Hop, with studios open up and down 80 S from Micaville to Celo. 

It's a great weekend to see the fall color!

http://www.ooakartgallery.com/

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fall Colors


Mitchell County Gay Straight Alliance | "8" the Play

The play "8" will be performed on Saturday October 20, 2012 at 7:00  p.m. FREE and open to the public:

CLICK on this for more info:  Mitchell County Gay Straight Alliance | "8" the Play


Amy Waller is producing the play and other potters in the area will be performing (if you can call it that?) John Britt, Ken Sedberry, and Pat Bernard. See comments for Amy's thank you!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Chimney rebuild


Promised this to Will. 

Here is a rebuild for my venturi kiln chimney when I got Bailey Power Burners.

I had too high of a chimney for forced air and it was sucking out all the heat and making the kiln uneven so I had to add reduce the size of the chimney and the height...but needed it still needed to go through the roof. I didn't couldn't add a metal vent because of space and cost....So I added some hard brick soaps on the corners (to shield the meal)and 2 lentils of hard bricks and then restacked the rest through the roof.

It acts like a large passive damper.



Liz Zlot Summerfield Cup


Got lucky yesterday in our cup exchange!  An original Liz Zlot Summerfield sweetie.

Anyway, back to the salt mine for one more day.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Off to the Potters Market

Spruce Pine Potters Market

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 
at the historic Cross Street Building in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. 
Admission is free and lunches will be available.

31 Cross Street, Spruce Pine, North Carolina.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Oil Spot Teapots


Got some new Oil Spot Teapots for the Spruce Pine Potters Market this weekend. 

The Spruce Pine Potters Market at the historic Cross Street Building in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. 
Admission is free and lunches will be available.
31 Cross Street, Spruce Pine, North Carolina.






Spruce Pine Potters Market

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Some fun at Arrowmont


So I got these shirts at Arrowmont last week and gave them to the students and they immediately started to put in word bubbles with shit I said. Who does that??

Fall decompostion


Some nice stuff decomposing in the garden these days.

Fall Butterflies


Maybe an orange and black Comma.... definitely not a Colon!

Teapots for this weekend


The Spruce Pine Potters Market 
at the historic Cross Street Building in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. 
Admission is free and lunches will be available.
31 Cross Street, Spruce Pine, North Carolina.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Spruce Pine Potters Market 2012


Getting worked packed for the Spruce Pine Potters Market this weekend.  It is October 13 and 14th , 2012 10::00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Spruce Pine Potters Market

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 
at the historic Cross Street Building in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. 
Admission is free and lunches will be available.
31 Cross Street, Spruce Pine, North Carolina.



October Clay Club 2012 CANCELLED


Unfortunately, we are cancelling the October Clay club because sooo many people are busy.  We will reschedule the Black Mountain visit in the coming months.  

Best of luck with the shows everyone!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Packing material in Asheville??

Does anyone know where the best place to get packing material in Asheville is?  I want bubble wrap and that thin  packing foam.

Thanks in advance,

John Britt

Ron Philbeck recommended:

http://www.piedmontpaper.com/

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Updraft Kiln for Sale 2012


I am asking $950 for kiln and hood, or $750 for just the kiln.

KILN SOLD but HOOD IS STILL AVAILABLE!!!!

It's an Olympic 2327 - 7 cu. ft. gas. with kiln sitter and ignition ring. Located in sunny central Florida! 

Contact Nora at:  "nora thomas"

Photo: Do you know anyone that would be looking for a used, in good working
condition updraft gas kiln?  I have one for sale, as well as an exhaust hood
and other accessories.

Photo: The kiln is 7 cu. ft., gas, with three burners. The hood is attached to a swing arm.  Asking 950 for kiln and hood or
750 for kiln.  o.b.o.  Located in Mount Plymouth, FL.


Arrowmont Glaze Class October 2012



Had a great class at Arrowmont Glaze Class.  Just didn't get Frank before he left. Super smart and fun group!  I will post more images of stuff we learned later.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Register now! Workshop w/ Emily Reason

Spaces available in this demonstration workshop at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Il. October 12 & 13.  
throwing, altering, carving & brush work.  
An exhibition of Emily's work runs Oct 11- Dec 12 in the college's Galleries 1 & 2.  

www.emilyreason.com



Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Can anyone rent a kiln for a cone 6 firing?

I had someone ask me about renting kiln to fire a cone 6 electric? His kiln broke and he is desperate for a show this weekend. I am out of town or I would do it.

John Britt


Canon G5 PowerShot Camera for Sale

Canon PowerShot G5- 5Megapixel Compact Camera - 1.8" LCD - 4x Optical Zoom - 35mm equivalent range 35mm - 140mm.

In excellent condition.

Asking $85.00

A great camera for pot shots or flora, etc. Not for action shots, unless you anticipate correctly.   Easy to use.  Comes with manual. There's a bag available for $10 extra.

Location: Just south of Mars Hill, off I-26.

Henry Pope
mikpotry@gmail.com

Monday, October 1, 2012

Susan Feagin

 Check out Susan's work at Crimson Laurel this month: Susan Feagin:

 Susan Feagin: