Clay Club aims to connect potters and ceramic artists of our community. We exchange ideas, share information and form friendships
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Recap: June Clay Club at Reems Creek Pottery
Thank you Rachel Smith, Jim McDowell and everyone at Reems Creek Pottery for hosting an awesome Clay Club!
Rachel told us a little of the history of the location of Reems Creek Pottery. (The space was once a wood drying kiln for Lane furniture!) She talked about deciding to start the studio and everything they've done to transform the space into a working pottery studio. Reems Creek Pottery is a shared pottery studio with space for five studio potters and small classes. They have a gallery, too. Check out the photos below - it's a terrific space!
Rachel talked about the found items she uses as texture tools, which started a more general discussion of what folks use in place of store-bought ($$) ceramic texture tools. One I liked was a child's lace hat that I think Rachel said she paid less than a dollar for at a yard sale. She also talked about using a hot-glue gun to make texture tools - here's a blog post by Emily Murphy on how to do that:
She also talked about the many pottery and ceramic Facebook pottery and ceramic groups and how helpful they can be for networking, troubleshooting and more. Here's a (super helpful!) list of Facebook groups Rachel provided:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.