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.
Dig In! is asking potters to donate bowls for its 6th annual Empty Bowls Dinner. Proceeds from the event, which will take place on September 30, will benefit Dig In!’s work to grow and distribute vegetables so that everyone eats in Yancey County.
The dinner will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on September 30 at Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church in Burnsville. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door or at the following venues: Appalachian Java, Burnsville Wine And …, Yancey Chamber of Commerce, OOAK Gallery, Pig & Grits, and Reconciliation House.
Wood Kiln Construction Workshop with Bruce Dehnert October 15-29, 2016 at Tabor Cottage, near Butler, Ohio
This will be a hands-on experience, building a wood-fired kiln and (if possible) firing it for the first time. If you’re interested in kiln construction, wood-firing and work well with others, this workshop is for you.
Dehnert has built kilns all over the U.S. and in other countries, including the first soda kiln in China. Since receiving his MFA from Alfred University, He has taught at universities around the world, including Hunter College and Parsons School of Design in New York City, the School of Art in New Zealand, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak on the island of Borneo and UMASS Dartmouth in Massachusetts. He has been published in, among others, Studio Potter, Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, Ceramics Art and Perception and New Zealand Potter. He has received many awards for his work, including three Fletcher Challenge International Awards, the Carnegie Premiere Prize for Works on Paper, and the 2007 New Jersey Artist Fellowship Award. Bruce is currently head of Ceramics at Peters Valley Craft Center in Layton, New Jersey.
Tabor is in Ohio’s Amish country. It belongs to the Sisters of the Transfiguration and is home to two members of the Order. Please do plan to bring a half-dozen bisqued pieces to fire in the new kiln (we hope). There will be glazes you can use if you’d like.
Workshop Tuition $575 for the workshop, which will last 10 days to two weeks, depending on how quickly the work goes. Participants are invited to stay in our guest house and share family style meals at no additional cost - there will be a bed for each - most rooms will be shared with one or two others, and you will need to tidy up after yourselves. For those who prefer, we are next door to a nice KOA camp. Butler and Loudonville, Ohio are both 6 or 8 miles away.
Celebrating its fourteenth year, “Soda Chicks and Chet” Pottery Home Sale is a must stop on your Labor Day weekend calendar. Bakersville potters, Gay Smith, Suze Lindsay and Kent McLaughlin, and their special invited guests, Will Baker, Joy Tanner and Ronan Peterson will come together to help you discover why handmade pottery enriches your home and life. The hosts invite you to join them in a toast to this next generation of young NC potters who will exhibit with them this year. Join us for good company, delicious food displayed on hand made pots, and view gorgeous flower arrangements in our vases! The open house is at Fork Mountain Pottery in Bakersville NC on Saturday September 3rd, 10-6 and Sunday, September 4th from 10-5. Go to www.sodachicks.com for more information on the potters, their work and home sale location.
I would like to sell 2 unused Ransome B-4 Burners (EQ) Natural - bought for $190 each from Axner (Item #A257795 I have the sales slip.) I would happily send them for $150 each - and I will pay postage.
Also, a friend here in Sewanee, TN has a Skutt Model 1027-24 kiln and a Shimpo 21 electric wheel for sale. Is anyone interested in purchasing them? Both are in good condition. The Kiln is $200, and the wheel is $150. The kiln comes with shelves and shelf posts. You would need to come to Sewanee to take them away.
Jenni Sorkin, Penland's 2016 Andrew Glasgow Writer in Residence, will present a talk about her new book, Live Form: Women, Ceramics and Community. While at Penland, Jenni will draw on her work as a contemporary art historian to write an essay about abstraction and textiles for a 2018 show at the National Gallery of Art.
Do you want to increase the scale of your work, but feel intimidated
by large pieces of clay? Have you ever stood in front of a giant pot,
and wondered just how it was made?
Join Anja and Gabriel as they
demystify the techniques used to produce large-scale pottery on the
potter's wheel. Demos will include a 50 lb bowl, a 40" diameter platter,
team throwing, and sectional building techniques that allow the potter
to build pots head high, or taller!
These techniques are simple,
fun, and easy to learn. You'll be amazed at the pieces you create. In
addition to the demos, the week will include discussions on glazing and
firing techniques, as well as plenty of studio time to practice with
individual help from the instructors.
My mom has a 36 year old Brent slab roller that we are wanting to selling. She has been carting this thing around for forever, and now it's time for it to move on and go to a new home. The cables underneath have been replaced as have the roller. It's a great slab roller!!! It's an SR-14. If you would like to come to the studio to check it out you are welcome to do so.
This log cabin is on 4.9 acres mostly pasture at 1264 Rebels Creek Rd in Bakersville but is 20 minutes from Burnsville, Bakersville or Spruce Pine. It is on a scenic black top “holler” road 3.6 miles up Hwy 80N and is about 6 miles from Penland Craft School. It was built in 1998 and is 1800 sq ft. There are two bedrooms, two baths, one jetted. The refrigerator and water heater are new. There is a wood stove for heat. Floors are solid oak. Great view of the whole Black Mountain Range. Kiln is hard brick soda/salt, 500 gallon propane tank, fired 39 times. Separate utility building can be a studio. Furnished or not. $260,000, appraised at $275,000. Call Steve White 843 540 3857 or email@example.com for further info.
Independent Study/ Open Studio September 6- October 11
Odyssey Clayworks is proud to announce a new studio experience: Self
directed study, with studio representatives available at all times for
technical advice and support. The Independent Study/ Open Studio will
also feature 10 optional one-hour demos on various aspects of studio
practice including use of the extruder and spray booth, artfully
grinding your pots, and rolling perfect slabs. As a bonus, each Friday
you are invited to the Director's Discussion, an open dialogue about
ceramics technique, aesthetics, and valuation with Odyssey Director
Gabriel Kline. Bring ideas for projects and an inquisitive mind. Tons of
open studio hours to practice.
Beginner Wheel Throwing with Cayce Kolstad September 6- October 4, Tuesdays, 6:30-9pm
With an emphasis on ceramic tableware, this class is a perfect
introduction to throwing on the potter's wheel. We will explore the
fundamental forms for functional pottery and work towards altering them
to make cups, mugs, bowls and more. We will also cover the basics of
glazing in order to finish with food safe pots you can use at home.
Handbuilder's Hangout with Laurie Caffery Harris September 8- October 6, Thursdays, 6:30-9pm
This class is designed to be an introduction to traditional and
non-traditional techniques for making ceramics off the potter's wheel.
We will hand build a variety of forms such as cups, tumblers, vases, and
platters. Students will also learn how to create large-scale work using
slabs, coils and pinch methods. Demonstrations will include carving
unique images or designs on your vessels. We will also discuss finishing
techniques, glazing, and firing methods.
Ben Richardson Lecture Sunday, September 18th, 7-9pm. 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.
I'm sad to share the news that Jane Hatcher passed away Monday night. Jane was - among other things - a potter, massage therapist, yoga teacher and friend to many, especially in and around the Penland area. She was curious about people and the things they did and made and thought, and genuinely a joy to be around. She was a Clay Clubber going way back - a quick search brought her up in photos from our second meeting in July 2008.
I met Jane not long after I moved to Bakersville. In the winter of 2007-08 we took a glaze class with John Britt, along with a number of other clubbers. Jane, John Ferlazzo and I worked on some of the class assignments together - this photo is from that time.
From Silvia Ferrari-Palmer, owner of In Tandem Gallery:
In Tandem Gallery is honored to host CJ Niehaus as our August Featured Artist. After following her on Facebook, I was ecstatic when she was willing to not only have work at the gallery but to travel here with her husband Christopher and her dog Mickey for her Featured Artist Opening! CJ has a draftsman-like ability with her underglaze pencils. Her illustrative drawings of insects and fauna are bright and vibrant; you can't help but see the happiness and sensitivity she incorporates into each and every piece. Her work is available ONLINE and in the gallery www.InTandemGallery.com.
Opening Reception with CJ, Saturday August 6th, 5-8pm. CJ will be at the gallery answering questions regarding her technique.
In Tandem Gallery is located at 20 North Mitchell Avenue in Bakersville.
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.