Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Kathy King Presentation this Friday at Penland


From the email announcement:

Friday, November 18, 8 PM in The Pines

Kathy King, Director of Education in Harvard's Ceramics Program and frequent Penland instructor, will be our guest presenter for the evening. She will discuss the integration of Harvard's clay program with other disciplines at the university, their engagement with 3D technology, and their exhibition program.

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Village Potters Fifth Anniversary Extravaganza!

  Celebrate 5 Years with Us!

This Saturday, 4-8pm!

The Village Potters are celebrating 5 years this Saturday, November 19th from 4-8pm.  All are welcome to join in the fun.  This intentional Collective of potters share a commitment to nurturing each other’s success, as well as the development and success of the up to 50 students enrolled in weekly clay classes, and 29 students enrolled in their Independent Study and Mentoring Program.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design seeks input of Western North Carolina makers by November 17th


I posted back in October about the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design's Western North Carolina Makers Survey - if you haven't already completed it, CCCD encourages you to do so by November 17th for a chance to win:

• $250 Visa Gift Card
• Two tickets to a Blind Pig Supper Club event

Here's the survey link from the CCCD Facebook page: http://bit.ly/2dliMkM

Or go to the CCCD website and click on the link: http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/

Read the earlier post about the survey here: http://ncclayclub.blogspot.com/2016/10/western-north-carolina-makers-survey.html

Penland Studio Sale today!



From the Penland Facebook page:
Come join us Saturday, November 12 for a joint studio sale from 1-3 PM! Concentration students from our clay, glass, metals, wood, and print workshops are coming together in Northlight with a lot of the work they've made this session. It's your opportunity to see their pieces, meet the artists, and maybe take home a special thing or two. All are welcome!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Recap: November Clay Club at East Tennessee State University



Thanks to Lindsay Rogers and the East Tennessee State University Student Ceramics Association for hosting our first out-of-state Clay Club! It was great to get the chance to meet up with a terrific group of potters and ceramic artists at ETSU. A number of folks made the trek from Western North Carolina (and John Britt talked to a couple on their way from Indiana to Asheville who stopped for the meeting - I think they win the prize for farthest travelers, maybe in the history of Clay Club!).

The ETSU ceramic studio is a pretty sweet facility. Lindsay gave us a tour of the Art Annex building where it is housed, including the kiln pad and the newly-revamped glaze room. You can learn more about the program here: https://www.etsu.edu/cas/art/areas_of_study/ceramics.php

Check out ETSU Ceramics on facebook and instagram, too.

Interested in possibly attending the ETSU ceramics program? ETSU has a Border County program that lets North Carolina residents in Ashe, Avery, Haywood, Madison, Mitchell, Watauga and Yancey counties (and Virginia residents in Grayson, Lee, Scott and Washington counties) attend at the in-state tuition rate: http://www.etsu.edu/admissions/residency/bordercounty.aspx

Thanks again to Lindsay, the ETSU Student Ceramics Association and everyone who came!








Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Clay Club is Wednesday! ***with carpooling update***


Clay Club is tomorrow at East Tennessee State University (ETSU)!

Details:

When: Wednesday, November 9th at 6 pm

Where: the ceramics studio at ETSU in Johnson City, TN. Thanks to faculty member Lindsay Rogers and the ETSU Student Ceramics Association for hosting us! ETSU is about an hour from Asheville and from the Penland/Bakersville/Spruce Pine area (see link below for directions).

What: this event will be a wonderful chance for NC ceramic artists to connect with TN ceramic artists and the enthusiastic students at ETSU. Please join us for a fun night that will include lively conversation, a tour of the facility and a delicious potluck!

The SCA is preparing a potluck - folks are free to bring what ever they wish (should they like) but, the studio is an alcohol-free zone, so bring your own beverage, but don't bring anything alcoholic.

Lindsay has created a Facebook event page for our meeting: https://www.facebook.com/events/1815751425346889/

Carpooling update:

Asheville area: Cat Jarosz is interested in carpooling from the Asheville area - contact her if you're interested, too. Text/iPhone 828-775-3747
Email: catjarosz@bellsouth.net

Mitchell/Yancey area: some of us are carpooling from Bakersville - I'm driving and have room. If you're interested let me know.

Directions and more details: http://ncclayclub.blogspot.com/2016/11/november-clay-club-at-east-tennessee.html

Questions? Contact Lindsay at rogersle@etsu.edu. You can also contact me at amy@amywallerpottery.com or 828-467-1183.

See you tomorrow!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Winter Wrap Up at Mica Gallery in Bakersville



WINTER WRAP UP November 23-December 31, 2016
Visit Mica for one-of-a-kind wearables by: Neal Howard, Liz Spear and Deanna Lynch
For more information: www.micagallerync.com or call 828-688-6422

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

In Tandem Gallery November Exhibition with Andy Palmer


Two things:



Firstly, In Tandem Gallery will be having an upcoming exhibition.  With a new month comes a new show and this one is our own local ceramicist Andy Palmer.  Andy has been in the process of building his own kiln but has been able to fire with some great local potters: Linda McFarling, Shane Mickey, and John Britt.  Their generosity and willingness to open their kilns to Andy has allowed him to produce some great work (I am a bit partial though).
www.intandemgallery.com/andy-palmer/

There will be an opening this Saturday from 5:00 - 9:00 at the gallery so please come by and join us.
Can't wait to see you.

Secondly, I've been adding a new informational blog to the In Tandem Website.  It's a little weird talking about a blog on a blog but if you're interested it's www.intandemgallery.com/blog/
I've been trying to post some basic and barely technical information on ceramic processes and techniques.  If you happen to see a correction that needs to happen or have information that would be of interest to add, please don't hesitate to email me.  And that's it.
Thanks
Silvia

November Clay Club at East Tennessee State University


November Clay Club will take place at 6 pm on Wednesday, November 9th, at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. Thanks to faculty member Lindsay Rogers and the ETSU Student Ceramics Association for hosting us!

This event will be a wonderful chance for NC ceramic artists to connect with TN ceramic artists and the enthusiastic students at ETSU. Please join us for a fun night that will include lively conversation, a tour of the facility and a delicious potluck!

We will be meeting at the ceramics studio at ETSU. The ceramics studio is located in the Art Annex at 695 JL Seehorn Rd, Johnson City. Lindsay provided these directions:

GPS should get you there if you put 695 JL Seehorn Jr Rd in to Google Maps. This is the address of the Art Annex - where the Ceramics studio is located. Here is a link to a campus map if you need: http://www.etsu.edu/etsuhome/maps.aspx. You just have to select 'main campus' and 'art annex' and it will show you where it is. Also, we have a parking lot that is right up by the building. I suspect there will be no issues with parking as this is happening after work hours. Lastly, when in doubt, you can look for the GIANT 525-gallon, 6 1/2-foot tall ceramic vessel that is located at the edge of our kiln pad. It is one of a series created by General Ceramics of New York in the 1920s - and a nice landmark. :)

The SCA is preparing a potluck - folks are free to bring what ever they wish (should they like) but, the studio is an alcohol-free zone, so bring your own beverage, but don't bring anything alcoholic.

Lindsay has also created a Facebook event page for our meeting: https://www.facebook.com/events/1815751425346889/

I am going and can bring folks from the Mitchell/Yancey area - let me know if you're interested. If Asheville or other area folks want to carpool, let me know and I will put people in touch.

Questions? Contact Lindsay at rogersle@etsu.edu. You can also contact me at amy@amywallerpottery.com or 828-467-1183.

See you next Wednesday!