A L&L lightly used vent system component that retails for $350 from L&L. Plus this very expensive heavy duty cable for 30AMP with a 240 female plug. $50 total for both. Contact Duffy email@example.com
Vent System Component - Assembled Fan/Blower Motor
Vent-Sure Vent System Assembled Fan/Blower Motor - Unit includes the Motor with Inlet Duct, Outlet Duct, Motor Mounting Plate, 90 Deg Elbow and Power Cord attached. (Does not include vent bypass box or flexible duct).
I’m selling my well-built and slightly-used cone 10 kiln. Excellent condition. (I’m switching to another type of firing.)
Buyer will need to dismantle but I’ll provide guidance as well as free assistance & guidance with rebuilding at your site.
The kiln measures 49 1/2” x 63” on the outside
35 cu ft stacking space inside
The kiln holds ten to fourteen 12”x 24” shelves - 2 rows deep
2 Ransom b-4 burners with Baso Safety Systems and piggy back pilots, pressure regulators ($858 value)
Currently used with propane - can be adjusted to natural gas as needed
Fluke II pyrometer ($400 value)
Thermocouple and sleeve ($76 value)
Eight 12” x 24” silicon carbide shelves (used)
Almost-new K26 3” bricks in wall and arched ceiling (wider brick means less cracks = fuel savings)
Almost-new Jet DP hard brick in floor and fireboxes
12 foot stack (used soft brick)
All plumbing for burners
Misc shelf stacking furniture (used)
All steel cut and drilled to correct specs
Complete set of detailed instructions and pictures to assist you with rebuilding
Arch form for rebuilding arch
Free assistance & guidance on rebuilding at your site
Description from VENCO:
Robust, suitable for de-airing, blending, mixing, and reworking clay.
Stainless steel mixer shaft and blades.
240 volt system (single phase).
Cast aluminum barrel — split longitudinally for easy cleaning.
4 inch nozzle
The vacuum pump is "New In Box". We have two pugmills and have always run them from one pump. We can give you a demonstration with the one we are still using. Works great - we just don't use 2 different clay bodies any longer.
Toe River Crafts will be jurying in new working members this July. If you are interested, please submit five images and a little something about yourself via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about our jurying process, please check out our website www.toerivercrafts.com or call 828-675-6068. Our jury date is July 11. Please make sure you get your information in TWO WEEKS before July 11.
Toe river crafts is a small cooperative gallery located in the South Toe River Valley. Toe River Crafts has works in several different mediums like clay, weaving, book arts, paintings, jewelry, fiber arts, printmaking, and handmade greeting cards. Toe River Crafts has been a part of the Toe River Valley for over 45 years.
The Artisan League of Little Switzerland cordially invites you to attend our annual Spring Arts and Crafts Market. Enjoy local pottery, jewelry, basketry, wood and metal works, photography, paintings,and much more!! Located at Geneva Hall ( beside the Switzerland Inn) on Saturday June 16th and Sunday June 17th from 10:00am- 4:00pm.
The 72nd Annual NC Rhododendron Festival
June 15th & 16th, 2018
Bakersville, North Carolina
The NC Rhododendron Festival draws hundreds of visitors from all over the region and features the Rhododendron Festival Pageant, the Craft Fair with food vendors, children's activities, and live music throughout the day, as well as a classic car show, a 10K run, 2 nights of street dancing. Come discover our Small Town Mountain Paradise!
A fundraiser will be held for Mitchell County Animal Rescue (MCAR) on Saturday, June 9th at 14480 Highway 226 S, Spruce Pine, NC. The YaYa Village Farmers Market will be held from 9 AM to 2 PM, with produce, crafts, pottery wheel turning, and more. Also available will be cat yoga classes: Kids Cat Yoga (12 and under) from 9:30 to 10 AM for $5, and Adult Cat Yoga from 10 to 11 AM ($10). Additional cash donations and donations of cat food, cat toys and cat litter are welcome. Animals will be available for adoption. All funds raised will be donated to Mitchell County Animal Rescue.
The update was a day late to be completed, but ashevilleartnews.com was uploaded last weekend. Notice the page index bar at the bottom of the page. The bar only appears when you pull down on the bottom of the page. Slick, no? Not too bad for a fledgling pub, that is just a little over 60 days old. BTW — our mailing list will reach past the 1,000 mark next week . . . the way it is growing. If you want to assure you get notice of each new issue, just send me an email with a “yes” in the subject line: email@example.com.
The sooner we get your news information for July’s edition, the better.
Hey Clubbers - we won’t be having a June meeting (sorry about that!), but I wanted to let let you know that our July meeting will be at John Ferlazzo’s near Bakersville at our regular time (Wednesday, July 11th from 6-8). Thanks to John for hosting us! We will be celebrating 10 years of Clay Club - I’ll share more details closer to the date. Hope to see you in July!
Olympic electric kiln purchased in 2002, model 2331H. Needs hardwired to 70/80 amps. L&L vent-sure downdraft kiln vent system, never used. Comes with gloves, five shelves, variety of kiln furniture, peep plugs, manuals and kiln wash. $350. Must be picked up by June 25.
The 25th Annual Toe River Studio Tour runs from June 1-3, Friday through Sunday, from 10am to 5pm all three days. Guide booklets are available from both galleries and in venues around the region in May and can also be downloaded (link below). For more information about the exhibition, call 828-765-0520 or the administration office at 828-682-7215.
From May 12 through the last day of the tour on June 3, the Spruce Pine Gallery at 269 Oak Avenue, mounts a participant artist exhibit that gives visitors an opportunity to plan their route — a great place to begin the tour or take a break from a day of non-stop art and artists. And on the first evening of the tour, artists lock their studio doors, visitors park their cars and converge at the Spruce Pine facility for a free “meet-the-artist” reception from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
We still have room in many of our Summer Clay Camps at Odyssey ClayWorks. Clay Camp meets Monday-Friday9am-12pm or 2-5pm.Summer Camps cover a range of fun topics for young artists ages 4-15. Click here for more information and to register online. Are you enrolling for two? There is a $25 discount for a sibling in the same camp. Enter promotional code "sibling25" when registering 2 children on Eventbrite.
MineFest is this weekend at Emerald Village near Little Switzerland and will include two free presentations by geologist Alex Glover:
At 4:00 PM on Saturday, renowned Geologist Alex Glover will share a free amazing presentation on the formation and the geology of the world-famous Emerald Village mines.
Then, at 4:00 on Sunday Alex will reveal the fascinating story connecting Wedgwood China to western North Carolina, involving Indians, Feldspar mining, the world’s best China, and the father of Evolution, followed by a free short talk inside the underground Bon Ami Mine!
Join Odyssey ClayWorks Saturday May 26th for our big pottery sale! To make way for new amazing work and raise money for our scholarship fund we are having a big markdown! 50-75% off!
The event will take place in front of Odyssey Clayworks on Clingman Avenue at 11:00 AM and will continue until we close at 6:00 PM. If weather does not permit we will have the sale inside!
Participating artists include Director Gabriel Kline as well as numerous Resident Artists and Studio Assistants! We will be posting pictures leading up to the event! If there's a special piece you have your eye on we suggest you come early!
Cups, bowls, plates, ornaments, sponge holders, casseroles, vases, and the list goes on! OH YEAH!
Artists open their studios on Memorial Day Weekend in the Kenilworth neighborhood between downtown Asheville and Biltmore Village. The free, self-guided tour is fun for both, the serious art buyer or the casual browser. Tour 10 AM-5 PM each day.
Since its inception in 2008, the Kenilworth Artists Association tours have brought thousands of art lovers to the historic neighborhood. The tour includes artists working in a wide range of media, including painters offering works in oil, watercolor, and acrylic. Also in the mix are jewelry, pottery, ceramic tile, glass beads, fiber, furniture, mixed- media, photography, paper, and collage. Come experience where these artists work in their home studios and enjoy the wonderful eclectic Asheville neighborhood atmosphere.
I am looking for some reasonably priced equipment in good condition a slab roller, electric wheel, programmable kiln. If anyone has anything I'd appreciate it if they would email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retiring from gas firing and have a great old kiln for sale with lots of accessories.
Kiln inside dimensions-45”W x 36”D x 50” H (approx. 46 cubic ft)
374 Hard brick
110 Arch brick
2-Dedell Burners for natural gas (last fired 2012 and need cleaning)
Pyrometer and thermocouple
Brand New Roll of Isofrax blanket Insulation-never opened
4-SILICON CARBIDE SHELVES
High fire cones
Misc drawings and plans for construction
You disassemble and transport.
Email email@example.com or call 423-775-2039 (leave message if no answer)
Artful 2000sq ft house on 2 acres of mature oaks: 2BA, 2BR + loft. Cedar siding, Pella clad windows, Anderson clad French door, metal roof, deck, all utilities underground. $188,000.
4000sq ft metal workshop on 2 acres: cement floor, 1BA, Heat, A/C, 400amp service. Attached 1250sq ft wooden retail store with heat and A/C, could easily be converted to living quarters by accessing full bath through common wall of workshop. Large parking lot on visible road frontage. 300 cu ft anagama soda/wood kiln under 1700sqft kilnshed. $278,000. Cooperative marketing/events with 70 potteries in historic Seagrove area.
The 2018 Clay Olympics were a ton of fun! Thanks to The Village Potters for hosting us and for all of their organizational and prep work - and keeping everything running smoothly during and between events. Special thanks again to Lori Theriault for EVERYTHING (it was a lot!) she did to make the Olympics possible.
Thanks also to the judges: Linda McFarling, Angelique Tassistro and Kara Irani, of MANNA FoodBank. The olympics were organized around an Empty Bowls theme, and most of the events resulted in bowls that will be finished and fired for the Asheville Empty Bowls event. Kara told us about the impact Empty Bowls has in our community: over a thousand bowls donated and each bowl provides 140 meals. Participants made a total of 43 bowls during our olympics, which Kara told us will provide 6000 meals (!). The Village Potters is a drop-off point for Asheville Empty Bowls; keep an eye on their social media accounts to learn more about how to participate. And if you’re not in or near Asheville, look for an Empty Bowls event in your area.
Thanks to all the participants and congratulations to all the winners! Results are below - scroll down for photos of all the events. The top three winners in each event received cash and other prizes - thanks again to all of our sponsors for making that possible.
1st place: Tori Motyl
2nd place: David Westmeier
3rd place: Ruth Rutkowsky
1st place: Maggie Jones and Molly Morning-glory
2nd place: Martin Stankus and David Westmeier
3rd place: Mary Mikkelsen and Kurt Yun
Fastest AND best
1st place: Tori Motyl
2nd place: Clive Earnhart
3rd place: Maggie Jones
Most bowls in five minutes
1st place: Clive Earnhart
2nd place: Michael Rutkowsky
3rd place: Tori Motyl
Longest coil in 3 minutes
1st place: Karen Dubois 85"
2nd place: Tori Motyl 78"
3rd place: Lee Wolfe 76"
Best coil bowl
1st place: Tori Motyl
2nd place: Lee Wolfe
3rd place: Mary Jane Findley
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.