Friday, June 22, 2018

Wine-Down-Friday with Mica Artists and Their Special Guests on July 13th

Celebrate Another Wine-Down-Friday with Mica Artists and Their Special Guests

Join us at Mica on July 13, 2018 from 4 - 7 pm for another episode of Wine-Down-Friday

Meet our special guests: Award winning glassblower Colin O’Reilly, our summer guest artist and Marian Miller, a metalsmith and jeweler, who is new to the area.

So, come for the fun, friendship, refreshments and wonderful conversations with the artists.

See you there!

Mica is in downtown Bakersville at 37 N. Mitchell Ave., 828-688-6422

Thursday, June 21, 2018

L&L vent system component for sale in Weaverville, North Carolina

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

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).

Part Number: M-V-FANK/00
Price: $385.00 / Each

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Cone 10 Downdraft Sprung Arch Kiln for sale in Bakersville, North Carolina

Cone 10 Downdraft Sprung Arch Kiln - Complete - $4,995
Terry Gess 828 467 0166

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

Cone 10 Downdraft Sprung Arch Kiln - Complete - $4,995
Terry Gess 828 467 0166

Pugmill for sale in Seagrove, North Carolina

Here are the details from Beth Gore:


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.

Contact Beth at

Friday, June 15, 2018

Toe River Crafts jurying new members

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 For more information about our jurying process, please check out our website 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.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Artisan League of Little Switzerland Arts & Crafts Spring Market this weekend

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.

Facebook event page:

NC Rhododendron Festival this Friday and Saturday in Bakersville

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!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

FREE pedestals/tables and fridge in Asheville

From Alyx Perry:

We have 2 tall pedestals/tables and a small beer fridge (about 1/2 the size of a dorm fridge) up for grabs at Squeaky Wheel Pottery in the AVL RAD. (1 Roberts St by White Duck Taco)

The tables are 45" high with a 24x24 table top. They're not pretty, basic plywood construction, but could be great for gallery displays- especially with a cover/tablecloth.

Squeaky Wheel doesn't have regular open hours, but there's usually someone around- just ask them to open up the storage closet.

If you'd like to schedule a time, email Alyx

We'll take these to Habitat if they're not taken this week.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Cat Yoga (and more!) fundraiser for Mitchell County Animal Rescue this Saturday at YaYa Yoga & Market in Spruce Pine

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.

July edition of Asheville Art News

From Jim Kransberger:

The update was a day late to be completed, but 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:

The sooner we get your news information for July’s edition, the better.

Hope you like our ever-improving look.


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Clay Club update for June and July

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!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Kiln for sale in Dillsboro, North Carolina

Here are the details from Annie Burrell:

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.

Annie Burrell

Friday, June 1, 2018

Toe River Studio Tour this weekend!

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.

More info (including downloadable tour guide) here: