Thursday, January 9, 2020

Recap: January Clay Club at Andy Palmer's studio in Bakersville



Thanks to Andy Palmer for hosting an awesome first Clay Club of 2020! It was great to get to see so many clubbers - including several who traveled quite a ways.

Andy demonstrated how he uses textured rollers to decorate slabs and then how he joins these slabs to thrown pieces. He also walked us through how makes his own textured rollers. John Britt brought a textured roller he recently acquired. It is a Sharon Hoppe Designs rolling pin and is available from The Texture Shoppe.

Thanks to Robbie Bell and Rob Heffron for bringing a cake and leading us in wishing Andy a belated happy birthday.

Cynthia Bringle let us know that the Penland summer catalog is out and reminded us about the Penland standby program that lets residents of some WNC counties as well as K-12 teachers and post-secondary educators from anywhere to take available spaces for half-price tuition. Standby applications open on January 13th. More details here: https://penland.org/workshops/standby-program/

February Clay Club will be at Warren Wilson College on February 12th - more details about that soon.

Thanks again to Andy - and his wife Silvia - and to everyone who came!












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