Wednesday, May 27, 2020

CAROTEX CLAY?

Is anyone familiar with Carotex clay mined in SC? Googling tells me its a kaolin marketed for masonry applications, but i'm wondering if anyone has used it for pottery making?
I've got access to a palette full if anyone is interested in picking some up from Haywood Community College. email Emily eareason@haywood.edu

Thursday, May 21, 2020

NCECA Virtual Cup Exhibition and Sale


(Apologies for the weird formatting. I copied and pasted this from an email announcement that was sent to me.)

virtual cup exhibition and sale 

VIRTUAL CUPS - LIVE BIDDING BEGINS!
NCECA's first monthly eBay Cup Exhibition and Sale opens for bidding on Thursday May 21st at 4pm MDT* and closes on May 31st. This inaugural auction is a wonderful opportunity to add to your cup collection or purchase beautiful gifts for those you care about while advancing the field of contemporary ceramic art and learning. Proceeds benefit NCECA’s Fund for Artistic Development which supports creative research and diversity fellowships, international residencies, and student scholarships. Visit this link on and after May 21st to see and bid on cups that are available for purchase at auction. If you are interested in bidding but not yet a user of the eBay platform, you may wish to review this brief instructional video and this page on the auction site.

Each year, NCECA provides more than $50,000 in direct support to artists and students. Beginning tomorrow, new cups will be featured each month on NCECA’s website and NCECA’s eBay Seller Page. Cup makers will retain possession of their works until a winning bid is determined at the close of each month’s auction. NCECA provides makers with a prepaid shipping label to transport the cup to its new owner. 

If you missed the deadline to have your cup featured in the first month of auction items, don’t despair. You can still contribute your work through the participation form at this link.

 

 


Amaco glazes for sale



Annie Clingenpeel has cone 05 glazes for sale; details in the flyer above. Annie is near Asheville in Fairview, but will be happy to meet folks.

Contact Annie at sylviesclay1@outlook.com

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Large gas kiln for sale in Franklinton, NC




Here are the details from Leslie Martin:

The interior is 35 cubic feet. 47” in height from the floor to the bottom of the arch. The interior front to back and side to side are 34” X 34”. It’s a downdraft and the exit flue is 4.5” X 9” placed vertically. I use a 20” tall bag wall. I place the first shelf about 7” from the floor. The door is a soft brick stack door that needs to be redone. I bought it in July 2003 from Sure fire mfg. high fire kilns and paid $6000. Kiln is on skids and can be moved with a "roll back" tow truck. Chimney needs to be taken down and bricks are included if they are wanted. Will help with dismantling chimney but cost does not include moving.

The hot face lining is 2600* insulation fire brick, 4.5” thick. The sub-lining is 1900* block insulation , 2” thick.

The hearth is high duty firebrick. It is encased in metal and is on a metal skid for transport. The weight is 4000 to 5000 pounds. The kiln has a cone 10 (2381*) max capacity.

It’s fired with 4 raku burners.

I have fired it 90 times. The kiln reduces very well.

I’m asking $4000 and that includes an Axner oxy probe (paid $800 new) and about 13 advancer (lightweight) kiln shelves (paid $2000 new).

lesliemartinnc@gmail.com
919-270-8022

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Wanted: LOTS of tile setters


Here are the details from Lynda Evans:

I am shopping for a LOT of stackable tile setters, the triangular corner kind. I need to match a large tile order and don't have kiln furniture for this. They are 12" x 12" x 1" and I need to stack high, with air spaces of course. Flexible re solution, if anyone is retiring from tile stacking, maybe we can find each other.

Have some of these tile setters or any leads on some? Contact Lynda at brickmatch@yahoo.com or one of the phone numbers below:

Office:423-357-1464
Cell: 423-358-5645
Shop: 423-357-3669

Mica Gallery announces its 2020 season opening online



Mica, the fine contemporary crafts cooperative in downtown Bakersville, NC, showcases the work of its 15 artist-members including sculpture, glass, jewelry, fiber, wearables, painting, and functional pottery.

However, during this time of COVID-19 Mica’s doors are closed until it becomes safe to open them again.

Mica has great news though: you can now shop at Mica online.

Mica has established an online store for you to purchase the artists’ crafts.

Simply go to micagallerync.com/shop and you will be taken to a virtual gallery displaying a sampling of work by all of Mica’s artists.

For more information visit micagallerync.com or call 828.688.6422. Follow us on Facebook at Mica Gallery NC, or on Instagram at micagallerync.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Updated list of Cady Clay Works studio supplies and equipment for sale


(Original posts here and here)

Custom-made Clay Cutters (photos below) - Drop a log of clay, up to 30" long, onto one of these wired cutters and Hey, Presto - you have multiple pieces of clay the same weight.  Using these will cut so much prep time from your production.  They are set up at 1.25", 2", 3.25" and 3.5".  If you use a 4" diameter log from a pugmill, 1" equals 1 lb.   $35 each or all 4 for $120.

55# Bucket of Refractory Cement, unopened:  Alsey Pilot Super Duty Mortar 2A2050 (up to 2600*)  $45

#8 Inswood-HP Ceramic Fiber Blanket 1" x 24"x 19ft (new in box) $40

1/2 Round High Alumina Kiln Shelves 26" x 13" x 1":  4 - good shape  $25 each/  14 - need grinding  $15 each

Rectangular High Alumina Kiln Shelves 28" x 14" x 1":  5 - never used $60 each

1 1/4" Top Diameter Corks - 83 rough, 36 smooth  $45 all

Beth Gore
336 588 0248 Text
910 464 5661 Landline
potterybiz@yahoo.com
Located in Seagrove NC

photos of the custom-made clay cutters:



Free Webinar: Art Gallery Marketing Checklist


Art Gallery Marketing Checklist
Free Online Webinar
Thursday, May 14th
10am-12pm

This workshop will focus on strategies to grow foot traffic and increase sales to local area art galleries. Instructor, Martin Brossman, will discuss the latest and most current marketing practices for art galleries. Don’t miss this special event!

Details and link to registration: https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=310400031

Offered via the Small Business Center Network,
North Carolina Community College System
(Facilitated by Mayland Community College Small Business Center)

Monday, May 11, 2020

Kiln for sale in Asheville


From Sandra Wright:

KILN FOR SALE

Gently Used Skutt 1018 (2-Ring) Kiln. Features: Easy Loading, Kiln Master Controller, EnviroVent, includes extra thermocouple, shelves, kiln furniture. (firing log available) $750 Call 828-712-8034

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Request: clay to-go kits and firing services in Asheville?


My name is Kayla Rakower, I am a New Yorker and a full-time UX Designer at IBM, staying with family in Asheville and looking for an opportunity to stay creative. Back home I am a member of a pottery studio and have been for about 3 years now. They are doing to-go kits where we can pick up clay and drop off work to be fired. I am really just looking to get my hands dirty and hand build, but with confidence that I will be able to have whatever I were to make bisque fired in a state that wont break when I eventually get to travel home. Alternatively, I would love to rent a wheel or a kiln. In exchange, I am happy to offer my UX Design services or pay a deposit.

Contact Kayla at kaylarakower@gmail.com if you are offering something like this or know of anyone/any place that is.

(note: I've shared with Kayla the info about Tryon Arts & Crafts School's new clay takeout and delivery services, but is anyone doing this in or closer to Asheville?)

Tryon Arts & Crafts School call for 2021 instructor proposals and clay takeout and delivery services


Two announcements from Tryon Arts and Craft School:

Tryon Arts & Crafts School is now accepting proposals for 2021 courses. More info and application here: https://tryonartsandcrafts.org/registration-info-forms/

AND

Tryon Arts & Crafts School announces their new clay takeout & delivery services, including raw clay purchases, kiln firing services and pick-up and delivery. More info here: https://tryonartsandcrafts.org/product/clay-takeout-and-delivery-services/

(Tryon Arts and Craft School is located in Tryon, NC, about 45 miles south of Asheville.)

Custom-made clay cutters for sale




Custom-made Clay Cutters For Sale:

Drop a log of clay, up to 30" long, onto one of these wired cutters and Hey, Presto - you have multiple pieces of clay the same weight. Using these will cut so much prep time from your production. They are set up at 1.25", 2", 3.25" and 3.5". If you use a 4" diameter log from a pugmill, 1" equals 1 lb.

$35 each or all 4 for $120.

Beth Gore
336 588 0248 Text
910 464 5661 Landline
potterybiz@yahoo.com
Located in Seagrove NC

(note: these cutters are part of a larger list of items for sale: http://ncclayclub.blogspot.com/2020/05/pottery-studio-supplies-and-equipment.html)

Thursday, May 7, 2020

2020 Madison County Potters Market Show + Sale now online



Very cool: the 10th annual Madison County Potters Market Show + Sale, originally scheduled for April 18th and canceled due to COVID-19, is now online on the In Tandem Gallery website!

www.intandemgallery.com/pomc

(image from the Potters of Madison County Facebook page)

Western North Carolina potter looking for used potters wheel


Western North Carolina potter looking for used potters wheel in good condition. Prefer Shimpo or Brent but would consider anything in good condition. I am willing to drive 2-1/2 hours from Asheville. Please contact me by phone or email.

Catherine Rael
Raelrobinson@gmail.com
828 595-6182

Ward burners for sale in Bakersville, NC



2 GACO MR 100 Venturi Burners for sale

$70 for the set including shut off valves (sell at $220.00+ new)
Used and a bit rusty but serviceable
Terry Gess Pottery, Bakersville, NC
tgesspottery@gmail.com
(828) 467-0166

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Western NC potter looking for wheel and kiln


My name is Rachel Gunsch and I am a 2020 graduate and am building my own ceramics studio. I am looking to buy a used wheel and electric kiln that are in good condition. I am looking for a Shimpo or Brent wheel that is of standard classroom capabilities. I am also looking for a top loading skutt electric kiln. I am willing to travel anywhere in NC to pick it up. You can contact me by email at rachelgunschceramics@gmail.com or by phone at 704-431-0456.

Pottery studio supplies and equipment for sale


5/5/20 update: items that have been crossed out have been sold.

Hey Potters
I hope everyone is well. John and I are mostly living in WI but have not sold our shop yet (Cady Clay Works in Seagrove). We came back in March to do maintenance and...here we still are! Glad we had a couple masks left from mixing glazes.

While doing more cleaning, we have unearthed some miscellaneous supplies/equipment for sale:

80 mesh bowl sieve - I have one good one and one that has a crack around the rim (duct-taped) but it seems to work OK that way.
$15 for both

4 - Wire Cutter Frames for an extruded log of clay - instantly turn a log into multiple lumps of a consistent weight (with a 4" barrel pug mill, 1" = 1lb)  $35 each or all 4 (different sizes) for $120 (see photos of these wire cutter frames here: https://ncclayclub.blogspot.com/2020/05/custom-made-clay-cutters-for-sale.html)

31" Kemper Raku Tongs w/Teeth  $25

Precision Dual Scale Hydrometer (new in box) $20

22 Bats - range in size from 11.5" to 22.5", masonite or plywood  $40 all

1 1/4" Top Diameter Corks - 83 rough, 36 smooth  $45 all

Omega Digital Pyrometer with 3 Extra-High-Temperature 12" Probes (2 new, 1 slightly used)  $95 all

55# Bucket of Refractory Cement, unopened:  Alsey Pilot Super Duty Mortar 2A2050 (up to 2600*)  $45

#8 Inswood-HP Ceramic Fiber Blanket 1" x 24"x 19ft (new in box) $40

1/2 Round High Alumina Kiln Shelves 26" x 13" x 1":  4 - good shape  $25 each/  14 - need grinding  $15 each

Rectangular High Alumina Kiln Shelves 28" x 14" x 1":  5 - never used $60 each/   7 - good shape $45 each/   9 - need grinding  $20 each

15 cubic ft Rectangular L&L daVinci Kiln - we were firing this weekly to cone 8 when we closed last year  $500 OBO

We could meet you halfway to Asheville before May 19 to deliver the goods! (except for the kiln)

Thanks, 
Beth Gore  336 588 0248
Land line 910 464 5661