Sunday, August 30, 2020

Entire ceramic studio for sale!

An entire ceramic studio for sale!!! KS-1027 Skutt kiln with sitter on casters in great condition, 2 whole kiln shelves, 10 half shelves, lots of shelf furniture of various sizes, cones, Brent rolling ware shelf, molds, tools, glaze making materials, craft fair displays, sturdy work table, kick wheel, electric wheel, and more. Serious inquiries only.

Located in the Yancey/Mitchell counties area.

Sarah Cook
greenleafpotter@gmail.com

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Kiln for sale in Jonesborough, TN

 Skutt kiln for sale - $400

This is a manual kiln with kiln sitter and comes with 6 half shelves, 2 full shelves and some shelf scrap that could be used as 1/4 shelves or what have you. The shelves are in excellent condition. I also have a variety of furniture and an assortment of cones to go along. Inside dimensions - 22” diameter and 28” tall. Outside dimensions are 28” diameter and 40” tall. The kiln has 3 sections that can come apart for transporting. The arm that holds the door up for loading needs some attention - should be an easy fix.

The panel only says “Skutt Electric Kiln with 3 Heat Switches” so I’m not entirely sure what model this is. It comes with an exhaust fan that it stands on top of. It’s 240W and 48A and will need a new power cord. I have the old cord, plug, and outlet to use as an example so it will be simple enough to just get new cord to match and you can still use the old plug and outlet if you choose to. Was working last time it was used for bisque and was rewired with coils replaced and hasn’t been fired many times since. If you have any questions, please let me know.

I am selling because I am moving. Kiln is located in Jonesborough, TN and I can help you load it into your vehicle!

Thanks everyone!

Eva
360-807-3215 (text works best)
evaleach@gmail.com

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Western NC potter seeks studio assistant/production pottery job

 Hello all, I am a visual artist, cellist, and licensed massage therapist based out of Weaverville NC. I have previous experience working in production pottery at DBO Home based out of Sharon, CT. I am tactile, quick to learn, and eager to develop my skills through working. I am looking for a part time studio assistant/production pottery job and am willing to travel within 30/40 mins but am flexible if the right situation lies just a tad farther away! I was hoping to cast a net within the community to see if anyone’s needs fit mine! You can reach me by email at [Danielle.eden.hill@gmail.com] or by phone (413)854/3692. I look forward to connecting.

Cheers,

Danielle Hill 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

North Carolina Artist Support Grants and informational webinars

The Artist Support Grant was created to provide direct support to individual artists during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative will fund professional and artistic development for emerging and established artists to enhance their skills and abilities to create work or to improve their business operations and capacity to bring their work to new audiences. Artists representing visual, craft, performing, traditional, and interdisciplinary art forms are encouraged to apply. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to spending a significant portion of their time on their work as artists. The Artist Support Grants will support projects from December 2020 – June 30, 2021.  Awards may range from $500-$1,000. Applicants may receive full or partial funding.

All completed Artist Support Grant applications will be judged by a multi-county panel of established artists, arts professionals, and arts educators and administrators who will review and evaluate the applications and allocate funds for selected projects.

More information

Avery, Madison, Mitchell and Yancey Counties: http://www.toeriverarts.org/
Application Deadline: October 5, 2020

Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Polk, Rutherford and Transylvania Counties: http://www.haywoodarts.org/
Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Macon and Swain Counties: https://www.coweeschool.org/
Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

(These grants are available in participating North Carolina counties. For counties outside the ones listed above, visit https://www.ncarts.org/invest-arts/grants-artists/artist-support-grants)

Informational webinars

Haywood County Arts Council Artist Support Grant Workshop #1
August 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
http://haywoodarts.org/event/artist-support-grant-workshop-1/

Haywood County Arts Council Artist Artist Support Grant Workshop #2
September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
http://haywoodarts.org/event/artist-support-grant-workshop-2/

A workshop for interested artists will be offered on Zoom August 24, 2:30 – 3:30 PM. Please contact Melanie Finlayson at melanie@toeriverarts.org or 828.765.0524 for more information or to register. The Zoom workshop will have limited availability but will then be made available for all to watch on our websites a few days after the workshop.

Region 18 Grant Workshop
Click here to view a recording of the informational workshop held on August 19th: files.nc.gov/ncarts/macon-asg-8.19.20.mp4

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Kiln shelves and more studio items for sale in Tryon, NC

Amy Goldstein-Rice is in the process of moving her studio to a much smaller location and is getting rid of a few things:

6, HALF DODECAGON CERAMIC SHELF 26" x 13" x 1" $60 each or all 6 $320

2  Half round ceramic shelves $100

Light Dome Tent, 10x10 with 4 walls, 2 awnings 26”, 3 stabilizing bars, weights  $700

Contact Amy at (864)592-1546 or amy@amygoldsteinrice.com


Thursday, August 13, 2020

Come to Leicester Studio Tour this weekend

 


Come to Leicester Studio Tour
Saturday and Sunday, August 15th and 16th
10am - 6pm both days

From the Facebook event page:

Our Annual Come to Leicester Studio Tour is held the third weekend of every August to showcase our local talent and to continue to build awareness of our vibrant arts community. We have 20 artists this year spread out at 10 stops. Artists will be showing outdoors or in areas where they can distance themselves and provide good ventilation. Plan your visit ahead of time by visiting our website (www.cometoleicester.org) - we have a few artist who are only going to be open Saturday, and others that will be selling on Saturday and Sunday as usual. Our brochures will include a map of all the stops with color coding beside each artist's name to help navigate these changes. We ask that you please stay home if you feel sick and remember the three "W's" as we will all be following the recommended NCDHHS and Buncombe County public health guidelines of "Wear, Wait, and Wash." Wear a mask, wait six feet apart, and wash your hands. We want this to be a wonderful experience as usual, but we also want it to be a safe event for all our customers and artists. Thanks so much, we are looking forward to seeing all of your smiling eyes and sharing our work with you!

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Late August - October Classes at Odyssey ClayWorks in Asheville


September Session 2020
 
August 22nd – October 3rd
 
Odyssey ClayWorks 
 
www.odysseyclayworks.com



Me, You and Raku

Instructor: Paul Gisondo
 
Mondays, 11am – 1:30pm
August 31st – September 28th
 
Create dramatic wheel thrown forms with Raku in mind and in preparation for an incendiary day of hand-on firing with Raku Guru Paul Gisondo. Students will learn faceting and how to create trapped air forms, as well as how to throw towering vases in 2 parts.  We will use tape and wax resist design techniques and glaze our work with a variety of crackle, iridescent luster and matte glazes.  For adventurous intermediate (and above) wheel throwers.

Level: Intermediate and Advanced
Tuition: $200 + $35 Lab Fee


Matt’s Class: Handbuilding ABOVE and Beyond

Instructor: Matt Wegleitner

Thursdays, 6:30 – 9pm
September 3rd – October 1st

Come experience the love of clay! Join instructor Matt Wegleitner and learn the skills needed to create decorative, hand-built, and functional pottery. Demonstrations will include pinch, coil, and slab techniques with a focus on creating interesting surfaces and unique forms. We’ll also cover the basics of glazing and firing your work. All skill levels welcome.

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $200 + $35 Lab Fee


Colored Clay: Blends and Tests

Instructor: Allison Cochran

Fridays, 6:30 – 9pm
September 4th – October 2nd

Do you love using color in your work, but can’t always find the right underglaze or glaze? Coloring your clay is a unique and affordable way to get just the look you want! Join Allie in this fun exploration of all thing color. Using mason stains and other commercial products to create vibrant colored clays, you’ll learn basic and advanced methods for blending, mixing and testing materials. Whether you like to slip cast, throw on the wheel, decorate with underglaze or just plain love to glaze, these systems for color development can be infinitely applied to your own processes.

Levels: Seasoned Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.
Tuition: $200 + $35 lab fee


Beginner Wheel: Get Centered!
Instructor: Nora Watkins
Saturdays, 10am – 12:30pm
September 5th – October 3rd

A perfect introduction for those just beginning their pottery journey and seasoned beginners who want to sharpen their skills. You’ll learn the basics of making bowls, mugs, and other functional pieces through group demonstrations and plenty of individual instruction. You’ll glaze and then we’ll fire your work, resulting in microwavable, dishwasher safe pieces you’ll treasure for years to come.
Level: All Levels
Tuition: $200 + $35 Lab Fee


Sunday Funday: Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel


Instructor: Kristen Easters

Sundays, 10am – 12:30pm
September 6th – October 4th

Got Sunday mornings free and want to try your hand at the pottery wheel? Seasoned beginner and looking to hone your skills? Join Kristen and dive deep into the magic of wheel throwing. You’ll learn the fundamentals of creating an aesthetically pleasing pot, the basics of surface design and a lesson on how to glaze. We will focus on the wonderful ability of clay to encourage mindfulness and attention to the present moment.

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $200 + $35 Lab Fee


Writing for Creatives: The Well-Crafted Word
 
Instructors: Shinara Taylor and Gabriel Kline
 
Tuesdays, 11am – 1pm
September 8th – October 6th

In art as in life, good writing will always win the day! That being said, many artists struggle with this important career skill. Gabriel and Shinara are here to demystify the process. We have created a laid back, but jam-packed, 5-week business class focusing on writing for artists in all media. We’ll start by showing you ten ways to dynamize your writing while covering topics like artists statements, resumes, teaching proposals, grant applications and more. Each class will feature one-on-one time with the instructors to give you feedback on your specific writing projects.

Tuition $150
Level: All Levels, Artists working in all media are welcome
Note: This class does not include access to open studio hours.


Salty and Sassy with Soul


Instructor: Linda McFarling

Wednesdays, 1 – 6pm
September 9th, October 14th, November 11th, December 9th

Concentrating on soulful forms well-suited to salty atmospheric firing, this class bring the sass! Explore faceting, fluting, paddling, roping, and altering as ways to add interest and movement to your forms. This class is for intermediate to advanced students only! If you have any question regarding your skill level, please contact the instructor.

Level: Intermediate and advanced
Tuition: $310 + $65 lab fee


Muddy Makers

Instructor: Paige Janeri

Ages 8-12

Tuesdays, 4 - 6pm
September 1st – September 29th

The process of working with clay is fun, creative, and expressive! “Muddy Makers” is great for students looking to meet other creative kids, while shaping, sculpting, and decorating projects you can take home and use. We will also get a chance to work on the potter’s wheel! Join Paige on this journey to learn the  basics of clay, make friends, and have fun in the studio!

Tuition: $225
$25 discount for siblings enrolled in the same class. Discount code “claycamp25”


Kiln Maintenance for Great Firings

Instructor: Les Powell

Saturday, August 22nd
9:30 am- 4:30 pm

Want to know more about your electric kiln? Maybe how to maintain it and ensure that it lasts forever? Join Kiln Tech Les Powell, trained by Skutt, for a day dedicated to all things electric kiln. Les will show you how to replace elements, relays, bricks, and wiring. He will also demonstrate a number of best practices for loading and programs that will optimize your firings. Get the insider’s view on how to maximize your kiln’s performance.

Levels: All Levels
Tuition: $135


Plaster 101
Instructor: Tyler-James Anderson

September 18th – 20th
Friday 6-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm

This workshop will  demystify the basics of mold making for slipcast objects. We will be  making one- and two-part molds that you will be able to use for decades to come. This workshop is designed with beginners and those new to plaster in mind, but all skill levels are welcome. Over the weekend, participants will become comfortable with plaster and will learn how to use the materials in a variety of interesting ways.

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $275 (all materials included)


Amazing Glaze

Instructor: Gabriel Kline and Evan Cornish-Keefe

August 24th – 28th
Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Do you hate glazing? I mean, do you really HATE glazing?  Have you experienced the frustration of making a beautiful piece, then ruining it with flawed, or perhaps worse, boring glaze? Would you rather spend your time doing just about ANYTHING else, even cleaning your studio? Then this is the workshop for you! Join best-selling author of the book, Amazing Glaze, as he reveals the techniques that will help you learn to love the glazing process, achieve more dynamic results, and get your work noticed. Topics will include under and overglaze decoration, glazing large and delicate work, spraying glazes, and multiple firings. We will also examine the basics of formulating, mixing, and altering a glaze.
Level: Seasoned Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Tuition: $595 + $75  Lab Fee, Includes a copy of the book Amazing Glaze.
 

Friday, August 7, 2020

Mitchell County Empty Bowls online starting Saturday

The Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Mitchell County Shepherd’s Staff will move online this year due to the ongoing pandemic. Bidding for handcrafted bowls by local artisans opens online on Saturday, August 8th at 9:00 am and closes Friday August 14th at 9:00 pm at biddingowl.com/shepherdsstaff. To win a bowl, participants must donate at least $40. There are a limited number of bowls available. Winning bidders will be able to pick up their unique handcrafted bowls by drive-through Saturday, August 15th from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Spruce Pine First Baptist Church. Due to the new format, bidders will not be able to select their bowls, a tangible reminder that many people in the county are unable to select the food they want to eat.

Visit the online auction here: biddingowl.com/shepherdsstaff

 (above article from the Mitchell News-Journal)

Monday, August 3, 2020

High Country Ceramic Arts: current studio opportunities and pottery sale

High Country Ceramic Arts, a community pottery studio in Burnsville, welcomes the public to our first annual sale, this Friday and Saturday, August 7 & 8, from 10am-4pm. The sale will include 10% off everything in the gallery, as well as 10% off beginners and membership packages.

Our gallery features both sculptural ceramic arts and functional pottery created by gallery artists; Linda Powell, John George, Katrina George, John Maddox, Diane McGrath, Cheryl Munyan, Kemberly McKinney, Karen Miller, Melanie Risch, Donna Sol, Martin Stankus, and Yaffa Todd.

Due to COVID-19, we cannot currently schedule classes, but can still offer one-on-one lessons. Masks will be required for all those who enter the gallery and studio space. The beginner's package includes three lessons and one month of membership for $180.

Memberships are $260 for three months and include 24/7 access to the studio and community equipment and the opportunity to sell their work through the gallery.

Our gallery is open to the public Fridays and Saturdays from 10am - 4pm. Community members who are interested in seeing the gallery and studio space are welcome to come and look around. Stop by High Country Ceramic Arts this Friday and Saturday to see locally made pottery and support Burnsville’s craft culture.

For more information about membership, call Linda Powell at 284-5760. Visit the studio at 552 East US Hwy. 19E.