Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Seagrove building for sale

 Cady Clay Works Building located in the historic Westmoore Community of Seagrove. 4000sqft warehouse area and also includes additional retail area in front. A wood fired kiln built in the ground is located on the property. This space would be ideal for shared studio space for artisans. Zoned RA please refer to Moore County Zoning for uses. There is additional land available for interested parties separate from this listing.


Free Clay

Terry Grss tgesspottery@gmail.com 828 467 0166 has 200 lbs STARworks cone 10 New Catawba wild clay FREE to anyone who wants to come pick it up. At my studio.--

Terry Gess Pottery

770 Wing Road

Bakersville, NC 

  2  8  7  0  5

phone 828.467.0166



Friday, November 25, 2022

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Looking for old kiln

 Looking for an electric kiln to convert to another fuel. Can be in any condition. The electrical parts will not be used.

Please contact Macmahone at blue.fire.macmahon@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Wednesday Car Pool to UNCA

 I am going to Clay Club on Wednesday and wondered if anyone wanted to car pool. I will drive but thought we could travel together. Leaving from Spruce Pine around 4:30 p.m. and coming home around 7:30 pm.  Call or text 828.467.5020

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

November Clay Club


Need Anything from Star Works?

 Anyone want to get in on an order from Star Works Clay?

I am preparing for a ton order of clay from Star Works for delivery in November. Anyone want to add to my order and pay your portion of shipping fee? We can arrange payment and pickup of your portion of the order. I will need your interest ASAP!

Terry Gess

text 828 467 0166


Monday, October 31, 2022

Don't miss the Carolina Pottery Festival!

 Info links: https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=carolina+pottery+festival+2022&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&ibp=htl;events&rciv=evn&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj-9smluYj7AhX5FFkFHW1NCx8Q5bwDegQIHhAB#fpstate=tldetail&htidocid=L2F1dGhvcml0eS9ob3Jpem9uL2NsdXN0ZXJlZF9ldmVudC8yMDIyLTExLTA1fF82NzAxMDk0MjY5NDc1MDY3MTA5&htivrt=events&mid=/g/11pv4vq13k



Saturday, October 29, 2022

Equipment for sale

*If you are having trouble reaching Kathryn, you can try these numbers:

 404-841-8211 and 404-229-8227 

Equipment for sale:

> Olympic Oval Bartlett digital high fire kiln.  Asking $3,900. (Retails for $6,500, have seen delivered price at $5,400 plus $450+ for kiln furniture) Includes two sets of shelves, kiln posts. In really good condition.

> Bluebird Pugmill, #425 non deair and extruder.  Asking $1750.  (Retails for $3,500 plus extruder dies $450+).  Includes full set of extruding dies plus custom dies. 

> Northstar table top 24” stainless slab roller.  (Retail $729+).  Asking $150. 

> 8 tier rolling ware cart.  Heavy duty, in good condition.  Asking $240. (these retail from $655 up to $850+)

> 5 tier rolling ware cart.  Sturdy. Asking $75.

> Display pedestals, white, several heights. Asking $40-$50.

> Custom made art fair show display pedestals, low table, also use as packing containers.  Grey.  Asking $95 for entire grouping. 

> 10X10 Blue pop up tent with new blue top. Asking $45.

> 10X10 Black pop up tent, used once. Asking $45.

> Large 4X8 work table on casters.  Has lower storage shelf.  Asking $75.

> Chrome and melamine white 5 tier display shelf.  Asking $65.

> Clay by the bag.  Majority Aardvark Soldate 60, excellent absorbing thermal shock, throwing, high fire.  Retail $13.50, asking $10 per 25lb bag. 

> Other misc. clays, high fire stoneware…. Standard 112, etc.  $10 bag.  Some bags stiffer than others as have been in studio fir 10+ months.  Can hydrate by putting 1 cup water in bag, twist tight, put in 5 gal. bucket water up to twist tie, overnight and should be good to go.  In total have a ton+ of clay.

> Sleeper sofa.  Camel back designer style. Recently reupholstered.  Arm protectors. Asking $240, have $ wiggle room.

> 2 and 3 drawer metal file cabinets.  Asking $18 each. 

> Room / studio space dividers, white. 4X8 and 4X4.  Asking $50-$75 each.

> Glaze minerals.  Full range of base chemicals, colorants.  Will have full inventory and weights in two weeks.  Approx value for all is $3K.  Will price well below current retail. 

>Tile Press, 12X12 up to 16X16.  Includes custom spacers.  Excellent condition.

Asking $90. 

Contact Kathryn Bryant <katybryant@bellsouth.net>

A Very Special Exhibit at Mars Hill University

 The Harvest Gathered: 

New Work by Terry Gess (Clay) & Colleen Connolly (Textiles)   

 Oct 19th - Nov 10th, 2022 

For this exhibit, Terry Gess will be presenting a series of large thrown forms - exploring scale, surface treatment and the beauty of irregularity.

Please join us for the Exhibit Reception: Wed, Nov 2nd - 6 to 8 pm’

Weizenblatt Gallery at Mars Hill University 

79 Cascade Street 

Mars Hill, NC 28754 

Gallery hours open: Mondays - Wednesdays -Thursdays -  Fridays 10am–4pm

Looking to borrow a 24" bat for a couple of weeks

 I promise to return it, and in the same shape as when I borrow it. Jillian Wolf bisoncrow@gmail.com 828-275-0878 talk or text.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Looking for Bricks

 I am looking for a small quantity of high heat/super duty hard bricks (straights). I thought I had enough for an upcoming project, but I am shy by about 50 or so bricks. Either used or new brick will work! If anyone has any they would be willing to sell me, or any leads, I would appreciate it. My email address is hello@lindsayrogersceramics.com - Thanks! Lindsay Rogers

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Lost Key at Clay Club

 If you lost a set of keys at Clay Club, send an email to Tori@MotylPottery.com

"Cider Sippin' Seconds Sale" at Odyssey this weekend

 *You may need to click the photo to enlarge and see the whole flier* 

Special Event This Weekend - GR Pottery Forms

 Special Event, Sunday Oct. 23, 2:00 PM at Reems Creek Pottery

Location: 181 Reems Creek Rd., Weaverville

Jeff Rottman, Owner and Founder of GR Pottery Forms is hitting the road to introduce a new product to their line — the WA2 system. The WA system is designed to make plates utilizing the GR forms and a wheel, which produces good quality, consistent plates especially good for adding a variety of surface decorations. He will be demonstrating this new product as well as answering any questions that you have regarding the use of the GR forms in general.

His itinerary is taking him to Clay King on Monday, Oct 24th. At this point he is not scheduled to be at Highwater Clays, so it is quite an opportunity for us to do a meet and greet and watch him demonstrate. If you are not familiar with the product line check it out on Facebook, instagram or the website at www.GRpotteryforms.com  (for those of you that don’t know, GR stands for Grand Rapids, which is where they are located).

Rachel Smith of Reems Creek Pottery has been using these forms for about 6 years, and reached out to Jeff when she found out that he would be spending the weekend in Asheville during his promo tour. She also let him know about the NCCAF that is happening on Saturday, Oct 22nd at Pack Place. So, if you are one of the vendors there, you may see him checking out the festival.

If you have any questions, reach out to Rachel:  potterybyrachel@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Buckets Available

*Claimed. No longer available* 

 I have a source for lots of used 5 gallon buckets with lids. Just need rinsing out - otherwise clean. For farm and studio use, not for food use.

Terry Gess - tgesspottery@gmail.com text (828)467-0166

October Clay Club Follow Up

 Hello Clubbers!

What a fantastic and festive fall clay club we had at Baxters!

Here are the links to the lights and https://a.co/d/4J6lKnf for those of us that are inspired to up our photography game!

See you all in November!

Friday, October 14, 2022

 Just wanted you let you know.....Estate Liquidation sale in Bakersville NC at David's on the Corner. It is on Main Street. This is all I know...I just drove past them setting up. Probably a lot of pottery equipment and gallery shelving. Katy Bryant 404-229-8227

Friday, September 30, 2022

Wanted: Slab Roller

 If you are looking to sell a slab roller, please contact Tori at torilynnmotyl@gmail.com

New Clay Program at the Folk School

There is a new Traditional Craft Mentorship program at the Folk School and next year one of the program areas is clay!

The application is open now and closes Monday, October 24th.

Click the link to more info: https://www.folkschool.org/programs/residency-program/#sec-trad-craft-mentorship

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Display Shelving/Wall for Sale

 FOR SALE: Custom Shelves for Vending & Retail display

- $250 for set of 2 panels 

- Each panel measures 6' tall x 3'8'' wide 

- Break down for easy transport to markets & events 

- Shelves & hanging dowels are mix & match, & can be configured in various ways 

- Could be double sided 

- Pegboard panel fits into station wagon easily

- Contact Mae at 704-533-0708

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Studio Assistant Needed

Plays in Mud is Hiring!

15 - 25 hours a week

Pay depends on experience $12.50 to $17.50 per hour. 

The ideal candidate will have some clay handling experience, but I will also happily consider someone with no clay experience.  


  • High attention to detail
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Takes pride in their work
  • Wants to be a potter or at least wants to work in clay

If interested call Kelsey at 828-280-4618 or email info@playsinmud.com

Join the Potter Directory

 The North Carolina Pottery Center keeps a directory of potters. This is a great reference and if you're not on it, there are instructions on how to submit a listing.


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Mica Gallery Features Speckled Dog Pottery in October

Mica -- A Cooperative Gallery of Fine Art and Contemporary Craft – presents “Mise en Place,” new work by Robbie Bell of Speckled Dog Pottery during the month of October.

“Mise en Place,” a French culinary term, means “to put into place” or “gather.”  His show is about gathering the pots one needs to prepare for those who love to eat--mixing bowls, baking dishes, plates, cups, etc. Speckled Dog pots are made of porcelaneous stoneware and fired in an electric kiln. “They are made to be used every day…they are made for those who love food because that is one of the simplest pleasures of life,” Bell describes.

Mica is located at 37 Mitchell Avenue, Bakersville, NC.  Mica is open daily, Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sundays from noon-5:00pm. The gallery continues to follow guidance from the CDC and state of North Carolina with regards to controlling the spread of Covid-19. For more information call 828.688.6422 or visit micagallerync.com. Follow the gallery on Facebook at Mica Gallery NC or on Instagram at micagallerync.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Looking to Hire 2 People For The Day - October 22nd


the North Carolina Ceramic Arts Festival is looking to hire 2 booth sitters for the event Saturday, October 22nd, from 9am-5pm at $100/day. Responsibilities include sitting inside the booth of vendors who need a break. There is ample time for your own breaks and enjoyment of the festival. 

If interested or of you have any questions, please email Tori Motyl at NCCAFest@gmail.com