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Thursday, July 29, 2010
We could just meet at Bama Que or Pizzart for dinner??????
If not, we will cancel.
John Britt Pottery
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Monday, July 26, 2010
from crusty & toasty to smooth & silky
July 01, 2010 through July 31, 2010
BURNT (a past tense and a past participle of burn – related to burned) Artists Include: Dan Anderson, William Baker, Ben Bates, Chris Campbell, Linda Christianson, Bede Clarke, Mark Goertzen, Donn Hedman, Gary Hootman, Phil Rogers, Joe Singewald and Tom & Jeff Unzicker.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
mid 20th century
stoneware; black glaze; wheel thrown; glazed
Gift of Nedra Jane Paul in memory of Dorothy M. Worthington
globular bodied pot with a restricted neck which then flares abuuptly to a discoid top; small central hole; black
England, 1960 C - 1965 C
Mid 20th Century
Stoneware; wheel thrown; glazed
Gift of Nedra Jane Paul in memory of Dorothy M. Worthington
round, plan view; yellow semi-gloss glaze, somewhat grainy, inside & outside
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Basic Ceramic Raw Materials and Glaze Chemistry
August 22 – 28, 2010
Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts
PO Box 567
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Here is a couple of pictures of a whale skeleton that the students at Pearson College mounted. If I remember correctly, the whale washed up on shore (Metchosin means stinking fish) and so they weighted it and sunk it in the bay until the fish, otters, seals, crabs, etc. cleaned the carcass and then brought it up and mounted it.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Just got back from about 3 weeks away. I was teaching a Glaze Class at MISSA (Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts) in British Columbia.
It was a great time and we had 9 people, so of whom are pictured here.
They were a great and very productive group. I will post some more images when I recover from the red-eye flight.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville, North Carolina presents three exhibitions featuring five of the finest ceramic artists in the country. Our featured exhibition is "Contiguous...Ceramic Sculptures by Cristina Cordova and Jerilyn Virden" and our showcase exhibition is "What's in a line...Ceramics by David Eichelberger and Tom Spleth". And, our online exhibition is "Ceramic Sweets and Small Works...Ceramics by Jason Bige Burnett".
Cristina Cordova's (pictured side) provocative new sculptures are haunting yet beckon those who come upon them to look closely and try to understand their suffering and longings. Through the primary vehicle of the figure, she is in constant search for a presence. These new works will include materials never before seen in Cristina's sculptures. Jerilyn Virden looks to primitive objects that have a contemporary relevance. She pares down forms and exaggerates isolated elements, thus accentuating their sense of generosity and strength. Jerilyn will also be introducing new surfaces and forms for this exhibition.
David Eichelberger is captivated by the dialogue in his work between simplicity and complexity. He uses clean, graceful lines to capture qualities he finds in the organic world. This will be David's first exhibit of post-graduate work. Tom Spleth's slip cast porcelain cups (pictured below) are made complete with tiny script capturing select and provocative messages. Tom will also be showing his vase forms that are recognized for the simplicity of their truly unique forms. Combined, these two artists demonstrate the importance of the "line" in ceramic design.
New works by Jason Bidge Burnett, aka Cakeboy, involve print processes and visual narratives that are simultaneously personal and universal. Jason's new forms both investigate multiple surface techniques and explore imagery that is influenced by the glitz and glam of carnivals, pop culture, and commercial design.
These exhibitions opened on July 1st and remain through August 31st. Thanks to all those who joined us for the artists reception on July 16th. Each exhibition will be available online on July 1st. For more information call 828-688-3599 or online at www.crimsonlaurelgallery.com.
Friday, July 16, 2010
I mean- you have to keep track of your cones??
We went into a few shops that hap pots from 16C. I can't wait until my translator gets here because I wasn't able to really talk to folks about what we were seeing.
Below is a picture of an original Tsuboya kiln- obviously not still in use, but it's lovely. I can't get over these tile roofs! For a kiln shed! Sayonara for now, but I'm looking forward to sharing what we see when we get back!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
www.ebay.com search for item# 250502068224
But, hey, it's free shipping! And they take PayPal!!
This kiln belongs to Mint Hill Arts Pottery 51 but they have decided they need other things more than the test kiln, so they have decided to sell it. It is made for slumping glass jewelry, silver clay, beads, or for testing cone 6 or 10 electric glazes.
The Paragon price new is $550.00 with the furniture kit plus they charge $25.00 shipping, so the total from Paragon is $575.00. This kiln for sale does not have furniture but you can get it for $25.00 from Paragon. We are asking $475.00.
If interested, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-753-4673.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
We're planning on lighting a fire in the new wood kiln at the EnergyXchange in a few weeks, and we're not sure if there are enough pots to fill it.
Now is your chance to *donate* a few pots to this maiden voyage, and maybe get a few of your pots fired in a wood/soda kiln.
If you're coming to the monthly Clay Club meeting at Michael Kline's studio on July 7th, that would be a great time to bring 'em. We ask that you make sure the pots are bisque fired, cone 10 clay, and that they be glazed and ready to go. Don't worry about wadding, we will handle that on loading day. If you can tell us what clay it is, and what slip or glazes are on it, that would be even better.
Look for Joy Tanner or Will Baker at Clay Club next week to hand off your box of pots, or if you cannot make it then and wish to send a pot or two, contact us to make arrangements or just stop by the EnergyXchange one day and leave us your pots.
We are planning to load and fire around the 15th of July, so stay tuned for more details.
*we cannot gaurantee that your pots will make it in, but if you don't bring 'em you'll never know.
** we also cannot gaurantee that your pots will come out looking good, as this is a first firing of new kiln. if you don't know what this implies, ask a friend about the first firing of their kiln.