Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bisquing cone packs

Anything wrong with bisquing cone packs?

Got News?

WNC potters: If you have news that you want to include in the upcoming NC Pottery Center newsletter concerning awards, etc. please send press release ASAP to me. Thanks.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

USED BRENT C X C for sale

Brent CXC for sale. In perfect condition, hardly used. It's an extra wheel in my studio and not needed.


The wheel is located just south of Mars Hill.

Henry Pope & Mary Mikkelsen
Email: mikpotry@gmail.com

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Norm's Chemicals

To those of you wanting to buy chemicals from Norm Schulman, if you could somehow get together and go over to Norm's together, that would help him not make so many trips to his studio. At 50% off, good time to stock up on chemicals. Buy yourself a Christmas present.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Crimson Laurel Gallery Presents "The Significant Gift"

On November 26th , Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville, North Carolina presents "The Significant Gift...A Group Exhibition of Fine Art Jewelry". Deb Karash, the curator of this exhibit and a nationally recognized jeweler from Marshall, NC has put together an exceptional collection of art jewelry from around the country.

Because we know how much our customers enjoy buying and building collections of high quality studio crafts for themselves we want to make it easy to share that experience during the holidays. With this in mind, Crimson Laurel Gallery has invited Deb Karash to curate an exhibition of studio jewelry. She has chosen some of her favorite jewelers from across the country to exhibit for the first time at Crimson Laurel Gallery. One can look forward to seeing jewelry that is elegant, avant garde, playful, and charming. There will everything from river rocks to diamonds. Each unique gift will arrive beautifully wrapped and will include an artist statement and gift card. Crimson Laurel Gallery will ship each gift to its fortunate recipient in time for Christmas when ordered by December 15. The Significant Gift, a new tradition at Crimson Laurel Gallery.

This exhibition will open on November 26th and remain through the end of the year. Each piece will be available online on November 26th. For more information call 828-688-3599 or online at www.crimsonlaurelgallery.com.

Chemicals For Sale

Norm Schulman would like to sell the following chemicals at a 50% discount. All materials have been in plastic bags and are in good condition. Call Norm or Gloria at 828-765-6539.
1 bag Foundry Hill $7.50
4 bags tile 6 $40.00
1 bag avery $20.00
11 bags Kaopaque 20 $85.00
1 bag Olkamolgie(sp) ?
130 pounds Neph Sy $55.00
2 bags whiting $18.00
1 bag Grolleg $25.00
25 pounds pyrotrol $9.00
20 pounds petalite $15.00
10 pounds talc $2.00
4 pounds frit 3124 $4.00
40 pounds gerstley borate $21.00
30 pounds zinc oxide $75.00
60 pounds old Spodumene $40.00
300 pounds silica $45.00
miscellaneous dried mixed clay in bags ?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Glaze Materials?

Amongst the treasures in the studio, I've found Iron Chromate, Granular Rutile and Ilmenite. I don't believe I've ever seen a glaze recipe using any of these. Would you use them in a clay body? How? Any ideas for glaze recipes? Toxicity?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Salt/Soda wash?

Hey folks! Has anyone out there played around with salt water or soda water washes on pots? Did ya like the results? If so, any tips on application or ratios? I have done some researching on the subject matter, but wanted to see if anyone had any first hand knowledge. Just curious... Thanks!


Someone recently asked me about used pugmills and I can't remember who. My friend John Tilton in Florida has two he wants to sell, a Venco and a Wieland. You can call John at 386-462-3762. I have lots of pots for sale at great prices. tom turner

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I am running a huge sale until the end of the year, 40% off available pots and free shipping over $200.. Email or call to make an appointment to come by the studio. The electrogama has given me great firings this year. Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested. Come by for a visit. Thanks Oxypotter, Tom Turner

Monday, November 15, 2010

Mug Sale! Nov. 20

Save the date!

Bring your morning coffee! Yes, you can shop through my Mug Sale on a cool
November morning cozy in the comfort of your own home. If you're a pottery lover like me, you know that you can never have too many handmade mugs. Or, they can be great gifts, too!

I'll be listing 15 new mugs at my Etsy online pottery shop,

this Saturday, November 20, at 10 AM.

I've saved some really good wood-n-soda beauties from the firing for this online sale.

Hope to 'see' you there!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Clay Club Report

Many thanks to Steve Lloyd and the Haywood Community College pottery students for hosting last night's Clay Club.
Current students, Haywood grads and some of us local potters showed up for tea, talking & a studio tour. The Haywood Clay studio accommodates 16 students pursuing their professional craft associates degree. The tour included the throwing room, glaze room, electric kiln room & outdoor kiln pad. They've got a heavy duty electric kiln (Fredrickson?) that's super-sweet, 2 gas car kilns, a lovely wood kiln & a fun little rubble kiln built from scrap brick for salt firing.
In 2012 Haywood CC will have a brand new crafts facility which will include separate studios for professional crafts students as well as continuing ed. students. It was a great time. Thanks Haywood!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Clay Club meets TONIGHT!

In the Clay studio on the campus of Haywood Community College, 6-8pm. See the previous post for directions!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Clay Club meets @ Haywood CC next week!

The Haywood Community College Professional Crafts Clay Program is excited to host the November meeting of Clay Club. The college is located in Clyde, which is 23 miles west of Asheville on Interstate 40. The pottery studios are in the lower level of the Creative Arts/Professional Crafts Building, also known as the 700 Building. Visit the following links for driving directions to the campus http://www.haywood.edu/directions and for a map of the campus http://www.haywood.edu/campus_map
Wednesday November 10, 6-8pm. Bring a snack to share, if you like.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Marshall Handmade Market to feature Nice Pots

the 2nd annual Marshall Handmade Market is just around the corner. In addition to art & craft in all media we have some fine potters participating.

Jan Cothran, Becca Floyd, Katie Graham, Kenyon Hansen (above left), Beth Herdman, Courtney Martin, Rob Pulleyn, Emily Reason & John Simmons (above right).
Join us at Marshall High Studios- on the Island, near Downtown Marshall, NC
Saturday November 20 10am-5pm. Food, music & dance as well!