Illustrative Ceramics by Eleanor Annand and Jason Bige Burnett
APRIL 2 – APRIL 30
Submerging the Bathysphere is an illustrative ceramics exhibit featuring Eleanor Annand and Jason Bige Burnett. These two artists have come together to investigate life at sea through illustrative ceramics. In both form and content they have combined their playful sensibility to create decorative and functional ceramic work.
Eleanor Annand is primarily a printmaker and illustrator. She creates prints with strong central characters that tell tales of exploration, escape, and disguise. These stories evoke folklore of the past and urban legends.
Jason Bige Burnett involves screenprinted and digital printmaking methods into his ceramics. Simultaneously he incorporates pop influenced imagery that is both personal and universal creating a sense of deviancy and play to his ceramic work.
This exhibit will open on April 2, 2011 and will be on display at Crimson Laurel Gallery and online through the end of April.
Obviously my cleaning job was inadequate. My right burner went out again and won't relight during firing (just had started body reduction ^010 or so). What is the next course of action? I cut the kiln off and closed it up. Can anyone help me clean this burner? I'm stressing since the kiln is full of Nelle's work (and we know how much of a worrier she is). She needs the pots by Thursday. Please help!
A barely ever been used Scott Creek Clay extruder and dies. The Extruder sells new for $359.with out the dies. Will let it go for $200. Moving to west coast, leaving Sunday, but will leave it here at Jim Whalen's in Horse Shoe, NC Jim's Number is828 890 0525. Many thanks, Ruth Apter 828 489 2064Cell# www.onehundredhorses.com
I have posted photos from my March firings, go to www.tomturnerpocelain.com and click on gallery, then March Firings. Also, remember my workshop here at Turner Lane on June 25th and 26th, pass the word. Thank you. I will raffle off a new Shimpo Aspire wheel. My ceramic art museum is always open, call ahead.
So, here is the set up for my Skutt. On my Back patio. In that corner, open to the yard with a wind operated vent in the roof. Does the kiln need a vent if it is outside? Do I need to cover the kiln when it's operating to keep it warm? (Crazy question).
to share 700sq ft space in Historic Marshall High Studios (Marshall, NC) w/ a potter & a metalsmith . High ceilings, wood floors, lg windows. Lg gas & elec. kilns on site. Wifi & warm in the winter. Awesome community of cool creative, fun-loving, intelligent-types. Walking-distance to town. $200/mo. w/ 6 mo. min. lease req. email me: email@example.com
Well, I've gotten myself in trouble again. Kari very graciously agreed to help me fire Cone 10 in her kiln on the 24th and with all the moving and rain and , well, all of the excuses I can muster, I'll only have 1/2 a kiln. Is there anyone with pots to fill the kiln or a kiln with room for my pots next week. I am desperate, as this is a big order (big for me) for Passover that has to be shipped by the end of the month. Any advise?
Raku Workshop with Barry Bernstein
and David Voorhees
Friday through Sunday, March 25-27, 2011
Sunburst Hollow Studios, Zirconia, NC
Noted Michigan raku artist Barry Bernstein will lead a three day workshop on raku fired pottery. He will demonstrate his throwing and altering techniques as well as his firing methods. Students will help contruct a simple raku kiln and have a day to fire some of their own pottery or sculpture. Workshop to be held at David Voorhees’ studio in Zirconia, NC.
A Trunk Show of Barry’s raku pottery will be held at Hand in Hand Gallery during the weekend with a reception Friday evening 5-7pm.
•Friday: wheel demos and simple fiber lined raku kiln construction
•Saturday: clay altering and finishing and Barry will demonstrate his firing techniques in our new kiln
•Sunday: participants will raku fire all day using Barry’s glazes, extra kiln provided
•Fee: $200 plus $25 materials fee, must preregister with $25 deposit
•Shared lunch feast each day with wood fired pizzas on Sunday
•Bring up to 10 pots to raku fire, we will supply a variety of glazes
Contact David Voorhees at 698-8775 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Hand in Hand Gallery 697-7719 for more info or to reserve your place.
Sunburst Hollow is the home and studios of David and Molly Sharp Voorhees, located at 2212 Green River Rd., Zirconia, NC
Would you share with NC Clay Club please! And any other professional NC potters.
The NC Pottery Center has been working to update our NC Clay Artists page by adding links to professional potters websites. This page receives more hits than any other page on our site, 900-1200 views each month.
And if you haven't been in to see the current exhibit Tea Time, try to get to Seagrove. It is wonderful. We also hope you will consider joining the NC Pottery Center and supporting this wonderful museum and its missions.
Hate to promote globalization and the loss of US jobs, but...I was just a IKEA and bought this $0.99 toilet brush. It works great for glaze buckets.
IKEA is the final step in consumer economics. You actually go in there and think to yourself... "well it is so cheap I could buy another in a couple years when it falls apart and still save money". It is where globalism, cheap labor, monster boats, shipping containers, plastic, laminates, self-check-out and day care all come together in the total shopping experience... and then the throw in a free sugar filled pre-diabetic lunch. And then you go home and assemble it! What more could you ask for?!
It was outstanding. Don't know if it is touring but they have a catalogue.
Contemporary British Studio Ceramics: The Grainer Collection
Drawn from the collection of Diane and Marc Grainer of suburban Washington, D.C., this exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of Contemporary British Studio Ceramics in the United States. This well documented catalogue is filled with color photographs of the functional and sculptural objects made between the 1980s and 2009 featuring works by 100 artists either born or residing in Great Britain. Edited by Annie, Carlano, Director of Craft + Design and Curator of the exhibition.
2010, 215 pages, 110 color images
Hardback Price $60.00 Item #2247
I just go to the Mint to see Judy Fox's "Einstein", 1988. Awesome!
*its hard to see in this picture, but if you look close enough you can see my problem.
HEY ALL so here it is. i am glazing some small bowls and i am putting a glaze on the outside as well as in the inside, i bought a whole bunch of new stilts for putting the glazed bowls on. my problem, i am putting the layers of glaze on the bowl, and then when i load them into my kiln and get the out, i have three perfect little notches left from the stilt. my question, do i need to put kiln wash on the stilt and if i do how will that effect the firing??? this problem leaves me at a stand still until i can figure this out.
STUDIO CLOSING LOCATED 20 MINUTES SOUTH OF ATLANTA AIRPORT..... Still have a few items left... SKUTT 1027-240 KILN WITH KILN SETTER? $500.00? ORTON VENT MASTER? $300.00 GEORGIES GLAZES. GALLON UNOPENED? $20.00 each ???????????????????????? OPENED??? $15.00 each CHEMICALS AND FRITS (too many to list)??LARGE BOX? $100.00 OHAUS TRIPLE BEAM SCALE?? $55.00 CERAMICS MONTHLY?? FULL YEARS $10.00 per year ....some from the 70's CLAY TIMES? FULL YEARS? $10.00 per year POTTERY ILLUSTRATED? every edition! PEDESTALS? 5 VARYING HEIGHTS?? $50.00 (light weight, fabric covered, need new fabric) ALL? PICK UP ONLY...NO SHIPPING...THANKS NOEL GILLIAM email@example.com
Just got back from a great one day workshop at The Jacksonville Center for the Arts in Floyd VA. We had 18 people with a wide range of backgrounds but had a great time. Check them out if you live in Southern VA.
The residents artists at the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts are having an open house this Saturday from 12-5pm in the resident artist area on the school side of the center. We want to welcome you into the improved spaces, show some new work, dork out about ceramics and share food and drink. There will be work for sale, as well as demos every hour by one of us.
The demo order is as follows:
12- Amanda 1-Mellie 2-Bailey 3-Erin 4-Andrew
If you don't know us yet, drop by! We are excited to be part of the broader clay community! Odyssey is located at 236 Clingman, next door to Jonas Gerard and the Clingman Cafe. See you there!
Clay Clubbers, I'm leading a workshop at the Kiln Studio and Gallery on cone 6 soda firing in Fairhope, Alabama, March 21-26. If any of you are interested check the link above and please pass the word along to any Gulf Coasters you think might be interested. I also have a solo show at the Kiln Gallery March of my earthenware vessels with a healthy offering of cone 6 stoneware as well. Thanks and keep up the good clay work!
I saw this creature yesterday frolicking around on the ground on Round Mountain, NC. I think it is a mole but not sure. It had a short tail and small eyes, but nice digging claws. Something probably ate him/her by now as there was no fear or flight response.
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