Yo, Clubbers. You're invited to Curve studios & garden Spring Open House PARTY, tonight from 5-8. We have some hot new pots and some cold beverages for ya. This is the biggest neighborhood party of the year. Please join us and bring a friend. See you tonight!
I read that you can substitute potash feldspar for NephSy feldspar (maybe add 10% Gerstley) and this will allow you to turn almost any cone 10 recipe into a cone 6 recipe. Has anyone tried this or have comment?
August 3-5 – Week-long workshop in conjunction with Kevin Crowe – first three days in my studio, followed by three days with Kevin
August 31-September 2 Three day throwing intensive
Workshops here allow serious students and professional potters to spend all day at the wheel, focused on specific forms or throwing techniques of your choice. I have been making functional pottery for over forty years and teaching for much of that time. You can see video samples of my teaching style and learn more details about the workshops at NanRothwellPottery.com.
i am cleaning out the ol studio. have an older clay boss. it turns on, motor still works. there is a small computer board that has a couple components fried. I dont know if parts are available or if it can just be fixed by a techie electrician. either way, its free, come haul it off. danielshanemickey at gmail
hello fellow potters! I have 21 NEW silicon carbide kiln shelves. still wrapped in foam. The new cost is 90 with shipping. I will have to drive this back to georgia and am willing to sell them off for a lower price. feel free to email me at danielshanemickey at gmail. thanks shane mickey
Four of Odyssey’s Resident Artists traveled to Seattle to attend the 46th annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference (NCECA). I am grateful to announce that they will be giving a presentation to share their experience with the Odyssey community.
Please join us Monday, April 16 at 6:15pm in the Kids Studio Classroom.
For more information about NCECA, visit their website: http://nceca.net/
This project will video record interviews of significant American ceramic artists and teachers with the result being an ongoing guide for future ceramic artists.
To this end, I have self-funded the project through the purchase of high-level video and sound recording equipment and editing software. My intent is to invite input from the potters’ community to provide me with direction as to who should be interviewed.
What I am asking for is your input on those potters/teachers who you would consider “significant”. Your list can be as long or short as you like. Please provide the individual’s name and any contact information if you have it (email, phone, and mailing address). If you do not have any contact info, please send me names anyway.
My intention is to secure the support of a lasting organization that will keep these interviews available to the public for the future. I will put up a survey form for you to vote at some point in the future.
Lark is seeking images to publish in a juried collection of ceramic teapots publishing in August 2013. The juror for 500 Teapots will be Jim Lawton of Oyster Street Pottery. Pieces may be functional or purely decorative. You may submit up to four entries; there is no entry fee.
Artists will receive full acknowledgment within the book, a complimentary copy, and discounts on the purchase of additional books. Artists retain copyright of their work.
Showcasing the work of the 10 full time members of the Potters of Madison County and their 10 invited guest potters. The group was created in 2011 to unite and acknowledge the growing, skilled and diverse group of men & women currently creating ceramic work in Madison County, NC.
For directions and information about exhibiting potters visit:
Muscari is a genus of perennial bulbous plants native to Eurasia that produce spikes of dense, most commonly blue, urn-shaped flowers resembling bunches of grapes in the spring. The common name for the genus is Grape Hyacinth (a name which is also used for the genera Leopoldia and Pseudomuscari).
The Shepherd’s Staff Board would love to have more bowls from professional potters.Please consider donating! Also, please include a business card for each donated bowl or set of bowls, because an auction will be held to give opportunity for collectors to bid on bowls made by professional potters.
Bill Sweetzer said that Shepherds Staff has already received some donated bowls, (some left-overs from Penland, 50 from the High School, and few from Avery Senior Center). They hope to get 200 bowls. Tickets for a bowl of soup will be purchased for $10.00 a bowl, by attenders.
I can deliver the bowls, if potters bring them to the April clay club meeting. If prefered, potters may deliver bowls, to The Shepherd’s Staff, (ask for Martha) in the Whitson Building, on Summit St. in Spruce Pine.
The Empty Bowls Fund Raiser Event for Mitchell County Food Bank:
May 4th at 6:30 PM,
First Baptist Church Dining Hall, ph. (828)765-9411
125 Tappan St.
Spruce Pine, NC
(down the street from Burleson Plumbing, and across the street from the Dry Cleaners).
Alina Szapocznikow. Petit Dessert I (Small Dessert I). 1970–71. Colored polyester resin and glass, 3 3/16 x 4 5/16 x 5 1/8″ (8 x 11 x 13 cm). Kravis Collection. Photo by Thomas Mueller, courtesy Broadway 1602, New York; and Galerie Gisela Capitain GmbH, Cologne
There will be a show coming up at MOMA in NY- Also a book:
Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972 October 7, 2012–January 28, 2013 Special Exhibitions Gallery, third floor
A sculptor who began working during the postwar period in a classical figurative style, Alina Szapocznikow radically reconceptualized sculpture as an imprint not only of memory but also of her own body. Though her career effectively spanned less than two decades (cut short by the artist’s premature death in 1973 at age 47), Szapocznikow left behind a legacy of provocative objects that evoke Surrealism, Nouveau Réalisme, and Pop art. Her tinted polyester casts of body parts, often transformed into everyday objects like lamps or ashtrays; her poured polyurethane forms; and her elaborately constructed sculptures, which at times incorporated photographs, clothing, or car parts, all remain as wonderfully idiosyncratic and culturally resonant today as when they were first made. Well known in Poland, where her work has been highly influential since early in her career, Szapocznikow’s compelling book of work is ripe for art historical reexamination.Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972 offers a comprehensive overview of this important artist’s work at a moment when international interest is blossoming. Spanning one of the most rich and complex periods of the 20th century, Szapocznikow’s oeuvre responds to many of the ideological and artistic developments of her time through artwork that is at once fragmented and transformative, sensual and reflective, playfully realized and politically charged. Featuring over 100 works, including sculpture, drawings, and photography, the exhibition draws on loans from private and public collections, including major institutions in Poland. It is accompanied by a major publication, copublished by The Museum of Modern Art and Mercatorfonds, that reflects new scholarship on Szapocznikow, contextualizing this little known artist’s work for a wider audience. Organized at MoMA by Connie Butler, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings.
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Clay Club meets at artist studios and other locations throughout Western North Carolina, usually on the second Wednesday of the month. All potters and ceramic artists are welcome!