On July 7 at 5pm Crimson Laurel Gallery will host a lecture by internationally recognized ceramic sculptor Peter Callas at the Historic Mitchell County Courthouse in downtown Bakersville, NC. The lecture will include an overview of Peter's 40 year career, his 23 year collaboration with Peter Voulkos and a discussion of "Serendipity: An International Exhibition of Wood Fired Sculptural Ceramics" that opens on July 1. Andrew Glasgow, the retired executive director of the American Craft Council, will introduce Peter and offer opening remarks.
"Serendipity: An International Exhibition of Wood Fired Sculptural Ceramics" will feature fourteen artists from five countries and also includes a functional element that features eight exceptional wood fired ceramic artists . This exhibition is curated by Asheville NC sculptor Eric Knoche. Eric's goal for this exhibition is to present a group of artists from across the spectrum of wood fired sculptural ceramics never before seen in this part of the world. He is particularly interested in how various artists have adapted the wood fired patina to their own sculptural work.
The sculptural artists included in this exhibition include Ted Adler, Mary Bowron, Joy Brown, Peter Callas, Jason Hess, Eric Knoche, Tim Rowan, Mat Rude and Jeff Shapiro from the United States, Neil Hoffman from Australia, Nina Hole and Ann-Charlotte Ohlson from Denmark, Koichiro Isezaki from Japan and Michal Puszczynski from Poland. The functional artists include Chris Campbell, JD Jorgenson, Lucien Koonce, Simon Levin, John Martelle, Dan Murphy, Tara Wilson and Shumpei Yamaki.
The exhibition will open on July 1 and remain through August 31. Please join us for an artist's reception at 6pm on July 7th. Crimson Laurel Gallery following the Peter Callas lecture which takes place at 5pm. The exhibition can be seen and purchased online. For more information call 828-688-3599 or online at www.crimsonlaurelgallery.com.
Mica artists: Becky Plummer, Claudia Dunaway, Cynthia Bringle, David Ross, Gertrude Graham Smith, Jacque Allen, Jenny Lou Sherburne, Jon Ellenbogen, Kent McLaughlin, Pablo Soto, Shaunna Lyons, Susan Feagin, Suze Lindsay, William Baker.
Baltimore Clayworks is soliciting ceramic artists to donate cups to support
our programming. In return, you may win an exhibition in our Solo Gallery in
2013! If you are willing and able to donate cups for our cause, please include
the price, materials and artist information with the cup. We will be
accepting donated cups up until July 30th, 2012.
The cups will be displayed in our solo gallery from August 11- September 1,
2012. The visiting public will vote on their favorite cups, the top five artists
will then be invited to send an additional 10 images. These images will then be
juried by our resident artists and staff. The finalist will be offered a Solo
Show Summer of 2013.
Please send cups to: Solo Cup Benefit
Clayworks 5707 Smith
Ave Baltimore, MD
All proceeds will go to continue our mission to develop, promote and sustain
and artist centered community that provides outstanding artistic, educational
and collaborative programming in the realm of ceramic arts. Many thanks for
supporting Baltimore Clayworks!
Please direct any questions to Mary Cloonan, Exhibitions Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pottery Workshop with John Britt August 3, 4, 5 Rochester Folk Art Guild 1445 Upper Hill Road Middlesex, NY 14507 Glaze Workshop
This workshop will be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 10 reduction. It is designed for beginner to intermediate potters. We will discuss cones, kilns, firing dynamics and principles as well as applying those principles to various firing cycles. This will lead us into some basic classifications of glazes, like shino, copper reds, ash, celadon, temmoku, oil spots, etc. We will discuss how and why each type of glaze works and how you can achieve them. We will also fire a cone 10 reduction firing for celadons, shinos and copper reds.
Contact the pottery studio 585-554-5463 to register or email@example.com more information Supported in part with public funds from the New York Council on the Arts Decentralization Program which is administered locally by Phelps Historical Society & Phelps Arts Center
We, the Royal We, decided to have theJuly Clay Club at Crimson Laurel on SATURDAY JULY 7 at 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
We wanted to support Crimson Laurel and attend the Peter Callas Lecture at the Historic Mitchell County Courthouse in downtown Bakersville, NC.
It would be great to see everyone there to support this kind of event in Bakersville NC!
Hope to see you there. Below is the description.
The lecture will include an overview of Peter's 40 year career, his 23 year collaboration with Peter Voulkos and a discussion of our international exhibition of wood fired sculptural ceramics that opens on July 1. Andrew Glasgow, the retired executive director of the American Craft Council, will introduce Peter and offer opening remarks. The exhibition will feature fourteen artists from five countries and we have also included a functional element that features eight great potters. We will host a reception at the gallery after the lecture and we hope you will stop by and see the work.
David Trophia and John Lara
Crimson Laurel Gallery
23 Crimson Laurel Way
We will resume our normal time- the second Wednesday of the month - in August.
I have about 20 ware carts that are in my way and I'd like to sell. These carts are good shape and well built. The carts are made with 1 inch square tubing and angle iron for shelf supports. They are about 6 ft. tall and use a 24 by 24 inch ware board or two 12 by 24 ware boards. The shelf brackets are spaced about 6 inches apart. The wheels have two fixed and two swivel. I will sell then for 25.00 ea. pick up only. The carts are located in Mt. Airy NC.
Anyone interested can contact me by email //////SOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We wanted to invite you to attend a lecture we are hosting on July 7 at 5pm by Peter Callas at the Historic Mitchell County Courthouse in downtown Bakersville, NC. The lecture will include an overview of Peter's 40 year career, his 23 year collaboration with Peter Voulkos and a discussion of our international exhibition of wood fired sculptural ceramics that opens on July 1. Andrew Glasgow, the retired executive director of the American Craft Council, will introduce Peter and offer opening remarks. The exhibition will feature fourteen artists from five countries and we have also included a functional element that features eight great potters. We will host a reception at the gallery after the lecture and we hope you will stop by and see the work.
Please forward this information to anyone that you think may have an interest in the lecture or the exhibition.
David Trophia and John Lara
Crimson Laurel Gallery
23 Crimson Laurel Way
I'm curious to know how folks handle the cost of shipping for wholesale orders. I currently charge a percentage of the order amount for "packing," + UPS fees. I'd love to find a simpler way, but don't want to "eat," the cost of shipping. How do y'all do it?
I also have been finding nests. I was packing up boxes on Friday and didn't put away my packing materials. By Sunday a couple Wrens had built this nest. I don't have the heart to move it, besides, I like them flying in and out of my window. Good company.
Ronan Kyle Peterson curated this AMAZING show. Just LOOK at who's in it! It opens at Green Hill Center in Greensboro, NC Friday June 29, with a reception from 5:30-7:30. Many of the showing potters will be in attendance. Hope to see you there!
Its a Scutt Electric Kiln Model LT- 3k 1027-240
240 VAC- 50 amp
w 3 heat switches
i also have 3 stacks of shelves, cones and everything else u would need
selling price is $500, its in great condition and minimally used.
EnergyXChange Resident Artists are gearing up for a group exhibit at the Toe River Arts Council Gallery in Spruce Pine. Exhibit opens this June 23, with an opening reception 5-7 pm, and continues through July 28. The exhibit will feature ceramics, glass, and native plants of the EnergyXChange. We hope to see you there!
Natchez Clay needs a Resident Artist for the 2-year, work-exchange position.
Natchez Clay is located on the Bluffs of beautiful, historic Natchez, Ms.
Natchez Clay is a ceramic teaching studio located in overlooking the Mississippi River in beautiful Natchez, Mississippi. We offer workshops with clay artists from around the US, classes, private and shared studio space, private lessons, parties and Girlfriend Getaway weekends to play with clay. We have both wheel and hand building classes, kids classes and work with special needs kids.
Natchez Clay offers a Resident Artist position. This is a two-year commitment which allows the graduate to develop his/her voice in clay and build a portfolio should they desire to pursue grad school. This non-paid position offers the Resident materials, equipment and firing capability as well as an opportunity to work in a great environment with a friendly group of potters who love to share and learn from each other. In exchange the Resident Artist is required to teach classes, assist at workshops, load and fire kilns and help manage the studio.
For more information contact Donna Jones:
My friend Ronald Knight is selling the following materials, FOB Marshall, NC. please pass this on to anyone you think may be interested.
Call Ronald at 828-649-3804, or email Wendy at, firstname.lastname@example.org
7 cu.ft. gas LAGUNA raku kiln. Never used. $1200 OBO
Blue Bird clay mixer (motor rewound & little used since) $500 OBO
Firebricks - high alumina, several sizes 10 cents per pound
Fire clay shelves 19 1/4" X 15" 20 available @ $25 ea.
Clays & Glaze materials. Most 1/2 price. 100 lbs or more of Avery Kaolin!
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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!