Monday, March 31, 2014

Mica Spring Opening Party & Bakersville Stroll

We're looking forward to visiting with you at

Mica's Spring Opening Party
Saturday, April 5 from 5-8PM
light refreshments & great company
Lotsa pots, plus glass, metal, wood, sculpture, and flat art.

And new this year:
Bakersville Artists and Businesses are open on Saturday evening for
A Stroll to welcome visitors.
Enjoy artwork and local eats.

Biking and UPC road

It was kinda funny today as I was riding my bike I noticed that with all the tall straight trees and the lack of foliage the road appeared to be a very long UPC code.  Especially when going fast.

Probably a modern observation?!

Display Items for Sale

Entire Lot $850. Call 828-734-4921 if interested. Located in Asheville River Arts District.  SOLD

Pedestals: 28 total, in various sizes (12 two-foot, 10 three-foot, 6 four-foot tall). White with white tile tops.

Two Large Display Shelves (white) - one of the two shelves is shown above. NOT fold-able.

Two Large, Folding Displays (white). Shown side-by-side above.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Summer Jobs near Asheville/Black Mountain NC for potters

Hickory Nut Gap Farm Camp is looking for two more potters to work this summer.
This is a great summer position for students!

Details and contact information:
When: June 16 - July 18, 2014; M-F 8:30am - 4:30pm
Where: Fairview, NC (8 miles off exit 74A from I-40, towards Fairview)
Pottery is at Flying Cloud Farm
What: Teaching/assisting children aged 6-13 in making basic pottery forms. Children will pick
their favorite form to be fired at the end of each week.
Compensation: $350.00 per week. Camp runs for five(5) weeks.
Contact: Susie Hamilton 828-273-1628 or 828-628-3546

Check out the camp and the farm websites for more details. Call soon if you are interested, as these positions need to be filled before camp starts!

Camp website:
Flying Cloud Farm website:
Hickory Nut Gap website:

Friday, March 28, 2014

Artist in Residency

Midwestern State University

Ceramics Department

Dates of Residency: August 15, 2014 through August 15, 2015 (one year minimum, renewable for up to two years)

Application Deadline: Position is open until filled. Priority is given to applications received by Friday, April 11, 2014.

This self-directed residency is designed to provide a ceramic artist with university based studio access, as they make the transition from or between academic settings. Furthermore, the program is intended to allow a resident the time and space to pursue a body of work in a creative and energetic environment, while enhancing the art program at Midwestern State University. The accepted artist will participate within the ceramics area as an informal collaborator and mentor for students, while working in the common studio space. To see images of the ceramics studio at Midwestern, please go to:

Midwestern will provide:
• All materials and firing
• Small office with internet access and storage space

• Studio space in the common 4000 square foot studio area

• 24-hour/7 days per week access
• Most university privileges as given to full time faculty (free access to workout facility, free reserved parking, library access, etc.)
• A small-furnished apartment located at a private residence three miles from MSU with utilities paid including Wi-Fi (details to be discussed during the interview process).
A minimum stipend of $6000 per year with the possibility of $2,500 per adjunct course (two courses are possible)
• A solo exhibition (details to be discussed during the interview process)

Requirements and application: A MFA in ceramics is required as there is a possibility for teaching a university level course. All applicant reviews will be based on portfolio review and individual merit.

For more information contact:
Steve Hilton, Associate Professor

Midwestern State University

3410 Taft Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX  76308

(940) 613.7041

It's not too late to register for the Peter Callas Workshop

This weekendMarch 29-30, 9am-4pm

Peter's Slide Presentation Saturday at 1pm is FREE and open to the public.

Peter will talk about his 40-year career and share his influences highlighting his 23-year collaboration with Peter Voulkos. 

Madison County Potters Market is Growing!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

April 9, 2014 clay club

Yo Clubbers,

I got nothing for April 9, 2014 Clay Club so unless someone has something?? I will probably cancel. Got a great event for May I will tell you about later.

Let me know, John Britt

Art Exhibition at UNCA- Reception April 4, 2014

Amelia Stamps "Jar"

The Department of Art at the University of North Carolina Asheville is pleased to present the 2014 Invitational Art Exhibition: Four Alumni from March 21 – April 8, 2014.

The community is invited to join us in celebrating the work of the talented alumni featured in the exhibition: Kyle Carpenter, Amelia Stamps, Hunter Stamps, and Matt West.

There will be a closing reception on Friday, April 4, from 6-8:00 p.m. in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery in Owen Hall. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

Turkeys in the mood

Hard to miss these big boys. Time for Spring!!

Could this be the last snow 2014??

Boo Boo hopes so!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Clay Animals For Kids Ages 6-12

With Travis Winters, Thursdays 4-6pm, April 10- May 15 at Odyssey ClayWorks

Here's a fun opportunity for kids to work in a real clay studio using professional pottery tools and materials to create animals. Everyone will make lots of original art and see it through the entire process, from building to glazing and firing. Kids will learn a variety of building techniques from coil, pinch, slab, and even throwing on the potter's wheel. 

The Clay Studio !!!!Summer Paid Internship $6,000 !!!!!

The Clay Studio is looking for a summer grad intern to complete a 10-week paid Fels internship that will involve updating the records for our permanent collection. We'll be photographing, researching and tagging works that have entered the collection since 2006--mainly from International Guest Artists and Clay Studio Residents.

The Clay Studio is a non-profit educational arts organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the ceramic arts and the work of new clay artists. As Philadelphia’s only arts organization dedicated exclusively to the ceramic arts, our mission is to provide diverse audiences with a unique learning environment in which to experience the ceramic arts.

The Clay Studio seeks a graduate intern to research, inventory and catalog our relatively small permanent collection of ceramic artwork for uploading onto The Clay Studio’s database and website. Responsibilities will include producing condition reports for each art object, tagging and photographing each piece, conducting research on the artist, provenance and significance of each work, and transporting research files and images into The Clay Studio’s database for publishing online. This project will help The Clay Studio develop an accurate catalog of the permanent collection and will develop an online educational tool for sharing the collection with the public.

The successful applicant will be a graduate student interested in the arts, archives, and research. A general knowledge of the field of ceramic art is preferred but not required. Strong organizational skills and intellectual curiosity are ultimately the most important factors in the success of the project. To apply, please submit a one page cover letter and resume to Garth Johnson at with “Fels Intern Application” in the subject line.

This 10-week internship is to be completed in summer 2014. The Samuel S. Fels Fund has provided a $6 000  stipend for the successful completion of the project.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Art Job in Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum – Exhibitions and Collections Manager

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum seeks a qualified professional for the position of Exhibitions and Collections Manager to manage its permanent collection and to oversee changing exhibitions. Responsibilities include:
Scheduling and maintaining exhibition calendars
Overseeing the installation and deinstallation of exhibitions
Working with a team to produce designs for exhibitions
Cataloging and caring for the Museum’s permanent collection
Managing all incoming and outgoing loans and documentation
Implementing and following budgets for exhibitions

Education: Undergraduate degree from a recognized college or university in museum studies with a preferred specialization in collection and exhibition management or arts-related field.

Experience: At least three years’ experience working in a museum or arts-related organization as a collections manager and/or exhibitions manager or a combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Demonstrable experience in exhibition design, carpentry, gallery lighting and installation. Must have professional training in proper art handling procedures, packing and shipping methods, conservation policies, collection databases (specifically File Maker Pro) and standard museum practices. Must be computer knowledgeable and have excellent planning and organizational skills, ability to manage time and multiple projects, and be adept at meeting strict deadlines.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please submit RESUME and COVER LETTER to:

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum
Executive Director
P.O. Box 828
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Deadline: April 11, 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Will Baker's new kiln

Will has got the new kiln going up in his new kiln shed which is attached to his new studio which is where Joy will have their new baby working at the wheel soon!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Ceramic Residencies

RESIDENCY:  North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC. Two year artist-in-residency opportunity available for one exceptionally qualified studio potter/ceramic artist for 2014-2016. Fully-equipped studio space, two wood-burning kilns, housing, and $1,000/month stipend.

Applications due by April 15, 2014. Details and online application available at

Also :

RESIDENCY: Cub Creek- Virginia- 9 –12 month requires BA. 3 month residency from June–August requires 2 semesters of ceramics and includes firings with wood, salt, and gas as required.

Application deadline April 1st. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Kilns for Sale

Coming Soon! 
Haywood Community College 
Kilns for Sale!

Haywood  Community College Professional Crafts Clay Program recently built a bevy of great new kilns.

We will auction off some nice 
no-longer-used kilns. 

Excellent condition!  These used kilns will be sold by Sealed Bids for 2 weeks in March, 2014 at: 
(Choose  "Location: Clyde, Haywood...")

Stay tuned for exact dates -- 
Call Terry Gess (828) 565-4159
 to preview or for more info. 

Stoneware Car Kiln #1

(24" x 34" x 44"-stacking space) IFB and steel construction
2 Ransome B-5 burners with piggyback pilot & Baso safety installed
Will require extensive dismantling
Minimum bid: $995.00


Stoneware Car Kiln #2

(24" x 34" x 44"-stacking space)
IFB and steel construction (sprung arch)
2 Ransome B-5 burners with piggyback pilot & Baso safety installed
Will require extensive dismantling
Minimum bid: $995.00


Stoneware Wood Kiln

(36" x 36" x 60"-stacking space)
IFB, hardbrick, steel construction (sprung arch)
Separate bourry fire box
Will require extensive dismantling
Minimum bid: $495.00


Ceramic Fiber Raku Kiln

(34" x 22" c) Fiber and IFB construction
Pyrometer and analog meter
Gaco MR 750 burner
Misc. shelving
Minimum bid: $98.00


Ceramic Fiber Raku Kiln
(46" x 18" c) Fiber and IFB construction
l Pyrometer and analog meter
1 Gaco MR 750 burner
misc. shelving components
Minimum bid: $98.00