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Tuesday, January 5, 2016
January Clay Club: Clay Club Collaboratorium at Speckled Dog Pottery near Bakersville
Happy New Year!
January Clay Club will be at Robbie Bell's Speckled Dog Pottery near Bakersville next Wednesday, January 13th, from 6-8 pm.
Our program will be Switcheroo, an idea proposed at the very first Clay Club meeting in 2008. The idea is to swap a piece of bisque ware with someone else who will glaze and fire it. Who knows how things will come out?! The completed projects will be posted in an online gallery on the Clay Club blog for the world to see.
We realize this could get a little complicated with people firing to different cones, so if you want to participate, let me know by sending me an email (email@example.com). If you want to participate but can't come next week, or won't have a piece of bisque ware by then, that is okay - just let me know you want to participate and we will figure it out. (John Britt says he has a variety of glazes that folks can use if we end up with people at different cones, so don't let that stop you. Underglazes are another possibility.) Let me know what cone you usually fire to and whether you'll be able to bring a piece of bisque ware to next week's meeting. If you can't come to the meeting, let me know where in Western North Carolina you are located.
We will also talk about your ideas for Clay Club in 2016. If you can't come to the meeting, email your ideas to me before then.
I know it's sometimes hard for folks to come to Clay Club so here is an opportunity to participate even if you can't come!
If you can come, here are the rest of the details:
Robbie will make a pot of chili and a veggie one, too. To go along with that, we will have the usual potluck, so bring food to share. Clay Club is BYOB, so bring drink, too.
Robbie says DON'T USE GPS - follow these directions instead:
How to find the Speckled Dog (Google it... or...) ..... From the red light in Bakersville, head east on Mitchell Ave/Cane Creek Road for 3.2 miles. Pass the first entrance to Sandy Branch (Church on corner) and head to the second entrance of Sandy Branch. Turn left onto Sandy Branch and the left again at the first paved driveway. Go to the top of the hill. You will see Speckled Dog Pottery signs at Sandy Branch.
Parking .... There is limited parking at the top of the hill. You may park along Sandy Branch and walk up the gentle sloping drive.
The Speckled Dog Pottery
1454 Sandy Branch Road
Bakersville, North Carolina 28705
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! Look for details about the meetings here on the blog or contact Amy Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.