Friday, July 1, 2016

July Clay Club at Joey Sheehan's Melting Mountain Pottery "kiln zone" in Marshall on July 13

July Clay Club will be at Joey Sheehan's Melting Mountain Pottery "kiln zone" in Marshall at 6 pm on Wednesday, July 13th. Joey will host an outdoor potluck in his pottery "kiln zone" at his house in Marshall. He will have just completed firing his newer large wood kiln which will be cooling. He'll give a talk about how his kiln fires and what it takes to prepare, load, and maintain such a kiln, and what kind of work it produces.

Last week I posted Joey's invitation to participate in a fast fire wood-salt kiln on that day. The deadline to get your work to Joey is next Wednesday, July 6th. Here's how to include work in the firing: all work must be cone 10 bisque-fired. The interior can be lined with glaze, but only slips or raw clay on the exterior. Bring it to the Asheville Ceramics Gallery in the Phil Mechanic Building at 109 Roberts Street in the River Arts District in Asheville by July 6. The gallery hours are 11-6 Tuesday-Saturday and Sunday 12-5. Bring the work in a bag or box with your name on it.

More info about the firing here:

We will have our usual potluck - Joey plans to smoke some chickens. Clay Club is BYOB, so bring drink, too.

Directions: Joey is located at 231 Academy Street, Marshall, NC 28753

Joey says this about directions: regular phones or GPS will get you to my driveway at the end of Academy Street. When you get to the end of the pavement you proceed down the gravel driveway on the left and come past the yellow house and down the hill to park in the pottery zone. There will be some parking at the top of the hill for those that don't want to drive down. It is very steep, but I am able to drive up and down it in my civic without too much trouble.

Questions? Contact Joey at You can also contact me at or at 828-467-1183.

Thanks again to Joey for hosting July Clay Club!

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