Saturday, September 16, 2017

Upcoming Clay Club meetings: Mars Hill University, Odyssey Clayworks, Oil Spot firing with John Britt

After talking with a number of you, I think we will again pass on holding a meeting in October. It is a busy month with the Spruce Pine Potters Market, Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, American Craft Week and other events.

I’m excited to share details about our next few meetings! Please save the dates for:

November Clay Club on Wednesday, November 8 from 5-7 pm (note the change from our usual meeting time) at Mars Hill University. Thanks to Shane Mickey for hosting us!

December Clay Club on Wednesday, December 13th from 6-8 pm at Odyssey ClayWorks in Asheville. We’ll have our annual mug/cup/object exchange. Thanks to Gabriel Kline and everyone at Odyssey for hosting us!

January Clay Club on Wednesday, January 10th from 6-8 pm at John Britt Pottery near Penland. We will have an oil spot kiln opening during the meeting. Everyone is invited to participate in the firing, which will take place before the meeting. John will provide glazes and glazing opportunities at his studio, probably in the first week in January. Pieces should be made with cone 10 clay (John uses Helios, Orangestone, and Phoenix). If you know about oil spot glazes and John’s expertise with them, you know this is a special opportunity. (John has written and presented widely on oil spot glazes, including this Ceramics Today article and this Ceramic Arts Network article.) More details will be provided, but John needs to know how many people will be participating so if you’re interested, let me know by sending me an email ( Thanks to John for proposing and planning this, and for hosting us!

I will share more details about all of these meetings closer to their dates.

I’m working on 2018 Clay Club meetings - if you have an idea for a meeting and/or are interested in hosting, let me know.

Thanks all!

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