Thursday, December 14, 2017

Recap: December Clay Club at Odyssey Clayworks in Asheville

The final Clay Club of 2017 was a lot of fun! Thanks to Gabriel Kline, Anja Bartels and everyone at Odyssey Clayworks.

Anja did a terrific demo showing us how she makes her porcelain lidded jars. She talked about how she throws her porcelain pieces on bats only so she doesn’t have worry about warping them when cutting them off. She also shared a super tip for how she works on her lids by bringing her left hand over to her right side and then using the fingernail side of her left hand finger for a sharper edge. Check out Anja’s website for better photos of her finished jars and more of her beautiful work:

The evening ended with the mug/cup/object exchange. Thanks to everyone who participated in that, and thanks again to Gabriel, Anja and everyone at Odyssey - and to everyone who came!

A few notes:

Odyssey’s Holiday Sale, originally planned for last weekend, was rescheduled due to the snow. It’ll take place this Saturday, December 16th, from 11 am - 6 pm. More info here:

Our January meeting will be the oil spot glazing at John Britt’s studio near Penland. Read more about that here (and if you’d like to participate let me know by tomorrow, December 15th):

One last thing: we talked about how we might better organize carpools to Clay Club meetings, in particular for folks driving from Asheville and environs - if you’re interested in carpooling from the Asheville area and/or have thoughts about this, please let me know.

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