Clay Club aims to connect potters and ceramic artists of our community. We exchange ideas, share information and form friendships
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Recap: June Clay Club at The Village Potters
Thanks to Lori Theriault and everyone at The Village Potters (TVP) for an awesome Clay Club! It was great to get to see the new equipment that TVP will be selling: the "Clontz Kiln" (a portable Raku Kiln), "Rolland's Reduction Kiln" (also portable), and Soldner Wheels. See them in the photos below and get in touch with The Village Potters for more info.
Lindsey Mudge (TVP Director of Operations) told us about several current and upcoming events at The Village Potters:
After the announcements and tour, it was time for the first ever (as far as I know) Clay Club White Elephant Swap. What a lot of fun! 22 clubbers brought non-mug "pots" to swap. We picked numbers and, starting with number 1, everybody got to pick a piece. Subsequent pickers could choose a remaining piece or could steal an already chosen one, in which case the stole-ee could pick (or steal) something else. Each piece could be stolen a max of two times. At first, things were pretty tame and polite, but about half-way through, the stealing began in earnest. It was sweet to get to see people's picks and steals. My first pick got stolen so I took the opportunity to steal from someone else and ended up with a lovely pot by Meredith Moyers.
We do not currently have a host for July Clay Club - if you have ideas and/or are interested in hosting, let me know.
August Clay Club will be at Motyl Pottery in Burnsville on August 14th. Thanks to Tori Motyl for hosting us in August!
Thanks again to Lori and all of The Village Potters, and to everyone who came!
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.