Monday, November 25, 2019

Join Mica Gallery on Small Business Saturday for the Bakersville Tree Lighting and Art Walk

Just in time for the holidays. Join Mica Gallery on Small Business Saturday November 30, 2019 from 4 - 7 pm for the Bakersville Tree Lighting and Art Walk.

See work by our special guest, craft artist Louise Grenell. Her nature-inspired soft sculptures interpret animal forms, creating objects with a life of their own.

It’s also time again for our Winter Wrap-Up featuring handmade wearables by Liz Spear, Neal Howard, and Deanna Lynch.

So, come for the Tree Lighting and enjoy some fun, friendship, refreshments and wonderful conversations with the artists. See new work, including ornaments and many wonderful Holiday gifts.

See you there!

Mica is located at 37 Mitchell Avenue, Bakersville, NC. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday and 12-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information visit or call 828.688.6422. Follow the gallery on Facebook at Mica Gallery NC, or on Instagram at micagallerync.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Center for Craft Public Grand Reopening this Saturday

Center for Craft Public Grand Reopening
Saturday, November 16th
67 Broadway Street in downtown Asheville

From the Facebook event page:

The Center for Craft will host a Public Grand Reopening in their newly renovated space in downtown Asheville to welcome the community and introduce them to the new National Craft Innovation Hub.

Please join us for the reopening of our space in a building-wide celebration of the future of craft, which includes:

>> Craft Futures 2099 exhibition: To celebrate the Grand Reopening, the Center for Craft has invited ten local and national artists to imagine and create a craft object of the future! Influenced by the 1939 New York Worlds Fair, the first fair of its kind to use to the "future" as an organizing theme, the reopening exhibition is an exploration of what’s been and what’s to come in the world of craft, and it sets the tone for the Center’s ambitious programming ahead.

>> First look at the new coworking, event and meeting spaces tailored to meet the needs of Asheville’s creative sector.

Premier of five new artists commissions and installations by Jamil D. Harrison, Harvey Littleton, Old Wood Company, Tanya AguiƱiga, Andrew Hayes, and Shelter Collective.

>> UNC Asheville’s inaugural exhibition: Making Meaning looks towards the spaces where artworks collide and converge, where the viewer is called to change their own perspective and embrace new material languages that create meaning and imagine futures.

>> Plus additional future-themed immersive installations, hands-on activities, music, food and more!

More info here:

Free tickets here:

(image from the Facebook event page)

Monday, November 11, 2019

Description of UMF (Unity Molecular Formula) Structure in Ceramic Glazes

December Clay Club at The Village Potters

Quick update: The Village Potters will host Clay Club on Wednesday, December 11th at 6:15pm (note that we'll start 15 minutes later than our usual time). I'll share more details closer to the date.

Remember there's no Clay Club this month. See you in December!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Dr. Margaret Carney lectures at Warren Wilson College and UNCA

Leah Leitson shared this info about two talks Dr. Margaret Carney, a specialist in world ceramics, will be giving:

• on November 19th, she will be speaking about the anomalies of dinnerware. I think you will find it both entertaining and informative.

• On November 20th, she will be speaking at UNCA on Ten Thousand Years of World Ceramics.

More info in the flyers above.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Price reduced: mixed glaze for sale in Asheville

The price is reduced to $50 per bucket.

Here's the original post from Squeaky Wheel member Patricia Robertson:

This is a glaze that was mixed for Squeaky Wheel members and was too close to our Spearmint to really serve the purpose of variety.

The Glaze is Sea Foam Green and here is the recipe:

Seafoam Green 10,000 Gram bucket (5 gallons)

F-4 Mini feldspar 3800 grams
Whiting 1400 grams
Zinc Oxide 1200 grams
Kentucky Ball Clay 600 grams
Flint Slicia 3000 grams
Copper Carbonate 500 grams
Titanium Dioxide 500 grams

We have two 5-gallon buckets of the glaze and it is $90.00now $50.00/bucket. It is cone 6. No photos of the fired glaze are currently available but may be possible upon request. If anyone is interested she/he can get in touch with me via email or phone ( 828-273-3645).

November and December Clay Club update

Hey Clubbers - we won't have Clay Club in November. I'm working on December Clay Club and will post those details soon.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Call for artists for the Cowee Valley Pottery Festival

Cowee Valley Pottery Festival
Franklin, North Carolina
May 22- May 24, 2020

The inaugural Cowee Valley Pottery Festival is a juried competition, exhibition and sale held at Cowee Pottery School in the beautiful Cowee valley of Franklin, NC.

Application Deadline: December 1

More info and link to application:

Friday, November 1, 2019

Copper in various cone 6 base glazes

Carolina Pottery Festival this Saturday in Shelby, NC

20th Annual Carolina Pottery Festival
November 2nd, 2019, 10am-4pm

-Over 100 Potters!
-Free, Convenient Parking
-All types of pottery
-Just in time for Holiday Shopping
-$5 Admission (under 12 free)

Festival Location:
LeGrand Center
1800 E. Marion Street, Shelby, NC 28152

Held in Shelby since 2001. One hundred of the finest potters and ceramic artists in a three state area convene at the LeGrand Center in Shelby, NC to show and sell their handmade pottery. The opportunity to meet and talk with the artists on site make this day special for all who attend. And just in time for holiday shopping!

Pottery...Functional, artistic, creative, handmade and fun. Items created from clay; jewelry, cooking dishes, Christmas ornaments, sculptures, piglets, angels, vases and more!!

Weaverville Art Safari this weekend

Weaverville Art Safari
Fall Studio Tour
Saturday and Sunday, November 2nd and 3rd
10 – 5 both days
Preview Party: Friday, November 1st, 6 – 8pm

The Weaverville Art Safari is one of the original studio tours in the Asheville Area. It is a self guided free event that offers a unique look at the artist’s work in their working environment, featuring artists who specialize in handmade pottery, glass, photography, sculpture, jewelry, furniture, painting, drawing, fiber art, wood art and more.

The Preview Party provides an opportunity to see all of the artists work together the Friday evening before the tour. There is a silent auction and raffle/door prizes of artists work as well as beer, wine and snacks.