Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Kiln shelf cart for sale in Weaverville


For Sale

Kiln Shelf Cart in Weaverville. $275 Cart only. Good Condition.  

Contact Sue at or 828-333-1371


Monday, December 28, 2020

Available - Sawdust for Raku Reduction

I am a woodworker in the Weaverville, NC area with a dust collection system that collects wood shavings/dust from a variety of woodworking equipment. I understand that many ceramic artists use this material in the reduction process for producing raku. I want to make this material available if there is any interest. Please contact me at or 828-707-8388. Thanks.

Randy Hintz, Manager
Refined Rustic Woodworks, LLC
65 Cherry Ridge Lane
Weaverville, NC 28787
Find us on the web at

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Spray booth for sale in Weaverville, NC


Here are the details from Kim Dryden:

Homemade down draft spray booth for sale $200. The booth is on casters and fits in a doorway to outside. Used to spray pottery glazes. Powerful Dayton 115 watt/4.5 amp fan that pulls down to flap opening. Light, 3 used spray guns and power cord included. Works great, you would just need a small compressor to start spraying.



Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Odyssey ClayWorks Winter 2021 Classes

 Winter Session 2021

January 4th – February 28th

Odyssey ClayWorks

Colored Clay: Blends, Tests, and Beyond! 

Instructor: Allison Cochran

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9pm
January 5th – February 23rd

Do you love using color in your work, but can’t always find the color you need? Coloring your clay is a unique and affordable way to get just the look you want! Using mason stains and other commercial products to create vibrant colored clays, you will learn basic and advanced methods for blending, mixing and testing materials. Whether you like to slip cast, throw on the wheel, decorate with underglaze or just plain love to glaze, these systems for color development can be infinitely applied to your own processes.

Level: Seasoned Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Tuition: $315 + $60 Lab Fee

Salty and Sassy

Instructor: Linda McFarling
Wednesdays, 1 – 4pm
January 13th, January 27th, February 10th, and February 24th

Concentrating on soulful forms well-suited to salty atmospheric firing, this class will bring the sass! Explore faceting, fluting, paddling, roping, and altering as ways to add interest and movement to your forms and enhance the salty results. Enjoy learning about and creating work to be fired exclusively in our brand-new Salt/Soda Kiln!

Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Tuition: $210 + $75 Lab Fee

Beginner SKULLpture

Instructor: Lauren Breitling

Thursdays, 6:30 – 9pm
January 7th – February 25th

Come join Lauren in this beginner sculpting class where we explore all things… UNUSUAL. Using different sculpting and handbuilding techniques we will create animal skulls, body parts, and more, then transform them into functional or sculptural pieces. You are welcome to bring in your own weird and random sculpture ideas or inspirations or see where the class takes you! Nothing is off limits as we learn to build what we see and imagine with clay.

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $315 + $60 Lab Fee

Bigger Pots Made Easy

Instructor: Gabriel Kline and Anja Bartels

Fridays, 10am – 12:30pm
January 8th – February 26th

Do you want to increase the scale of your work, but feel intimidated by large pieces of clay? The truth is, you don’t have to be a big, strong person to make big, strong pots! Join Anja and Gabriel as they demystify the techniques used to produce large scale pottery. Demos will include throwing wide diameter bowls, section building skyscraper pots, centering 50-100 lbs. of clay, and creative ways to make voluminous storage jars. These techniques are simple, fun, and easy to learn. You’ll be amazed at the pieces you create! The class will include plenty of studio and one-on-one time with the instructors.

Level: Intermediate and Advanced
Tuition: $315 + $75 Lab Fee*
*Includes 50lbs of clay and firing of large work

Beginner Wheel: Find Your Center

Instructor: Shinara Taylor

Saturdays, 10am – 12:30pm
January 9th – February 27th

Have you dreamt of making a personalized mug or bowl but feel boggled by the process?  Don’t be nervous, every proficient potter once started where you are. This class will boost your clay confidence with inspiring demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and plenty of practice time. Through exploration of tools and foundational techniques you will be able to create distinct and useful pots. Each student will be encouraged to establish a strong skill base while also pursuing their individual interests and goals. Get ready to use your hands and make pots you can be proud of!

Level: All Levels
Tuition: Tuition: $315 + $60 Lab Fee

Beginner Wheel: Welcome to the Wheel!

Instructor: Julie Cantwell
Sundays, 10am – 12:30pm
January 10th – February 28th
Everyone approaches clay a little differently and that is part of the beauty! In this entry level throwing class, we take the philosophy that if it’s working for you and feels good, you’re doing it right! That being said, we will also demo the most successful methods for throwing mugs, bowls, vases, plates, and  just about anything else you want to learn to throw on the potter’s wheel!

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $315 + $60 Lab Fee

Kid’s Class: Creative Clay, Ages 8 - 12

Instructor: Nora Watkins

Thursdays, 10am – 12pm
January 7th – February 11th

This jam-packed class will get your creativity flowing to light up the chilly winter months. Together, we’ll make lots of cool projects like hanging sculptures, lanterns, treasure boxes, planters and more along with time for unique passion-projects and creative exploration. Younger kids welcome with older siblings!

Tuition: $235
$25 discount for siblings enrolled in the same class. Discount code “claycamp25” on one ticket.

Kid’s Class: Sculpting from Scratch, Ages 6-10

Instructor: Kristen Easters

Mondays, 4 – 6pm
January 11th – February 15th

During this six-week course, students will unleash their inner creativity and imagination and explore sculpting with clay. We’ll start with animal sculptures, with plenty of one-on-one support. Then the students will be encouraged to bring in their own ideas which we will transform into reality. The learning objective of this course will focus on helping students understand how to come up with ideas and follow the creative process from start to finish. What will you sculpt?!

Tuition: $235
$25 discount for siblings enrolled in the same class. Discount code “claycamp25” on one ticket.

Kid’s Class: Wheel Throwing, Hand-Building, and Beyond! Ages 10 - 14

Instructor: Allison Cochran

Tuesdays, 4 – 6pm
January 19th – February 23rd

Get ready to get muddy and have fun in the studio! In this after-school class, students will get a chance to learn wheel throwing, handbuilding AND animal sculpting! Everyone will have individual & group projects as well as the opportunity to discover their own creativity through self-directed work. This class is perfect for all students, no matter the skill level or experience!

Tuition: $235
$25 discount for siblings enrolled in the same class. Discount code “claycamp25” on one ticket.

Friday, December 11, 2020

Looking to rent a portable slab roller

From Jamie of Mucha Empanadas:

We make empanadas in Woodfin and think using a slab roller will provide the efficiency we need in preparing our dough. We recently tested our theory on a friend's large integrated-table slab roller and it worked great. We would need a portable slab roller that we can move in and out of the kitchen and would like to try our process on a machine of the size that we would eventually buy.

We would like to rent a portable slab roller for a weekend or two. We might buy a used one if we can test it first for our needs. Thanks!

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Small-batch ceramic manufacturing job opportunity in Burlington, NC

December, 2020:

Haand, a small scale porcelain manufacturing company in Burlington, NC is hiring to expand its production and support team.

Who we are looking for: We are hiring for multiple positions with a variety of roles and are looking for qualified candidates to join our team. We are offering a first step in a career in small-batch ceramic manufacturing with us. The ideal candidate is a hard working, positive individual with a passion for pottery as well as the technical side of ceramic production.

Who we are: Started in 2012, Haand is a small, slip cast porcelain production studio based in Burlington, NC. From humble beginnings, we now employ a team 15 strong, manufacturing tableware and home decor. We work closely with the hospitality and retail industries. We have an international clientele and our products can be found on the tables in homes and restaurants around the world.

What we believe: We believe that making an object with love, care, and intention improves everyone’s quality of life- both the maker and the end user. Our entire production processes, the glazes, and clay bodies have all been developed and refined in house. We offer an inclusive, positive work environment and value team players with a high standard of craft and attention to detail. We are 
currently open and operational, and have implemented Covid-19 safety guidelines to maintain a healthy and safe environment for everyone here.

To apply: Please contact us via email with any questions or to set up a remote interview.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Potter seeks pug mill

Here are the details from Bruce Bohon:

After looking at all the mills, the peter pugger VPM-20 is my choice, however, I might be open to a different one after a discussion with the owner.

Pug Mill type wanted: Peter Pugger VPM-20 Power Wedger (

Contact: Bruce Bohon

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

New Kazegama Class at TVPCC with Tori Motyl



Pots for the Kazegama Kiln

with Tori Motyl

When: Tuesdays from 2:00 - 4:30pm, 8 weeks
Start Date: January 19th - March 2, (last day is firing day, depends on weather)
Fee: $445
Materials Fee: $50
Register/More Info:
Bring in 2021 with an exciting adventure! This class is for the quintessential adventuresome potter. Together with Tori you will explore making forms that love soda and wood ash. You will learn about flashing slips, and prepping your pots for the 12 hour wild trip in the Kazegama kiln. Our Kazegama kiln is a forced air, propane fueled, cross draft kiln and you will have the full experience through the firing. When the kiln gets to cone 9 we will introduce wood ash and sodium carbonate into the kiln creating the amazing effects of wood and soda. We will make pottery in a variety of cone 10 clays and discuss the different challenges that we are likely to encounter while firing such an exciting kiln! We will be throwing thick incorporating liner glazes and flashing slips. Come ready to shake up your work and experiment in new styles! Not all pots make it in this wild kiln but when they do it is exhilarating! 
So, come ready to work hard during the prepping, loading, firing, unloading and clean up of this kiln. We will work in teams. You will most likely experience some loss as such a turbulent kiln environment created by the strong heat currents can cause problems during firing. 
Materials fee includes flashing slips, liner glazes and firing.
Students are asked to provide their own throwing tools, towels, and apron. 

The class includes your first 25 lbs. of clay and 12 hours of Open Studio (Fri-Sun). Additional Open Studio hours may be purchased for $10/hour for enrolled students.