Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Transylvania Community Arts Council Ceramics seeks Studio Manager/Artist in Residence

 Transylvania Community Arts Council

Ceramics Studio Manager/Artist in Residence


Transylvania Community Arts Council seeks a qualified individual to serve as Studio Manager/Artist in Residence for the Council’s ceramics program. 


The ideal candidate will be: a practicing ceramic artist/potter with teaching experiencefamiliar with maintaining an organized and safe working environmentkind, patient, punctual, responsible; and able to lift 25-50 lbs. 


Job duties and responsibilities include monitoring, maintaining and organizing studio equipment and supplies; scheduling and overseeing kiln firings; implementing and maintain a safe working environment, including the proper disposal of waste materials; maintaining and overseeing an open studio schedule for students; and teaching at least 2 introductory classes each month.


A key role of the Studio Manager/Artist in Residence is to provide a welcoming and inspiring presence in the studio so that it serves as a creative gathering place for students of various skill levels. The Studio Manager/Artist in Residence will be offered broad access to the facilities for his/her ongoing creative output. 


The work/studio hours, which will include some evenings and Saturdays, and salary are to be determined. 


Please submit resume and cover letter to

Monday, September 27, 2021

Extruder for sale in Weaverville

Wall mount clay extruder, hardly used, good condition, has all parts and accessories. $150. Call Kathy Seltzer at 386-290-4616

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Mica’s Featured Artist for October

Mica, the members owned cooperative fine craft gallery in downtown Bakersville, continues its monthly special “Featured Artist Spotlight” series exhibiting the work of its member artists.

In October, Mica will feature the work of Vicki Essig in a display of her small, handmade books in an exhibit entitled “Bookstone.” The term, ‘bookstone' is a very old name for the gallery’s namesake, ‘mica' - the silicate mineral which has been mined and processed for hundreds of years in the Spruce Pine Mining District. She notes, "Each one of my small handmade books is constructed incorporating mica. I love how my hand bound sculptural pieces and small journals represent and signify the geologic and mining history of our mountain culture."

Essig grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Her move to Appalachia allowed her to join and pursue the long craft tradition of hand weaving. Exploring textiles throughout Europe and parts of the East and Middle East she brought with her to the Smokey Mountains the love of textiles.

Mica is located at 37 Mitchell Ave, Bakersville, NC. Mica is open daily, Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12–5 p.m. For more information call 828.688.6422 or visit Follow the gallery on Facebook at Mica Gallery NC, or on Instagram at micagallerync.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Cathy Gerson Looking For a Production Potter


Cathy Gerson is looking for a Production Potter. She writes:

"Looking for an experienced production potter to throw various items. I have a beautiful studio in Barnardsville. Can throw here or in your own studio. I need someone now!!! Thanks"

Her email is:

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

RIP Kent McLaughlin

Mica Gallery shared this sad news and details about the celebration of Kent's life this Sunday:

Kent McLaughlin
July 26, 1953 - August 11, 2021
With deep sadness in our hearts, Mica announces the loss of founding artist member and dear friend, Kent McLaughlin.

We want to let Mica’s extended family know about the celebration of Kent's life.

Firm protocols for COVID will be in place for attendance.

Please refer to the August 29th post on the following link prior to attending:

Celebration of Life
Sept. 26th, 3PM on the Knoll at Penland School

Monday, September 20, 2021

Flourish brand display tent for sale in Mars Hill, NC

UPDATE 10/2/21: the tent has been adopted and is no longer available.

10/1/21 UPDATE: Greg now says he would like to donate his tent to the the first interested party.

Here are the details from Greg Stuart:

The tent is an 8(H)x10(L)x10(W) trimline canopy, purchased from Flourish Displays in 2002 and used only 5 times. Flourish brand is the "Cadillac" of display tents. A mesh display panel was added in 2010. All in mint condition. All I ask is a small offer for this $1,500 value.

Contact Greg at

2021 Spruce Pine Potters Market will be Virtual Event this Year

Given the continuation of the Covid pandemic, The Spruce Pine Potters Market will held as an online virtual event on Saturday and Sunday October 9th & 10th, 2021. All details are listed on the website:

The Spruce Pine Potters Market was designed and built by a group of Mitchell County, NC potters as a collaborative venture. Currently, the members of the Spruce Pine Potters Market work together on all phases of the show, from management, promotion, display set-up, and all of the many particulars of a very successful annual event. “The Market is unique because of the extraordinary quality of the work produced by its members,” says Spruce Pine Potters Market member Jenny Lou Sherburne. “Individually, the participating artists are some of the finest craftsmen in the country. Collectively, they bring their high standards, imagination and camaraderie together to produce a really outstanding show.” 

For more information:
Facebook: @sprucepinepottersmarket
Phone: 828 467-0166

Friday, September 3, 2021

Bowls wanted for Yancey County Empty Bowls event

Tori Motyl sends this message about Dig In's 2021 Empty Bowl event:

I participate in Empty Bowls because I’ve been inspired by the social change that artists around the world make by contributing their craft to their communities. YOU inspire me when I think of all the bowls thrown, blown, and built so that Dig In can share food with more than 200 families each week in Yancey County.
The theme of Dig In’s 2021 Empty Bowl event is “Community Care”, which will be held on Burnsville’s Town Square on October 8th from 4-7PM.
Thanks to the care of so many artists, both in their own studios and at our bowl making and glazing days, we currently have 179 bowls ready for our event. That leaves just 121 more bowls to reach our goal of 300 bowls for the Dig In Empty Bowls event. Can you help us get there?
Bowls can be dropped off between September 7th-October 6th at the fabulous OOAK Gallery.
If you would like someone to pick-up donated bowls or need more information, please contact me and I’m happy to help.
If you would like to help but are finding it financially difficult in these times to donate your work, please let us know. We would love to find ways to bring everyone together regardless of means.
Please also forward this email to any artists also making bowls, whether they be wood or glass or clay.The work Dig In does is made possible by the time, effort, and resources that you invest to make your beautiful bowls. Thank you, Artists, for your community care.  

Tori Motyl

Dig In Empty Bowls Potter
Dig In 2021 Empty Bowls Event is an invitation to celebrate community care. The bowl pick-up will be held on October 8th on Burnsville’s Town Square from 4-7 PM (rain location 1st Baptist Church of Burnsville). Participants are encouraged to host a meal at home to reflect on our communities' resources and response to create food security. More information to come on the Dig In Empty Bowl Website:

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Cone 10 downdraft sprung arch kiln for sale in Asheville

35 cubic Foot 
Cone 10 Downdraft Sprung Arch Kiln 
 in Asheville
  Brookfield Design. All hardware,  2 power burners with blowers, baso valves, regulator - the works.
  35  - 8” X 21” X 1” silicone carbide shelves - nice and flat. All the posts, hard brick stack. Plans and firing log. 
Built and first fired 1997. Last fired 2009 (14 firings in all) - once a year in Dec. for our holiday home show. 
Must be taken down and moved by buyer 
2 kiln dragons free with the kiln.  

Contact Chiwa 
or 828 298 0426