Sunday, October 17, 2021

Geil gas kiln for sale in Huntersville, NC


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Friday, October 15, 2021

Recap: October Clay Club

Thanks to everyone who came to our first virtual Clay Club! We got to see friends new and old; some we haven't seen since before COVID and others we got to meet for the first time. Thanks to everyone for putting up with my limited Zoom skills and special thanks to John Britt for co-hosting with me and making sure everything went smoothly (and answering some glaze questions, natch). We talked about what we've all been doing during the pandemic. For some of us, getting studio time has been harder. Lots of events got canceled and galleries were closed, especially at the beginning of the pandemic, but some have been pleasantly surprised by old and new revenue streams.

We talked about possibilities for upcoming Clay Club meetings. John is working on a group firing opportunity. Another popular topic idea was a social media panel. We've done social media focused Clay Clubs before, but it's been a while. Some folks who attended the Zoom meeting talked about difficulties coming to in-person meetings and there definitely seems to be interest in continuing to have some meetings virtually. Let me know if you have ideas for Clay Club topics and/or how to hold upcoming meetings.

Some announcements: 

Lori Theriault shared that The Village Potters Clay Center Gallery is open and tonight (Friday the 15th) there will be a virtual opening for Grounded Flow. From the Facebook event page:

Grounded Flow is a special exhibit and sale featuring the works of TVPCC Apprentices Caroline Woolard and Keira Peterson. We will host a Live-Stream Opening Reception on Friday, October 15 at 5:00PM. Caroline and Keira will tour us through their exhibit and answer any questions in simultaneous Facebook and Instagram Live-Streams. We hope you'll join us!

The Village Potters Clay Center is also open for classes and clay sales. Check out their COVID policies here:

Lori and Tori Motyl shared that the North Carolina Ceramic Arts Festival (NCCAF) will take place next Saturday, October 23rd, in North Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. Check out all the details about the NCCAF here:

Tori also told us about Double Island Studio, a teaching studio in Green Mountain, NC started by Liz and Scott Summerfield. They'll be coming out with their 2022 summer workshop schedule soon. (Tori will be teaching Wild Clay and Throwing Big workshops!) Check out more about Double Island Studio on instagram at doubleislandstudio. (You should also check out this totally unbiased review of Double Island Studio by Roby Summerfield here: If you're interested in the possibility of teaching at Double Island Studio, contact Tori at

Thanks again to everyone who came and participated in the first virtual Clay Club!

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Call for Entries for the Craft Your Commerce Handmade for the Holidays Gift Guide

Handmade for the Holidays Gift Guide
Submission deadline: October 22nd

From the Mountain BizWorks website:

Mountain BizWorks and Craft Your Commerce would like to invite any artist, maker, and/or creative product business to submit their information to be included in our Handmade for the Holidays Gift Guide. Participation is free and inclusive. Anyone who submits by the deadline of October 22, will be included. Your business must be located inside the Mountain BizWorks’ service region.

We want to celebrate the ways in which you have developed resiliency, innovative ways to reach your customers, and strength through learning new skills by promoting what you make or offer to our audience for the 2021 holiday season. This virtual gift guide is all inclusive and will organize your products and services by category.

Any artist, maker and/or creative product business located in the Mountain Bizworks service region (26 western most counties in WNC) who submits their information will be included, but you MUST submit by the deadline of October 22, 2021. While having an e-commerce website is preferred, it is not required to participate.

They are also offering an Instagram takeover opportunity.

More details and links to submission forms here:

Monday, October 11, 2021

October Clay Club details

I sent out the Zoom link for October Clay Club last night (Sunday night) by email. The meeting will take place this Wednesday, October 13th at 6pm. If you'd like to join us but didn't receive the email with the subject line October Clay Club this Wednesday!, contact me at and I will hook you up.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Judith Duff Pottery Studio Gallery Event

Judith Duff Pottery
October 22-23

From the website event page:

Since Judith's passing in March of this year, I have been thinking of ways to share the significant collection of her work that she left behind, much of which has not previously been viewed by the public.

Blue Spiral 1 Gallery in Asheville honored Judith's life work, interwoven with the words and art of potters she had influenced, in a Memorial Exhibition this past May and June. It was deeply gratifying to me and I am pleased that the gallery continues to showcase a selection of her pots.

Now I hope you will join me for a special Gallery Showing at Judith's Studio during this beautiful time of year in our mountain setting as a tribute to Judith's artistic talent, creativity, and kindness.

The event will be even more special because three of Judith's close friends, influenced by her in different ways, have graciously agreed to be part of this special show.

           Nancy Green - Pottery - Watkinsville, GA

           Christine Kisoba - Ceramic Sculpture - Brevard, NC

           Shannon Whitworth - Paintings - Brevard, NC

In addition, there will be ceramic works made by the amazing Korean Potter, Seungho Yang, who joined Judith to put on an unforgettable workshop at Judith's studio in 2015.

Please come and join Judith's many other admirers at this celebration of Judith's legacy.                       

Friday      Oct 22: 5 pm - 8 pm
Saturday    Oct 23: 10 am - 4 pm

450 Cedar Lane
Brevard, NC 28712

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Applications open for the Mars Hill Farmers & Artisans Holiday Market

The Mars Hill Farmers & Artisans Market is now accepting applications for its 2021 Holiday Market. The Holiday Market will be held on Saturdays from November 6 - December 18, 2021. If accepted into the market, fees are $10/day.

Application here:

Monday, October 4, 2021

Glaze kitchen materials and equipment for sale in Barnardsville, NC

***UPDATE MONDAY AFTERNOON, 10/4/21: The glaze materials are SOLD. The slab roller is still available.***

Here are the details from Pam Witters:

I am liquidating my studio and selling my entire glaze kitchen materials and talisman sieve. The attached spreadsheet details every material with its current cost per Highwater Clays website. I am also including my talisman rotary sieve with an 80 mesh screen. I am asking $500 for everything. The detail file and photos are attached below.

I also have a Northstar Slab Roller with 4 canvas sheets for sale $250.

Text Pam at 828-575-4445 if you are interested.  

See the spreadsheet with materials details here:

Friday, October 1, 2021

October Clay Club (really!)

October 2021 Clay Club will take place virtually Wednesday, October 13th at 6 pm. More details coming soon, but the meeting will include John Britt sharing the details of an upcoming Clay Club glaze firing he'll be coordinating.

How to participate:

I'll share the meeting link soon via email. If you received an email from me with the subject line Clay Club returns! (sent yesterday, September 30th), you are on the email list and will automatically receive the meeting link. If you didn't receive that email, contact me at

See you on October 13th!

Free cones in Weaverville

Jim McDowell has nine boxes of large cones available for FREE! Must come to Weaverville to pick them up. The cones he has are:


Interested? Contact Jim at 828-989-8484

Now free: Flourish brand display tent Mars Hill, NC

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

Greg Stuart now says he would like to donate his tent to the the first interested party. Here are the details from his earlier post:

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