Friday, January 28, 2022
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Friday, January 21, 2022
Learn more and register at https://www.doubleislandstudio.com/workshops
Work by 2022 featured artist Mike Hamlin
Now in our 5th year, the North Carolina Ceramic Arts Festival will be held once again in North Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville on Saturday, October 22nd, 2022. All ceramic arts and crafts welcome. Learn more and apply at www.NorthCarolinaCeramicArtsFestival.com
- Applications open until 4/30/22
- Option to have your images pre-reviewed before applying available
- Scholarship opportunity available
- Application fee $10, booth fee $200
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Hey Clubbers! Salvaterra Pottery in Weaverville is hiring for a part-time assistant.
Sue says, "Requires basic knowledge of clay, enthusiasm to learn and positive attitude. Looking for someone who wants to learn more about working in a production studio."
If you are interested and want to learn more, contact Sue@salvaterrapottery.com
Friday, January 14, 2022
I hope you are all doing well and getting ready for this exciting snow we're going to have!
I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and let you all know that for a little while, I will be your contact person for Clay Club. As you read in her email, Amy is taking time to help her husband who is having health issues so I'm going to help out here until she's able to take back over.
If you have any questions about Clay Club, want to host a Clay Club, or have any questions or postings for the blog or social media, let me know.
As far as monthly Clay Club goes, we are filling up fast which is so exciting! If you want to host a Clay Club - either virtual or in person - let me know asap as we are scheduling August and later.
If you want to host but don't have a good venue, Kelsey Schissel with Plays In Mud Pottery has graciously offered her studio/gallery in West Asheville to Clay Clubbers to host at.
Get it on your calendars, our current lineup is:
February: John Britt and Gold Shino (if you have not received John Britt's email with the details let me know and I'll get it out to you)
March: Kelsey Schissel
April: Michael Kline
May: Lynda Gayle Banner
June: Tori Motyl and Wild Clay
July: Rachel Smith and Surface Decoration with Underglaze Transfers
Reminder: Clay Club will meet the second Wednesday of every month at 6pm unless otherwise stated. You can expect an email from me each month with details.
That's all for now, have a great weekend!
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Break Down of Dry Glaze Materials Posted Earlier by Weight:
G200 : 5 12 #; Minspar: 7#; Neph.Syenite: 6#; Whiting 9#; Dolomite 11#; Wollastonite 11#; EPK 12#; Gerstley Borate 14#; Tenn Ball 1#; OM4 2#; Grolleg 2#; Glomax 5#; Silica 200msh 3#; Pioneer Talc 4#; Tile 6 2#; Frit 3195 7#; Frit 3134 16.5#; Strontium Carb 2#; Lithium Carb 2#; Redart 4.5#; Neman’s Red 6#; Sp Red Iron 5#; Zircopax 2#; Titanium Diox. 2#; Zinc ox 11 oz; Bone Ash synth. 2#; Soda Ash 5#; Bentonite 5#; Alum Hydrate (for kiln wash) 4#
There are additional small amounts of other materials, Rutile and a few others, in our Odyssey studio that we are throwing in free.
All for $200, or about half cost at Highwater
No partial sales
If interested call 828-380-9596
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Emily VanderMey and Laurie Caffery are looking for an experienced potter for piecework beginning in January/February 2022. Folks can take on one or both of these projects.
Emily is looking for someone to throw around 30 pieces per month, with additional opportunities for work at her studio cleaning, packing, mixing glaze etc.. Pieces can be made off site and delivered or made in her studio in Marshall.
Laurie is looking for someone to throw, trim and handle ~25-50 mugs per month. Pieces must be made off site and delivered leather hard. Wet boxes will be provided and handles are slip cast from existing molds.
Overall pay begins at ~$14-21 per hour on a piecework basis. Please contact Laurie ( Lauriecaffery@gmail.com ) or Emily ( email@example.com ) for more information.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Glaze materials for sale:
G-200, Whting, Dolomite, Minspar, Neph. Syenite, EPK, Gerst. Borate, Redart, Tenn Ball, OM 4, Poneer Talc, Frits: 3195,3134, Golleg, Glamas, Silica 200, zircopax, Tile 6, Newman's Red, Sp Red Iron, Strontium Carb, Titanium Diox., Zinc Ox., Synth. Bone Ash, Lithium Carb., Alum. Hydrate, Bentonite, Soda Ash
Total Value at Highwater at the per # price: $426.
Highwater discounts materials 42% per 100#
Our price for the lot at our 50% plus discount: $200.00, cash only, you pick up (in Weaverville)
No partial sales.
All materials are in containers.
Henry Pope & Mary Mikkelsen
Friday, January 7, 2022
Happy New Year, Clubbers! John Britt and I have been talking and here's our thinking for moving forward and getting our meetings going again:
February Clay Club: John will be organizing a participatory Gold Shino firing for February Clay Club. Look for more details about that soon. (Thank you, John!)
For meetings after February, we're reaching out to all of you and asking that you (individually or in small groups) consider volunteering to organize and host a meeting. This could be online like our October meeting or in person, depending on what's going with COVID-19 and host preferences. I know there is a lot of interest in getting our meetings started again; here's your chance to organize and host a meeting on a topic of your choice! Let me know if you're interested in doing this.
I hope everyone's 2022 is starting out well despite Omicron. I look forward to hearing from you!