Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Wanted: De-Airing Pug Mill

 If you have a used pug mill that you would like to sell, contact Tori Motyl at

Monday, May 23, 2022

Mica Gallery Featured Artists for June

Mica - A Cooperative Gallery of Fine Art and Contemporary Craft – is pleased to introduce our Highlighted Artist-Members for the month of June, Lisa Joerling and Jean Mclaughlin

Joerling’s playful ceramic animals always bring a smile to the gallery’s visitors. Eliciting joy and evoking laughter are key components of Joerling’s sculptural practice. “We need humor in our lives, and I want my animals to fill a space with happiness,” Joerling comments. Her work draws upon her imagination, her years of living in Florida, and her love of animals. New work for the exhibition in June will include chickens and a variety of other birds. “I have made sculptures of chickens in a morning coffee klatch and fowls at play to give you an idea of what is to come!” Lisa laughs. Recently Lisa and her husband Nick Joerling built new studios that will be open for the Toe River Arts Studio Tour. They designed their workspaces to meet the needs of their varied personalities and ways of working. Lisa Joerling’s space has a brightly painted turquoise floor and is filled with objects that delight the eye. “It is my happy place,” adds Joerling.

McLaughlin will be showing monotypes and woodcuts. Her fascination with the many ways water manifests itself in our lives will be prominent in the works on view. “Throughout my life, I have studied clouds, watched the rain fall, and delighted in the way water dances as I swim,” McLaughlin reflects. “The fact that gardens thrive with water links my imagery to flowers and flowers to my family who passes plants down from generation to generation. I want to capture this love of gardening and the landscape in my work.” “Lately,” McLaughlin noted, “the war in Ukraine has surfaced in my work, and some of the prints have gotten a bit stormy.” A native to North Carolina, McLaughlin studied at UNC Chapel Hill, the California College of the Arts, and NC State University.

Mica is located at 37 Mitchell Avenue, Bakersville, NC. Mica is open daily, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. The gallery continues to follow guidance from the CDC and state of North Carolina with regards to controlling the spread of Covid-19. For more information call 828.688.6422 or visit Follow the gallery on Facebook at Mica Gallery NC or on Instagram at micagallerync.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Job Opportunity

 New Horizons Book Loft looking to offer pottery classes at their location. Contact them on Instagram at

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Free kiln in Weaverville


Monday, May 16, 2022

Job Opening

 Good morning,

My name is Emily and I work for a summer camp south of Asheville in Mills River. We are looking for a ceramics instructor for the summer. We are reaching out to local studios to find an instructor. They can have minimal experience, they just need a desire to learn, teach and instill a love for creating in young people. We are a co-ed camp with campers ages 6-16 years old so there is much opportunity for someone to grow their ability to teach and share the arts. There is housing on site available but we also permit someone to commute to camp each day. Pay is based upon age & if housing is included.

Please let me know if you have anyone interested or would be interested in sharing this opportunity with candidates.

They can check out our website about who we are, email me ( for more information or begin our staff application.

Thank you for your time!

Have a wonderful day!
Emily Petrilla

Camp Highlander
Assistant Director
(828) 891-7721 |

Have a wonderful day!
Emily Petrilla

Camp Highlander
Assistant Director
(828) 891-7721 |

May Clay Club Recap

 Hey Clubbers,

We had a great clay club last week talking about wild clay and eating lots of treats at Reems Creek Pottery in Weaverville. There was 18 of us total which was amazing! 

Here are some photos so if you weren't able to come, you can see what we were up to. 

I hope to see you all, and more faces, at our June Clay Club on June 8th at Rodney Leftwich's as we all get inspired as he talks about historical western NC folk and art pottery traditions! More info to come.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Free soft kiln bricks

 Please contact Kelsey at Plays in Mud Pottery by phone 828-280-4618 or email . These are free soft brick for L&L kilns. Must pick up. Will not deliver. Need gone ASAP.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Clay Club Wednesday 5/11


When: May 11th, 6-8pm

Who: Tori Motyl with Motyl Pottery

Where: Reems Creek Pottery 181 Reems Creek Rd, Weaverville

Topic: Wild Clay and Wild Glaze

Food Situation: There will be light snacks and bubbly water.

See you all at 6!

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Wanted: Used Tent

 If anyone is looking to sell a used tent, contact Remo Piracci at