Friday, September 30, 2022

Wanted: Slab Roller

 If you are looking to sell a slab roller, please contact Tori at

New Clay Program at the Folk School

There is a new Traditional Craft Mentorship program at the Folk School and next year one of the program areas is clay!

The application is open now and closes Monday, October 24th.

Click the link to more info:

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Display Shelving/Wall for Sale

 FOR SALE: Custom Shelves for Vending & Retail display

- $250 for set of 2 panels 

- Each panel measures 6' tall x 3'8'' wide 

- Break down for easy transport to markets & events 

- Shelves & hanging dowels are mix & match, & can be configured in various ways 

- Could be double sided 

- Pegboard panel fits into station wagon easily

- Contact Mae at 704-533-0708

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Studio Assistant Needed

Plays in Mud is Hiring!

15 - 25 hours a week

Pay depends on experience $12.50 to $17.50 per hour. 

The ideal candidate will have some clay handling experience, but I will also happily consider someone with no clay experience.  


  • High attention to detail
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Takes pride in their work
  • Wants to be a potter or at least wants to work in clay

If interested call Kelsey at 828-280-4618 or email

Join the Potter Directory

 The North Carolina Pottery Center keeps a directory of potters. This is a great reference and if you're not on it, there are instructions on how to submit a listing.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Mica Gallery Features Speckled Dog Pottery in October

Mica -- A Cooperative Gallery of Fine Art and Contemporary Craft – presents “Mise en Place,” new work by Robbie Bell of Speckled Dog Pottery during the month of October.

“Mise en Place,” a French culinary term, means “to put into place” or “gather.”  His show is about gathering the pots one needs to prepare for those who love to eat--mixing bowls, baking dishes, plates, cups, etc. Speckled Dog pots are made of porcelaneous stoneware and fired in an electric kiln. “They are made to be used every day…they are made for those who love food because that is one of the simplest pleasures of life,” Bell describes.

Mica is located at 37 Mitchell Avenue, Bakersville, NC.  Mica is open daily, Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sundays from noon-5:00pm. 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.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Looking to Hire 2 People For The Day - October 22nd


the North Carolina Ceramic Arts Festival is looking to hire 2 booth sitters for the event Saturday, October 22nd, from 9am-5pm at $100/day. Responsibilities include sitting inside the booth of vendors who need a break. There is ample time for your own breaks and enjoyment of the festival. 

If interested or of you have any questions, please email Tori Motyl at 

Friday, September 16, 2022

Another Successful ClayClub!

 Thank you to everyone who came out to Haywood Community College on Wednesday for good food, good company, and a tour of the beautiful HCC Campus. Thank you to Emily Reason for being our host and bringing us all together!

Monday, September 12, 2022

Carpooling to ClayClub

 Hey clubbers! 

Gail Stockdale is offering carpooling for anyone from the avl area to Haywood for clayclub this week. Call or email her at 828-458-1633 or

Artist Talk

 Artist Talk by Donté K. Hayes 

Thursday, September 15th at 6 pm

Kittredge Theater at Warren Wilson College

You are invited to hear Ceramic Artist Donté K. Hayes speaking on his work and art practice at Warren Wilson College on September 15th at 6 pm. Presented by the Elizabeth Holden Gallery in connection with the current exhibition Reside: Reflections from Township10. There will be an exhibition viewing and reception before the talk from 5-6pm.

The sculptural ceramic work of Donté K. Hayes is informed by researching traditional African heirlooms and initiation rites that speak to the greater African diaspora. Hayes uses this research along with his interest in hip-hop culture, history, and science fiction to explore themes in Afrofuturism, a projected vision of an imagined future which critiques the historical and cultural events of the African Diaspora and the distinct black experience of the Middle Passage. Hayes combines ceramics with printmaking, installation, and performance to elevate his ceramic sculptures as a historical and creative base materials to inform memories of the past.

(Photo credit Colin Conces)

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Workshop: Savvy Surfaces at Low Fire with Liz Zlot Summerfield: September 24-25, 2022

Are you interested in working at low fire but feel intimidated with addressing the surface? This workshop intends to demystify low fire surfaces by introducing several techniques, many of which can be used at any temperature. The layering of these techniques has the ability to create a unique depth to the surfaces of your work. The workshop will cover slip trailing, stamping, underglazes, sgraffito, and making and applying terra sigillata. All of these techniques can be applied to sculptural and functional forms.

There will discussions on the myths and facts of clay bodies, firing temperatures and cone charts, and suggestions on how to personalize your surfaces.

Participants will explore surface through test tiles that may be taken home and fired. Small batches of terra sigillata will be available for purchase.

This workshop emphasizes one-on-one interaction in a supportive, positive environment where experimentation is encouraged and individual development nurtured.

Expect to spend 2 days together creating & connecting while learning new skills.

Date & Time: September 24th 10am-5pm, September 25 10am-3pm

Age & Level: 18+ This workshop is designed to accommodate all clay enthusiasts from beginner to advanced. Some clay experience is helpful.

Format: Hands-on & Demonstration

Materials Provided: Earthenware test tiles (students may bring their own), underglazes, terra sigillata, earthenware slip for slip trailing, hand-outs. Student materials list will be emailed upon registration.

Sign up at: