I have some fire brick to give away if you think anyone on the list might be interested. I had bought a dismantled reduction kiln and these were left over. Some are also the old arch and door brick that I recently replaced. Best I can tell, there are a couple of hundred, various sizes and condition. I live in Tennessee between Knoxville and Chattanooga.
Passing this along for my Dad at Wildacres. Maybe you want to try out something new! -Sarah
Try It On This is a brand new program at Wildacres. We are gathering great teachers for a variety of programs and classes where you have the opportunity to try something new. The session will begin on Monday, April 23 with registration beginning at 3:30 and will end after breakfast on Thursday, April 26. On Monday evening we will have a overview of the programs being offered and you will be able to meet and discuss the classes with the instructors. On Tuesday and Wednesday, classes will be offered throughout the day and you will be able to choose what programs you wish to attend. We may also have hikes or tours of the area attractions and craft studios if there are those interested. Currently we have instructors for pottery, sculpture, writing, songwriting, organic gardening, and storytelling. We are talking to instructors about painting, mushrooms, printmaking and other things.
They also offer a twice yearly Gathering where each participant comes with their own project and there is no set programing. The clay studio is available during these weeks, but spots there usually fill up fast!
The River Arts District consists of galleries, working artist studios, businesses, a brewery, restaurants, a music venue, performing arts venues, and more. A jewel in the crown of Asheville is how Mayor Terry Bellamy describes the River Arts District. This unique neighborhood along the French Broad River is home to more than 165 artists with working studios located in 18 turn-of-the-century industrial buildings. RADA is currently looking to hire a Coordinator. The Coordinator position requires some training in public, business, and arts administration. Skills related to marketing, public relations, arts related community outreach, and organizational discipline are essential components of this position. The Coordinator is the administrative and operations position and will be responsible for planning, as well as active management of the day-to-day operations of the organization. The Coordinator reports to the President and works in partnership with the Board of Directors to support the mission of RADA.
Coordinator duties include: 1. Attend RADA committee meetings and report to the President on activities, programs, and issues. 2. Coordinate and direct all activities related to Studio Stroll and Second Saturdays. 3. Organize RADA committees and volunteers to implement and manage events, programs, and activities. 4. Assist in the development of plans, programs, events and activities. 5. Provide guidance and technical assistance to members and organizations. 6. Organize and provide notices and announcements.
Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Experience in nonprofit management, with preference given to arts management, or equivalent educational experience. 2. Leadership skills. 3. Knowledge of and interest in the arts. 4. High level of written & verbal communication skills. 5. Ability to work with diverse cultural communities and underserved constituencies. 6. Management of budgets. 7. Advanced Computer skills: Google Docs, Microsoft Office including word processing, spreadsheet, database, PowerPoint, email, Calendar, website updates, and use of social media. 8. Ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed to support events.
Hours, Salary, and Start Date: Part-Time Position (with potential to be full-time): 20 hrs/wk, Salary/Hourly: $15.00/hr. Immediate start preferred.
How to Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Please put "RADA Coordinator Application" in the email Subject line. Application deadline is March 30th, 2012.
Location: Asheville, NC Compensation: 20 hrs/wk: $15.00/hr. Immediate start preferred. This is a part-time job. Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster. Please, no phone calls about this job! Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
Due to my husbands illness, we will be moving in the next two months to the west coast and I won't have a large studio. Since we will be living in a suburban, small lot community, I won't be able to use a lot of this heavy duty equipment, nor would I have room for it since I'll probably be potting in part of our garage. I this these are great deals for great, very little used equipment.
BLUEBIRD Powerstar-1 De-airing Mid-sized Pugmill $2000(NEW $5207) If you have a similar but smaller pugmill, we could trade with some cash to make it more even.
Soldner Studio Clay Mixer $2000 (NEW Axner Price: $4,485.00)
WARE CART $100
SPRAY BOOTH WITH STAND(AMACO) $1000 (NEW WITH STAND $2510)
Soldner Studio Clay Mixer $2000 (New-Axner Price: $4,485.00)
BRENT CXC WHEEL (OLDER NON REVERSE MODEL -GREAT WORKING CONDITION) $350
EXTRUDER - BAILEY SYSTEM 3 PNEUMATIC EXTRUDER WITH STAND, EXPANSION BOX, CUT OFF SYSTEM (USED ONCE!)$1000 WITH BRAND NEW COMPRESSOR INCLUDED. THIS SYSTEM WITH THE PARTS IS OVER $1500.
SLAB ROLLER BAILEY 40" TABLE, ELECTRIC DRIVE DUAL ROLLERS AND TABLE $850 (NEW $1700 +) SLAB ROLLER (DUAL ROLLER SYSTEM)-
The Brent wheel is the only well used item. Other pieces are in almost new condition.
A FRAME DISPLAY UNIT $50
STAINLESS STEEL TABLE WITH GLAZE 20 TILT OUT GLAZE MATERIAL BINS $1,500 (NEW $5,120 WITH SHIPPING)You can see a picture of this model at :http://alpinekilns.com/alpine_tables.html
FREE - HEAVY METAL DESK WITH GLASS TOP
A FRAME DISPLAY UNIT $50
Once I get the studio packed, I will have a lot more freebies. So stay tuned for the next month or two before we move.
CONTACT: JUNE PERRY 828-688-3860 Bakersville, N.C. EMAIL: SHAMBHALAPOTTERY@FRONTIER.COM
Clay club was a lot of fun and we filled up my studio and "courtyard" at the Mushroom Factory! Thanks to everyone who contributed to the feast, we have some awesome culinary aficionados in our club. The discussion on tools and the tool swap was fun and enlightening - some of the homemade tools were among the favorites. At the end, clubbers received as many stackable drying racks as they could carry out, compliments of Jerry Newton, owner of the Mushroom Factory.
We thought our most successful successful solo show of 2011 deserved an encore. This show features Alex's favorite pots from his last two firings. Alex Matisse lives and creates his work in the Mountains of Marshall NC. He apprenticed in the workshops of North Carolina potters Matt Jones and Mark Hewitt.
"The pots in this collection are from the 3rd and 4th firings of my kiln. Each firing has been distinct and varied and each has had success and failures. These are a few of those success, a harmonious marriage of form and glaze and flame.
My favorite pots are those made on the good days. It is a joy when the clay, pinched between knuckle and middle finger, seems to rise off the wheel toward the sky with its own momentum and volition. The pitchers in this show were made on such a day: their weight and mass distributed perfectly. On the bad days, when the clay is short and dry and the eye wants more than the hand can match, the hardest part is not in the mechanics but in the mind. When everything seems to elude me, staying calm and collected is the most difficult part of all. Those days come and go like the March rains we will soon see and, I'm learning, are followed by the sun." - Alex Matisse
I can't make it to Clay Club tonight, but wanted to share these tools I saw at an exhibit at the Freer Sackler a few months ago. The label read, "Potter's tools, Northern Vietnam, Nghe An province, 2004, Bamboo." How would folks use them?
I have 1000lb. of Highwater clay I want to sell. It's exactly the same as Orangestone with the exception that the mullite (9%) was sieved before added to the mix. My problem with it is that the sieve I've been using for years is now 48 mesh from wear and I want 60 mesh for the smooth surfaces of my work. The clay is softer than house mix- 5.5, house is 6.
I want to sell it at cost, $8.50 a bag, any quantity.
....to share 700 sq ft pottery studio in historic Marshall High Studios, Marshall, NC. Electric kiln & large gas kiln on premises. Looking for a reliable, easy going person. Email Emily: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clay Club will be Wednesday March 14, 2012 - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
It will be at Lynda Banner's at the Mushroom Factory.
The food is Mexican and the topic will be a tool trade and discussion. Everyone Should be ready to talk about what new tools they've tried and their results.
Directions: Take 19 to Micaville. If you are coming from Mitchell county Take 19 S, and if you are coming from Asheville or Burnsville, take 19 N. At Micaville, turn onto 80 S, (firectly across from OOAK Art Gallery), go approx. 2 miles and take a right on Hickory Springs Road. Pass the recycling center and Hickory Springs Factory. Turn left onto Blue Bonnet and the Mushroom factory is the first building on the left. You can park in front or behind the building, just don't block the dirt roads.
Here is a crackle tea bowl. I used Helios porcelain which was bisque fired. Then I painted on a terra sigillata (85 XX Saggar and 15 Red iron) and then waxed the lines and then dipped in Kaun Crackle and fired to cone 10 and then put on India Ink.
This workshop will be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 reduction. It is designed for beginner to intermediate potters. We will discuss cones, kilns, firing dynamics and principles as well as applying those principles to various firing cycles. This will lead us into some basic classifications of glazes, like shino, copper reds, ash, celadon, tenmoku, oil spots, etc. We will discuss how and why each type of glaze works and how you can achieve them. There will also be Frit demonstrations, glaze recipes, slide presentation and plenty of time for questions on all types of glazes. We will be doing a cone 6 reduction firing for shino, celadon, and copper red glazes. Please bring bisque ware made of cone 6 clay, (either porcelain or white stoneware) which we will glaze on Friday evening 5:30pm to fire on Saturday and unload on Sunday afternoon. Each participant should bring items not more than 8" in height to fill a 12"x24"shelf.