Monday, March 23, 2015

Is it Food Safe?


I have a new article entitled "Is it Food Safe?" which tries to address the many questions and confusions regarding ceramic glazes. I also include tips on studio safety.

I am selling as a PDF (electronic file) on my site for $0.99 for 3 days and then for $1.99.

CLICK HERE!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Glaze Workshop (Oxidation and Reduction) Cone 6 Saratoga Clay Art Center

We have a few spots open in this Glaze Workshop at Saratoga Clay Art Center in Saratoga NY April 10-12, 2015.

This will be a great workshop because we are doing glaze mixing and testing in both Electric oxidation and Gas reduction at cone 6. 

If you are at all interested in cone 6 glazes this will be a great workshop where we will have over 1200 tiles to discuss the properties of glazes. This workshop is actually similar to a week long workshop at most places but you get it in three fun filled days. 

We will also go over the book "The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes" so you get a better understanding of glazes, firing, application and mixing. 

If you are in the NY area or know anyone who is interested - could you pass this on?!



Workshop Description
This is a three day Cone 6 glaze testing workshop designed to show participants how to test a base recipe and get various colors (color blend) as well as strength of colors (progression test). It will also be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. We will discuss clays, slips, 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 ash, celadon, temmoku, etc. We will discuss how and why each type of glaze works and how you can achieve them, how to adjust your glazes and how to find new ones. We will discuss glazes from John’s new book: “The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes: Glazing and Firing at cone 4 – 7”, but will go into more detail than the book allowed. The workshop is for beginner to advanced ceramic artists and is limited to 20 participants.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Great Job Opportunity for Ceramicists in Burnsville, NC!


From the Crimson Laurel Gallery facebook page:

Great Job Opportunity for Ceramicists!
We are looking for potters for a brand new enterprise in the Burnsville, NC area involving multiple production lines using various techniques and processes.
The candidates must have a solid background in clay and preferably be familiar with some of the following: wheel throwing, hand building, glazing, slip casting, ram pressing, jiggering, kiln firing, etc...
Full time employment preferable.
Contact Andy at apalmer@crimsonlaurelgallery.com for more information.

See the facebook post here.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Clay Club tonight!

Clay Club is tonight!

Details:

When: 6 pm tonight

What: Michael Kline will lead a demo and discussion on social media

Where: John Ferlazzo's near Bakersville (see link below for directions)

John will provide a spiral-cut ham and we will have the usual potluck to go with that, so bring food to share. Clay Club is BYOB, so bring drink, too.

Directions and more details here: http://ncclayclub.blogspot.com/2015/03/march-clay-club-social-media-with.html

See you tonight!

Studio Space Wanted in Asheville NC

Studio Space Wanted:

Full Time potter moving to Asheville. I am searching for a studio space to rent on my own or share with another potter. I will be working full time in the studio, am clean and organized. 

 I have three kilns, potters wheel, slab roller, extruder, as well as full shelving units and work tables. 

If sharing a studio space I am willing to share equipment in exchange for share in rent or open to other negotiations.

Please contact: MIchael Hamlin, 704-936-6423 or michaelhamlinsmith@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Looking to purchase used equipment for a home studio: automated electric kiln, gas kiln, slab roller, wheel. Thanks! Jillian Wolf bisoncrow@gmail.com, 828-778-1874.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Roger Jamison Reception and Workshop - Roswell, GA

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We’ll be hosting a closing reception for Roger tomorrow evening at Art Center West and a demonstration workshop throughout the weekend. 

 lease feel free to send word to students and friends. 

I hope you enjoy the exhibition online or in person at 1355 Woodstock Rd, Roswell GA 30075. 770.641.3990.