Thursday, June 30, 2016

Village Potters are Selling LAGUNA CLAYS IN ASHEVILLE NC !!

The Village Potters, Asheville, NC is now a Laguna Clay distributor! We are extremely excited about sharing their clays with you! Check out our order form and/or website for more details!

Please share this information with anyone that may be interested!

All clay orders are available for pick up at The Village Potters, River Arts District, Asheville, NC OR shipped to specified location for additional shipping fee.

Next order deadline is Friday, July 15th at 5pm.

Small or Large quantities available!


For more details click the link below:

For questions or more info call Lindsey at (828) 253-2424.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Glaze Testing Workshop at Touchstone in Farmington Pennsylvania- September 9 -12, 2016

Three Day Cone 6 Ceramic Glaze Testing Weekend Workshop

This is a 3-day hands-on Cone 6 glaze testing workshop is designed to show students how to test a base recipe and get various colors. On Friday we will be preparing test tiles with a base glaze and ten colorant variations. We will fire on Saturday in the cone 6 electric kilns and then on Sunday we will discuss the results when they are unloaded from the kiln.

The workshop will also be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. 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, likeash, celadon, temmoku, etc. It will be conducted in a casual question and answer format which will drive the content of the weekend.

Glazes will be discussed in a practical and easy to understand dialogue designed to help potters gain an understanding of glazes, firing and glazing.

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.

Friday September 9
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
9:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Monday 9:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Beginner-Intermediate | $348

Touchstone Center for Crafts
1049 Wharton Furnace Road
Farmington, PA 15437

T: 724.329.1370
T: 800.721.0177

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Ceramics Job at Northen Kentucky

The Spatial Arts Program at Northern Kentucky University will be hiring a full-time non-tenure track instructor in Ceramics for Fall 2016. I apologize for the lateness of this announcement, but we received approval for the position today.  If you have former students or know of someone who would be interested please share this with them.  The Human Resources website will be activated in a couple of days to accept application materials.

Thank you,

Steven Finke

UPDATED June 9, 2016
Ceramics Lecturer Position - Job Listing  

Purpose of Position  The Visual Arts program in the School of the Arts at Northern Kentucky University invites applications for a full time one year non-tenure track lecturer position in Ceramics beginning August 2016.  Ceramics is part of a Spatial Arts area and offers both a sculptural and a vessel approach to using clay.  We offer BA and BFA degree tracks that focus on developing skills, diverse use of materials and conceptual development, providing the student fluent expression of their artistic vision. Established in 1968, NKU is a 15,000 student, nationally recognized, metropolitan university located seven miles from Cincinnati, Ohio.  Greater Cincinnati offers an outstanding quality of life, a vibrant arts community, and an affordable cost of living.  NKU is committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky /Greater Cincinnati region of over two million people. 

Primary Responsibilities  The successful candidate will be expected to teach three classes per semester and serve on program committees.  Candidates should have the ability to teach all levels of Ceramics, including clay and glaze formulation, as well as integrate into the Spatial Arts area.  The candidate may be needed to teach occasional courses in foundations.  Further responsibilities include ceramic studio management, student advising and portfolio review.  Spatial Arts is located in a separate facility from the main Art building and includes a wheel throwing and handbuilding areas, a glaze room, a clay mixing room, gas, electric and wood fired kilns. Also housed in the facility are a complete wood shop, metal shop, and a foundry.  Spatial Arts has a full time technician.

Qualifications  Candidates are required to have an MFA degree in ceramics or related discipline and an active exhibition record.  University level teaching experience is preferred.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge of ceramic techniques and processes, be well versed in contemporary and historic issues in ceramics and visual art.
Questions regarding the use of this website should be directed to the Human Resources Department at  Questions regarding the nature of the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Steven Finke at  For additional information on NKU, visit and

Applications will be reviewed beginning June 30, 2016
Applicants will need to upload the following documents in PDF format, 9MB maximum size for each:
1. Cover Letter
2. CV
3. Portfolio - 20 images of personal work with image list
4. Artist Statement
5. Teaching Philosophy
6. Names and contact information for three references
7. Portfolio of student work (if available) – 10 images with list
Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Minimum Education  MFA

This job announcement and application details are due to go live in the next few days.  You will find the announcement and application portal on the following Northern Kentucky University Human Resources website under Full-Time Faculty: 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Clay Club: Recap: June Clay Club at Reems Creek Pottery

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Monday, June 6, 2016

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