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Beautiful Cabinet Hardware-original designs. Complete RAM setup, molds, and glaze formulas. See all online at www.thehardwarehut.com. Samples available for serious inquires. (707)996-2192. 


Jiggering System- complete jigger machine, all molds, back case molds, templates, master molds, etc. everything for efficient production. Easy to learn.  $16,500. more at www.cranberrypottery.bc.ca.


80 cu. ft. car kiln. Comes with 30 silicon carbide shelves, forced air burners, safety equipment, some posts, pyrometer, brick chimney, sprung arch, and cross draft for $10,000. Can send photos and more extensive description. Call Richard in Rockport, Maine at (207)236-8923 or email richlynn5@yahoo.com


Simon Leach Pottery: Keep Practicing Workshops, Hand-crafted Leach Treadle Wheels, Pottery Tools, 950+ YouTube Pottery Tips and Tricks, Simon Leach’s Pottery Handbook. Visit simonleachpottery.com.


BRENT 24″ SLAB ROLLER with shims. $1200.00 OBO. new gram scale, $100.00. Call (307)673-5429.  


 18 ‘EASY PEDESTALS’ FOR SALE -$695. Vanilla Color Upgrade – In Very Good Condition- Various sizes makes a dramatic indoor display. Pictures and Details at www.FrazierPottery.com. Contact: kim@frazierpottery.com.


Clay Stamps.   claystamps.com.  Signatures, company logos, Mug stamps, or wild ideas! Custom engraved clay stamps from brass with a lifetime guarantee. info@claystamps.com. (816)565-4300. Just ask for LeRoy.


Established Global Ceramic Antique Style Radiator Humidifier Business. Written up in New York Times 2007, Old House Interiors. Includes Domain name, master rubber mold set, technical information for making plaster molds, pouring, etc. Average monthly income $8,000 per winter season. Valued at $33,000 asking $29,000. Tullula1@aol.com.


Easy Fire Kiln e23t-208 for sale; excellent condition, asking $1,500.00. All accessories included. Call Bob at (856) 287-7154.


Eco friendly, 36 cu.ft., natural gas reduction kiln. Down draft sprung arch, kaowool w/screen, two forced air burners, Ocy probe, furniture, door bricks boxed, steel structure, and metal roof. Must be dismantled to move from Durham, NC.  Contact: peperika@nc.rr.com or (919) 489-9767.


CUSTOM ENGRAVED STAMPS for all clays. Your signature, mark, logo or text. Great prices, superior quality. From $35. Fast free shipping in USA. We ship worldwide. www.jetstamps.com



Employment

Seeking a Slip Casting Ceramicist to work on our team of artisans in a newly renovated 8,000 sq. ft. studio in Southern Vermont. Must have slip casting, trimming and glazing experience. Job includes some shipping responsibilities so applicants must be able to carefully and comfortably lift up to 75 lbs.  Please send resume to custserv@laurazindel.com.


Throwers Needed in NH, willing to train but experience a plus. Skilled craftsman earn $13.50 – $22.50, piece rate can earn more.  $1,000.00 sign on bonus for right candidate. Email info@salmonfalls.com with resume and pictures. Call Andy at (603) 312-3808 for more information. Immediate Opening.


Production Potter Wanted. Whitefish Pottery, a small production pottery located in northwest Montana, is currently seeking a full-time (4-5 days/week) Production Potter to make ‘piece work’. Position would start ASAP. Experience preferred; i.e., having worked in ‘piece work’ previously. Hiking, Fishing, Skiing, Glacier Nat’l Park! Questions? Call Tom at (406) 862-8211.



Events

BEDE CLARKE WORKSHOP – Oct. 25 &26 – Appomattox, VA- information at www.cubcreek.org; jessiman@cubcreek.org or (434)248 5074.


BILL VAN GILDER FALL DEMO WORKSHOPS. “The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques”. View Art Center – Sept. 5-7, Old Forge, NY. PA Guild of Craftsman – Sept 26-28, Lancaster, PA. Now booking 2015 workshops! FOR MORE INFO: www.vangilderpottery.com.


First City Art Center’s first bi-annual Clay Conference featuring Steven Hill. February 20-22, 2015; www.firstcityart.org or call (850)429-1222.


Cape Ann Ceramics Festival August 2014, Gloucester, MA. Contemplation Fine Ceramics from Cape Ann and Beyond, featuring: Hideaki Miyamura, Ani Kasten, Jennifer McCurdy, Hayne Bayless, Jeremy Randall, and local master potters in partnership with Pucker and Lacoste Galleries. All Clay Inclusive, Outdoor Sculpture, Pottery Trail, Jeremy Randall Workshop.  www.capeannceramicsfestival.com.


The ARTS Center of Clemson, South Carolina announces two ceramic events. The 4th annual 20×20 Invitational Clay Exhibit and Sale (20 artists create 20 pieces),Friday, September 12th, 6-9pm. A ticketed, gala event including: food, drinks, music, and an opportunity to meet artists, including first selection of over 400 ceramic works created by some of North and South Carolina’s finest ceramic artists. On Saturday, September 13th, 10am-6pm this eventis free and open to the public. Any Way You Wanna Shake It: An Artful Investigation into Salt and Pepper Sets over 48 handmade ceramic salt and pepper sets on exhibit and for sale in The ARTS Center Gallery. September 12th – October 10th, 2014. For participating artists and information visit www.explorarts.org.


deCordova Museum Ceramic Sculpture Studio offers workshops throughout the year. Build your dream sculpture with the support of resident artist Bruce Barry. Lincoln, MA. www.decordova.org/ceramics.


The eighth annual Hilltown6 Pottery Tour in the scenic Western Massachusetts hills takes place on July 26th and 27th. Nine nationally recognized potters, Christy Knox, Robbie Heidinger, Maya Machin, Michael McCarthy, Hiroshi Nakayama, Mark Shapiro, Eric Smith, Constance Talbot, and Sam Taylor, open their studios with bonus special invited guest artists and events. www.hilltown6.com for information and details.


Common Ground on the Hill -The 20th “Traditions Weeks” Ceramics Classes. Week 1-June 29-July 4: Jane Osti (Cherokee Paddle-Stamped Pottery); Nick Corso (Creativity with Wood-Fired Clay). Week 2-July 6-11: Robert Strasser (Slip Trailing); Jeremy Wright (Wheel Throwing). Visit commongroundonthehill.org for more information or call (410)857-2771.


Ceramics and Jewelry & Metals Workshops at Paducah School of Art and Design-Martha Grover, A Passion for Porcelain, June 27-28; Jessica Calderwood, The Enameled Image, June 27-28; Harris Deller, Line to Volume and Back Again, July 11-12; Tova Lund, The Found Object in Contemporary Jewelry, August 1-2; Craig Rhodes, On-glaze and Production Techniques, August 1-2; Susan Beecher, Sensational Salt Fire, August 7-9; Douglas Harling, Granulation: Methods and Techniques, August 12-16; and John Neely, Pots for Tea, August 12-16. For more information, call (270) 408-4278 or visit PaducahSchoolofArtandDesign.org.


 

Pottery West Summer 2014 Tom Coleman ‘All About Porcelain‘ June 9-15th. This hands-on workshop focuses on throwing, altering, sectional work, spray-glazing and two gas firings. Visit potterywest.com/a/tom-coleman-workshops/ for more information. Call Ruth Kline at (702) 685-7573 to register.

 

Pottery West Summer 2014 Amy Kline ‘Sculptural Porcelain‘ July 14-18th. Masking and blasting. Add a sculptural surface to your work. Throwing, altering and sculptural techniques will be covered in this hands-on workshop. Visit potterywest.com/a/amy-kline/ for more information. Call Ruth Kline at (702) 685-7573 to register.

 

Pottery West Summer 2014 Tom Coleman ‘Glaze Inspired Form‘ August 11-17th. Creating work specifically for different types of glazes, how they are applied, and how they are best fired. This hands-on workshop includes throwing, altering, sectional work, spray glazing and two gas firings. Visit potterywest.com/a/tom-coleman-workshops/ for more information. Call Ruth Kline at (702) 685-7573 to register.

 


Julia Galloway-2 Day Demonstration Workshop at sfclayworks,  July 12 & 13, 2014.  $185 for non-members/ $165 for current sfcw members; includes lunch both days.  Artist reception Friday, July 11 at 6:30 pm;  free artist talk at 7:30 pm. Contact: sfclayworks/Galloway, 2240 Palou Ave., San Francisco, CA 94124. 415-647-2529; www.sfclayworks.com.


WORKSHOPS at Baltimore Clayworks. BRYAN HOPKINS, Sat–Sun August 16 & 17, 2014. This workshop is filling fast but there are still some spaces available. Please visit www.baltimoreclayworks.org or call 410 578 1919 x10.

 


SUMMER ONE-DAY HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS IN KANSAS CITY. Eight workshops, wide range of topics. Saturdays starting May 31. Fee $70 each. More information at www.redstarstudios.org or (816) 474-7316.


Series Summer Arts School, July 7-August 1, 2014- Red Deer, AB, Canada. Series offers ceramics courses featuring world-renowned instructors: Vincent Massey, James Watkins, Sarah Jaeger, Jim Etzkorn, Rebecca Hutchinson, Shirley Rimer, Carol Gouthro and more. Additional courses in: painting, drawing, fibre arts, photography, sculpture, jewelry, metals and woodworking. All skill levels welcome. Catalogs available online at www.rdc.ab.ca/series. Visit the website or call (403) 356-4900 for more information.



Misc


Opportunities

Wayne Art Center announces the 20th Anniversary of Craft Forms, an international juried exhibition of contemporary craft. December 5, 2014 – January 31, 2015. Internationally recognized as one of the highest museum-quality craft exhibitions featuring works in wood, clay, fiber, glass, metal, jewelry and mixed media. David R. McFadden and Bruce Pepich will jury for over $6,000 in awards. www.craftformsentry.org for on-line submission due by September 12, 2014.  Digital Entry Fee $45.


12th Annual, It’s Only Clay National Juried Competition and Exhibit – Bemidji, MN. – dedicated to functional ceramics.  Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes equaling $1,600.00.  Purchase awards for BSU Margaret Harlow Collection.  $30 for three entries.  Postmark deadline September 13th, 2014. For more information www.watermarkartcenter.org


POTTERY-MAKING SUPPLIES STORE FOR SALE in Canada’s national capital.  Your opportunity to be the key supplier to a vibrant community of potters, schools, community centers in Ottawa-Gatineau and the Ottawa River valley.  Established business.  Solid revenue.  Limited hours.  Call Sarah Hand at (613)728-0697 or email s.hand1150@gmail.com.


IMMEDIATE OPENINGS for non-paid, ceramic studio interns at Canton Clay Works, Canton, CT.  Extensive opportunities in multiple firing types (wood/salt, electric, raku, saggar). Call (860) 693-1000 or email cantonclayworks@yahoo.com.  Learn more at http://www.cantonclayworks.com/intern.pdf.


Excellent opportunity for exploring wood firing in a natural Ozark forest setting. Studio assistant desired in exchange for room, board, small stipend, studio space and kiln space —anagama, noborigama. Anyone interested in assisting with the October anagama firing contact me. For details, Joe Bruhin, (870)363-4264; joebruhin@gmail.comjoebruhin.com.  


ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Schuylerville, NY. September 2014 – August 2015. Application deadline-July 1, 2014. Please visit: saratogaclayarts.org/residency for details and to apply.

 


Joplin, Missouri “The Joy of Drinking” (July 17- August 18, 2014) open to all drinking vessels, June 13, 2014 entry deadline. Juried from digital, fee: $25 for three entries. Contact: Heather Grills, Phoenix Fired Art,phoenixfiredart@gmail.com or (417) 437-9281 for prospectus and application.



Personals


Products

STRONG ARM CENTERING & OPENING TOOL- Make more pots, save your joints, use it to center and open 1-30 pounds of clay in seconds easily! This is the greatest tool for production potters, schools and studio potters. Create those big pots you have always imagined! Watch the video at www.marcspotterytools.com or call (585) 223-1930.


FLOWER FROGS (pin-type flower holders originally made by Bonnie Mfg.) made in the USA. Superior quality; many sizes (¾” to 5½”). Pin cups also available. Call (570) 226-3239 or visit www.dorothybiddle.com.


GREAT NEW HANDBUILDING TEMPLATES! Developed by Sandi Pierantozzi. A set of 24 durable, flexible, laminated templates to create Circular & Conical Forms. Perfect for Potters or Teachers! www.CircleMatic.com.

 

 



Publications/Videos


Real Estate

Unique multi-use property on Rt 9 just outside Northampton, MA. Parking for 55 cars on 3 acres. Building 1: 8,800 sq. ft., occupied by popular eatery with heavy traffic, and a pottery school; 9 wheels, slab roller, and 2 kilns. 2nd floor: 2 studio apts. Building 2: 1,500 sq. ft. open space with ADA lav and office. 2nd floor: 1,500 sq. ft. ready for build out; plus loading dock. Parcel 2: two family house; permitted for live/work. $799,900. Contact Gaylor and McGowan, Coldwell Banker Realtors; (413)522-4461. 


3-story SCULPTURE/CERAMICS STUDIO (concrete/steel) with 3 BEDROOM HOME next to a Midwestern university.  Previous home to a professor emeritus in sculpture and ceramics within one block from Pittsburg State University in Kansas (enrollment 7,000 with new $33 million Fine Arts Center under construction).  Gas fired kiln with pug mill in basement with large moving hoist on top floor.  Two fireplaces.  $85,000.  Adjacent property, (two bedroom cottage on two lots (perfect university rental unit) also available as package at $45,000. (808)937-7674; www.jonesrealty.com/112860.


Pottery Studio and House- Ideal space and location for artisans:  potters, woodworkers, metal workers, or any kind of art/artisan-based business.  Studio has large work spaces and a charming outdoor sales area with display shelving.  Included is a working wood-fired kiln. Other equipment negotiable. The house has an open floor plan with unique country charm accents in wood and stone. This property has real character. There is a fenced garden area and a producing orchard.  Conveniently located off Route 9,  it is a tested location for business and rental.  The main house and adjacent studio were home to a successful pottery business (Red Truck Pottery) for forty years with loyal clientele that could be interested in your business. See the listing for 11 Dennehy Road here. Contact agent Pamela Lattimore; m. (518)791-2155.

 


Retail Sales Gallery, Studio and Luxury Studio Apartment. Located on the central Oregon Coast.  3,807 total sq. ft., 5.9 acres bordering national wildlife refuge. Includes forty-year-old, profitable, pottery retail business representing fifty Northwest artists.  Lush, beautiful, garden and surrounding.  Wonderful place to live and work.  $475,000. Contact Susan at macnamara2010@hotmail.com.  


Oregon Coast, 40-year-old sales gallery, studio and luxury studio apartment. 3,708 total sq. feet.  On 5.9 beautiful acres bordering national wildlife refuge. $475,000. Contact: macnamara2010@hotmail.com.


1350 sq. ft. studio built in 2008 on 10 acres in beautiful western NC- an area with a long history and love of pottery. Includes 1850 sq. ft. home, 3-stall horse barn with fireplace, stick-built storage building, organic garden plot, and secluded, spring-fed pond on property. www.FrazierPottery.com/real-estate/.


4 bedroom 2 bath home on 9/10 acre lot. 600 sq. ft. unattached studio with 50 cu. ft., covered, gas kiln in Orlando, FL. Year-round outdoor art festivals. Close to attractions and coast. $175,000. flpotteryboy@yahoo.com.

 


The Perfect Pottery! Large studio, gallery, and upper level home in northern Wisconsin lake country. Ideal set-up for work, sales, teaching, and living in a beautiful area. Wood kiln included; (715)550-0858, see at: www.riverrunarts.com.


FOR SALE: 1,150 sq. ft. house and 2,000 sq. ft. shop on eight acres nestled in the woods near the quaint town of Saluda, NC. $435,000. Contact: neverblue@att.net.

 



Rentals

1-Bedroom furnished cottage on near Ocean Park, WA on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula. Garage is enclosed for work space; cottage has W/D, D/W, and a wood stove.  Great artist community; two and a half hours to Portland or Seattle. Serious inquires please.  $430 monthly, minimum 1 month stay. Contact Rebecca: mscelloprieto@gmail.com; (208) 333-0868.



Services

CRANE YARD CLAY, your Midwest wholesale/retail ceramics & pottery supply experts. Nationwide shipping. student & educator discounts. Deliveries & equipment repairs for the Kansas City region. To place your order, call (855)4-KC-Clay; e-mail info@kcclay.com, or visit our e-commerce website; www.KCClay.com.


Custom Extruder & Pugmill Dies. Starting at $35.00. Any brand extruder or pugmill; any material. E-mail tim@northstarequipment.com or visit us online: www.northstarequipment.com. (800) 231-7896.


Master Kiln Builders. 26+ years experience designing and building beautiful, safe, custom kilns for universities, colleges, high schools, art centers and private clients. Soda/salt kilns, wood kilns, raku kilns, stoneware kilns, sculpture burnout kilns, car kilns and specialty electric kilns. Competitive prices. Donovan. Phone/fax (612) 250-6208.


Ceramics Consulting Services offers technical information and practical advice on clay/glaze/kiln faults and corrections, slip casting, clay body/glaze formulas, salt glazing, product design. Call or write for details. Jeff Zamek, 6 Glendale Woods Dr., Southampton, MA 01073; (413) 527-7337; e-mail fixpots@aol.com; or www.jeffzamek.com.


Custom Ceramic Molds – For nearly 20 years, Petro Mold Company has been designing molds for some of the world’s most renowned ceramic artists and potters. Our innovative molds will help you improve productivity with your popular designs. We set the highest American quality standards with our sculpting, mold manufacturing and design services. Visit us today at www.custommolds.net or (800) 404-5521.



Travel

WORK WITH THE POTTERS OF NICARAGUA on a Potters for Peace Brigade, January 10-24, or February 14-28, 2015. Visit remote communities, share techniques, experience a beautiful country. www.pottersforpeace.org.


YUCATAN, MEXICO 2015-January 13-20. Indigenous potters, wood carver, Mayan temple, cooking class, private collection, colonial architectures, and boutique hotels. Valladolid-Merida-Cancun; Host: Patrick Crabb;  pscrabb@cox.net; www.patrickshiacrabb.com.


PERU: Internships with renowned sculptor in clay or with retablo/mask maker in the southern Andes and Internship with internationally renowned “Living National Treasure” tapestry weaver in Lima, Peru. One to six weeks. Live with a family-room and board included. www.puchkaperu.com.


Pottery getaway for the family; all ages and experience levels. Stay with working ceramicist and work in her fully equipped studio about an hour north of New York City. Make your own dinnerware and similar projects. Living quarters accommodate 2-6; $1,475 per week. This includes: lodging, studio time, clay, glazes, firing, use of wheels, 30-ton press, slab roller, pneumatic extruder, and spray booth. For more information visit www.potteryvacation.com.


OVERSEAS CERAMIC WORKSHOPS & TOURS WITH DISCOVERY ART TRAVEL —NICARAGUA Nov. 26-Dec. 12, 2014. MYANMAR (BURMA) Jan. 28-Feb. 13, 2015. SICILY Sept. 26-Oct. 14, 2015. Small, culturally sensitive groups using local interpreters and experts. Denys James, Canada; 1-(250) 537-4906; www.denysjames.com; denys@discoveryarttravel.com.

   

NICARAGUA, 2014, November 26-December 12. Colorful colonial architecture, pre-Columbian and contemporary ceramics, coffee culture, and volcanoes. Save $100 register before March 1. www.discoveryarttravel.com.

 

 MYANMAR (BURMA) 2015 Ceramics Excursion, January 28-February 13. Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake, Yangon. Go back in time…experience ancient pottery making and firing in traditional villages; Golden Shwedagon temple in Yangon; optional beach holiday. Denys James, Discovery Art Travel; www.denysjames.com; (250) 537-4906.

 

 SICILY, ITALY, 2015. September 26-October 14 — Majolica, Mosaics & Architectural Masterpieces. Explore this diverse Italian island, rich in its ceramics, architecture, history, beauty, cuisine and wine. denys@denysjames.com.