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FOAM TRIMMING BATS…Every studio, school and art center should have one, or more!  For info and to order go to: www.vangilderpottery.com.



Employment

Hewell’s Pottery is hiring for an experienced potter to work in a production garden ware factory.  Please phone (770)869-3469, Monday-Saturday, 8am-4pm.


Laura Zindel Design, a thriving ceramics production studio in Vermont seeks a full time Studio Assistant with clay experience. Slip casting experience a plus.  Email customerservice@laurazindel.com.


Camp Towanda, a residential coed summer camp in northeastern PA has positions for Ceramics instructor/counselors. June 15-August  15. Teach children 6-16 ceramics and pottery….hand building and wheel work. Strong instructional skills, loading and firing kilns required. Visit www.camptowanda.com & click on Work@Camp. Contact: zebra@camptowanda.com. (845)679-2802.

 



Events

EXHIBITIONS AT ARCH CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS, 18 East Rd., Tiverton, RI 02878; “Mallory Wetherell and Matt Ziemke: Side by Side” in the main gallery; “Reimagined Structure: An installation by David Katz” next door in the historic corn crib; and “From Potash: A Survey of Ceramics by Marlboro College Faculty and Alumni” featuring works by Malcolm Wright, Thomas Hoadley, Martina Lantin, Ellen Schön, Megan Mitchell and others at The Meeting House; Open daily 11-7 for NCECA, March 22-28, 2015, Reception on Thursday, March 26, 7-9. www.archcontemporary.com.


SAM CHUNG  – demonstration workshop at sfclayworks in San Francisco: June 27-28, 10AM-4PM. $175 for sfcw members, $190 to the public. Lunch is included in price both days. Free slide show on June 26, 7:30 PM. Space is limited. Sfclayworks, 2240 Palou Ave SF, CA. For more information: sfclayworks@att.net, or 415-647-2529 (CLAY).


BILL VAN GILDER WORKSHOPS 2015 – CENTERED EARTH CLAY STUDIO, Montoursville, PA – 4/10 -4/12; ART LEAGUE OF LONG ISLAND, Dix Hill, NY – 5/1 – 5/3; REHOBOTH ART LEAGUE, Rehoboth Beach, DE – 7/31 – 8/2.  More info at: www.vangilderpottery.com.


ANAGAMA FIRING:  seeking participant for April’s 10 day anagama firing in the Ozarks….call for details (870)363 4264. JoeBruhin.com; joebruhin@gmail.com.


SUMMER ONE- AND TWO-DAY HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS IN KANSAS CITY.  Eight workshops, wide range of topics.  Saturdays starting May 30th. Fees:  $70 to $180. More information at www.redstarstudios.org or (816) 474-7316.


CRANE YARD CLAY, Kansas City’s wholesale/retail ceramics and pottery supply business. Nationwide shipping available. Deliveries and equipment repairs available based on customer location. To place your order, call 855-4-KC-Clay, e-mail us at info@kcclay.com, or visit our e-commerce website, www.KCClay.com.


Series Summer Arts School, July 6-31, 2015- Red Deer, AB, Canada. Offers ceramics courses featuring world renowned instructors: Jackie Bagley, Sean O’Connell, Meira Mathison, Robin Lambert, Faro Annie Sullivan and Brenda Danbrook.  Additional courses in: painting, drawing, fiber arts, photography, sculpture, writing, jewelry, metals and woodworking. All skill levels welcome. Catalogues available online at  www.rdc.ab.ca/series. Visit the website or call (403)356-4900 for more information.


CLAY Festival 2015: July 29 – August 2. Silver City, New Mexico. Featuring hands-on workshops, Conversations with CLAY: a series of conversations with archaeologists, artists, and historians; CLAY in the Garden: A Juried Exhibition; the CLAY Gala Fundraiser; the CLAY Poker Tournament Fundraiser; the CLAYfest Market; youth activities; tours; demonstrations, Down to Earth Yoga, and more. Visit: www.CLAYfestival.com.


Bill van Gilder Workshops 2015 – GREENWOOD AREA STUDIO POTTERS, Greenwood, SC – 2/27 – 3/1, CENTERED EARTH CLAY STUDIO, Montoursville, PA – 4/10 -4/12. More info at: www.vangilderpottery.com.


WORKSHOPS at Baltimore Clayworks;  JOE CAMPBELL, The Potter’s Brush, Sat–Sun April 25&26; KELLY & KYLE PHELPS, Sat–Sun June 27 & 28; SUE TIRRELL, Sat–Sun Nov 7 & 8; Please visit www.baltimoreclayworks.org or call 410 578 1919 x10.


You’re invited, “Ceramics Invitational” show, Southwestern Michigan College, opening reception 1/14/15. The show runs 1/8/15/ until 2/5/15, featured artists are: Jonathan Mess, Dick Lehman, James Klinger, Jason Wesaw, Jeff Campana, Heather Robinson, Joseph Chomyn, Jack Troy, Paul Flinckinger, Mark Chuck, Pete Bovee,Debra Steidel. Curated by ceramics instructor Sherrie Styx.

 


NICK JOERLING ONE- OR TWO-DAY WORKSHOP IN KANSAS CITY, MAR. 7-8.  Day 1: Demo of throwing and altering techniques. Day 2: hands-on application of techniques.  Fee $90 for day 1; $180 for both days.  More information at: www.redstarstudios.org or (816) 474-7316.


JEFF OESTREICH TWO-DAY WORKSHOP, Feb 21-22, 2015 at Funke Fired Arts, Cincinnati, OH.  Thrown, altered, assembled forms.  Free slide lecture Friday PM.  Student pricing available.  www.funkefiredarts.com or (513)871-2529.


LA MERIDIANA International School of Ceramics in Tuscany. Italian culture, Mediterranean flair and a facility dedicated to the continual education in Ceramic Art. Programme 2015 at www.lameridiana.fi.it.



Misc


Opportunities

1 Year Post Bac Special Student position at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. Intended for students with a bachelor’s degree who are seeking to build a portfolio for graduate school or residency applications. Studio, materials and firing provided. Cost is approximately $1,200 per semester. Contact Jason Hess at Jason.Hess@nau.edu for more information. Deadline May 1st, 2015.


Apprentice / Internship. Small production pottery in northwest Montana seeks motivated individual for one-year position starting end of August. 40 hours/week in exchange for studio space (includes materials and firing), room and board, monthly stipend, gallery sales. Check www.whitefishpottery.com for more details about applying.


Idyllwild Arts Summer Program-Offering ceramics workshops for adults including the Hot Clay program: “Surfaces: Conversations Between Form and Imagery” with Kathy King; “Pots/Possibilities” with Nick Joerling; “Figure in Clay” with Kensuke Yamada; “Making & Decorating & Soda Firing” with Lorna Meaden; “Personal Pots Through Soft Slabs” with Liz Zlot Summerfield. General ceramics: “Form Surface Fire!” with David Delgado & Sam Lopez. Native American pottery:  “Hopi Tewa Pottery”, “Santa Clara Pottery”. Youth workshops also available. Located in the mountains of Southern California. Established in 1950. (951)659-2171, ext.2365. summer@idyllwildarts.org; www.idyllwildarts.org/hotclay.


RESIDENCY-Three month summer to full year. Applications due April 1, 2015. Details at www.cubcreek.org or jessiman@cubcreek.org. Visit us at NCECA table T51.


June and/or July Residency for two ceramicists to share private studio in the Factory Works Clay Studio at the Pajama Factory. For more info: air.pajamafactory.net or call (570)594-6245.


John Bryan Community Pottery seeks applicants for a part-time Artist in Residence position beginning in January, 2015. Visit www.communitypottery.com/position for details.


Craftsman House Gallery, Café & Studio, St. Petersburg, Florida is seeking artist-in-residence. Benefits include 24-hour studio space, use of electric & gas kilns, studio equipment, and gallery representation in a vibrant arts community. Responsibilities include working in the gallery, studio & café. Opportunity for paid employment for hours exceeding trade agreement. For information contact Jeff at (727) 323-2787 or craftsmanhouse@gmail.com.



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Products

Achieve Cone 10 Oxidation and Reduction Crystal Glazes easily with Kline Crystal Glazes. Create gorgeous crystals on cone 10 clay bodies with Kline Crystal Glazes-Oxidation by simply firing your electric kiln to cone 10 on a medium firing setting on your kiln. These crystals form especially well on porcelain and porcelaneous stoneware that have been bisque fired to cone 010. Our Oxidation Crystal Glaze is currently available in Turquoise and Midnight Blue. Kline Crystal Glaze-Reduction is a white crystal-chun glaze that’s been revised to flux at a true cone 10. Achieve more crystals in reduction by applying the reduction glaze over our Colored Crystal Slips. To order Kline Crystal Glazes and Crystal Slips visit KlinePorcelainGallery.com.


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

Leave City Life, Focus On Art.  Nevada City, CA 95959, Endless wood, Large WoodBurning-Propane Kiln. Timberframed Studio, 2.55 Acres, huge garden, mountain view, QUIET, near dreamy boutique town with great restaurants music scene. 18229RoyalPlumWay.C21.com.


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. $749,900. Contact Joanne McGowan, Coldwell Banker Realtors (413) 397-2784.



Rentals

Potter’s retreat in sunny SW Florida for rent.  Private home and studio rents weekly or monthly.  Studio has wheel, kiln, workspace, and lots of light.  Kayak from property to waterfront park.  www.ThisSideRetreat.com.



Services

Bad Things Happen. Got technical problems? Call (413)527-7337.


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

GREECE, THESSALONIKI. The Almond Grove: Workshops in Ceramics. Spring-Summer-Autumn 2015. Residential courses in ceramics. Details: +30(2310)450451. hectormavridis@gmail.com; www.hectormavridis.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.