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For Sale: Two Kilns – Duncan & Cress, used 3 yrs – Byron, currier & Ives village, about 22 houses – 3 nativity sets, one new, about 50 other molds like new, all for cost of ad. New Jersey (908)241-3898 or walterdot@aol.com.


Pottery equipment for sale. Visit our website for a complete listing of clay processing machinery, wood kiln, motorized slab roller and much more. Denver area with shipping available. www.pottery-studio-equipment.com or call (303)888-9262.


Paragon Dragon with accessories. Bought new, never been fired. Paid $7,000. Asking $3,000. L&L E23t, bought new, fired twice. Paid $3,500, asking $1,300. Soldner wheel S100. Paid $1,000, selling for $500. Cherry Hill, NJ. hillelderman@gmail.com; (856)677-6654.


CERAMICS BUSINESS FOR SALE. Retiring! Rycraft cookie stamps est’d 1968. Equipment and inventory. Trademark, trade dress rights and hundreds of copyrighted designs. Website and production training available; robin@rycraft.com; (530)258-1955; www.cookiestamp.com.  


Four lots for sale, each approximately one-half acre. Be part of  a vibrant, developing artist community in Tiverton, Rhode Island.  More info call Mika Seeger (401)297-9311.


Ceramics studio equipment for sale. Gas kiln/shelves, Bailey Slab Roller, Brent Wheel & Racks, Shimpo Pugger, Ball Mill, Materials & much more.  Local pickup only in Central Virginia. If interested, please inquire forsale@highfirepottery.com for full details


75 plus ceramic molds, kick wheels-1 pedal, 1 adult size kick wheel, misc. ceramic supplies. $700. Cash only. Must sell. (631)281-9576(caller I.D.); email: lboutges@yahoo.com. Mastic, L.I., N.Y location.


Brent clay extruder without any die. $195 shipping picked up at my house or buyer pays shipping. Contact information; Thomas Brown (574)633-4421.


Down draft kiln, chamber 36” x 36” x 39-5/32”, two 250,000 BTU propane burners, gauges, controls. Easy convert to natural gas. B&W insulating brick construction including bricked up door, 12 shelves, shelf supports, metal framing & roof. Must be disassembled, location Orange CT, $5,500. Disassembly/reassembly at extra cost. (203)795-4490; cnaef@optonline.net.


36 cu. ft. portable downdraft kiln in excellent condition. Electronic safety system and controller, push button ignition, double brick walls, 8 natural draft burners. Other ceramic equipment and materials available. Call (541)301-6623 for more info.



Employment

Alma College Art and Design Department seeks applicants for a full-time, visiting studio technician to begin August, 2015.  Please see full ad at: http://www.alma.edu/offices/human-resources/job-openings/.


Potter’s Fire, LLC, a fun, fast-paced, professional production studio in Herndon, Virginia has immediate openings for full-time and part-time production hand-builders. Email Elizabeth Payne at info@pottersfire.com.com.



Events

Call for Submissions to: ANNUAL THREE WHEEL STUDIO CERAMIC SHOWLOCATION: Three Wheel Studio, 436 Wickenden St, Providence, RI 02903. DEADLINE: September 1st, 2015. EVENT DATES: October 15th, 2015 through November 15th, 2015 to apply or for more information: www.threewheelstuio.com/opencall.


The Clay Studio presents The Legacy Continues: Tomoo Hamada and Simon Leach. Both artists will demonstrate wheel throwing, decorating techniques, and discuss their individual glazing and firing processes. Join us for this once in a lifetime workshop. Made possible through the generous support of Minori and Colin Thorpe. May 12, 2015; $100, $80 for members www.theclaystudio.org/workshops.


Come to visit 1001 Pots, the ceramic event in Val-David, Quebec, Canada. From July 10 to August 16, 2015, this exhibition presents masterpieces from Quebec and Canadian ceramic production. Nearly 100 potters and ceramicists will have work on display. In addition, each artist will have their own outdoor exhibition area. A separate exhibition space will be open to the public for new emerging artists from a professional ceramic school. The Gaetan Beaudin Gallery will present a selection of one of a kind pieces. To celebrate its 27th anniversary, the entire team of 1001 Pots will prepare a rich and varied program which will appeal to all age groups. www.1001pots.com or expo@1001pots.com for more information.


STUDIO NONG MASTER WORKSHOPS IN KANSAS CITY. Anatomy and Portrait Sculpture (August 8) and Calligraphy and Inlay Techniques (August 15) workshops led by master sculptors from China. Fees: $70. More information at www.redstarstudios.org or (816)474-7316.


Wood Firing: Aesthetics of Heat and AshMunson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute School of Art, Utica, NY June 6 – 14; Kiln Opening and Reception June 20; Bryan McGrath, Instructor. Tuition: $535;  Fees: $90; Optional Dorm Fee: $400.  Discover the magical effects of heat and ash on pottery.  Throwing/building strategies, size/form decisions, and the many surface treatments that create exciting ash deposits on clay will be discussed, demonstrated and executed in the Pratt MWP anagama. Daily light brunch included.  Designed for Intermediate/Advanced students to explore risk taking in design and scale. Register now by May 22; (315)797-8260; http://www.mwpai.org/learn/adults/workshops/.


13th Annual It’s Only Clay National Juried Competition and Exhibit – Bemidji, MN. – dedicated to functional ceramics. 2015 Juror – John (Butch) Holden.  1st, 2nd, 3rd place awards equaling $1,600.00 plus purchase awards by the BSU Margaret Harlow Collection.  $30 for up to 3 entries.  Postmark deadline September 14th, 2015. www.watermarkartcenter.org.


CLAY Festival 2015: July 27 – August 2. Silver City, New Mexico. Featuring hands-on workshops with Jack Troy (Salt Glazing & Firing), Marko Fields (Sculpture, Relief Molds, and Narrative), Andy Ward (Replicating Prehistoric Salado Pottery), and Turid Pederson (Still Life Painting of Native American Clay Artifacts); a Roxanne Swentzell Exhibition; 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.


WORKSHOPS at Baltimore Clayworks;   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.


Pottery West will host Tom Coleman’s 2015 Workshops at Mission Hills Pottery in Henderson, NV. August 10-16th will focus on Micro-Crystal Glazes for Cone 10 Reduction and Cone 10 Oxidation. Bring bisqueware with you for our first of 3 firings. Mission Hills Pottery is located just around the corner from Tom and Elaine’s home and studio. For the best rates stay at The Fiesta Henderson. Space is limited to 11 participants. To register call Ruth Kline at (702)685-7573. For more information visit: http://potterywest.com/a/tom-coleman-workshops/.


Steelville CLAY Fest 2015 Presents: RAKU CURRENTS an International Juried Raku Exhibition. Juror: Wayne Higby. July 11-Aug 2; Submissions: June 6th. OZARK CONFLUENCE a regional invitational ceramics exhibition, July 11-Aug 2. TRANSFORMED BY FIRE a week-long Raku workshop with Jesse Ring. $350 or $675 w/R+B SPEAKER SERIES includes Dan Anderson, July 11th; Wayne Higby, July 18th; Bede Clarke, July 25th; and Jamie Zane Smith, Aug. 1. Gallery ZEKE 106 Main, Steelville. www.steelvilleartscouncil.org.


CLAY PORTRAITURE, Annette Sidner. Ringling College of Art + Design. Wildacres Art Workshops, NC. JULY 12-18, 2015; $435 + $40 Fee, All skill levels: www.ringling.edu/retreat.

 

CLAY: WHEEL THROWING, Seth Barendse. Ringling College of Art + Design, Wildacres Art Workshops, NC, JULY 12-18, 2015; $435 + $40 Fee, All skill levels. www.ringling.edu/retreat.

 

Wheel Thrown Altered Forms, Seth Barendse. Ringling College of Art + Design. Wildacres Art Workshops JULY 19-25, 2015; $435 + $40 Fee, Intermediate + . www.ringling.edu/retreat.

 

Relief Sculpture + Press Molds, Annette Sidner. Ringling College of Art + Design. Wildacres Art Workshops. JULY 19-25, 2015; $435 + $40 Fee, www.ringling.edu/retreat.

 

Clay Vessels + Open Forms, Tacy Apostolik. Ringling College of Art .Wildacres Art Workshops. OCTOBER 19-25, 2015; $435 + $40 Fee, All welcome, www.ringling.edu/retreat.


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).


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

Need a mature couple to live, work, build, maintain in mountains of Pennsylvania.  Clay studio and lodging provided until caretakers cottage is finished. Sober living only. Contact us at: theavenue.lec@gmail.com.


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.


Business for sale: Santa Fe Clay, leading Ceramic Art Center in the Southwest. This business has operated for 40+ years in the heart of the Railyard Arts District in Santa Fe, NM. It occupies an 11,600-sf building with an excellent long-term lease, and includes a comprehensive retail ceramic supply store, elegant 1,100-sf gallery, 11 resident artists’ studio spaces, and 6,000-sf completely equipped teaching studio. Includes a gas car kiln, soda kiln,17 electric potters’ wheels, 36” Brent slab roller, 3 Skutt electric kilns, heavy-duty delivery truck and forklift. Serious inquiries: ceramics@santafeclay.com.


Take a workshop at gorgeous Lake Tahoe this summer! Michele Gregor and Susannah Israel, Randy Brodnax and Don Ellis, Shannon Sullivan, Sunshine Cobb, Danny Meisinger, Wesley Wright, Hayne Bayless, and Sean O’Connell. Travel course to Japan! SNC Tahoe; www.sierranevada.edu/workshops (775)881-7588.


Watermark Art Center call for submissions for the 13th Annual It’s Only Clay National Juried Competition and Exhibit, featuring 2015 juror, John (Butch) Holden.  Dedicated to functional ceramics, this annual event is a collaboration between the Watermark and Bemidji State University.  Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes equaling $1,600.00 and purchase awards for BSU Margaret Harlow Collection.  Fee is $30 for 3 entries.  Postmark deadline September 14th, 2015.  More information and application at www.watermarkartcenter.org or call (218)444-7570.


CALL TO ARTISTS August 31 – October 23, 2015; Juror: Frank Saliani. 64ARTS is a National Juried Art Exhibition. Artists are asked to submit works in all media areas. $2,800 in awards; $25 fee per 3 works. Entry deadline: June 15, 2015. Buchanan Center for the Arts, 64 Public Square, Monmouth, IL 61462. (309)734-3033. buchanancenter@frontier.com.  Information/prospectus at: http://bcaarts.org.


Common Ground on the Hill 21st Traditions Weeks Ceramics Classes. Week 1-June 28-July 3: Robert Strasser (Slip Trailing), Nick Corso (Wheel Throwing Functional Vessels). Week 2-July 6-11:Daniel Cavey (Wheel Throwing & Surface Decoration of Large Vessels), Angelica Tulimiero (Hand Building Sculptural Forms) + building and firing a paper kiln! Visit: commongroundonthehill.org for more information or call (410)857-2771.


Access Arts in Columbia, MO, seeks Ceramics Artist in Residence.  Living quarters and studio space provided in return for teaching classes and community outreach. For more info: http://www.schoolofservice.org/air.html


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.


RESIDENT OPPORTUNITIES – 3 month, 9 month and 12 month duration. Wood, salt, gas and electric kilns. Large fully equipped studio spaces and housing. Info at www.cubcreek.org  or jessiman@cubcreek.org.

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Personals


Products

TOOLS THAT WORK! For throwing & hand building; hole cutters, wiggle wires, 6-blade trimming tools, large and small foam trimming bats, edge rounding tool sets and much more at www.vangilderpottery.com.


Custom Stamps Made for Artists.   claystamps.com.  Signatures, Company Logos, Mug stamps, Chops, Pattern, Tribal marks.  Custom engraved brass stamps for use with clay, wax, soap, polymer, wood.  All come with a lifetime guarantee. info@claystamps.com. (816)565-4300. Just ask for LeRoy.


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

Northern Arizona ranch property of the late ceramic master Don Reitz. 13.5 Acres on the Verde River in Clarkdale, AZ. Ranch home, studio and gallery. Extensive 11 kiln compound 20 miles from Sedona. $940,000. Contact Donna Chesler at (928)301-3004 or donna.chesler@russlyon.com. Russ LyonSotheby’s International Realty. Visit http://tours.tourfactory.com.



The former home and studio of Jerry Rothman is available for sale or lease. 3,000 square foot studio fully equipped for large-scale architectural or sculptural work including: two large kilns, a test kiln, three bedroom/three bath artist-built home on eight gorgeous acres, shared with former ceramic artist Mayer Shacter, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In the quiet country, but near other artists and restaurants, only five miles from town. San Miguel is a magical town, a U.N. World Heritage Site that has long been a Mecca for artists. It is home to a lively, active expat community of Americans and Canadians including many artists and writers. All this for $275,000 or $2,250/month. People who move to San Miguel never look back! It’s the adventure of a lifetime. Contact Mayer Shacter: mshacter@mac.com. (510)295-4097.


Historic VT Barn in Weston Village for Sale.  Turn-key established gallery with adjacent, large ceramic studio and lovely Apt. on 3rd level! Can view on Realtor.com; Lease w/option to purchase considered.  Contact: cyngovt@yahoo.com.


Rare and extraordinary, this lakefront Home/Ceramic studio is located on Lake Huron, in beautiful northern Michigan. This property offers privacy, solitude, and amazing beauty with 150 feet of frontage and 3.2 wooded acres. The white sandy beach is a swimmer’s paradise. This artisan built home/studio is clad in cedar siding and cedar shakes.  From its handmade tiled kitchen and bathroom to the beech hardwood floors, this is a one of a kind dwelling. $325k. Call or email Art Homer at (269)209-6688; ahomer@jaquarealtors.com to schedule your personal showing or for more information.


MID-COASTAL MAINE RETREAT CENTER– Huge 2 story ceramics studio w/ gallery, 4 guest studios, large teaching space, and equipment on 125 acres of extraordinary land: orchards, spring fed pond, gardens, fields and woods trails. Large renovated farm house w/retreat apt. $465,000; www.starflowerfarmstudios.com; (207)525-3593.


live/work studio for sale, rural PA, 2500’ living, 3800’ studio, +1200’ storage, 3B 2.5 bath, large kitchen, loft, views on 10 acres, 2 overhead doors, 220 amp, solar panels, $297,000,  cindihron@gmail.com.


Perfect Location in Morehead City, N.C.! Picturesque, waterfront neighborhood nestled under mature live oaks and landscaping. Wonderful, spacious, passive, solar design, energy-efficient; 2,400 sq. ft. Home on 1/2 acre lot. 3 bedroom w/ 3 full baths, open living, dining, kitchen, sunroom, and 1st floor guest room or office. Pergo laminate flooring, granite kitchen countertops and much more! Adjacent 1,400 sq. ft. pottery studio with 16 x 16 kiln building. Great arts community!  For more information contact Alicia Nelson, Broker/Realtor, Al Williams Properties; (252)241-0402; alicianelsonawp@gmail.com.


Home, guest home and studio on 2 acres just 15 minutes from downtown Phoenix and Tempe. Peaceful and private, yet close to everything. http://cometothemountain.net.


3+ acre Shenandoah Vally homestead with two large free-standing artist studios. Year-round creek, small waterfall.  800 sq.ft. fenced garden. Move-in condition. $149,900. http://www.landsofvirginia.com/listing/2328539.


36 beautiful rolling acres within 7 miles of Penland School of Crafts. Partially wooded with ample open pasture. Southwest exposure for perfect solar capability. Very private yet close to town. Please contact jon28765@gmail.com.


POTENTIAL STUDIO/RESIDENCE 2 story 4,900 sq ft +/- Historic bank bldg. in Waldo, FL. 1 hour from Jacksonville, 20 minutes to Gainesville (U of F) Ideal for artist/craftsman: good light. Motivated seller $129K. Additional 2,100 sq. ft. bldg. also available Donna Bostwick/Watson Realty (312)514-5762.


Studio and cottage for sale: 10390 54th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL. 24 x 20 studio, outbuilding, kiln shed, 40 x 100 ft. back parcel, unincorporated county, 34 ft. above sea level yet close to Madeira Beach. (727) 501-4546; OrangeGrovePottery.com.


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.



Rentals

Asheville, North Carolina: Backyard pottery studio built in 2007 has everything necessary for production pottery: 24 cu. ft. Geil gas kiln, electric kiln, slab roller, two potters wheels, 4 ware carts, spray booth, solar radiant floor heating system, two large extruders, and plenty of shelves. Unlimited hours. Private parking and entrance to studio. $650 a month plus utilities, with a $1,500 damage deposit. Call Kathie Kline at (828)776-3751 for more information.


Ceramic artist’s Home/Studio in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is available this summer while she travels. 2 BDR / 2 bath, with studio under 1 roof. Located on a well-traveled street, lined with shops and restaurants, 4 blocks to the beach. plumdoorart@yahoo.com.



Services

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: SUZY BIRSTEIN’S “MIA MUSE”. 2 week hands on Figurative Ceramics Workshop on Skopelos, Greek Island Paradise Aug 28-Sept 12, 2015. Fee: $1,900. Details & photos: www.suzybirstein.com; (604)737-2636; www.skopartfoundation.org.


JAPAN, KYOTO– Ceramics of Japan, October 8-18, 2015. Studio and kiln visits in Kyoto, Tamba, Shigaraki and Bizen.  Japanese ceramics expert Robert Yellin and a small group explore ceramics art in Japanese history and contemporary interpretations of traditional forms and techniques.  Contact Elaine Baran, Esprit Travel & Tours. Japanese art and culture specialists. www.esprittravel.com; ebaran@esprittravel.com; (800)377-7481.


MYANMAR (BURMA) 2016 Ceramics Excursion, January 20-February 4. Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake, Yangon. Go back in time…folk potteries, ancient temples, traditional city and village life. Denys James, Discovery Art Travel. Small group specialty travel. www.denysjames.com; denys@discoveryarttravel.com; (250) 537-4906.

 

 

 


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.