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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.


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

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/.


Seeking an Executive Director with a passion for the arts, demonstrated fundraising success, and respected management and relationship skills. For more than 50 years the Visual Arts Center of Richmond has engaged the community in the creative process through its unique educational offerings, outreach programs to underserved populations and its innovative gallery.  VisArts provides the largest professional studio-class program in the Richmond area, offering more than 600 youth and adult arts classes and serving more than 5,000 participants.  Budget: $1.8m. Staff of 17, plus 120 adjunct instructors. The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of educational programming and be a strategic thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit, engaging style, and drive to execute new strategies.  Salary range: $85-100k, commensurate with experience and skills.  Master’s degree preferred. More information at http://visarts.org/ed-search. To apply:  Send cover letter and resume by April 30, to VisArts Search Committee: search.visarts@gmail.com.


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

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.


Randy Johnston and Tim Rowan –demo symposium at the Glassell School of Art in Houston, TX in conjunction with the MFAH’s Unfolding Worlds: Japanese Screens and Contemporary Ceramics from the Gitter-Yelen Collection. April 18 –19, 10am-5:30pm, free, open to the public. For more information contact Jeff Forster at jeff@JeffForster.com or Michelle Matthews at info@clayhouston.org.


The Clay Studio, in partnership with Tyler School of Art, 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. How has the legacy of their grandfathers informed and influenced the younger artists? Join us for this once in a lifetime workshop to discuss and learn. Made possible through the generous support of Minori and Colin Thorpe, and Clayworks Supplies Inc. May 12, 2015 10am – 4pm. $100, $80 for members. Held at Tyler School of Art www.theclaystudio.org/workshops.


Springboard with Deb Schwartzkopf, May 15-17 at Baker Creek Ceramics, Bellingham, WA.  Hands on workshop focusing on constructed, functional pottery.  Throw simple shapes and practice altering to form expressive pots. $255; www.bakercreekceramics.com.

 

JASON WALKER SCULPTING INTENSIVE, April 25-26, 2015 at Baker Creek Ceramics, Bellingham, WA.  Slide presentation of Jason’s work, demonstrations on sculpting techniques and surface treatment including underglazes and china paints. $150; www.bakercreekceramics.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.


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.


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

 Deadline extended through June 1, 2015. Cook on Clay Zakin Apprenticeship Program for Women in Studio Pottery, Business, and Manufacturing. Studio space, Mentoring, Housing on Whidbey Island, WA. Robbie Lobell: robbie@cookonclay.com; (360)678-1414. cookonclay.com/Apprenticeship.


JURIED CALL FOR ENTRIES! The Cup Show: The Hudgens 1st National Juried Cup Exhibition. Exhibition dates: July 14 – September 19, 2015. Entry Deadline: May 15, 2015. Must be 18 years of age or older, living in the U.S., and working in ceramics. Work submitted must: be original, use clay as the primary material, have been completed within the past two years and must be for sale. Awards: A Best in Show award of $100 and three Honorable Mention awards of $50 each as well as three Purchase Prizes for The Hudgens Permanent Collection. Juror: Carr McCuiston. Since 1997 Carr has owned and operated Signature Gallery in Atlanta, GA. To submit: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php.


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.


The PrattMWP School of Art Gallery enriches the PrattMWP and Community Art Education programs of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. The easily accessible space directly on campus, awards exhibitions to highly qualified artists in a range of different media. Six shows per academic year support the School of Art and provide cultural enrichment to the surrounding community.The Gallery awards a stipend and provides the production and mailing of an exhibition postcard, catering and accommodations. Artists are given the opportunity to offer a gallery talk and/or presentation to PrattMWP students and community members.The PrattMWP SOA Gallery is somewhat unique in giving 100% of any sales to exhibiting artists. Although all media will be fully considered our priority areas for this year are ceramics and printmaking. For more information including submission guidelines, please go to: http://www.mwpai.org/learn/community-arts-education/the-school-of-art-gallery/. Submit postmarked by April 20th to: Sandra Stephens School of Art Gallery, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 1200 State Street, Utica, NY 13502.


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


Ceramic artwork needed to fill 700 cubic-feet, wood-fired Anagama kiln; able to accommodate 36″ X 48″ pieces.  Free kiln space in exchange for helping out with firing-assistance & wood-preparation.  Space also available for cash.  Bathhouse, accommodations, WiFi, lessons & outdoor studio space available free.  Convenient location 1931 Strawberry Fields, York, PA  17406. Contact: kilnfiring@gmail.com.


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.



Personals


Products

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.


Kline Crystal Glazes are available in Cone 7 Oxidation and cone 10 Oxidation. Colors: Turquoise, Midnight Blue, Brilliant Blue, Purple and Spearmint. These beautiful glazes have the most amazing crystal formations and are easy to use and easy to fire. Visit: http://klineporcelaingallery.com.


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

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; (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.


5brm/2b home with fully equipped 1,200 sq. ft. studio one mile away for sale. Lake community north of Houston. $225K. maggiepotteryschool@yahoo.com. (936)933-1096.


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.