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MASSIVE POTTERY SALE. Oct 18th and 19th. Nineteenth and Twentieth century pottery along with Sung, Ming, and Ching Dynasty Asian pots. Other antiques, books, chemicals, and equipment. 100’s of pots to choose from and lots of mark downs. Tom Turner (828)606-0416. www.tomturnerporcelain.com, www.tomturnergallery.com.


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


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.


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

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.



Events

Chandra DeBuse workshop-Collar City Clay Guild is presenting Chandra in a workshop February 6, 7, & 8, 2015.  View Chandra’s work at www.ChandraDeBuse.com.  Chandra will demo how she handles pots that are lively, amusing, & functional.  Location: Northeast Ceramic Supply/Monroe Clayworks, Troy, NY.  Cost: $200 prior to January 1, 2015; $250 after. Sign up and make check payable to: CCCG, P.O. Box 811 Troy, NY 12181.


Stephen Procter Workshop at Northeast Ceramic Supply/Monroe ClayWorks.  Now signing up for Jan 9, 10, &  11, 2015.  Throwing in Sections hands on weekend workshop.  View Steve’s work at Stephenprocter.com.  Making a large pot is more about strategy and patience then sheer strength.  Learn to make sectional pots with fail-proof tongue and groove joints we can only take 10 in this workshop.  Cost is $300. Contact: claywomn@aol.com or (518) 274-2722.


Virgin Islands Winter 2015 Leah Leitson ‘Responding to Touch: Thrown and altered Porcelain’  January 4-11, 2015. Hands-on workshop focusing on form and surface of freshly thrown pots. Cone 10 firing in a Waste Vegetable Oil  kiln. For information or to register, email potteryinparadise@gmail.com  or call Casey Giakas at  (732)997-9049.


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


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.


WORKSHOPS at Baltimore Clayworks. KATE BORCHERDING, Developing Narrative Figurative Sculpture, Sat–Sun November 15 & 16, 2014; MARK SHAPIRO, Teapots: Brew/Pour /More, Sat–Sun January 17 & 18, 2015. 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.



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Opportunities

Seeking Ceramic instructors for the Clinton Arts Center.  The center is a new non-profit located in the Village of Clinton, Michigan between Ann Arbor, Jackson and Adrian.  The scheduled opening is October, 2014. We are in the process of setting up clay classes for January 2015.  There are opportunities for alternative firings with clay. The center has both gas and electric kilns as well as raku.  It is a fully equipped studio and offers both cone 10 and cone 6 studio glazes. Please send your proposal and salary requirements or questions to: info@clintonartscenter.org. Visit www.clintonartscenter.org for more information.


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 November anagama firing contact me.For details, Joe Bruhin, (870)363-4264; joebruhin@gmail.comjoebruhin.com.  


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.


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.


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

Multiple Studios & 3 Bdrm Home – Offering two, 40 ft. x 30 ft. floors of open work space, 320 sq.ft. kiln/work shed, 2 car detached garage with unfinished 2nd floor, and 40 ft. x 30 ft. dry basement with 7.5 ft. ceiling for additional storage/work space. The house has an updated kitchen/dining area with cherry cabinets, and adjacent to large outdoor living space. All on a 2+ acre private country setting in Kensington, NH, conveniently located only 7 mins to Route 95, and 55 mins to Boston. $469,000 – See the listing at: www.56OsgoodRoad.com or Call agent Bill Bedingfield, BH&GRE the Masiello Group (603)418-3000 ext #3019.

 


Ken Sedberry Pottery- Property for Sale! 100+ year old NC Farmhouse w/ 3 bdrms, office, 2 baths, family/sun room, open kitchen/dining room, living room, great, covered, front porch. Hardwood floors. Pottery Studio – 900 sq. ft. w/ loft.  Large kiln shed with two-chambered, wood-fired, kiln (recently refurbished). 2-story outbuilding with efficiency apt (great for rental income), established gallery, and two-car garage. 3.3 acres with level land and stream. Located in Loafer’s Glory, NC, 3 miles from Bakersville and 15 minutes from The Penland School of Crafts! $260,000. Contact: sedberry@sedberrypottery.com ; (828)675-4991.

 


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. 



Rentals

1 each-Minnesota Flat Top Car KILN For Sale. This was designed and built in 1997 by Nils Lou and built with help.  It has 2 huge burners now set up for propane. It is in a covered area. The car design is very easy to move in and out. The door is 24 inches wide; the car is approx 24 wide X 48 inches deep. If interested, I can send pictures. Located east of Fresno, CA about 50 miles. Call Lynn Rank: (559)841- 3482. Email: lynnsspace@netptc.net. Fax: (559)841-3483.


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

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.


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.


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.