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Robert Brent SR-20 Slab Roller $500, does not include shipping.  Located 1 hour north of Denver. (970)669-0333 or semkkm@aol.com.


Selling off my potter friend’s Tennessee estate. Bailey Shuttle 34/B. Shelves, stilts, and new galvanized hood. Geil 12 cubic foot downdraft, shelves, stilts, and hood. Contact rockyflatspotter@aol for info and images.


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 free. 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.


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.



Employment

STARworks Clay Studio (Star, NC) is seeking a Clay Program Director.  Responsibilities include overall creative and artistic direction and management of STARworks’ new and developing Ceramic Artist Residency Programs.  More information at www.STARworksNC.org under Opportunities.


Studio Manager position for “rust-belt” community studio 45 mins. outside Pittsburgh. Strong technical & teaching ability required, plus nice personality. www.straycatarts.com for job description.


Full Time Studio Manager at Portland Pottery Studio and Supply. Portland Pottery Studio in Maine is seeking a full time studio manager to oversee studio operations, educational programming and events.  The ideal candidate will have experience running a community pottery school/studio, should have working knowledge of kiln firing, glaze mixing and proper studio safety. The candidate should also have experience marketing and promoting studio programming, managing enrollment and performing administrative tasks.  Teaching experience with both adults and youth a plus.  Hourly pay rate depending on experience; start date August 2015. Please send cover letter, resume, and images of current work. lisa@portlandpottery.com.


RESIDENT ARTIST – Ceramics, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas.  September 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016. Application deadline July 31, 2015. Please visit: https://arkansasartscenter.org/employment for details and to apply.


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

Tom and Elaine Coleman presents- Feb. 3-6th 2016 at the Gulf Coast Clay Conference, $95. Pensacola State College, Pensacola, Florida. See www.kilnwalk.org or (850)939-2744 for details.


“Porcelain: Color and Light” w/ Curtis Benzle La Meridiana, Tuscany, Italy. April 17-23, 2016. Colored Porcelain and Translucency. Lighting, Sculpture, Jewelry and more. Fun, Food and Fascination. benzleporcelain.com. Class Information: info@.lameridiana.fi.it. Questions: curtisbenzle@gmail.com.


HARDING BLACK EXHIBITION AND LECTURE: Aug. 14 – Oct. 14 @ Baylor University’s Texas Collection, Waco, TX.  Exhibition reception and lecture by Paul McCoy, Sept. 24, 3:30-5:00 pm. Contact John_Wilson@baylor.edu or Paul_McCoy@baylor.edu for more information. 


JOSH DE WEESE WORKSHOP – Oct.31 – Nov.1 2015, Cub Creek Foundation, Appomattox, VA., $200. Meals included. Information at www.cubcreek.org or jessiman@cubcreek.org.


WORKSHOPS at Baltimore Clayworks;  SUE TIRRELL- Folkloric Pottery with a Modern Sensibility,  Sat–Sun Nov 7&8; Please visit www.baltimoreclayworks.org or call (410) 578 1919 x10.

 


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.


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.


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

Wayne Art Center’s Craft Forms 2015 Call for Entries, 21st International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft, December 4, 2015 – January 30, 2016, $8,000 + Awards, On-line Digital Entry Fee $45, Deadline: September 10, 2015, Jurors: Ronald T. Labaco, Marcia Docter, Curator, MAD-NYC, 413 Maplewood Ave, Wayne, PA 19087, 610-688-3553, www.craftformsentry.org.


The 5th CTC exhibition is open to all ceramic artists over the age of 18 who currently reside in the Central Time Zone (including areas of Canada and Mexico within this time zone). All forms of ceramic expression created within the last three years are encouraged. The show will be judged by Verne Funk. Funk, after forty years of teaching, retired from Texas Tech University with Professor Emeritus status. In 2007 he was accepted as a member of the International Academy of Ceramics. He is an active studio artist now living in San Antonio. There will be three cash awards selected by the juror: 1st place – $1,000.00, 2nd place – $500.00, 3rd place – $250.00. For more information and to apply please visit us at: https://art.bradley.edu/bug/5th-central-time-call-for-entries/.


Learn what galleries want! Step by step guidance for design, development, pricing and pre-show logistics. New to Market Grants $700 Apply: AmericanMadeShow.com. jenm@rosengrp.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.


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


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

YOU NEED THESE TOOLS…Tools that work – hole cutters, wire knives, foam trimming bats, profiled foot ribs, corrugated textured boards, wiggle wires, trimming tools and much more.  For tools and BvG Workshop info go to www.vangilderpottery.com.


Clay Connections-25 creative clay lessons and 7 mural projects that make connections to the elementary school curriculum. $18.95 + S&H. www.CraigHinshaw.com.


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

Ready to launch a pottery school, studio, or gallery?  We have a classic 1839 farmhouse in gorgeous Blue Hill, Maine, including a renovated post & beam barn with offices and kitchen, total of 5,000 sq. ft. on 4+ acres. Low 500’s. rkmassie@rcn.com.


Southwest Colorado mountain property.  Fully equipped potter’s retreat near Durango, Colorado. Creekside with over 22 acres of privacy.  Rare, turn-key offering includes furnished yurt, fully equipped pottery studio, high-fire gas kiln, outbuildings, and more. $190,000.  www.durangopotteryretreat.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. 18229RoyalPlum.C21.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYIiHCUTVTw.


Established in 2003, Global Ceramic Antique Style Radiator Humidifier Business.  Written up in New York Times 2007, Old House Interiors.  Includes customer list since 2003, Domain name, master rubber mold set, technical information for making plaster molds, pouring, etc.  Average income $6,000/8,000 per season; Sept to April. Valued at $33,000 asking $17,000. You may contact me at Tullula1@aol.com. Tullulastreasures.com.


Cortes Island, British Columbia – Spectacular hillside 13 acre property with large studio/workshop and excellent home building and garden sites, offers gorgeous open bluffs, expansive valley views, backed by old growth forest. The 1,000 sq. ft. steel construction studio has concrete floors, high ceilings, large windows, water from deep drilled well, 200 amp electrical via underground power. Centrally located on a beautiful, culturally vibrant island off Canada’s West Coast, this is a lovely property to establish your studio and home. $245,000 Cnd. For more info contact: mboylebc@gmail.com.


Sunny South Florida updated waterfront 3 Bed/2 Bath 2186 total sq. ft. home on double lot. World class two chambered atmospheric gas/wood/soda kiln and 650 sq. ft. studio with electric kiln on private beautifully landscaped fenced yard. Create outside all year for $347,000! Call (561)251-3729 or email amar@bellacostaproperties.com.


AMAZING NORTHERN NEW MEXICO STYLE ADOBE HOME WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS!  Located off the scenic Turquoise Trail, this 1,754 sq. ft. off-grid passive and active solar home/studio with a detached 20′ x 24′ kiln shed was built in 2004.  With 3 bedrooms / 2 baths it sits on 60 picturesque acres.  The historic village of Madrid is only 5 miles away for easy access to area restaurants and galleries and Santa Fe is about 40 minutes away. $379,000.  www.chisholmpottery.com.


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 Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. Visit Visit tourfactory.com/1297363.

 



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.


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.


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.



Rentals

Studio space available at Nottingham Center for the Arts located in north San Diego county, California. Information at: www.nottinghamart.org. Then contact Terry Sullivan at: go2tms2@gmail.com.


Rental WANTED: Living/ potting space in North San Diego County, CA from September/October on. Contact Julie: scotpot1@yahoo.com.


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

TRAVEL TO HAVANA, CUBA AND THE 2016 CERAMIC BIENNIAL with Marcos Carvajal Art Galleries and share ideas and experiences with award winning ceramic artists in the cities of Havana, Matanzas and Varadero Beach. We will visit art museums such as the National Ceramic Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts.  We will also visit community ceramic art projects and the University of the Arts. Don’t miss this opportunity to be in Cuba with fellow ceramic artists and art lovers. Contact Dr. Pedro Schuck at pedroschuck98@gmail.com or (978)998-0039. For more information visit our website www.jimbuart.com and go to the Ceramic Art Trip to Cuba page. 


“Porcelain: Color and Light” w/ Curtis Benzle La Meridiana, Tuscany, Italy. April 17-23, 2016. Colored Porcelain and Translucency. Lighting, Sculpture, Jewelry and more. Fun, Food and Fascination. benzleporcelain.com. Class Information: info@.lameridiana.fi.it. Questions: curtisbenzle@gmail.com.


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.